in the Williamsburg/Cornstalk area


Charles and Betcy Lewis

 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.

Greenbrier County

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.