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Re: Location in Brunswick co Va
Posted by: ross smith (ID *****1423) Date: April 12, 2012 at 16:06:42
In Reply to: Re: Location in Brunswick co Va by REX PHILLIPS of 793

Hello,
Thanks so much for the information. Would you know if tyhe hand written patents would have where the person receiving the land was from? William Wray and John Wray and Francis Wray received land grants in Brunswick co Va in the late 1720's in the Jeneto Creek area north of Ft Christianna. I think that area is north of Ft Christianna if I remeber right. William and John were brothers but I don't think Francis was their brother but I think he was related somehow. Their land joined each other's land. William's land was on Stony or Stoney Hill Run which must be off the Meherrin River or off Jeneto Creek. I am trying to find where William Wray was from before he received a land grant in Brunswick co Va. I think there is a chance he was from Surry co va. Would the hand written patents say where they were from? The Ft Christianna area was the western edge of the frontier in the late 1720's. It would seem that a man could have received a land grant much farther east closer to established area instead of really out in the middle of no where surrounded by indians and very few neighbors etc. Would you have any idea why they would want a land grant that far west at that time? Did they get to choose the area they wanted to live or did the representatives of England tell them where their land grant was located possibly by some kind of drawing or did the settlers choose where the land was located. I assume it was the latter since William Wray,John Wray and Francis Wray all received land grants that joined each other's land. Thanks, Ross rsmith6670@msn.com


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