1815 Landowners | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs of the 1815 Landowner's Directory
Updated March 31, 2016

Background:
In 1782 the General Assembly of Virginia enacted new tax laws which created within each county an enumeration of land and certain personal property. These early land tax laws required a tax commissioner in each district of a county to record a list of the names of persons owning land or town lots, the quantity of land owned and its value, and the amount of tax owed. By 1813, a brief geographic description (usually citing an adjacent stream, road, or other landmark) was required; in 1814, the distance and direction from the courthouse for each parcel was also added to the tax rolls.

Roger G. Ward's work is an alphabetical listing of all 1815 landowners found in each county, as well as the accompanying description of the location of the said property. Ward not included the number of acres, taxes assessed, or any transactions between landowners which may have been noted on the tax rolls; also, in many cases the geographic location was provided as "adjacent to John Smith", etc. and, while useful many times to a genealogist, was considered to be beyond the objectives of this project. The reader is encouraged to consider the information here-in as an "outline" of early landowners in Virginia rather than a "text" due to the year-to-year variation in information provided to the clerk (or recorded by the clerk), omissions, lack of "identifiers" to determine if "same name" was also "same person" within a district or across districts, marginal quality/clarity (in a few cases) of the microfilm copy, and, not least, errors on the part of either the original clerks or the current author while transcribing. Some of the approaches to utilizing the 1815 landowner information include:
1. observe distinct clusters of the same surname within a county in order to clarify the common surnames such as "Smith", etc;
2. identify non-resident landowners and their county (or state) of residence (these people often being former residents of the current county);
3. determine neighbors with different surnames (often being relatives);
4. use the 1815 information as a "bridge" from the 18th and 19th century deed/will books to the 17th and 18th century land grants/patents in the county;
5. evaluate the 1810 to 1840 census information which generally grouped neighbors;
6. substitute this information for missing deed/will books in the "burned" counties; and, clarify/enhance vague deed/will information in the counties with more complete records.


Overview:

Last Name
First Name
County
Location
Miles from Courthouse
Gillam
Frederick
Albemarle

7E
Gillum
James
Albemarle

14W
Gillum
John B.
Albemarle


Gillum
Rebekah, Mrs., Dower
Albemarle

7SE
Gillum
John
Albemarle
Carters Mountain
4SE
Gillum
Elisha D
Albemarle
Carters Mountain
4SE
Gilliam
John, Jr.
Albemarle
Mechams River
12SW
Gillum
John, brother of Cornelius
Albemarle
Mechams River
12SW
Gillum
Pleasant
Albemarle
Mechams River
12SW
Gillum
Cornelius
Albemarle
Whitesides Creek
18SW
Gilham
William, Estate
Amelia

17SE
Gilliam
Archibald, Jr.
Amherst

20N
Gilliam
Archibald
Amherst

10NW
Gilliam
Jarratt
Amherst

14SW
Gilliam
John
Amherst
Maple Creek
18W
Gilliam
Samuel
Brunswick
Waqua Creek
16W, 9N
Gilliam
James
Buckingham

12S
Gilliam
John, son of John
Buckingham


Gilliam
John, son of David
Buckingham


Gilliam
William of Prince Edward
Buckingham
Appomattox River
14S
Gilliam
Isham
Buckingham
Buckingham Road, Planterstown
13S, 16S
Gilliam
John
Buckingham
Ducker Creek
15S
Gilliam
Nancy, Estate
Buckingham
Ripley Creek
6N
Gilliam
Richard, son of Epaphroditus
Buckingham
Willis river
8S
Gilliam
Richard Curd
Buckingham
Willis River
15S
Gilliam
Susannah
Buckingham
Willis River
15S
Gilliam
James
Campbell
Lynchburg

Gilliam
Charles, Estate
Campbell
Opossum Creek
8N
Gilliam
Charles, Jr.
Campbell
Opossum Creek
8N
Gilliam
Eliza
Campbell
Opossum Creek
8N
Gilliam
Allen
Charlotte
Horsepen Creek
12S
Gilliam
Reuben
Chesterfield


Gilliam
Meriweather S.
Dinwiddie
Chamberlains Bed
1N
Gilliam
James S., Estate
Dinwiddie
Hatchers Run
10NE
Gilliam
James S., Estate
Dinwiddie
High Street, Petersburg

Gilliam
Robert, Estate
Dinwiddie
Old Blandford, Petersburg

Gilliam
William. Estate
Dinwiddie
Old Blandford, Petersburg

Gilliam
Elizabeth
Dinwiddie
Reedy Branch
12SW
Gilliam
Robert of Cumberland County
Fluvanna
Bryants Road
9SE
Gwilliam
Edgecombe
Franklin
Town Creek
8SW
Gilliam
John C.
Goochland

16NW
Gilliam
John
Goochland

16NW
Gilliam
Mary, Dower
Goochland

26NW
Gilliam
Taylor, Decd
Goochland

26NW
Gilliam
James S., Decd
Goochland
Elk Island, lower part
16SW
Gilliam
John of Prince George county
Goochland
Elk Island, upper part
16SW
Gilman
Dickey
Hanover

15W
Gilliam
Walter Boyd of Prince George
Hanover
Part in Goochland
25W
Gilman
Dicky and Walter Crenshaw
Hanover
Scotchtown Mills
16W
Gilliam
William (see James Boxley)
Louisa


Gilliam
Jas
Louisa
Ducking Hole

Gilliam
Richard
Nelson


Gilliam
Epaphraod (Epaphroditus)
New Kent


Gilham
James S., Estate
Nottoway
Little Celler Creek
11NE
Gilliam
Susanna, Life
Powhatan
Middle Road
12W
Gilliam
John
Prince Edward


Gilliam
William
Prince Edward
Buffalo river
13SW
Gilliam
James, Jr.
Prince Edward
Sawneys Creek
20W
Gilliam
James, Sr.
Prince Edward
Walkers Church
18NW
Gilliam
Christian
Prince George
Appomattox River
8N
Gilliam
John
Prince George
Appomattox River
6W
Gilliam
Rubin M
Prince George
Appomattox River
8NW
Gilliam
Walter B., Life
Prince George
Appomattox River
8NW
Gilliam
James S. of Petersburg, Estate
Prince George
Blackwater Swamp, Appomattox River
7SW, 8NW
Gilliam
William, Estate
Prince George
Broadway on the Appomattox River
9N
Gilliam
Reubin M.
Richmond
Coal Yard

Gilliam
Reubin M
Richmond
Coal Yard

Gilliam
Lucy
Southampton
 
12N
Gilliam
Penelope
Southampton
 
15S
Gilliam
Susan
Southampton
 
12N
Gilliam
Richard, Estate
Southampton
Meherrin River
25W
Gilliam
Celia
Southampton
Nottoway River
13NW
Gilliam
Martha
Southampton
Racoon Swamp
12N
Gilliam
Joseph
Southampton
Three Creek
25W
Gilliam
Carter
Sussex

8SE
Gilliam
Drury
Sussex

9SE
Gilliam
Elizabeth, Life
Sussex

9SE
Gilliam
Henry R
Sussex

15S
Gilliam
Patsey, Life
Sussex

18W, 16W, 14SW
Gilliam
Patty, Life
Sussex

5SE
Gilliam
Sarah, Life
Sussex

8SE
Gilliam
William
Sussex

7S
Gilliam
John W. of Brunswick County, VA
Sussex
Blackwater Swamp
20E
Gilliam
William, decd, Estate
Surry
Otter Dam,. Blackwater
20W, 16SW
Gilliam
William, trustee for R. Smith and Ro. Ruffin and assignee on the trust
Surry

16W
Gilliam
William of York County
Warwick
Head of Warwick River
5NW
Gilham
David C.
Frederick

8SW
Gilham
Peter, heirs
Frederick

9SW
Gilham
William
Alexandria

D2p5, Dep5
Gilham
Ephraim
Alexandria

D3p4, D2p4
Gilham
William
Montgomery
South fork of Little River
20S
Gillam
Richard
Scott
Both sides of Copper Creek
7NE
Gillum
David
Scott
Clinch River
20W
Gilman
Nathan C.
Wood


Gilman
Thomas
Wood


Gilman
Whittingham
Wood





Sources
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER, Volume 1, Central Region (Includes the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Buckingham, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, independent city of Petersburg, independent city of Richmond, Louisa, Nelson, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince George.)
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER Volume 2, South Central Region (Includes the counties of Bedford, Brunswick, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Southampton, and Sussex.)
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER Volume 3, Eastern Region. (Includes the counties of Accomack, Caroline, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Nansemond, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Princess Anne, Richmond, Surry, Warwick, Westmoreland, York, and the independent city of Norfolk.)
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER Volume 4, Northern Region. (Includes the counties of Culpeper, Virginia, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Independent City of Alexandria, Independent City of Fredericksburg, Independent City of Winchester, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford)
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER Volume 5, Western Region. (Includes counties of: Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Giles, Grayson, Greenbrier ([W.]Va.), Independent City of Staunton, Lee, Monroe, Montgomery, Pendleton, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, Wythe)
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 DIRECTORY OF VIRGINIA LANDOWNERS & GAZETTEER Volume 6, Northwest Region. (Includes the counties of Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Mason, Monongalia, Ohio, Pendleton, Randolph, Tyler, and Wood)