Isle of Wight County

Gilliams of Isle of Wight
Updated July 30, 2012

Background
Isle of Wight County was most likely named for the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. It was first known as Warrosquyoake and was one of the eight shires established in 1634. The present name was given in 1637. Part of Nansemond County was added in 1769. Its area is 319 square miles, and the county seat is Isle of Wight.


Parishes
Lower Parish, abt 1643-1734
Newport Parish, bef 1734
Nottoway Parish, 1734-1749
Upper Parish, abt 1643-1734
Warrosquyoake Parish, 1637-1734



Overview
The earliest Gilliam mentioned in regard to the Isle of Wight is George Gillin. He was one of thirty persons transported by Lt. John Upton. Upton received a patent for 1500 acres in 1638.

Not until nearly another 75 years does a Gilliam appear. Beginning in 1714 numerous patents are issued to Capt. Hinchea Gilliam and John Gilliam particularly along the Nottoway River, Raccoon Swamp, and the Maherrin River. Capt. Hinchea Gilliam and John Gilliam are the sons of John Gilliam ( -1673) and Margery. An extensive description may be found under Surry County. This line of Gilliams will figure prominently in Southside Virginia.
[For convenience the spelling Hinchea will be used.]

Thomas Gilliam, son of Capt. Hinchea Gilliam, also receives land along the Nottoway.

It is likely that another, Thomas Gilliam, who leaves a Will in Chowan, NC, who marries Sarah the widow of William Woolward, who was formerly the wife of Herman Joyner of Isle of Wight, has roots in Isle of Wight for according to the headrights Book of the NC Colonial Records William and Sarah Woolward were transported to the Chowan Precinct of Albemarle Co, NC by John Overton in a party of 12 people including Thomas Gilliam, for which Overton received 600 acres of land. This Thomas is likely a near relative of Thomas Gilliam who arrived with John in 1635. As this Thomas dies in 1702. The Thomas of early Isle of Wight records must be his son, for Thomas, son of Hinchea would have been of age at the time of the signing of some of below deeds. This Thomas “Jr” is associated with Josh Cland/Joseph Claud and Thomas Francis.

A Robert Gilliam likely formerly of Isle of Wight ends up in Southampton where he patents land after a portion of Isle of Wight is cut off and becomes Southampton County.

Thomas Gilliam who married Winny Whitley of Southampton lives in the Isle of Wight during the 1860s before returning to Southampton.

Thomas Quincy Gilliam of New Kent settles in Isle of Wight by 1870. He should not be confused with Thomas above.



Births
The following birth records were taken from FamilySearch.org’s Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Annabella Gillam
birth: 01 Dec 1859 Isle of Wight
parents: Thomas Gillam & Winny Gillam

George J. Gillam
birth: 01 May 1854 Isle of Wight
parents: Levi T. Gillam & Isabela Gillam
[According to the 1860 Census, George was born in Highland County, VA. George was not born in Isle of Wight. This designation appears to be an indexing error.]

Unknown Gilliam
birth: 25 Mar 1876 Isle of Wight
parents: Thos. Q. Gilliam & S. F. Gilliam
[Susan Frances Gilliam likely died due to complications with this birth. The child does not appear in the 1880 census]

Josiah R. Gilliam
birth: 15 Jan 1877 Isle of Wight
parents: Thomas Q. Gilliam & Martha Gilliam
[This should read John Rapp Gilliam]

Oliver F. Gilliam
birth: 04 Nov 1880 Isle of Wight
parents: Jno R. Gilliam & Ella

[Also known as Fenton Oliver Gilliam]

Robt. Gilliam
birth: 10 Nov 1883 Isle of Wight
parents: Jesse Gilliam & C. Gilliam

[African American, in 1880 Jesse’s wife appears to read Clarence. However, the marriage index gives her name as Clarissa Stewart. She apparently died by 1900 when Jesse appears alone with his children.]

None Gilliam
birth: 08 May 1885 Isle of Wight
parents: Rich. C. Gilliam & A. L. Gilliam

[Richard Lee Gilliam who died 5 Jul 1885, at less than two months old]

Annie C. Gilliam
birth: 17 Aug 1888 Isle of Wight
parents: R. C. Gilliam & Annie L. Gilliam

None Gilliam
birth: 08 Dec 1888 Isle of Wight
parents: L. W. Gilliam & Mary E. Gilliam
[Apparently Winfrey Edwin Gilliam]

Otis Levi Gilliam
birth: 06 Feb 1892 Isle of Wight
parents: L. W. Gilliam & Mary E. Gilliam

Ruth Gilliam
birth: 10 Jan 1894 Isle of Wight
parents: Albert Gilliam & Catharine Gilliam
[African American]

No Name Gilliam
birth: 11 Dec 1894 Isle of Wight
parents: Levi W. Gilliam & Mary E. Gilliam

[Appears to be Richard Gregory Gilliam, though 1900 Census states he was born Jan 1895]


Ada Lois Gilliam
birth: 12 Nov 1896 Isle of Wight
parents: Levi W. Gilliam & Mamie E. Gilliam

Eddie Gillom
birth: 12 Dec 1896 Isle of Wight
parents: Henry Gillom & Susanah Gillom
[African American]




Cemeteries
Old Saint Luke's Cemetery

Saint Luke's Memorial Park Cemetery


Census
1860
Thos Gilliam
Age in 1860: 31
Birth Year: abt 1829
Home in 1860: Eastern District, Isle of Wight, Virginia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Smithfield
Thos Gilliam, age 31
Winney Gilliam, age 28
Sarah E Gilliam, age 13
M F Gilliam, age 11
Rocilla Gilliam, age 5
Ro Gilliam, age 4
J R Gilliam, age 2
Annabella Gilliam, age 8/12
Sarah J Gilliam, age 29
[This is the family of Thomas Gilliam and Winny Whitley of Southampton and should not be confused with the family of Thomas Quincy Gilliam of New Kent who settles in Isle of Wight about 1870.]

1870
T Q Gilliam
Age in 1870: 43
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Newport, Isle of Wight, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Zuni Station
T Q Gilliam, age 43
Susan Gilliam, age 30
Edna F Gilliam, age 19
Peter Gilliam, age 17
Jno Robt Gilliam, age 15
Rosa Gilliam, age 13
Richard Gilliam, age 10
West Gilliam, age 8
Levi Gilliam, age 6
Fannie Gilliam, age 2
R L Shackford, age 21
Wm H Shackford, age 19
Loid Shackford, age 14
Jim Robinson, age 25
Geo Johnson, age 25

1880
Thomas Gilliam
Age: 51
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha P. Gilliam
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Thomas Gilliam, age 51
Martha P. Gilliam, age 25
Richard C. Gilliam, age 20
Levi W. Gilliam, age 15
Emma Gilliam, age 6
John R. Gilliam, age 3
Sarah C. Saunders, age 16
Charles Boykin, age 20
Beverly Brown, age 23
Georgiana Eley, age 20

John R. Gilliam
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ella I. Gilliam
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
John R. Gilliam , age 24
Ella I. Gilliam, age 19
Elsie M. Gilliam, age 1
John W. Banks, age 15



Elections
1883
Thomas Q. Gilliam contests the Election of 1883 for House of Delegates from Isle of Wight


Deeds
10 Jun 1719
John Gillam of Surry County to John Person, Jr. of Meherin in Isle of Wight County . . . 132 acres on the north side of Meherin River (being a patent granted to Francis West, decd, on 17 Jan 1717.
John [his X mark] Gillam
Sarah [her X mark] Gillam
Wit: Richard Blunt, and Hinch [his X mark] Gillam
Rec: 26 Oct 1719
Wit: Josh Cland, Thos. Gilliam, Thos Francis,
Isle of Wight County, VA, Book ___, page ___.

27 May 1730
William KInchin of the upper parish to Robert LIttle of the lower parish, 140 acres on the north side of Maharrin River adjoining John Gilliam (being a patent granted William Kinchin on 31 Oct 1726).
Sig: William Kinchin
Rec: 28 May 1733
Isle of Wight County, VA, Book 4, page 228.

20 Jan 1747
Thomas Francis and Ann his wife to Thomas Gilliam, Jr. 175 acres on the north side of Cock’s Swamp and south side of Nottoway River.
Wit: Joseph Claud, Francis Exum
Sig: Thomas [his X mark] Francis
Rec: 14 Jan 1747
Isle of Wight County, VA, Deed Book 8, page 50
Edward Pleasant Valentine Papers, Volume 1, page 440


12 Jan 1747
Francis Exum of Isle of Wight County, deed to David Edmunds of Surry County £32, current money, 190 acres in Isle of Wight County.
Sig: Francis Exum
Wit: Josh Cland, Thos. Gilliam, Thos Francis,
Red: 10 Mar 1747
Isle of Wight County, VA, Book 8, page 70
Edward Pleasant Valentine Papers, Volume 1, page 441

9 Mar 1748
Joseph Renn to Thomas Day, 500 acres on the north side of Coxes Swamp adjoining Thomas Barrow, and Thomas Gilliam (being a patent to Thomas Wrenn date 1 Jun 1741 and made over to Joseph Renn.
Sig: Joseph Renn
Wit: Howell Edmonds, Thomas Chappell, and Robert Ricks
Rec: 9 Mar 1748
Isle of Wight County, VA Deed Book 8, page 213.


Marriages
The following marriage records were extracted from FamilySearch.org’s Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Birvin Gillam
Birth:
marriage: 17 Sep 1855 Isle Of Wight
parents:
spouse: Eliza Clemmons

[African American. In 1850 enumerated as Burbin Gilliam, age 17]

Roseanna Gilliam
birth: 1858 New Kent
marriage: 16 Apr 1873 Isle Of Wight
parents: Thos. Q. & Susan
spouse: Giles T. Shepherd

Agnes Gillum
birth: 1853 Surry
marriage: 01 Mar 1874 Isle Of Wight
parents: Ackriel & Annie
spouse: Saml. Bird

[African American, Samuel and Agnes, age 25, are living in 1880 in Isle of Wight]

John R Gilliam
birth: 1856 New Kent
marriage: 16 Jan 1878 Isle Of Wight
parents: Thomas Q. & Francis A
spouse: Ella J Powell

Richd. C. Gilliam
birth: 1860 New Kent
marriage: 04 Oct 1883 Isle Of Wight
parents: Thomas Q. & Susan F.
spouse: Anna L. Powell

Richd. C. Gilliam
birth: 1860 New Kent
marriage: 04 Dec 1883 Isle Of Wight
parents: Thos. Q. & Susan F.
spouse: Anna L. Powell

[The indexing for the marriage of Richard C. Gilliam and Anna L. Powell differs. One records lists the marriage date as 4 Oct and the other 4 Dec 1883]

Levi W. Gilliam
birth: 1865 Warwick
marriage: 14 Nov 1886 Isle Of Wight
parents: Th. Q. & Ms. Eth.
spouse: Mary E. Bassett

[Mother should read Susan Frances, indexing error]


Henry Gilliam
birth: 1852 Yorkville, S.C.
marriage: 19 Apr 1888 Isle Of Wight
parents: Henry & Rose
spouse: Susana Hill

[African American, Henry, age 55, and Susan are living in Isle of Wight in 1900. The 1900 census states Henry and his parents were born in Virginia]

Frances Gilliam
birth: 1867 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 28 Mar 1889 Isle Of Wight
parents: Ransom & Sallie
spouse: David Gee

[African American. In 1900, widowed, Frances, age 40, is living in Isle of Wight with her children.]


Lillie Gilliam
birth: 1871 Southampton
marriage: 11 Sep 1889 Isle Of Wight
parents: Richd. & Frany
spouse: Edward Lawrence

[African American, In 1880, Lillie, age 7, is living with her parents Richard and Fannie]


Albert Gilliam
birth: 1870 Southampton
marriage: 23 Feb 1893 Isle Of Wight
parents: Meritt & Victoria
spouse: Catherine Roman
[African American, Albert, age 29, is living in 1900 in Isle of Wight with Catherine. In 1880 Albert is living in Southampton with his mother and siblings. His father, Merritt, and brother, George, are living in the adjacent household. In 1900, father, Merritt, is living in Southampton with wife Julia.]

Rapp Gilliam
birth: 1878 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 13 Jan 1898 Isle Of Wight
parents: T. Q. Gilliam & M. P.
spouse: Addie Fulgham

Ada V. Gilliam
birth: 1873 Nansemond
marriage: 28 Dec 1899 Isle Of Wight
parents: T. Q., & Susan
spouse: J. S. Davis

Rapp Gilliam
birth: 1877 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 30 Jun 1902 Isle Of Wight
parents: T. Q. Gilliam & M. P. Gilliam
spouse: Daisy Parker

Madia Gilliam
birth: 1891 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 28 Nov 1912 Isle Of Wight
parents: Henry Gilliam & Susie Gilliam
spouse: Willie Whitfield
[African American, most likely Mollie, age 7, daughter of Henry and Susan in the 1900 Census]

Ada Lois Gilliam
birth: 1894 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 05 Dec 1919 Isle Of Wight
parents: L.W. Gilliam & Mamie Gilliam
spouse: David Weldon Ewing

Mamie Elizabeth Gilliam
birth: 1912 Isle Of Wight
marriage: 10 Oct 1931 Isle Of Wight
parents: Levy Gilliam & Mary Bassett
spouse: James Edwin Turner

Eugene Britten Gilliam
birth: 1903 Sussex
marriage: 04 Feb 1935 Isle Of Wight
parents: George W. Gilliam & Betty Harris
spouse: Constance Adams Bagnall



Patents, Headrights and Bounds
10 Nov 1638
Leift. John Upton, 1500 acs.
100 adj. Ambrose Bennetts land, 500 acs. Of which lies on the other side of the branch opposite against the aforesaid land, running e. into the woods, beg. At an Indian path which goeth over the head of that branch &c. Due for trans of 30 persons: . . . George GILLIN
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume I, 99

16 Jun 1714
Capt. Henry Harrison and Philip Ludwell, 6365 acs.,
(N.L.) in Surry & Isle of Wight counties on s. side of Nottoway Riv; beg. At mouth of the 3rd br. On s. side of Hunting Quarter Sw. dividing this & land of Mr. Benja. Harrison, by the Raccoon Sw; to Cor. of Hinshea GUILLAM, 40 shill and imp or 120 pers.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 150

23 Dec 1714
Hinshea GUILLUM, 620 acs.
(N.L.) Is. Of Wight Co., s. side of Nottoway Riv; beg. On N. side of Raccoon Sw; adj. His own & land of Capt Henry Harrison, 3 Lbs, 5 shill.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 170

17 Dec 1717
John GILLIAM, 390 acs
part of a tract where the Saponie Indians dwelt before their new settlement, exchanged for a . . . .
Patent Book 10, p 381, see 10 Jul. 1745, John GILLIAM

12 Jul 1718
John GUILLAM 390 acs.
(N.L.) on N. side of Maherin Riv; for services performed towards making the new settlement for the Saponie Indians at Christanna, pursuant to a treaty with that Nation, &c; (being part of land whereon the Saponie Indians lately dwelt & which they surrendered in exchange for land assigned them at Christanna) adj. Francis West.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 204

31 Oct 1726
William Kinchen, 140 acs.
(N.L.). on N. side of Maherin River, adj. John GUILLUM’S land, 15 shill.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 320

11 Apr 1732
Thomas GILLIAM, 40 acs.
On N. side of Nottoway River adj. Francis Clements dec’d, 10 Sep. 1755, 5 Shill. Whereas by Pat 11-12 April 1732 gtd. Hinchia GILLIAM 40 acs. Isle of Wight Co. now Southampton Co and whereas Thomas GILLIAM, Charles GILLIAM, & Walter GILLIAM in whom the right of sd. land is since become vested have failed to pay quit rents & to make cultivation & improvements & Robert Jones hath made humble suit & obtained a grant for the same which he hath assigned unto Thomas GILLIAM
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume VI, 108

11 Apr 1732
Hinshia GILLUM of Surry 40 acs.
(N.L.) on N. side of Nottoway Riv. adj. land of Francis Clements, dec’d; 5 shill.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 415

12 Mar 1739
Robert Little 330 acs.
N side of Maherin Riv’ adj. Edward Jones, sd, Robert Little, John GUILLUM & John Inman, 12 Mar. 1739, £1.S15
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume IV, 215

10 Jul 1745
Thomas Person, 855 acs.
Isle of Wight on the NE side of Maherin River up & crossing the Gun br. in a Pond, up Persons Sw. down the Gum Sw. adj. his own old lines & Allen Howard, 10 Jul. 1745 £2.S15. 76 acs, part formerly gtd. John Person dec’d father of the sd. John Person by pat 17 Dec. 1717, 132 acs. other part formerly gtd. Francis West by Pat 17 Oct. 1717 and 100 acs. other part being part of a pat. For 390 acs. formerly gtd. John GILLIAM 17 Dec. 1717 the right and title of which sd. 3 parcels is become vested in sd. John Person, and 547 acs. The Residue never before gtd.
[All 3 sd. parcels in PB 10 were part of a tract where the Saponie Indians dwelt before their new settlement, exchanged for a . . . .]
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume V, 87

15 Dec 1749
Robert GILLIUM, 150 acs
on northside of Maherrin River by the county Line [S60W] adj. John Pope, 15 shill
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume VI, 5

3 Nov 1750
Joseph Warren, 75 acs.
On the N. side of Cock’s Swamp, adj. His other land, Thomas Barrow & Thomas GILLUM,
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume VI, 21

10 Sep 1755
Southampton, formerly Isle of Wight
Thomas GILLIAM, 40 acs.
On N. side of Nottoway River adj. Francis Clements dec’d, 10 Sep. 1755, 5 Shill. Whereas by Pat 11-12 April 1732 gtd. Hinchia GILLIAM 40 acs. Isle of Wight Co. now Southampton Co and whereas Thomas GILLIAM, Charles GILLIAM, & Walter GILLIAM in whom the right of sd. land is since become vested have failed to pay quit rents & to make cultivation & improvements & Robert Jones hath made humble suit & obtained a grant for the same which he hath assigned unto Thomas GILLIAM
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume VI, 108


Periodicals
7 January 1871

Assignee Sales

By Cook & Laughton, Auctioneers

Assignee’s Sale of
Several Tracts of Land in New Kent County
At Auction

In compliance with a decree of the United States court of the district of Virginia of August 31st 1869, in the matter of Thomas Q. Gilliam, bankrupt, I will sell at auction, on

Thursday, the 12th day of January 1871,
At 12 o’clock PM in front of the United States Courthouse in the city of Richmond, the following property in New Kent County:

A farm containing 400 acres with improvements
Also
A small farm of 100 acres near New Kent Court House
Also
A small farm with improvements on which Jeremy Chandler resides
Also
One-fifth interest in a farm on which John S. Gilliam resides.
All necessary particulars of these various acts will be obtained before day of sale.
Terms—one third cash; the balance on a credit of six and twelve months, the purchaser to give notes, interest added, for the deferred payments, the title to be retained by the assignee until said notes are paid.
Lewis E. Higby, Assignee.
The Daily State Journal., January 07, 1871, Image 2
[Thomas after the above auction settles in Isle of Wight]


Wills, Estates and Inventories
16 Jan 1651
Will of Capt. John Vpton [Upton]

I, Capt. John Vpton, of the Isle of Wight county, in Virginia." To eldest son John Vpton, all that tract of land being part of it in the tenure of John King, James Bagnall, Nicholas Morris, etc., containing in the whole eight hundred and fifty acres, and if the said John Vpton dies before he comes to the age of one and twenty, then I give and bequeath the said land until William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Vnderood, to be divided as followeth, &c., To said son a mare fole and one cow with calf, being upon the probate of my will sett apart for him with their increase to be equally shared amongst my daughters-in-law Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Vnderwood. "To William Vnderwood, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Vnderwood 1500 acres near Ambrose Bennett's and allways reserved out of this land Three Hundred acres with Mr. Robert Bracewell hath. To William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret Vnderwood all my land at Rappahannock, &c. All the rest of my Estate, Goods, Chattels, servants, &c., to whatsoever here in Virginia after my Debts, Legacies and funerall rights paid and discharged I give &c. to my Loving and Welbeloved Wife Margaret Vpton, whom I constitute &c. sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament." Loving friends, George ffawdon, William Vnderwood and James Taylor, clerk, my overseers to see my will performed. To each of my overseers a ring 20 shilling sterling apiece. Likewise ordains Ann Williamson, the wife of James Williamson equalsharer in my land at Rappahannock with these above named. (1) To Elizabeth Vnderwood one pillion and one pillion cloth at day of marriage.
Proved by the oaths of William Vnderwood and Edward Skinner.
Wit: John GALLINS [his X mark], James Taylor
Rec: 16 Dec 1652
[It is believed that Gallins, may be Gillins. Note connection of Bracewell and Uptons to George Gwillins.]
Isle of Wight County VA Records; William and Mary College Quartertly, Vol. 7, No. 4, page 220.

Will of Rev. Robert Braswell
In the Name of God Amen, I Robert Bracewell beinge very weake & sicke of Body but of perfectt memorie, doe make this my last Will & Testament, Revockeinge all former Wills whatsoever, Imprimis I bequeath my Soule into the hands of my Redeemer, who gave it mee, And my body unto the ground from whence it came to be decently buried, And for those Temporall goods God hath given mee I dispose of them in manner as followeth, I give unto my daughter Jane Stocks her Children, three cowes, To Rebecca West my daughter one Cowe & Calfe And one Cowe & Calfe to the next child she shall have, And the rest of all my Estate unto my two sonns Robert and Richard whome I make my full & sole executors of this my Will, and the mill I desire shalbe finisht, with what speed may bee And to be lett out, only reservinge corne for themselves, and the p.duce of the Mill to be equally divided betweene them both, And reserved to build a new mill hereafter And when built to be left wholly to my sonne Richard Likewise I give Seaven hundred Acres of land, where I now live and sixe hundred Acres att the Western Branch of Nancemond County To be equally divided betweene my two sonnes Robert and Richard Likewise it is my desire that noe part or parcell of the estate shalbe disposed of, nor none of the land, untill they both are of full Age, nor no wayes divided But if it shall please God that either of them shall depart this life before he comes of Age, That then the Survivor shall enjoye the whole Likewise I give unto my Servant Elizabeth Hall when she shalbe free one heiffer of two yeares of Age And likewise it is my desire That my Loveinge friends Mr: Richard Izard And George GWILLIM to be Guardians unto my Children in the time of theire Minoritie, And to see this my Will performed Likewise I give unto the said Richard Izard & George GWILLIM, ffortie shillings to each of them, to buy them each one ringe, Likewise I Give unto my Daughter Ann Bagnall one Cowe & Calfe And one Cowe & calfe to her first Child, if it please God she have any, And likewise it is my desire that my two sonnes, Robert & Richard shall be putt to schoole untill they cann both write &­ read And this beinge my Will I testifie it with my hand this,
In Wittness of Rob: Bracell
George GWILLIM
Richard [his X mark] Izard
This will was proved in open Cort held for the Isle of Wight County this first Day of May 1668
And then Recorded
Teste John Jenings Cir: Recordes:
Isle of Wight County, VA, Will and Deed Book I, Volume A, page 5

Robert Braswell [or Bracell] his heirs-Daughter Jane Stockes, sons Robert & Richard: Guardian of children Richard Izard & Geo. Gwillen. Gave to Richard Izard a gold ring. Died possessed of 700 acres of land, a mill and many negroes.
The Valentine Papers, Isle of Wight County Records, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908
[Valentine Papers overlooked daughter Rebecca West]

15 Feb 1667
Will of Robert Bracewell,
Daus. Jane Stokes, Rebecca West;
sons Richard, Robert.
Legacy to servant Elizabeth Hall;
Mr. Richard Izard and George Gwillin to be guardians, &c., 40 shillings to each for a ring; dau. Anne Bagnall.
Sons Robert and Richard "shall be putt to schools until they cann both write and read."
Rec: 1 May 1667
Teste, John Jennings, Cl. Cur. 
William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, "Isle of Wight County Records," Vol., 7, No. 4 Apr., 1899. pp. 205-315. 

12 Oct 1715
Will of Francis West
Cozen Francis West, son of John W., and ye rest of John's children: Judith Perry and Tho. Perry;
Coz. John Gillian, son of Capt. Hinchea Gilliam.
In presence of George Washington, John Washington, Hinchea Gilliam
The Great Book, Book II, p. 1.
[Elizabeth Gilliam was the mother of Francis West]

10 Jan 1718
Inventory of Francis West
signed by John Gilliam and dated Jan. 10, 1718.



Sources
  • Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: A Calendar of Virginia Land Grants, 1623-1800. Vol. 1:1-7. Richmond, VA: Dietz Printing Co.
  • The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908
  • William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, "Isle of Wight County Records," Vol., 7, No. 4 Apr. 1899. pp. 205-315.