Thursday, January 26, 2012
A Question of Dates
Here is an entry from Nugent’s Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants, 1623-1800. Vol. 1, 1623-1666 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc), p. 471 that I pulled from Ancestry.com on January 19, 2012.
Most of these entries are for patents given to people who paid for their own transport to Virginia – called a “personal adventure” - or who paid for the transport of other people into Virginia – called a “headright” (Nugent, Introduction, p. xxiv). In the entry below, Martin Baker must have received a patent for 1750 acres and then sold it: 100 acres was sold to Jno. Gynes (?), 100 acres was sold to Tho. Tilsey, and the remaining 1350 acres was sold to John Stanup on March 18, 1662.
Here is the transcription of the above entry:
JOHN STANUP, 1350 acs. New
Kent Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 238, (158).
S. side of Yorke Riv., beg. At corner by
Henry Ashwells path, running S.W. by
S. &c. to corner by John Basbies path,
thence S.Ely. to Thomas Collings cor-
ner &c., including 1750 acs. Granted to
Martin Baker 28 Nov. 1658, 300 acs. of
Which sd. Baker sold to Tho. Tilsey &
100 acs. to Jno. Gynes (?), which is
excepted out of the bounds according to
the bills of sale from Baker; 1350 acs.
assigned sd. Stanup by sd. Baker.
My question is this: From the entry above, do you think that Martin Baker sold the 300 acres of land to Tho. Tilsey and 100 acres to Jno. Gynes (?) on March 18, 1662 as well? Or does this date only apply to when he sold the 1350 acres to John Stanup?