Phillips Families of Prince George County, VA and the surrounding area
From ENC Phillips Group Wiki
By Rex Phillips (his comments are in Green)
Two sisters, daughters of John Lanthrop, married men named Phillips at approx the same time, ca 1725, based upon the births recorded in the Bristol Parish registry. It had been assumed that the two Phillips, named Thomas & John were brothers marrying sisters was a common occurrence. However, Thomas Phillips migrated to Craven Co., NC in 1730’s and nothing has been found by me to connect the two. With the exception of the names John for their first son and a daughter named Mary (and almost every family it seems had a John & Mary ), the naming scheme for Thomas family does not resemble that of the John & Anne Phillips family in any way. Since Isabell’s father was named John even the name John could be accredited to him.
Descendants of Thomas Phillips have been identified and are in the Phillips DNA Program. If a male Phillips descendant of the George and John Phillips who were in Brunswick and Lunenburg Cos. can be identified and gotten into the DNA Program we can determine whether or not the two lines are related. The descendants who are linked by DNA to this group can be found at:
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/phillips-worldwide/pats ( replaced link with https://phillipsdnaproject.com/ylineage/pedigrees-by-family-group/48-fg3 )
They are Group 5 whereas I am in Group 3 with Joseph (d. 1777) as my oldest known ancestor. Michael Phillips of my group has oldest known ancestors in Charles City Co. prior to 1700. Charles City Co. is adjacent to Prince George Co. on the east. A portion of Charles City Co.was taken to form Prince George County. Later portions of Pr.George and Surry Co.s were taken to form Brunswick and later still a portion of Brunswick was taken to form Lunenburg Co.
Thomas Phillips vs. John Phillips
Following is birth information on issue of both Thomas & John Phillips in Bristol Parish in Prince George Co The blue font is to differentiate those of John & Anne.
1) 8 May 1726 - John Phillips, son of Thomas Phillips and Isabel,
born. John Phillips baptized 7 June 1726. He died in N.C.
2) 6 November 1726 - Joseph Phillips, son of John Phillips and Anne, born. NO BAPTISM RECORDED.
3) 23 July 1728 - Mason Phillips, son of Thomas Phillips and Isabel, born. Mason Phillips baptized 16 Sep. 1728. (Harvest was over?? Time to bring him in, but again they brought him in promptly.)
4) 9 March 1730/1731 - Mary Phillips, dau. of Thomas Phillips and Isabel, born. Mary Phillips bapt. 19 April 1731.
5) 1732 OR 1733 Thomas Phillips, son of Thos. & Isabella was probably born
6) 12 Sept. 1734 - James Phillips, son of Thomas Phillips and Isabella, born. No baptism recorded.
[No further record of Thomas and Isabel[la] in Prince George Co. Next record of them is in Craven Co. NC.]
Mary Phillips - dau. of John Phillips and Anne, born 11 April 1731.
No other Phillips in Bristol Parish until 1740.
7) 20 Aug. 1740 - John Phillips, son of John and Anne Phillips, born.
8) George, s. of John Phillips and Anne, born 15 February 1742/1743, Bapt. 29 May 1743.
9) Elizabeth, dau. of John Phillips and Anne, born 5 Feb. 1745-1746.
Note: There are some significant gaps between some of the birth data and it is not known if there were other children whose births did not get recorded in the Bristol Parish Registry .
John Phillips (I)
Following is possibly the first record of John Phillips (I). Although the land that John Poythress patented is not in what is now Pr. George Co., he owned land on Second Swamp as well.
?23 Mar 1715 John Poythres
(March 23, 1715, Isle of Wight, 100 acres, John Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and consideration of the importation of two persons to dwell within this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia whose names are Richard Inglesby and John Phillips. We have given granted and confirmed & by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres and lying and being on the north side of Maherin river in the County of Isle of Wight and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a red oak on the east side of the long meadow branch thence south seventy six degrees east one hundred twenty two poles to a live oak in a swamp then south fourteen degrees west one hundred & thirty six poles to a hickory saplin, then north seventy six degrees west one hundred twenty two poles to a lightwood post near the long meadow branch side and north fourteen degrees east one hundred thirty six poles to the beginning. With all &c To have & hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty and well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor &c at Williamsburg under ye seal of our said Colony the twenty third day of March one thousand seven hundred & fifteen in the second year of our reign. A. Spotswood,
VA Patents 31, pp. 68-69
Land Office Patents and Grants
George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for an in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty five Shillings of good and lawful money for our Use paid to our Use paid to our [sic] Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Coloney and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do give grant and confirm unto George Philips one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing two hundred and fifty Acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the North Side of Second Swamp and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at William Russell's Corner white Oak by a Pond thence along his Line East forty Degrees South thirty six Poles to a Corner thence south thirteen Degrees West forty two Poles to his Father's Line thence along his Line South forty Degrees West one hundred Poles to his Corner thence West sixteen Degrees North two hundred and thirty Poles along Poythress's and Thomas Russell's Lines to Russell's Corner thence North forty three Degrees East two hundred and fifty two Poles to a faced Corner thence East forty Degrees South one hundred and twenty three Poles to William Russell's Line thence along his Line South thirteen Degrees West twenty four Poles to the Beginning With all Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his due share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered withing the Bounds aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of two hundred and fifty Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any Part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining To have hold possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the before granted Premises and every Part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said George Philips and to his heirs and Assigns forever to the only Use and Behoof of him the said George Philips his heirs and Assigns forever To be held of us our heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in in [sic] free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or [....... unreadable ........] proportionably for a lesser or greater Quantity than fifty Acres the fee Rent of one Shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned within three years after the Date of these Presents Provided always that if three years of the said fee Rent shall at any Time be in Arrear and unpaid or if the said George Philips his heirs or Assigns do not within the Space of three Years next coming after the Date of these Presents cultivate and improve three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our heirs and Successors shall think fit In Witness hereof we have Caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty and Well beloved Lewis Burwell Esqr. President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of or said Colony the twentieth Day of September MDCCLI in the twenty fifty year of our Reign Lewis Burwell
Note: Since George, the son of John & Anne was not born until May, 1743, this obviously is not him and thus must be a brother to the John who married Anne (John II).
VA Patents 31, pp. 51-52
Land Office Patents and Grants
JO'N PHILLIPS 154 Exam'd September 20, 1751
GEORGE the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King
Defender of the Faith &c. TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for divers good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of FIFTEEN SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for our Use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia WE HAVE given granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us our heirs and Successors do give grant and confirm unto JOHN PHILLIPS one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing one hundred and fifty four Acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the South Side of second Swamp and bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING at his own Corner in Poythress's Line thence West eight Degrees South two hundred Poles to a faced Corner thence South thirty Degrees East one hundred and forty Poles to a faced Corner thence East twenty three Degrees North two hundred and forty Poles to a Corner Turkey Oak thence North thirty nine Degrees West forty Poles to his own old Corner Hiccory thence West twenty four Degrees North eighty Poles along his own Line to the Beginning WITH ALL Woods Underwoods Swamps Marshes Lowgrounds Meadows Feedings and his due Share of all Veins Mines and Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the Bounds aforesaid and being Part of the said Quantity of one hundred and fifty four Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing fowling and all other Profits Commodities and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any Part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining TO HAVE HOLD possess and enjoy the said Tract or Parcel of Land and all other the beforementioned Premises and every Part thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said John Philips and to his heirs and Assigns forever to the only Use and Behoof of him the said John Philips his heirs and Assigns forever TO BE HELD of us our heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common Soccage and not in capite or by Knight's Service YIELDING AND PAYING unto us our heirs and Successors for every fifty Acres of Land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater Quantity than fifty Acres the fee Rent of one Shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel [line unreadable] of the said John Philips his heirs Assigns do not within the Space of three Years next coming after the Date of these Presents cultivate and improve three Acres Part of every fifty of the Tract abovementioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and Successors to grant the same Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances unto such other Person or Persons as we our heirs and Successors shall think fit IN WITNESS whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made WITNESS our Trusty and Welbeloved Lewis Burwell Esq President of our Council and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the twentieth Day of September One thousand seven hundred and fifty one in the twenty fifth Year of our Reign
From the above two patents, both dated Sept. 20, 1751, we can determine that George was the son of a John Phillips, who we will refer to as John I. I believe that John II, son of John I, named his son George, b. 1746, after his brother, the George in the above patent.
Pr. George Co. Records 1733-1792 Sept. 12, 1738
On petition of James Baugh, David Meeks, -----, -----, Richard Phillips, George Phillips etc etc.: they are permitted to clear a road from Plantation of Peter Mitchell, the most convenient way into Monkneck Road. James Baugh appointed overseer.
This is the first record of a George Phillips found in Pr. George. This would suggest that this George was born before 1716 and thus is likely the son of John I. The Richard Phillips is unknown as this is the ONLY record I have seen of a Richard in Pr. George Co. in this time period. I can’t pinpoint the spot where this road was, however, Monksneck Creek is now known as Rowanty Creek and the Monksneck bridge was 5 ½ miles due east of present day town of Dinwiddie, VA. This area is in what is now Dinwiddie Co. Descendants of John Phillips I & II were still in this area in at least late 1800’s.
The following deed appears to involve John II and his son Joseph (b. Nov. 1726). It is this Joseph that I feel could be my GGGGG GF who died in Brunswick Co. in 1777. Note that the location of this land between Warwick & Second Swamps is also the general location of the land in the patents for John I and his son George.
PG Deed Book 10 Sept. 1755
Peter Aldrich 1224 Acs. Prince George Co, between Warwick and Second Swamps, adj. JOHN PHILLIPS, JOSEPH PHILLIPS, Francis Patison, Baugh, Birchet, Gary Kirby, Butterworth, Tayler and Russell. 10 Sept, 1755 Lbs.5.S5 200 acres being part of a pat. for 400 acres formerly grntd. Wm. Aldridge 1 Mar 1733/34
Va Patents No.24, 1745-46 p. 87 (Reel 22)
20 September, 1745 George Phillips Brunswick Co.
400 Acres on the south side of the Nottoway River beginning at a corner of Thomas Jones on said River.
VA Land Office, Patents no. 35, 1762-64 p. 396 (reel 35)
30 Aug., 1763 George Phillips Lunenburg Co.
330 acres on Nottoway River, beginning at Dyers corner on Crooked run, and adjoining Thomas Jones Land.
Va Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 p. 174, (Reel 12)
13 Oct. 1727 Thomas Jones Brunswick Co., VA
582 Acres on the south side of the Nottoway river, opposite the Fork
Va. Land Office Patents 1-42, reels 1-41
1 March, 1733 William Aldridge Prince George Co.
400 acres on the north side of Warwick Swamp and on both sides of Peter Leaths path.
Peter Aldrich 1224 Acs. Prince George Co, between Warwick and Second Swamps, adj. JOHN PHILLIPS, JOSEPH PHILLIPS, Francis Patison, Baugh, Birchet, Gary Kirby, Butterworth, Tayler and Russell. 10 Sept, 1755 Lbs.5.S5 200 acres being part of a pat. for 400 acres formerly grntd. Wm. Aldridge 1 Mar 1733/34 [PB 22 p37] and 1044 acs the Residue never before grtd."
VA Land Patents No. 19, 1739-1741, p. 983, Reel 17
1 June, 1741 Maj. William Poythress Prince George Co.
200 Acres on the south side of the Butterwood Swamp, adjoining his old line.
Virginia State Land office Patents 1-42 reels 1-41 20 September 1751
Pr. George Co. William Baugh
148 acres on the south side of Second Swamp, adj. Mountcasl, PHILLIPS & c.
VA Land Patents Pat. No. 34, 1756-1765 p. 34 (Reel 33-34) 10 march, 1756
Prince George Co. Edward Birchett, Jr.
300 Acres between Warwick and Second Swamps adj. William Baugh
VA State Land Office 13 October 1727
Pr. George County Nicholas Butterworth
150 acres on the north side of Gravilly (sic) Run and adj. James Williams
(Note: A Butterworth was made payments by Bristol Parish “for the care of Ann Phillips”)
VA Land Patent Office Pat. No. 22, 1743-1745
20 August 1745 Pr. George County Charles Poythress
300 acres on the lower side of Old field Branch of Butterwood Swamp adj land of Francis Coleman.
VA State Land Office Patents 1-42 reels 1-41
20 Feb. 1723 Prince George Co. William Russell
292 acres on the south side of Hardwood Run.
VA Patent Office Pat. No. 21, 1742-43
30 Aug. 1743 Prince George Co. William Russell
468 acres on the north side of the Second Swamp including his old land
VA Land Patents No. 32, 1752-56 (V.1 & 2, p. 1-715), p. 658 Reel 30
10 March 1756 Prince George Co. Francis Pace
100 Acres on the south side of the Second Swamp and adj. Mountcastle and Phillips
Va State land Office reels 42-190
20 July 1780 Pr. George County William Call 356 acres in Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties on both sides of the Second Swamp, adjoining JOHN PHILLIPS, William Brown & c.
VA Land Office Grants no.1, 1785, 1786-87, p. 248 (Reel 67)
18 May, 1786 Aldrich, Alice.
18 ½ acres on the North side of the Second Swamp adjoining John Phillips, Joel Cheves & c.
1767 (PG Records)
Va. Hist. Soc. Mss4 P9352 b 13-17, record 139561''.
Materials from the Court of Prince George County, includes bond, 1767, of John Phillips and Joseph Rives with Theophilus Field, John Laforey, James Murray, Anthony Peniston, Peter Poythress, and William Poythress concerning lawsuit of George Hull v. Thomas Sutterwhite (signed by William Hamlin).
(Note that in the Lunenburg Co. Tithing List that Anthony, son of John Phillips is shown living with Charles Hamlin in some years. Do not know relationship of the two Hamlins but suspect Charles is son of William. I am pretty sure that I have seen a deed where William Hamlin owned property adj. to John Phillips.)
From Brunswick Co. Deed Book
Indenture made 4 February 1746, between John Blackwill &;Elizabeth his wife of St.Pauls Parish, Hanover County, and James Tarply of St.Andrew Parish, Brunswick County, £18, 297a, on South side of Nottaway River. Signed John Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell. Witnesses: Hugh Williams, Mathew Mathis, John Mathis, George Phillips. Court April 2, 1747, Indenture,Memorandum and Receipt provd by the oaths of Hugh Williams, Mathew Matthis & John Matthis. Deed Book 3, page 293
VA Land Patent Office Pat. No. 20 1741-1743 (v.1 & 2, p. 1-566) p. 73 (Reel 18)
Prince George Co. William MOORE 15 October, 1741
350 acres on the south side of the Indian Swamp adj. the County Line
VA Land patent Office Pat. 1-42 Reels 1-41
Henrico Co. William MOORE 5 July, 1751
45 acres adj. land of Russell, Baugh, Elam & Pride.
(Note: Mary, daughter of George Phillips who died in Lunenburg Co. in 1785 and Susannah Dyer, married Martin Elam)
VA Land Pat. Office Patents no. 31, 1751-1756 (v/1 & 2, p. 1-751) p. 618 (Reel 29)
Prince George Co. William MOORE 10 Sept., 1751
400 acres on the North side of Rowanty Swamp and adj. Skipwith
VA land Patent Office Pat. No. 16, 1735, p. 234 (Reel 14'')
Prince George Co. William MOORE 10 Sept., 1753
100 acres on the south side of Butterwood Swamp adj. Wm. Poythress and Peter Wynn.
VA Land Patent Office Pat. No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1,2,3, &4 p.1-1095) P.742 (Reel 31-32)
p>Lunenburg Co. William MOORE 3 march, 1760
192 acres on both sides of Reedy Creek adj. George Walton, Thomas Franklin & others.
Land Pat. Office Pat. No. 33, 1756-61 (v/ 1,2,3,&4 p.1-1095) p. 410, Reel (31-32)
Lunenburg Co. George WALTON 10 Nov., 1757
51 acres on the branches of Nottaway River adj. Barnes, Jones & c.
While I believe that the John & George who show up in Brunswick & Lunenburg Cos. are connected to the Pr. George Phillips, the question is how? John II, son of John I, was m. ca 1724-25 so a dob for John II of ca 1702 or before would be reasonable. That would put a reasonable dob for John I of ca 1680 or earlier. John I probably first purchased land in Pr. George between 1704 and 1720. (No land was listed in the VA 1704 Quit Land records for him and he added to his land in the 1720’s) It is harder to establish a dob for his son George. The earliest record is the 1738 road petition meaning that his dob was at least 21 years prior to that or ca 1717 or earlier. A George Phillips m. Sussanah Dyer and their son Dyer Phillips married in 1786.
Grandson Dyer Phillips was listed in Robert Dyer’s Nov. 1761 will so his dob would be 1761 or before. And a reasonable marriage date for George & Sussannah would be ca 1759 or earlier. George was still listed in the Lunenburg Tithing List in 1783, however it showed him with no tithes (white or black). Dyer Phillips was also on that list with “NL” under each category just like George. There was a Robert in 1783 List with 1 tithe over 21 and 3 “white soles” (sic) and 6 black tithes. All this leads me to believe that the George who patented land in Brunswick & Lunenburg Cos. and who married Susannah Dyer was the son of the George Phillips of Pr. George records.
Supposedly John II stayed on in Pr.George Co. If this is the case, who is the John Phillips that shows up with George in Lunenburg Co.? I believe that either it is an unrelated John Phillips or brother to George (Jr.) with the latter being the most likely.
My reason for showing several MOORE deeds above and below is that I suspect that the wife of my Joseph Phillips of Brunswick Co. might have been a Moore. At least two and perhaps three of Joseph’s grandchildren were given the middle name of Moore (incl. one girl). This almost always indicated a familial relationship. There were other indicators of such a relationship such as naming a son Sterling Phillips as there was a Sterling Moore in the Brunswick Moores and several marriages between various families close to the Phillips in Brunswick Co. I have been trying to find a book by Ray Sasser of Emporia,VA which details a lot of the inter marriages of the Braswells, Sewards, Moores,Wessons, Phillips, House, Nannys etc. of Brunswick Co.
Here is how Phillips are shown in the Lunenburg tithing List in various years:
1748- thru 1752 George - 2 tithes John – 1 tithe
1764 George – 5 John – 2
1769 Capt. George – 0 John – 1 Robert – 7
1773 Capt. George – 8 John – 4 Robt. 4 James -5, Thomas, Sr.-0, Thomas, Jr. Thomas, Jr.-2
1774 & 75 Capt. George 0(Shown living with John Riddle 9 tithes)
Anthony with Charles Hamlin (11 tithes) Robert 1 tithe
1776 George 6, Anthony (w/Hamlin – 11), James – 5
1783 Robert 1 tithe, 1 over 21, 3 white soles
Deyer Phillips and a John Brown were listed under George Phillips with 8 tithes, 1 over 21, 6 white soles (sic) and 12 blacks
George Philips was listed as a Vestryman in 1746 of the Cumberland Parish Vestry.
There is an Ann Phillips and an Ann Phillips,Jr, that appear in the 1779 land tax rolls for Pr. George Co. It is unknown whether this is a dau-in-law etc. or if they used the designations to distinguish between the older and younger of two people with the same name. Ann (Sr.) apparently died between 1779 and 1789 as she was not on the 1789 list.
Thomas Phillips and family migrated to N.C. and all his children died in NC so the John son of Thoams CAN NOT BE the JOHN PHILLIPS found in Brunswick or Lunenburg Cos.
Prince George Co. was one of the so-called ”Burned Counties”. Most of the deeds and other county records were destroyed during the Civil War. Fortunately the Patent Records were not destroyed, being at the State level and not stored at the County.
Robert Henry Dyer Lunenburg VA [0.686629]
My husband is descended from Robert Henry Dyer who died in Lunenburg VA 11/22/1764. At least the will is posted on that date. Children in the will are Susannah Dyer, and Robert. Also mentioned in the will are children of Robert. Susannah's husband is executor of the will. She married George Phillips in Lunenburg VA. Susannah died in 1785. Dyer Phillips is one of the sons, and he moved to TN, Greene County. Her daughter Mary married Martin Elam. One of their sons was George Phillips Elam from whom my husband descends.
PHILLIPS- Dyer Phillips [0.840127]
I am researching the Dyer Phillips family from Lunenburg Co., Virginia. I have Dyer Phillips married to Patience Clay Dec 18, 1786. One son, John born 1805 in Lunenburg Co., Virgina married to Rebecca Ann Holmes, no marriage date. Children of John and Rebecca (Holmes) Phillips are: Mary H., John, Lydia M., Thomas Foster, Andrew T., Rebecca J., Malinda, I. Briton and Deborah M. Phillips. All children with the exception of Thomas Foster and Rebbecca were born in Greene Co., Tennessee. As I descend from fr
PHILLIPS- Anthony PHILLIPS VA>AL & Lilian BINFORD [0.909161]
Anthony Phillips migrated to Limestone Co., AL where he died. Sterling Phillips, one son of Joseph (and sibling of my GGGG GF William) migrated 1st to Wayne Co., TN just across the state line and then into Lauderdale Co., AL which is adjacent to Limestone. Some of our Group 3 Phillips line lived in Limestone Co. and some in Madison Co., AL
There is a disbursement sheet(s) in the 1890's probate records of Limestone Co., AL listing all the known heirs of Anthony Phillips who died in Limestone Co., AL 2-12-1840. Why the estate was settled so long after his death I don't know. Anthony, born ca 1754 in Lunenburg Co., VA, was the son of John Phillips and Mary Unknown. He married Lillian Buford on 3-26-1779 in Lunnenburg Co., VA. More than 100 individuals were named in Anthony Phillips estate settlement. There is a separate document in the estate file listing the amount each person received and often times a township for those heirs who did not live in Limestone Co., AL.
Other Pertinent Records from Lunenburg Co.
Phillips, John 11-29-1760; 8-4-1761; Lunenburg W.B. 2/14
Mentions: Wife: Mary Phillips
Sons: John Phillips, Anthony Phillips, Robert Phillips
Daughters: Mary Ann Phillips, Nancy Phillips, Edith Phillips
Executor: Edward Waller
Witnesses: Thomas Sammons, Anne Waller.
Phillips, George 12-14-1785; 6-8-1786; Lunenburg W.B. 3/248
Mentions: Wife: Ann Phillips
Son: Dyer Phillips
Daughters: Betsey Phillips, Mary Elam (wife of Martin Elam), Martha White
Executor: Dyer Phillips (son)
Witnesses: Charles Hamlin, George Brown, George (his X mark) Meanley.
Phillips, Priseller 7-23-1764; probated 3-14-1765; Lunenburg W.B. 2/248
Mentions: Sons: John Phillips, Micaja Phillips
Daughter: Suckey Barnes Phillips
Executor: John Phillips (son)
Witnesses: Lad'k. Farmer, Benajah Thompson, John Moore, Jr., Edward (his X mark) Shephard.
Phillips, Robert 4-13-1823; 8-11-1823; W.B. 8/297
Mentions: Wife: Ellen Phillips
Executor: None named
Witness: Francis Smith.
Some Marriage Records of Brunswick County, VA 1730-1852
Date - Groom - Bride - Note
Sterling Moore married Sarah Edwards Feb. 3, 1788. Bondsman was Jesse Braswell
John Moore married Ann P. Braswell dau of John Braswell1 9 Dec 1825
Sterling W. Moore married Tabitha Braswell 30 Nov 1829
1. JOSEPH1 PHILLIPS was born Abt. 1725, and died 26 May 1777 in Brunswick Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH ? -WIFE Abt. 1753. She died 1802 in Brunswick Co. VA.
1. Mary Phillips -- apparently died unmarried between 1779 and 1802
2. Martha "Patty" Phillips married Jesse Kelly, 5 Jan 1787, Brunswick Co., VA
"dau. Elizabeth Phillips. Sur. Isaac Wesson. Wit. Benjamin Seward. p 43"
[Knorr p.52]* (many descendants)
3. John Phillips (see below)
4. Sterling Phillips, married Mary Williams (see below)
5. Josiah Phillips (see below)
6. Elizabeth Philips married Jordan House, a widow by 1802 (see below)
7. Susanna Phillips married Joseph Seward, 12 Sept. 1782, Brunswick Co., VA
"Married by the Rev. John King, Baptist. Returned 17 January 1783. Ministers'
Returns. p 345" [Knorr p.86]* (many descendants)
8. William Phillips -- "6 February 1796. William Phillips and Nancy James, 21. Sur.
Cary James. Wit. George H. Jones, Abner Woolsey and Hicks Jones. Married by
Rev. Edward Dromgoole 9 February. p 90" [Knorr p.75]*
Died 1805 (Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 7, page 126)
Issue: Sally E., Elizabeth R., Robert T. & William J. Phillips
This Indenture made this ninth Day of February 1780 BETWEEN Sarah Mason of Meherrin Parish in the County of Brunswick of the one part and Thomas Claiborne of the aforesaid Parish and County of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds . . . doth give grant bargain sell and enfeoffed and confirmed unto the said Thomas Claiborne . . . one certain Tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing one hundred acres . . . lying within the following bounds (to wit) BEGINNING at a Corner spanish oak on Steeds Church road and running (sic) southly (sic) a line of new choped (sic) trees to a maple on the middle branch thence down the meanders of the said branch to a corner small ash thence east by a line of new choped (sic) trees to a corner small pine on Cary James line thence north by said James's line across the Indian head branch to a spanish oak on Hixes line thence along the said line to Steeds Church road thence by the said road to a spanish oak the beginning . . . Signed by Sarah Mason and witnessed by Joseph Mason, Michael Singleton (his mark), and George Wright. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of June 1780. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 33.
Will of Jordan House 11 Feb., 1802
In the name of God Amen, I Jordan House of County of Brunswick and State of Virginia being weak and low but in perfect sense and sound memory and much calling to mind the immortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and Ordain this very last will and Testament this eleventh day of February eighteen hundred and two and as it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with a few Worldly goods, I do give and leave as follows (Viz.) I give my body to be buried in a Christian like manner and the cost of my funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubling and princefully and first of all I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth (Phillips) House during her Natural life the land and plantation whereon I now live. Also all the estate of every description that shall be mine or belonging to me at my decease that Shall not be hereafter particularly mentioned. Then I give and bequeathe unto my son Claiborne House the land and plantation I now live or after the death of my wife to him and his heirs forever. Then I give and bequeath unto my son Ambrose House seventy five acres of land lying on the north side of the Indian head Creek wherever his house now stands. Also twenty five shillings current money of Virginia to be paid him when my estate shall be divided to him, his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son Isaac F. House the remaining part of the land on the North side of the Indian head break and east of a new marked line between Ambrose House and the said land also one Negro boy by the name of Wallis-to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Milly Neal one Negro Girl named Chancy which she has now in her possession and ten pounds Virginia money to be paid to her when my estate shall be divided to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frankey House one good feather bed and furniture to her and heirs forever. Item! I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nelly Collier House one good feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever. And it is my will and desire that my three daughters that are now single or such of them as may be single after my death shall and may if they see cause continue with my wife without paying any board or anything for their maintenance and further it is my will and desire after the death of my wife that all the estate given her for life or any Estate of mine that has not been heretofore given Shall be equally Divided between Isaac Flood House, Claiborne House, Frankey House, Betsey House and Nelly C. House-to them and their heirs forever. Also I do hereby desannull and make Void all other Wills by me heretofore made or spoken and I do constitute and appoint my two sons Isaac F. House and Claiborne House my whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, affixed my seal the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of N. Fletcher!
Jordan House Jas. Mason Isaac Wesson .
Probated February 28, 1803 Probate indicated that Exors qualified with Isaac WESSON and Jesse BRASWELLl as their Securities.
This Indenture made this 21st day of April 1794 between Dudley House of Warren County and State of North Carolina and Sarah his wife of the one part and Joseph Mason of the County of Brunswick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds . . . doth by these presents . . . bargain sell alien enfeoff release and forever make over unto the said Joseph Mason . . . one certain tract or parcel of land No. 1 as by the plat laid off by Thomas Stith surveyor for the said County of Brunswick, situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and is bounded as followeth, BEGINNING at a white oak on Little Rattlesnake Creek North 40 degrees E 182 poles to a pine N 13 degrees West 10 poles to a red oak N 72 degrees West 96 poles to a hicory [sic], South 41 degrees West 216 (or 226) poles to a black jack N 88 degrees E 30 poles to shrub oak S 44 degrees E 120 poles to a hicory South 63 degrees E 46 poles to a white oak N 46 degrees East 58 poles to the Beginning containing two hundred and ninety eight acres . . . it being the tract of land formerly the property John Powell decd. . . . Signed by Dudley House and witnessed by Phillips House, Jordan House and Cary James. Brunswick County Court April 28th 1794. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from Dudley House of the one part to Joseph Mason of the other part was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 514.
Brunswick Co. Will Book 6 35 –(57)
Will Of Sarah MASON 26 May 1796 Probated 26 Sept., 1796
“Weak in bodily health”
To my Son John Mason 50 pounds
To my Grandaughter Jincy Chapman Mason 10 pounds
To my Children Joseph Mason, dec’d, Thomas Mason, Elizabeth Speed, Sarah Newsom, Christopher Mason and Martha Johnson – 3 shillings each
To my Son, Henry Mason lend to him 150 acres where I now live- joining Cary JAMES, Isaac WESSON, Jordan HOUSE, Christopher MASON, the orphans of Joseph MASON; also lend to him all of my negroes & all of the rest of my Estate after all my debts are paid. Should he have any issue then he to will the remains of my legacy to whom he pleases. Should he have no issue, then it returns to son Christopher MASON.
Exrs: My Sons Christopher Mason, Henry Mason, Randolph Newsom
Wit: John JAMES, Martha C. JAMES, Elizabeth JAMES, Cary JAMES
This indenture made this 7th day of January 1793 between Thomas Claiborne & Mary his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part & John Drummond of the County aforesaid of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain & sell enfeoff & deliver unto the said John Drummond . . . one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick containing eight hundred & forty acres . . . and bounded as followeth (vizt.) BEGINNING at James Bass' & John Houses corner poplar on the head of the Steap Branch that leads into Hickes Creek thence by the said Basses line to a poplar on the Spring Branch thence down the said branch to Joseph Masons corner beech on the said branch thence along the said Masons line across the Great Road to an ash in the Middle Fork of the Indian Head Creek thence down the said Middle Fork as it meaders to the said Masons corner ash in the same thence along the said Masons line to a corner pine thence by the said Mason line to a dead hickory thence along the said Mason line to a read [sic] oak thence to a white oak on the north fork of the Indian Head Creek thence across and along Cary James's line the same course to a spanish oak thence along the said James's line to a red oak on Houses line, thence along Houses line to a lightwood stake thence along said Houses line crossing a branch to a turkey oak thence by the said line crossing the little fork of Rattlesnake Creek to a red oak thence to a white oak in a branch thence along William Wards line to a red oak thence by said Wards line to a shrub oak near the little fork of Rattlesnake Creek thence a crossing Gholsons Road to the said Wards corner spanish oak on a branch of Hayes Creek, thence along Joseph Sewards line the same course a white oak thence to another branch of Hayes Creek to an ash thence along Drury Houses line the same course to a hiccory [sic] bush near the said Houses fence thence to a small white oak thence to small black jact thence along John Houses line to a read [sic] oak thence on said Houses line to a white oak and from thence along the said Houses line to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Thomas Claiborne and Mary Claiborne and witnessed by Nathan Fletcher, John Goodrich, Batts Tatum, Jno. Camp and Geo. Woodlief. Brunswick County Court February 25th 1793. This Indenture of Bargain & Sale was acknowledged by Thomas Claiborne party thereto to be his act & deed & ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 365.
This Indenture made this 14th day of July 1792 between Mark Clanton of Northampton County State of No. Carolina of the one part and Jordan House of the County of Brusnwick and State of Virginia of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds . . . hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell unto the said Jordan House . . . one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred acres . . . it being in Brunswick County & State of Virginia and bounded as followeth (vizt) BEGINNING on Rattlesnake Creek corner on a pine thence along Ledbetters line to the Indian Head Creek thence up the said Creek to Claibornes entry to line thence along Wessons line to Benja. Clarys line & along the said Clarys line to Rattlesnake Creek thence down the said Creek to the first station . . . Signed by Mark Clanton and witnessed by James Fletcher and John Rogers. Brunswick County Court July 23rd 1792. This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was acknowledged by Mark Clanton party thereto to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 15, page 276.
Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 6 pg 81(127) Acct 1760-1794
For the estate of Drury MOORE dec’d by Macarina Moore, Excrx
Named: Absolam Bennitt, Doctor Hand, Turnbull, E. Dromgoogle & Co., Joseph Phillps (sic), John Woolsey
Returned to court 22 Jan., 1798
Note: Drury Moore’s Will was made in 1781 and the estate account above would post date that, so the Joseph Phillips in the above could not be the Joseph who died in 1777. One of his sons however was named Josiah, a name which was often interchangeably called Joseph. A G GS of Joseph and Elizabeth, brother of my GG GF, John L. Phillips, was named Josiah and appeared in the census lists as either Josiah or J. E. until 1880 Census wherein he was listed as Joseph.
Brunswick Co. Will Book 6 8 Oct., 1800
Appraisal of estate of William MOORE dec’d . Appraisal by John WESSON, Celeb Manning, William Manning
Brunswick Co. Will Book 6 24 Oct., 1803
Acct. of the Estate of William MOORE dec’d by Amus Nanny, Admin. Audited by J.H. Chapman, Jesse BRASSWELL.
Brunswick Co. Will Book 6 275-(439)
Sale of the Estate of Elizabeth Phillips dec’d 10 Feb., 1802
Buyers named: James Bass, Elizabeth (Phillips) HOUSE, John HOUSE, Cary JAMES, John P. JAMES, Thomas JAMES, Jesse Kelly, Frederick Lanier, Henry MASON, William PHILLIPS, Benja. SEWARD, Joseph SEWARD, Jonathan Ward, Eliza. WESSON, Isaac WESSON, Thomas Williams. Frederick Lanier purchased 150 acres. Hired out were Price, Old Daman. Others named; Fanny & Old Lucy. Elizabeth (Phillips) HOUSE bought negro woman & child (not named); Joseph SEWARD purchased Price, Jesse Kelly purchased negro girl (not named) and Benj. SEWARD purchased Old Daman.
Returned to court 28 June, 1802 by William Phillips, Admin.