These are my notes for James Brewer, father of a Willis Brewer, b abt the right time:
1/15/00 Children and other descendants of this James from "The Long Brewer Line" by Ben R. Brewer
Please note this caveat: "We have found names repeated in the same counties so many times that confusion seems to always prevail. The reader (researcher) should review all sources to sort out the lines.
Fr Ben Brewer 5/16/97 and from Deed Bk 6, p 176, Brunswick Co., VA. Land Gift, 1757 names James as son of George Brewer, Jr.
1/15/00 Transcription of Deed Bk 6, p 176, Land Gift (From "The Long Brewer Line" by Ben Brewer)
This Indenture written 22 July 1757...George Brewer of the County of Brunswick out of natural love and affection which he beareth unto James Brewer, his son, of the county aforesaid but more especially for and in consideration of 5 shillings current money of VA conveys to the said James Brewer, his heirs and assigns forever, all that certain tract of land and premises situate lying and being in the said county of Brunswick on the south side of the Falling Run containing by estim. 270 acres, be the same more or less, which said tract of land was formerly granted to John Linch and by the said John Linch conveyed to the said George Brewer by Deed, 21 Feb. 1743, which said Deed was admitted to record of the aforesaid Brunswick County, reference thereunto may be had...etc.
Signed, Sealed and Del. George Brewer his mark X
Wit. George Wyche, Thomas Stagg, George Brewer.
At a court held for Brunswick County, 26 July 1757, this Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered recorded.
Test. Arch Wager, Cler. Cur.
Transcription of Deed Bk 2, p 406, Indenture wtitten Feb 21, 1743, (to) George Brewer of the County of Brunswick from John Linch of the County of Northampton, NC, 270 acres in the County of Brunswick on the south side of the Falling Run. consideration 27 pounds. Howell Brewer his mark X, was witness.
Will of James Brewer mentions:
Elizabeth, Willis, Rachel, Mary, Martha, Frances, Winifred and Sally, each bequeathed 20 shillings
William and Lewis Brewer were bequeathed the remainder of his estate
William Brewer and William Carpenter were made executors
Witnesses: Willis Carpenter, Marshall Carpenter, Sempey Carpenter
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