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  • Birth  Abt 1700  Lunenburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1768  Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  P-1779337351  south
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2010 

    Family  Frances 
    Children 
     1. Peter Gilliam
     2. John Gilliam
     3. Amy Gilliam
     4. Elizabeth Gilliam
    >5. Maj Robert Gilliam,   b. 15 Oct 1720, Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1796, Page Creek, Newberry, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Frances Gilliam,   b. 1733,   d. 1796, , Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1813  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • A John GILLIAM is mentioned in the early tithables of Lunenburg. In 1748, John GILLIAM and wife Frances, now of Granville County, sell land in Lunenburg. This John removes to Granville County, NC. Purchasers of his estate include John, Robert, Peter, Amy and Elizabeth GILLIAM. For the marriage of Frances Gilliam and William Dodson, John and Frances GILLAM were Bondsman, Peter GILLAM and Edward Roberson were witnesses, and Charles GILLAM was also a Bondsman.



      16 Aug 1756
      John GILLIAM, 343 acs. Lunenburgh Co. on the S. side of Roanoak Riv. On his own old line where it Crosses the Reedy br. Adj. John Robinson, £1.S15.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, VI, p192
      [On 4 July 1758 this patent, 343 acres, was sold by John GILLIAM of Granville County, NC, and Frances, his wife, to Francis Taylor of Caroline County, VA, Deed Book ___, pages 259-261.]

      19 May 1757
      John GILHAM, 185 acs. Lunenburgh Co. on GILHAMS br. Adj. his own line Robinson & Stephenís £1. [S. of Roanoak Riv. See his adj. 343 acs. on Reedy Br.]
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, VI, p220
      [On 4 July 1758 this patent, 185 acres, was sold by John GILLIAM of Granville County, NC, and Frances, his wife, to Francis Taylor of Caroline County, VA, Deed Book ___, pages 259-261.]

      3 Mar 1757
      James Lewis, 376 acs. Lunenburg Co. on the S side of Roanoak Riv adj. GILHAM, Mitchel & Nathaniel Robinson, £2.
      Cavaliers and Pioneers, VI, p243
      [John Gilliam's (see above) daughter Frances married William Dodson whose sister married Nathaniel Robinson. It is believed William Dodson's mother was Frances Mitchell.]




      Will of John GILLIAM
      3 Aug 1768
      John GILLIAM.
      Admn. Bond, Aug. 3, 1768;
      Robert GILLIAM Admn.; to Jus. Co. Ct., pen. £500.
      Sur: David Mitchell, John Walker.
      Id. p. 95.
      Inv. ret. to Aug. Ct. 1768; among other items: "Eleven bound books, and a Inkstand", and 3 negroes.
      Id. p. 94.
      Ret. of sale to Aug. Ct. 1768; am't. £255. Os. 5d.; among other purchasers are: John, Robert, Peter, Amy and Elizabeth GILLIAM.
      Id. p. 122.
      History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, NC 1746-1800





      4 Jul 1758
      John GILLIAM of the county of Granville of the Province of North Carolina and Frances, his wife, of the one part and Francis Taylor of the county of Caroline in the Colony of Virignia of the other part . . . assigns forever all that tract or parel of land situated on the southside of the Roanoake River in the County of Lunenburgh containing 728 acres now in tenure & occupation of the said Francis Taylor 343 acres part thereof being granted to the said John GILLIAM by patent bearing date the 16 Aug 1756, 185 acres other part and 200 acres residue of the said land being granted by patent to John Matthews & by him sold to William Fletcher who sold the same to the said John GILLIAM . . .
      Sig: John (I) GILLIAM, Francis (F) GILLIAM
      Wit: William Taylor, Moses Street, John Platt
      At a court held for Lunenburgh County, the fourth day of July 1758
      Deed Book 5, pages 259-261.
      [Supposedly this tract of land is in present-day Mecklenburg County.
      It should be noted that a Robert Gilliam on 3 Aug 1768 takes out an Administrator's Bond for the estate John Gilliam of Granville County. Surety, David Mitchell, John Walker. The Inventory was returned August Court 1768. Among the items were "eleven bound books, and a inkstand," and three negroes. A Return of Sale was recorded August Court 1768 in the amount of £255.0.5. Among the purchasers are: John, Robert, Peter, Amy and Elizabeth Gilliam.
      It should also be noted that Robert Gilliam of Granville County, NC sells to Edmund Taylor of Mecklenburg County, VA, 150 pd. VA money for 1220 acres adj. Brickle, Bullock, Glover, Kennon, Crawley and the Country line.
      Wit: John Doswell, Nat. Robinson, and Joseph Taylor. It is believed that Francis Taylor above and Edmund Taylor are near relatives.
      It also appears that this Robert Gilliam is Major Robert Gilliam of Newberry District, SC, whose son was born in Granville County on the 11 Jan 1760.]

      4 Jul 1758
      John Gilliam of Granville Co, NC and Frances, his wife, to Francis Taylor of Caroline Co, Va all that tract of land on the south side of the Roanoke River 728 acres now in tenure by Francis Taylor; 343 acres a patent to John Gilliam in 1756; another patent fot 185 acres in 1757; 200 acres residue patented to John Matthew sold to William Fletcher and sold to John Gilliam.
      Witnesses: William Taylor; Moses Street; John Platt.
      Frances, wife of John Gilliam, relinquished her right of dower.
      Deed Book 5, page 259
      [This is a different abstraction of the above deed. This one mentions Frances, relinquishing her right of dower.]


      John Gilliam to Francis Taylor
      4 Jul 1758
      Deed Book 5, pages 259-261
      Updated March 11, 2007

      This Indenture made the fourth day of July one thousand seven hundred and fifth eight between John Gilliam of the county of Granville in the Province of North Carolina and Frances his wife of the one part and Francis Taylor of the county of the Caroline in the colony of Virginia ____ the man of the other part
      Witnesseth that for and in inconsideration of the sum of Three hundred pounds current money of Virginia by the said Francis Taylor to the sd. John Gilliam in hand paid before the sealing & delivery here of the receipt of which the said John Gilliam doth Hereby acknowledge they the said John Gilliam and Frances his wife have granted bargained sold released and confirmed by these presents do grant bargain, sell release and confirm unto the said Francis Taylor his heirs ands assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate on the south side of Roanoke River in the county of Lunenburgh containing seven hundred & twenty eight acres now in tenure & occupation of the said Francis Taylor, three hundred and forty three acres part thereof being granted to the said John Gilliam by Patent bearing date the sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six, one hundred and eighty five acres other part thereof being granted to the said John Gilliam by patent bearing date the nineteen day of May one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven and two hundred acres residue of the said tract being granted by parent to John Matthews & by him sold to William Fletcher who sold the same to the said John Gilliam with all houses, improvement, ____, privileges, & advantages to the same belonging to it & anywise appertaining and the reversion remains estate right, title and interest of them the said John Gilliam and Frances his wife or either of them in or to the said Land of premises hereby conveyed and every part thereof
      To have and to hold all and singular the lands and premises hereby conveyed with the appurtenances unto the said Francis Taylor his heirs and assigns to this and their own property used forever and the said John Gilliam for himself, his, his heirs, executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the said Francis Taylor his, his heirs and assigns in manner and form following that is to say that he the said John Gilliam & his heirs the said land & premises hereby conveyed and every part there of unto the said Francis Taylor his heirs and assigns against him the said John Gilliam ad his heirs and all and every person whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by the presents and further that the said Francis Taylor his heirs and assigns shall and may from time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quiet have hold use and occupy and enjoy the lands and premises herby conveyed and every part thereof and take receive the rents & profits thereof to his and their own proper use without the lawful let, hindrance or interruption of the said John Gilliam of Frances his wife or their or either of their heirs or any other person whatsoever
      In witness whereof the said John Gilliam & Frances his wife have thereunto set their hands & seals the day and year first above written
      John (I) Gilliam
      Francis (F) Gilliam
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Taylor, Moses Street, John Platt
      At a court held for Lunenburgh County the fourth day of July 1758
      This indenture was by the above named John Gilliam and Frances his wife acknowledged to be their acts & deed and the said Frances being privily examined relinquished her right of dower in the lands & premises conveyed by the said indenture all which were ordered to be recorded.
      Teste Clement Read.

      Summary:
      South side of Roanoke River in the county of Lunenburgh containing 728 (343 + 185 + 200) acres now in tenure & occupation of the said Francis Taylor

      343 acres part thereof being granted to the said John Gilliam by Patent bearing date 16 Aug 1756
      16 August 1756.
      Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Location: Lunenburg County.
      Description: 343 acres on the south side of Roanoak River adjoining his own lines.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 62 (Reel 31-32).

      185 acres other part thereof being granted to the said John Gilliam by patent bearing date 19 May 1757
      19 May 1757.
      Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Location: Lunenburg County.
      Description: 185 acres on Gilliamís Branch, and adjoining Robinsonís line.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 364 (Reel 31-32).

      200 acres residue of the said tract being granted by patent to John Matthews & by him sold to William Fletcher who sold the same to the said John Gilliam


      Road Orders
      6 Oct 1746 O. S., Page 78
      On the Motion of John GILLIAM it is Ordered that a Road be laid off and cleared from Mitchells Ford to Kings Ford and from thence to the Church And the said John GILLIAM is appointed Surveyor thereof And it is Ordered that the said GILLIAM with all the Male Labouring Tithable Persons Convenient to the said Road forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair according to Law.
      Pawlett, Nathaniel Mason. Lunenburg County Road Orders 1746-1764

      31 Oct 1753 N. S., Page 470
      Nathaniel Robertson & Jacob Mitchell are appointed Surveyors of the Road Whereof John GILLIAM was late Surveyor. And Henry Delony is appointed and desired to Nominate such hands to work on the said road as he shall think Proper, And it is Ordered that they (together with such hands as the said Delony shall appoint) do forthwith Clear & keep the same in Repair According to Law.
      Pawlett, Nathaniel Mason. Lunenburg County Road Orders 1746-1764

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