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Goochland County, Virginia
Wills and Deeds
Benjamin B. Weisiger III
Page 76 Deed 20 May, 1729, James Holman of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., Planter, to Thomas Randolph, John Wood, William Mayo, Daniel Stoner, George Paine, William Womack, Robert Adams, Nowel Burton, Leonard Ballew, Tarleton Fleming & Henry Wood, Vestrymen of St. James Parish, 400 acres, for 100 pounds, for a Glebe for the use of the parish, 400 acres on the North side of James River, bounded by Deer Pen Branch, Evan’s line, Russell’s and Clark’s lines.
Recorded 20 May 1729
Sarah, wife of Holman, relinquishes her dower rights
p.156 Deed 16 Dec. 1729 John Sorrell to Sylvanus Pumfree, Margaret Pumfree and Sylvanus Pumfree, jr., for 10 pounds, 100 acres bounded by broad branch of Tuckahoe Creek, with all houses, etc.
Witness: Robert Adams, John Bovrie
Recorded 16, Dec. 1729
Note: Please note that this was the same property conveyed to John Sorrel by Robert Adams on November 16, 1728.
p.165 Deed 16, February. 1729 Robert Addams of Goochland Co., to Henry Chiles, for 20 pounds, 200 acres, part of a patent, on Licking Hole Creek, bounded by Samuel Burk, with all houses, etc.
Witness: Tho. Prosser, Tho. Dickins
Signed: Robert Addams
Recorded February 17, 1729
Goochland County Court Order Book 1 and 2 Anne K. Bloomquist
February Court 1729
Adam’s Deed to Chiles Robert Adams acknowledges a Deed with the Livery of Seizin endorsed and a Bond from himself to Henry Chiles to be his severall Acts and Deeds and they are thereupon admitted to Record.
Dean vs. Napier. In the Action on the Case between Richard Dean plt. And Robert Napier, Junr. Defendant, the following jury are sworn Robert Adams, Nicholas Cox, Mathew Cox, Stephen Woodson, john Mcbrid, Nowell Burton, William Lansdon, James Taylor, John Prier, Joseph Farrar, David Walker, Fedorick Cox
February Court 1729 Robert Adams is a juror along with Richard Dean, Nicholas Cox, Jacob Micheaux, Mathew Cox, Stephen Woodson, Ashford Hughes, John Mcbrid, Nowell Burton, William Lansdon, James Taylor, John Prier.
June Court 1729
Ordered that Robert Adams, Nowell Burton William Woodson, and Samuel all or any three of them being first Sworn by some Justice of the Peace do appraise the Estate of John Bellamy deceased.
Richard Dean, Robert Adams, Robert Burton, William Woodson, John Utley, Thomas Christian, John McBride, William Landson, Nowell Burton, Ashford Hughes, James Taylor Peter Baize are jurors in the case Holland vs. Saunders
Richard Dean, Robert Adams, Robert Burton, William Woodson, John Utley, Thomas Christian, John McBride, William Landson, Nowell Burton, Ashford Hughes, James Taylor Peter Baize are jurors in the case Williams v. Ware.
December Court,. 1729
Richard Dean, John Prier,Matthew Cox, Robert Adams, John Mcbride, Peter Jefferson, Henry Harper, Samuel Allin, Nowell Burton , Thomas Christian, Thomas Christian, jr and Thomas Wadloe are jurors in the case Atkinson vs. Benning.
Notes on the above:
Now we have established that Robert Adams was a vestryman for St. James Parish in Goochland County and he was a juror in Goochland County. He was a landowner and as we can see by page 16 of Goochland County deeds he has sold land to a Henry Chiles which is probably some of the beginnings of the Adams/Chiles relationship that begins in the eighteenth century. Also, please notice that he serves on the jury with a Woodson on many occasions.