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Mosias Jones of Prince George Co, VA
Posted by: Frances Cullom Harper (ID *****6699) Date: August 16, 2012 at 11:59:25
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Has anyone looked into this Mosias Jones?

Jones, Mosias. grantee.
Land grant 25 July 1746.
Location: Prince George County.
Description: ... for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings ... 200 acres on the north side of Stoney Creek. Beginning at a corner hiccory at the bend of the said creek above Cedar Island north 84 poles to a corner rock stone thence east 244 poles to Camberlayns Bed thence down Chamberlayns Bed as it meanders to the mouth thereof thence on Stoney Creek as it meanders to the beginning.... To have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof ...
Source: Land Office Patents No. 24, 1745-1746, p. 304 (Reel 22).

The grant is not labeled "new land" or "old land", but it would appear to be old land and the 20 shillings was probably some kind of "recording fee". There was no mention of headrights.

Notice how similar the description is to the will below.

Will of Robert Jones Jr of Bartte [Bertie] Precinct April 6, 1727 Recorded 8 Aug 1727
- To father Robert Jones Sr 100 acres in Pr. Geo Co., Va on Stony Creek at Chamberlains Bedd, during his life;
- To eldest son Thomas all tract in Pr Geo Co, Va. reserving 100 acres to father during his life.
- Father Robert Jones Sr is appointed sole executor, and is to sell land in North Carolina and distribute proceeds and rest of estate equally between wife and children.
Robert Jones Jr.
Wit: William (WD) Dennis; Abraham Burton, Henry Jones Jr.
Prince George Co Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728 by Benjamin B Weisiger, III, p 138

This Robert Jones Jr had more than one child but named only Thomas, his eldest. We can't tell if Thomas was of age or not. He must have owned more than 100 acres in Prince George Co since he reserved 100 acres out of the tract for his father's use.

Robert Jones Jr of this will was the son of Robert Jones Sr, son of William Jones Sr d by 1714 Surry Co. William Sr's will named wife Elizabeth and sons Robert, William, John, and Henry. William left his land to son Robert. At the time of his death, William Sr owned land at Jones Hole Swamp on both sides of the Nottoway River, but previously he had lived on land on the south side of the Appomattox River. His son William Jones Jr is probably the one who married a daughter of Henry Ledbetter. There are records for a Ledbetter Jones in Prince George Co.

William Jones Sr's sons Henry and William Jr were granted land in Chowan Co NC in 1711/12. More land was granted on the same date to a Phillip Jones who sold the land as Phillip Jones of Surry Co and later was granted land in Prince George Co. On the same date, John Hawthorne, a near neighbor from Surry Co, was also granted land in the same part of Chowan Co (Oconeechee Neck, now Northampton Co). When John Hawthorne died, Robert Jones Sr bought his land in Chowan/Bertie and gifted "some" of it to sons Robert Jr and Matthew who both died by 1727.

1727, B, 366, 18 Robert Jones and son, William, to Barnabe Mackinne 470 acres (land patent granted to John Hawthorne of Surry, Va., dated 26 Feb. 1711/12) on north side of the Morattuck River beginning at mouth of Cypress Swamp on River Pecosin running along river SW to mouth of 2nd Cypress Swamp then by various courses along swamp to a red oak then SE to a gum standing in 1st cypress swamp to the 1st station. John Hawthorne willed that money from sale of land is for use of his children; which land was bought by Robert Jones, deed dated 7 Sept. 1724. Robert Jones gave some of the land by gift to his children Robert and Matthew, deceased. Land back to Robert Jones and William Jones, eldest son who then sell to Barnabe Mackinne.

Phillip Jones who was granted land in Chowan with Henry Jones and William Jones was still "of Surry Co" when he was granted land in Prince George Co. I suspect he was another son of Robert Jones Sr, but I don't have records to prove it.

Jones, Philip of Surry Co. grantee.
Land grant 24 March 1725.
Location: Prince George County.
Description: 126 acres on the north side of Nottoway River between Beaver Pond Creek & Turkey Egg Creek. Beginning at Matthew Sturdivants corner live oak on the brink of the river thence along his line north 180 pole to a corner white oak in the said Sturdivants lower line thence east 10 degrees south 135 pole to a corner white oak thence south 12 degrees west 210 poles to a corner live oak upon the brunk of the river thence up the river as it meanders to the beginning.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 461 (Reel 11).

Phillip apparently moved to Prince George Co.

Jones, Philip (no residence given). grantee.
Land grant 9 July 1737.
Location: Prince George County.
Description: 179 acres on the upper side of Turkey Egg Creek adjoining Wm.Tucker, George Booth, Robert Wynne and Joseph Tucker's lines.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 17, 1735-1738, p. 364 (Reel 15).

Phillip Jones' land on Turkey Egg Creek was mentioned in a 1746 grant to Thomas Jones.

Jones, Thomas. grantee.
Land grant 12 January 1746.
Location: Prince George County.
Description: 170 acres on the upper side of Turkey Egg Creek. Beginning at Peter Thomas's corner in George Booth's line thence along Booths line south 127 poles to Philip Jones's corner white oak thence along his lines west 14 degrees north 127 poles to his corner white oak thence west 39 degrees south 60 poles to Wynns line thence along his line north 12 degrees west 218 poles to Robert Tucker's? corner thence along his line east 33 degrees south 84 poles to Peter Thomas's line thence along his line south 34 poles to his corner thence east 180 poles to the beginning.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 352 (Reel 23).

Less than a year before Philip Jones' 1725 grant on Turkey Egg Creek, William Jones Jr "of Surry Co" had been granted land on Turkey Egg Creek.

Jones, William, Jr. of Surry Co grantee.
Land grant 9 July 1724.
Location: Prince George County.
Description: 389 acres on the north side of Nottoway River on both sides of Turkey Egg Creek. Beginning at a live oak on the brink of the river just above the mouth of Turkey Egg Creek thence north 13 degrees east 274 poles to Slowman Wynne's line thence along his line north 40 degrees west 20 poles to the corner thence north 43 degrees west 42 poles to a corner between several trees choped inwards thence west joining Nathl Maloons line 208 poles to his corner thence west 20 degrees south 70 poles to William Parrum's line thence along the same south 12 degrees west 103 poles to his corner live oak upon the river thence down the river as it meanders to the beginning.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 69 (Reel 11).

William Jones Jr of this grant was definitely the son of Robert Jones Sr. He was referred to as Jr so he wouldn't be confused with his uncle William Jones, son of William Jones Sr d by 1714.

Since these Jones all acquired land on Turkey Egg Creek, I suspect Thomas Jones of the 1746 grant was probably the son named in the will of Robert Jones Jr. He would have been the nephew of William Jones Jr of the 1724 grant on Turkey Egg Creek - and probably the nephew of Phillip Jones.

**IF** Mosias Jones was having land repatented in his name that had previously belonged to Robert Jones Jr and was left to Robert Jr's eldest son Thomas Jones in 1727, does anyone have the records to prove how Mosias Jones of the 1746 grant related to this family?





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