Along the Branches of the Kettle Stick, Brunswick County
Updated March 18, 2016
George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting.
Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for an in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our receiver general of our revenues in this our colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given, granted and confirmed and by these presents for us, our heirs ad successors do give grant and confirm unto William GILLIAM one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and four acres lying and being in the county of Brunswick on the branches of Kettle Stick and bounded as followeth, to wit,
Beginning at Theodorick Bland’s corner on Wallis’s line
thence along Blands’s North seventy five degrees west one hundred and fifty poles to a red oak
thence at [sic] South sixty-four degrees west one hundred poles to a small red oak
thence south four degrees east one hundred and eighty poles to a pine
thence south eighty one degrees east one hundred and seventy six pole to a pine on a Branch
thence down the said Branch as it meanders to a white oak on the same in Micajah Perry’s line
thence along his line north twenty four degrees east one hundred and nineteen poles to his corner hickory
thence along the said line south seventy three degrees east seventy four poles to his corner gun on Wallis’s line
thence along his line north thirty five degrees west one hundred and sixty four poles to his corner red oak
thence north eighteen degrees west twenty two poles to the beginning
With all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, low grounds, meadows, feldings [sic] And his due share of all veins, mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within her bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three hundred and four acres of land and the rivers, waters, and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all otherTh. before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William GILLIAM and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said William GILLIAM his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor [sic] of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common foreage [sic] and not in capite or by Knights Service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionally for a less or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William GILLIAM his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and hereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us or heirs and successor to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or person as we our heirs and successors shall think fit
In Witness whereof we have caused these our letters, patent to be made
Witness our trusty and well-beloved Thomas Lee, Esq. President of our council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our Said colony the fifteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and forty nine in the xxiv year of our reign.
Thomas Lee, P.
- 15 December 1749. William GILLIAM. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Brunswick County. 304 acres on the branches of Kettle Stick. Land Office Patents No. 27, 1748-1749, p. 505 (Reel 25).