Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Greensville County, VA Early Records


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Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathaniel Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.

Drury Going was living in Greensville County, Virginia, on 12 March 1782 the court credited him with the value of a gun impressed for the public use (during the Revolution) [Orders 1781-9, 13-14].

Submitted by Emma Kelsey

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of October 1787 BETWEEN Drury Going of the County Greensville of the one part and Daniel Harrison of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of thesum of eleven pounds . . . hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Daniel Harrison, a certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Meherrin River containing fifty acres . . .and is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the Dividing Branch at thewest end of the said land running along the said Harrison's land to Pompay'sline, thence to Rebeccah Stewart's line, thence along her line to Freeman's line, thence along Freeman's line to Burnets line to the Dividing Branch,and thence along the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Drury Going. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1788. This Indenture was acknowledged by Drury Going to be his act and deed and ordered to berecorded. Deed Book 14, page 366.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Gowings, Benjamin 26 Jun 1809 Greensville County
6 ¾ acres adjoining Peter Avant, and Isaac R. Walton, Jr. &c.
Land office Grants # 58, 1809, p. 249 (Reel 124)

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