ISLE OF WIGHT, VIRGINIA TIMELINES

 

Liz Braswell’s note: "Isle of Wight County was one of the original shires of Virginia established in 1634. For three years, until 1637 it bore the name Warrosquyoake. Only then did its name first appear as Isle of Wight. As first constituted, the new county bore vague boundary description which was clarified by several Acts (1639/40, 1642/43, and 1647). It included the land south of the James River between Nansemond County on its eastern flank and James City County on the northwest. Nansemond land consisting of the Terrascoe Neck and the Ragged Islands was added to Isle of Wight in 1656. In 1769 land west of Chuckatuck Creek and in 1772 Rascow's Neck were also added to Isle of Wight from Nansemond. Finally, in 1749, the only division of the county occurred when the southern portion of the county was taken to form Southampton County."

 

 

ID #

DATE

COUNTY

FIRST NAME LAST NAME DISCTIPTION OF EVENT
 

1650

IofW

Robert

Bracewell

18 Nov [1630 [sic. 1650?]] (Isle of Wight "Transcribed Records," p. 32) Capt. John UPTON and Margaret his wife conveyed to William UNDERWOOD of Isle of Wight Co. 400 acres out of a patent for 1600 acres granted to said UPTON, 4 Nov 1638, which adjoins 300 acres already sold to Robert BRACEWELL, Clerk, William UNDERWOOD to pay the quit rents (Fothergill ).

 

1674

IofW

Rbt/Rich/Sarah

BRASWELL

“RICHARD identifies himself as the son of ROBERT BRASWELL, CLERK (Reverend) in a deed of 9 Oct. 1674, in where he and his wife, SARAH sold to THOMAS GREEN 300 of the 400 acres he received by deed of gift from his father on 16 Jan 1660. On 9 Aug 1681, RICHARD and SARAH sold 2 acres to WILLIAM WEST. They were in Nansemond Co., VA to acknowledge the deed which was witnessed by ARTHUR JONES, JOHN PITT and THOMAS PITT.” [This entry from Liz Braswell.] See also timeline of York County, Virginia.

 

1695

IofW

Richard

BRASSELL

25 Oct 1695 Thomas UNDERWOOD. Location: Isle of Wight County. Description: 350 acres adjoining of Richard BRASSELL land, his own and John SILLEWAYS . Source: Library of Virginia, Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 22 (Reel 9). Email fromThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:32 PM Subject: [Braswell List] IofW Land Grants

 

1695

IofW

Richd

BRASSELL

25 October 1695 George ANDREWSON. Location: Isle of Wight County. Description: 175 acres adjoining the land of George PEARCE, John SILLEWAY, Wm. CARVER, Wm. WILLIAMS and Richd. BRASSELL(s). Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 22 (Reel 9) Email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:32 PM Subject: [Braswell List] IofW Land Grants

 

1727

IofW

John

BRASWELL

October 1727 John BRASWELL, grantee. Location: Isle of Wight County. Description: 345 acres on the south side of Nottaway River. Beg.g &c. on the north side of the Doctors branch. Source: Land Office Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 (v.1 & 2 p.1-540), p. 239(Reel 12). Email fromThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:32 PM Subject: [Braswell List] IofW Land Grants

 

1732

IofW

John

BRASWELL

28 September 1732 John BRASWELL, grantee. Location: Isle of Wight County. Description: 395 acres on the south side of Nottaway River. Beg.g & c. on the south side of the Beaver Dam Swamp just below the mouth of a small branch. Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 527 (Reel 11). Email fromThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:32 PM Subject: [Braswell List] IofW Land Grants

 

1747

IofW

John

BRASSILL

12 January 1747 John BRASSILL. Location: Isle of Wight County. Description: 400 acres on the north side of Meherrin River. beg.g &c. a corner of Samuel WESTBROOK'S land. Source: Land Office Patents No. 28, 1746-1749 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730), p. 307 (Reel 26). Email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:32 PM Subject: [Braswell List] IofW Land Grants