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Did Brunswick Co annex a small part of Surry ?
Posted by: Graham Louer (ID *****0572) Date: September 17, 2012 at 12:24:12
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Does anyone know, or can suggest a source, whether a part, probably a small part, of Surry Co was annexed to Brunswick Co in or before 1743 ?

I realize, of course, that part of Surry Co ---the part now in Greensville Co--- was used to form Brunswick, finally, in 1732, but I am asking if / when there was a later, smaller bit of Surry land transferred to Brunswick.

Any details at all would be appreciated.

I contend that the two deed abstracts below prove that such a transfer of land had been made before the deed date.

1743 Jan 5 --BRUNSWICK CO VA
Thomas Lanier, James Cook and Edward Adams witnessed a deed: Samuel Huckiby of Brunswick Co to Newman Harper of Charles City Co, 75a in Brunswick Co (formerly Surry Co) which sd Huckiby purchased from Jehu Peoples who purchased it from John Walker who received it as part of a 375 acre patent dated 31 Oct 1726.

1743 May 5 --BRUNSWICK CO VA
John Taylor Duke of Brunswick Co and wife Jane to James Cooke of same, for L5, 50a joining the “old county line”

This second abstract does not absolutely prove that part of Surry had been transferred to Brunswick, but in light of the first deed I think this is further evidence.

Graham Louer <<<>>>
Plano TX
Married 60 years Nov ‘11

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