Posted By:A. Batts
Subject:William Batt’s land in Lower Chippokes, Surry Co. circa 1650’s (928 acres)
Post Date:January 11, 2009 at 18:42:00
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Forum:Surry County, VA Genealogy Forum
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William Batt patented or purchased two parcels of land that I cannot account for. The parcels appear to have been adjacent to one another. Would like to know who held title to these properties in the later 1650’s or 1660's?

A portion of the 800 acres purchased from the Powell’s was leased to the Webb family. There are only a few references to William Batt after 1660. Not sure what happened to him and don't know if he had any descendants.

April 11, 1649: Land Grant. James City Co., VA (Surry Co., VA beginning 1652). …give and grant unto Mr. William Batt one hundred twenty-eight acres [128 acres] of Land lying upon the Lower Chipokes Creek called by the Natives the Indian pacolacko? in being in the County of James City bounded from the head of the Pond Swamp East half? a point Northerly along the Land of George Powell on hundred Sixty five poles Chaines to the Creek and ??? along the Creek to the mouth of the Pond Swamp and along the said swamp to a marked oak standing in the said swamp being the place where? whow? it first began the said Land being due to the said William Batt by and for the Transportation of three persons into the Colony….??? twenty two acres…dated ye 11th of April 1649. Headrights are as follows: Em? Lowrey, Elinor Lowrey, John Rofoir?

Surry Co., VA. Circa 1656. To all Xtain [Christian] People to whom this Present Writtings shall come: Wee Wm Powell of Southwarke in the Countye of Surry England, Baker, administrator of the goodes & chattels, debts, rights & credits of Capt. Wm. Powell late of Chippoakes in the Collonye of Virginia his naturall Brother deceased, & heirs to George Powell, late whilest he lives at Chippokes aforesd since alsoe deceased also Wm. Parke of Leadenhall Street in London, cheesemonger, & Ann my wife send greetings: Know ye that whereas me the said Wm. Powell…and Ann my wife have by writings under ye hands & seales bearing date the day of the date hereof Bargained and sold unto Wm. Batt of Chippoakes in Virginia afforesd Gente., and his heirs eight hundred acres [800 acres] of Land be it more or less Lyinge in the county of Surry in Virginia and all other plantations…wood houses…Now wee the sd Wm. Powell, Wm Parke and Ann my wife doe hereby constitute ordaine and appoint Mr. Ralph Dunstan and Mr. Samuel Hubye and either of them atty…to acknowledge this Indenture…sett our hands & seale this first day of Julye in the year of our lord according to the English account…Wm. Powell, Wm. Parke, Ann Parke, Written on parchment & Witnessed on the back of the same by these following: Fra. Gillowe, Arthur Bailey, John White, Robert Fox, Fra. Mayo. Attested by Ralph Dunstan & Sam Hubye. Rec. ultimo Xber 1656.

Surry Co., VA. 1 July 1656. Indenture between William Powell, Southwarke Par., baker, admr. of Capt. William Powell, late of Chippoakes, his natural brother, deceased, and heir unto Geo. Powell, the natural sonne of the said Capt. William Powell, since also deceased, and Wm. Parke of Leaden Hall St., London, and Ann his wife, Ann, grandchild of the sd William Powell, party to these presents of the one part, and Wm. Batt of Chippoakes Creek, Collonye of Va., of the other part. Wm. Powell…Wm Parke and Ann his wife for certain consideration sell all their rights to 800 acres of land, late of the sd. Wm Powell and Geo. Powell, his son, in Surry Co.; 600 acres in Lower Chippoakes on James River…and 200 acres on Little Creek, called Crouches Creek, etc., etc…. Wm. Powell, Wm. Parke, Ann Parke, Ar. Bailey, John White, Robert Fox, Fra. Mayo.

William Batt also purchased 275 acres from Henry Bannister in 1653. This land was sold as two separate parcels in the later 1650’s to Ralph Jones and William Burchell.