Buckingham Land

Buckingham Land Records
Updated June 24, 2009

Background
As Buckingham is a "burned" county, few land records exist prior to 1869. One Plat Book survived and some deeds were later recorded. Below is a table of land records extracted and compiled from
  • Land Tax Summaries and Implied Deeds, Volumes 1 (1782-1814) and 2 (1815-1840) by Roger G. Ward, Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, GA
  • Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys, Library of Virginia
  • Surveyor's Plat Book, 1762-1858,Transcribed and edited by Eric G. Grundset
  • 1815 Landowners’ Directory, Volume 1, Central Region, by Roger G. Ward.

Editorial comments are set off in [brackets]. Locations are measured from the Courthouse. E.g. Planterstown, 16S is at Planterstown, 16 miles south of the Courthouse.


First Name
Year
Acre
Location
Misc.
Purchased from
Sold to
Abner
1837
24.5
Adj Col. Watts



Abner
1837
96
Planterstown, 16S

Isham Gilliam

Abner
1837-1840


Taxes


Albert
1830
201


D. Guerrant

David
1795 Jan 8
460
Adj Richard Gilliam; and lines of Joseph Brown, William Morris, Jr., Crouch's, James Walker, David McCormack, and Olive Branch



David
1797 Feb 7
460
on Holliday River and south side of the Buckingham Road, adj Brown, Morriss and others.
Grant


David
1801-1802
400

New Grant


David
1801-1802


Taxes


Edward
1836
199
Slate River, 4W

Isham Gilliam

Edward
1836-1840


Taxes


Edward J.
1826
199
Willis River, 11S

Robert S. Brown

Edward J.
1826-1840


Taxes


Edward J.
1835



Interest of George M. Goodman and wife and children in estate of Henry Kidd

Edward J.
1836



Interest of J. M. Goodman and wife’s estate of Henry Kidd, deceased

Elizabeth
1816
7
Randolph’s Creek, 25E

E. Farmer

Elizabeth
1816-1840


Taxes,
Non resident for several years


Elizabeth
1821

Cartersville Road, 25E



Elizabeth
1826-1833

Cartersville Road, 25E, adj John B. Sadler



Elizabeth
1827-1830

Adj Drury Woodson



Epaphroditus
1782-1788


Taxes


Epaphroditus
1784
40



Sherwood McCormack
Epaphroditus
1790-1803


Estate


Hobson
1834
290
Appomattox River, 16S

Isham Gilliam

Hobson
1834-1836


Taxes


Isham
1801
482


Walker

Isham
1801-1814


Taxes


Isham
1806
185


Johns

Isham
1811
321


Gilliam
[likely John]

Isham
1813-1814

Buckingham Road, 13S, adj Walker and O[live] Branch



Isham
1813-1814

Buckingham Road, 12S



Isham
1813-1814

Planterstown, 16S



Isham
1814
94
Adjacent Planterstown

Jeffrey Gannaway
Formerly charged to Ichabod Hunter

Isham
1815

Buckingham Road, Planterstown, 13S



Isham
1815

Buckingham Road, Planterstown, 16S



Isham
1815

Adj John Walker and Olive Branch



Isham
1815
506
Residence of Philemon Anderson, 12S



Isham
1815

Lot in Planterstown



Isham
1815-1840


Taxes


Isham
1816

Johns’ old place



Isham
1816
6
16S


John Walker
Isham
1817

Johns’ old tavern



Isham
1818
320
Appomattox River near Planterstown
[Tongue Quarter Creek, 16S]

Thomas Wood and wife

Isham
1822
26
Slate River, 4W

Thomas Glover

Isham
1825
332
Ducker’s Creek, 14S

David Sudsberry

Isham
1827
332
Ducker’s Creek, 14S


Wyatt Smith
Isham
1831
80


William D. Jones

Isham
1833
8
Tongue Quarter Creek, 7SE

J. Boatwright for taxes

Isham
1833
1/40000
Planterstown, 16S

Richard Fariss for taxes

Isham
1833
1/120
Planterstown, 16S

Richard Fariss for taxes

Isham
1834
526
13S, adj John Walker estate


Isham Gilliam [Junior]
Isham
1834
290



Hobson Gilliam
Isham
1834
40



John J. Gilliam
Isham
1834
20
20SW, adj Joseph Watkins


For taxes
Isham
1837

Tongue Quarter Creek, 16S



Isham
1837
20
20SW, adj Joseph Watkins


Balance transferred to sons
Isham AND John
1806
321


Edmund Johns, et al

Isham, Junior
1834
526
13S, adj John Walker’s estate


Isham Gilliam
Isham, Junior
1834-1838


Taxes


Isham, Junior
1839
526
13S, adj John Walker’s estate

Thomas J. Davidson

J.
1801
150



Richard Gilliam
J.
1805
100



Hudson Morris
J[likely James]
1801
700



John Morain
James
1794
50


[John] Morain

James
1794-1814


Taxes


James
1801 Oct 15
100
Adj John Miller, Taylor and Harrison; and John Webb.



James
1802 Dec 22
100
adj Alexander Faubush (?), John Webb, Joseph Woldridge and Thomas McCormack



James
1804 Aug 25
100
adj Thomas McCormick, Alexander Faubush et al
Grant


James
1815

12S



James
1815

12S, adj John Johns
Taxes


James M.
1836
264.75
Appomattox River, 20SW



James M.
1836
165.33
Burnett’s Road, 20SW


Isham Gilliam
James M.
1836-1840


Taxes


John
1782-1788


Estate


John
1789-1797


Taxes


John
1803
50



William Gilliam
John
1803


Taxes


John
1805
122


F. W. Childress

John
1806
30


P. A. Winston

John
1806
321


Edmund Johns, et al

John
1807-1814


Taxes


John
1813-1814

Ducker’s Creek 15S



John
1815

Ducker’s Creek, 15S



John
1815
400
Near Caira, Cumberland County

Peter Francisco

John
1815-1840


Taxes


John
1818
7.5


Julius Coleman

John
1819
One moiety
Willis River

Glover Johns

John
1823
100


Edmund Winston

John
1827-1829


Dr. Jackey Spencer listed on property


John
1828-1837


Non resident


John
1831

Payne’s Creek, 16SE



John
1834
100


John Gary

John (SD)
1814
110
Buck and Doe Creek 10S



John AND
David Sudsberry, William Davis
1814
509


Formerly William B. Hare

John AND Glover Johns
1816
342
Willis River

Benjamin Carrington

John C.
1833
204
Mayo’s Branch, 15S


Richard C. Gilliam
John C.
1833-1838


Taxes


John C.
1839-1840


Estate


John C.
1840

Ducker’s Creek



John D [Sr. and possibly Jr. estate of J. D. Gilliam in 1837]
1835-1840





John D. [likely Jr.]
1837
197 5/8
Slate River, 11SW

Bernard Hill

John D. [likely Jr.]
1837
105.75
11SW

Estate of J.D. Gilliam, deceased

John D. [likely Jr.]
1838
184
Adj Slate River, 11SW

William B. Moseley

John D. [referred to as Sr. in 1835]
1835


Taxes


John D. [Sr.] AND Richard J. Davis
1836
140
Buck and Doe Creek, 10S



John J.
1831
40.5
On Slate River, 7SW

A. Branch, sold by James Isbell

John J.
1831-1840


Taxes


John J.
1832
100
On Slate River, 7SW

Mrs. Walker

John J.
1833
145
On Slate River, 7SW
Edward Branch’s lot

Estate of A. Branch

John J.
1834
80
Adj Moses Spencer, 6SW

Isham Gilliam

John J.
1835
75
Adj Moses Spencer, 6SW

Edward M. Branch

John J.
1835
80
Adj Moses Spencer, 6SW

Isham Gilliam

John R.
1836
554
Ducker’s Creek

Isham Gilliam

John R.
1836-1840


Taxes


John, [son of John]
1815-1836


Taxes


John, [son of John]
1816
70
Adj Cason and Johns, 15S

John Johns

John, [son of John]
1816
188
Mayo’s Creek, 15S

Edmond Winston

John, [son of John]
1823
264.75
Appomattox River, 20SE

S. W. Lewis

John, [son of John]
1823
165 1/8
Burnett’s Road, 20 SE

S. W. Lewis

John, [son of John]
1824

Portion of Hunting Tower



John, [son of John]
1831
188



Wilson Gilliam
John, [son of John]
1831

Portion of Hunting Tower



John, son of David
1815





John, son of David
[John D. Gilliam, Sr.]
1818
30


John Hooper

John, son of David
[John D. Gilliam, Sr.]
1819
333.5
Buck and Doe Creek

John Hooper

John, son of David
[John D. Gilliam, Sr.]
1822
148



Son, Littleberry Gilliam
John, son of David
[John D. Gilliam, Sr.] AND R[ichard]. J. Davis
1829
140
Buck and Doe Creek, 10S

James M. Anderson, trustee for Dunnivant

John, son of David [John D. Gilliam, Sr.]
1815-1834


Taxes


John, son of John
1815





John, son of John
1817





John, son of William
1792 Oct 17
482
Adj James Walker (son and heir of Henry Walker) on Holliday River and on both sides Buckingham Road adj Hodge's old tract; other neighbors, John Walker, Dec'd., John Childress, Thomas Grigory, and William Morris, Jr.



John, son of William
1795-1812


Taxes


Johns, Gilliam and Anderson
1811-1812





Littleberry
1822
148
Buck and Doe Creek, 10S

His father, John Gilliam, son of David
[John David Gilliam, Sr.]

Littleberry
1822-1823


Taxes


Nancy
1811


Taxes


Nancy
1812-1814


Estate


Nancy
1813-1814

6N, adj Josiah Hatcher



Nancy
1815

Ripley’s Creek, 6N
Estate


Nancy
1815 (bef)

Ripley’s Creek, 6NW, adj Josiah Hatcher



Nancy
1815-1829


Estate


Richard
1795 Feb 25
241.75
both sides of a fork in the Willis River adj William Morris, Sr., Thomas Blackburn, James Routon, and Epaphroditus, dec’d; surveyed for Richard Gilliam (son and heir at law of the said Epaphroditus Gilliam, dec'd.)



Richard
1795 Jan 16
261
on waters of Slate River and adj lines of Robert Smith, Uriah Smith and Charles Patteson



Richard
1797 Aug 21
261
adj Robert Smith, Charles Patteson and Uriah Smith.
Grant


Richard
1797 Oct 20
241.75
on both sides of a fork of Willis's River
Grant


Richard
1801 Jan 19
234
Adj William Morris, Thomas Blackburn and others.
Grant


Richard
1816-1839


Taxes


Richard
1818
137
On Willis River, 10S

Gabriel Walker

Richard
1819
75
Adj land purchased of Benajah Brown


George W. Hardiman, sold by Samuel Hardiman
Richard
1820
87.5
Holliday River, 12 SW


Uriah Smith and then Smith to S. Hardiman
Richard
1823
100



Should be charged to S. B. Hardiman
Richard
1839
23.75



Thomas Routon
Richard
1840


Estate


Richard Curd
1798
209


John Richardson

Richard Curd
1798-1814


Taxes


Richard Curd
1810
100


Susannah Gilliam

Richard Curd
1813-1814

Willis River 15S



Richard Curd
1815

Willis River, 15S



Richard Curd
1815
114
Willis River, 15S

E. Winston

Richard Curd
1815-1840


Taxes


Richard Curd
1816
204
On Mayo’s Creek, 15SE

Edmund Winston

Richard Curd
1826
224
Main Road

Edward Winston estate by his Admin or by Samuel Branch

Richard Curd
1831

Main Road, 13S



Richard Curd
1831

Willis River, 15S



Richard Curd
1833
91.75
Ducker’s Creek

Robert K. Davis and John? Gregory

Richard Curd
1833
204



John C. Gilliam
Richard Curd
1839
60


Of Robertson’ from N. Robertson’s estate

Richard Curd
1839
60
Adj S. Garrott

Jas. Robertson
[same as land from N. Robertson’s estate?]

Richard Gilliam (son of Epaphroditus)
1798 Jan 5
232
agreeable to a court order bearing the date of December Court, 1797 and directed to the surveyor of the county aforesaid or his deputy and is adj the lines of the widow Johns, Samuel Saunders, Epaphroditus Gilliam, William Morris, Thomas Blackburn and James Routon. Note: A new certificate was issued 10 Apr. 1800



Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1796 Dec 27
413.75
on branches of Slate River; adj William Morris, Sr., Olive Branch Road, Robert Smith and John Webb.
Grant


Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1797
100


John Patteson

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1797-1814


Taxes


Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1801
150


J. Gilliam

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1801
60


F. McCraw

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1802
232

New Grant


Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1804
32

New Grant


Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1807
100


Green

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1809
20


Green

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1813-114
138.5
8S, adj Flood and Bondurant

J. W. Green (legatees of Green)

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1813-1814
362
Willis River, 8S with 362 acres adjacent



Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1813-1814
75
8S

Benajah Brown

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1814
58


Green’s legatees

Richard, son of Epaphroditus
1815

Willis River, 8S



Richard, son of Isham
1837
295.5
On Appomattox River, 16S

Thomas Wood
Isham Gilliam
Richard, son of Isham
1837-1840


Taxes


S. of Prince Edward
1827
150
On Appomattox River, 15S

O. Hurt estate

Susannah
1787-1814


Taxes


Susannah
1795
236


William Chamberlayne

Susannah
1810
100



Richard Curd Gilliam
Susannah
1813-1814

Willis River, 15S



Susannah
1815

Willis River, 15S



Susannah
1815-1818


Taxes


Susannah
1821-1823

Willis River



Susannah, widow
1782

Adj William Gilliam, infant
Taxes


Unknown
1800
120



Dudley Brooks
Unknown
1802
361



John Buchanan
Unknown
[Richard]
1810
137
Willis River


Gabriel Walker
Unknown
[John AND Isham]
1811
321



Isham Gilliam
Unknown
1814

Adj Philip Watkins and Coleman



Unknown
[John son of David]
1829
148


Pemberton Dunnivant sold by J. M. A., trustee

Unknown
1837



Esther Anderson

William
1764 Feb 7
240
south branches of Wreck Island Creek; John Gannoway, John Cox, James Phelps, neighbors



William
1764 Feb 7
187
south side Wreck Island Creek; John Coleman, John Cox's new lines



William
1769 Nov 25
46
branch of Holiday Creek and ridges adjacent to his own lines



William
1786
150



Forsel? Henz?
William
1793
50



John William
William
1803
50


“from John” Gilliam?

William
1806
162.5


Anthony J? Woodson
Anderson Woodson (1813)

William
1813

Appomattox River, 17SW, adj James Coleman, Sr.



William
1813-1814

Appomattox River 14S,
Prince Edward County



William
1837
105.75
On Willis River, 11S

Estate of J. D. Gilliam, deceased

William
1837-1840


Taxes


William
1838
150
Adj J. D. Gilliam’s estate

J. D. Gilliam

William from upper end of county
1782-1787


Taxes


William of Goochland
1782-1784


Taxes


William of Goochland
1784
120



Robert Moseley
William of Prince Edward
1815

Appomattox River, 14S



William of Prince Edward
1815-1836


Taxes


William of Prince Edward
1836
133
On Appomattox River, 20 SW


R. J. Gillespie
William of Prince Edward
1837-1840


Estate


William R.
1837 (abt)
500
Stage Road, 12S


Isham Gilliam
William R.
1837-1840


Taxes


William, infant
1782-1794


Taxes


William, infant
1795-1797


Estate


Wilson
1831
188
Mayo’s Creek, 15S

John Gilliam

Wilson
1831-1840


Taxes


Wilson
1840

Ducker’s Creek






Sources
  • Grundset, Eric G. Surveyor's Plat Book, 1762-1858
  • Library of Virginia. Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys.
  • Ward, Roger G. 1815 Landowners’ Directory, Volume 1, Central Region
  • Ward, Roger G. Land Tax Summaries and Implied Deeds, Volumes 1 (1782-1814) and 2 (1815-1840) by Roger G. Ward, Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, GA