Charles City County

GILLIAMs of Charles City County
Updated July 2, 2011
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Background
Charles City County was named for Charles I of England and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.  The county seat is Charles City.


Parishes
Bristol Parish, abt 1643-1702
Charles City Parish, 1613
Chickacoan Parish, bef 1640-1643
Flowerdew Hundred Parish, abt 1620-1688
Jordan's Journey, abt 1620-1688
Martin's Brandon Parish, 1655-1702
Smith's Hundred Parish, abt 1617-1619
Southampton Parish, 1619-1622
Wallingford Parish, 1643-1720
West and Shirley Parish, abt 1613-1622
Westover Parish, abt 1625-1702
Weyanoke Parish, abt 1618-1702
Wilmington Parish, abt 1658-1723


Overview
The early days of Charles City County saw many GILLIAMs. In the 1660's a John GILLIAM appears in connection with an Anthony Tall and in regard to bounties for wolves. He, as Mr. John GILLOM, on 20 Oct 1689 received 261 acres in Bristoll Parish, on south side of Appamoattuck River beginning at a point of rocks, and adjacent Hugh Leaden’s land. His mother, referred as Mrs. [Margary] GILLAM along with Barker and Leden [sic] is referred to in the bounds of a patent received by Jarvis Dix in 1682. At the October Court 1688 the justices summoned the executors of the estate of Margery GILLIAM to account for the belongings to Hugh Leaden above. This GILLIAM line settles into Prince George (the lines of Charles and John GILLIAM) and Surry (the line of Hinchea GILLIAM).

The elusive Henry GILLIAM of early patents also makes an appearance. Henry dies around 1660, for a Thomas Drew(e) is appointed administrator of his estate that same year. It has been suggested the "Hen." not stand for Henry but for Henshaw/Hinchea. If so, he would likely be a near relative to John GILLIAM who married Margary, above.

The predominant GILLIAM line of Charles City is that of Jeffrey GILLIAM, son of William GILLIAM, one of the early constables at Weyanoke. William owned jointly with Jeffrey Munford, land along Oldman's Creek and Seller Run. Jeffrey Munford appears to be the namesake of William's son, Jeffrey.

Jeffrey GILLIAM, Jr., a grandson of William, leaves a Will in 1768 mentioning his children. His son, Jeffrey GILLIAM, III, continues in Charles City and may be found in the 1810 Census.

It appears that Jeffrey's brother, Richard, did not settle in Charles City, but in Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent, just across the James. However, at least one of Richard's sons did live in Charles City. Epaphroditus GILLIAM, (1707-1761) son of Richard GILLIAM of New Kent leaves a Will dated 1761. It, like that of Jeffrey's, is witnessed by William Green Munford. He and his wife are involved in a chancery suit with the Johnsons, Murrells, and Russells. There must have been a family connection to the Russells, since Jeffrey GILLIAM is selected as guardian of the infant, Thomas Russell in the 1790's.

In 1764, a John GILLIAM marries in Dover Parish, Goochland, Elizabeth Murrell, daughter of Thomas Murrell above. This John settles in Albemarle County and names a son Epaphroditus. It is believe that this John is a son of Epaphroditus (1707-1761) and his wife Priscilla.


Bonds
3 Jan 1806
Bond. John Major and Jeffrey GILLIAM to Major Willcox and John Colgin, executors of John Colgin, deceased.


Chancery
Nov 1755, Court
Marmaduke Brown vs. Francis Johnson, William Russell and Elizabeth his wife, Epaphroditus GILLIAM and Priscilla his wife, Thomas Murrell, Jeffry Murrell and Thomas Russell; in Chancery.
Referred to General Court.


Census
1810
Jeffrey GILLIAM, 2 slaves
01111-00101-02
1 male age 10-15
1 male age 16-25
1 male age 26-44
1 male age >45
[Jeffery]
1 female age 16-25
1 female >45
[Sarah]
Ancestry.com Federal Census.

By 1820, Jeffrey has died and presumably Sarah, his wife too, since she is not provided for in the Will of Jeffery. His sons are not listed in the 1820 Census. The only GILLIAM, is Carter GILLIAM, son of Carter GILLIAM and Elizabeth Green Hancock.

In the 1830, Edward GILLIAM, age 20-30, son of Jeffrey, per Will of Jeffery is listed with a wife, age 20-30, and a daughter age 5-10.

In 1840 Edward has presumably died. Listed are two Nancy GILLIAMs, each with a daughter the correct age to be Edward's daughter of 1830. The Nancy living adjacent the Binns appears to be the wife of Edward since he in 1830 lived adjacent the Binns, however, this Nancy appears to be slightly older than she "should" be according to the 1830 Census, however, in light of the 1830 Census, Edward's age seems incorrect in light of the 1810 Census.

No GILLIAMs by any spelling are found in the 1850-1870 Charles City Censuses.

In 1880 the family of William (age 35) and Martha GILLIAM (age 30) are living at Chickahominy with a Louisa Vaiden as boarders. William is listed as a sailor at sea. Also living in the household is Forest GILLIAM (age 6) and Ellen GILLIAM (age 1).

No GILLIAMs by any spelling are found in the 1900-1930 Charles City Censuses.



Court Orders
11 Jul 1655
Hatcher as Thos ffones told me before Jo: Gilham and Saml Woodward did say at Mr. Wm. Johnsons the night before he went downe (there being then present Will Baugh, Tho Jones, Tho. ffones, and his wife and John Pryse) that he would hang Mr. Landsdale in England at Tyburner and that he wish'd he could meet with Ned Hill in England, and that he was going fer England to be released of his good behavior, and that he wondered why such could bind him to his behavior that never had none themselves, and the he would have a bout with the Gov'nor Bennett when he came there.
Rec. 11 Jul 1656, page 5
Charles City County, Order Book, 1656-1658

27 Oct 1657
Att a cort holden att Westov'r
Jo. GILHAM paid 200 lbs tobo for 1 wolf's head, page 71
Charles City County, Order Book, 1656-1658

25 Oct 1659,
Att a Co'rt holden att Merchts Hope 8br 25 1659
Ordered that 29 lb tobbo per polle forthwith collected by the sherr on the tytheables of the whole Com and paid as foll:
Henry Gilham, paid 200 lbs tobo for 1 wolf's head, page 208
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

3 Dec 1659
Attachment to John Gilham agt Antho Tall's est. for 1100 lb tobo per bill, page 213
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

20 Jan 1659
Trespass case
The Jury vidst
Ca. Otho Southcott, foreman Mr. Thos. Broome
Mr. Jo. Drayton Mr. Richd Taylor
Mr. H. Banister Mr. Jas. Blamore
Mr. Tho. Holford Mr. Wm. Sanders
Mr. Rice Hoe Mr. Thos. Calloway
Mr. Jo. Stirdevant Mr. John Gilham, page 219?
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

Judgt and exec to Jno GILHAM agst estate of Antho Tall for 1100 lb tobo. page 224.
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

4 Jun 1660
Att a Co'rt holden at Westov'r
Com of Admr of est of Henry GILHAM, dec'd., to Mr. Thomas Drewe as formerly made over.
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

10 Oct 1660
It is ordered that 31 lb tobbo per poll be forthwith levied by the sherr upon ev'y tytheable person in this Com. and pd as foll:
Ho[well]: Pryse for 1 by assignment of Wm Gilham 100 lb tobo, page 298
Charles City Co. Court Orders, 1659-1661

9 Jan 1662
Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed being upon the Jury concerning the death of John Prise doe finde to the best of o'r knowledge that the s'd John Prise did come to his untimely end by the reason of his running away from his M'r Rice Hoe and soe was starved for want of victualls w'ch runningaway we doe apprehend was by the meanes of the sad stripes what appeared upon his body give him by his Mrs. Susanna Hoe upon the 2'd of January but wee doe not finde any mortall wound upon him., page 357.
Daniell Clarke Neal Sincler
ffer: Aston Wm (x) GILLUM
Rich: Bradford John (x) Hottly
Thos: Calloway Thos (x) Turner
Phillip Owen Thos (x) Richard
Jeoffrey (IM) Momford Jno. (IP) Parish
[Patent records shows the above were neighbors]
Charles City County, 1661-1664

25 Feb 1663/64
Power of atty. Thos Lowe of Bristol parish, Charles City Co., planter, to "my loveing father in law John Wilson" of the same parish, Henrico Co., planter, to collect debts and "dispose of all the other estate I leave in Virga (except one yoke of oxen)"
Signed: Thomas (the seale) Lowe
Wit: Henry Randolph
John Cillum (GILLUM?), page 457
Charles City County, 1661-1664

25 Feb 1663/64
Acknowledgment. "Whereas my father in law John Wilson senior of Appamatock did give unto my sonne William Lowe his grandchild certain cattle x x" to be kept until he be 231. The cattle being 2 cows, 2 heifers, and 1 cow calf.
Tho. Lowe acknowledges the keeping of the cattle for his son.
Signed: Thomas Lowe (the seale)
Wit: Henry Randolph
John Cillum (GILLUM?), page 458.
Charles City County, 1661-1664

3 Jun 1664
Nonsuit, to John GILHAM deft agt Wm Hunt plt., page 472
Charles City County, 1661-1664

3 Aug 1661
Mr. Jno. GILHAM dismissed from suit of Wm Hunt atty of Anthony Tall for illegal detention of a serv't belonging to Tall. He having delivered the serv't on first demand, etc. over a servant, page 464
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

21 Jul 1664
Deed. Edward Hill sells to John GILHAM 1300 acres.
Signed: Edw Hill
Wit: Henry Randolph
Eliza Reppes
Recognit in Cur 3 Aug 1664 per Edwd Hill, etc.
Recognit in Cur by Elizabetham Hill 9ber 11 Anno 1665.
Teste Hoel Pryse, Cl
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

??
5 dayes in recovering a serv't of Anthony Talls from Mr. GILLUM, 130 tobo.
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

19 Jun 1664
Goodman Mumford and William GILLUM these are to certefie you both that you may freely goe upon your land w'ch I and Willm Hitchman sold you, without any doubt about your occatons. I had beene with you before now to give you assurance of your land but my occ'acons prevented me but God wiling I will be with you the next Court gett your bill of Sale ready nt else but that I am
Your friend,
Thos Spencer
June the 19th 1664
Whereas Tho. Spencer sold certeine land to Jefferey Momford and Willm GILLAM and promised by his lre produced in Court to appear here in August Court last to give them assurance thereof. The Court on request of the sd Momford and GILLUM doth hereby certefie whom it may concerne that the sd Spencer hath made no such appearance nor assurance at all neither in August Court aforesd nor any tyme since in this Com., page 503
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

3 Jun 1665
Wm Gilham sworn constable for Weynoke, page 553
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

1 Jul 1665,
Daniell Clarke, planter, of Oldman's Creek sells, for a bill of 5000 lb tobo rec'd to Jeofferey Mumford and Willlm GILLUM "a tract of land joyneing to the horse path that goes to Jamestown." Further description of land in surveyors terms. All being 200 acres.
Signed Daniel Clarke
Wit: Tho. Porter, John Smyth
Recognit in cur, Aug 3 per Danl Clarke et Francise Clarke uxor
Test Hoel Pryse, Cl
Recorded 6 Aug 1665, page 572
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

1 Jul 1665
Daniell Clarke, planter, of Oldmans Creek sells, for a bill of 5000 lb tobo re'd, to Jeffrey Mumford and William GILLUM a tract of land joyneing to the horse path that goes to Jamestowne . . . all being 200 acres"
Signed Daniel Clarke, witnessed by Tho: Ligon and John Smyth.
Charles City County, Court Orders 1664-1665 and 1650-1696 Fragments

??
Tho. Malory one of the exors of Thos Bridges ordered to "delliver one Gunn unto John Gillham."
page 531.
Charles City County, VA, Court Orders, 1672-1674, page ___

3 Dec 1678, Court at Westover
Mr. Robert Bolling stands security for Mrs. GILLUM, she having the estate of orphan Hugh Leaden in her hands, page 338
Ayres, Margaret McNeill. Charles City County, Order Book 1676-1679, 1968.

Oct 1688
At the October Court 1688 the justices summoned the executors of the estate of Margery GILLIAM to account for the belongings to Hugh Leaden,
page 158.
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

3 Apr 1690
At a Court Holden at Westopher 3rd. April A.D. 1690 in 2nd year of William & Mary, King and Queen of England.
Fortune GILLAM relinquishes her right of dower in land sold by her husband to Mr. Rober Bolling.
page 76
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

12 Jun 1690
At a Court Holden at Westopher for Charles City 12 Day June, Anno 1690.
p. 287 Judgt. granted Richard GILLAM agst. sherr. Cha. Goodrich for non appearance of James Callum
[also spelled Callam in same order]
page 80
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

4 Aug 1690
At a Court Holden at Westopher 4th day Aug. Anno 1690
Judgt. confirmed to Richd GILLAM agst. Jo. Harwood, late subsher. for £3/10 for non appearance of Ja. Callum
page 87
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

9 Oct 1690
At a Levy Court Held at Westopher 9th Oct. A.D. 1690
p. 316. Whereas Jno. Mustchamp, Jno. Turner, Richd. GILLAM, Wm Smith, Sylvanus Stoakes, Jr. and Robert Ireland and Jno. Ellis in Appamattuck are presented to the court for not giving in their lists of tithes, it is ordered that Tho. Cotton summon the delinquents to the next court and then and there prosecute them.
page 94
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

3 Mar 1691
p. 389 A Court at Westopher for Charles City 3rd March 1691, In suit of Richd. Gilliam agst Wm Oliver, and deft, not appearing, judgement freanted agst Sherr. for 1250 lbs tobacco (p. 124)
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

5 Dec 1693
December 5, 1693 The court sits . . . p. 479. Jeffery and Richard Gillam were subpoened on this case on part of the plt. Deft. at court confesses taking of mare and selling her for 1000 lbs tobacco (p. 166)
p. 480. Ordered that Richard Jones pay Jeffery and Richard Gilham, each of them, for 1 days attendance as witnesses, agst John Hunt. (p.167)
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

3 Jun 1695
At a Court Holden at Westover, 3rd. of June 1695
p. 572. Robert Lansdown agst. Capt. Henry Soan for tailor's work done to value of 950 lbs tobacco. Deft. says he owes nothing and pleades statute of limitation. This is overuled. It appears by oath of Richad Gilham that deft. promised payment in 1 year. (p. 206)
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

3 Jun 1695
p. 576. Richard Gilham hath order for 2 days attendance in case of Robert Lansdon agst. Capt. Soane (p. 208)
Weisiger III, Benjamin B. Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695 with a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680. Self published, Richmond, VA.

10 Aug 1722.
Deed from Thomas Murrell to John Woodhouse proved by oath of William Murrell, Jeffrey Murrell, & Richard GILLIAM & ordered to be recorded, page 155.
Charles City County, VA, Order Book 1722-1723, page ___

Apr Court 1745
James Jackson granted adminstration of estate of Menera Stone, decd. James Bell, James Bell, Jr. Justinian Justiss, Jr. and Epaphroditus Gillum to appriase.
page 344

June 1750, Court
Deed of Alexander Rudder to John GILLIAM recorded. Hannah, wife of Rudder, relinq dower.
Charles City County, VA, Fragments, 1769, page ___

November Court 1755
Marmaduke Brown vs Francis Johnson, William Russell, and Elizabeth his wife, Epaphroditus Gililam and Priscilla his wife, Thomas Murrell, Jeffry Murrell and Thomas Russell in Chancery.
referred to General Court.
page 336

At a Court held for Charles City County the 5th of July 1769.
Chas GILLIAM vs. Robert Harrison pefa[?] Plea waved & Judged according to former Judgement & Cost.,

Charles City County, VA, Fragments, 1769, page 8



Deeds
18 Jan 1692/3
Deed from Jeffrey GILLIAM of Charles City County, for 2000 pounds tobacco, to John Hunt of the same county, a tract of 50 acres on north side of Wynoak Parish, being part of a parcel of land formerly bought of Mr. Daniel Clarke of this county, by my father William GILLAM and Jefry Munford, joint purchasers, and by the said Mumford, the survivor, made over at court held at Westover 5 April 1669, to me as one of the heirs of my father, dec'd. The land is between Seller Run and Oldman's Creek, being undivided from a parcel purchased by said Hunt from my brother Richard GILLIAM, given to Richard by said Mumford.
Jefry (I) GILLAM
Dated 18 Jan 1692.
Wit: John Turner, Richard (X) Homes
Rec: 3 Aug 1693
Charles City County Will & Deed Book 1692-1694, page 163

1 Sep 1726
Richard GILLIAM of Westover Parish, Charles City Co. to Jeffrey GILLIAM of same, for 3000 lb. tobacco, 125 acres bounded by Murrell's line, said Jeffrey, William GILLIAM, Long Branch, Jeffrey Munford, Harman Bosman.
Wit: Valentine Minge, John Bosman.
Signed: Richard GILLIAM.
Rec. 7 Sep 1726
Charles City County Deed Book ___, page ___

7 Jun 1769
Jonathan Patteson of New Kent Co, to James Quigen of Charles City, for £75, land bounded by Potato Run, 75 acres
Wit: John Crew, Robert Crew, Jeffry Gilliam
Sig: Jonathan Patteson,
Rec: 7 Jun 1769
page 134

7 Aug 1771
Francis Wilson of Charles City Co., to Jeffry GILLIAM of same, for 50 pd, 125 acres that said Wilson purchased of John GILLIAM, bounded by William Edwards, Thomas Russell, William West and said Jeffry GILLIAM
Wit: Edward Russell, Will West, Jas. Thompson
Sig: Francis Wilson
Rec: 1 Jan 1772, page 336
Elizabeth, wife of Francis, relinquished her dower rights.
Charles City County, VA, Will and Deed Book, 1766-1774, page 336

1 Jan 1772
Jeffrey GILLIAM with wife, Sarah, sold 125 acres to Philemon Charles of same, for £50, 125 acres, purchases of Francis Wilson.
Wit: Samuel Russell, Francis Drake, Edward Russell
Sig: Jeffry Gilliam
Red: 1 Jan 1772
Sarah wife of Jeffry, relinquished her dower right.
Charles City County, VA, Will and Deed Book, 1766-1774, page 337

3 Aug 1773
Jeffrey GILLIAM of Charles City sells to Robert Drake of the same, for £38.15, 70 acres part of the land said Gilliam lives on, bounded by Collins Run, Susannah Christian and Philip Charles.
Wit: Henry Vaughan, Gallorthun Walker, John Robinson,
Sig: Jeffery Gilliam
Rec: 1 sep 1773
Sarah relinquishes her dower.
Charles City County, VA, Will and Deed Book, 1766-1774, page 502.

2 Mar 1774
Jeffery Gilliam of Charles City Co, to Robert Drake, of same, for £20, 80 acres where said Jeffery now dwells, bounded by Collins Run, lands of said Gilliam lately.
Wit: Saml Major, Stephen West, Nicholas Hot.
Sig: Jeffery Gilliam
Rec 4 Mar 1774
Sarah wife of Jeffery, relinquished her dower right
Charles City County, VA, Will and Deed Book, 1766-1774, page 342

19 Nov 1812
Jeffrey Gilliam and Sarah Gilliam to Thomas Morecock, 8 acres
Charles City County, VA, Deed Book, 5, page 447

10 Mar 1814
This indenture made this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen between Jeffery Gilliam of Charles City County of the first part and Talbott Parrish of said county of the other part, witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds on bond bearing date March 10th, 1814 which sun is to be discharged by four equal annual payments as will appear by reference to said bond, and which sum he the said Jeffery Gilliam is indebted to John Minge exor of Collier Harrison decd of said county and he the said Jeffery Gilliam being willing and desirous to secure the same to the said John Minge and for and in consideration of one dollar in hand paid by the said Talbott Parish at the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he, the said Jeffery Gilliam hath granted & bargained & sold and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Talbott Parrish his heirs and assigns forever one certain parcel or tract of land lying and being in Charles City County and bounded as follows to wit:
On each by the land of Stephen Davidson, on the north by those of Edward Warren decd on the east by those of Easton Christian and on the south by Collins run and containing one hundred acres more or less and the reversion and reversions, and remainders and remainders, rents and profits thereto and all the estate rights, title, interest, claim and demand of him the said Jeffery Gilliam and all persons claiming under him of, in, or to the same and every part or parcel thereof to have and to hold all and singular the premises with all improvements and appurtenances unto him, the said Talbott Parrish his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Talbot Parrish his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jeffery Gilliam doth for himself, his heirs, exors, etc forever warrant and defend against all persons claiming by for or through him upon trust nevertheless that the said Talbott Parrish his heirs etc shall and will on the first day of January 1818 proved the bond above name is not discharged with the accruing interest sell for the best price that can be had at public sale the said granted land and premises and all of the money arising from such sale pay and satisfy the aforesaid installments with the legal interest to the said Minge and, if, there be any surplus money after paying the aforesaid installments together with the expenses attending to execution of the deed the said Parrish shall pay such surplus if any there be to the said Gilliam or to his legal representatives.
In witness whereof the parties to heres presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the date and year above written.

Sig: Jeffery Gilliam, Talbott Parrish

Signed, sealed in presence of: James Timberlake, Thos W. Walker, Henry Timberlake
At a court held for Charles City County at the Courthouse the 21 day of April 1814, the aforewritten indenture interest was acknowledged by Jeffery Gilliam and Talbott Parrish parties thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wyatt Walker CC
Charles City County, VA, Deed Book, 5, pages 514-515.

18 Apr 1818
Jeffrey Gilliam to Henry Adams, 100 acres on Collins
Charles City County, VA, Deed Book, 5, pages 627.

17 Jan 1820
Michael Pearman bought the estate of Edward GILLIAM's father, Jeffrrey. See
Wilcox v. Pearman, January, 1838, Richmond.
Charles City County, VA, Deed Book 6, page 323
[Edward GILLIAM's father was Jeffery GILLIAM. ]

1 Jan 1827
Carter N. Gilliam to John Parkhill, Jr., 253 1/2 acres, Dogham

Charles City County, VA, Deed Book, 7, page 171

20 May 1848
Elizabeth F. Gilliam to John P. Royall, Dogham.

Charles City County, VA, Deed Book, 10, page 76


Deed of Trust
1824
Benjamin Cocke and Mary (Eppes) Cocke to Benjamin Harrison and Nathaniel Nelson for Eppes Island, Charles City County, Virginia, for the benefit of Hill Carter (bears affidavits of Hill Carter, Thomas P. Cocke, Marius GILLIAM, John E. Meade, and Samuel Perkins and recorded by Robert Walker Christian).


Guardianships
1797
Jeffrey GILLIAM, Guardian for infant Thomas Russell

1798
Jeffery GILLIAM, Guardian for infant Thomas Russell.

1799
Jeffrey GILLIAM, Guardian for infant Thomas Russell.


Marriages

26 Jun 1828
Married at Mount Erin, on Thursday, June 26, by Rev. Robert B. Croes, Carter N. GILLIAM of Charles City County, to Miss Elizabeth Mayo Fulton.
Richmond Commercial Compiler, p. 3, c. 1, Thursday, July 3, 1828.


Medical
A Physician's Accounts, 1804-1807
Jeffery GILLIAM
A Physician's Accounts, 1804-1807, page 38


Military
Dragoons 1701/1702,

21 Nov 1776
Militia draughted from Charles City on 21st Novr 1776 and put under the command of Benja Harrison, Jr.:
Benja Harrison, Capt
Willm Edloe, Jur, Lieut.
Henry Vaughan, Sgt.
Turner Southall, Sgt.
John Nibb (Knibb), Sgt.
Tom Morecock, Corpls
John Redwood, Corpls
Edmund Christian, Corpls
Gideon Bailey
Henry Wills
William Walker
Richard Gill
William Tenit
Alexander M. Brown
Benjamin Buck
John Royster
Henry Harvey
Richard Barnes
William Hardiman
Thomas Warburton
Robert Maynard
John Nancy
Jeffry GILLIAM
Stephen Hughes
George Baker
William Floyd
Lewis Crutchfield
Thomas Gill
Benjamin Hughes
Charles Carter
John Major
John Atkinson
William Burton
John Wilcox
Henry Finch
Samuel Butler
William Harrison
John New
John Stubblefield
Henry Roach
David Wilkinson
Thomas Butler
John Colgin
Benja Apperson
Charles Holdsworth
Edward Clark
William Wilson
Richard Cole
Allen M. Brown
Harrison Pearman
William Phillips
John Smith
Samuel Christian


1775-1783
Jeffry GILLIAM
Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolutionary War, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, 1775-1783

21 Nov 1776
Militia drafted from Charles City
Jeffry GILLIAM



Patents
5 Sep 1663
Not stated (Charles City, Bristol Parish, see Deed of Henry Randolph)
Hen. Randolph, 244 A. 3R. 8P at the head of land surveyed for John Strudivant, 17 May 1673.
Granted to John GILLAM. 5 Sept 1663, deserted & granted sd. Randolph 21 Sept 1671. Trans. Of 5 pers: Geo Huntt, Law. Pitt., Eliz. Gurton (or Garron); Tom & Maria Negroes.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume II, 125

22 Sep 1682
Charles City, Bristol Parish
Jarvis Dix, 132 acs. 22 Sep 1682
S. side of Appamattox Riv. Beg. At the Citty Cr. Mouth; along Wm. Gower’s line, near Mrs. GILLAM’S line to cor. of Barker & Leden; &c. Trans. Of 3 Negroes Guy, George, Thomas
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume II, 242

20 Oct 1689
Charles City, Bristol Parish
Mr. John GILLOM, 261 acs. 20 Oct 1689
In Chas. Citty. Co., Bristoll Par., on s. side of Appamoattuck Riv. Beg. At a point of Rocks, & adj. Hugh Leaden’s land. Imp. Of 6 pers.
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume II, 339

2 Sep 1723
Prince George
John GILLUM of Charles City, 366 acs. 2 Sep 1723
(N.L.) on forks of Bowen’s Br. Of Nummisseen Cr; adj. Robert Bolling, near the Outward Hunting Path; 40 Shill
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, 246


Petition
Abt 1710
Petition of Citizens of Charles City County, About 1710.
Charles City County ss.:

To the Hon’ble the Liu’t Governer,
And the Hon'ble Councill and Burgessess of this present Gen'll Assembly.
The Inhabitants of the Said County
Humbly shew,
That this County of Charles Citty by being lately Divided into two Countys And that part which is now Charles Citty County being but one third part of what it was before it was Divided is Reduced into soe Small a Quantetie of Tithables that the taxes are soe great that the poor Inhabitants of the Said County are not able to Subsist which Causeth many to Remove out of the Said County into other Countys where there are more Tithables to bare the burthen, p'pole which they finde is a great Ease to them which causeth many to Remove dayley: and the Said County being bounded on every Side with the Several Countys adjacent that it is alltogether Impossible to Inlarge the Same without taking from Some of the adjacent Countys to add to this And forasmuch as that part of James Citty County which lieth above Chickahomony River & bounds on the Lower Side of this County being soe very convenient to this County of Charles Citty and soe very inconvenient to James City County to the great grief of the people there Inhabiting and &c: The Inhabitants of Charles Citty County therefore Humbly praye that Your Hon'rs and the Worshipfull the Burgessess of this present Gen'll Assembly Will be pleas'd to take the Same into your Serious Consideration and agree that a law maye be made for the ading and Joyning of that part of James Citty County which lieth above Chickahomony River as affore Said unto Charles Citty County and that the Said River called Chickahomony River maye be for the future the bounds Dividing James Citty and Charles Citty Countys which will be very much to the Sattisfaction of the Inhabitants of that part of James Citty County and to all the Inhabitants in Gen'lI of Charles Citty County and a great ease to both: &c:

And they as in duty bound shall ever praye,


Rich'd Bradford
Jno. Stokes
Rich'd Dennis
Tho. Blanker
Val. Minge
John Hunt
Hen. Harvey
Rich Gillum
Edward Cocke
Jeffery Monford
Jno. Minge
Wm. Ingram
Wm. Tomson
Wm. Poyder.
Sam'l Rusill
Geo. Sharptoe
Jno. Hamison
Chas. Hardwood
Jno. Roper
Rich'd Bradford Jur.
Jos. Harwood

Jno. Evens
Rob't [his R. B. mark] Brooks
Turner Huntt

Thos. Poynter
Jno. Drinkwater
Ed. Grosse
Wm. Shands
Jno. Huntt
Jno. Epes
David Jones
Sam'l Harwood, Jur.
Geo. Hunt
James Mander
Thomas Gregory


Inhabitants of Cha's City Pet'n the Assembly that the part of James City above Chickahominy river may be joined to Charles City.


Taxes

Personal Property and Land Taxes

1790 Personal Property
Jeffrey GILLIAM, 2 white males, 2 horses

1800 Personal Property
John GILLIAM, 1 white male above 16, 1 black male above 16, 2 horses
James GILLIAM, 1 white male above 16
Jeffrey GILLIAM, 3 white males above 16, 2 black males above 16, 1 horse.
[From the Will of Jeffery GILLIAM it does not appear that John and James are sons of Jeffrey.]
Binns Genealogy. 1790/1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia.


Wills, Estates and Inventories
Jun 1761
Will of Epaphroditus GILLIAM

June Court 1761 Will of Epaphroditus GILLIAM, dec'd presented by William Green Munford, the Exec and proved by John Sherman Gregory and James McMannis, with John Brooks and Thomas Russell security.
Charles City County, VA, Will Book ___, page ___

25 Apr 1768
Inventory of Jeffry Thompson
Value £76.2.3 by Jeffry Gilliam, Thomas Russell, Wm Green Munford
Rec: 4 Jan 1769
Charles City County, VA Will and Deed Book 1766-1774., page 97

25 Sep 1768
Will of Jeffrey GILLIAM
In the name of God Amen, I Jeffery GILLIAM of the county of Charles city being sick & weak but of perfect senses and memory doe make and ordain this my last will & Testament in manner and form as followeth.
Item I give to my son Richard GILLIAM one-shilling sterling money of Great Britain
Item I lend to my daughter Ann GILLIAM the use of the plantation whereon Francis Drake now lives containing sixty acres during the time she lives unmarried and after her marriage or death I give the said land to my son Jeffery GILLIAM to him and his heirs forever. I also give unto said son Jeffery GILLIAM the land & plantation whereon I now live together with the bed and furniture
I __ four pewter plates & one iron pott to him & his heirs forever.
Item, my will and desire is that all the rest of my estate of what kindsoever be sold to the highest bidder and the money arising there from to be equally divided between my four children vizt Richard GILLIAM, Ann GILLIAM, Judith Drake and Mary GILLIAM to them & their heirs
Lastly, I nominate & appoint my son Jeffery GILLIAM, my whole & sole executor of this my last will & testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th day of September 1768
Wit: Wm Green Munford, John Bowry
Signed: Jeffry (I) GILLIAM
Recorded 1 Feb 1769
Charles City County, VA, Wills and Deeds, 1766, page 106

5 Apr 1769
Inventory of Jeffry Gilliam
Value £43.0.3 by Stephen Bowry, Wm Leoanrd, John Bowry
Rec 5 Apr 1769
Page 122

1 Dec 1771
Will of William West of Westover Parish, Charles City, County
Lend to wife Mary, all of estate for widowhood to educate andmaintainmy four children: William, Edwrd, John and Peter till age 15, then Edward, John and Peter to be bound to a trade. Son Wiliam to be bound to at wife’s discretion. To those to be bound out, each £10.
To son William the land and plantation I live on at my wife’s death, and rest of estate divided among other 3 sons.
Exe: wife, my brother John West and Wm Green Munford.
Wit: Jeffry Gilliam, James Thomson, Mary Thomson
Sig: William West
Rec: 1 Jan 1772
William Leonard, John Bowry, and LIttlebury Cocke, security
page 332

26 May 1795
Will of Ann GILLIAM
In the name of God amen, I Ann GILLIAM of the county of Charles City being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory thanks be given to God calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say
Principally and first of all I recommended my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in Christian decent burial at the discretion of my friends and for such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with I give desire and dispose of in the following manner and form
First, I give and bequeath to my brother Jeffery GILLIAM’s daughter Elizabeth GILLIAM, one feather bed and furniture Also I give and bequeath to my sister in law Sarah GILLIAM ten pounds also I give and bequeath to my brother Jeffery GILLIAM one negro man named Bob and should his wife out live him, I give the aforesaid Negro man to her during life and if the said Negro man, Bob, should out live Jeffery GILLIAM and his wife, my desire is that the said Negro man be hired out yearly and the money equally divided among the children of my brother Jeffery
Also I give and bequeath to my brother Jeffery GILLIAM all the residue of my estate of every kind whatsoever at my decease. I do hereby constitute my brother Jeffery sole executor of this my last will and testament satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety five
Ann (her X mark) GILLIAM
Signed sealed and in presence of Giddaythan Gipson, William M. Murrell

At a monthly Court held for Charles city County on Thursday the seventeenth day of September 1795, the afore written last will and Testament of Ann GILLIAM deceased was proved by the oaths of Giddaythan Gibson and William M. Murrell the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Jeffery GILLIAM the Executor therein named who made oath as the law directs and together with Joseph Mountcastle and William M. Murrell his securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in the penalty of seven hundred and sixty dollars conditioned according to Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste Otway Byrd, CC
Charles City County, VA, Will Book 1, page 218
30 Mar 1816
Will of Jeffrey GILLIAM

In the name of God amen. I Jeffery GILLIAM of the county of Charles city being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all my worldly estate in the manner and form following
1st It is my will and desire that all my estate of every description be sold, consisting of negroes, stock, of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, household and kitchen furniture for the best price and out of the money arising there from all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid
2nd Item, I give to my fours grandsons Overton T., John, Robert and James GILLIAM one dollar each to them and their heirs forever
3rd Item I give to my two grandsons James and Edward Morecock children of my daughter Martha who married Thomas Morecock one dollar each to them and their heirs forever
4th Item I give to my daughter Betsy Gibson one dollar to her and her heirs forever
5thly Item, I give to my son Thomas GILLIAM ten pounds to him and his heirs forever
6thly Item, I give to my son Edward GILLIAM ten pounds to him and his heirs forever
7thly Item I give to my sons William and Edward GILLIAM the balance of my estate meaning the amount that will be left in my executors hands after paying the above legacies to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs forever
The money arising from my estate going to my son William GILLIAM it is my will and desire should remain in my executors hands to be applied to William GILLIAM’s only proper use.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Thomas GILLIAM, executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others or former wills made by me
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day March one thousand eight hundred sixteen
Signed sealed and acknowledged
Jeffery GILLIAM
In the presence of
Edmond Binns
William Binns
Nancy Mountcastle
At a count held for Charles City County at the court house the 18th day of May 1816 the aforementioned last will and testament of Jeffery GILLIAM decd was presented in court and proved by the oaths of Edmond Binns & William Binns witnesses to the same and ordered to b e recorded and on the motion of Thomas GILLIAM the executor in said will named who made oath thereto according to law and with Hamlin Willcox has security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of tow thousand dollars conditioned as the awl directs certificate is granted him for the obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste. Wyatt Walker, CC
Proved 18 May 1816
Charles City County, VA, Will Book 2, p. 360

The Estate of Geffery GILLIAM decd in a/c with Thomas GILLIAM Exor
1816
To Cash paid Thos GILLIAMs amt Trus deed
93.09
To cash paid amt of a note due P. Wilkinson
29.01
To cash paid Thos Morecock note and interest
30.82
To cash paid William Douglass acct
30.00
To cash paid William Douglass do
12.11 1/2
To cash paid Richard Waddill a/c /s acct
6.39
To cash paid Richd Waddill for crying est.
3.00
To cash paid Direct Tax 1815
3.44
To cash paid John Ellis pr bill
7.73
To cash paid H. Bowry? Tax this year
8.26
To Cash paid G. Gibson for corn
22.50
To Cash paid John Clarke note and interest
46.93
To Cash paid Geo Hubbard’s acct
11.00
To cash paid Edward Folkes amt for land
49.00
To Cash paid John B. Christian, Jr.
13.52?
To cash paid Jesse Ladd county surveyor
7.50
To cash paid Samuel Ladd bond and interest
92.__?
To Cash paid Cary Wilkinson a/c
_____
To Cash paid ____ tickets
16.__
To this sum left in the hands of exor to pay John Minge exor of Braxton Harrison Balance due and bond
60.00
Cash paid heirs here
8.00
Cash paid G. Gibson’s legacy
1.00

581.36

To ______ Commission on the amt of the Credit $1289
66.65

645.81

By the amount of sales of the estate if Bob be the property of Geffery GILLIAM
1289.67
To amount debt brought forward
645.81
Do
643.86
Interest from the 20th Febr 1817 to 20 Aug 1820
96.66

740.50

By Thomas GILLIAM’s Legacy
38.30

702.20

Pursuant to an order of Charles City Court hereto annexed we have this day met to settle up the executorial transactions of Thomas GILLIAM upon the estate of Jeffery GILLIAM decd and find the exor indebted to the estate of Jeffery GILLIAM the sum of seven hundred two dollars twenty cents provided Bob a negro man charged in the accts of sales be the property of Jeffery GILLIAM’s estate. But if Bob should not be the property of said Jeffery GILLIAM then the executor will be indebted to the said estate the sum of three hundred & sixty seven dollars & twenty cents given under our hands this 21st day of Agust one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
William A. Christian
Jones R. Chrisitan
Ro. Perkins
At a Court of Quarterly Session held for Charles City County the 16th day of November 1820. This audit of the Estate of Jeffery GILLIAM decd was returned to Court and Ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Ro. W. Christian Ck Cur.
[The question over the ownership of Negro Bob arises from the Will of Ann GILLIAM (see above), sister of Jeffery GILLIAM. Her Will states if Bob survives both Jeffery and his wife, then he is to be hired out and the proceeds divided equally amongst the heirs of Jeffery.]
Charles City County, VA, Will Book 2, page 375 (Inventory)
Charles City County, VA, Will Book 2, page 382 (Accounts)
Charles City County, VA, Will Book 2, page 473 (Audit)



Witnesses, etc.
25 Dec 1689
Inventory of James Thompson, indebted to Jeffry GILLIAM
Charles City County, VA, Will Book ___, page ___

30 Mar 1720
Will of Edward Grice
Witnesses: Henry Soane, Richard GILLIAM & Edward Grice witness
Charles City County, VA, Will Book ___, page ___

April 1745, Court
Estate of Minerva Stone
James Bell, James Bell, Jr., Justinian Justice and Epaphroditus GILLIAM to appraise estate of Menerva Stone, decd.
Charles City County, VA, Court Orders, 1737-1751, page 344

May 1747, Court
Estate of Daniel Clarke
Thomas Miller granted Adm. of estate of Daniel Clarke, dec'd.
Epaphroditus GILLUM, Jacob Waddill, Justinian Justis and James Bell Jr. to appraise estate.
Charles City County, VA,Court Orders, 1737-1751, page 439

April 1750, Court
Will of James Clarke
The Will of James Clarke presented by Sarah Clarke and William Clarke, the executors, and proved by William Beadle and Epaphroditus GILLIAM who ssay they saw Edward Major also witness same. James Bell, Jr., Henry Soane, EDwrd Major and Epaphroditus GILLIAM to appraise the estate.
Charles City County, VA, Court Orders, 1737-1751_, page 544

November Court 1750
Will of James Howl presented by Elizabeth and Absalom Howl, the executors and proved.
Epaphroditus Gilliam and Thomas Russell security.

page 588



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