in the Williamsburg/Cornstalk area
Locations in blue are approximate, based on my analysis. Click on any of the land plots above to see an image of the original land patent and a detailed (reconstructed) plat of the survey – OR – Click on a link below to access the image.
- John Huggins – 280 acres
- Henry Banks – 360 acres
- Robert Cockburn – 116 acres, 400 acres
- Charles and Betcy Lewis – 270 acres
- Thomas Carr – 50 acres, 115 acres
- Thomas Blake – 137 acres
- Cornelius Vanosdle – 200 acres
- William McBain – 100 acres
- Michael Ocheltree – 150 acres
- Abraham Black – 170 acres
- William McCoy – 494 acres, 533 acres
- James McCoy – 280 acres, 315 acres, 400 acres
- John Patten – 452 acres
- Robert Young – 75 acres, 425 acres, 455 acres, 540 acres
- Jacob Chapman – 192 acres
- Edward Rea – 235 acres
- James Ocheltree – 230 acres
- Robert Douthat – 165 acres
- William Fullerton – 40 acres, 150 acres
- William Fullerton Jr. – 170 acres
These land patents were first-title deeds from the Commonwealth of Virginia establishing the beginning of private ownership of the land. Each patent listed the name(s) of the patentee and any assignees, and contained a description of the survey (in metes and bounds); it also gave the dates of any warrants and noted when the patent was granted. All patents were signed by the Governor of Virginia.
I plotted each patent individually from images of the original Northern Neck Land Patents, then patched them together based on landmarks and common survey boundaries. I believe this overlay to be as accurate as possible, given that the surveys have several errors and areas of overlap, probably because they were made by different surveyors over many years.