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Robert Adams 1680/90 to 1740
Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1728-1736
Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
p.261 Deed 15, June 1731 Robert Adams of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., to William Owen of same, for 20 pounds, 200 acres on north side of James River, bounded by Josias Payne, Michael Holland, Deep Creek, it being the lower end of 400 acres belonging to said Adms. Witness: Josias Payne, Stephen Sampson, Thomas Wharton Signed: Robert Adams Recorded June 15, 1731.
p. 288 Deed November 15, 1731 Robert Burton of Goochland Co., from John Woodson of same, for 50 pounds, 350 acres on north side Payne, Thomas Wadloe, Robert Adams and John Sutton Farrar. Witness: Jos. Dabbs, James Daniell, Fleming Bates Signed: John Woodson Recorded November 16, 1731 Susanna, wife of John, relinquishes her dower rights.
p.289 Deed November 14, 1731 John Woodson of Goochland Co., to Thomas Wadlow, 200 acres on north side of James River, bounded by land sold by John Woodson, dec’d, to Robert Adams, broad branch of Tuckahoe Creek, and Robert Burton, Wit: Robt. Payne, Robt. Burton, George Eastham, Fleming Bates, John Bates Signed: John Woodson Recorded November 16, 1731. Susanna, wife of John, relinquished her dower right.
p.43 Deed 16, September 1734 John Woodson of Goochland Co., to Robert Adams of same, for 10 pounds, 250 acres on branches of Tuckahoe and Dover Mill Creeks, next to 200 acres sold by said Woodson to Thomas Wadlow; and also 96 acres on both sides of Mill Creek, being easternmost part of land bought by said Adams of John Woodson, dec’d. Witness: Arthur Hopkins, Richard Deane, Signed John Woodson Recorded January 21, 1734.
p.114 Deed 15 July, 1735 Robert Adams of Goochland Co., to William Adkinson of same, for 20 pounds, 200 acres on north side of James River on a branch of Licking Hole Creek, being part of a survey taken up by Robert Adams, the other part acknowledged to Michael Holland, bounded by Thomas Sanders, Francis Coley, Robert Adams and Michael Holland. Wit: Thos. Sanders, Richard Parker, Jno. Bowie Signed: Robert Adams Recorded: July 15, 1735.
p. 213 Deed 20 Jan. 1735 Humphry Parrish of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., to John Winn of same, for 26 pounds, Land Humphry Parrish patented, 400 acres, on north side of James River on branches of Treasurers Run, bounded by Robert Adams, Wellcome William Hodges. Wit: Edmond E. Hodges, John (IP) Parrish, Jean Wilkison, Signed: Humphry (H)Parrish Recorded May 17, 1736 Mary, wife of Humphrey, relinquished her dower right.
p.257 Deed 21 Sept. 1736 Robert Adams of Goochland Co., to Thomas Saunders of same, for love and affection to my son in law Thomas Saunders who hath married my daughter Amie, 400 acres in fork of Licking Hole Creek, bounded as by patent to Adams, June 16, 1727. Wit. Robert Burton Samuel Ridgway, Wm Witt Signed: Robert Adams Recorded September 21, 1736.
p.262 Deed 16 Nov. 1736 Robert Addams of Goochland Co., to Mathew Collins of same, for __ land on east side of broad branch of Tuckahoe Creek, 100 acres, next to Wadlow and Woodson. Signed Robert Adams Recorded November 26, 1736.
Goochland County Order Book 1 1728-1730 Anne K. Bloomquist
June Court 1730 page 233
Robert Adams was a juror in the case Richard Dean Plaintiff vs. Robert Napier Junior Defendant along with Nicholas Cox, Matthew Cox, Stephen Woodson, John McBrid, Nowell Burton, William Lansdon, James Taylor, John Prier, Joseph Farrar, David Walker, Fredorick Cox.
June Court 1731 page 349
Adams Negro boy judged. Toby a negro boy belonging to Robert Adams is judged to be twelve years old.
June Court 1731 page 350
Adams vs. Randolph Exec’rs to be Summoned on the Petition of Robert Adams for leave to build a Mill on Dover Mill Creek, Ordered that the Executors of Thomas Randolph deceased be Summoned to object against the same if they can.
July Court 1731 page 388
Robert Adams was a juror in the case Randolph vs. Dickinson In the Action of Trespass along with John McBrid, Nicholas Cox, John Lad, Thomas Wadloe, John Laine, John Richardson, Robert Napier, jr., James Robertson, Joell Chandler, Joseph Woodson, John Chastain.
July Court 1731 page 389
Juror in the Case Davis vs. Quin In the Action of Debt along with John McBrid, Nicholas Cox, John Lad, Thomas Wadloe, John Laine, John Richardson, Robert Napier, jr., James Robertson, Joell Chandler, Joseph Woodson, John Chastain.
July Court 1731 page 390
Adams vs. Randolph Exrs. The Petition of Robert Adams for leave to build a mill is dismist at the motion of John Fleming one of the Executors & c. of Thomas Randolph deceased for the uncertainty of the said petition.
Once again we see in researching deeds, court orders and wills that we can gain so much information.
For instance, we discussed the several Anne daughters. If you will look back at my post on November 10, 2010, I listed an Anne Sanders as being one of his daughters. In the Deed from Goochland County page 257, we see Robert Adams conveying to his son-in-law, Thomas Saunders, husband of Amie. I going to take this as an indication that Anne should have been Amie.
Dover Mill. Robert Adams did not build a mill there, but almost over a hundred years later a mill will be built. He had the foresight to recognize the good location for a mill, but for whatever reason the Randolphs stopped that deal.
12252--James River - Jordan Point to Richmond
12252--James River - Jordan Point to Richmond