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Ambler Family

A Guide to the Ambler Family Papers,1638-1810.
Call Number Mss1 Am167 b

Administrative Information

Access:  Collection is open to all researchers.
Use Restrictions:  None.
Preferred Citation:  Ambler family papers, 1838-1810 (Mss1 Am167 b), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number: Mss1 Am167 b
Collection Name: Ambler family papers 1638-1810
Size: 142 items
Language: English
Provenance: Purchased from the Library of Congress in 1962 with funds contributed by Duncan Merriwether, Philadelphia, Pa.
Abstract: Muniments relating to the Ambler family’s ownership of Jamestown Island, Va.

 

Scope and Content Information

Land records including bonds, deeds, grants, indentures, surveys, and other papers establishing the chain of title of Richard Ambler's Jamestown Island property, which included the site of the original fort. Represented are Edward Ambler, Jacquelin Ambler, John Ambler, Robert Anderson, William Broadnax, Edward Jaquelin, John Knowles, Philip Ludwell, Jonathan Newell, Christopher Perkins, William Randolph (1650?-1711), William Randolph (1681-1742), and William Sherwood, among others.

Also, include wills of John Holder (d. 1687?), William Sherwood (d. 1698?), William Broadribb (d. 1703), and Richard Ambler (1690-1766), all probated in James City County, Va., and of William Randolph (1651-1711) of Henrico County and William Briscoe (d. 1700?) of Middlesex County, Va.

Also, concern the Randolph and Ambler "Westham" lands, Henrico County, Va.

Reproduction Note

Photocopies (negative). Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1962.

Index Terms

Alsop, James, estate, 34
Ambler, Edward, 1736-1768, 67, 84, 85, 102, 118, 119
Ambler, Jaquelin, 1742-1798, 102, 103
Ambler, John, 1762-1836, 86, 127, 132
Ambler, Mary Cary, 1733-1781, 69
Ambler, Rebecca Burwell, b. 1746, 102, 103
Ambler, Richard, 1690-1766?, 64, 66, 67, 87, 104, , 129, 130, 131
Anderson, Frances Poindexter, 129, 130
Anderson, Robert, d. 1782, 129, 130, 131
Ashurst, Robert, 76

Bacon, Elizabeth Kingsmill Tayloe, 1625-1691, 24
Bacon, Nathaniel, 1620-1692, 24
Baird, John, 55, 57, 58
Baird, Margaret, 57
Barber, John, 33
Bauldwin, John, 3
Betsey (Ship), 141
Beverley (Henrico County, Va.), 121
Beverley, Robert, ca. 1673-1722, 17, 43
Bolling, Robert, 1682-1749, 62
Briscoe, William, d. 1700?, 12, 34, 135
Broadribb, William, d. 1703, 100
Broadribb, William, d. 1703, estate, 78
Brodnax, Ann Hall, d. 1789, 61, 62, 63
Brodnax, William, 1675-1727, 53, 54
Brodnax, William, d. 1771, 61, 62, 63, 140
Bullivant, Francis, 68
Burton, Hutchins, d. 1767?, 108

Carter, Robert, 1663-1732, 134
Cary, Henry, 1675?-1749, 79, 80
Chermeson, Joseph, d. 1712?, 78
Chiles, Walter, d. 1653, 20, 21
Chudleigh, Ann Holder Briscoe, 49, 98
Chudleigh, James, 49
Clayton, Thomas, 38
Cole, William, 1638-1694, 35
College of William and Mary, 86

Doeg’s Island (Stafford County, Va.), 133
Drummond, William, 65, 96
Dudley, William, 82

Edwards, Elizabeth Harrison, 54
Edwards, William, d. 1721?, 44, 49, 53, 54
Effingham, Francis, Howard, 1643-1695, 40, 98
Eggleston, Benjamin, 78

Field, Theophilus, d. 1775?, 62
Frayser, John, 54

Gardner, Martin, d. 1693?, 35, 36, 39
Gordon, Samuel, 62

Hartwell, Henry, d. 1699, 9, 13, 44
Hartwell, Jane Meriwether White, 44
Harwood, Mary Pendleton, 81, 82, 83
Harwood, William, 1723 (ca.)-1780, 81, 82, 83
Hill, Edward, d. 1663, 21
Hill, Elizabeth, 21
Holder, John, d. 1687?, 97
Holder, John, d. 1687?, estate, 98
Holder, Richard, 8, 9
Holliday, Thomas, 34
Holt, William, 84
Howard, John, 15, 50, 55
Hughes, Anne, 77
Hughes, George, 77

James, Martin, 137
James, Richard, b. 1660, 139
Jaquelin, Edward, 1668-1739, 51, 59, 60
Jarrett, John, 50
Jefferson, Peter, 1708-1757, 121
Jeffreys, Jeffrey, Sir, d. 1709, 51
Jeffreys, Simon, 95
Jenings, Edmund, 1659-1727, 109
Jenings, Frances Corbin, 109
Jenkins, Henry, d. 1698, 91
Jerdone, Francis, 84
Jonathan, Newell, 28
Jones, Harwood, d. 1771, 82
Jordan, Samuel, d. 1789, 126

Kemp, Richard, d. 1656, 1, 2
Knowles, Bethamia, Mrs., 29
Knowles, John, 6, 25, 27, 28, 29, 71

Lightfoot, Francis, 1687?-1728, 113, 114
Ludwell, Philip, 1672-1727, 52. 59, 94, 95, 96
Ludwell, Thomas, 1628-1678, 8

Magill, Charles, 1760-1827, 132
Marable, Benjamin, 90
Marable, George, b. 1675?, 78
Marable, George, d. 1696?, 48
Marable, Mary, 48
May, William, d. 1670?, 4, 7
May, William, d. 1670?, estate, 32
Meriwether, Francis, d. 1713?, 45, 46, 130
Meriwether, Nicholas, 1631-1678, 5, 24
Miller, Hugh, 62
Moryson, Francis, 26

Newell, David, 31, 36
Newell, Jonathan, d. 1679, 27, 29, 35, 36
Newell, Jonathan, d. 1679, estate, 37
Nicholas, Anne Cary, 118
Nicholas, George, 127
Nicholas, Meriwether, 1631-1678, 32
Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780, 118, 119
Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia, 133, 139
Norton, John Hatley, 132
Nugent, William, , d. 1749?, 89

Page, John, 30, 40
Page, Robert, 132
Paspahegh (James City County, Va.), 2
Patents, notes on, 19, 142
Perkins, Christopher, d. 1765, 61, 62, 63, 64, 140
Perkins, Elizabeth, 64
Perkins, Thomas, 26
Perry, Micajah, d. 1753, 60
Phips, John, 25
Piggott, Spencer, 35
Powell, Alfred Harrison, 132
Proctor, Stephen, 35
Proctor, Winnefred, 37, 39
Prosser, Thomas, d. 1798, 127

Rabley, Thomas, 33
Randolph, Isham, 1685-1742, 111, 112
Randolph, John, 1693-1737, 115
Randolph, Peter, 1717-1767, 121
Randolph, Richard, 1690-1742, 116
Randolph, Thomas, 1683-1729, 113, 114, 117
Randolph, William. 1681-1742, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 117
Randolph, William, 1651-1711, 105, 109, 110, 128
Reekes, John, 22
Reekes, Richard, 23
Robertson, William, d. 1739, 57
Ross, Edward, 18

Sherwood, William, d. 1698?, 10, 11, 14, 16, 31, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 68, 72, 73, 99, 133, 136, 137, 138
Shipdam, Edmund, 22, 23
Shipdam, Elizabeth Reekes, 22, 23
Slavery, 140
Smith, Christopher, 78, 139
Smith, Lydia Broadribb, 78
Soane, John, d. 1699?, 73, 74, 92
Stark, William, 62
Swann, Thomas, d. 1680, 70
Sydnor, Fortunatus, 121

Thacker, Chicheley, Corbin Thacker, 42
Travis, Edward, 57, 58, 69
Travis, Edward Champion, 1721-1779, 65, 66
Tudman, Elizabeth Perkins, 26
Tullitt, John, d. 1726?, 52

Vaughan, Henry, 56
Vaughan, Katherine, 56

Wadding, James, 30
Wadding, Susanna Chiles, 30
Wager, William, Jr., 88
Warburton, Alice, 85
Warburton, William, 81, 82, 83, 85
Webb, Giles, d. 1713?, 106, 107, 120
Welbourn, Thomas, 136
Westham (Henrico County, Va.), 120, 122-125, 126, 127
Whaley, James, 1652?-1701, 77
Whaley, Mary Page, d. 1743, 79, 80, 101
White, William, d. 1687?, 32, 40, 41
Woodward, William, 75, 93
Wyatt, Francis, Sir, 1575?-1644, 2

 

Guide

Box 1
  Item 1. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1638 August 1, issued to Richard Kemp for 80 poles in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 2. Virginia. General Court. Order, 1641 October 13, granting Sir Francis Wyatt a lease for 50 acres in Paspahegh, James City County and a patent for 3 acres adjoining land formerly granted to Richard Kemp in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 3. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1656 October 4, issued John Bauldwin for 15 acres and 69 poles in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 4. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1661 May 20, issued to William May for ½ acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 5. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1661 November 26, issued to Nicholas Meriwether for 80 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 6. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1665 May 6, issued to John Knowles for 133 acres and 35 chains in Jamestown and James City County, Va.
  Item 7. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1667 April 15, issued to William May for 100 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 8. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1672/3 January 28, issued to Richard Holder for 8 acres, 1 rod, and 5 perches in Jamestown, Va. recorded by Thomas Ludwell.
  Item 9. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1672/3 January 28, issued to Richard Holder for 8 acres, 1 rod, and 5 perches in Jamestown, Va. Copy made by Henry Hartwell.
  Item 10. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1681 April 23, issued to William Sherwood for 1 acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 11. Virginia Land Office. Patent, 1681 April 23, issued to William Sherwood for 28 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 12. Virginia Land Office. Patent, 1683 September 20, issued to William Briscoe for 12 acres in Jamestown and James City County, Va.
  Item 13. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1689 April 20, issued to Henry Hartwell for 2 acres, 1 rod, and 24 ½ poles in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 14. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1690 October 23, issued to William Sherwood for 150 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 15. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1694 April 20, issued to John Howard for 172 perches in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 16. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1694 April 20, issued to William Sherwood for 308 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 17. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1694 October 26, issued to Robert Beverley for 3 acres, 1 rod, and 6 poles in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 18. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1696 October 29, issued to Edward Ross for 5 rods and 9 poles in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 19. Unidentified compiler. List, 1656-1736, of patents and deeds for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 20. Berkeley, William, Sir, 1608-1677. Deed, 1649/50 March 23, to Walter Chiles for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 21. Hill, Edward, d. 1663. Deed, 1658 August 5, whereby Hill and Mrs. Elizabeth Hill sell land in Jamestown, Va., to Walter Chiles.
  Item 22. Virginia. General Court. Order, 1660 October 17, permitting Edmund Shipdam and Mrs. Elizabeth Reekes Shipdam to sell a brick house in Jamestown, Va., for the benefit of John Reekes.
  Item 23. Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses. Order, 1662 December 2, permitting Edmund Shipdam and Mrs. Elizabeth Reekes Shipdam to sell a brick house in Jamestown, Va., for the benefit of Richard Reekes.
  Item 24. Bacon, Nathaniel, 1619-1692. Deed [1661] November 26, whereby Bacon and Elizabeth (Kingsmill) Tayloe Bacon sell land in Jamestown, Va. to Nicholas Meriwether.
  Item 25. Phipps, John. Deed, 1661 October 5, to John Knowles for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 26. Virginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses. Order, 1661/2 March 23, denying the claim of Elizabeth (Perkins) Tudman to 27 acres in Jamestown, Va., formerly owned by Thomas Perkins and subsequently patented by Francis Moryson.
  Item 27. Knowles, John. Bond, 1667 April 23, with Jonathan Newell for the sum of £500 concerning the transfer of land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 28.

Newell, Jonathan. Bond, 1667 April 23, with John Knowles for the sum of £150 and 20,000 lbs. of tobacco concerning the transfer of land in Jamestown, Va.

  Item 29. Henrico County, Va. Court. Order, 1667/8 February 16, concerning the right of dower of Mrs. [Bethamia] Knowles to land in Jamestown, Va., sold by John Knowles to Jonathan Newell.
  Item 30. Wadding, James. Deed, 1673 November 20, whereby Wadding and Mrs. Susanna Chiles Wadding sell land in Jamestown, Va., to John Page.
  Item 31. Newell, David. Deed, 1677/8 February 6, to William Sherwood for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 32. Meriwether, Nicholas, 1631-1678. Deed, 1677/8 February 6, whereby Meriwether executor or the estate of William May, sell 2 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va., to William White.
  Item 33. Barber, John. Deed, 1677/8 February 7, to Thomas Rabley for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 34. Holliday, Thomas. Deed, 1679 May 21, whereby Holliday, executor of the estate of James Alsop, sells 1/4 acre in Jamestown, Va., to William Briscoe.
  Item 35. Cole, William, 1638-1694. Deed, 1680 April 16, whereby Cole, attorney for Spencer Piggott, releases Piggott’s claim to Jonathan Newell’s land in Jamestown and York County, Va., to Martin Gardner, attorney for Stephen Proctor.
  Item 36. James City County, Va. Escheator Court. Inquisition, 1680 July 20, concerning land of David Newell (brother of Jonathan Newell) in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 37. Proctor, Winnefred. Power of attorney, 1680 August 19, London, Eng., to Martin Gardner (of York River, Va.) to recover land in Jamestown, Va., from the estate of Jonathan Newell.
  Item 38. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Petition, 1682, of Sherwood, Thomas Clayton, and William Harrison to the Virginia General Assembly requesting that the boundaries of Jamestown, Va., be defined.
  Item 39. Gardner, Martin, d. 1693? Deed, 1681/2 February 6, whereby Gardner, attorney for Mrs. Winnefred Proctor, sells land in Jamestown, Va., to William Sherwood.
  Item 40. Virginia. Governor, 1684-1689 (Effingham). Order, 1686 May 29, authorizing John Page, escheator of James City County, Va., to investigate the title to William White’s land in Jamestown, Va.
Box 2
  Item 41. James City County, Va. Escheator Court. Inquisition, 1686 September 20, concerning land of William White in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 42. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Deed, 1693 December 30, to John Jarrett for 28 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 43. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Deed, 1693 December 30, to John Jarrett for 28 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 44. Hartwell, Henry, d. 1699. Deed, 1695 April 23, whereby Hartwell and Jane (Meriwether) White Hartwell sell 2 acres, 1 rod, and 24 ½ poles in Jamestown, Va., to William Edwards.
  Item 45. Meriwether, Francis, d. 1713? Deed, 1695 June 1, to William Sherwood for 80 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 46. Meriwether, Francis, d. 1713? Bond, 1695 October 21, with William Sherwood for the sum of £100 concerning the transfer of land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 47. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Deed, 1696 May 11, to John Harris for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 48. Marable, George, d. 1696? Deed, 1696 November 12, whereby Marable and Mrs. Mary Marable sell ½ acre in Jamestown, Va., to William Sherwood.
  Item 49. Chudleigh, James. Deed, 1696/7 February 5, whereby Chudleigh and Ann (Holder) Briscoe Chudleigh release their claim to 127 poles in Jamestown, Va., William Edwards.
  Item 50. Jarrett, John. Deed, 1699/1700 February 9, to John Howard for 28 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 51. Jeffreys, Sir Jeffrey, d. 1709. Deed, 1704 December 11, to Edward Jaquelin for 400 acres in Jamestown and James City County, Va.
  Item 52. Tullitt, John, d. 1726? Deed, 1707 July 7, to Philip Ludwell for land in Jamestown and James City County, Va.
  Item 53. Edwards, William, d. 1721? Bond, 1709 April 6, with William Brodnax for the sum of £140 concerning the transfer of land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 54. Edwards, Elizabeth Harrison. Power of attorney, 1709 April 6, to John Frayser to acknowledge Mrs. Edwards’ relinquishment of dower rights to land in Jamestown, Va., sold by William Edwards to William Brodnax.
  Item 55. Howard, John. Deed, 1710 May 6, to John Baird for 172 perches in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 56. Vaughan, Henry. Deed, 1717/8 February 11, whereby Vaughan and Mrs. Katherine Vaughan sell land in Jamestown, Va., to William Brodnax.
  Item 57. Baird, Margaret. Power of attorney, 1717 December 9, to William Robertson to acknowledge Mrs. Baird’s relinquishment of dower rights to land in Jamestown, Va., sold by John Baird to Edward Travis.
  Item 58. Baird, John. Deed, 1717/8 January 13, to Edward Travis for 172 perches in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 59. Ludwell, Philip, 1672-1727. Deed, 1718 June 9, to Edward Jaquelin for 27 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 60. Perry, Micajah, d. 1753. Deed, 1721 September 9, to Edward Jaquelin for ½ acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 61. Brodnax, William, d. 1771. Deed, 1744/5 January 1, whereby Brodnax and Ann (Hall) Brodnax sell land in Jamestown, Va., to Christopher Perkins.
  Item 62. James City County, Va. Court. Order, 1744/5 January 18, to the justices of the peace of Prince George County, Va. (i. e., Robert Bolling, William Stark, Theophilus Field, Hugh Miller, and Samuel Gordon) to receive the acknowledgment of Ann (Hall) Brodnax concerning the sale of land in Jamestown, Va., by William Brodnax to Christoher Perkins.
  Item 63. Prince George County, Va. Justice of the peace. Affidavit, 1744/5 February 1, concerning Ann (Hall) Brodnax’s acknowledgment of the sale of land in Jamestown, Va., by William Brodnax to Christopher Perkins.
  Item 64. Perkins, Christopher, d. 1765. Deed, 1745/6 January 1, whereby Perkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Perkins sell land in Jamestown, Va., to Richard Ambler.
  Item 65. Drummond, William. Deed, 1753 June 15, to Edward Champion Travis for ½ acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 66. Travis, Edward Champion, 1721-1779. Deed, 1753 October 8, to Richard Ambler for ½ acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 67. Ambler, Richard, 1690-1766. Deed, 1755 December 30, to Edward Ambler for 1 acre in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 68. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Lease, 1693/4 January 6, with Francis Bullivant for 2 acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 69. Ambler, Mary Cary, 1733-1781. Lease, 1779 November 27, with Edward Travis for land in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 70. Swann, Thomas, d. 1680. Plat, n.d., of 37 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 71. Knowles, John. Plat, 1664 August 6, of 133 acres, 35 chains, and 9 decimal parts in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 72. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Plat, 1680 August [15], of 66 and 28 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va.
  Item 73. Soane, John, d. 1699? Affidavit, 1682 October 27, concerning a survey of 3 ½ acres in Jamestown, Va., for William Sherwood.
  Item 74. Soane, John, d. 1699? Affidavit, 1695 July 10, concerning a survey of 65 poles in Jamestown, Va., for James Chudleigh and Ann (Holder) Briscoe Chudleigh.
  Item 75. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1702 October 28, issued to William Woodward for 27 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 76. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1722 June 22, issued to Robert Ashurst for 50 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 77. Hughes, George. Deed, 1698 November 14, whereby Hughes and Mrs. Anne Hughes sell 250 acres in James City County, Va. to James Whaley.
  Item 78. Marable, George, b. 1675 (ca.) Deed, 1708 June 6, whereby the trustees of the estate of William Broadribb (i.e., Marble, Benjamin Eggleston, Christopher Smith, and Mrs. Lydia Broadribb Smith) sell 24 acres in James City County, Va., to Joseph Chermeson.
  Item 79. Whaley, Mary Page, d. 1743. Lease, 1715 September 11, to Henry Cary for 100 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 80. Whaley, Mary Page, d. 1743. Deed, 1715 September 12, to Henry Cary for 100 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 81. Harwood, William, 1723 (ca.)-1780. Deed, 1761 April 23, whereby Harwood and Mary Pendleton Harwood sell 120 acres in James City County, Va., to William Warburton.
  Item 82. James City County, Va. Court. Order, 1761 April 24, to the justices of the peace of Warwick County, Va. (i.e., William Dudley and Harwood Jones) to receive the acknowledgment of Mary Pendleton Harwood concerning the sale of 120 acres in James City County, Va., by William Harwood to William Warburton.
  Item 83. Warwick County, Va. Justices of the peace. Affidavit, 1761 April 25, concerning Mary Pendleton Harwood’s acknowledgment of the sale of 120 acres in James City County, Va., by William Harwood to William Warburton.
  Item 84. Holt, William. Deed, 1767 May 4, to Edward Ambler for land in James City and Charles City counties, Va., to cover a bond to Francis Jerdone.
  Item 85. Warburton, William. Deed, 1767 May 9, whereby Warburton and Mrs. Alice Warburton sell 120 acres in James City County, Va., to Edward Ambler.
  Item 86. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. Deed, 1787 November 26, to John Ambler for 367 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 87. Virginia. Land Office. Lease, 1743 July 26, with Richard Ambler for 110 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 88. Virginia. Land Office. Lease, 1744/5 February 6, with William Wager, Jr., for 122 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 89. Virginia. Land Office. Lease, 1747 May 31, with William Nugent for 105 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 90. Virginia. Land Office. Lease, 1747 August 13, with Benjamin Marable for 105 acres in James City County, Va.
Box 3
  Item 91. Jenkins, Henry, d. 1698. Plat, 1690 December 12, of 76 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 92. Soane, John, d. 1699? Affidavit, 1690 [December 12] concerning a survey of 76 acres in James City County, Va., for Henry Jenkins.
  Item 93. Woodward, William. Plat, 1702 December 10, of 25 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 94. Ludwell, Philip, 1672-1727. Plat, 1712 May 27, of 102 acres in James City County, Va.
  Item 95. Jeffreys, Simon. Affidavit, 1712 May 27, concerning a survey of 102 acres in James City County, Va., for Phillip Ludwell.
  Item 96. Ludwell, Philip, 1672-1727. Plat, 1712 June 5, of 102 acres owned by Ludwell and 235 acres owned by William Drummond in James City County, Va.
  Item 97. Holder, John, d. 1687? Will, 1687 August 8, probated in James City County, Va.
  Item 98. Virginia. Governor, 1684-1689 (Effingham). Commission, 1687 October [?] appointing Ann Holder Briscoe Chudleigh administratress of the estate of John Holder of James City County, Va.
  Item 99. Sherwood, William, d. 1698? Will, 1697/8 February 7, probated in James City County, Va.
  Item 100. Broadribb, William, d. 1703. Will, 1703 June 7, probated in James City County, Va.
  Item 101. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1725/6 February 21, issued to Mary Page Whaley for 16 ½ acres in York County, Va.
  Item 102. Ambler, Jaquelin, 1742-1798. Deed, 1767 May 18, whereby Ambler and Rebecca Burwell Ambler sell ½ acre in Yorktown, Va., to Edward Ambler.
  Item 103. Ambler, Jaquelin, 1742-1798. Deed, 1767 May 18, whereby Ambler and Rebecca Burwell Ambler sell ½ acre in Yorktown, Va., to Edward Ambler.
  Item 104. Ambler, Richard, 1690-1766. Will, 1765 January 23, written in York County, Va.
  Item 105. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1695 April 21, issued to William Randolph for 1,221 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 106. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1702 October 28, issued to Giles Webb for 1,797 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 107. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1702 October 28, issued to Giles Webb for 1,797 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 108. Virginia. Land Office. Patent, 1745 July 10, issued to Hutchins Burton for 390 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 109. Jenings, Edmund, 1659-1727. Deed, 1690 April 28, whereby Jenings and Frances Corbin Jenings sell 3,256 acres in Henrico County, Va., to William Randolph.
  Item 110. Randolph, William, 1651-1711. Deed, 1702/3 February 1, to (his son) William Randolph for 622 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 111. Randolph, Isham, 1685-1742. Lease, 1713 July 20, with William Randolph for 580 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 112. Randolph, Isham, 1685-1742. Deed, 1713 July 21, to William Randolph for 580 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 113. Lightfoot, Francis, 1687?-1728. Lease, 1713 August 2, with Thomas Randolph for 3,256 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 114. Lightfoot, Francis, 1687?-1728. Deed, 1713 August 3, to Thomas Randolph for 3,256 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 115. Randolph, John, Sir, 1693-1737. Deed, 1714 November 7, to William Randolph for 500 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 116. Randolph, Richard, 1690-1742. Deed, 1718/9 January 2, to William Randolph for 500 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 117. Randolph, Thomas, 1683-1729. Deed, 1718/9 January 2, to William Randolph for 500 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 118. Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780. Deed, 1765 January 5, whereby Nicholas and Anne (Cary) Nicholas sell 5,000 acres in Henrico County, Va., to Edward Ambler.
  Item 119. Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780. Agreement, 1765 January 5, with Edward Ambler concerning the farming of 5,000 acres in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 120. Webb, Giles, d. 1713? Plat, n.d., of land at Westham, Henrico County, Va.
  Item 121. Randolph, Jefferson. This is a plan of the town of Beverley, Henrico [County, Va.] June 6, 1756. Peter Randolph. Peter Jefferson, surve[yor]. Teste Fortu[natus] Sydnor.
  Item 122-125. Plats, ca. 1770-1785, of Westham, Henrico County, Va., owned by members of the Randolph and Ambler families.
  Item 126. Jordan, Samuel, d. 1789. Letter, 1773 April 15, Westham [Henrico County, Va.] to an unidentified addressee.
  Item 127. Prosser, Thomas, d. 1798. Affidavit, 1783 May 22, that land warrants for 6,000 acres at Westham, Henrico County, Va., were issued to John Ambler and George Nicholas.
  Item 128. Randolph, William, 1651-1711. Will, 1713 June [?] probated in Henrico County, Va.
  Item 129. Anderson, Robert, d. 1782. Lease, 1745/6 March 5, whereby Anderson and Frances (Poindexter) Anderson allow Richard Ambler the use of 500 acres in Hanover County, Va.
  Item 130. Anderson, Robert, d. 1782. Deed, 1745/6 March 6, whereby Anderson and Frances (Poindexter) Anderson sell 500 acres in Hanover County, Va., to Richard Ambler.
  Item 131. Anderson, Robert, d. 1782. Bond, 1745/6 March 6, with Richard Ambler for the sum of £1,000 concerning the sale of land in Hanover County, Va., by Anderson to Ambler.
  Item 132. Magill, Charles, 1760-1827. Deed, 1809 October 19, whereby Magill, Alfred Harrison Powell, and Robert Page, commissioner, sell 313 ½ acres formerly owned by John Hatley Norton in Frederick County, Va., to John Ambler.
  Item 133. Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia. Patent, 1694 November 14, London, Eng., issued to William Sherwood for 4,400 acres (i.e., Doeg’s Island) in Stafford County, Va.
  Item 134. Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia. Patent, 1707 October 10, Lancaster County, Va., issued to Robert Carter, Jr., for 10 acres and 37 poles in Stafford County, Va.
  Item 135. Briscoe, William, d. 1700? Will (abstract), 1700, probated in Middlesex County, Va.
  Item 136. Virginia. General Court. Order, 1693 October 31, to Thomas Welbourn to pay William Sherwood the sum of £80.
  Item 137. James, Martin. Deed, 1690/1 March 20 [London, Eng.] releasing all claims against William Sherwood.
  Item 138. Meriwether, Francis, d. 1713? Bond, 1696 September 10, with William Sherwood for the sum of £100.
  Item 139. Smith, Christopher. Affidavit, 1704 May 6, concerning the birth of Richard James.
  Item 140. Brodnax, William, d. 1771. Deed, 1744/5 February 13, to Christopher Perkins for one African American slave. (b 140)
  Item 141. Virginia. Collector of Customs. York River District. Clearance papers, 1761 April 1, for the ship “Betsey” bound for Madeira.
  Item 142. Unidentified compiler. Notes concerning the right of petition and the issuance of land patents. Compiled ca. 1675.

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