Bland Family of Stafford, Prince William, Loudoun Co’s Va, and Edgefield County, SC

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This page is for the Bland family that descends from Stafford County, Virginia, to Prince William County, Virginia, to Loudoun County, Virginia to Edgefield County, South Carolina.

My connection to the Bland Family is through my 6x great grandfather Edward Bland b. abt. 1730 likely in Stafford or Prince William County, Va – d. 1797 in York County, South Carolina

Bland family on the James River near Charles County, Va, etc: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-york-co-and-charles-city-co-virginia/
Bland family in Stafford, Prince William, Loudoun Co’s, Va, and Edgefield Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-edgefield-county-south-carolina/
Bland family in Maryland: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-records-in-maryland/
Bland family in Barbados and South Carolina: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-barbados-and-south-carolina/

The Bland Heritage Foundation: http://blandheritage.org/

Fairfax County Page (mosly Gowing/Gowen info – but some good maps along edge of PWC)https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-fairfax-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

See the following pages on this site (for Docia Bland, daughter of Edward Bland b. abt. 1742’s info):

Elijah Going b. abt. 1770-1807: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1770-elijah-going-d-1807-m-docea-bland/

Drury B. Goyen b. abt. 1805-1849: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1800-drury-b-goyen/

William W. Goyen b. abt. 1827-1864: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1825-william-w-goyen-m-sarah-martha-bell/

John Plaxco (Doshea’s 2d marriage): https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/john-plaxco-married-to-docia-bland/

FACTS and SOURCES:  

MAPS of areas the Bland families were living in Stafford County, Prince William, and Loudoun County, Virginia:

Map Guide:  Deeds matching above map area in Prince William County, Virginia: 

Powell’s Creek, Cockpit Point area land:

1 – 1701 deed to James Bland for 600 acres South side of Powell’s Creek devised to children in 1708 will
2 – 1711 grant assigned by Francis Stone to William Bland and James Bland for 257 acres in Cock Pit Point Neck between Powells Creek and Quantico.
3 – 1719 division of 260 acres adjoining S side of land of James Bland Sr decd on Powell’s Run, divided between William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland.
4 – 1724 Deed of Gift to William Bland from Francis Stone for his portion of 266 acres in Cock Pit Point Neck
5 – 1728 grant to James Bland for 165 acres on branches of Neapsco Run
6 – 1730 grant for 750 acres to Mark Chilton and William Lynton adj to James and William Bland and Francis Stone, survey shows where this land is in relation to mouth of Powell’s Run near Cockpit Point.
7 – 1746 deed for 160 acres from James Bland Sr to his son Benjamin Bland and Mary his wife, and to heirs of son Arthur Bland on Branches of Neapsco Run.
8 – 1774 David Bland 150 acres from great uncle Robert Bland, who recd from grandfather James Bland via will in 1708 on Horsington patent.
9 – 1796 David Bland deed to Willoughby Tebbs 210 acres on land formerly called Cockpitt Point.

1726 Aug 30 (warrant) – (missing).
1727 Nov 14 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the Proprietors Office granted to Richd Crooper (Cooper?) the 30th day of August 1726 and by him assigned to James Bland 165 acres of land lying and being in the County aforesd on the Branches of Neapscoe Run, and is bounded as follo: viz. Beginning at (A) a white oak on a knowl on ye lower side of a branch of ye sd run, nigh ye land of one Wood, thence binding wth ye sd land S20W90 … to (B) 3 white oaks on ye head of a branch of ye sd run thence W:106po: to (C) a white oak nigh a Glade in ye line of Leo. Barkers land, thence binding with ye sd land N50W:116 po: to (D) a Spa: oak in ye sd line, thence N20E:120po: to (E) a white oak on ye first mentio:d branch, finally down ye sd branch and binding thence S6E:208po: to ye first station as … the plat annexed… Nov ye 14th 1727. Signed: Jno Savage SC surv. Stafford County, Va Surveys
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0298_0300.pdf

1729 Aug 5 (warrant) – To: Mr John Warner, surveyor of K George County to survey the same.
Whereas Mark Chilton and William Linton of the County of Stafford hath set forth to the Proprietors Office there is 400 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying on the South side of the Mouth of Powel’s Creek, beginning on the lower side of Cockpit Point, joining to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd, and to land belonging to William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone, and also joining to some land known by the name of the Horsington Patent and to the aforesaid Powel’s Creek.
…. to have a deed duly executed for the said land at any time between the date hereof and the 5th day of February next ensuing.
Given under my hand…. 5th day of August 1729. Signed: Robert Carter.
1729 Oct 20 (survey) – …. have surveyed for Mr Mark Chilton and Mr William Linton of the abovesd County 750 acres of land and about 50 acresof marsh situate lying and being in the sd County and bounded… mouth of a small branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpitt Point and a little below a freestone rock and near or adjoyning to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd and extending thence along or near the sd Kents land … to a large ring oak on the SE side of a branch falling into Quanticoe Creek commonly called Horsegrave Branch… near the line of the land of said William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone …. near the head of a branch falling into Powells Creek … to the land of the said William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland commonly called Horsington Pattent … thence down Potomack River … containing 750 acres of land and 50 acres of marsh … Signed: James Thomas. Surveyor ….
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0429_0434.pdf

1739 Sept 10 (warrant) – To Mr James Thomas Junr. Whereas George Byrn of Prince William County has informed that there are about 100 acres of waste and ungranted land in the County of Prince William on the Branches of Powell’s Run near the land of William Brown’s orphans...
1739 Nov 28 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant …. have surveyed for George Byrn of Prince William County 196 acres of land ... a small branch falling into the North Main Branch of Powells Run and corner to the land belonging to the heirs of William Brown deceased .. crossing the said Branch … at a parcell of stones … in the line of William Bland …. corner to Leonard Barker …. corner to the said Barker and the Heirs of William Brown deceased … Signed: James Thomas surv. Chain carriers: Thomas Dowell, Thomas Clarke.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/235/0014_0017.pdf

Map Guide:  Deeds matching above map area in Prince William County:  

Occoquan River, Bulls Run area land:

1 – 1711 deed to William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone for 354 acres on both sides of Occoquan
2 – 1717 grant to William Bland for 295 acres on both sides of Occoquan River, north side of Main Run of Occoquan.
3 – 1719 division of 360 acres between Francis Stone, William Bland, and James Bland on both sides Occaquan on N side of Main Run along small branch South back into Occaquan near a “Ffording Place”.
4 – 1724 Deed of Gift from William Bland to Francis Stone for 50 acres of the 360 acres tract on N side of Occoquan Main Run
5 – 1724 grant to William Bland and William Davis of 376 acres on both sides of Main Run of Occaquan on a branch known as Croopers Cabbin Branch flowing into N side of Occaquan.
6 – 1726 grant to William Bland and William Davis of 195 acres on N side of Occaquan joining land of said Wm Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone.
7 – 1727 grant to Francis Stone of 134 acres he then assigns to William Bland, on both sides Main River of Occoquan joining land of Wm Bland on N side of Rowling Road.
8 – 1727 grant to William Bland for 166 acres on both sides the Main River of Occoquan adjoining land of Bland. Above 134 acres to Stone plus 166 to Bland is total 300 acres.
9 – 1730 grant for 570 acres to William Bland and James Bland on S side of Champ’s Mill Branch, a Branch of Powell’s Run, Main Middle Branch of Powell’s Run near a branch of Occaquan.
10 – 1731 deed from William Bland to brother in law James Key and Mary his wife 100 acres … on lower side of Rolling Road leading from Cruppers Cabbin to Quantico.
11 – 1742 grant to James Bland Jr. 221 acres on N side of Main Run of Occoquan adjoining James Bland Sr, William Bland and Francis Stone and Reeves Mill Branch.
12 – 1742 grant to William Bland 312 acres adjacent to Wansford Arrington and Morris Veal on Crooked Branch
13 – 1743 grant to James Bland the Younger 58 acres on both side the Cruppers Cabin Branch
14 – 1743 grant to James Bland the Younger 332 acres adjacent Reeves Mill Branch, in possession of 121 acres by deed of give from his father William Bland
15 – 1743 grant for 104 acres to James Bland the Younger, adjacent Champs Mill Branch west side
16 – 1757 grant to James Bland Jr for 342 acres adj James Bland Jr, Wm Bland and Francis Stone on Champs Mill Run and Occaquan
17 – 1761 deed from Benjamin Bland and Mary is wife to William Obryan Goff for 163 acres adj to Leonard Barker (off Champs Mill Run based on prior deeds).
18 – 1774 grant to John Bland in fork of Bulls Run and Occoquan 33 acres acres

1724 July 8 (warrant) – (missing)
1725 Nov 6 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the propriet. office dated ye 8th day of July 1724. Surveyed for William Bland and William Davis both of Stafford Cou: 376 acres lying and being in ye County aforesd on both sides of ye main Run of Occoquan and on a Branch known by ye name of Croopers Cabin Branch issuing into ye N side of ye sd Run and is bounded as followeth, viz, Beginning at 2 small white oaks standing on ye N side of ye sd Run by a gully in low ground extending thence … to a box oak crossing ye sd Branch … crossing the sd main Run … to another white oak standing by a fork of a Branch, thence down ye sd Branch .. to a 3 prong’d Beech standing at ye mouth of ye sd Branch … to ye first station as ye platt annexed. November ye 6th 1725. Jno Savage, Surv. of Staffd County.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0308_0310.pdf

1725 Jan 11 (warrant) – (missing)
1725 Feb 8 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the proprietrs office dated the 11th day of Jan 1725, surveyd for William Bland and William Davis of the County of Stafford a psell of land in the sd County on ye North side of Occaquan and adjoyning to ye land of ye sd William Bland, James Bland, and Franc: Stone and is bounded as followeth (vizt) Beginning at a marked white oak corner to sd Blands and Stone thence binding therewith … to a box … standing on the grant of the sd Blands finally along the sd Bland line… to the first station … including 195 acres as the plat annexed … Jno Savage, S.C. Surv. (Nice drawing attached to survey for location – near Bull Run – see link). Stafford County, Va Surveys
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0305_0307.pdf

1726/27 Jan 11 (warrant) – (missing)
1727 March 25 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt: from the propriet office dated the 11th day of Jan 1725/6 surveyed for Fra. Stone of Staffd Co 300 acres of land lying and being in ye County aforesd on both sides of ye main River of Occoquan; 134 acres whereof the sd Stone hath assigned to William Bland of ye aforesd County which is bounded as follows viz. Beginning at (A) a red oak standing on ye edge of ye low grounds on ye S side of ye sd river, by ye stump of a hickory which was corner to y land ye sd Bland now lives on, estending thence along ye lines of ye sd land … to (D) a red oad nigh ye line of ye sd land … to (F) a Box Oak on ye N side ye rowl. road, …. dividing this land from ye sd Stones part to ye first station … the sd Fra: Stones part containing 166 acres (being ye residue of ye aforesd 300 acres) is bounded as follows, viz, beginning at (A) ye first mention’d red oak by ye stump of an hickory corner to ye sd Bland, thence dividing this land from ye abovesd part … to (H) a Spa: Oak (nigh ye line of Waughs land) on a hillside nigh Occoquan River… to (M) a Box Oak in ye line of ye aforesd Blands landthence binding with ye sd land .. on ye N side ye sd river … to ye first station, as … the platt annexed; March ye 25th 1727. Jno. Savage, Sta:d Co. surveyr. Stafford County, Va Surveys
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/241/0155_0157.pdf

1728 April 11 (warrant) – (missing) – Thomas Davis assignee of John Shubbard.
1728 Oct 24 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from ye proprietors Office dated April 11th 1728 surveyed for John Shubbard of ye County of Stafford a piece or parcel of land lying in ye said County on ye branches of Occoquon and joyning to ye land of William Bland and William Champ bounded as followeth … corner of William Bland … near William Champ’s line … corner of sd Champ … to William Bland’s corner … thence with ye sd Bland’s line … containing 370 acres.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0548_0550.pdf

1729 Jan. 13 (warrant) -To Mr James Thomas survr of ye County of Westmd to survey ye same.
Whereas William Bland of the County of Stafford hath set forth to ye Proprs Office that there is 500 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying upon ye head of Powels Run and ye Branches of Occoquon and joining to ye land of William Hanna and ye land of John Champ.
And having moved for a warrt to survey ye same being ready to pay composition … return of your survey … between the date hereof and the 13th day of July next ensuing. Given under my hand … this 13th day of Jan 1729. Robert Carter
1730 Jul. 30 (survey) – July ye 7th 1730
Staffd: Cty. By virtue of a warrant from the Propts Office dated ye 14th day of Jan 1729. I have surveyed for William and James Bland of the abovesaid County 570 acres of land situate lying and being on the branches of Occoquon in the said County … bounded as follows viz. Beginning at twowhite oaks …. on the South side of Champs mile branch and extending thence … to one oak on the West side of a branch of Powels Run thence crossing the Maine Middle Branch of Powells Run …. near the line of the land of Brown (William Brown) and Barker (Leonard Barker) … on a branch of Occoquon … to the place it begun … being 570 acres … Surveyed by James Thomas… Stafford County, Va Surveys
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0301_0304.pdf

1739 Aug 10 (warrant) – Whereas James Bland Jr of Prince Wm has informed that there are about 300 acres of waste and ungranted land in the sd County of Prince William upon both sides the main Run of Occoquan joyning to the several lands of William Bland, James Bland Sr, Francis Stone, Thomas Davies, and William Davies.
These are to empower you the said James Thomas to make a true and accurate survey of the said waste land … you are to give into the Office any time before the 25th day of December next ensuing … this 10th day of August 1739. W. Fairfax.
1739 Dec 8 (survey) – December ye 8th 1739. By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office dated the 10th day of August 1739 surveyed for James Bland Junior of Pr William County 221 acres of land in the said County on the North or uper side the Main Run of Occoquon and bounded as followeth. Beginning at (A) a Beach on the side the said Run marked WB, FS, JB, corner to the lands of William Bland, Francis Stone and James Bland Senr, where also marked two White Oaks thence along the said Stone and Blands line …. to a white oak and two small red oaks corner to the said William Bland and William Davis, thence along their line S … on the side of Reeves Mile Branch thence down the said Branch and binding therewith S … to the end of Reeves Mill Dain … to a red oak on the Branch side corner to the land surveyed for Thomas Davis thence with his line S … to two large red oaks corner to the said Davis … to a white oak and red oak corner to the said Davis and William Bland thence with the said Bland’s line… to a Gum tree on the side of Occoquon thence down the said Run … to the sd William Bland’s line … James Thomas Survr. Richd Ridgwell pilot.  Saml Stone, Thomas Bland and Owen Owens chain carriers. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0509_0512.pdf

1753 Feb 23 (warrant) – (missing)
1754 Jan 29 (survey) – By vertue of a warrant from the proprietors office dated the 23d day of Febry 1753. Granted to James Bland Jr for 300 acres of waste and ungranted lands in the County of Prince William joining his own patent land, William Bland, James Bland Sr, Francis Stone, William Champ, and Thomas Davis on Champs Mill Run. Surveyed as followeth:
Beginning at three little Red Oak saplins corner to Thomas Davis in the line of William Champs on the West side of an Old Road, thence with Champ’s line west … on the East side of Champs Mill Run corner to James Bland Jr patent land … of the said Run with James Bland’s lines … to Occoquan … corner to the land of Bland and Stone … corner of the land of Thomas Davis decd now the property of David and Thomas Davis his grandsons … containing 342 acres. Surveyed by John Baylis. 29th January 1754. Job Davis, Zachariah Bradfield chain carriers. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0517_0519.pdf

1774 March 28 (warrant) – Northern Neck of Virginia Lord Proprietor’s Office No. 305
To Mr John Moffett.
Whereas John Bland of Prince William County hath inform’d that there are about 400 acres of waste and ungranted land adjoining the land he bought of Thomas Stone on both sides of Occoquan and in the Fork of Bull Run in the said County.
And desiring a warrant to survey the same in order to obtain a deed … you are to return to this office on or before the 28th day of September next. Given under my hand… the 28th day of March 1774. Tho. Bry. Martin.
1774 April 15 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors office to me directed, I have surveyed for John Bland of Prince William County, a tract of waste land joining his own land bought of Thomas Stone, and the land formerly John Duncans… in the Fork of Bull Run and Occoquan in the said County .. bounded as followeth, viz, Beginning at a White Oak corner to Francis Stone and the said Duncan, thence with Duncan’s line …. on the side of a hill by a drain of Bull Run … at the intersection of Moles’ line … corner to the land now belonging to John Hammett and in the line of Francis Stone… containing 33 acres. John Moffett, April 15th 1774. James Smith, Samuel Bland, chain carriers. John Bland – pilot. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0520_0523.pdf

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA map:  

Deeds matching area of above map: 

Elking Lick Run (or Elks Lick Run) in Loudoun County, Virginia

1 – 1752 deed to Robert Bland from John Diskin for 120 acres of a 638 acre tract on Elk Licking Run in Loudoun Co, Va (previously Fairfax – on border)
2 – 1764 deed Edward Bland to brother Robert Bland 40 acres in Loudoun Co Va
3 – 1771 lease from Robert Bland to Thos Hutchison in Loudoun Co Va late dwelling place of William Bland for 20 years, adj Tayloe alias Grymes, Muse, Hutchison (near 1752 deed on border of Fairfax)
4 – 1775 Robert Johnson to Robert Bland, 85 acres on Elk Licking Run prev sold by John Diskin to Robert Bland, then when he died to his wife Jane Bland and his son Edward Bland who then sold land to Robert Johnson

 

STAFFORD COUNTY and PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – SOURCES: 

1690 March 11 – James Bland humbly complaining showeth that your petr was brought before Mr Matthew Thompson one of the Justices of the Peace for this County by Mr Richard Gibson on the 30th day of December last past and was then by bond bearing date the day and year aforesaid bound to the peace towards their majesties the said Richard Gibson and all their leige subjects and now for as much as your petitioner having faith fully kept the peace towards their majesties and their leige people in General but towards the said Richard Gibson in particular be therefore humbly prays your worships that you will order him to be released and discharged from his said bond.
And now forasmuch as it doth appear to this Court that the said James Bland hath hitherto kept and inviolabley preserved the peace in this County as well towards their majesties and all their leige sujects in general as towards the said Richard Gibson in particular therore tis ordered that the said James Bland shall be now set at liberty and be freely and fully discharged from the afsd bond paying this costs. p. 127. Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
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1691 Oct 6 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 160 Court held 6th October 1691
139. RICHARD GIBSON humbly sheweth that JAMES BLANDE of this County stands indebted the sum of eight hundred pounds of Tobacco and caske for arrearages of Rent for land and plantation at the head of Quanticut in the jurisdiction of this Court as by lease indented bearing date the 21st day of October 1687 will appear which he bath not paid but doth still refuse to pay to the plt damage five thousand pounds of Tobacco and caske Wherefore he bath brought his action .. And James Bland the deft came into Court by ROBERT BRENT his attorney and for plea saith nil debet And now forasmuch as Richard Gibson the plt did fully prove and maintain his debt .. and that it doth fully appear to this Court that the debt is due Therefore tis ordered James Blande the deft shall make present payment of the said sum And James Elande the deft not being content with the Judgment of this Court doth appeale to the Sixth day of the General Court to be held at James Citty and Mr. FRANCIS HAMMERSLEY and DAVID STRAHAM became securities with James Blande to present his appeale and Capt. GEORGE MASON became security with Richard Gibson to answer the appeale.
Richard Gibson humbly complaining sheweth that the plt being about to build a water mill at Quanticot in this County in the Jurisdiction of this Court and hawing all his materials ready Ind his millwright at work had occasion to retain divers other Labourers in and about the said worke for getting of Timber digging of Trenches and amongst others the plt did in May last retains one James Blande of this County now the deft by the space of a month accounting 26 days to the month and he to find himself diet all for the wages and hire of five hundred pounds of Tobacco in the time betwixt the beginning and ending of 26 days he the said Blande at several times had gone to tend his Corne and lay that cleane which was noe more than by agreement was lawful for him to doe and at the Expiration of the 26 days the said Bland having laid by his corn as the planters term it did then tell the pit he did not desire to be on the same wages any longer or to find himself diet but if I would pay him twenty pounds of Tobacco per diem he would then pursue the work until the mill was finished, to which the plt agreed and the deft (to wit) in July did begin to work upon the said agreement in manner aforesaid retained by the plt which for some time the deft in some Tolerable manner performed being only now and then a day or two absent which altho was some damage to the plt by hindrance of work and loss of his diet, which was daily provided, yet he patiently did endure being desirous by all fair means to carry on his worke and that continuing until towards the last of august when the mill foundation and trench work for which the whole work Staid, when it begun to be towards an end and that the plt minding his contract with his Labourers tho others offered themselves cheaper would not retain such as offered themselves even in the defts hearing, on a Sudden without any manner of Just cause or reason the said Biande the deft not minding his agreement and retainour but on the contrary to prejudice the pit and stop his whole work departed his worke and retainour and drew others the Labourers off alsoe soe that the pits worke for a considerable time stopped even in the time of the year only proper for the worke and when the plt could get no other which being highly to the pits damage and contrary to statute made and provided in the 5th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth Cap the Fourth upon which Statute the petitioner brings his action of debt and humbly demands Judgment against the said Bland for five pounds Sterling a month Imprisonment with costs. And James Bland the deft by ROBERT BRENT his attorney comes in Court and for plea saith not guilty in manner & form afsd and for Tryal puts himself upon the country and the pit likewise        Ordered that the Jury Enquire the fact: JONATHAN PARKER, JAMES MUSSEN , FRANCIS HUNT, JOHN HAWKIN, JOSEPH SUMNER, RICHARD FOSSAKER, BURR HARRISON, JOSEPH HENSON, WILLIAM MATHENEV, JAMES MONKE, JOSEPH NEWTON, XTOPHER HERRING which Jurors elected and Sworne doe say upon their oaths we find for the deft noe cause of action Therefore tis ordered that Judgment shall be entered on the verdict of the jury and that Richard Gibson shall be nonsuit and shall pay unto James Blande the sum of fifty pounds of Tobacco in cause with costs.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00135

1691 Oct 6 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 161 Court held 6th October 1691
Ordered that the Jury Enquire the fact: JONATHAN PARKER, JAMES MUSSEN , FRANCIS HUNT, JOHN HAWKIN, JOSEPH SUMNER, RICHARD FOSSAKER, BURR HARRISON, JOSEPH HENSON, WILLIAM MATHENEV, JAMES MONKE, JOSEPH NEWTON, XTOPHER HERRING which Jurors elected and Sworne doe say upon their oaths we find for the deft noe cause of action Therefore tis ordered that Judgment shall be entered on the verdict of the jury and that Richard Gibson shall be nonsuit and shall pay unto James Blande the sum of fifty pounds of Tobacco in cause with costs.
Ordered that James Bland shall pay the Jury seventy two pounds of Tobacco. And Richard Gibson not being content with the Judgment of this Court doth appeale to the 6th day of the General Court to he held at James Citty, Capt GEORGE MASON became security with Richard Gibson to present his appeale and Mr. FRANCIS HAMMERSLEY and DAVID STRAHAM became security with James Blande to answer the appeale. Richard Gibson humbly sheweth that your Petr did retain James Blande in his service about the work of building a water Corn mill and whereas the Statute made in the 5th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth cap 4 provides that what Labourer shall depart his worke soe begun and undertaken to finish shall forfeit five pounds Sterling and one months Imprisonment besides costs and damages now soe it is that James Blande hath departed and left the worke to your plts damage at least three thousand pounds of Tobacco and cause for which he bath brought his action .. and now forasmuch as Richard Gibson the plt could not aver Justifie and prove to this Court his said action and whereas it doth appeare to this Court that Richard Gibson had noe cause of action against James Bland Therefore tis ordered Richard Gibson shall be nonsuite and shall pay unto James Blande the sum of fifty pounds of Tobacco and casks with costs. And Richard Gibson the plt not being content with the Judgment of this Court doth appeale to the 6th day of the general Court to be held at James Citty and Capt. George Mason became security with Richard Gibson to presence his appeale and Mr. Francis Hamnersley and Davis Straham with James Blande to answer the said appeale.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00136

1691 Oct 6 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 161 (contd) Court held 6th October 1691
Ordered that James Blande shall pay the Jury seventy two pounds of Tobacco. And Richard Gibson not being content with the Judgment of this Court doth appeale to the 6th day of the General Court to he held at James Citty, Capt GEORGE MASON became security with Richard Gibson to present his appeale and Mr. FRANCIS HAMMERSLEY and DAVID STRAHAM became security with James Blande to answer the appeale. Richard Gibson humbly sheweth that your Petr did retain James Blande in his service about the work of building a water Corn mill and whereas the Statute made in the 5th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth cap 4 provides that what Labourer shall depart his worke soe begun and undertaken to finish shall forfeit five pounds Sterling and one months Imprisonment besides costs and damages now soe it is that James Blande hath departed and left the worke to your plts damage at least three thousand pounds of Tobacco and cause for which he bath brought his action .. and now forasmuch as Richard Gibson the plt could not aver Justifie and prove to this Court his said action and whereas it doth appeare to this Court that Richard Gibson had noe cause of action against James Bland Therefore tis ordered Richard Gibson shall be nonsuite and shall pay unto James Blande the sum of fifty pounds of Tobacco and casks with costs. And Richard Gibson the plt not being content with the Judgment of this Court doth appeale to the 6th day of the general Court to be held at James Citty and Capt. George Mason became security with Richard Gibson to presence his appeale and Mr. Francis Hamnersley and Davis Straham with James Blande to answer the said appeale.

1691 Oct 7 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 – 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
p. 212a THOMAS BRIAN aged Twenty seven or thereabouts sworne & Examined saith that hee this Depont beinge at MR. GIBSONS MILL in or about ye month of July last past ye said GIBSON did desire this Depont to goe to JAMES BLAND and sue him to come downe to ye Mill wch ye said BLAND did & then ye said GIBSON & ye said BLAND did seek for a menthes worke ye sd BLAND & PATRICK WALLIN had done for ye said GIBSON att his Mill & then ye said GIBSON did say to ye said WALLIN, JAMES BLANDE will pay you yor share of ye worke & I will pay it him ye wch ye said WALLIN was contented Then ye said GIBSON asked ye said BLANDE whether he would worke wth him another monthe and he answered hee would not Ingage for a Month for his Brother in Law DAVID STRAUGNAM designed Suddenly for MARYLAND to his Mother and bee did Intend to goe himselfe and his Wife alonge wth him butt he would worke wth him by ye Day att Twenty pr Day & his Diett but would Ingadge for noe hire
Recorded ye 7th day of October 1691
THOMAS BRIAN

1691 Oct 6 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 – 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
p. 212a KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that f THEODIRICK BLAND Surveyor of ye County of Stafford, doe by reason of Sickness & disability wch makes mee att present incapable of discharging my duty appoint Mr. WM., BUCKNER of ye said County dureinge my disability or absence to officiate for mee beinge well satisfied both of ability & his integrity therein the said WM. BUCKNER rendering to me a true accompt of all ye Surveys hee makes and what other profits shall accrue by Surveying & I doe by these presents make valid all worke ye said WM BUCKNER shall due by venue of these presents_ Wittness my hande & Seale this 6th day of October 1691
THEODORICK BLAND
This Letter of Atturney was acknowledged by the said THEODORICK BLAND unto ye aforesaid WM. BUCKNER in ye County Court of Stafford on the 7th day of October 1691 & was then recorded

1691 March 10 – Bland v Gibson p. 236. Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
James Blande complaining sheweth that Patrick Wallin late of this County stands instly now … the sum of 800 pounds of tobacco in caske and … absented himself out of this County… he had against him the plaint.
Therefore attached the said sum of tobacco being the proper Estate of the said Wallins in the hands of Mr Richard Gibson of this County and humbly prays judgmt for the same with costs.
And now forasmuch as the said Richard Gibson did not appear in this Court to defend the said attachment and the said James Blande justly making appear his said debt to be due by the said bill herein court produced. Therefore tis ordered that the said James Blande shall have judgment for the said sume of 800 pounds of tobacco so attached in the hands of the said Richard Gibson alias execution.
James Blande complaining shewith that Richard Gibson stands indebted to the plt the sum of 1760 pounds of tobacco due by account and denyes payment wherefore the plt hath brought his action against the said Gibson for the same and humbly prayes judgment with costs of suit.
And now for as much as the said Richard Gibson the deft did not appear in Court and whereby it doth appear, that there was due to the said James Blande by that account produced the sum of 696 pounds of tobacco from the said Richard Gibson the deft as afsd. Therefore tis ordered that the said James Bland shall have judgment by nihil dicit against the said Richard Gibson for the said sum of 696 pounds of tobacco with costs alias execution.
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1691/2 Mar 11 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 245 (contd) Court held 11th March 1691/2
446. THEODRICK BLAND humbly complaining sheweth that the plt was sent for last Spring 1691/2 by Mr. THOMAS GREGGE SENR, to lay out a Tract of Land in dispute between him the said Gregge Senr. and Mr. JOHN WAUGH minister where the plt accordingly came to doe his office but was forbid by the said John Waugh who said that the lande was his and had break the chain upon which the said Thomas Gregge bid the plt proceed and stretch his chain and he would pay him upon which words of the said Thomas Gregge the plt according to his duty of his office proceeded and Stretcht his chain which was immediately taken up and cut in Two by the said John Waugh by which means the Survey was Stopt and the plt disabled from further proceeding after which the plt demanded his pay of the said Thomas Gregg it being four hundred and ninty pounds of Tobacco and Caske according to the Laws and Customs of this Colony but was denyed payment for which the plt hath brought his action to this Court and humbly prayes Judgment with costs of Suite. And now forasmuch as Theodrick Blande the plt did Justly make appeare his debt to be due as aforesaid from Thomas Gregge Senr the deft. Therefore tis ordered that Thomas Gregge Senr. shall make present payment of the said Sum unto Theodrick Bland with costs.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00180

1692 May 10 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 247 (contd) Court held 10th May 1692
451. THEODRICK BLAND complaining sheweth that some time last Spring the plt had a horse which was Esteemed for his Extraordinary goodnesse and courage by the plt which horse went over from Capt. GEORGE MASONS where I then lived and kept him to Mr. FOSSAKERS at aquia where ROBERT ROBINS being then Mr. Fossakers overseer  … maliciously and despite fully broke the horses leg which fostered fly blowed and gangreend so that the horse dyed there being no Possibility of cure which was to the plts damage great Costs and hindrance of his business which at that time was very great it being to the pits damage and losse Seven thousand pounds of Tobacco for which the pit most humbly craves Judgment with costs of Suite. And Robert Robins the deft by ROBERT BRENT his attorney came into Court and for plea saith not guilty in manner and forme following and for Tryail puts himself upon the Country and the plt likewise. Therefore tis ordered that the Jury Enquire the fact. JONATHAN PARKER, WM. DOWNING, DAVID DARNELL, GEORGE LYLES, JOSEPH NEWTON, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, ANDREW BARBEY, AUGUSTINE KNEATON, FRANCIS HUNT, JOHN HIGGISON, JAMES MONKE, THOMAS DERRICK Jr. which said Jurors being Elected Tryed and Sworne to say the Truth of the premises doe say upon their oaths we find for the plt one thousand pounds of Tobacco. Therefore tis ordered that Judgment shall be entered on the Verdict of the Jury and that the said Robert Robins the deft shall pay unto Theodrick Bland the sum of one thousand pounds of Tobacco with costs. Ordered that Theodrick Blande shall pay the Jury Seventy Two pounds of Tobacco alias Execution. Ordered that Theodrick Bland shall pay unto Mr. RICHARD FOSSAKER Three hundred and Sixty pounds of Tobacco for his Servant DOROTHY PAGET attendance nine days and Two hundred and forty pounds of Tobacco unto WILLIAM PAGE SENR. for his Six dayes attendance and Two hundred end forty pounds of Tobacco to PATRICK ELEVERY for his six dayes attendance at Court in a Suit depending between him and Robt. Robins with costs. Ordered that Robert Robins shall pay unto Capt. GEORGE MASON the sum of two hundred and forty pounds of Tobacco for his Servant HENRY SMITH attendance at Court in a Suit depending between him and Theodrick Blande with costs.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00181

1692 May 13 Ordered that the Sheriff shall bring the body of Richard Bryan to the next Court to answer the complaint of Theodorick Bland or else be lyable according to Act of Assembly and pay costs.
Attachment according to act of assembly is granted to the Sheriff against the Estate of Richard Bryan for his nonappearance at this court to answer the suit of Theodorick Bland with costs. p. 270. Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
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1692 May 13 Theodorick Bland v Hume and Evans p. 273.  Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
Theodorick Bland complains against Patrick Hume in a plea of debt for that is to say that he stands indebted to the plt the sum of 940 pounds of tobacco and cash due by bill upon demand dated the 1st day of February 1691/2 which he the said Patrick Hume refuses to pay therefore the plt brings his action to this worshipful court against the said Hume and craves judgment for his said debt with costs of suit.
And the said Patrick Hume the deft came into Court in propria persona and could say nothing in barr or preclusion ofthe said debt but that the same appears to be justly due as afsd. Therefore tis ordered that the said Patrick Hume shall make present payment of the said sum of 940 pounds of tobacco in caske unto the said Theodorick Bland with costs alias execution.
Theodorick Bland complains against David Evans of this County in a plea of debt for that is to say that he stands indebted to the Plt the sum of 490 pounds of tobacco and caske for three days attendance and one survey according to the laws and customs of this colony which said sum the said Evans refuses to pay wherefore the plt half brought this action against the said David Evans to this Court and craves judgment agt him for the same with costs of suit.
And now forasmuch as it doth appear to this Court that the said David Evans the deft doth stand justly indebted to the plt the sum of 400 pounds of tobacco out of the aforesaid debt. Therefore tis orderd that the said David Evans the deft shall make present payment of the same unto the aforesaid Theodorick Bland the plt with costs alias execution.
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1692 Nov 9 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693 p.  307.
Robert Brent attorney of Abraham Spicer made humble petition to this Court shewing that James Bland late of this County stood indebted to the plt in his said qualification the sum of 1000 pounds of tobacco due at bill under his hand and seal and the said Bland having absented himself out of this County so that the Plt could not by a legal course recover his said debt the Plt therefore took out an attachment against his said Estate which was served in the hands of Richard Gibson of this County according to law wherefore the plt hath exhibited his petition to this court and prays judgment against the Estate of the said James Bland soe attached in the hands of the said Richard Gibson with costs.
And now forasmuch as the said Robert Brent in his said qualification as attorney of Arthur Spicer as afsd did by his bill herein court produced justly make appear his said debt to be due as afsd and the said Richard Gibson in whose hands the attachment was served did not appear in court to say anything in barr or preclusion of the premises. Therefore tis orderd that the said Arthur Spicer shall have judgment by nil dicit for the said sum of 1000 pounds of tobacco against the estate of the said James Bland. Soe attached in the hands of the said Richard Gibson with costs als execution.
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1692/3 Feb 10 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
page 376, Court held 10th February 1692/93  RICHARD GIBSON your Petitioner humbly sheweth that ROBERT BRENT the attorney of Mr. ARTHUR SPICER procured an attachment from Capt. Peale to be served upon your Petitioner for one thousand pounds of Tobacco in his hands of the Estate of JAMES BLANDE late of this County and when the sheriff served the said attachment your Petr did then tell the sheriff that he had not any of the said Blands Estate in his hands but that the said Blande stood considerably in debt to your Petr but what return the sheriff made your Petitioner is informed that there is not only a Judgment but an Execution against your Petitioners body and now is ready to lay him in Prison when in Truth all accounts debts and Suite of Law was concluded and agreed a considerable time before the date of the said attachment Therefore humbly Prays this worshipful Court to take a review back into these Proceedings and the case considered whereby he may be releived from this oppression.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00212

1692/3 March 8 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693.
Page 331.
Richard Gibson humbly complaining sheweth that Robert Brent the attorney of Arthur Spicer caused an attachment to be served on this complainant for 1000 pounds of tobacco of the Estate of James Blande as he did imagine was in the plt hands but at the time the attachment was served did tell the sheriff that he had not any of the estate of the said Bland’s in his hands but on the contrary the said Bland stood considerably indebted to this complainant and as now he is ready to make appear to this worshipful and equitable Court of Chancery but how or in what manner the deft knows not the said Brent got a judgment and hath taken execution thereon for the said 1000 pounds of tobacco it never being proved to be in this complainants hands neither hath he been put to his oath to deny whether there were any Estate of the said Bland’s in his hands all which is very unreasonable very oppressive and contrary to Equity and good conscience and now being … and having noe day to plead humbly prays their majesties writ of and it a querela may be granted to him whereby he may be enabled to obviate the truth of the premises and be relieved in this case according to equity and good conscience and that your worships will assign a day for hearing of the whole matter and in the mean time security may be taken as the law directs.
And the Court having duely considered the matter and finding the legallity and equitableness of the same doe therefore accordingly order that if Mr John Waugh shall together with the said Richard Gibson become securitys to Capt George Mason high sheriff to pay the execution with all costs and damages to the afsd Robert Brent or Arthur Spicer as aforesaid provided the said Richard Gibson shall faile to render in a just and true account against the said Blande on the first day of May Court next as he hath set forth in his petition to this Court for their majesties writ of Audit a querela which is now granted him, the said Gibson shall alsoe in some convenient time before the said May Court give and render unto the said Robert Brent a copy of his said account against the said Blande.
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1692/3 March 8 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 335-336. Court held 8th March 1692/93
361, THEODRICK BLAND complains against WILLIAM MATHENEY in a plea of debt ..that your worships ordered the Plt to lay out the land of DANIEL MATHENEY deced between his son William Matheney and his mother that she might have her thirds in obedience to which order the Plt went Twice to the house of the said Widow Matheney the first time they being unprovided for him and there agreed the differences between the said widow and her said son William Matheney and laid out her thirds to both their contents and good Liking and in the cheapest manner for where your Petitioner made one survey he might have made three but considering the said William Matheney was a young man and not of any great ability and being alsoe involved in Law was unwilling to put him to the charge of three surveys yet notwithstanding the Plt was soe favourable to William Matheney and that the Plt hath lain already one year out of his said Tobacco, the said William Matheney doth deny payment of the Plt of his debt which is five hundred and twenty pounds of Tobacco and Caske and alsoe refuses to give bill for next year altho it be his Just due to pay it being what the Law allows the Plt who therefore prays Judgment for the same .. And William Matheney came into Court and could say nothing in Barr or preclusion of the debt but that five hundred pounds of Tobacco is due as afsd Therefore tis ordered that William Matheney shall make present payment of the said sum .. of Tobacco unto Theodrick Bland with costs —  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00226

1693 Apr 6 – Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
Page 349. Court held 6th April 1693
402. AMBROSE BAYLEY came into Court and confessed Judgment to THEODRICK BLAND for the sum four hundred pounds of Tobacco due him by bill .. Wherefore It is considered by this Court that Ambrose Bayley shall make present payment of the said sum .. of Tobacco unto Theodrick Bland with costs.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00233

1693 Sept 13 Bland v Waugh p. 372.  Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
Theodorick Bland complains against John Waugh Clerk in a plea of debt for that is to say that he stands indebted to the plt the sum of 2460 pounds of tobacco due by account here in Court ready to be produced wherefore the plt hath brought his action against the said John Waugh and craves judgment against him for his said debt with costs.
And the said John Waugh the deft came into Court and confessed judgment to the said Theodorick Bland for the said sum of 2460 pounds of tobacco. Therefore tis ordered that he shall make present payment of the same to the said Theodorick Bland with costs of suit alias execution.
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1693 Sept 13 p. 374. Stafford County Court Records, 1689-1693.
Ordered that the Sheriff shall bring the body of Burr Harrison Senr to the next Court to answer the complaint of Theodorick Bland or else be lyable according to act of assembly and pay costs. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645781_00247

1694 Oct 2 – Joseph Henson grant for 195 acres adj Theodorick Bland and Thomas Meridith in Stafford County, Va.
Land grant 2 October 1694.
Description: 195 acres upon the north side of the Main Run of Potomack Creek, beginning at the mouth of the Reedy Branch adjoining Theoderick Bland, and Thomas Meridith.  “… Mr. Joseph Henson suggest that there is … acres of land in Stafford County upon the North side of the Main Run of Potowmack Creek not yet granted and for which he obtained a warrant directed to a Mr Theodorick Bland to survey the same; signed and sealed in the office the 2d day of October 1694 which is returned and filed in the office, and deed granted thereon and here follows, vizt … we do grant and etc to him the said Joseph Henson, all that tract of land lying and containing 195 acres … at the mouth of the Reedy Branch being the beginning tree of a tract of 327 acres of Mr Theodorick Bland’s … the said white oak standing at the lower side of the said branch, and running thence along Bland’s lines North … another corner tree of the said land of Bland’s … to a crooked pine on a hill being a corner tree of a tract taken up for Thomas Meredith thence along the said Meridith’s line … to the Main Run of Potowmack Creek thence up the meanders of the Main Run to the first mentioned beginning … Dated the 2d day of October 1694.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 4 (Reel 288).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 17th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1694/95 Jan 17 – Thomas Wallis 369 acre land grant adj Theoderick Bland in Stafford Co, Va.
Land grant 17 January 1694/1695.
Description: 369 acres on the Main Run of Potowmack Creek, and adjoining Theoderick Bland.  “…paid by the said Thomas Wallis, we do hereby grant to the said Thomas Wallis all that land lying in Stafford County, and on the Main Run of Potowmack Creek, bounded as followeth Viz. … beginning at a Spanish Oak an Hickory and a Gum standing on the bank of Potowmack Run at the upper end of the low grounds extending thence North … coming out of the Reedy Branch to a pine on a hill by the head of a Valley near the Reedy Branch thence South East by East … to a great pine on a hill near the Rockey Cave … thence SouthWest along the line of Mr. Theodorick Bland to Potowmack Run to a white oak along the upper side of a point of high land that lies above the meadows then up along Potowmack Run according to the meanders thereof to the beginning… which said land was entered and surveyed for Mr. Richard Fasaker, January the 2d 1692, and by him sold and assigned to John Pike, and by him sold and assigned to Thomas Wallis as may appear, containing 369 acres … dated the 17th day of January 1694/5.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 108-109 (Reel 288).
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Wallis, Thomas grantee
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 17th century
Bland, Theoderick
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1698 Sept 14 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pages 34-36
July 10th 1700. Indenture 14th September 1698 between WILLIAM DOWNING in county Stafford Planter of one part and JOHN TRAMMILL of parish Cople in county Westmoreland Planter Witnesseth for sum four thousand five hundred pounds good sound Merchantable Tobo. & cask .. sold parcel of land containing by estimation 969 acres lying on main run of Potomack Creek in county Stafford bounded .. beginning at a Spanish oak standing on brink of Potomack Creek at the upper end of the low grounds .. along the line of a tract of land of Mr. THEODERICK BLAND to Potomack Run .. the said land was surveyed for Mr. RICHARD PASKER Janry. 4th.1692 and by him sold to JOHN PIKE and by him sold to THOMAS WALLIS who pattented the same and conveyed it to William Downing ..
Presence Thomas Garner, Wm. Downing
Thomas x Brooks
Know all men .. I DIANA DOWNING by these presents cloth relinquish all my right of dower .. day and year above written.
Know all men ., I JOHN TRAMMILL of county Stafford Planter and MARY my wife make over all our right of this within mentioned land to Mr. BRYANT YOUNG of county Lancaster Planter .. 22nd May 1700.
Test. John Mountjoy, John Trammill
Edward Mountjoy Mary x Trammill
June10th 1700 John Trammill acknowledged deed to Bryant Young accordingly is recorded in county court records of Stafford.
Know all men .. I MARY TRAMMEL imploy Mr. EDWD. MOUNTJOY and make him my lawful attorney to acknowledge parcel of land unto Bryant Young .. 10th July 1700.
Presence Andrew Salsbury, Mary x Trammill
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1699 June 6 George Clough 620 acres adj John Bland in King and Queen Co Va
Land grant 6 June 1699.
Description: 620 acres beg.g &c. by the upper side John Blands plantation on a knowle.  “…grant unto Mr George Clough 620 acres of land in King and Queen County formerly part of New Kent County 614 acres of which land was formerly granted to John Robinson by patent dated the 22d of September 1682 and joyned with other land in one patent for 1252 acres and by him deserted and since granted to Mr Richard Gregory by order of the Generall Court dated the 16th of October 1685. by him patented and since granted to the sd George Clough by order of the Generall Court dated October the 24, 1698… beginning at a stooping white oak by the upper side John Bland’s plantation on a knowle, thence South … by Capt Lane’s Mill path …. by the side of the aforesd path … due unto the sd George Clough by and for the transportation of thirteen persons into this Colony whose names are … in the records mentioned under this patent …. this 6th day of June 1699.
Mr George Clough his patent for 620 acres of land in King and Queen County.
Preke Smith, Mary Smith and 8 negroes viz, Tom, Jan, Nedd, Drieth, Nedd, Hagar, Will and Rose.”
Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 194 (Reel 9).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — King and Queen County
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1700 July 10 THEODERICK BLAND LAND BORDERS WM DOWNING LAND 1700
STAFFORD COUNTY, VA
July 10, 1700. Indenture 14 September 1698 between William Downing in County of Stafford planter of one part and John Trammill of Parish Cople in county of Westmoreland Planter. Witnesseth for sum four thousand five hundred pounds good sound Merchantable tobacco and cask…sold parcel of land containing by estimation 969 acres lying on main run of Potomack Creek in county of Stafford bounded…beginning at a Spanish oak standing on brink of Potomack creek at the upper end of the low grounds..along the line of a tract of land of MR. THEODERICK BLAND to Potomack Run…the said land was surveyed to Mr Richard Pasker January 4, 1692 and by him sold to John Pike and by him sold to THOMAS WALLIS who pattened the same and conveyed it to William Downing.
Presence:
Thomas Garner Wm Downing
Thomas X Brooks
SOURCE: Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Va, Pages 34-36, 1699-1709, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio.

1701 Dec 10 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pages 108-110
Indenture made 8th day December 1701 between BURR HARRISON of Stafford County of one part JAMES BLAND of Saint Marys County .. for the full sum of Seven thousand pounds Tobo. sold James Bland one tract of land in Stafford County containing 600 acres beginning at the mouth of the Creek at the corner of a small marsh before the spring .. in the neck called Cackled Point ..
Burr Harrison
At a Court held 10th Decr. 1701 Deed acknowledged .. ordered to be recorded.
Know all men .. that I MARRY HARRISON wife of Burr Harrison of Stafford County do impower DAVID STRAUCHAN for to acknowledge my thirds in 600 acres of land lying in Stafford County in Virginia on the South side Powels Creek unto James Bland now living at Poplar Hill in Saint Marys County in Maryland
.. in the County Court of Stafford which will be on the tenth Decr. as witness my hand this 9th day Decr. 1701.
Charles Barton, Mary x Harrison
Jno. Crouch
At a Court held Decr. 10th 1701 David Straughan in pursuance of above power came into Court & acknowledged her right of dower to aforesaid James Bland then ordered that the power and acknowledgment be recorded.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646081_00059

1702 Sept 20 – James Bland from Burr Harrison bk W-Z, p. 345.
600 acres S side Popes Creek title bond
… I Burr Harrison of Stafford County in the Colony of Virginia am holden and jointly bound unto James Bland of St Marys County in the Province of Maryland planter in the sum of 50,000 pounds of tobo to be paid to the said James his certain attorney … which payment well and truly to be made I bind my heirs …. this 20 day of Sept 1702. The condition of this obligation is such that where as the above bound Bur Harrison for a valuable consideration hath sold and carefully conveyed to the above named James Bland a certain tract of land containing 600 acres lying in Stafford County in Virginia on the South side of Poles Creek (Note: I’d imagine this is “Powel’s Creek”)…. If therefore the said James Bland … agreemt contained, the conveyance thereof made from the said Burr Harrison to the sd James Bland according to the intent and meaning of the same conveyance then this present obligation to be void … Signed: Burr Harrison. Wit: Casean Straughan (her signature), William Blecin.
At a court held for the said County July 10 , 1706
This bond upon the motion of Mr John Waugh attorney of James Bland is ordered to be recorded and is recorded.
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Map Guide:  Deeds matching above map area in Prince William County, Virginia: 

Powell’s Creek, Cockpit Point area land:

1 – 1701 deed to James Bland for 600 acres South side of Powell’s Creek devised to children in 1708 will
2 – 1711 grant assigned by Francis Stone to William Bland and James Bland for 257 acres in Cock Pit Point Neck between Powells Creek and Quantico.
3 – 1719 division of 260 acres adjoining S side of land of James Bland Sr decd on Powell’s Run, divided between William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland.
4 – 1724 Deed of Gift to William Bland from Francis Stone for his portion of 266 acres in Cock Pit Point Neck
5 – 1728 grant to James Bland for 165 acres on branches of Neapsco Run
6 – 1730 grant for 750 acres to Mark Chilton and William Lynton adj to James and William Bland and Francis Stone, survey shows where this land is in relation to mouth of Powell’s Run near Cockpit Point.
7 – 1746 deed for 160 acres from James Bland Sr to his son Benjamin Bland and Mary his wife, and to heirs of son Arthur Bland on Branches of Neapsco Run.
8 – 1774 David Bland 150 acres from great uncle Robert Bland, who recd from grandfather James Bland via will in 1708 on Horsington patent.
9 – 1796 David Bland deed to Willoughby Tebbs 210 acres on land formerly called Cockpitt Point.

1708 Dec 22 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp 460
Will of JAMES BLAND. I James Bland of county Stafford being sick of body .. my will and mind is that my loving wife MARGT. shall peaceably possess my now dwelling; planta & the land from the mouth of the creek to the first branch above the said planta during her natural life & after her decease to fall to my loving son ROBERT BLAND and his heirs lawfully begot give and bequeath to my loving son WILLIAM BLAND One hundred and fifty acres of land beginning at the upper side of the abovesaid branch and so running up the creek the full complement of 150 acres .. give to my two sons JAMES and JOHN BLAND all the reversion of my land the said tract beginning where my son William leaves off and so running to the head of my line and to be equally divided between them when my son shall arrive to the age of twenty one years .. my will and mind is that my loving son Wm. Bland may have the tuition and bringing up of my Eldest Daughter ALICE and my youngest Daughter HANNAH . desire my loving son James Bland to have the tuition and bringing up of my Daughter PATIENCE and my Daughter ELLIN and my youngest son ROBERT my daughters till they come to Eighteen or marryed and my son until he is twenty one years old ., after my debts are paid what is left to be equally divided between my loving wife Margaret & my eight children everyone to have an equal share alike when they shall come to age as afsd .. I make my two sons William Bland and James Bland to be my sole Extrs .. this 22nd day Decr 1708.
Presence John x Williams his mark,
Saml. Kent Junr. James x Bland his mark
At Court held 9th March 1708 This was proved in Court to be the last will and testament of James Bland .. & a probate granted to Wm. Bland & James Bland .. and the will ordered to be recorded BURR HARRISON & THOS. SANDIFORD assumed in Court to be security with said Executors and save the Court harmless and the said will is recorded.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646081_00236

1709 Apr 13 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp 464 March the 25th anno 1708. This is a true and just inventory of the Estate of JAMES BLAND deced which was brought before us to appraise & is appraised by us according to order of Court .. items listed valued and totalled 24842 .. signed by JAMES BLAND ., appraisers BURR HARRISON, JOHN MASON, MATHEW THOMPSON, Inventory of James Bland recorded 13th April 1709.    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646081_00237

1709 May 10 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp 471
May 10th 1709. An account of the remaining part of the Estate of JAMES BLAND deced brought before us to appraise which came to hand since last appraismt and thus appraised by us .. items listed valued at 1090 .. by appraisers BURR HARRISON, JNO. MASON.
This was returned into Court 13th day July 1709 as a supplemental acct of the Estate of James Bland by William BLAND wch is ordd to be recorded & is recorded.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646081_00241

1711 Aug 29 William Bland, Francis Stone and James Bland 354 acres Stafford Co Va
Land grant 29 August 1711.
Description: 354 acres.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … William Bland of ye County of Stafford upon his suggestion of a certain quantity of land belonging to me in ye sd County which is not yet granted did on ye 29th day of Dec last obtain a warrt from my Office for laying out the same and ye sd William Bland having since assigned and made over unto Francis Stone of Richmond County, and James Bland of Stafford County by two … assignments two third parts of ye land specified in the above warrt as appears by assignmt upon the back of the sd warrt under the hand of the sd William Bland dated the 17th day of May last and ye sd William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland having since returned a survey of ye sd land under the hand of Thomas Hooper surveyor… confirm unto ye sd William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland 354 acres of land scituate lying and being on both sides of Occaquan River in the County of Stafford aforesd and bounded according to the sd survey as followeth vizt: … at the edge of low ground abt half a mile above a parcel of land belonging to Mr. John Waugh and on ye Eastwd or lower side of ye sd River and extending thence North .. to a white oak standing on a point thence North … to a hiccory standing on ye edge of ye low ground … standing by the Riverbank and so crossing over ye sd River to a marked birch standing on ye bank on ye other side ye River and from ye sd birch extending down ye River North… Dated ye 29th day of August … 1711.
William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland their deeds for 354 acres of land in Stafford County.
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 48 (Reel 289).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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Map Guide:  Deeds matching above map area in Prince William County:  

Occoquan River, Bulls Run area land:

1 – 1711 deed to William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone for 354 acres on both sides of Occoquan
2 – 1717 grant to William Bland for 295 acres on both sides of Occoquan River, north side of Main Run of Occoquan.
3 – 1719 division of 360 acres between Francis Stone, William Bland, and James Bland on both sides Occaquan on N side of Main Run along small branch South back into Occaquan near a “Ffording Place”.
4 – 1724 Deed of Gift from William Bland to Francis Stone for 50 acres of the 360 acres tract on N side of Occoquan Main Run
5 – 1725 grant to William Bland and William Davis of 376 acres on both sides of Main Run of Occaquan on a branch known as Croopers Cabbin Branch flowing into N side of Occaquan.
6 – 1726 grant to William Bland and William Davis of 195 acres on N side of Occaquan joining land of said Wm Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone.
7 – 1727 grant to Francis Stone of 134 acres he then assigns to William Bland, on both sides Main River of Occoquan joining land of Wm Bland on N side of Rowling Road.
8 – 1727 grant to William Bland for 166 acres on both sides the Main River of Occoquan adjoining land of Bland. Above 134 acres to Stone plus 166 to Bland is total 300 acres.
9 – 1730 grant for 570 acres to William Bland and James Bland on S side of Champ’s Mill Branch, a Branch of Powell’s Run, Main Middle Branch of Powell’s Run near a branch of Occaquan.
10 – 1731 deed from William Bland to brother in law James Key and Mary his wife 100 acres … on lower side of Rolling Road leading from Cruppers Cabbin to Quantico.
11 – 1742 grant to James Bland Jr. 221 acres on N side of Main Run of Occoquan adjoining James Bland Sr, William Bland and Francis Stone and Reeves Mill Branch.
12 – 1742 grant to William Bland 312 acres adjacent to Wansford Arrington and Morris Veal on Crooked Branch
13 – 1743 grant to James Bland the Younger 58 acres on both side the Cruppers Cabin Branch
14 – 1743 grant to James Bland the Younger 332 acres adjacent Reeves Mill Branch, in possession of 121 acres by deed of give from his father William Bland
15 – 1743 grant for 104 acres to James Bland the Younger, adjacent Champs Mill Branch west side
16 – 1757 grant to James Bland Jr for 342 acres adj James Bland Jr, Wm Bland and Francis Stone on Champs Mill Run and Occaquan
17 – 1761 deed from Benjamin Bland and Mary is wife to William Obryan Goff for 163 acres adj to Leonard Barker (off Champs Mill Run based on prior deeds).
18 – 1774 grant to John Bland in fork of Bull Ron and Occoquan 33 acres acres

1711 Aug 30 Francis Stone a William Bland a James Bland 257 acres Stafford Co Va
Land grant 30 August 1711.
Description: 257 acres in Cock Pitt Point Neck between the branches of Powells Creek and Quantico.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … Francis Stone of ye County of Richmond upon his suggestion of a certain quantity of land belonging to me in the County of Stafford which is not yett granted did on ye 29th day of Dec last obtain a warrt from my Office for laying out the same and the sd Francis Stone having since assigned and made over unto William Bland and James Bland of Stafford County by two severall assignments two thirds parts of ye hand specifyed in ye above warrt as appears by assignmts upon ye back of ye sd warrt under ye land of the sd Francis Stone dated ye 17th day of May last and ye sd Francis Stone, William Bland and James Bland having since returned a survey of ye sd land under ye hand of Thomas Hooper survey … confirm unto ye sd Francis Stone, William Bland, and James Bland 257 acres of land scituate lying and being in Cock Pitt Point Neck between ye branches of Powells Creek and Quantico in the County of Stafford aforesd and bounded according to ye sd survey as followeth vizt: … at a markt locust standing in a valley falling into a branch of Powells Creek and extending thence South …. to a markt hiccory standing on a hill side thence North …. to another hiccory standing on a hill side … to a small hiccory standing in ye head of a valley thence west … to a great white Oak standing on ye top of a hill thence South … to a small pine on a hill side thence South … Dated ye 30th day of August … 1711.
Francis Stone, William Bland, and James Bland their deed for 257 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 50 (Reel 289).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.

1717 June 6 William Bland 295 acres in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 6 June 1717.
Description: 295 acres on both sides of the Main Run of Occoquan River.  “… whereas William Bland of Stafford County upon his suggestion of a certain quantity of land belonging to me in the sd County which is not yet granted did obtain a warrant from my Office for laying out the same and having now returned a survey thereof under the hand of Mr. Thomas Hooper surveyor … confirm unto the sd William Bland 295 acres of land scituate lying and being on both sides of the Main Run of Occaquan River in the County of Stafford aforesd and is bounded as followeth viz. … on the North side of the sd Main Run, at the lower end of a peice of low ground and above the land of the sd William Bland on the sd Run and extending thence North … on the North side of the sd Main Run … Dated the 6th day of June 1717.
Mr William Bland’s deed for 295 acres in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 166 (Reel 289).
Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No.5 1713-1719. (reverse).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Surveys, 1-6, A-E, reels 312-320.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1719 Nov 23 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
p. 144 now all men by these presents that we FRANCIS STONE, WILLIAM BLAND and JAMES BLAND all of County Stafford have by these presents jointly .. by ffree consent of every party made and markt out an equal division of a certain tract being a Patent granted to (same) containing 260 acres in Court, aforesaid adjoining on South side land of JAMES BLAND SENR. deceased Beginning at a blazed hickory in a small sort of a gully making down into a small branch which runs down into Powell’s Run or creek so into the woods South to Back line of the aforesaid patent for a division between William Bland and Ffrancis Stone and William having the first Lot lying on the East side of said Patent and Ffrancis the Second and for Division between Ffrancis Stone and James Bland we likewise begin at the aforesaid blazed hickory and running into the woods South west to a line of blazed trees to Back line of the patent the said James Bland haveing the last lot lying on the West side of the patent So that Stone hath the Second Lott lying between William and James Bland .. we bind ourselves firmly stand forever .. 23d day of November 1719.
Presence Thomas Russell, ffrancis Stone
Samuel Kent William Bland
James Bland
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1719 Nov 24 deed – 1724 Dec 9 proved up – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
p. 145 Know all men by these presents that we FRANCIS STONE, WILLIAM BLAND and JAMES BLAND all of County Stafford .. jointly consent and mark’t out equal division of certain tract of 360 acres in county aforesaid on both sides of the main run of Occaquan River and Beginning at a marked Spanish oak being corner tree of the 300 acres of said land aforementioned and running by a line of blazed trees to banks of Occaquan to a marked beech .. on North side .. for a division between William and James Bland the first Lot for William on the North side of the land and the second Lott for James from the said Beech to a marked hickory standing on the Mouth of a small branch on the South sidethe main Run so up the branch to back line .. for a Division between James and ffrancis Stone we likewise begin at a marked poplar being a bounded_tree of the patent of the 360 acres running down a branch of a Beech markt with and a broad standing on the North side of the main run of Occaquanover the main run to a white oak standing near a FFORDING place thence running by a line of blazed trees to the back line .. said James Haveing the Second Lott and ffrancis the Third lots .. Soe bind ourselves .. this Twenty ffourth day November 1719.
Presence William x Murphey, William Bland
Thomas x Woodup, Saml. Kent James Bland Francis Stone
At Court held for Stafford County 9th December 1724 Then came (all three)
acknowledged this Deed .. their proper act .. ordered to be recorded and is accordingly…..   1719 Nov 24 Francis Stone, William Bland and James Bland division of land
… we Francis Stone, William Bland, and James Bland all of the Count of Staffod in the Colony of Virginia … markt out and equal division of a certain parcel or tract of land of 360 acres lying and being in the County aforesaid on both sides of the Main Run of Occaquan River … by the banks of Occaquan…. on the North side of the aforesd Occaquan for a division between the said William (Bland) and James Bland the first lot for the said William on the Northeast side of the said land the the second lott for the said James being the second lott … to the back line for a division between the said William and James Bland as aforesaid so for a division between the said James Bland and Francis Stone we likewise begin ….. of the aforesd 360 acres of land …. for a division between the said James Bland and Francis Stone, the said James having the second lott and Francis Stone the third …. Signed: William Bland, James Bland, Francis Stone.
Wit: William Murphey, Thomas Woodup, Samuel Kent.
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1723 – A Quit Rent Roll of 1723; Taken from the Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia; 125 acres John Bland

1723 – A Quit Rent Roll of 1723; Taken from the Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia; 320 acres James Bland

1723 Stafford County Rent Roll for the Year 1723
Returned by James Carter July ye 18th 1724
James Bland 320 acres
John Bland 125 acres
Widdow Bland 200 acres
Stafford County Virginia

1724 Dec 8 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
p. 146 Know all men .. I FFRANCIS STONE for love and affection to my Loveing ffriend WILLIAM BLAND do give .. all my title in certain tract in County aforesaid in Cock Plt Point Neck being my part of a pattent 266 acres and I will forever warrant and defend to him .. freely make this Gift to him .. to be recorded at my own proper cost and charge in Law. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and fixed my Seal this 8th day of December 1724.
Presence James Bland, Francis x Stone Saml. Kent
At Court held for Stafford County 9th December 1724 Then came Francis Stone and acknowledged the above Instrument of writeing to be his proper act .. ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646097_00085

1724 Dec 9 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
pp. 146- 147 Know all men .. I WILLIAM BLAND of Stafford County do for the Love and affection to my Loving ffriend FRANCIS STONE do give certain parcel of land and Plantation on North side of Occoquan main Run called RICHARD SIM’S Plantation being the lower end of a patent of 360 acres .. the said Beginning at marked Black oak standing on the North side of the Main run so by a line of marked trees to the back line near a corner tree for 50 acres of same .. to hold .. forever the said Bland will forever warrant .. do freely make this Gift to Francis Stone and his heirs .. further oblige myself to acknowledge the Deed of Gift in the County Court of Stafford and there to be recorded at my own proper costs. Set my hand and fixed my Seal the 8th December 1724.
Presence James Bland, William x Bland Saml. Kent
At Court held for Stafford County 9th December 1724 Then came William Bland and acknowledged above. Instrument of writeing to be his proper act and deed .. ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646097_00085

1725 Feb 16 William Bland and William Daviss 376 acres in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 16 February 1725.
Description: 376 acres.  “…Proprietors of ye Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto William Bland and William Davis both of Stafford County, one certain tract or parcell of land containing 376 acres scituate lying and being in ye sd County on both sides of ye Main Run of Occaquan … branch known by ye name of Croopers Cabbin Branch flowing into ye North side of ye said Run bounded as followeth vizt: …. on ye North side of ye sd Run … in low grounds extending thence North … crossing ye said Main Run … Dated ye 16th day of Februation 1725.
William Bland and William Davis’ deed for 376 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 203, folio (Reel 290).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1724 July 8 (warrant) – (missing)
1725 Nov 6 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the propriet. office dated ye 8th day of July 1724. Surveyed for William Bland and William Davis both of Stafford Cou: 376 acres lying and being in ye County aforesd on both sides of ye main Run of Occoquan and on a Branch known by ye name of Croopers Cabin Branch issuing into ye N side of ye sd Run and is bounded as followeth, viz, Beginning at 2 small white oaks standing on ye N side of ye sd Run by a gully in low ground extending thence … to a box oak crossing ye sd Branch … crossing the sd main Run … to another white oak standing by a fork of a Branch, thence down ye sd Branch .. to a 3 prong’d Beech standing at ye mouth of ye sd Branch … to ye first station as ye platt annexed. November ye 6th 1725. Jno Savage, Surv. of Staffd County.
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1726 Oct 6 William Bland a William Daviss 195 acres Stafford Co Va
Land grant 6 October 1726.
Description: 195 acres.  “… Proprietors of ye Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto William Bland and William Davis both of Stafford County one certain tract or parcell of land containing 195 acres scituate lying and being in ye said County, on ye North side of Occaquan and adjoyning to ye said Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone and is bounded as followeth, vizt: corner to ye said Bland and Stone, thence binding therewith North.. to a Box Oak standing in ye grant of ye said Bland finally along ye sd Blands line North … to ye first station … Dated ye 6th day of October … 1726.
William Bland and William Davis’ deed for 195 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 7, folio (Reel 290).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1725 Jan 11 (warrant) – (missing)
1725 Feb 8 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the proprietrs office dated the 11th day of Jan 1725, surveyd for William Bland and William Davis of the County of Stafford a psell of land in the sd County on ye North side of Occaquan and adjoyning to ye land of ye sd William Bland, James Bland, and Franc: Stone and is bounded as followeth (vizt) Beginning at a marked white oak corner to sd Blands and Stone thence binding therewith … to a box … standing on the grant of the sd Blands finally along the sd Bland line… to the first station … including 195 acres as the plat annexed … Jno Savage, S.C. Surv. (Nice drawing attached to survey for location – near Bull Run – see link). Stafford County, Va Surveys
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1727 May 8 p. 407-412. Deed Bk 1722-1728. Stafford Co, Va… between James Bland of the Parish of Overworton Cnty of Stafford and Colony of Virginia planter of the one part and John Linton of said Parish, County, and Colony gent… unto the said John Linton …. one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 120 acres …. on both sides the Main Run of Occoquan River in the Parish of Overworton County of Stafford and Colony of Virginia aforesaid it being a third part of a greater tract of 360 acres of land taken up and patented by and between William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone in the year of our Lord God 1711 as by patent from the proprietors office of the Northern Neck of Virginia … in the year of our Lord God 1718 was divided by the said William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone into 3 parts whereof this is a part and standing on the North side of the main run of Occoquan … to the back line of said greater tract this line dividing it from William Bland’s path thence along said back line …. dividing line … hereby demised and Francis Stone’s part of the above said greater tract or dividend of land … Signed: James Bland. Wits: John Metcalf, Samuel Whitson, James Nugin.
Signed: Thomas Bland (why Thomas? – transcription error maybe?).
Wits: John Metcalf, Samuel Whitson, James Nugen.
… p. 412. … Condition … now if the said James Bland and Mary his wife …. do … perform all and every the covenants conditions articles and provisoes in the said indenture … to the said John Linton .. then this present obligation to be voyd and of none effect ….
Signed: James Bland. Wits: John Metcalf, Samuel Whitson, James Nugen.
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1727 July 11 Francis Stone 134 acres adj William Bland in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 11 July 1727.  (Note: This land is assigned by Francis Stone to William Bland according to the survey, and according to a later grant/deed renewal).
Description: 134 acres on both sides the Main River of Occoquan adjoining William Bland. “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto Francis Stone of Stafford County one certain tract or parcell of land containing 134 acres scituate lying and being in Stafford County on both sides of ye Main River of Occaquan and is bounded as followeth vizt. beginning at a red oak standing on ye edge of ye low grounds on ye South side ye said River was corner to ye land ye said Bland now lives on, extending thence along ye lines of ye sd land South … in low swampy ground …. on ye North side of the Rowling Road … dividing this line from ye same survey for Francis Stone to ye first Station… Dated ye 11th day of July … 1727.
Francis Stones deed for 134 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 89, folio (Reel 290).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1727 July 11 William Bland 166 acres adj Bland in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 11 July 1727.
Description: 166 acres on both sides the Main River of Occoquan adjoining said Bland.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto William Bland of Stafford County one certain tract or parcell of land containing 166 acres scituate lying and being in Stafford County on both sides ye Main River of Occaquan and bounded as followeth vizt: beginning at a Red Oak by a hiccory stump corner to ye land of William Bland, thence dividing the land from ye said land north … nigh ye line of Waugh’s land on a hill nigh Occaquan River, thence North …to a whit hiccory on ye South side ye said River, thence crossing ye said River North … on ye North sid of ye said River … on ye South side ye said River … to the first station … Dated ye 11th day of July … 1727.
William Bland’s deed for 166 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 88, folio (Reel 290).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1726/27 Jan 11 (warrant) – (missing)
1727 March 25 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt: from the propriet office dated the 11th day of Jan 1725/6 surveyed for Fra. Stone of Staffd Co 300 acres of land lying and being in ye County aforesd on both sides of ye main River of Occoquan; 134 acres whereof the sd Stone hath assigned to William Bland of ye aforesd County which is bounded as follows viz. Beginning at (A) a red oak standing on ye edge of ye low grounds on ye S side of ye sd river, by ye stump of a hickory which was corner to y land ye sd Bland now lives on, estending thence along ye lines of ye sd land … to (D) a red oad nigh ye line of ye sd land … to (F) a Box Oak on ye N side ye rowl. road, …. dividing this land from ye sd Stones part to ye first station … the sd Fra: Stones part containing 166 acres (being ye residue of ye aforesd 300 acres) is bounded as follows, viz, beginning at (A) ye first mention’d red oak by ye stump of an hickory corner to ye sd Bland, thence dividing this land from ye abovesd part … to (H) a Spa: Oak (nigh ye line of Waughs land) on a hillside nigh Occoquan River… to (M) a Box Oak in ye line of ye aforesd Blands landthence binding with ye sd land .. on ye N side ye sd river … to ye first station, as … the platt annexed; March ye 25th 1727. Jno. Savage, Sta:d Co. surveyr. Stafford County, Va Surveys
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1728 Jan 30 James Bland 165 acres adj Leonard Barker in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 30 January 1727/1728.
Description: 165 acres on the branches of Neapsco Run, adjoining Leonard Barker.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto James Bland a (?) of Stafford (? – note: I cannot tell if it says “deed” or “dec’d” here) County one certain tract or parcell of land containing 165 acres, scituate lying and being in Stafford County on ye branches of Neapsco Run and is bounded as followeth vizt: on a knowle on ye lower side of a branch of ye said Run nigh ye land of one Wood thence … with ye said land South .. on ye head of a branch of ye said Run thence West … in ye line of Leonard Barkers land, thence binding with ye sd land North … to the first station … Dated ye 30th day of January … 1727/8.
James Bland’s deed for 165 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 112, folio (Reel 290).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1726 Aug 30 (warrant) – (missing).
1727 Nov 14 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the Proprietors Office granted to Richd Crooper (Cooper?) the 30th day of August 1726 and by him assigned to James Bland 165 acres of land lying and being in the County aforesd on the Branches of Neapscoe Run, and is bounded as follo: viz. Beginning at (A) a white oak on a knowl on ye lower side of a branch of ye sd run, nigh ye land of one Wood, thence binding wth ye sd land S20W90 … to (B) 3 white oaks on ye head of a branch of ye sd run thence W:106po: to (C) a white oak nigh a Glade in ye line of Leo. Barkers land, thence binding with ye sd land N50W:116 po: to (D) a Spa: oak in ye sd line, thence N20E:120po: to (E) a white oak on ye first mentio:d branch, finally down ye sd branch and binding thence S6E:208po: to ye first station as … the plat annexed… Nov ye 14th 1727. Signed: Jno Savage SC surv. Stafford County, Va Surveys
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1729 Feb 25 Thomas Daviss 370 acres adj William Bland and William Champ in Stafford Co Va
Description: 370 acres on the branches of Occoquan adjoining lands of William Bland, and Wm. Champ.  “… confirm unto Thomas Davis of Stafford County one certain tract or parcel of land containing 370 acres scituate … in Stafford County on ye branches of Occaquan joyning to ye lands of William Bland and William Champ and bounded … corner of William Bland …. near William Champ’s line …. a branch side corner of ye said Champ … to William Bland’s corner … Dated the 25th day of February … 1728/29.
Thomas Davis’ deed for 370 acres of land in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 185, folio (Reel 290).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1728 April 11 (warrant) – (missing) – Thomas Davis assignee of John Shubbard.
1728 Oct 24 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from ye proprietors Office dated April 11th 1728 surveyed for John Shubbard of ye County of Stafford a piece or parcel of land lying in ye said County on ye branches of Occoquon and joyning to ye land of William Bland and William Champ bounded as followeth … corner of William Bland … near William Champ’s line … corner of sd Champ … to William Bland’s corner … thence with ye sd Bland’s line … containing 370 acres.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0548_0550.pdf

1730 March 26 Mark Chilton 750 acres adj James and William Bland and Francis Stone Stafford Co Va
Land grant 26 March 1730.
Description: 750 acres beginning at the mouth of a small branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point, adjoining land of James and William Bland and Francis Stone.  “… confirm unto Mark Chilton and William Lynton of the County of Stafford … land containing 750 acres of land and 50 acres of Marsh... in the said County of Stafford …. mouth of a small Branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point, and a little below a Freestone Rock, and near or adjoining to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent deceased; and extending thence along or next the said Kent’s land South … the Southeast side of a branch falling into Quantiquo Creek, commonly called HorseGrave Branch, thence up the said Branch … near the lines of the land of William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone, thence along their line North …. to the land of the aforesaid William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone …. near the head of a branch falling into Powel’s Creek … to the land of the said William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland commonly called Horsington patent …. thence down Potomack River … Dated the 26th day of March … 1730.
Mark Chilton and William Lynton their deed for 750 acres of land and fifty acres of Marsh in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 53, folio (Reel 290).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1729 Aug 5 (warrant) – To: Mr John Warner, surveyor of K George County to survey the same.
Whereas Mark Chilton and William Linton of the County of Stafford hath set forth to the Proprietors Office there is 400 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying on the South side of the Mouth of Powel’s Creek, beginning on the lower side of Cockpit Point, joining to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd, and to land belonging to William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone, and also joining to some land known by the name of the Horsington Patent and to the aforesaid Powel’s Creek.
…. to have a deed duly executed for the said land at any time between the date hereof and the 5th day of February next ensuing.
Given under my hand…. 5th day of August 1729. Signed: Robert Carter.
1729 Oct 20 (survey) – …. have surveyed for Mr Mark Chilton and Mr William Linton of the abovesd County 750 acres of land and about 50 acres of marsh situate lying and being in the sd County and bounded… mouth of a small branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpitt Point and a little below a freestone rock and near or adjoyning to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd and extending thence along or near the sd Kents land … to a large ring oak on the SE side of a branch falling into Quanticoe Creek commonly called Horsegrave Branch… near the line of the land of said William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone …. near the head of a branch falling into Powells Creek … to the land of the said William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland commonly called Horsington Pattent … thence down Potomack River … containing 750 acres of land and 50 acres of marsh … Signed: James Thomas. Surveyor ….
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1730 Sept 2 – John Diskin to Samuel Skinker – bk A-1, folio 71, 72 King George County, Va.
…between John Diskin of the Parish of Hanover in the County of King George planter of the one part and Samuel Skinker of the same parish and County gent of the other part … John Disking for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … paid by the said Samuel Skinker … sell unto the said Samuel Skinker all that piece or parcell of land containing 104 acres and a half … sictuate lying and being in the parish of Hanover in the County of King George aforesaid being part of a tract of land containing 2234 acres granted unto James Kay … the 12th day of December … 1722 …. which said 104 acres and a half were formerly granted unto the said John Diskin by the said James Kay …. bounds ….. the SW corner of the Glebe land standing in the line …. land from Col Corbyns … to a red oak a corner tree of George Jones’ land … Signed: John Diskin. Wit: John Ferguson, John Ferguson Junr, Joshua Ferguson.
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1730 Sept 5 – Elizabeth Diskin to Thomas Turner pwr atty, bk A-1, folio 83 King George County, Va.
… I Elizabeth Diskin wife of John Diskin of the Parish of Hanover in the County of King George planter have made …. Thomas Turner of the Parish and County aforesaid gent my true and lawfull attorney …. to relinquish my right of dower in the County Court of King George …. Signed: Elizabeth Diskin. Wit: John Ferguson, Timothy Goode.
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1730 Sept 16 William Bland and James Bland 570 acres in Stafford Co Va
Land grant 16 September 1730.
Description: 570 acres.  “…confirm unto William Bland and James Bland both of the County of Stafford one certain tract or parcel of land containing 570 acres, situate, lying and being in the said County of Stafford on the Branches of Occoquon and bounded as followeth, viz, … on the South side of Camp’s Mill Branch; and extending thence South … to a red oak on the West side of a Branch of Powell’s Run; thence crossing the Main Middle Branch of Powel’s Run … in or near the line of the land of Brown and Barker; thence North West … on the side of a hill near a lick on a Branch of Occoquon; thence North … to the place where it began .. 570 acres … dated the 16th day of September … 1730.
William Bland and James Bland their deed for 570 acres of land in Stafford County.
Note written on side: April 15, 1736 – Que. Why they deed was given to the partys unsigned? Produced then by Jas Bland Jr.
Source: Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 72, folio (Reel 290).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1729 Jan. 13 (warrant) -To Mr James Thomas survr of ye County of Westmd to survey ye same.
Whereas William Bland of the County of Stafford hath set forth to ye Proprs Office that there is 500 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying upon ye head of Powels Run and ye Branches of Occoquon and joining to ye land of William Hanna and ye land of John Champ.
And having moved for a warrt to survey ye same being ready to pay composition … return of your survey … between the date hereof and the 13th day of July next ensuing. Given under my hand … this 13th day of Jan 1729. Robert Carter
1730 Jul. 30 (survey) – July ye 7th 1730
Staffd: Cty. By virtue of a warrant from the Propts Office dated ye 14th day of Jan 1729. I have surveyed for William and James Bland of the abovesaid County 570 acres of land situate lying and being on the branches of Occoquon in the said County … bounded as follows viz. Beginning at twowhite oaks …. on the South side of Champs mile branchand extending thence … to one oak on the West side of a branch of Powels Run thence crossing the Maine Middle Branch of Powells Run …. near the line of the land of Brown (William Brown) and Barker (Leonard Barker) … on a branch of Occoquon … to the place it begun … being 570 acres … Surveyed by James Thomas… Stafford County, Va Surveys
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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA:

1731 Sept 15 – 1731 – 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
Pages 81-82. William Bland of Parish of Hamilton….for love good will and affection….unto my brother in law James Key and Mary his wife of same….transfferr during their natural lives 100 a….part of grant to me William Bland and William Davis…. on lower side of the Rolling road leading from Cruppers
Cabbin to Quantico. Dated Sept. 15, 1731.
William (N) Bland
Wit: Edward Barry, Jno. Chilton, and Absolom (his mark) Bryan. At court Sept. 15, 1731. William Bland acknowledged this lease.

1732 Apr 20 – 1731 – 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
Pages 282-290. April 20, 1732. John Creel of Prince William, planter to William Bland of same, Lewis Renoe of same, James French, of same, Thomas Renoe of same, James Bland of same….John Creel obtained a grant out of the office of the Proprietors for 870 a. land between Kettle Run and Broad Run….and hath agreed to enter into copartenership with William Bland, Lewis Renoe, James French, Tho. Renoe, and James Bland to dig, work, search in and upon said land for a mine or mines of Iron, copper, tin, lead or any other metal or metals mines or minerals….in consideration of fidelity trust….for term of 1000 years.
John Creel, William (w) Bland, Lewis (L) Renoe, James (E) French, Thomas Reno, James (J) Bland.
Wit: Lewis Taskitt, John (C) Elliot.
At court July 19, 1732 John Creel, William Bland, Lewis Renoe, James

1732 July 19 – 1731 – 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
Pages 282-290. April 20, 1732. John Creel of Prince William, planter to William Bland of same, Lewis Renoe of same, James French, of same, Thomas Renoe of same, James Bland of same….John Creel obtained a grant out of the office of the Proprietors for 870 a. land between Kettle Run and Broad Run….and hath agreed to enter into copartenership with William Bland, Lewis Renoe, James French, Tho. Renoe, and James Bland to dig, work, search in and upon said land for a mine or mines of Iron, copper, tin, lead or any other metal or metals mines or minerals….in consideration of fidelity trust….for term of 1000 years.
John Creel, William (w) Bland, Lewis (L) Renoe, James (E) French, Thomas Reno, James (J) Bland.
Wit: Lewis Taskitt, John (C) Elliot.
At court July 19, 1732 John Creel, William Bland, Lewis Renoe, James

1735 June 18 – Robert Bland appears in surviving records as an adult in Prince William County (formerly Stafford) when he is listed on June 18, 1735 as a debtor to Richard Melton, for seventy pounds of tobacco.
John Frederick Dorman, Prince William County Will Book: 1734-1744, p. 12.

1738 – 1738-RENT ROLLS – Prince William County, VA
Bland, John

1738 Aug 11 – entry in the Prince William County Deed Books, which showed Robert Bland living on Cock-Pitt Point Neck, adjacent to land owned by William, James and John Bland.  Prince William Deed Book D, August 17, 1738, recorded February 26, 1738/1739, p. 42. This transaction involved a transfer of land from John Melton (is this supposed to be “Chilton?) to William Davis, husband of Elinor Bland, son-in-law of James Bland (seventh generation) and brother-in-law and business associate of William Bland (eighth generation).

1738 Aug 11 – 1738-1740 Prince William Co VA Deed D
Pages 42-46. Aug. 11, 1738. John Chilton of Pr. George Co., Maryland, planter to William Davis of Pr. Wm. Co., planter, tract formerly gr. Mark Chilton late dec. father to John Chilton and William Linton by deed from Proprietors dated March 26, 1730 containing 755 a at small br. falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point adj. to heirs of Samuel Kent dec to a br. falling into Quantico Cr. called Horse Grave br near line of William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone near head of br. falling into Powels Cr….corner to lands of William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland …. for sum of 4,000 lbs. of tob deeds of lease and release.
John (his mark) Chilton
Wits: Jno. Sturman, Stephen DeLisle, Matthew Dodgshen.
Rec’d. Aug. 12, 1738 sum of 4,000 lbs. tob.
At Court Feb. 26, 1738 this release were proved by oaths of John Sturman and Mathew Dodgshen and on Sept. 24, 1739 this release was proved by oath of Stephen DeLisle.

1739 Jan 15 Francis Stone 166 acres adj Bland, Waugh etc in Prince William Co Va
Land grant 15 January 1739.
Description: 166 acres on both sides the Main Rive of Occoquan adjoining land of Bland, Waugh &c. “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … whereas William Bland of the County of Prince William came and produced a deed for 166 acres of land in the said County bearing date the 11th day of July 1727 and by some mistake of the surveyor’s return or clerk of the office was made out in his name instead of his Brother In Law Francis Stone whose land it is and in possession thereof and therefore desiring a new deed may … the same of the said Francis Stone… confirm unto the said Francis Stone a certain tract … of land containing 166 acres … in Prince William County on both sides the main River of Occoquan and bounded … corner to the land of William Bland … line of Waugh’s land … Dated the 15th day of January … 1739.
Francis Stone’s renewed deed for 166 acres of land in the County of Prince William.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 125 (Reel 291).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1739 May 21 William Bland 570 acres in Prince William Co Va
Land grant 21 May 1739.
Description: 570 acres on the branches of Occoquan, beginning on the south side of Champs Mill Branch.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia… whereas James Bland of the County of Prince William personally appeared and produced a deed made out in the name of himself and his brother William Bland for 570 acres of land in the said County bearing date the 16th day of September 1730, but it appearing that by some omission Col. Carter then agent had not signed the same altho sealed and Registered; and the sd James Bland desiring the said deed might be renewed in the name of his siad Brother William Bland only having assigned his moiety…. confirm unto the said William Bland a certain tract or parcel of land containing 570 acres situate lying and being in the County of Prince William on the Branches of Occoquan and bounded as followeth … on the South side of Champ’s Mill Branch and extending thence … on the West side of a Branch of Powells Run, thence crossing the main middle Branch of Powells Run … near the line of the land of Brown and Barker, thence NW …. on the side of a hill near a lick on a Branch of Occoquan … to the place where it began … Dated the 21st day of May … 1739. W. Fairfax.
William Bland’s renewed deed for 570 acres of land in Prince William County.
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 54 (Reel 291).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1729 Jan. 13 (warrant) -To Mr James Thomas survr of ye County of Westmd to survey ye same.
Whereas William Bland of the County of Stafford hath set forth to ye Proprs Office that there is 500 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying upon ye head of Powels Run and ye Branches of Occoquon and joining to ye land of William Hanna and ye land of John Champ.
And having moved for a warrt to survey ye same being ready to pay composition … return of your survey … between the date hereof and the 13th day of July next ensuing. Given under my hand … this 13th day of Jan 1729. Robert Carter
1730 Jul. 30 (survey) – July ye 7th 1730
Staffd: Cty. By virtue of a warrant from the Propts Office dated ye 14th day of Jan 1729. I have surveyed for William and James Bland of the abovesaid County 570 acres of land situate lying and being on the branches of Occoquon in the said County … bounded as follows viz. Beginning at twowhite oaks …. on the South side of Champs mile branchand extending thence … to one oak on the West side of a branch of Powels Run thence crossing the Maine Middle Branch of Powells Run …. near the line of the land of Brown (William Brown) and Barker (Leonard Barker) … on a branch of Occoquon … to the place it begun … being 570 acres … Surveyed by James Thomas… Stafford County, Va Surveys
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0301_0304.pdf

1739 Aug 27 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 – 1740; Pages 204-205.
Thomas Davies of Pr. Wm. Co., Parish of Hamilton for love & effection which I have to Margret Evans of same….and for 600 lbs. of tob….land on John Reeve’s Mill Br….land belonging to a tract of 300 acres which was gr. to me by deed from the Proprators Office dated this Aug. 27, 1739. Thomas Davies
Wits: Eliz (E) Buchanan, Mary (M) Bland
At Court Aug. 27, 1739 Thomas Davies acknowledged this deed and Judith Davies his wife, she being first privately examined relinquished her right of dower in land conveyed.

1739 to 40 Jan 14 (grant) William Bland 134 acres adj Bland in Prince William Co Va
Land grant 14 January 1739.
Description: 134 acres on both sides the Main River of Occoquon adjoining land said Bland lives on.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … Whereas Francis Stone of the County of Prince William by his son in law Charles Oneal did certifie and produce a deed for 134 acres of land in the said County bearing date the 11th day of July 1727, which by some mistake of the survey return or Clerk of the Office was made out in his name insted of his Brother In Law William Bland whose land it is and in possession thereof. And therefore desireing a new deed may issue in the name of the said William Blandconfirm unto the said William Bland a certain tract or parcel of land containing 134 acres situate lying and being in the said County of Prince William on both sides the Main River of Occoquan and is bounded as followeth … on the edge of the low grounds on the S. side of the said River by the stump of a hiccory was corner to the land said Bland now lives on, extending thence along the lines of the said land … in low swampy grounds on the lower side a large branch thence … on the N. side the Rowling Road … dividing this land from the land surveyed for the sd Francis Stone and to the first station … dated the 14th day of January … 1739. W. Fairfax.
William Bland’s renewed deed for 134 acres of land in the County of Prince William.
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 124 (Reel 291).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1740-44 – The exact birthdate of Thomas Bland is not recorded, but it is fairly easy to establish his birth at about 1719. In 1740, he was a creditor in the estate of Francis Stone, for a very small amount, and four years later in 1744, he served as a witness to a deed in Fairfax County.
Dawson notes, citing Dorman. pp. 91-92, and NGSQ, p. 114.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 367.

1740 Apr 5 George Byrn 196 acres adj Brown a Bland a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 5 April 1740.
Description: 196 acres beginning on the south side of a small branch falling into the North Main Branch of Powells Run adjoining land of Browne, Bland. &c.  “… Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … whereas Mr George Byrn of the County of Prince William has informed the Office that there is a certain tract of land in the said County yet ungranted and desiring to have a grant thereof … land situate … in the said County of Prince William and bouned as by a survey made by Mr James Thomas the Younger … a small branch falling into the North Main Branch of Powell’s Run and corner to the land belonging to the heirs of William Browne deceased … in the line of William Bland … corner to Leonard Barker … corner to the said Barker and the Heirs of William Browne deceased … on the bank of the North Main Branch of Powell’s Run and Browne’s corner … containing 196 acres … Dated the 5th day of April … 1740.
Mr George Byrn’s deed for 196 acres of land in Prince William County.
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 150 (Reel 291).
Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 148 (Reel 291).
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1739 Sept 10 (warrant) – To Mr James Thomas Junr. Whereas George Byrn of Prince William County has informed that there are about 100 acres of waste and ungranted land in the County of Prince William on the Branches of Powell’s Run near the land of William Brown’s orphans...
1739 Nov 28 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant …. have surveyed for George Byrn of Prince William County 196 acres of land ... a small branch falling into the North Main Branch of Powells Run and corner to the land belonging to the heirs of William Brown deceased .. crossing the said Branch … at a parcell of stones … in the line of William Bland …. corner to Leonard Barker …. corner to the said Barker and the Heirs of William Brown deceased … Signed: James Thomas surv. Chain carriers: Thomas Dowell, Thomas Clarke.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/235/0014_0017.pdf

1741 June 24 Leonard Barker 208 acres adj Fitzhugh a Bland a Mansbridge a Champ Prince William Co Va
Description: 208 acres adjoining land of Fitzhugh, Bland, Mansbridge, and Champ.  “… confirm unto Leonard Barker of the County of Prince William … land … joyning on the land of Fitzhugh, William Mansbridge, James Bland, and John Champ … corner of William Manbridge… Dated: June 6th … 1741.
Leonard Barker’s deed for 208 acres of land in Prince William County.
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 295 (Reel 291).
Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 293 (Reel 291).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1739 Sept 20 (warrant) – whereas Leonard Barker of the County of Prince William has informed that there are about 200 acres of waste and ungranted land in the said County joyning the land of Fitzhugh, William Mandsbridge, James Bland and John Champs
1739/40 Feb 27 (survey) – by virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors office … surveyed for Mr Leonard Barker of the County of Prince William … land …. in the said County joyning to the land of Fitzhugh, William Mansbridge, James Bland and John Champ… on a branch of Quantiquo called the Spring Branch … of William Mansbridge’s land … line of James Bland … containing 208 acres.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0387_0390.pdf

1742 Oct 29 Rev Dr Charles Green 800 acres adj Ewell a Bland a etc Prince William Co Va
Description: 800 acres beginning on the north side of Neabsco Run about twenty poles from the run adjoining land of Ewell, Bland &c.  “… Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto the Revd Doctor Charles Green of the Parish of Truro and County of Prince William … land … on the North side of Neabsco Run …. corner of the land survey’d for Captain Charles Ewell … to the line of George Byrn … line of James Bland … head of a branch of Neabscoe … containing 800 acres… Dated 29th day October … 1742.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 515 (Reel 291).
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1742 Nov 26 William Smith 512 acres adj Henry Walker decd a James Bland a Wm Davis a etc Prince William Co Va
Description: 512 acres on the northeast side of Quantico Creek and adjoining land of Henry Walker decd. James Bland, Wm. Davis, &c.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 10 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1741/42 March 22 (warrant) – To Thomas Davis. Whereas William Smith of Prince William hath informed that there are about 500 acres of waste and ungranted lands in ye said County joyning to or between the line of John Colecloth and the land of Henry Walker in the NE side of Quantico Creek…
1742 Sept 23 (survey) – By virtue of a warrt from the Proprietors Office I have surveyed for William Smith of Prince William County a certain tract of land in the said County lyin uppon the NE side of Quantico Creek and joyning to the land of Henry Walker decd, and the land of James Bland and William Davis and William Linton and Saml Kent and is bounded …below a branch called Spring Branch on Quantico Creek, and being the corner of Henry Walker … and binding with the said Walker… on a point in or near James Bland’s line … with the said Bland and along a line of Mark Chilton and William Linton… to the beginning including 512 acres of land. Signed: Thos. Davies, surveyr.
Chain Carriers for this survey: Augustus Hulett, Isaac Davis.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/237/0345_0348.pdf

1742 Nov 27 James Bland Jr 271 acres adj William Bland a Francis Stone Prince William Co Va
Description: 271 acres on the north side of the Main Run of Occoquan adjoining the land of William Bland and Francis Stone.  “…Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto James Bland Junr a certain tract or parcel of waste land scituate in the County of Prince William on the North side of the Main Run of Occoquan and bounded by a survey thereof made by Mr James Thomas pursuant to a warrant to him directed as followeth … corner to William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland Senr … thence along the sd Stone and Bland’s line … corner to the sd William Bland and William Davis thence along their line … on the side of Reeves Mill Branch, thence down the sd Branch and binding therewith… to the end of Reeves Mill Dam … on the branch side corner to the land surveyed for Thomas Davis, thence with his line … corner to the sd Davis … corner to the sd Davis and William Bland, thence with the sd Bland’s line… on the side of Occoquan, thence down the sd Run and binding therewith … to the sd William Bland’s line, thence with his lines … to the sd Run thence binding with the sd Run … containing 271 acres… Wm Fairfax.
James Bland Junr Deed for 271 acres of land in Prince William County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 18 (Reel 292).
Original survey exists. (as 221 acres)
Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1742 Nov: Northern Neck land patents, 1742 Nov.
Contains copies of fourteen patents issued by Thomas Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck, for wasteland in Prince William County. Includes patents issued to James Bland, Jr., for 271 acres; Worden Pope of Westmoreland County for 467 acres; John Robertson of Prince William County for 235 acres; Philimon Walters the Younger of Prince William County for 300 acres; Philimon Walters the Younger for 178 acres; Philimon Walters the younger for 172 acres; Philimon Walters the Elder for 306 acres; Francis Searson for 236 acres; Dennis Connyers for 298 acres; William Bland for 312 acres; Jocob Holtzclaw for 357 acres; Samuel Earl for 682 acres; & Thomas Jackman of Prince William County for 157 acres. The patents are signed by W[illiam] Fairfax.

http://www.virginiamemory.com/transcribe/scripto/transcribe/19266/76919
(need to review)

1739 Aug 10 (warrant) – Whereas James Bland Jr of Prince Wm has informed that there are about 300 acres of waste and ungranted land in the sd County of Prince William upon both sides the main Run of Occoquan joyning to the several lands of William Bland, James Bland Sr, Francis Stone, Thomas Davies, and William Davies.
These are to empower you the said James Thomas to make a true and accurate survey of the said waste land … you are to give into the Office any time before the 25th day of December next ensuing … this 10th day of August 1739. W. Fairfax.
1739 Dec 8 (survey) – December ye 8th 1739. By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office dated the 10th day of August 1739 surveyed for James Bland Junior of Pr William County 221 acres of land in the said County on the North or uper side the Main Run of Occoquon and bounded as followeth. Beginning at (A) a Beach on the side the said Run marked WB, FS, JB, corner to the lands of William Bland, Francis Stone and James Bland Senr, where also marked two White Oaks thence along the said Stone and Blands line …. to a white oak and two small red oaks corner to the said William Bland and William Davis, thence along their line S … on the side of Reeves Mile Branch thence down the said Branch and binding therewith S … to the end of Reeves Mill Dain … to a red oak on the Branch side corner to the land surveyed for Thomas Davis thence with his line S … to two large red oaks corner to the said Davis … to a white oak and red oak corner to the said Davis and William Bland thence with the said Bland’s line… to a Gum tree on the side of Occoquon thence down the said Run … to the sd William Bland’s line … James Thomas Survr. Richd Ridgwell pilot.  Saml Stone, Thomas Bland and Owen Owens chain carriers. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0509_0512.pdf

1742 Nov 30 William Bland 312 acres adj Wansford Arrington Prince William Co Va
Description: 312 acres on the Crooked Branch adjoining land of Wansford Arrington &c. “…Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto William Bland of the County of Prince William a certain tract of waste land scituate in the sd County upon the Crooke Branch joyning to the lands of Wansford Arrington and Morris Veal and bounded by a survey thereof made by Mr George Byrn … on the North side of a road corner to the said Bland’s other tract, extending thence East … to a red Oak near a Road … near the line of Morris Veal … to a white oak corner to said Bland, then with his line … to the beginning. Containing 312 acres … Dated the 30th day of November …. 1742. Wm Fairfax.
William Bland’s deed for 312 acres of land in Prince William County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 28 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1742 Dec 3 Thomas Reno 531 acres adj William Thorn a William Bland a Henry Filkins a Henry Halley a etc Prince William Co Va
Location: Prince William County.
Description: 531 acres adjoining land of William Thorn, William Bland, Henry Filkins, Henry Halley &c.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 38 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1741 April 11 (warrant) – To Mr. John Warner Surveyor. Whereas Thomas Renoe of the County of Prince William hath informed that there are about 500 acres of waste and ungranted lands in the sd County joyning to Will Thorn’s line, William Bland, Hny Filkins, Hny Halley’s late survey and Mr. Debutts…
1741 May 27 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office granted unto Thomas Renoe of the County of Prince William surveyed one certain piece or parcel of land situate in the said County joining to William Thorns line, William Bland, Henry Filkins, Henry Hally’s late survey, and Mr Debutts … on the West side of a small branch of the Lick Branch of Occoquan … corner to Mr Debutts … to the land of Bur Calburt … corner to Henry Hally and John Miles … to the said Hally and Miles and in the line of Henry Filkins thence with Filkins lines … to the said Filkins and George Byrn thence with Byrn … line of William Thorn … 531 acres. The above courses were run by Geo. Byrn.
Chain Carriers: Nicholas Anderson, John Renoe, Henry Halley.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/237/0204_0207.pdf

1743 Jan 4 (grant) James Bland 104 acres adj Champ a Brown Prince William Co Va
Description: 104 acres on the west side of Champs Mill Branch adjoining Champ, and Brown’s land.  “…Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto James Bland the Younger of Prince William County one certain parcel of waste land situate in the sd County on the West side of Champs Mill Branch and bounded according to a survey thereof made by Mr George Byrn … corner to the sd Champs and extending thence with the said Champ’s line … to the sd Champ and the heirs of Brown, thence with their line … near Champ’s Branch, thence up the said Branch … to the line of William Champ, thence with his line … to the first beginning containing 104 acres … Dated the 4th day of January … 1742. Wm Fairfax.
James Bland the Younger deed for 104 acres of land.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 70 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1741 Nov 20 (warrant) – To Mr George Byrn.
Whereas James Bland Junr hath informed that there are about 150 acres of waste and ungranted land in the County of Prince William between Wm Champ and Fielden Parker now Leon’d Barker, William Brown’s orphans, and William Bland … and desireing to have a survey of the same in order to have a deed.
These are to empower you the said George Byrn to make a true just and accurate survey of the said waste lands … you are to give into the office any time before the 24th of June next ensuing … Given under my hand … this 20th day of November 1741. Wm Fairfax.
1741 Dec 15 (survey) – By vertue of a warrent from the proprietors office I have surveyed for James Bland Junr of the County of Prince William one certain parcell of land scituate in the sd County on the … side of Champs Mill Branch.
Beginning at a Box Oaks corner to the sd Champ and extending with the sd Camps line … by a path side corner to the sd Champ and the heirs of Brown … to Browns corner … nere Champs Branch … up the sd Branch … to the line of William Champ thence with his line W … to the first begg. containing 104 acres surveyed this 15 day of December 1741. William Burk and Richard Daives sworn chainmen. Geo. Byrn. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0513_0516.pdf

1743 July 25 Thomas Stone 152 acres adj Barry and Bland and Davis Prince William Co Va  Description: 152 acres on the upper side Occoquan, adjoining land of Barry, Bland and Davis.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 119 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008621340205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1741 May 1 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office granted unto Thomas Stone of the County of Prince William surveyed one certain peice or parcel of land in the said County upon the upper side of Occoquan joining to the land in partnership of William Bland, Francis Stone, and James Bland, land granted to William Bland and William Davis, and the land granted to Joshua Davis commonly called Motts now mow Mr Barry’s; bounded vizt. Beginning at a white oak the beginning of Bland and Davis, and corner to Bland and Stone; extending with the line of Bland and Davis … on or near the line of Barry … to the line of Stone .. to the beginning containing 152 acres.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/237/0361_0363.pdf

1743 July 26 James Bland 58 acres adj Reeves a Stribling a Florence a etc Prince William Co Va
Description: 58 acres on both sides the Cruppers Cabin Branch adjoining Reeves, Stribling, Florence &c. … “… Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto James Bland the Younger of the County of Prince William a certain tract of waste land in the sd County on both sides the Cruppers Cabbin Branch and bounded by a survey thereof made by Mr James Thomas the younger … in the line of Edward Graham and corner to George Reeves, thence along the sd Reeves’ line … crossing the said branch … corner to the sd Reeves and Thomas Stribbling, thence along the sd Stribblings line .. corner to the sd Stribling and John Florence, thence along the sd Florence’s line …. corner to the sd Edward Graham, thence along the sd Graham’s lines …. to the beginning containing 58 acres … Dated the 26th day of July … 1743. Wm Fairfax.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 121 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008492980205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1743 July 26 James Bland 332 acres adj Reeves a Davis a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 26 July 1743.
Description: 332 acres adjoining land of Reeves, Davis &c. and on Reeves’s Mill Branch.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 120 (Reel 292).  “…Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … whereas James Bland the younger of the County of Prince William did set forth to the Office that he was in possession of a certain tract of 121 acres of land by deed of gift from his father William Bland and conceiving there was surplus land with the bounds thereof also some waste land adjoyning which he desired to have included in one deed, and a survey being made by Mr Thomas Davies pursuant to a warrant whereby there was found 75 acres of surplus and 136 acres of waste land … out of the whole being 332 acres … confirm unto James Bland the Younger the sd included tract being bounde as …. to the sd William Bland and William Davis … in the dividing line between the sd James Bland and Charles Maurice thence with the dividing line … corner to George Reeves … crossing Reeves’ Mill Branch … at Reeves’ corner … containing 332 acres ... Dated the 26th day of July … 1743. Wm Fairfax.
James Bland the Younger’s deed for 332 acres of land”.
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008492970205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1743 Sept 30 – Charles Maurice receives 174 acres of land whereof 114 acres surplus in Prince William County, Virgina.
Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia … Whereas Charles Maurice of the County of Prince William having set forth to the Office that he conceived that there was surplus land within a certain portion of land given him by his Father in Law William Davis … surplus land being 114 acres … do give grant and confirm unto the sd Charles Maurice the sd included tract bounded as by a survey thereof made by Mr. Thomas Davies … in the dividing line between him the sd Maurice and James Bland the Younger … including 174 acres … Signed: Wm Fairfax. pg. 135.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 135 (Reel 292).
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.  Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008578690205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1741 Aug 27 (warrant) – To Mr. Thomas Davies. Whereas Charles Maurice of Prince William County hath informed that there are about 200 acres of waste and ungranted lands in part of a tract of land surplus took up by William Davis and William Bland...
1741 Nov 28 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office I have surveyed the surplus land above the dividing line between William Bland and William Davis now the land of James Bland and Charles Maurice, and beginning for the said Maurice at (A) a red oak in the dividing line and extending thence North 65 poles to (B) a red oak by a small branch thence N 44 deg West two hundred and seventy two poles to a red oak at (C) thence S 24 deg W eighty poles to a white oak at (D) thence S 10 deg E one hundred and twenty four poles to a red oak at (E) standing in the afforesaid dividing line finally with the said line S 73 deg E two hundred and ten poles to the beginning Including in the whole area 174 acres (Vizt) 60 acres of already patented and 114 acres of surplus land as per plott. Thos. Davies, Survr. Richard Davies and William Burk sworn chain carriers for this survey.
The survey of James Bland and Charles Maurice takes 48 acres from the survey of Thomas Stone.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/236/0540_0543.pdf

1745 July 11 – At A Vestrey held at the Vestrey house of Dettingen 11th. July 1745
To Wm. Bland for 2 Leavies Overcharged Last Year to his Son – 33 tobo.
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 3.

 (NOTE: Are we reading this entry correctly?  Don’t they mean 33 tobo. paid to William Bland for 2 levies overcharged for his son.  Almost looks more to me that they overcharged him for his son – as Wm Bland would have paid for his son, if his son was between 16-20… and they would have reimbursed the money to William Bland… since he would have owed and paid for any son he had that was between 16-20 at this time (meaning any son he had when he was about 35-45 yrs old … depending on his actual year of birth – but yea, men still father children at that age).  The reason this is important is that this entry has been interpreted to mean William Bland is deceased and they are giving the money back to his “son” … but I would think they would actually name the person they were giving the money back to…  They didn’t name the son, they named William Bland.   Not sure about this one).

1746 Apr 28 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber I; 1745 – 1746; pp 63-64
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between JAMES BLAND SENR, of Dettengen Parish in Prince William County of one part and BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY BLAND his Wife of the said Parish and County of the other part Witnesseth that sd JAMES BLAND for divers good causes but more especially for ye natural love and good will yt I bear to my Son BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY his Wife have gived n unto my said Son BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY his Wife during their natural lives an then to the heirs Male of their Bodies lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to the heirs of my Son ARTHUR BLAND one certain parcel of land belonging to me con- taining One hundred & sixty acres (whereon my said Son BENJAMIN BLAND now lives) being in ye Parish and County aforesd on ye Branches of NEAPSCOE RUN To Have and To MARY BLAND Hold ye said One hundred and sixty acres to them ye sd BENJAMIN and often during their natural lives and then to the heirs Male of their bodies lawfully begfor ever and for want of such heirs to ye heirs of my Son ARTHUR BLAND paying to ye Lords of ye fee ye annual rent as is accustomed to be paid. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal
in presence of JOHN METCALFE, JAMES BLAND, JOSEPH THURMAN, WILLIAM WHITEDGE
At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 28th day of April 1746
JAMES BLAND acknoweldged this Deed of Gift from himself to BENJAMIN BLAND to be his act and deed which is admitted to record

1748 Nov 4 – At a Vestrey held at Quantico Vestrey house the 4th Day of November 1748
To Thomas Bland 2 Do. Twice Charged @32 p. Do. 64
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 8.

1749 Aug 26 Thomas Young 232 acres adj Barker a Baxter a Bland a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 26 August 1749.
Young, Thomas. grantee.
Location: Prince William County.
Description: 232 acres adjoining land of Barker, Baxter, Bland &c.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 313 (Reel 292).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land grants
Young, Thomas grantee
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008644940205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1747 May 16 (warrant) – To Mr. Bertrand Ewell. Whereas Mr. Thomas Young of Prince William hath informed that there are about 100 acres of waste and ungranted lands in sd County joyning on Horsington’s patent and James Bland’s land
1747 June 13 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors Office to me directed bearing date the 16th day of May 1747 I have surveyed for Mr Thomas Young of Prince William the above plott of land beginning … a corner of the land surveyed by Mr Warner for Mr Barker and in the line of Mr James Bland running with ye sd Bland’s line … to the line of Hossenton on a hillside near the Fork of ye Road from ye Mouth of Quanticoe from thence with ye said line of Hossenton … land surveyed for Mr. John Canterbury … to ye land of Mr. John Baxter which he escheated … with ye sd Baxters line … to ye land of Mr Young bought of Mr Barker … for 232 acres … Bertrand Ewell. Chain Carryers: Reuben Young, Alexander Brandy?
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/238/0066_0069.pdf

1749 Nov 4 – At a Vestrey held at Quantico Vestrey House the 4th Day of November 1749
To John Bland one Leavie over Charg’d – 30
To Robt. Bland one Do (Note: ditto is what this means, ie., same as entry above). – 30
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 9.

1750 Jan 14 Moses Bland married Jane Wiggington in Stafford County Virginia.

1750 May 16 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 – 1752; pp 111-114
THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteen and Seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty Between JAMES BLAND of the Parish of Ditengen in the County of Prince William Planter and MARY his Wife of one part and JOSEPH BUTLER of the Parish and County aforesaid Joyner of other part Witnesseth that said JAMES BLAND and MARY his Wife for the sum of one thousand pounds of tobacco have sold unto the said JOSEPH BUTLER (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain & Sale and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain parcel of land containing Six acres in the Parish and County aforesaid bounded Begining at three Pines in the head of a Valley and corner to a small parcel of land lately purchased by said BUTLER of JOHN BLAND thence South Wt. to two Persimmon trees in a valley thence North Wt. to a red Oak on the side of a hill thence No. Wt, to a hicory in a line which devides this land from the land of THOMAS YOUNG thence No. East to line of the aforesaid BUTLER and thence to the beginning and all houses meadows and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said JOS. BUTLER his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said JAMES BLAND and MARY his Wife have sett their hands and Seals
in presents of WILLIAM BUTLER. JAMES BLAND
GEORGE CARTER, JANE SHADBURN MARY BLAND
At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of August 1750
JAMES BLAND & MARY his Wife (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Release & Receipt and admitted to record

1750 Aug 27 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 – 1752; pp 108-111
THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second and twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine Between JOHN BLAND of the Parish of Detitinggen in County of Prince William Planter and PACIENCE his Wife of one part and JOSEPH BUTLER of the Parish and County aforesd Joyner of other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN BLAND and PACIENCE his Wife for the sum of Fifty shillings Currant money of Virginia hath sold unto the said JOSEPH BUTLER (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns forever a certin parcel of land containing about Four acres being in the Parish of Detinggen in the County of Prince William and bounded Begining at a Locust by a Brame side and in a line which devides the said BUTLERs land from the said BLANDs thence South West to three Pines in the head of a valley thence North East to three Ash trees in the head of a valley thence North East to three Ash trees in the aforesaid Branch thence down the same to the first beginning and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Four acres of land belonging unto the said JOSEPH BUTLER his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said JOHN BLAND and PACIENCE his Wife have set their hands and seales
in presence of WILL CARTER, JOHN BLAND
WILLIAM BUTLER, HENRY FELKINS PATIENCE BLAND
At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of August 1750
JOHN BLAND and PATIENCE his Wife (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Release & Receipt which are admitted to record

1752 March 30 Robert Bland from John Diskin C1, p 336, 337
(Lease)…between John Diskins of the County of Prince William and Parish of Detingen of the one part and Robert Bland of the aforesaid County and Parish of the other part …. the said John Diskins for and in consideration of 5 shillings sterling to him in hand paid by the said Robert Blandsell unto the said Robert Bland … land containing 120 acres being part of a greater tract containing 638 acres formerly granted to Mr. John Diskins … bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 …. land being situate lying and being in the County of Fairfax on the East side of Elk Licking Run … Signed: John Diskin. Wit: Thomas Faulkner, Isaac Davis, Edwd Emms.
At a Court and held for Fairfax County June the 17th 1752.
This lease was proved by the oaths of Thomas Faulkner, Isaac Davis, and Edward Emms. Witnesses to the act and deed of John Diskin to Robert Bland and was admitted. Test: John Graham Clerk.
(Release) … between John Diskins of the County of Prince William Paris of Detingen of the one part and Robert Bland of the aforesaid County and Parish of the other part … John Diskins for and in consideration of the sum of 2745 pounds of tobacco to him the said John Diskins in hand paid by the said Robert Bland … confirm unto the said Robert Bland in his actual possession … one tract or parcel of land containing 120 acres being part of a greater track containing 638 acres formerly granted to Mr. John Diskins by paten bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 … situate lying and being in the County of Fairfax on the E side of Elk Licking Run … Signed: John Diskin. Wit: Thomas Faulkner, Edward Emms, Isaac Davis.
April 1, 1752 then received of Robert Bland the consideration mentioned… Signed: John Diskin.
Recorded June 17, 1752.

1753 Robert Bland leased a tract of 538 acres “on the east side of Licking Run,” in Fairfax (later Loudon County) from John Diskin. Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 207.  1753 John Diskin to Robert Bland, Deed bk C1, p 336, 337.  1753 … Robert Bland leased a tract of 538 acres “on the east side of Licking Run,” in Fairfax (later Loudon County) from John Diskin.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 207.
“A Vison of Unity:The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 489.

(Note:  Not sure he leased 538 acres as the above note says –  see below, it looks like he purchased 120 acres of the 638 acre original tract).

Deeds matching area of above map: 

Elking Lick Run (or Elks Lick Run) in Loudoun County, Virginia

1 – 1752 deed to Robert Bland from John Diskin for 120 acres of a 638 acre tract on Elk Licking Run in Loudoun Co, Va (previously Fairfax – on border)
2 – 1764 deed Edward Bland to brother Robert Bland 40 acres in Loudoun Co Va
3 – 1771 lease from Robert Bland to Thos Hutchison in Loudoun Co Va late dwelling place of William Bland for 20 years, adj Tayloe alias Grymes, Muse, Hutchison (near 1752 deed on border of Fairfax)
4 – 1775 Robert Johnson to Robert Bland, 85 acres on Elk Licking Run prev sold by John Diskin to Robert Bland, then when he died to his wife Jane Bland and his son Edward Bland who then sold land to Robert Johnson

1753 July 23 – Prince William County, Virginia Minute Book {Antient Press}: 1752- 1753; (23 July 1753); pp 183
Lease and Release from THOMAS STONE and MARY his Wife were acknowledged the said Mary being first privately examined to JOHN BLAND and on the motion of the said John admitted to record

1753 Robert Bland took custody of an Orphan Girl in Fairfax County, Va. Robert Bland was in Fairfax County/Truro Parish, which would later be split, the western portion becoming Loudon County. Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 459.

1753 Dec 20 – At A Vestrey Held a Quontico Vestrey House in Ditingen Parish Dec. the 20th 1753
To Arthor Bland for tending G Buring John Pasons 500
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 17.

1755 Feb 16 – James Bland writes his will – Bond of Mary Bland and Benjamin Bland as executors of James Bland, March 22, 1756, Prince William Deed Book I, p. 5. Cf. Prince William Deed Book Y, p. 664, March 25, 1796.

1756 March 22 – Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
March 22nd 1756 (2-18)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we Mary Bland, Benjamin Bland, Edward Gwatkins and William Carr are held and firmly bound to James Scott clerk, Howson Hooe, Foushee Tebbs and George Brett, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds. Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this twenty second day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty six and in the XXIX Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Second.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Mary Bland and Benjamin Bland, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of James Bland deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said Mary and Benjamin or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Mary and Benjamin or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of their Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge:
Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court Mary Bland SEAL
Benjamin Bland SEAL
Edward Gwatkins SEAL
William Carr SEAL
Mary Bland, Benjamin Bland, Edward Gwatkins and William Carr acknowledged the within bond as their acts and deeds in Prince William County Court the 28th day of April 1756 and was then recorded.
Teste: John Graham, Clerk

1755 Dec 8 – At a Vestry held at Detingin Glbe. Decr. 8th 1755
To John Bland Junr. to Levies Over Charg’d 150
To Moses Bland for Buring Sarah Smith 300
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 20.

1757 July 14 (land grant) James Bland Jr 342 acres adj James Bland Jr a Wm Bland a Francis Stone a Wm Champe a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 14 July 1757.
Description: 342 acres adjoining his own land Wm. Bland, Francis Stone, Wm. Champe, &c. on Champes Mill Run…  “… Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto James Bland Jr of Prince William County a certain tract of waste and ungranted land in the said County joining his own patent land, William Bland, James Bland Senr, Francis Stone, William Champe and Thomas Davies on Champes Mill Run and bounded as by a survey thereof made by John Baylis as follows …. corner to Thomas Davis in the line of William Champe on the West side of an old road thence with Champes line … E side of Champes Mill Run corner to James Bland Junr patent land … severall courses and meanders of the Run with James Blands lines …. to Occoquan then down the same … corner to Bland and Stone thence with their lines … the corner of the land of Thos Davis deceased now the property of David and Thomas Davis his grandsons thence binding with their lines … containing 342 acres …. under my hand … dated the 14th day of July … 1757. Fairfax.
James Bland Junr his deed for 342 acres of land in Prince William County.
Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 34-35 (Reel 294).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008493000205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1753 Feb 23 (warrant) – (missing)
1754 Jan 29 (survey) – By vertue of a warrant from the proprietors office dated the 23d day of Febry 1753. Granted to James Bland Jr for 300 acres of waste and ungranted lands in the County of Prince William joining his own patent land, William Bland, James Bland Sr, Francis Stone, William Champ, and Thomas Davis on Champs Mill Run. Surveyed as followeth:
Beginning at three little Red Oak saplins corner to Thomas Davis in the line of William Champs on the West side of an Old Road, thence with Champ’s line west … on the East side of Champs Mill Run corner to James Bland Jr patent land … of the said Run with James Bland’s lines … to Occoquan … corner to the land of Bland and Stone … corner of the land of Thomas Davis decd now the property of David and Thomas Davis his grandsons … containing 342 acres. Surveyed by John Baylis. 29th January 1754. Job Davis, Zachariah Bradfield chain carriers. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0517_0519.pdf

1758 – Loudoun Co, Va Tithables
(no Bland listed)
Binns Genealogy – Tax and Tithe Lists
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1758Tith/

1759 Loudoun Co, Va Tithables
(No Bland’s listed)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38L-2?i=10&cat=375441

1759 Dec 15 – At a Vestry Summonedand held for Dettingen Parish the 15th day of December 1759
To John Bland Junr. 2 Levies overpaid 56
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 28.

1760 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables
A List of Tithables in Loudoun County Taken by Fielding Turner 1760
Robert Blan – 2 tithes listed
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38P-V?i=24&cat=375441

1760 A List of Tithables in Loudoun County taken by Fielding Turner 1760
John Hurt’s set to
Jane Bland 1

1761 pg 1. A List of Titheables in Loudoun County taken by Fielding Turner 1761
Jean Bland, Titheables – with Edward Bland and William Bland on her tithe .
John Diskin 1 tithe
Binns Genealogy – Tax and Tithe Lists
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1761Tith/01.pdf

(Note: This tithe entry implies that Edward Bland and William Bland were born between 1741-1745. Jean Bland, or Jane Bland (typical spelling from the time) – Robert Bland who died in 1760 had a wife named Jane and this appears to be her … Edward and William would have been her sons … the fact that they are listed on her tithe implies that Jean Bland is responsible to pay their tithes,  (since her husband is dead, she is the responsible party for the tithes of the family).  Since Edward and William are listed as Jean’s responsibility, this  means they are not yet legal adults. They are between the ages of 16-20 … DOBs 1741-1745… son Robert is not listed here, but is listed in 1768… had he moved to another location?
Titheable lists do not enumerate “physical locations”, they enumerate who the person paying the tithe was responsible for … such as their slaves, servants, spouses, children between the ages of 16-20. Once a person reached the age of 21 – if they were free then they were listed on their own tithe, regardless of their physical abode).
https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/titheable-laws/

1761 Loudoun County Tithe list with Jean Bland with Edward Bland and William Bland on her list

1762 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 61)
A List of Tithables taken by James Lane for Loudoun
Jean Bland – with 2 tithables for Edward Bland and William Bland.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38V-2?i=60&cat=375441

(Note: the 1763 Loudoun County, Va tithe list was missing on FamilySearch – and the 1764 list appeared to be incomplete – with no Blands listed on the part that was there)

1765 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 121)
A List of Tithables in Loudoun County Taken by Fielding Turner 1760
Edward Bland – 1 tithe
William Bland – land – 1 tithe – 85 acres
Robert Bland – land – 1 tithe – 40 acres
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38N-T?i=119&cat=375441

(Note:  This is the first year both Edward Bland and William Bland appear on their own tithes.  The years of 1763 and 1764 are missing – so it possible they turned 21 in those years – so both Edward Bland’s and William Bland’s birth years can be narrowed to between 1742-1744.   There is some notation that indicates William Bland is the youngest son – meaning Edward Bland’s birth year is 1742/43, and William Bland’s birth year would be 1743/44).  

(Note:  Robert Bland (the younger Robert) was not listed on the tithe lists from 1760-62.  If he was 15 yrs old in 1762, then he would have turned 16 in 1763, and would not be 21 years old until 1768 … BUT this is not the case – Robert Bland is listed on his own tithe in 1765 – meaning he is over 21.  This tells me that Robert Bland was titheable out of the County.  Possibly he was living on land so close to the border of Prince William and/or Fairfax that he was paying tithes in one of those counties.  There are the Darwin Family Bible Records that place Robert Bland’s birth year at 1732, which would likely mean he is the oldest son of Robert Bland b. abt 1703.   It also tells me that there are likely other children that fit in the 10 year gap between Robert Bland and Edward Bland

Two males to consider as siblings are John Bland who served in the 2d Spartanburg Regiment and also in the Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment and was killed by “Bloody Bill” Cunningham at Cloud’s Creek #2.  The other is Samuel Bland who served in Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment and some time in Marion’s Brigade (Camden District Regiment).   Both men served in areas where this Bland family moved to – so it is possible these men would be siblings of Edward Bland b. 1742/43, and William Bland b. 1743/44.  

Youngest sibling William Bland may have been the William Bland who was court martialed for being AWOL in 1777.  He was in the 3rd Regiment which was organized in the Ninety-Six District.  This would be in the area this branch of the Bland family lived in, so it definitely fits.

There is also a Thomas Bland who served in the The Kingstree Regiment of Militia near Georgetown – closer to the Bland families of Barbados, but at this point in my research, I’m not certain he belongs with that group … will need to look closer at his information). 

1767 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 142)
Robert Bland 1 tithe, 40 acres
Edward Bland 1 tithe, 75 acres
William Bland and John Deal 2 tithes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y3ZH-5?i=141&cat=375441

1768 pg 15. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
William Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/15.pdf

1768 p.g 17. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
Robert Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/17.pdf

1770 – Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
William Bland was listed with one slave, Frank.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0106

1760-1777 Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0010

c – means Cameron Parish
s – means Shelburne Parish

Edward Bland – 1761-63, 1765
Jane (Jean) Bland – 1761-63
John Bland – 1774c-77c
Robert Bland – 1760, 1762-63, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771c-78c
William Bland – 1761-63, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771c, 1773c-77c
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0016

(Note: the above “index” list on Ancestry.com shows the years the above Bland names are listed in Loudoun County, but unfortunately does not list whether the names are listed under someone else’s tithe.  I will need to pay a visit to a FamilySearch library to get copies of the above years to see the actual documents to see if they shed some additional light on the ages of the above people). 

1761 Prince William County Election Poll, Burgesses
Col John Baylis list:
John Bland pg. 68
Benjamin Bland pg. 69

Col Henry Lee list:
Benjamin Bland pg. 71
Arthur Bland pg. 71

Col Henry Payton list:
John Bland p. 72
Arthur Bland p. 72

1761 April 20 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 – 1764; pp 30-34
THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one housand seven hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord KING GEORGE the Third Between BENJAMIN BLAND of the Parish of Dettingen and County of Prince William and MARY his Wife of one part and WILLIAM OBRYAN GOFF of the County of WESTMORELAND of other part Witnesseth that the said BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY his Wife for the sum of Seventy pounds Current money of Virginia have granted and sold unto said WILLIAM OBRYAN GOFF a parcel of land in the County of Prince William in the Parish aforesaid, on the South side of a small Run and is bounded Beginning at a white Oak in the top of a noal in the line of one WOOD then with the said WOODs line So. Wt. to three white Oaks in the head of a Glade then West to the line of LEONARD BARKER then with the said BARKERs line No. Wt. to three marked Oaks on the said Run then down the Run So. East to the beginning Containing One hundred and Sixty three acres Together with all houses and appurtenances and all right which the said BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY his Wife now have To Have and To Hold the premises unto the said WILLIAM OBRYAN GOFF his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said BENJAMIN BLAND and MARY his Wife have set their hands and seals
in presence of THOS, ATTWELL, BENJAMIN BLAND
HOWSON HOOE, WILLIAM TEBBS MARY BLAND
At a Court held for Prince William County the 27th day of April 1761
BENJAMIN BLAND acknowledged this Deed with the Livery and Seisin and Recip thereon to WILLIAM OBRYAN GOFF to be his acts and deeds and the same was admitted to record
At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 30th day of July 1761 MARY BLAND Wife of BENJAMIN BLAND (being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Deed with the Livery and Seisin and Receipt thereon to WILLIAM OBRYAN GOFF which is ordered to be Certified

1761 July 3 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 – 1764; pp 95-102
THIS INDENTURE made this third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Sixty one Between DERBY GALLAHUE of Prince William County of one part and RICHARD WARDEN of the Province of MARYLAND of the other part Witnesseth that said DERBY GALLAHUE for the sum of Fifty five pounds Current money of Virginia have sold unto the said RICHARD WARDEN his heirs and assigns all that parcel of land containing One hundred & fifty acres with Eighteen acres of Marsh adjoying being in the County of Prince William & Parish of Dettingen in Virginia on the POTOMACK RIVER and the South side of POWELLS CREEK joyning the land of ISAAC DAVIS, JOHN BLAND & RICHARD CRUPPER Beginning at the mouth of a Branch that divides this land from ISAAC DAVIS upon POWELLS CREEK runing up the said Creek including the Marsh above mentioned to the line of RICHARD CRUPPER then with his line to the back line aforesaid joyning JOHN BLAND then with his line to the Branch aforesaid and down the said Branch the Meanders thereof to the beginning, and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging To Have and To Hold the said One hundred and Sixty 8 acres of land and Marsh unto the said RICHARD WARDEN his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said DERBY GALLAHUE to this present Indenture of Bargain & Sale hath set his hand and Seale
in presence of BERTRAND EWELL, DERBY GALLAHUE
ROBERT WILSON JOHN CAMPBELL,
DANIEL KINCHELOE
At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 27th day of July 1761
This Deed of Feoffment with the Livery and Seisin and Receipt thereon Endorsed from DERBY GALLAHUE to RICHARD WARDEN was proved by the oaths of BERTRAND EWELL, ROBERT WILSON and DANIEL KINCHELOE three of the witnesses thereto and the same is admitted to record

1761 Aug 24 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 – 1764; pp 103-105
THIS INDENTURE made the 24th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one Between JOHN BAPTIS ANDERSON and MARY his Wife of the Parish of Dettingen in the County of Prince William Planter of one part and HAMMOND MORRIS Planter of other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN BAPTIS ANDERSON and MARY his Wife for sum of Thirty pounds doth grant unto the said HAMMOND MORRIS in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain sold to him for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns forever all that tract of land in the Parish of Dittengen and County of Prince William containing Two hundred acres granted to the said JOHN BAPTIS ANDERSON by Deeds from JAMES BLAND bearing date the tenth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and Fifty Six and bounded beginning at a Corner of said BLANDs and STONEs at a stake nigh a red Oak thence No, Wt, to a Beach and Maple on OCCOQUAN RUN by an old Spanish Oak Corner to BLAND and STONE thence up the said OCCOQUAN So. Wt. crossing the mouth of CHAMPES BRANCH to Colo, GRAYSONs line of the land he bought of the said JAMES BLAND thence running with his lines So East thence East to CHAMPES BRANCH thence up the said Branch So. East to or near a marked white Oak on the West side the said Branch thence No, Et. to the line of the land of THOMAS DAVIS Deced now his Grandsons DAVID & THOMAS DAVIS thence with their lines No Wt to the line of BLAND and STONE thence No. Wt. to the beginning containing Two hundred acres together with all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To hold unto the said HAMMOND MORRIS his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
in presence of JOHN CALVERT, JOHN. ANDERSON
THOMAS PEAKE, WM. PURCELL MARY ANDERSON
At a Court held for Prince William County the 24th day of August 1761
JOHN BAPTIST ANDERSON and MARY his Wife (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Release with the Receipt thereon to HAMMOND MORRIS and the same was thereupon admitted to rec

1761 Oct 20 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 – 1764; pp 121-127
THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth day of October in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one Between JOHN PEAKE of the County of LOUDOUN and MARY his Wife of one part and HUMPHRY PEAKE of the County of FAIRFAX of the other part, Whereas WANSFORD ARRINGTON late of the County of STAFFORD deced obtained a Deed from the PROPRIETOR of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia bearing date the Eighth day of December one thousand seven hundred and Sixteen for all that tract of vast land in the County of STAFFORD (now Prince William) on the South side of OCCOQUAN RIVER containing One hundred and Sixty two acres, and Whereas said WANSFORD ARRINGTON by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the tenth & Eleventh day of July one thousand seven hundred and Twenty One for the consideration therein mentioned conveyed the said Tract of land to his Grandson WILLIAM PEAKE JUNR. and to his heirs forever as in and by the said Deeds and Will remaining of record in the County Courts of STAFFORD and Prince William relation being to them had and Whereas the said WILLIAM PEAKE dyed seis’d of the said tract of land having first made his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Nineteenth day of December 1755 by which he gave all his real Estate to his Brothers JOHN PEAKE and HUMPHREY PEAKE (parties to these presents) and to their heirs to be equally divided between them, and Whereas WILLIAM PEAKE late of the County of FAIRFAX deced in and by his last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the Eleventh day of January 1761 Devised to his Sons JOHN and HUMPHRY (parties to these presents) and to their heirs forever One hundred acres of land lying on the CROOKED BRANCH of OCCOQUAN in the County of Prince William adjoining to the tract of land herein before mentioned which said One hundred acres of land was conveyed to the said WILLIAM PEAKE and his heirs by WILLIAM BLAND late of the County of Prince William by Indentures of Lease & Release bearing date the Seventeeth and Eighteenth days of November 1746 as in and by the said Will & Deeds recorded in the County Courts of Prince William and FAIRFAX relation being to them respectively had it doth more fully appear Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for the sum of Forty pounds Current money of Virginia the said JOHN PEAKE in hand paid by the said HUMPHRY PEAKE they the said JOHN PEAKE and MARY his Wife have and each of them hath sold unto the said HUMPHRY PEAKE (in his full and peaceable possession and seisin being) and to his heirs and assigns all the Estate right which the said JOHN PEAKE and MARY his Wife now have To Have and To Hold unto the said HUMPHRY PEAKE his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
in presence of us JOHN BAYLIS, JOHN PEAKE
JOHN LINTON JNO, HANCOCK, MARY PEAKE
H, WEST
At a Court held for Prince William County the 23d day of November 1761 JOHN PEAKE acknowledged this Deed with the Receipt thereon Endorsed to HUMPHRY PEAKE and at his motion the same is admitted to record
GEORGE the Third to JAMES HAMILTON, LEE MASSEY and GEORGE WEST of LOUDOUN COUNTY Gentlemen Greeting, Know ye that we Trusting to your Fidelity in privately examining MARY the Wife of JOHN PEAKE of your County apart from her said Husband touching her free consent to execute a Deed of Feoffment dated the twentieth day of October one thousand seven hundred & Sixty one made between JOHN PEAKE and the said MARY & HUMPHRY PEAKE of the County of FAIRFAX of other part for conveying unto HUMPHRY PEAKE One hundred and Thirty one acres in the County of Prince William and in receiving the acknowledgment of the said MARY PEAKE her consent first given thereupon to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William aforesaid on the fourth Monday in April next you shall distinctly return & certify to this Writ annexed Witness .JOHN GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court the 4th day of March in the second year of our reign 1762 JOHN GRAHAM
In Obedience to the within Writ we caused MARY PEAKE to come before us and her did Examine apart from her said Husband touching the premises within mentioned and we do certify that the said MARY did before us acknowledge and execute the Deed within specified freely and willingly and (as she said) without Compulsion of her said Husband. Given under our hands this 12th day of May 1762
JAS. HAMILTON
LEE MASSEY GEORGE WEST
Truly recorded p JOHN GRAHAM Cl Cur

1762 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 61)
A List of Tithables taken by James Lane for Loudoun
Jean Bland – with 2 tithables for Edward Bland and William Bland.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38V-2?i=60&cat=375441

(Note: the 1763 Loudoun County, Va tithe list was missing on FamilySearch – and the 1764 list appeared to be incomplete – with no Blands listed on the part that was there)

1762 June 7 – Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
June 7th 1762 (2-53)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we Patience Bland, Edward Gwatkin & Benjamin Bland. are held and firmly bound to Henry Lee, James Scott, Allan Macrae and Lewis Reno, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds. Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this seventh day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and sixty-two and in the Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Third.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Patience Bland, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of John Bland deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of her the said Patience Bland or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as she shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Patience Bland or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of her Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
Patience (X) Bland SEAL
Edward Gwatkin SEAL
Benjamin Bland SEAL

1763 Jan 17 – At a Vestry summonedGheld for Dettingen Parish the 17th day of January 1763
To John Bland for keeping Richard Gibson 500
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 33.

1763 Nov 7 – Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
November 7th 1763 (1-78)
Know all Men by these Presents, that We John Bland and William Carr are held and firmly bound to John Henry Lee, John Baylis, Cuthbert Harrison and James Nisbett, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of one thousand pounds, To the Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this seventh day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and sixty three and in the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Third.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound John Bland and William Carr administrator of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of John Bland deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of him the said John Bland or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Prince William as such Time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, at the Time of his Death which at any Time after, shall come to the Hands, or Possession of the said John Bland or into the Hands, or Possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make a just and true Account of his Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the Time being, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively; as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment shall direct, pursuant to the Laws in that Case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said John Bland being thereunto required, do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration, Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court John Bland SEAL
William Carr SEAL

1764 April 28 – John Bland etc from John Orr bk 4, folio 564 King George County, Va.
… Between John Orr of the County of King George merchant of the one part and John Bland of the City of London merchant and James of the town of Urbanna in the County of Middlesex merchant of the other part … John Orr for and in consideration of the sum of 204 pounds sterling to him advanced by the said John Bland and in consideration of the sum of 74 pounds sterling advanced to the said John Orr by the said James Mills …. the said John Orr doth … sell unto the said John Bland and Jems Mills … all that tract of land …. the said John Orr now lives with the following negro slaves to wit. Solomon, Judy, Dublin, Sam, Esther, Moses, John, Ben, Will, Aaron, Lucy, Bob, Man, George, Milly, James, Abram, Dinah, Silvia, Man, Sarah, Job, Mark, and Peter … with 7 horses, 40 cattle, 20 sheep, 9 beds and furniture, 3 dozen sitting chairs, 6 tables, one clock, and silver plate to the value of 70 pounds sterling … which said tract of land and all … said slaves and other … under several indentures of mortgage to Thomas, Jett and Alexander Rose, Gent …. to have and to hold the said tract of land … the said slaves …. unto the said John Bland and James Mills … this condition that if the said John Orr shall …pay … unto the said John Bland … and unto the said James Mills …. all and every sum or sums of money that shall be due and oweing … that … shall cease … Signed: John Orr. Wits: Willi. Bernard, Origa Wroe, Will. Craghill, Jno Washington.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645175_00331 (Note: There are several John Bland of London transactions in Prince George Co, Va around 1772-1774 – he appears to be giving out loans and protecting his loans with mortgages on property.  He does not appear to be in Virginia or the Americas though – at least not according to these transactions). 

1764 Feb 15 Edward Bland to Robert Bland gift Deed bk D p. 109 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
“…To all whome these presents shall come Edward Bland sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know ye that the said Edward Bland of Cameron Parish in the County of Loudoun for and in consideration of the Natural Love and Affection which he hath and bears to his Brother Robert Bland hath remised released and forever quit claimed and by these presents doth clarly and absolutely Remise Release and forever quit claim unto the said Robert Bland all and all manner of Dower and right and Title of Dower and all right Title and interest whatsoever which he the said Edward Bland now hath any might should or of right ought to have in a certain piece or parcel of land lying situate and being in the said County of Loudoun and Parish aforesaid containing 40 acres of land beginning at two box oaks … on the East side of a Glade … Signed: Edward Bland.
At a Court continued and held for Loudoun County Febry the 15th 1764. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Edward Bland and is ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Chas. Binns Ct Cur.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-HS1C-9?i=69&cat=370244… (Notes:  1764 Feb 15 – Robert Bland from Edward Bland gift, bk D, p 109 …. “When this Robert died, he was married to a woman named Jane and had three sons, as alleged by Mrs. Henley.
Loudoun County Deed Book D, Feb 15, 1764, p. 109. Dawson Notes citing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 39, p. 117, which lists persons on the Rent Rolls of Loudoun County, including “Bland, Robert, heirs of, 527 acres.”. …. (See also:  “1764 The youngest of the three known sons of Robert and Jane Bland was William Bland, Evidently, he was incompetent, or still a minor as late as 1764, when Edward and Robert divided 40 acres of the home tract, without including William in the division.”)
(Loudon County Deed Book D, p. 109, February 15, 1764. This deed concerns transfer of 40 acres between Edward and Robert Bland (ninth generation) .  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. pp. 489 & 493.

1765 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 121)
A List of Tithables in Loudoun County Taken by Fielding Turner 1760
Edward Bland – 1 tithe
William Bland – land – 1 tithe – 85 acres
Robert Bland – land – 1 tithe – 40 acres
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38N-T?i=119&cat=375441

1765 Tithables of Prince William County, Virginia
List of Tithables, Land and Wheel Carriages in Prince William County 1765
Benjamin Bland – 2 tithes
Thomas Bland – 5 tithes, 455 acres
John Bland – 3 tithes, 500 acres

1765 Nov 25 – At a Vestry Called and held for Dettingen Parish the 25 Day of November 1765
To John Bland 1 levy over Charged 32
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 38.

1767 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 142)
Robert Bland 1 tithe, 40 acres
Edward Bland 1 tithe, 75 acres
William Bland and John Deal 2 tithes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y3ZH-5?i=141&cat=375441

1767 Nov 13 – 13 November 1767, Loudoun Order Book D, p. 17
On motion of Robert Bland for leave to turn the Road leading from this place to Colchester from about Rogues road so as to fall into the said Road near John Holme’s, It is Ordered that Vincent Lewis Anthony Russell, and John Lewis or any two of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this County, view the most convenient way to turn the said Road and make Report to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1768 pg 15. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
William Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/15.pdf

1768 p.g 17. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
Robert Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/17.pdf

1768 Nov 12 – At a Vestry held for Dettengin Parish the 12th day of November 1768
Ordered that the Collector pay out of the fraction in his hands to Thos. Bland Ten Shillings.
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 42.

1769 William Lane’s List of Tithables in Loudoun County 1769
William Bland 1

1769 A List of Tithables taken for Cameron Parish in Loudoun Co. by Geo Summers
Robert Bland 1

1769 – Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, 1745-1802
LIST OF PEOPLE WHO OWED RICHARD GRAHAM ESTATE 1769
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA
Arthur Bland

1770 A List of Tithables, Wheelcarriages, crows heads & squirrel scalps. Taken for Cameron Parish in Loudoun Co. in 1770 [George Summers]
Robert Bland (5s) – 1 tithe
William Bland (10s) with N. Frank – 2 tithes

1770 – Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
William Bland was listed with one slave, Frank.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0106

1770 Sept 13 – 13 September 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 44
Robert Bland is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the room of John Gess who is now discharged from that Office, which he is Ordered to keep in repair and Erect Stones or Posts where the same may be necessary according to the directions of the Act of Assembly.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1770 Nov 13 – 13 November 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 76
[Grand Jury Presentments]
Robert Bland Surveyor of the Road from broad run to the mountain Road for not keeping the same in Repair.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1771 The List of Tithables taken by Simon Triplett in the Parish of Cameron, Loudoun Co, Va
William Bland (5s) – 1 tithe
Robert Bland with Edward Barry (10s) – 2 tithes

1771 – In 1771, Robert Bland sued a man named McCollister in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1772, p . 308.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 496.

1771 Dec 24 Robert Bland to Thos Hutchison bk H, p. 537 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
… between Robert Bland of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Hutchison of the same County parish and Colony of the other part, that the said Robert Bland for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereafter mentioned, have … lett unto the said Thomas Hutchison … land situate, lying and being in the County of Loudoun afsd and bounded by the land now in dispute between the Clelands and John Hough and by the land of Nicholas Muse, Benjamin Hutchison, and the land commonly called Col. Tayloes alias Grymes’ and Rogues Road finally all the land West of Rogues Road now in the possession of the said Bland it being the lot and late Dwelling place of William Bland … will plant 100 apple trees … he will well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Robert Bland … the said yearly rent of 5 pounds as afsd and plant the said Apple Trees with 3 years and at the expiration of the said 20 years leave the said premises in good and tenantable repair … Signed: Robert Bland, Thomas Hutchison. Wit: Jer Hutchison, Nimrod Morris, Charles Stewad Presley.

1772 List of Tithables taken by Samuel Love in Loudoun County, Va
Robert Bland (10s) with Edward Berry – 2 tithes

1772 March 10 – 10 March 1772, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 265
Ordered that Samuel Love Gent. Allott the Hands who are to work on and clear the Road whereof Robert Bland is the Surveyor.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1772 Nov 7 – At a Vestry called and held for Dittingin Parish the 7th day of November 1772
To Thos. Bland for Burying a poor Child 300
Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Vestry Book 1745-1785. p. 48.

1773 A List of Tithables Taken in Cameron Parish in Loudoun County, Va
Zakariah Davis with William Bland listed – 2 tithes
Robert Bland with John Preston and Edward Barry listed – 3 tithes

1774 A List of Tithables & wheel charriages in Cameron Parish Taken by Saml Love in Loudoun County, Va
Robert Bland (C), with John Bland, Edward Berry, John David – 4 tithes
Zachariah Davis, with William Bland and Andrew Saintclair – 3 tithes

1774 Sept 14 David Bland to Wm Savage lease and release bk U, p. 70-71 PWC 1
… between David Bland of the County of Prince William of the one part and William Savage of Dumfries and County afsd of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 115 pounds current money of Virginia to the said David Bland … paid by the said William Savage … confirm unto the said William Savage … made by the said David Bland for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents … land now in his fee under the Will of his Great Grandfather James Bland purchased by him of Horsington including the plantation that the said James Bland lived on and the land from the mouth of the Creek to the first branch above the plantation bequeathed to his son Robert Bland who died without issue also a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son William Bland and now in the possession of Joseph Waldon containing 150 acres …. also a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son John being the undivided moiety of a parcel of land bequeathed as afsd by the said James Bland to his sons John and James by will bearing date the 22d day of December 1708 recorded in the County Court of Stafford reference being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear adjoining to (and one half of the parcel bequeathed as above) the parcel of land sold by me (in pursuance of a writ in the nature of ad quod damnum issued from the Secretary’s Office of this Colony to the said William Savage and now in his possession all which said parcels of land are bequeathed in the will above mentioned and purchased by the above named James Bland out of Horsington’s patent … Signed: David Bland. Wits: Richard Graham, Thomas Montgomerie, Thomas Attwell, Geo. Ralls, John Peyton Jr, Geo. Draper, Thos. Sheils.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-WTL2?i=360&cat=369642 …  1774 – There is recorded in Prince William Deed Book U (1774) the following deed involving David Bland (tenth generation), grandson of James Bland (eighth generation) and grandnephew of Robert Bland (eighth generation) substantially quoted. In it, David Bland conveys to William Savage:
“… now in his fee under the will of his great grandfather, James Bland, purchased by him from Harrington, (sic)* including the plantation that the said James Bland lived on, and the land from the mouth of the creek to the first branch above the plantation bequeathed to his son, Robert Bland, who died without issue:** Also, a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son William Bland, and now in the possession of Josey Waldon, containing 150 acres, more or less; also, a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son John Bland, being the undivided moiety of a parcel of land bequeathed aforesaid by the said James Bland to his sons John and James by will bearing date the 22nd day of December, 1708, and recorded in the County Court of Stafford … adjoining to one-half of the parcel bequeathed as above the parcel of land sold by me in presence of witness in the nature of an (illegible) issued by the Secretary’s office of the colony to the said William Savage, and now in his possession, all of which said parcels of land are bequeathed in the will above mentioned and purchased by the above named James Bland out of Harrington’s (sic) patent …”
Prince William Deed Book U, September 13, 1774, pp. 70-71.

(Note:  This deed from David Bland in 1774 definitely says Robert Bland b. abt 1703 died without issue … But, it does not say he died as a minor child … In fact it says the land was “bequeathed” to Robert Bland – which I would think would mean reached the age of 21 in order to actually receive the land.  If I’m reading this correctly, then Robert Bland b. abt 1703 at least lived to 21 years of age, living to at least 1724 it would seem.  But I do agree that he does not appear to have had children, and that there must have been a 2nd Robert Bland b. abt 1708 or so, who was the Robert Bland who died in 1760… The records do seem to be pointing at William as the father of Robert Bland who died in 1760 … See Robert Bland’s 1771 deed to Thomas Hutcheson… the deed states that the land Robert is leasing to Hutcheson is the “late” dwelling place of William Bland – its possible this is ).

1796 – The following additional deed appeared in Prince William Records in 1796:
David Bland, grandson and heir-at-law of James Bland, deceased, conveyed to Willoughby Tebbs, all those lands and tenements within the said county of Prince William, on which the said David now lives, lying and being in Quantico Neck, formerly called Cock Pitt Point Neck, containing now by estimation about 210 acres, the same being formerly granted by Patent dated the 13th day of August, 1711, to Francis Stone, William and James Bland, grandfather to the said David, which said land was devised by the said James Bland, by will dated the 16th day of February, 1755, and recorded in the said county, the 22nd day of March, 1756, to the said David Bland and Benjamin Bland, or the survivor, together with all the rest of his estate (the said land being first purchased by the said James Bland and the said Stone and William Bland … excepting 30 acres out of the aforementioned land conveyed by the said Bland unto John Curry and now in possession of the widow of said Curry, as reference to the said deed will more fully appear. Also, one other tract or parcel of land lying and being on Occoquan Run, granted to said James Bland, at or near what is now called Davis’ Ford. also one other tract of land in Terrapin Forest, formerly called Pate’s Oars or otherwise (illegible) old field …
Prince William County Deed Book Y, March 25, 1796, p. 664.

 

1774 March 28 (warrant) – Northern Neck of Virginia Lord Proprietor’s Office No. 305
To Mr John Moffett.
Whereas John Bland of Prince William County hath inform’d that there are about 400 acres of waste and ungranted land adjoining the land he bought of Thomas Stone on both sides of Occoquan and in the Fork of Bull Run in the said County.
And desiring a warrant to survey the same in order to obtain a deed … you are to return to this office on or before the 28th day of September next. Given under my hand… the 28th day of March 1774. Tho. Bry. Martin.
1774 April 15 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietors office to me directed, I have surveyed for John Bland of Prince William County, a tract of waste land joining his own land bought of Thomas Stone, and the land formerly John Duncans… in the Fork of Bull Run and Occoquan in the said County .. bounded as followeth, viz, Beginning at a White Oak corner to Francis Stone and the said Duncan, thence with Duncan’s line …. on the side of a hill by a drain of Bull Run … at the intersection of Moles’ line … corner to the land now belonging to John Hammett and in the line of Francis Stone… containing 33 acres. John Moffett, April 15th 1774. James Smith, Samuel Bland, chain carriers. John Bland – pilot. Prince William County, Va. Surveys.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/234/0520_0523.pdf

1775-1781 – REVOLUTION:  Blands serving in Revolution in South Carolina:

1775-1780 – SC Third Regiment (Rangers)
Known Sergeants – Captain Unknown:
William Bland
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
William Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_third_regiment.html

1780 – Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment (Militia)
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Samuel Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html

1775-1782 – The Camden District Regiment of Militia
Known Quarter Masters:
Samuel Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_camden_district_regiment.html
Bland, Samuel Camden District Regiment 1779 1779 A QM under Col. Thomas Taylor Feb.-May 1779.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_qms.htm

1779 – The Kingstree Regiment of Militia
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Thomas Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_kingstree_regiment.html

1776-1777 – Bland, William SC 3rd Regiment 1776 1776 Reduced to Private Dec. 1776. Court martialed for being AWOL on 1/27/1777.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_sergeants.htm

1777 – The Second Spartan Regiment of Militia
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
John Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_second_spartan_regiment.html

1775-1780 – Capt. Robert Ellison Independent Company of Rangers SC 3rd Regiment
Known Privates, etc.:
Edward Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriots_sc_capt_robert_ellison.html

1775 – SC Second Regiment (Infantry)
Known Privates / Fifers / Drumnmers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Andrew Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_second_regiment.html

1775-1781 – Bland, Andrew SC 2nd Regiment 1776
Bland, Edward Independent Company of Rangers 1775 1775 From Fairfield District. Served under Capt. Robert Ellison.
Bland, John 2nd Spartan Regiment After the Fall of Charleston served under Col. Thomas Brandon. Unit and dates unknown.
Bland, John Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment 1781 Served under Capt. Sterling Turner. Killed by “Bloody Bill” Cunningham at Cloud’s Creek #2. Cloud’s Creek #2.
Bland, Samuel Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment Served under Col. Benjamin Roebuck, unit and dates unknown. At some time in Marion’s Brigade, unit and dates unknown. A QM under Col. Thomas Taylor (Camden District Regiment) Feb.-May 1779.
Bland, Thomas Kingstree Regiment 1780 1781 Served under Lt. Col. Peter Horry 1780-1781.
Bland, William SC 3rd Regiment 1776 1776 Enlisted as a Sergeant. Reduced to Private Dec. 1776. Court martialed for being AWOL on 1/27/1777.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_privates_b.htm

1775 A List of Tithables & Wheel Carriages taken for Cameron Parish in Loudoun County [George Summer’s List]
Robert Bland (C), with John Bland, Edward Berry, John David, and William Sherman – 4 tithes
Zachariah Davis, with William Bland – 2 tithes

1775 June 12 – 12 June 1775, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 555
Ordered that Fielding Turner, Jeremiah Hutchison, Jacob Ramey Junr. and Arthur Edwards or any three of them being first sworn do view the way for turning the road (which now leads by Robert Blands) so as the same may lead by the Church, and make report thereof to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1775 Aug 14 Robert Bland from Robert Johnson bk L, p. 1 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
(Lease)… between Robert Johnson of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part, and Robert Bland of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County in the Colony aforesaid of the other part … the said Robert Johnson for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … in hand paid by the said Robert Bland … sell unto the said Robert Bland … land situate lying and being in the County of Loudoun aforesaid lying on the drains of Elk Licking Run being a part of a tract of land that was taken up by John Diskin of Prince William County and sold to Robert Bland and after his Decease fell to Jane Bland his wife and Edward Bland his son and the said Jane and Edward Bland made a conveyance of the said land to Robert Johnson by deed and is bounded as follow: Beginning at a Red Oak and two Box Oaks then extending SW … to two white Oaks …. to a white oak … to a red oak on the North side of a branch … to a box oak and black oak on the North side of a branch, thence NE … to the beginning … containing 85 acres … transferring uses into possession the said Robert Bland may be in actual possession of the premises … Signed: Robert Johnson. Wit: Alexr McIntyre, Erasmus Gill Junr, Robert Stephens, Henry Eaton.
At a Court held for Loudoun County Aug 14, 1775 this indenture was acknowledged by Robert Johnson partyer thereto and ordered to be Recorded. Teste Chas Binns, Cl Cur.
(Release)… between Robert Johnson of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part, and Robert Bland of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County in the Colony aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 90 pounds current money of Virginia to the said Robert Johnson … paid by the said Robert Bland … confirm unto Robert Bland in his actual possession now being by a virtue of a bargain and sale … land lying and being in the County of Loudoun aforesaid on the drains of Elk Licking Run being a part of a tract of land that was granted to John Diskin of Prince William County by pattent from the Proprietors Office and sold to Robert Bland Senior and at his decease fell to Jane his wife and Edward Bland his son and afterwards transferred by Deeds to Robert Johnson by the said Jane and Edward Bland and is bounded as follows, Beginning at a Red Oak and two Box Oaks … containing 85 acres … Signed: Robert Johnson. Wit: Erasmus Gill Junr, Alexr McIntyre, Robert Stephens, Henry Eaton.

… 1775 Aug 11 – Robert Bland from Robert Johnston, L&R, bk L, p 1.  “More information is available about Edward Bland, the eldest of the sons of Robert and Jane Bland.
(Loudon Deed Book L, August 11, 1775, pp. 1-5, makes reference to Jane and Edward Bland as heirs of Robert Bland (eighth generation).”    …..  “… This indenture made the 11th day of August in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Five, between Robert Johnson, of Loudon County, and Cameron Parish, in the Colony of Virginia … and Robert Bland, of Cameron Parish in Loudon County … the said Robert Johnson … to him in hand paid by Robert Bland … doth grant, bargain and sell, one certain piece or parcel of land … lying and being in the County of Loudon … lying on the Elk Licking Run, being a part of a tract of land that was taken up by John Diskin, of Prince William County, and sold to Robert Bland, and after his decease, fell to Jane Bland, his wife, and Edward Bland, his son, and the said Jane and Edward Bland made a conveyance of the said land to Robert Johnson by deeds … containing eighty-five acres, more or less, hereby grants unto the said Robert Bland and unto the possession of the said Robert Bland.”
Loudon County Deed Book L, August 11, 1775, pp. 1-5.  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900″. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 490.”

1775 Sept 2 – To: Mr Robert Ellison between Wateree and Congaree Rivers on Simpson’s Creek. South Carolina, Camden District) We the Subscribers sensible of the Danger to which all the Rights and Libertys of this Colony are reduced to by the Violence with which all America is threatened by a wicked Ministry do freely unite ourselves into a Volunteer Company of Rangers as soon as our number amounts to thirty to chuse and submit to the Comm of such officers as the majority shall agree to Hereby Engaging to obey such officers punctually in subordination; the Commanding officer of the Regt in this District and Undr the Direction of the Counsell of Safety: muster and Exercise Under Arms as often as necessary and to hold ourselves in readiness to march to any part of the Province to defend it against the Enemies of its Libertys at an hours Warning. Given under our hands this 2d Sept 1775.
R. Ellison Captn, James Sanders 1st Lieut, John Ellison 2d Lieut, Alexander Boyes, Eleazar Gore, John Askford Gore, David Hamilton, Saml Armstrong, James T Kennedy, Wm Martin, John Martin, Cato West, Edward Bland, Alexr McDowle, William Penny, James McDowell, David McCreight, James McCreight, Robert Gray, Samuel Dods, James Dods, Willm Willson, Alex McQuarters, John Askew, And. McDole, Wilm. McCalester, Robt Potts, William McLvey, James Morison, Alexdr Robinson, James McQuoin, John Agnew, James McMullen, Wm Young, James Hanin, Thomas Saint. https://books.google.com/books?id=weg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&lpg=PA195&dq=%22Edward+Bland%22,+camden,+South+carolina&source=bl&ots=jB-3w2nHFt&sig=ACfU3U3MyGqtZ1yMb05o2eH5ksDMzF4ETQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiBsMDmgZTjAhVaa80KHQrcD2QQ6AEwBnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Edward%20Bland%22%2C%20camden%2C%20South%20carolina&f=false

1776 March 11 – 11 March 1776, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 579
Ordered that Robert Bland open the way that has been lately viewed for a Road by the new Church and that the usual Hands work thereon.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1776 March 27 – Deed of John Bland to Orsborne Bland, 1776, Prince William Co, VA
CindyMcC (View posts) Posted: 16 Dec 2006 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Deed
Surnames: Bland, Peake, Tyler, Davis, Lee, Madden, Campbell, Lee, Graham
This indenture made this twenty seventh day of March in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy six between John Bland of Prince William County Virginia of one part and Orsborne Bland of the other part witnesse that John Blan for the natural love which he bears to his son, Orsborne Blan, and divers other causes doth sell unto Orsborn Blan and his heirs forever one moiety or tract of land containing one hundred acres part of a track containing three hundred and twelve acres binding upon Humphrey Peake where the said Orsborn Blan now lives. Together with all the houses buildings improvements those unto belonging to hold unto Orsborn Blan and his heirs forever.
John Bland
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal in presence of William Tyler, William Davis, Sarah Tyler
Know all men by these presents that I Margaret Bland wife of the within John Bland do herebly for the consideration therein mentioned freely and of my own accord make myself a party to the within Deed and do relinquish my right of dower to the within lands thereby conveyed and all my right I might have had to claim of the said premises to my son, Osborn Bland and his heirs forever from me and my heirs.
Margt. + Bland
In witness in presence of Henry Lee, Col. Campbell, Scarlett Madden
At a Court held for Prince William County the 5th day of Augt. 1776 this deed was acknowledged by the said John Bland and admitted to record.
Test. John Graham Cl Cur
At a Court held for Prince Wm. County the 6th Septr. 1779 the relinquishment of Dower in the within land was acknowledged in Court and admitted to record.
Source: Deed of John Bland to Orsborn Bland, 27 March 1776, Prince William Co, VA, Deed Book U, 1779-1784, p. 48

1776 Nov 5 John Dowell 122 acres adj Debutt a Reno a Bland a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 5 November 1776.
Dowell, John. grantee.
Location: Prince William County.
Description: 122 acres on the branches of Powells Run, adjoining land of Debutt, Reno, Bland &c.
Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 283-284 (Reel 294).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008522200205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1777 John Minor’s List of tithes, Apr 1777 Cameron Parish, in Loudoun County, Va
Zakariah Davis with William Bland – 2 tithes
Robert Bland (C), with John Bland and Edward Berry, John David, William Shearman, and William Spedding – 5 tithes

1778 A List of Tithables in Cameron Parrish taken by Saml Love in Loudoun County, Va
Robert Bland with John David and William Shearman – 3 tithes

1779-1786 Loudoun County Tithables – No Blands are on any lists.

1778 May 18 Robert Bland to Joseph Mershon bk P, p. 503 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
… between Robert Bland of Cameron Parish and Loudoun County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Joseph Mershon of the same parish and county of the other part … Robert Bland for and in consideration of the sum of 180 pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Mershon at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents … confirm unto the said Joseph Mershonland situate in Loudoun County aforesaid on the East Side of Elk Licking Run being part of a tract of land containing 638 acres granted by deed from the proprietors office bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 to John Diskin and by the said Diskin transferred to Robert Bland late of Loudoun County deceased by deeds …. in the County Court of Fairfax … containing 120 acres … Signed: Robert Bland. Wit: Richard Major, Lewis Hutchison, William Hutchison, Benjamin Hutchison.

(Note: again, the main difference between the deed record and the transcription below is that it is for 120 acres of the original tract of 638 acres that is being conveyed – the transcription below must have misread the numbers).

1778 May 18 – Robert Bland to Joseph Mershon, B&S, bk P, p 503.   “… This indenture made the eighteenth day of May in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, between Robert Bland, of Cameron Parish, Loudon County … and Joseph Mershon, of the same county and parish … Robert Bland for consideration of one hundred and fifty pounds of current money to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Mershon, confirms one certain parcel of land situated in Loudon County, on the east side of the Elk Licking Run containing five hundred and thirty-eight acres, granted by deed from the proprietor’s office, bearing date the tenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and forty-one, to John Diskin, and by the same John Diskin transferred to Robert Bland, late of Loudon County, deceased, by deeds, duly proved in the County of Fairfax, the said Robert Bland … hereby conveys unto … Joseph Mershon … ”
Loudon County Deed Book P, May 18, 1778, pp. 503-506. The sale excepted 120 acres .of the property which was being used by a church.  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900″. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 490.”

1778 June 20 Nathaniel Wicliffe 121 acres adj Horsington a Bland a Tibbs Prince William Co Va
Land grant 20 June 1778.
Location: Prince William County.
Description: 121 acres on Horse Grave Branch a branch of Quantico adjoining Horsington, Bland, and Tibbs.
Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 318 (Reel 294).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008639010205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1775 Feb 14 (warrant) – Northern Neck of Virginia, Lord Proprietor’s Office
No. 330. To Mr. John Moffett. Whereas Nathaniel Wickliffe of Prince William County hath informed that there are about 400 acres of waste and ungranted land adjoining his own land and David Bland’s land on Horse Grave Branch a Branch of Quantico in the said County …
1775 March 2 (survey) – By virtue of a warrant from the Proprietor’s office to me directed, I have surveyed for Mr Nathaniel Wickliffe of Prince William County, a tract of waste and ungranted land, adjoining his own land, David Bland’s and Col. Lowsher? Tebbs’ lands on Horse Grave Branch in the said County, bounded … corner to the said Wickliffe’s other land …. a stake in Horsington’s line … a hiccory in the said Bland’s line … two blazed red oak saplings in the said Tebbs’ line … containing 121 acres… Signed: John Moffett. Chain Carriers: Leonard Snell, Joshua Radcliffe.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/237/0616_0619.pdf

1778 July 6 – Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
July 6th 1778 (2-128)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we Henry Wilson, Benjamin Wigginton, Thomas Bland and Eli Cleveland, are held and firmly bound to Henry Lee, James Scott, John Hooe, Henry Peyton, James Nisbett, John Murray and William Brent, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money. Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this sixth day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and seventy-eight The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Henry Wilson and Benjamin Wigginton, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Henry Wilson deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said Henry and Benjamin or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Henry and Benjamin or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of their Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
Henry Wilson SEAL
Benjamin Wigginton SEAL
Thomas Bland SEAL
Eli Cleveland SEAL

1778 Aug 3 John Bland 33 acres adj Duncan a etc Prince William Co Va
Land grant 3 August 1778.
Description: 33 acres in the fork of Bull Run and Occoquan, adjoining Duncan &c…. “…Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia … confirm unto John Bland of Prince William County a certain tract of waste and ungranted land in the Fork of Bull Run and Occoquan in the said County, bounded as by a survey thereof made by John Moffett … corner to Francis Stone and the land formerly John Duncan’s … intersection of Moles’ line … John Hammett’s corner in Francis Stone’s line … containing 33 acres… dated the 3d day of September 1778. Fairfax.
John Bland’s deed for 33 acres in Prince William County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 326 (Reel 294).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1778 Sept 3 – Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Compiled by Gertrude E Gray
I-326: John Bland of Pr. William Co. 33 A. in fork of Bull Run & Occoquan in said Co. Surv. John Moffett. Adj. Francis Stone, land formerly John Duncan’s, Moles’s line, John Hammett. 3 Sept. 1778

1778 Nov 27 John Dowell 68 acres adj William Bland Prince William Co Va
Land grant 27 November 1778.  Location: Prince William County.
Description: 68 acres on the drains of Powells Run, beginning &c. corner to Wm. Bland, and in John Dowells line.  “… do give grant and confirm unto John Dowell of Prince William County Assignee of Samuel Byrne a certain tract of waste and ungranted land on the draines of Powell’s Run in the said County bounded as by the survey thereof made by John Moffett … corner to William Bland … line of John Dowell … corner to Leonard Barker … in the line of Capt Jesse Ewell …. containing 68 acres … Given … the 27th day of November 1778. Signed: Fairfax.
John Dowell’s deed for 68 acres in Prince William County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 335 (Reel 294).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Prince William County
Prince William County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1779 May 3 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber T; 1774 – 1779; pp 534-535
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I DAVID BLAND of Prince William County in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Love & Affection I have and bear unto my Brother in Law, JOHN CURRIE, & my Sister SITHEY CURRIE his Wife, of the County aforesaid have given unto said JOHN CURRIE & his Wile all that tract of land on which the sd JOHN CURRIE now liveth being in QUANTICO NECK in the County aforsaid being called FRANCIS STONE’s, JAMES BLAND and JOHN BLAND’s TRACT begining at a BRIDGE of the Branch called HORSE GRAVE BRANCH and runing up the MAIN NECK ROAD so far as will include Eighty acres of land to run a square line across to Mr. FOUSHEE TEBBS’s line, thence downwards with sd TEBBS’s line to the above sd Branch near the BRIDGE from then about a North East course to a black Oat corner tree standing on top of a hill being the line Corner of the aforesaid FRANCIS STONE. JAMES and JOHN BLAND’s tract, thence North East with the sd STONE & BLANDs line till it comes parallel course with the afsd. branch where the FISLING ROAD forks to cross the sd Branch from thence upwards to the upper corner of sd JOHN CURRIE’s paled yard about a West Course including the sd CURRIES SPRING and a large Poplar standing on a hill side a little below the Spring all the aforesaid granted tract of land to contain in the whole Twenty five acres To have and to hold the sd tract unto JOHN CURRIE and SITHEY his Wife during their natural lives and of the life of the longest liver And after the decease of the sd JOHN CURRIE & SITHEY his Wife all the land I the sd DAVID BLAND do by these presents give and confirm unto my Nephew DAVID BLAND CURRIE, on of sd JOHN and SITHEY CURRIE his heirs and assigns to the ony proper use of him said DAVID BLAND CURRIE his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the third day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine in presence of DAVID BLAND
Prince William Court the 3d. day of May 1779
This Deed was acknoweldged by the sd BLAND & admitted to record

1779 Nov 20 George Lyne 204 acres adj Thomas Bland a Robt Groom a etc King and Queen Co Va
Land grant 20 November 1779.
Creator
Lyne, George. grantee.
Creation Date
1779 – 1120
Description
Location: King and Queen County.
Description: 204 acres beq.g &c. corner to Thomas Bland and Robert Groom; thence &c. along the Irish Road.
Source: Land Office Patents B, 1779-1780, p. 59 (Reel 43).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Genre
Land grants
Subject
Lyne, George grantee
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — King and Queen County
King and Queen County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Bland, Thomas
Groom, Robert
Additional Format
Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
Language
English
Contributor
Virginia. Land Office. Register.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
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1785 May 2 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber W; 1784 – 1787; pp 107-108
TO ALL TO WHOM this present shall come sendeth Greeting, Know ye that I THOMAS BLAND SENR. of County of Prince William for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for the natural love that I bear unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH STONE, Wife of SPILSBY STONE, of the aforesaid County, by these presents do grant and confim unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH STONE, and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten one Negroe Girl named Grace about seven years old to my sd Daughter and her heirs To have and to hold the Negro girl shee and her increase to the benefit of my Daughter, ELIZABETH STONE & her heirs, In Confirmation whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Second day of May one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five and in the Ninth year of our Independance of North America Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
DAVID JAMSON
JOSEPH JORDON
At a Court held for Prince William County the 2d. day of May 1785
This Deed of Gift from THOMAS BLAND to ELIZABETH STONE was acknowledged by the said BLAND and admitted to Record Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur

1785 May 2 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber W; 1784 – 1787; pp 109
TO ALL TO WHOM this present writing shall come Know ye that I THOMAS BLAND of Prince William County for divers good reasons but especially for the love and good will I have towards my Daughter, NANCY HARDING, Wife of GEORGE HARDING of STAFFORD County, by these presents do freely give and grant unto said NANCY HARDING her heirs a certain Negro boy named Peter and by these presents do warrant and defend unto the said NANCY HARDING, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of JOSEPH JORDAN,
DAVID JAMSON
At a Court held for Prince William County the 2nd day of May 1785
This Deed of Gift from THOMAS BLAND to NANCY HARDING was acknowledged by the said BLAND and admitted to Record Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur

1786 July 6 – PWC Clerks Loose Papers Vol I
6 July 1786
Summon – Thomas Bland
The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Prince William County, Greetings: We command you that you take Thomas Bland if he be found in your Bailiwick & him safely keep in that you have his body before you the Justices of our said County Court of Prince William at the Court house thereof, on the first Monday in August next to answer William Carr gent. of a plea of debt for one hundred pounds current money of Virginia, damage forty shillings, and have then there this Writ. Witness, Robert Graham clerk, of the said Court, at the Court-House aforesaid, the 6th day of July 1786 and in the 11th year of this Commonwealth. Robert Graham

1786 Oct 11 – Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book W, 1784-1787, pp 413-416
THIS INDENTURE made the Eleventh day of October one thousand seven hundred and Eighty six Between ROBERT BRYCE of County of Prince William of one part and THOMAS MONTGOMERIE of County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that ROBERT BRYCE in consideration of the sum of Sixty nine pounds current money to said ROBERT BRYCE in hand paid by THOMAS MONTGOMERIE by these presents doth bargain sell release and confirm unto THOMAS MONTGOMERIE and his heirs part of that tract of land containing Three hundred and Seventy six acres lying in County aforesaid on the Main Run of OCCOQUAN and on a Branch known by the name of COOPERS BRANCH issuing into the North side of said Run and bounded, Begining at two white Oaks standing on the North side of the said Run by a gully in Low Ground, No. 64d. W. 75 poles to a marked Hickory in place of a red Oak, then So. 80d. W. 64 poles to a pile of Stones in place of a Box Oak, then So. 60d W. 42 poles to a Hickory in place of one fallen down, then So. 70d W. 71, poles to several white Oaks on the point of a Hill near the PINEY BRANCH, then So. 76d. 30m. E. 32 poles to several small Maples by the said Branch, then crossing the Branch and binding therewith No. 54d. E. 12 poles, then So. 56d. E. 10 po; to the mouth thereof on OCCOQUAN, then down said OCCOQUAN and binding therewith to the begining, including Twenty wven acres and no more (the tract of land of Three hundred and seventy acres ww: granted by Deed from the Proprietors Office to WILLIAM DAVIS and WM. BLAND then of STAFFORD County dated the Sixteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and twenty five) And all houses orchards, profits and appurtenances to said Twenty seven acres belonging; To have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed with appurtenances unto THOMAS MONTGOMERIE his heirs free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever, and ROBERT BRYCE and his heirs shall warrant and forever defend the said Twenty seven acres of land and no more; In Witness whereof ROBERT BRYCE has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
JAMES REID, HECTOR ALEXANDER, ROBERT BRYCE
JAMES DUNLOPE, JOHN CAMPBELL
Received the day and year first within mentioned of THOMAS MONTGOMERIE the sum of 69 pounds current money the consideration in within deed mentioned to be paid to me Test ANDW. BALMAIN ROBERT BRYCE
At a Court continued and held for Prince Wm. County the 3d day of April 1787
This Deed with Receipt thereon from ROBERT BRYCE to THOMAS MONTGOMERIE Esqr, was acknowledged by the said ROBERT and admitted to Record
Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur

1789 Dec 25 – Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber X; 1787 – 1791; pp 431-434
THIS INDENTURE made this 25th day of December in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty nine Between WM CARR of County of Prince William of one part and SPILSBY STONE of County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that WM CARR in consideration of the Rents and Services hereafter reserved to be kept & performed by SPILSBY STONE and his heirs by these presents doth demise set and to farm let unto SPILSBY STONE and his heirs all that tract of land containing Five hundred and Eighty five acres more or less whereon said SPILSBY STONE now lives situate about five miles above DUMFRIES upon QUANTICO RUN formerly the Property of WM. BENNETT with the appurtenances, To have and to hold the demised premises unto SPILSBY STONE during the full term of the natural lives of said SPILSBY STONE, ELIZABETH STONE his Wife and JAMES STONE his Son, and longest liver of them paying yearly the first two years Two thousand pounds of Inspected Crop Tobacco and after the yarly rent of Three thousand pounds of Inspected Crop Tobacco upon the first day of January in each year and SPILSBY STONE doth agree that he will repair & put the Dwelling House in good order and build a sufficient kitchen sixteen feet square and a Barn twenty four feet by Sixteen; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have thereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first written
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Witness THOS. BLAND, WILLIAM CARR
THOS. CHAPMAN, JONATHAN LATHROM
At a Court contd and held for Prince William County the 7th day of September 1790 This Lease from WILLIAM CARR to SPILSBY STONE was acknowledged by the parties and ordered to be recorded

1790 Aug 7 – Aug. 7, 1790 – Catherine Halley, of lawful age, testified in District Court in the town of Dumfries during the case James Halley vs. James Bland. She stated that John Simpson married her mother and lived with them many years. During this time John said that he had 2 brothers, Thomas and George, who were both dead. Another brother, Richard, was the youngest brother and the only one living. Catherine, her mother and John Simpson once visited Richard Simpson.
Source: Sparacio, Ruth and Sam, “Abstract of Land Causes of Prince William County, Virginia, 1789-1790,” p. 35.

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Deed Index: (Need to get copies of the following deeds):

1740-44 – The exact birthdate of Thomas Bland is not recorded, but it is fairly easy to establish his birth at about 1719. In 1740, he was a creditor in the estate of Francis Stone, for a very small amount, and four years later in 1744, he served as a witness to a deed in Fairfax County.
Dawson notes, citing Dorman. pp. 91-92, and NGSQ, p. 114.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 367.

1753 – By 1753, Robert Bland was in Fairfax County/Truro Parish, which would later be split, the western portion becoming Loudon County. Robert Bland took custody of an Orphan Girl.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 459.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 489.

1753 John Diskin to Robert Bland, Deed bk C1, p 336, 337.  1753 … Robert Bland leased a tract of 538 acres “on the east side of Licking Run,” in Fairfax (later Loudon County) from his old associate, John Diskin.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 207.
“A Vison of Unity:The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 489.

1763 Benjamin Grayson to John Bland, Deed bk E1, p 309

1771 – In 1771, Robert Bland sued a man named McCollister in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1772, p . 308.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 496.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA

1767 Nov 13 – 13 November 1767, Loudoun Order Book D, p. 17
On motion of Robert Bland for leave to turn the Road leading from this place to Colchester from about Rogues road so as to fall into the said Road near John Holme’s, It is Ordered that Vincent Lewis Anthony Russell, and John Lewis or any two of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this County, view the most convenient way to turn the said Road and make Report to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1770 Sept 13 – 13 September 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 44
Robert Bland is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the room of John Gess who is now discharged from that Office, which he is Ordered to keep in repair and Erect Stones or Posts where the same may be necessary according to the directions of the Act of Assembly.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1770 Nov 13 – 13 November 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 76
[Grand Jury Presentments]
Robert Bland Surveyor of the Road from broad run to the mountain Road for not keeping the same in Repair.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1772 March 10 – 10 March 1772, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 265
Ordered that Samuel Love Gent. Allott the Hands who are to work on and clear the Road whereof Robert Bland is the Surveyor.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1775 June 12 – 12 June 1775, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 555
Ordered that Fielding Turner, Jeremiah Hutchison, Jacob Ramey Junr. and Arthur Edwards or any three of them being first sworn do view the way for turning the road (which now leads by Robert Blands) so as the same may lead by the Church, and make report thereof to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1776 March 11 – 11 March 1776, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 579
Ordered that Robert Bland open the way that has been lately viewed for a Road by the new Church and that the usual Hands work thereon.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

Loudoun Co Va Deed Index:  (Need to get copies of the following deeds): 

Robert Bland to Thos Hutchison lease bk B (or H), p 537

1764 Feb 15 – Robert Bland from Edward Bland gift, bk D, p 109 …. “When this Robert died, he was married to a woman named Jane and had three sons, as alleged by Mrs. Henley.
Loudoun County Deed Book D, Feb 15, 1764, p. 109. Dawson Notes citing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 39, p. 117, which lists persons on the Rent Rolls of Loudoun County, including “Bland, Robert, heirs of, 527 acres.”. …. (See also:  “1764 The youngest of the three known sons of Robert and Jane Bland was William Bland, Evidently, he was incompetent, or still a minor as late as 1764, when Edward and Robert divided 40 acres of the home tract, without including William in the division.”) (
(Loudon County Deed Book D, p. 109, February 15, 1764. This deed concerns transfer of 40 acres between Edward and Robert Bland (ninth generation) .  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. pp. 489 & 493.

1775 Aug 11 – Robert Bland from Robert Johnston, L&R, bk L, p 1.  “More information is available about Edward Bland, the eldest of the sons of Robert and Jane Bland.
(Loudon Deed Book L, August 11, 1775, pp. 1-5, makes reference to Jane and Edward Bland as heirs of Robert Bland (eighth generation).”    …..  “… This indenture made the 11th day of August in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Five, between Robert Johnson, of Loudon County, and Cameron Parish, in the Colony of Virginia … and Robert Bland, of Cameron Parish in Loudon County … the said Robert Johnson … to him in hand paid by Robert Bland … doth grant, bargain and sell, one certain piece or parcel of land … lying and being in the County of Loudon … lying on the Elk Licking Run, being a part of a tract of land that was taken up by John Diskin, of Prince William County, and sold to Robert Bland, and after his decease, fell to Jane Bland, his wife, and Edward Bland, his son, and the said Jane and Edward Bland made a conveyance of the said land to Robert Johnson by deeds … containing eighty-five acres, more or less, hereby grants unto the said Robert Bland and unto the possession of the said Robert Bland.”
Loudon County Deed Book L, August 11, 1775, pp. 1-5.  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900″. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 490.”

1778 May 18 – Robert Bland to Joseph Mershon, B&S, bk P, p 503.   “… This indenture made the eighteenth day of May in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, between Robert Bland, of Cameron Parish, Loudon County … and Joseph Mershon, of the same county and parish … Robert Bland for consideration of one hundred and fifty pounds of current money to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Mershon, confirms one certain parcel of land situated in Loudon County, on the east side of the Elk Licking Run containing five hundred and thirty-eight acres, granted by deed from the proprietor’s office, bearing date the tenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and forty-one, to John Diskin, and by the same John Diskin transferred to Robert Bland, late of Loudon County, deceased, by deeds, duly proved in the County of Fairfax, the said Robert Bland … hereby conveys unto … Joseph Mershon … ”
Loudon County Deed Book P, May 18, 1778, pp. 503-506. The sale excepted 120 acres .of the property which was being used by a church.  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900″. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 490.”

SOUTH CAROLINA:  

1776 – People in this record: John Bland
Date: 1776 C. or later
Series: Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution (S108092)
Archives ID: Series: S108092 Reel: 0010 Frame: 00162 ignore: 000
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1776 Samuel Bland Account Audited File No. 547 Of Claims Growing Out Of The American Revolution. Date: 1776 C. or later
People in this record: Bland, Samuel
Date: 1776 C. or later
Series: Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution (S108092)
Archives ID: Series: S108092 Reel: 0010 Frame: 00167 ignore: 000
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1779 July 19 personally appeared Samuel Bland, quarter-master of Col Thomas’ Regiment before me and made oath that the above account against the public as it stands is Just and True… Sworn to before me the 19th day of July 1779. S/ Thomas (illegible), JP. (To the public of State of South Carolina, to Samuel Bland. To service done said State as Quarter-master to Col Thomas’ Regiment under the command of Gen Williamson on Savannah River SC, from 16 Feb until 10th day of May 1779 … 83 days at 40/ per day.
1785 Sept 23 Mr Samuel Bland his acct of Militia duty as Quarter Master from 16 Feb to the 10 May 1779 say 83 days charged at 40/per day to old South Carolina currency…
1788 Jan 10 Samuel Bland order to John Thomas Jr some of his acct is for Quarter Master…
1788 Feb 22 Samuel Bland’s account L 166, recd the amount of the within account in a treasury indent no 711 Book X.
https://revwarapps.org/sc642.pdf

1784 June 8 Jones, Harwood, Plat For 248 Acres On Bridge Creek, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed By Harwood Jones. Date: 6/8/1784
People in this record: Blann
Also: Donovan, Daniel; Inman, Capt.; Jones, Harwood; Waring, Benjamin
Places in this record: Bridge Creek; Orangeburg District; Savannah River
Date: 6/8/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document Type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0005 Page: 00405 Item: 000
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1784 Aug 30 Darlington, John, Plat For 13 Acres On Savanah River, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed By William Evans. Date: 8/30/1784
People in this record: William Bland 
Also: Darlington, John; Evans, William; Low, John Sr.
Places in this record: Orangeburg District; Savannah River
Date: 8/30/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0003 Page: 00029 Item: 001
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1784 Oct 4 Robert Bland Plat For 300 Acres On Beaver Dam Creek, Camden District, Surveyed By John Palmer. Date: 10/4/1784
People in this record: Bland, Robert
Also: Dawton, John; Mccurdy, Robert; Palmer, John; Richardson, John
Places in this record: Beaver Dam Creek; Broad River; Camden District
Date: 10/4/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0001 Page: 00077 Item: 000
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1784 Nov 23 – South Carolina. I have caused to be admeasured and laid out unto William Blan (or Blair) a tract of land containing 120 acres, situate in the District of Ninety Six on the North side of Saluda River, on waters of Bush River and hath such form marks, buttings, and boundings as the above Plat represents. Certified for the 23d November 1784. Ephraim Mitchell S.G. Chain Carrier: P Waters. (survey shows South and East vacant land. West is Groomers land, North is Belows land).
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190). Vol 21, p. 60.
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1786 Jan 18 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p 10 Chester Co, SC – Hambleton and John Owin v. J Brown and Edward Bland put to issue   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KPJG?i=12&cat=260534

1786 March 2 – Humphrey, William, Plat For 312 Acres On Mine Creek, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By David Burks. Date: 3/2/1786
People in this record: Robert Blan
Also: Bolton, Henry; Burks, David; Cissom; Danielby, William; Humphrey, William; Rein, Joseph; Travis, Barris
Places in this record: Mine Branch; Ninety Six District; Saluda River
Date: 3/2/1786
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0019 Page: 00177 Item: 000
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1786 July 4 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p. 22 Chester Co, SC – Jas. McNeal vs Edward Bland and Learking Brown judgment for Spl and costs.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KPW1?i=18&cat=260534

1786 Oct 7 … A deed of sale from Robert Bland to James Darwin for 300 acres of land …
betwixt Robert Bland of the State of South Carolina and Ninety Six District planter of the one part and James Darwin of the state aforesaid and Camden District and York County planter of the other part …. Robert Bland for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pound sterling to him in hand paid by the said James Darwin … confirm unto the said James Darwin … a certain plantation or tract of land containing 300 acres situate in York County on Beaver Dam Creek the waters of Broad River bounded NE on John Richardsons and vacant land and SW on Robert McCurdy’s and James Darwins and NW on vacant land …
Signed: Robert Bland. Wits: John Darwin, Henry Plaxco. bk A, p. 201. Conveyances, etc., vol. A-D 1786-1797, York County, SC.
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(Note:  Robert Bland’s plat, bk A, p. 165 (listed on index, but unable to locate on page 165 – The top of page 165 is very dark on FamilySearch likely a bad copy – it may be Robert Bland’s unreadable).   Camden District (South Carolina). Commissioner of Locations.   Plat Books, 1785-1841).
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1786 Dec 21 – South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980…
Robert Bland – Abbeville, South Carolina…
… Will … I Robert Bland of Edgefield County in the State of South Carolina and Nintey Six District yeoman being in proper sence … my last will…
… I give to my grandson Mycaja Bland, son of John Bland and Mary his wife … the plantation where I live and 150 of the most conveniantest of the land joining this plantation …
… my youngest son James Bland …
… rest of the land to be equally divided amongst the boys as follows – Presley, Wormley, Elizha and Payton …
… my wife Ann Bland one of my executrix and Joseph Nun and Sollomon Pope Executors of this my last will…
Signed: Robert Bland. Wit: Edward Bland, Samuel Bland, Joel Sweney.
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Appraisal of estate shown by Ann Bland executrix..
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1787 June 8 – Anna Bland, grantor and Wormley Bland, grantee, Anna sells 120 acres on the road from Ninety Six to Charleston, for ten shillings. Part of a tract conveyed to Anna by William Little June 8, 1787. DB 7, November 1,1792, pp. 297-302. Future researchers should note that ‘Anna Bland’s mark was a sharply drawn A ( ). Edgefield Co, SC.

1788 March 7 – William Brown to Anna Bland bk 2, p. 51-52. Record Deeds, No 2. 1787-88. Edgefield Co, SC
… between William Brown of the County and State aforesaid, yeoman of the one part, and Anna Bland of the County and State aforesaid (Edgefield County, South Carolina) … widow and executrix of the Estate of Robert Bland late of said County deceased of the other part … sell unto the said Ann Bland all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in the County aforesaid on Little Mine Creek a branch of Little Saluda River bounding SW on William Daniel’s land, NW by land of Harts, all other sides by vacant land … surveyed granted …. unto the said William Brown the 1st day of January 1787 …
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Avezillah King.
1788 March 8 – between William Brown … and Anna Bland … by a certain grant bearing date the 1st day of January 1787 … unto William Brown a plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in Edgefield County on Little Mine Creek a Branch of Little Saluda River butting and bounding SW on land of William Daniel, NW on Harts land … being duly recorded in Secretary’s offic in grant book PPPP page 443…. confirm unto the said Anna Bland in her actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to her thereof made for one whole year by indenture bearing the day next before the day of the date hereof and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession and her heirs and assigns forever all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres…
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Averillah King.
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1788 Mar 7 – Anna Bland “widow and executrix” of estate of Robert Bland,” (1732-1787), (also variously called Anne and Nancy. Grantee, purchases 350 acres on little Mine Creek of Little Saluda River, grantor William Brown. DB 2, March 7, 1788, pp. 129-133.

1788 Sept 3 – Stark, Rebecca, Plat For 1,000 Acres On Wateree Branch, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By John Abney. Date: 9/3/1788
People in this record: Edward Bland 
Also: Abney, John; Lewis, Azariah; Parsons; Stark, Alexander Bollin; Stark, Rebecca
Places in this record: Ninety Six District; Savannah River; Stevens Creek; Wateree Branch
Date: 9/3/1788
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Document type: Plat
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1788 Nov 11 – Humphreys, William, Plat For 110 Acres On Waters Of Red Bank Creek, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By John Abney. Date: 11/11/1788
People in this record: Bland, Mrs.
Also: Abney, John; Humphreys, William; Lewis, Mrs.; Nunn, Joseph
Places in this record: Little Saluda River; Ninety Six District; Red Bank Creek
Date: 11/11/1788
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Document type: Plat
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1789 Jan 28 – Nunn, Joseph, Plat For 187 Acres Near Mine Creek, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By Philip Waters On May 11, 1785. Date: 1/28/1789
People in this record:  Robert Blan
Also: Nunn, Joseph; Waters, Philip
Places in this record: Little Saluda River; Mine Creek; Ninety Six District; Saluda River
Date: 1/28/1789
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1789 May 9 – Anna Bland to Wm Humphreys – bk 8, p. 433-436. Edgefield Co, SC
… between Anna Bland of Edgefield County in the State of South Carolina widow of the one part and William Humphreys of the County and State aforesaid of the other part … sell unto the said William Humphreys all that Plantation or tract of land containing 62 acres situate in the County aforesaid on a branch of Mine Creek waters of Little Saludy River it being part of a tract of land containing 200 acres originally granted to Arthur Fort the 22 day of May 1772 … and was conveyed to George Mason by the said Arthur Fort, and was conveyed by the said George Mason to the said Anna Bland … said 62 acres being the SE part of said tract and is divided from the remainder part of said tract by or inclosed by a line on the said William Humphrey’s land and Joseph Nunn’s land and running NE on the said Nunn’s land or line ….
Signed: Anna Bland.
Wits: Henry King, Presley Bland.
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1790 US Census:
Name: Edwd Blan
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1790; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 511; Image: 326; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1790 US Census:
Name: Ann Blann
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1790; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 511; Image: 326; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1790 US Census:
Name: Wormley Bland
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 2
Year: 1790; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 50; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1791 July 23 – Anna Bland Implication of 62 acres conveyed to her by George Mason, transaction between William Humphreys and Mumford Perryman, DB 8, July 23, 1791, pp. 255-25B.  Edgefield Co, SC

1791 Dec 7 Daniel, William, Plat For 200 Acres On Waters Of Little Mine Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By John Abney. Date: 12/7/1791
People in this record: Bland
Also: Abney, John; Daniel, William; Lewis, Samuel; Travis, Barret
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Little Mine Creek; Little Saluda River; Ninety Six District
Date: 12/7/1791
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
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1792 Nov 1 – Ann Bland to Wormly Bland Deed bk 7, p 297. Edgefield Co, SC
… between Ann Bland of the County of Edgfield and State aforesaid widow of the one part and Wormly Bland of the same place of the other part …Anna Bland for and in consideration of 10 shillings sterling to her in hand paid … sell unto the said Wormley Bland a certain plantation or tract of land containing by estimation 120 acres … situate in the County aforesaid on the main road from Ninety Six to Charleston seperated out of two surveys by a new line beginning at a red oak …in the old line at the main road for a corner and running along down said road passing by two post oaks 3 by the said Road to a stake … in the old granted line bounded on the NE by the said Main Road all other sides by the old granted lines by vacant land and land the owners names not known being all that small part which lyeth on the SW side of said Road of a tract of land conveyed by George Mason unto the said Anne Bland and also all that part which lyeth on the SW side of said main road of a tract of 225 acres of land originally granted unto William Little the 1st day of January 1787 and by the said William Little conveyed unto the said Anne Bland the 8th day of June 1787 …
Signed: Anne Bland. Wit: Samuel Humphreys, Samuel Lewis.
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1793 Jan 19 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p. 169 Chester Co, SC – Edward Bland    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KG5W?i=91&cat=260534

1794 July 18 Daniel, William, Plat For 420 Acres On Deloachs Branch Of Red Bank Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By Alexander B. Stark. Date: 7/18/1794
People in this record: Bland
Also: Brooks; Brown, William; Burdett, William; Daniel, William; Gaffton; Humphrey, William; Little; Stark, Alexander B.; Stark, Robert; Tomlin
Places in this record: Deloachs Branch; Edgefield County; Little Saluda River; Ninety Six District; Red Bank Creek
Date: 7/18/1794
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
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1794 Aug 19 – Nancy Bland to James Bland. bk 11, p. 315-317. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Nancy Bland widow of Edgefield County and State aforesd of the one part and James Bland of the same place of the other part… confirm unto the said James Bland … all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres more or less it being part of two tracts of land one conveyed from William Little the other part from George Mason by lease and release to the said Nancy Bland lying on the waters of Mine Creek the North side of the Road that goes from Cambridge to Charlestown joining Wormly Bland,Barratt Travers, Munfor Peremon, Jos. Nun, and Paten Bland, it being the Plantation that I now live on and the remainder part of two said tracts that have not been conveyed by me Nancy Bland before butting and bounding as appeareth by a platt thereof to the original grant annexed reference thereto being had may more fully appear …
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: Wormly Bland, Jeramiah Mobley.
… personally appeared Wormly Bland and made oath that he was personally present and did see the within named Ann Bland sign seal and deliver the within indenture…. 18th day of October 1794. Signed: Wormly Bland. Recorded Oct 20, 1794.
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1794 Sept 11 Stark, Alexander Bolling, Plat For 484 Acres On Penn Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Daniel. Date: 9/11/1794
People in this record: Bland
Also: Allison, John; Brown, William; Daniel, William; Hart; Mobley; Stark, Alexander Bolling; Stark, Robert; Stark, Robert Jr.; Willson
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Little Saluda River; Ninety Six District; Penn Creek
Date: 9/11/1794
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1794 Oct 18 – Anna Bland Grantor, (called Nancy, “widow” ) James Bland, grantee. For 5 pounds, Nancy sells 100 acres on Mine Creek on north side of the road from Cambridge to Charleston. Property is adjacent to that of Wormley and Paten Bland and witness by Wormley Bland and Jeremiah Mobley, October 18, 1794. DB 11, August 19, 1794, pp. 315- 317.

1796 Feb 25 – Wormley Bland to Anne Bland bk 13, p 54. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Wormly Bland of the County of Edgefield and State aforesaid of the one part and Anne Bland of the same place of the other part … sell unto the said Anne Bland a certain Plantation tract of lands containing by estimation 120 acres … in the County aforesaid on the Main Road from Ninety Six to Charleston seperated out of two surveys by a new line beginning at a red oak … in the old line at the main road aforesaid … along down sd road … in the old granted line … the northeast by the said Main Road all other sides by the old granted lines by vacant land and land the owners name not known … small part of a tract of land conveyed by George Mason to said Ann Bland … of a tract of 225 acres of land originally granted unto William Little the 1st day of January 1787 and by said William Little conveyed unto the said Anne Bland the 8th day of June 1787… and by the said Anne Bland conveyed to Wormley Bland the 1st day of Nov 1792…
Signed: Wormley Bland. Wit: Presley Bland, Moses Hadox.
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1796 April 1 – Presley Bland Plat For 500 Acres On Branch Of Beaver Dam Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Coursey. Date: 4/1/1796
People in this record: Bland, Presley
Also: Coursey, William; Crain; Logan; Rogers; Simkins
Places in this record: Beaver Dam Creek; Edgefield County; Ninety Six District
Date: 4/1/1796
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Document type: Plat
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1796 May 16 – Nancy Bland to Jacob Brown bk 13, p 60. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland do send greeting know ye that I the said Nancy Bland in the County of Edgefield and State of South Carolina for and in consideration of the love and good will and affection which I have and do bear to my loving grandson Jacob Brown of the same County and State have given and granted and by these presents do freely give grant and confirm unto the said Jacob Brown all and singular 50 acres of land it being the Plantation whereon William Brown now lives joining William Daniels land it being part of a tract or parcel of land of 350 acres granted to William Brown … the 1st day of January 1787 and conveyed from said Brown to Nancy Bland … the said 50 acres of land unto the said Jacob Brown his heirs and assigns foreever… without any manner of … trouble or denial of me the said Nancy Bland or any other person or persons whatsoever excepting Mary Brown all of which I the said Nancy Bland have put the said Mary Brown in full and peacable possession and to have the use of the said 50 acres land during her natural life then to Jacob Brown his heirs and assigns forever…
Signed: Nancey Bland. Wits: P. Bland, Salley Bland.
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1796 May 17 – Nancy Bland to Presley Bland bk 13, p 58. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Nancy Bland … widow of the County of Edgefield and State aforesaid of the one part and Presley Bland of the same place of the other part … confirm unto the said Presley Bland … all that plantation or tract of land containing 125 acres …. on the North side of the road leading from the Ridge to Ninety Six being layed off by Shadrack Stokes lawful deputy surveyor to Presley Bland lying on the waters of ..?bank Creek Waters of Little Saluda River binding on the South by lands held by Wormley Bland on the East by lands conveyed to James Bland and Mumford Perryman on the NE by Joseph Nunn lands on the North by lands granted to William Humphreys and on the west by lands granted Wm Daniel and C.? Bulling and bounding as a platt thereof reference thereunto … may more fully appear ….
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: William Brown, Salley Bland.
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1797 Jan 14 – Nancy Bland to John Wells bk 14, p. 370. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland of Edgefield County in the State aforesaid widow in consideration of 100 dollars to me in hand paid by John Wells of the County aforesaid planter have granted … sell and release unto the said John Wells 100 acres of land lying on the road that leads from Purkins Ford on Saluda to Edgefield Court House and the same being part of 350 acres originally granted to William Brown … the 1st day of January … in the 11th year of the Independence of the United States of America … and the said 350 acres has been conveyed from WIlliam Brown to Nancy Bland and the sd N. Blandhas conveyed 100 acres of sd land to John Wells the said 100 acres of land is taken of the East and North end of the sd 350 acres lying and binding on Wm Daniel Esquire ….
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: John Daniel, Wormley Bland.
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1797 Feb 9 – William B Bland to Susannah Bland. Deed of Gift. bk 13, p 583. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I William B Bland of the County and State aforesaid send greeting, know ye that I the said William B Bland for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto Susannah Bland, wife of said William B. Bland and also for other good causes and considerations … have given and granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto said Susannah Bland one negro man named Joe one negroe woman named Sarah and one other named Venus with all their increase also all my goods and chattels unto the said Susannah Bland … Signed: William B. Bland. Wits: Robert Cochran, Sithan Cochran.
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1797 Aug 14 – Presley Bland Plat For 5 Acres On Log Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Coursey. Date: 8/14/1797
People in this record: Bland, Presley
Also: Coursey, William; Frazier, James; Gunnal, Daniel; Loggans
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Log Creek; Ninety Six District; Savannah River
Date: 8/14/1797
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213192 Volume: 0036 Page: 00102 Item: 003
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1797 Aug 14 – Presley Bland Plat For For 416 Acres On Branch Of Shaws Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Coursey. Date: 8/14/1797
People in this record: Bland, Presley
Also: Coursey, William; Gomilion, Andrew; Gomilion, Christian; Lang, Robert
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Ninety Six District; Shaws Creek; South Edisto River
Date: 8/14/1797
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1797 Aug 21 – Ann Bland Plat For 310 Acres On Shaws Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Coursey. Date: 8/21/1797
People in this record: Bland, Ann
Also: Coursey, William; Lang, Robert; Sutton, Finehas; Whitney
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Ninety Six District; Shaws Creek; South Edisto River
Date: 8/21/1797
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1797 Nov 14 – Nancy Bland to Elizha Bland bk 15, p. 226. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland widow in the State and County aforesaid in consideration of 50 dollars to me paid by Elisha Bland of the State of Georgia have granted bargained sold and released …. unto the said Elisha Bland all that tract of land containing 100 acres … being part of a tract of 250 acresconveyed to the said Nancy Bland by William Brown situate on the side of the New Road westward that leads from Purkins Ferry on Big Saluda to Edgfield Court House and on the South Side of the big road leading from Charleston to Cambridge binding on William Daniels land, John Wells’ and Wm Brown…
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: D. Henderson, Wormly Bland.
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1798 Jan 15 – Anna Bland, grantor, Elisha Bland (her son), grantee. For $50.” sells 100 acres, part of a 250 acres tract bought from William Brown, located on the west wide of the new road from Perkins Ferrry on the Big Saluda River to Edgefield and on the south side of the Cambridge-Charleston Road. DB 15, January 15, 1798, pp. 370-372. Witness same day by Wormley Bland. Edgefield Co, SC.

1798 Dec 8 – Committee On Public Accounts, Report On Contingent Accounts. (24 Pages) Date: 12/8/1798
People in this record: Edward Bland 
Also: China, John; Freer, Samuel; Gaston, William; Haney, John; Jackson, John; Mcclenahan, John; Mccloud, Daniel; Metz, Henry; Reeves, Burgess
Topics in this record: Accounts, Committee On; Constabulary; Coroners; Jailers; Sheriffs; Witnesses, Trial
Date: 12/8/1798
Series: Committee Reports (S165005)
Document type: Report Of Legislative Committee
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1799 Jan 12 – Herrin, James, Plat For 500 Acres On Head Branches Of South Edisto River, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By William Coursey. Date: 1/12/1799
People in this record: Presley Bland
Also: Bush, Bibb; Bush, William; Coursey, William; Gomilion, Andrew; Gomilion, Christian; Herrin, James; Lang; Ryon, John; Smith, Messer
Places in this record: Edgefield County; Ninety Six District; South Edisto River
Date: 1/12/1799
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
Document type: Plat
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1799 Dec 10 will written – Last Will and Testament of Moses Bland Asboro, North Carolina In the Name of God, Amen. I Moses Bland of Randolf County and State of North Carolina, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and sound memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and 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 principaly and first of all I give and command my soul unto Almighty God and my body I command to the earth to be buried in decent burial and attacking such worldly estate where within it has pleased God to help me with in this life, I do give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: First, I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane (Jean) Bland who I now appoint, constitute and ordain sole executor of this my last will and testament, all and every part of my moveable estate with one hundred acres of land including the plantation where I now live during her natural life. Then, I do give after the death of my wife, Jane Bland, all and every part of my moveable estate to my six daughters, Sally, Fanny, Winnie, Peggy, Caty, and Nancy to be equally divided. Then, I do give and bequeath to my son William Bland one hundred forty acres of land adjoining the land of Mrs. —–, now lives on to him and his heirs forever. Then, I do give my son Benjamin Bland two hundred acres of land adjoining his house he now lives on —of — I now give after the death of my wife Jane and to his heirs forever. And I do hereby utterly disallow, forsake, and disown all and every other wills, testaments —- do will and bequeath ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament in witness thereof I now hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine. Signed, sealed and published in the presence of John Smitheman and Thomas Bland. This was submitted during the May term of the Court, 1800
(Mose’s name appears in the records in 1753, 1757, 1760, and 1771 in Prince William and Fairfax Counties in Virginia. He settled his father’s estate in Prince William County in which the last entry is 1762, at about the time he moved to North Carolina. Moses and son William were on the Randolph County (North Carolina) tax list for 1774. Moses and son William’s family show up on Anson County, North Carolina records in 1772. Later they are listed in Randolph County. Hillsborough District including 1779 to Moses’ death.” An unidentified compiler made the following statement which merits exmination: ?Moses Bland and his wife Jane (Wigginton) are found in the same North Carolina County as George Wigginton, founder of the sourthern branch of the Wiggintons , in the 1750?s. this is a strong indication that George is of the Stafford County)

1800 US Census:
Name: William Blan
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Abbeville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Slaves: 10
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 14
Year: 1800; Census Place: Abbeville, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 47; Page: 16; Image: 37; Family History Library Film: 181422
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1800 US Census:
Name:  Frances Bland
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): York District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1800; Census Place: York District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 624; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 181424
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1800 US Census:
Name: William B Bland
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Number of Slaves: 8
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 15
Year: 1800; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 47; Page: 151; Image: 292; Family History Library Film: 181422
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1800 US Census:
Name: Robt Boland
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1800; Census Place: Greenville, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 47; Page: 271; Image: 527; Family History Library Film: 181422
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1800 Jan 18 William B Bland Of Edgefield County SC To Christopher Rogers, Bill Of Sale For A Slave Named Joe. Date: 1/18/1800
People in this record: Bland, William B.
Also: Joe (Slave); Rogers, Christopher
Places in this record: Edgefield County
Topics in this record: Slaves, Named
Date: 1/18/1800
Series: Miscellaneous Records (Main Series) [Selected Volumes] (S213003)
Document Type: Bill Of Sale
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1800 June 9 – Edward Bland Of York County, Will Typescript (Estate Packet: Case 53, File 2329) (2 Frames). Date: 6/9/1800
People in this record: Bland, Edward
Also: Bland, Dosha; Bland, Elisabeth; Bland, Frankey; Bland, William; Plaxco, George; Plaxco, James
Places in this record: York County
Date: 6/9/1800
Series: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9) (S108093)
Document type: Will (Typescript)
Archives ID: Series: S108093 Reel: 0029 Frame: 00228 Item: 000
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1800 June 9 will probated – 1797 Oct 12 will written – Edward Bland will – Doshea Bland is identified by her father, Edward Bland, in his will dated October 12, 1797. The will is probated on June 9, 1800. Edward Bland identifies the following family members in his will: His beloved wife Frankey, his beloved son William Bland, his two daughters, Dosha and Elizabeth, his wife Frankey and his son in law George Plaxco were appointed as executors of the will. The will was witnessed by William Bland and James Plaxco.   Elizabeth was the daughter that married George Plaxco. Dosha married Elijah Goyen, but she remarried to John Plaxco after Elijah Goyen died.
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Wills, 1786-1813, York County, SC p. 16-17
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1800 Aug 8 – warrant for appraisal of Wormley Bland, decds estate p. 164, Record Book A. Edgefield Co, SC.
… by John Simkins esquire Ordinary … to authorise and empower you or any three or four of you whose names are hereunder written to repair to all such parts and places within this District as you shall be directed unto by Sarah Bland administratrix of the late Wormly Bland decd … any of the goods and chattels of the said deceased are or do remain … and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels … on or before the third day of October now next … dated the eighth day of August 1800 … To: Samuel Humphrey, John Glanton, Robert Poe, and Demsey Weaver appraisers. Dec 19, 1800.
1800 Aug 23 – Inventory of Wormley Bland returned…(items listed)… Signed: Demsey Weaver, Robert Poe, John Glanton, Samuel Humphreys… p. 165.
1800 Aug 8 – Letters of Admin granted to Sarah Bland for the estate of Wormly Bland, decd… p. 166.
1800 Dec 20 – Bond posted on estate of Wormly Bland decd… Sarah Bland, Henry Ray, Paton Bland, are holden and firmly bound …. full and just sum of 500 dollars ….
Signed: Salley Bland, Henry King, Paton Bland.
1800 Sept 22 – Account Sales for the estate of Wormly Bland decd
Items purch by Sarah Bland …
Dr Williamson purchases….
… p. 168.
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1800 Aug 8 – Wormly Bland decd, Sarah Bland, admx, Apt 33, pkg 1206
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1800 Aug 8 – Bond of $400 posted by Sarah Bland, Henry Ray, Paton Bland …
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1800 Aug 23 – Appraisement of Estate of Wormley Bland decd … Signed: Demey Wever, Robert Pou, John Glanton, Samuel Humphreys …
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1800 Sept 22 – Sales of estate of Wormley Bland decd
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1801 Jan 17 Currier, James, Plat For 368 Acres On Branchs Of Broad River, York District, Surveyed By Robert Kennedy. Date: 1/17/1801
People in this record: Robert Bland
Also: Currier, James; Derwin, George; Derwin, James; Derwin, John; Kennedy, Robert; Mccreight; Smith, Ralph
Places in this record: Broad River; York District
Date: 1/17/1801
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
Document type: Plat
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1801 March 9 – Edward Bland inventory in York Co SC
An Inventory of the Estate of Edward Bland decd as given in to us the undernamed subscribers and appointed appraisers of the sd Estate …
One negroe boy named Moses
One negroe woman named Frank
…. (household items, farm items, livestock, etc listed)…
After being duly sworn as the law directs we have proceeded and appraised the above named articles as they stand stated certifyd by us the 9th of March 1801.
Signed: William Nelson, Charles Gillham, Adam Meek.
Estate Record Book B, p. 133, York Co, SC.
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1803 June 25 – Swearingen, Thomas, Plat For 87 Acres On Odoms Branch, Edgefield District, Surveyed By Michael Blocker. Date: 6/25/1803
People in this record: Presley Bland
Also: Blocker, Michael; Kent, John; Swearingen, Thomas
Places in this record: Edgefield District; Edisto River; Odoms Branch; Shaw Creek
Date: 6/25/1803
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Document type: Plat
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1807 Apr 3 – Daniels, William Of Edgefield District, Will Typescript (3 Frames) (Mss Will: Book A, Page 231; Estate Packet: Box 36, Pkg 1383). Date: 4/3/1807
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People in this record: Elisha Bland
Also: Bland, Paton; Bland, Presley; Daniels, Catherine; Daniels, James; Daniels, Jesse; Daniels, John; Daniels, Lucretia; Daniels, Mary; Daniels, Stephen; Daniels, William; Herren, Henry; Marsh, Bryan; Marsh, Martha; Mobley, Jeremiah; Mobley, Salley; Permenter, John; Perryman, Mumford; Raeford, Philip; Raford, Elisabeth
Places in this record: Broad River; Edgefield District; Fairfield District; Indian Creek; Mine Creek; Penn Creek; Quarles Creek
Topics in this record:
Record details:
Date: 4/3/1807
Series: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9) (S108093)
Document type: Will (Typescript)
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Archives ID: Series: S108093 Reel: 0008 Frame: 00400 Item: 000
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1810 June 2 Mccormick, William Vs Richard Bland, Summary Process Roll. Date: 6/2/1810
People in this record: Richard Bland
Also: Mccormick, William
Date: 6/2/1810
Series: Petitions and Decrees in Summary Process (Charleston District) (L10068)
Document type: Summary Process Roll
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1810 US Census:
Name: William Blan
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 588; Image: 00439; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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1810 US Census:
Name: Jas Bland
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1810; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Roll: 62; Page: 61; Image: 00065; Family History Library Film: 0181421
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1811 July 24 – Inventory of Est of James Bland decd, Sumter Co, SC
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1812 Dec 9 – State of South Carolina, Union District … I John Kindrick in the District and State aforesaid in consideration of 150 dollars to me in hand paid by William Blanden in the state aforesaid, have granted… and release unto the said William Bland all that … the premises together with all and singular the rights … being a tract of land lying and being on Broad River in the District above mentioned and bounding as follows, begining at a white oak on the River bank … 50 acres more or less … bounding at the begining by John Hamiltons land by Thomas Blacks land … the above described land was granted to Thomas Jones Senr on the 25th day of September 1787 and from him by heirship unto Thomas Jones Jr … unto William Bland …. Signed: John Kindrick. Wits: Isaac Parker, Amos Davis.
Deed bk M, p 149. Union County, SC.
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1816 Nov 28 Gray, John J., Plat For 180 Acres On Savannah River Swamp, Barnwell District, Surveyed By James Harley. Date: 11/28/1816
People in this record: William Bland
Also: Furge, James; Gray, John J.; Harley, James
Places in this record: Barnwell District; Savannah River
Date: 11/28/1816
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1820 US Census:
Name: Elsey Bland
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – 45 and over: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 1
Slaves – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons – Under 16: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 4
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Page: 83A; NARA Roll: M33_118; Image: 171
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1820 US Census:
Name: Presley Bland
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 2
Slaves – Males – Under 14: 3
Slaves – Males – 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – 45 and over: 2
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 1
Slaves – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 6
Free White Persons – Under 16: 8
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 10
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 20
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Page: 78A; NARA Roll: M33_118; Image: 167
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1820 US Census:
Name: William Bland
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Union, Union, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 5
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Union, Union, South Carolina; Page: 146; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 268
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1820 Jan 17 – Eliza Bland and wife – Phillip Pow – No. 133
Bill for Partition…
… Complaining your orator Elza Bland and Sophia his wife before her intermarriage with the said Elza Bland, Sophia Dow showeth that Philip Dow died intestate … leaving the said Sophia Dow his widowand one child Philip Dow an infant under the age of 14 years … That the said Philip Dow in his lifetime and at the time of his death died seized and possessed in his own right and in fee simple of a certain tract or parcel of land containing 260 acres situate … on the waters of Turkey Creek bounded North by land belonging to William Partain, West by Benjamin Frazier, East by Moor Johnson, and South by Aquilla Miles … which tract of land under the statute of distributions of this State is subject to a division between the saidElza Bland and Sophia his wife, formerly Sophia Dow, and Philip Dow the child of the said Philip Dow deceased.
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1827 Dec 18 – State of South Carolina, Union District. … I William Bland the State aforesaid in consideration of 300 dollars to me paid by Paytan B Darwin in the State aforesaid, have granted …. release unto the said Paytan B Darwin all that tract of land lying on the West side of Broad River bounded South by Mrs Hamlton and North and West by Thomas Black … following the courses and meanders of the River … Signed: William Bland. Wit: Nicholas Corry, Wm Corry.
I Nicholas Corry one of the Justices of the quarum … that Nancy Bland wife of the within named William Bland did this day appear before me … did declare that she does freely and voluntarily … relinquish unto the within names Paytan B Darwin … all her interest and estate and also all her right and claim of Dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released… Dec 18, 1827. Signed: Nancy Bland. Deed bk. S, p 515. Union Co, SC.
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1823 Jan 23 Name: Talton Bland
Spouse: Mary Carter
Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1823
Notes: See also variant name Carter, Polly
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
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1823 Jan 23 Name: Peggy Bland
Spouse: Casper Donaldson
Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1823
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
Ancestry.com. South Carolina, Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
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1823 March – Comr in Equity – Elza Bland and Avory Bland p. 290. Pleadings and judgements, BB, 1802-1803, 1822-1823. Edgefield Co, SC.
… Elza Bland and Avery Bland were summoned to answer to Whitfield Brooks, Commissioner in Equity for Edgefield Dist in a Plea of Debt that they render to him the sum of $380 dollars which to him they owe and from him unjustly detain and so forth whereupon the said Whitfield by Brooks and Wardlaw his Attorneys complain that whereas the said Elza and Avery and one William Eddins on the first day of May in the year … 1820 at Edgefield Court House … called a bond sealed with the seals of the said Elza, Avery, and William… but have hitherto wholly refused and still refuse to render …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-LSR6-X?i=348&cat=57864

1823 June 18 – Equity Bill …
“Chester County (SC) Equity Bill #105, frames 128-136, Joseph Reid vs. John Plaxico and others.” It is a writ of partition, with some of the papers dated 1823 but most are dated 1824. The writing is very difficult to read. This is an abbreviated transcription:
“South Carolina
Chester District
In Equity
To William McCreight, John Gilmore, John Bearden (or Brandon), Thos. McDaniel, and James McCluney or any three of them
Elisha Goyen died seized of one tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying and being in Chester District and State aforesaid and at the time of his death left Doshe Going his widow now the wife of John Plexico entitle by law to one third of the said Estate, Sarah Going now the wife of Thos. Nowlen, Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about seventeen years old, are each entitled to one half of the estate remaining two thirds and whereas a summons in partition has found requiring the said John Plexico and Sarah [sic] his wife to show cause if they could why a division and partition of the said land should not be made according to law. And they have failed to do so or show cause…”
It appears to be dated “the third day after the second Monday in June Eighteen Hundred and twenty three and in the forty seventh year of the independence of the Unites States of America”. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C348-PSS4-W?i=556&cat=260591

1823 Nov 27 – Doshea Plaxco applies for letters of admin of John Plaxco decd estate. Warrant of appraisement for Doshea Plaxco for John Plaxco decd’s estate. Signed: Benjamin Chambers Esq. To: Samuel Feemster, Rhoda Smith, Thomas Wilson, William Hamilton, and John Good. Letters of Admin to Doshea Plaxco. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, p. 219-220. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JXY2-G?i=1152&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1824 Jan 26 – Qualified Doshea Plaxco admin of the estate of John Plaxco decd, she haveing previously entered into a bond of six thousand dollars with Thos Wilson and Rhoda Smith, securities for her performance. Minutes and Journals,1814-1909. pg. 152. York Co, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX9H-29?i=95&cc=1919417&cat=24663

1824 Jan 28 – filed …
South Carolina, Chester District} In Equity
To the Honorable the Judges of the said Court Joseph Reed your orator complaining humbly shows unto your honors that Elish Goyen in his life time was seized and possessed in fee of a tract of land containing 150 acres situate and being in the District of Chester on the Waters of Broad River and being so seized and possessed died intestate leaving Doshea Going his widow now the wife of John Plaxico entitled by law to one third of the real estate, Sarah Going now the wife of Thomas Nowlen and Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about 17 years old are each intitled to one half of the remaining two thirds. That your orator have purchased and obtained the fee simple to the shares of …. (blank)
That no division or partition of the said land have been made and that by law your orator is intitled to the shares of those legatees of the said Elish Goyen deceased. That it is inconvenient that the said parties should hold the said land any longer in common and that they are desirous to hold the same in severalty which …. will be done without the aid of this Honorable Court where such matters are most properly cognizable and receivable and therefore that the same may be done and that your honors decree division and partition of the said land or that the same may be sold according to law and that a commission may … for that purpose and that such other decree may be made by your Honors as to your Honorse shall deem meet.
May it please your Honors to grant to your orator the …. process to …. the appearance of the said minor by his guardian upon the usuale terms.
And your orator as in duty bound will ever pray. Farnandes and Sims, Pltfs attys.
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1824 Feb 5 – Appraisement bill of estate of John Plexco decd was certified as $1719.90 and signed, William Hamilton, John Good, Samuel Feemster. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, p. 221. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JXBW-8?i=1154&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1825 May 17 – Doshea Plaxco admnr of the estate of John Plaxco decd. Settlement. Sale bill $1591.09, recd of Asa Tindal $113.37 and 1/2, recd of Thomas B Goyne $98.00. Total: $1802.46 and 1/2. Various people listed and paid out of account, totalling $313.87. Leaving $1488.59. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, pg. 331. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX94-18?i=1265&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1826 July 21 – Doshea Plaxco admin of the estate of John Plaxco decd Settlement. Amt of Estate $1802.46. Note due on Joseph Reed for $2.50. Recd by adming on May 12, 1825 $50.00. Total: $1852.46. Payments of $380.75 itemized. Total: $1471.71. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, pg. 495. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX9W-NM?i=1431&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1827 July 2 – Doshea Plexco administratrix of the estate of John Plexco decd Settlement. Amt from last: $1852.46. Recd of Jos Reed in Oct 1826 – $15.00, in July 1827 – $50.00, in June 1827 – $25.00 – for a total of $90.00. Total $1942.46.
Payments to: Last settlement hd $380.75. Samuel McCluny note $30.00. Drury Going receipt for the amount of his legacy as per receipt – $980.00. Amnrx Commissions – $97.02. Ordinary fees – $1.07. Total: $1488.84. Leaving $453.62. Widow’s Third – $151.20 and 2/3. The balance of Jos Reeds note and interest not recd and charged to me in previous settlement which I am entitled to one third of is one hundred and forty five dollars and Elvira Plexco the other heir at law entitled to the balance which is $96.66. Sworn to or before me July 2, 1827. Benjn Chambers Clk.
Received of Doshea Plexco admnx of the Estate of John Plexco decd his note as adminx of said estate in full when paid of the legacy due in rights of my wife Elvira McCluney alias Elvira Plexco it being for three hundred and ninety nine dollars and seven cents July 2, 1827. Signed: Thompson McCluney. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1823-1829, pg. 136. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-J6QK-BW?i=88&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1829 May 23 – filed will – Randal Bland decd, Avery Bland exor, Apt 6, pkg 200
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1829 May 8 – will written – Randall W Bland’s will, … May 23, 1829, bk C, p 289 (390). Edgefield Co, SC.
… May 25 1829 qualified Avery Bland exr...
… to my brother Avery Bland … appoint my brother Avery Blandexecutor …
Signed: R W Bland. Wit: Enock Presley, AP Kinnard, A B McWhorter.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JL4C?i=202&cat=363944
1829 June 20 – Inventory … made by Benj Frazier, Harvey Drake and John Gray June 20, 1829
(8 pages of items listed)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JLWW?i=203&cat=363944
Accts listed for R W Bland decd … (15 pages of names and amounts owed or due listed – many many names – need to review below link)
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1829 May 4 – Ethelbert C. Bland, admr of William B. Bland v. William Durham and others, Bill for Relief. No. 401
… your orator Ethelbert C Bland admr of William B Bland decd that some time in the month of December 1826 as will appear by reference to the record, to which your orator prays leave to refer if necessary, your orator commenced an action of trover against one William Durham of the District of Edgefield … to recover the value of a certain negro woman named Nancy and four children, that the said suit was tried at Edgefield Court House in the Dist of Edgefield … at Oct Term 1828 … the jury found against the said William Durham to the amount of $1000 dollars …. remains unsatisfied … (complaint that Def is hiding property to avoid paying pltf – many pages)…
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1829 May 8 – will written – Randall W Bland’s will, … May 23, 1829, bk C, p 289 (390). Edgefield Co, SC.
… May 25 1829 qualified Avery Bland exr…
… to my brother Avery Bland … appoint my brother Avery Bland executor …
Signed: R W Bland. Wit: Enock Presley, AP Kinnard, A B McWhorter.
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1830 US Census:
Name: William Blann
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 11
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 13
Total Slaves: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 15
1830; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 171; Page: 212; Family History Library Film: 0022505
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1830 US Census:
Name: William Blann
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Abbeville, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 7
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9
1830; Census Place: Abbeville, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 169; Page: 7; Family History Library Film: 0022503
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1830 US Census:
Name: Avey Bland
[Avery Bland ]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 2
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 3
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 6
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 18
1830; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 172; Page: 179; Family History Library Film: 0022506
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1830 US Census:
Name: Elsey Bland
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 3
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 2
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 5
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total Slaves: 10
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 17
1830; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 172; Page: 163; Family History Library Film: 0022506
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1830 US Census:
Name: Presley Bland
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 3
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 5
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 4
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 14
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 20
1830; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 172; Page: 165; Family History Library Film: 0022506
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1830 US Census:
Name: Sampson Bland
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3
1830; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 172; Page: 165; Family History Library Film: 0022506
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1831 Nov 28 – recorded – Wm B Bland decd, Apt 4, pkg 111
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1831 Dec 18 – Admin Bond – Ethelbert Bland as Admin of the goods chattels and credits of William Bland...
… we Ethelbert Bland, John Wash, and Littlebury Cochran are bound …. 8000 dollars…. Signed: Ethelbert C Bland, John Wash, Littleburry Cochran.
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1833 May 2 – Prothro, William, Plat For 194 Acres On Tyger Branch, Edgefield District, Surveyed By William Henry Austin. Date: 5/2/1833
People in this record: Ann Bland
Also: Austin, William Henry; Prothro, William; Ryan, Lake
Places in this record: Edgefield District; Shaw Creek; Tyger Creek
Date: 5/2/1833
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
Document type: Plat
Images: Available at SCDAH building or by order. See How to search menu.
Archives ID: Series: S213192 Volume: 0050 Page: 00192 Item: 001
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1838 March 15 – Bland and Frazier – Jno M Simkins 7560
$56.25…. confessed judgment…
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1838 Sept 27 – Bland Catlin and Co – Jos Grier 7587
… the Petition of Avery Bland, George O Catlin, and Sheldon G Gatlin otherwise called Bland, Catlin … debt of $32.31 and 1/4 cents…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9LP-7?i=564&cat=2426344

1838 Sept 26 – Bland Catlin and Co – Elam Burkhalter 7629
… suit for debt of $56.90… the Petition of Avery Bland, George O Catlin, and Sheldon G Gatlin otherwise called Bland, Catlin
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9K9-N?i=915&cat=2426344

1838 Nov 14 – Bland Catlin and Co – Wm Cumming 7663
… suit for debt of $64 ... A Bland, G O Catlin, and S G Catlin against Wm Cumming for debt…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9C4-5?i=1153&cat=2426344

1839 Feb 11 – Pressley Bland’s will written, … Nov 27, 1839 bk D, p 96
… unto my son John my present residence consisting of the plantation I now cultivate and composed of several adjacent tracts of oaky lands … a moiety of my pine lands all in fee simple forever …
… I give and bequeath to my son Sampson the other moiety of my pine lands in fee simple forever….
… I give bequeath and devise to my son Luke one hundred dollars and am sorry that his conduct for a length of time past prevents me from doing more for him …
… to my other children, viz, Sampson Bland, John Bland, Emely Christie, Mary Bryant, Martha Bland, and Caroline Bland a.. the rest and remainder of my estate …
… appoint my son John Bland and Simeon Christie my true and lawful executors of this my last will ….
Signed: Presley Bland. Wit: L. Rudolph, J Crouch, A J Wilson.
Proved up in court on Nov 27, 1839 by J Crouch.
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1839 March 8 – Bland and Callin – Benj Evans 7689
… suit for debt of $74.18 … Avery Bland and George O Catlin trading under the name of Bland and Catlin agt Benjamin Evans for debt…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9CX-3?i=1356&cat=2426344

1839 May 27 – Last Will of Pressley Bland, Jno Bland and S Christie exors, Apt 3, pkg 76
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-2741?i=135&cat=363944
(Loose Papers) …
1840 May 14 return date… Account of the Sales of the personal property of Presley Bland decd made Dec 17, 1839 … (buyers names): John Bland, Simeon Christie, R D Bryant, William Daniel, Sampson Bland, James Neal, John C Allen, David Weaver, Sylvester Gregory, John Turner?, Luke Bland, Floyd Leppard, John Glaze, John Powell, Geo. Vinzant, Simpson Rogers, Lewis May, William Rogers, Henry Corley, Z S Brooks, David Denny, Joseph Sanders, Jeremiah Mobley, Thomas Pitts, Henderson Smith, John Martin, Chesley Rogers, Isaac Jones, James Eidson, Hinkcy Winn, Luke Rogers, Saml Webb,Caroline Bland, Martha Bland, Joseph Jay, Shobel Attaway, Wm Mobley, J W Dove, Wm Ruston, John Raford, Avery Bland, Geo W Sawyer, Aaron Clark, H D Suddith, Thomas Smith, Mark Higgins, Wm J Glover, Charles Carson, Joseph Still, Jacob Pew, Hugh Neal, B S Cockeroft. Signed: S Christie exor. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-27WW?i=136&cat=363944
1839 Feb 11 – Presley Bland’s will written …
… unto my son John my present residence consisting of the plantation I now cultivate and composed of several adjacent tracts of oaky lands … a moiety of my pine lands all in fee simple forever …
… I give and bequeath to my son Sampson the other moiety of my pine lands in fee simple forever….
… I give bequeath and devise to my son Luke one hundred dollars and am sorry that his conduct for a length of time past prevents me from doing more for him …
… to my other children, viz, Sampson Bland, John Bland, Emely Christie, Mary Bryant, Martha Bland, and Caroline Bland … the rest and remainder of my estate …
… appoint my son John Bland and Simeon Christie my true and lawful executors of this my last will ….
Signed: Presley Bland. Wit: L. Rudolph, J Crouch, A J Wilson.
Proved up in court on Nov 27, 1839 by J Crouch.
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1839 Nov 28 – Appraisal of the Estate of Presly Bland esq decd made by the undersigned appraisers made the 28 day of Nov 1839.
(items listed – see link)… Signed: W. Daniel, Hugh Neal, Eldred Mobley.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-27DM?i=144&cat=363944
1841 Feb 10 – Settlement on the Estate of Presley Bland decd … made this 10th Feb 1841…
… 8 legatees … $16055.17 / 7 = $2293.59
Robert Bryant share – $2293.59.
Martha Bland – $2331.41
(remaining settlement ppw seems to be missing)…
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1850 US Census
Name: Thompson McCluny
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: North of the Yallobusha River, Yalobusha, Mississippi, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 424
Household Members:
Name Age
Thompson McCluny 46
A McCluny 21
John McCluny 20
Samuel McCluny 18
Thadus McCluny 12
Docia Plaxco 80
Hugh Forbus 24
Jas Stephens 19
Year: 1850; Census Place: North of the Yallobusha River, Yalobusha, Mississippi; Roll: M432_382; Page: 406A; Image: 824
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1851 (LETTERS of William W. Goyen, combined with the above 1850 Census prove that Docia Bland Going Plaxco was his grandmother).

 William W. Goyen meets and marries Sarah Martha Bell in 1851.  He is working as a school teacher at the time.  William W. Goyen boards at the home of Sarah Martha Bell’s father, Hugh Bell.   The following letters written by William W. Goyen from July to September of 1851 show his relationships with those in the McCluney household – and that he is married to Sarah Martha Bell in that time:

William W. Going’s letters written to E. D. Going and A. McCluney in July 1851:

Starkville, Miss mailed to Oakland, Miss

These were letters written to William W. Going’s sister E. D. Going (Elvira Docea Going), and his cousin Adeline McCluney. William W. Going was living in Starkville, Miss. at Hugh Bell’s home as a boarder (Hugh Bell was the father of Sarah Martha Bell – future wife of William W. Going). He had just finished teaching for the year. Elvira Going and Adeline McCluney were living with Thompson McCluney and Docea Plaxco – who was Thompson McCluney’s mother in law. Thompson McCluney was Adeline’s father, and William Going and Elvira Going’s uncleThompson McCluney had married Elvira Plaxco – who had died by the time these letters were written. Elvira Plaxco was half-sister to Drury Going. So Thompson McCluney was William W. Going’s uncle – and Docea Plaxco (maiden name was Docea Bland – she first had married Elijah Going and had two children – Drury Going, and Thomas Baxter Going. When Elijah Going died, she remarried to John Plaxco and they had Elvira Plaxco. So Docea Plaxco was William W. Going’s grandmother (his father’s mother).

The envelope the following letters came in was addressed to: Miss E. D. Goings, Oakland, Miss. The stamp on the envelope was Aug 4, 1851 – originating from Starkville, Miss. 1) The first letter addressed to “Dear Sister” – which is Miss E. D. Goings. Miss. – Oktibbeha County, July 29, 1851:

“Dear Sister – I embrace this opportunity of answering yours of June 10th which gave me great satisfaction to hear that you were all enjoying tollerably good health. It found me in good health. My health for the last few days has been rather delicate, but it is improving. Owing to the intensity of the heat and long continuance of this drought I concluded to defer coming down until fall.

My first session closed the 18th inst, and I will resume the second the 4th of August. I had quite an interesting examination and an excellent dinner given by the patrons and friends of my school. The Rev. Mr. Presley delivered an address suited to the occasion. All that was present was well pleased. Next session I shall have sevaral new schollars. I am well satisfied and am getting along with great facility. Since my school closed I have enjoyed myself finely.

Last week I road about and became acquainted with several young ladies, some of which I am greatly distressed about. This week we have had a protracted meeting at the 16 Dist. Section. I saw the Miss Burts and Miss Rife there. I can say but little about them except they are not married as yet and I suppose there is no probability of it soon.

I am still in the notion of settling myself next Fall though; if I could always have such a boarding house as I have now I would be satisfied to board. I have all the conveniences that I could ask for and nothing to pay. I am no boarding at the house of Mr. Bell the father of the beautiful Miss BellI alluded to some time since. I intend to make a speech to Miss Bell in good earnest soon.

If you or cousin A either are going to marry I want you to write and I will com down without delay. If not I will not com before my school is out which will be the first of Dec.

The health of the country is good so far as my knowledge extends. Crops are very short in this vicinity owing to the drought. So nothing more.

Give my best love and respect to all and more especially to Granma. Tell her I want to see her very much. I am your most affectionate Brotheruntil death. Wm. W. Goings

2) The following second part of this July 29, 1851 letter was from William W. Going to his cousin – A. E. McCluney.

Miss A. E. McCluney

Dear Cousin, I was greatly moved when I heard of your illness, but glad to hear that you are getting better when Sister wrote. I am sorry to say to you that owing to the delicacy of my health that I shall have to defer paying you a visit until fall. Nothing is more painful to me than to defer a visit in which I have anticipated as much pleasure. At this time I have vacation. I have enjoyed my self finely for the past week, and am getting along most admirably both in school and out of school.

I spend my evenings in conversation with a very amiable and intelligent young lady who shares the greater part of my affections and is sweet and consoling to me. I vainly cherish the hope that my love is reciprocated by her.

However, I have pledged myself not to give my hand in matrimony until I see Miss P of whom you have spoke of, and I am resolved to stick to my integrity if Miss P does not marry, which I hope she will not do before I come down. Though the time may seem long the fleeting moments will soon rool round. If it be the will of God for us to live we may then be blessed.

Think not hard of me dear cousin for not coming sooner, for I want to see you all worse than you can want to me. Write soon as this comes to hand. Give my respect to all and believe me I am your Affectionate cousin until death. Wm. W. Going to Miss McC

W W Goyen or Goings letters written to McCluney family in Sept 1851:

September 9, 1851

Starkville, Miss mailed to Oakland, Miss

The following two-part letter was sent to T. E. Goings (T. E. Goings – sister of William W. Going), and A. McCluney (Adeline McCluney – cousin of William W. Going). Also mentioned in the letter are 1) Uncle – who is Thompson McCluney, 2) Hugh Bell – father in law, 3) Sarah Martha Bell – now his wife, 4) cousin John (John McCluney), and 5) cousin Samuel (Samuel Thomas McCluney)T. E. A. McCluney is a combination greeting for T. E. (for T. E. Going) then A. McCluney (for Adeline McCluney).

Contents of Letter: __________________________________

Starkville, Miss. Sept. 4th, 1851

Miss T. E. Goings

“Most Dear and affectionate Sister, it is with renewed manifestation of love that I assume the pleasant task of answering your joint letter, which I have just received by today’s mail. It found us in good health and gave us great satisfaction to learn that you were enjoing the same blessing, thanks be to our great and beneficient Preserver for his mercies and blessings. You gave me a genuine riding down for not writing. I think the whipping should come on the other hand as I wrote immediately on the reception of your last letter.

I am yet teaching and anticipate teaching the ensuing year . . . if I can get Six Hundred Dollars for my services, if not I presume that I shall settle on a farm somewhere West. I have gotten along with great ease and facility in my school this year, had but one or two graduates last session and none this. Fletcher Beard came to me part of last session and for some incident I thrashed him sorter like oats and he runaway, graduated, and absconded, which I do not regret. My present patrons express their regret as not being able to procure my service for the rival year.

Crops are very fine through this County. Corn crops are by far better than I have ever saw in this County. I am of opinion the corn may be bought at 25cents per bu. There was also a very spontaneous yield of wheat. Cotton fine except where the bole worm has infected it. The Farmer in new prospect views his spacious barns filled with the yellow antennal grain and supremely takes his ease this year in the farmers’ jubilee. Nothing more on this page turn over.

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I am highly gratified to hear of your excellent meetings, and regret much that I am not there to participate with you in your religious devotion. We have had several protracted in this vicinity, Several conversions. The health of our County is good but few deaths have occured since I last wrote you. Some marriages have taken place none of whom you were acquainted.

I am boarding at Mr. Bell’s and have been since married. You requested me to give you a description of my better half. She is of medium size, dark hair, black eyes, and indescribably hansome. she has sweet, mild and amiable disposition, and I think dear Sister when you see her and become acquainted with her that you will say that I have been happy in my choice. We anticipate paying you a visit as soon as my school is out. Sarah sends her love and respect to you. Nothing more, but remaining your affectionate brother and sister until death.”

W. W. and S. M. Goings to Miss T. E. Goings.

P. S. “Wright immediately, if not sooner.” ___________________

Sept. 9th, 1852

Miss T. E. A. McCluney

Dear Cousin, it is with pleasure that I assume the pleasant task of answering your letter which I received the 4th inst. You will see by references to sister’s part of this letter that it was written a few days ago, the reason of the delay is that I have been sick, quite sick four or five days, but I have gotten considerable better and think by good nursing and prudence that I will soon be as well as usual hear. I will assure you that I have one on whom

(Page 3)

I can rely to nurse and administer to my wants whilst sick and convalessing, this is none other than my sweet and darling wife.  Sarah is well except a bad cold. I have gotten along finely with my business and have enjoyed fine health until this little spell.

I am much rejoiced to learn of your excellent meetings and regret much that we could not be there to participate with you in your religious devotion. The health of our County is tolleabl good though there is more sickness at this time than has been this season and some fatality attending it.

I shall resume my school next Monday if I do not relapse. Tell Uncle if he can find a good piece of land for sale that he thinks will soot me to some measure what it can be bought at and perhaps I will move there. I received a letter from cousin John a few days ago and he is well and better satisfied. He wrights that he is enjoying himself finely with the young ladies. You and Sister and cousin Samuel must not get married before we come out.

You must excuse me for not writing more as I am quite week this morning. You must wright as soon as this comes to hand. Give our love to all and accept the same for your self. Nothing more, but remain your affectionate cousins until death.”

W. W. and S. M. Goings To Miss T. E. A. McCluney.

 

 

1851 Oct – Sampson Bland and others – Simeon Christie and wife, writ of partition. No. 793.  … Whereas Sampson Bland and others have filed their bill in this Court for the partition of the real estate of Luke Bland deceased and Simeon Christie and his wife Emiline the defendants having answered said bill, consenting that this writ should issue. … to go to and upon the real estate of the said Luke Bland in said District being a tract of 306 acres … adjoining lands of Amos Holmes, A P Norris, James Smyly, and Malachi Cogburn … so divide as to assigne one half to the widow of the said Luke Bland, viz Rebecca Bland and the other half you will divide so as to assign one share thereof to Sampson Bland, one to John Bland, one to Caroline Prater, one to Martha Deen, one to Emiline Christie, and the remaining one to the children of Mary Bryan a predeceased sister of the said Luke Bland
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C34F-VRZR?i=409&cat=437635

1855 Jan 30 – Catlin Bland and Co – Elias Abraham 770
… your orators Avory Bland, Sheldon G Gatlin and George O Catlin … are judgment and execution creditors of one Hollis Dunton …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1G-79ZM-F?i=555&cat=437635

1857 Jan 13 – Avery Bland’s will written… Feb 10, 1857, bk E, p 197
… I appoint my sons Johnson A Bland and Elbert Bland and my son in law John S Smyley my executors…
… I have already conveyed to my son Johnson A Bland in fee fourteen hundred and fifteen acres of land which I consider an adequate share to him of my real estate…
… I give and bequeath to the said Johnson A Bland the following slaves, namely Mary, Henson the carpenter, Anderson carpenter, Reddick, Sylvia his wife and their nine children, Matt, Abram, Sussex, Thomas, Ephraim, Lawrence, Octavia, Zackariah, and Fielding, Wade, Old Ellen, Fanny, ANn and her four children, Arch, Lewis, Harriet and Minns; also my carry-log and gold patent lever watch….
… to my son in law John J Smyley … all my real estate within the village of Edgefield, except a vacant lot adjoining William Logue, John Colgan, and Charles Gray; also the following slaves, namely, Lewis and his wive Senah and their two children Caroline and Chany and Chany’s child Piano; Gabe and his wife Delia and their four children Hilliam, Lewis, Spencer, and Jack; Turner his wife Eliza Ann and their two children Landy and Alick; George Miles; Amos his wife Eliza Ann and their three children Americus, Silas and Moragne…
… to my son Elbert Bland …. my tract of land lying on both sides of Turkey Creek and of the Chappells Ferry Road bounded by lands of Eugene Burt, William S Mobley, A R Able, Mark Matthews and others containing 1700 acres … separated from the tract herein after devised to his brother George W by a line run by AR Able, DS. I also give and bequeath to the said Elbert the following slaves, namely, Isaac his wife Sukey and their four children Victoria, Adavine, Charles, and Pliant; Bill, Henry, Betsey, Sabra, Perry, Prince, Emily, and her child Melissa, Grace and her three children, Dick, Eliza and Edmund; Dave carpenter and Tom ditcher. …
… to my grandson Stanmore A Holstun the sum of 2000 dollars …. also two young slaves Ann and Annica… enjoyment of the services of said slaves shall be had by my daughter Harriet Logue …
… to my daughter Harriet Logue the plantation whereon I reside bounded by lands of Daniel Holland, Johnson A Bland, AP Butler, and others containing 1135 acres … the following slaves namely, Nancy and her child Shadrack, Repy, Milledge, Sony, Ned and his wife Jenny and their child Pender, George Addison, Grant?, Jane Tompkins, Caroline and her two children Dorcas and Peace, Silas his wife, Jane and their four children Salness, Orsamas, John Henry, and AMy, Eveline and her child Sarah, young Ellen and her three children Britton, Marisa, Jane and Lafayette, Ben and his wife Martha and Aaron; and the following chattels…
… to my son George W Bland my tract of land on Rocky Creek lying on both sides of the Logcane and Harriett’s Ferry …. the following slaves, namely, young Peter and his four children Britton, Joe, Rose, and Charlotte, young Isaac, Ervin and his wife Frances and their four children Amy, Pink, Jerry, and Mary and old Peter…
… I devise and direct that all the rest and residue of my estate be sold by my executors … proceeds be equally divided between my sons Johnson, Elbert and George and my son in law John Smyley….
Signed: Avery Bland. Wit: Mark Etheredge, Eugene Burt, W B Addison.
Proved up Feb 10, 1857 by Eugene Burt in court…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-GSMK-3?i=386&cat=363944

1857 Oct 28 – Luke Bland, Wm Mobley, Apt 63, pkg 2591
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSHF-F?i=300&cat=363944
1853 account – Paid –
Rebecca Bland in full $1076.16
John Bland in full of his share $179.36
S Bland same
S Christie same
A C Deen same
R D Bryan guardian same
A Bland trustee for Caroline Peater in full of her share… $179.36.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSHJ-8?i=303&cat=363944
1851 Dec 4 – Inventory — (many pages, need to review)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSH1-L?i=304&cat=363944

1860 Oct 13 – Elbert Bland’s will written, Nov 7, 1863, bk E, p 496
… to my beloved wife Emeline Rebecca Bland …
… after her marriage or death my executors will distribute or divide the property equally between my children by said wife E R Bland …
Signed: Elbert Bland.
Wits: R T Mims, Lewis Coleman, S F Goode.
Proved up by S F Goode in court on Oct 8, 1863…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-G914-N?i=537&cat=363944

 

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EDGEFIELD CO, SC records in progress:

Edgefield Co SC FamilySearch notes:

Court:

Petitions and Decrees in Summary Process, 1800-1868
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2426344?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C34B-49D3-B?i=14&cat=2426344
(June 24, 2019 – MOST of the cases not uploaded yet – most are debt cases so far).

James Bland – Stanmore Butter, p 781

Wm B Bland – Capehart p. 683

P Bland – Chas Partain 1190

Elzy Bland – Thos Christian 1914

Avory Bland – Thos Christian 1913

Elzy Bland – Thos Christian 4 (crossed out)

Elza Bland – Jas Cloud 2265

Elzey Bland – Jno Wall 2268

A Bland – Jno Ellis 2323

Elza Bland – Fleming Deen 2562

Elsey Bland – J M Butler 2564

Avery Bland – Jacob M White 2922

Avery Bland – Moses Grice 2923

Avery Bland – P Ellis 2924

A Bland – Wm Barrorton 3223

Elza Bland – Henry Spires 3662

Avery Bland – Henry Spires 3664

Elzey Bland – Maning Spradly 4131

Elsey Bland – Jno Collum 4131

Elzey Bland – Geo Gilman 4132

Elzey Bland – Jno Spraun 4133

Randall Bland – Reuben Roberts 4152

Randall Bland – Smith Radford 4154

Elza Bland – Jon Mills 4486

Elzey Bland – Jno Hamilton 4862

Avery Bland – Joel McClendon 5128

Avery Bland – Benj Evans 5129

Avery Bland – Jno Bush 5130

Avery Bland – Geo Hancock 5507

1828 Jan 18 – Randal W Bland – Eliza Wigfall 5633
… suit for note – $42.81 and 1/4 cents…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-2YY5?i=73&cat=2426344

R W Bland – Vann Medlock 6368

R W Bland – Stephn Mays 6370

Avery Bland – Wm Evans 6374

Avery Bland – Vann Medlock 6382, 6383

R W Bland – Jno Styron 6388

A Bland – Richd Ryeley 6391

Elza Bland – Lacon Ryan 6431

Elzey Bland – Miles Busbey 6443

Catlin and Bland – T H Loveless 6576

Bland and Catlin – Jno Bridwell 6577

Bland and Catlin – Van Medlock 6578

A Bland – Van Medlock 6579

Bland and Catlin – Henry Prescott 6668

Elza Bland – Emeley Lott 6703

Elza Bland – Jno Covan 6706

Elza Bland – Henry Prescott 6707

A Bland – Anson Mobley 6728

Bland and Callin – Anson Mobley 6729

Bland and Callin Abner Haverwood 6730

Bland and Callin – Emsley Lott 6732

Bland and Callin – Caleb Holloway 6733

Bland and Callin – Abner Hammond 6761

Elza Bland – Benj Tillman 6868

Catlin Bland – Geo Sharpitory 6922

Bland and Catlin – Chas Carraway 6923

Bland and Catlin – Jno H Ridwardon 6925

Elza Bland – Ben Tillman 6941

Bland and Catlin – Young Allen 6953

Bland and Catlin – David Johnson 6954

Bland and Catlin – Van Swearingen 6955

Bland and Catlin – Van Swearingen 6956

Bland and Catlin – Jesse Bryant 6957

Bland and Catlin – Alexr McDaniel 6960

Bland and Catlin – E J Youngblood 6961

Bland and Catlin – T Cheatham 6962

Bland and Catlin – Anson Mobley 6997

Bland and Catlin – Jno S Adams 7013

Bland and Catlin – H Huffman 7255

Avery Bland – Jno M Simkins 7289

Bland Callin and Co – Jno A Rareden 7328

Bland and Callin – R J Burton 7375

Bland Callin and Co – Jas A Walker 7413

Jno Bland – H L Toomer 7421

Bland Catlin and Co – H Huffman 7462

Bland Catlin and Co – Brad Bryant 7465

Bland Catlin and Co – H Huffman 7469

1838 March 15 – Bland and Frazier – Jno M Simkins 7560
$56.25…. confessed judgment…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9C6-2?i=379&cat=2426344

1838 Sept 27 – Bland Catlin and Co – Jos Grier 7587
… the Petition of Avery Bland, George O Catlin, and Sheldon G Gatlin otherwise called Bland, Catlin … debt of $32.31 and 1/4 cents…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9LP-7?i=564&cat=2426344

1838 Sept 26 – Bland Catlin and Co – Elam Burkhalter 7629
… suit for debt of $56.90… the Petition of Avery Bland, George O Catlin, and Sheldon G Gatlin otherwise called Bland, Catlin
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9K9-N?i=915&cat=2426344

1838 Nov 14 – Bland Catlin and Co – Wm Cumming 7663
… suit for debt of $64 ... A Bland, G O Catlin, and S G Catlin against Wm Cumming for debt…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9C4-5?i=1153&cat=2426344

1839 March 8 – Bland and Callin – Benj Evans 7689
… suit for debt of $74.18 … Avery Bland and George O Catlin trading under the name of Bland and Catlin agt Benjamin Evans for debt…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-J9CX-3?i=1356&cat=2426344

Bland Callin and Co – S Cartledge 7714

Bland Callin and Co – R M Johnson 7904

Court of common pleas and general sessions minutes, 1785-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Edgefield District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/437629?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready)

Equity court records, abt. 1800-1870
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Edgefield District) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/437635?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available Online)

1820 Jan 17 – Eliza Bland and wife – Phillip Pow – No. 133
Bill for Partition…
… Complaining your orator Elza Bland and Sophia his wife before her intermarriage with the said Elza Bland, Sophia Dow showeth that Philip Dow died intestate … leaving the said Sophia Dow his widowand one child Philip Dow an infant under the age of 14 years … That the said Philip Dow in his lifetime and at the time of his death died seized and possessed in his own right and in fee simple of a certain tract or parcel of land containing 260 acres situate … on the waters of Turkey Creek bounded North by land belonging to William Partain, West by Benjamin Frazier, East by Moor Johnson, and South by Aquilla Miles … which tract of land under the statute of distributions of this State is subject to a division between the saidElza Bland and Sophia his wife, formerly Sophia Dow, and Philip Dow the child of the said Philip Dow deceased.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-X3HP-S?i=22&cat=437635

1829 May 4 – Ethelbert C. Bland, admr of William B. Bland v. William Durham and others, Bill for Relief. No. 401
… your orator Ethelbert C Bland admr of William B Bland decd that some time in the month of December 1826 as will appear by reference to the record, to which your orator prays leave to refer if necessary, your orator commenced an action of trover against one William Durham of the District of Edgefield … to recover the value of a certain negro woman named Nancy and four children, that the said suit was tried at Edgefield Court House in the Dist of Edgefield … at Oct Term 1828 … the jury found against the said William Durham to the amount of $1000 dollars …. remains unsatisfied … (complaint that Def is hiding property to avoid paying pltf – many pages)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C34F-K3BP-K?i=6&cat=437635

1855 Jan 30 – Catlin Bland and Co – Elias Abraham 770
… your orators Avory Bland, Sheldon G Gatlin and George O Catlin … are judgment and execution creditors of one Hollis Dunton …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1G-79ZM-F?i=555&cat=437635

1851 Oct – Sampson Bland and others – Simeon Christie and wife, writ of partition. No. 793.
… Whereas Sampson Bland and others have filed their bill in this Court for the partition of the real estate of Luke Bland deceased and Simeon Christie and his wife Emiline the defendants having answered said bill, consenting that this writ should issue. … to go to and upon the real estate of the said Luke Bland in said District being a tract of 306 acres … adjoining lands of Amos Holmes, A P Norris, James Smyly, and Malachi Cogburn … so divide as to assigne one half to the widow of the said Luke Bland, viz Rebecca Bland and the other half you will divide so as to assign one share thereof to Sampson Bland, one to John Bland, one to Caroline Prater, one to Martha Deen, one to Emiline Christie, and the remaining one to the children of Mary Bryan a predeceased sister of the said Luke Bland
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C34F-VRZR?i=409&cat=437635

Joshua Bland and others – L S Johnson and his wife 1163

E R Bland admx – Lucy Bates 1390

E R Bland admx – Lila Bland, E W Bland, etal 1391

E R Bland admx – Lila Bland, E W Bland, and Julian Bland 1392

Elbert Bland – S H Holstive 1463

J H Bland – L S Johnson 2436

Elbert Bland – guardianship 2344

Elbert Bland – guardianship 2530

Pleadings and judgements, 1800-1913
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Edgefield County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/57864?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available Online)

Pleadings and judgements, BB, 1802-1803, 1822-1823
(much of this has no index – need to review).

1823 March – Comr in Equity – Elza Bland and Avory Bland p. 290. Pleadings and judgements, BB, 1802-1803, 1822-1823. Edgefield Co, SC.
… Elza Bland and Avery Bland were summoned to answer to Whitfield Brooks, Commissioner in Equity for Edgefield Dist in a Plea of Debt that they render to him the sum of $380 dollars which to him they owe and from him unjustly detain and so forth whereupon the said Whitfield by Brooks and Wardlaw his Attorneys complain that whereas the said Elza and Avery and one William Eddins on the first day of May in the year … 1820 at Edgefield Court House … called a bond sealed with the seals of the said Elza, Avery, and William… but have hitherto wholly refused and still refuse to render …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-LSR6-X?i=348&cat=57864

Probate:

Miscellaneous probate records, 1785-1868; indexes to records, 1785-1957
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Edgefield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/363944?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Wills Index B’s: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-G9B6-5?i=10&cat=363944

1829 May 8 – will written – Randall W Bland’s will, … May 23, 1829, bk C, p 289 (390). Edgefield Co, SC.
… May 25 1829 qualified Avery Bland exr…
… to my brother Avery Bland … appoint my brother Avery Bland executor …
Signed: R W Bland. Wit: Enock Presley, AP Kinnard, A B McWhorter.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-GSMM-J?i=373&cat=363944

1839 Feb 11 – Pressley Bland’s will written, … Nov 27, 1839 bk D, p 96
… unto my son John my present residence consisting of the plantation I now cultivate and composed of several adjacent tracts of oaky lands … a moiety of my pine lands all in fee simple forever …
… I give and bequeath to my son Sampson the other moiety of my pine lands in fee simple forever….
… I give bequeath and devise to my son Luke one hundred dollars and am sorry that his conduct for a length of time past prevents me from doing more for him …
… to my other children, viz, Sampson Bland, John Bland, Emely Christie, Mary Bryant, Martha Bland, and Caroline Bland a.. the rest and remainder of my estate …
… appoint my son John Bland and Simeon Christie my true and lawful executors of this my last will ….
Signed: Presley Bland. Wit: L. Rudolph, J Crouch, A J Wilson.
Proved up in court on Nov 27, 1839 by J Crouch.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-G9B6-P?i=51&cat=363944

1857 Jan 13 – Avery Bland’s will written… Feb 10, 1857, bk E, p 197
… I appoint my sons Johnson A Bland and Elbert Bland and my son in law John S Smyley my executors…
… I have already conveyed to my son Johnson A Bland in fee fourteen hundred and fifteen acres of land which I consider an adequate share to him of my real estate…
… I give and bequeath to the said Johnson A Bland the following slaves, namely Mary, Henson the carpenter, Anderson carpenter, Reddick, Sylvia his wife and their nine children, Matt, Abram, Sussex, Thomas, Ephraim, Lawrence, Octavia, Zackariah, and Fielding, Wade, Old Ellen, Fanny, ANn and her four children, Arch, Lewis, Harriet and Minns; also my carry-log and gold patent lever watch….
… to my son in law John J Smyley … all my real estate within the village of Edgefield, except a vacant lot adjoining William Logue, John Colgan, and Charles Gray; also the following slaves, namely, Lewis and his wive Senah and their two children Caroline and Chany and Chany’s child Piano; Gabe and his wife Delia and their four children Hilliam, Lewis, Spencer, and Jack; Turner his wife Eliza Ann and their two children Landy and Alick; George Miles; Amos his wife Eliza Ann and their three children Americus, Silas and Moragne…
… to my son Elbert Bland …. my tract of land lying on both sides of Turkey Creek and of the Chappells Ferry Road bounded by lands of Eugene Burt, William S Mobley, A R Able, Mark Matthews and others containing 1700 acres … separated from the tract herein after devised to his brother George W by a line run by AR Able, DS. I also give and bequeath to the said Elbert the following slaves, namely, Isaac his wife Sukey and their four children Victoria, Adavine, Charles, and Pliant; Bill, Henry, Betsey, Sabra, Perry, Prince, Emily, and her child Melissa, Grace and her three children, Dick, Eliza and Edmund; Dave carpenter and Tom ditcher. …
… to my grandson Stanmore A Holstun the sum of 2000 dollars …. also two young slaves Ann and Annica… enjoyment of the services of said slaves shall be had by my daughter Harriet Logue …
… to my daughter Harriet Logue the plantation whereon I reside bounded by lands of Daniel Holland, Johnson A Bland, AP Butler, and others containing 1135 acres … the following slaves namely, Nancy and her child Shadrack, Repy, Milledge, Sony, Ned and his wife Jenny and their child Pender, George Addison, Grant?, Jane Tompkins, Caroline and her two children Dorcas and Peace, Silas his wife, Jane and their four children Salness, Orsamas, John Henry, and AMy, Eveline and her child Sarah, young Ellen and her three children Britton, Marisa, Jane and Lafayette, Ben and his wife Martha and Aaron; and the following chattels…
… to my son George W Bland my tract of land on Rocky Creek lying on both sides of the Logcane and Harriett’s Ferry …. the following slaves, namely, young Peter and his four children Britton, Joe, Rose, and Charlotte, young Isaac, Ervin and his wife Frances and their four children Amy, Pink, Jerry, and Mary and old Peter…
… I devise and direct that all the rest and residue of my estate be sold by my executors … proceeds be equally divided between my sons Johnson, Elbert and George and my son in law John Smyley….
Signed: Avery Bland. Wit: Mark Etheredge, Eugene Burt, W B Addison.
Proved up Feb 10, 1857 by Eugene Burt in court…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-GSMK-3?i=386&cat=363944

1860 Oct 13 – Elbert Bland’s will written, Nov 7, 1863, bk E, p 496
… to my beloved wife Emeline Rebecca Bland …
… after her marriage or death my executors will distribute or divide the property equally between my children by said wife E R Bland …
Signed: Elbert Bland.
Wits: R T Mims, Lewis Coleman, S F Goode.
Proved up by S F Goode in court on Oct 8, 1863…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-G914-N?i=537&cat=363944

(continues on – next in 1880s and on to the 1900s – review in future if needed)

RECORD BOOK A.

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P97V-T?i=8&cat=363944

1800 Aug 8 – warrant for appraisal of Wormley Bland, decds estate p. 164, Record Book A. Edgefield Co, SC.
… by John Simkins esquire Ordinary … to authorise and empower you or any three or four of you whose names are hereunder written to repair to all such parts and places within this District as you shall be directed unto by Sarah Bland administratrix of the late Wormly Bland decd … any of the goods and chattels of the said deceased are or do remain … and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels … on or before the third day of October now next … dated the eighth day of August 1800 … To: Samuel Humphrey, John Glanton, Robert Poe, and Demsey Weaver appraisers. Dec 19, 1800.
1800 Aug 23 – Inventory of Wormley Bland returned…(items listed)… Signed: Demsey Weaver, Robert Poe, John Glanton, Samuel Humphreys… p. 165.
1800 Aug 8 – Letters of Admin granted to Sarah Bland for the estate of Wormly Bland, decd… p. 166.
1800 Dec 20 – Bond posted on estate of Wormly Bland decd… Sarah Bland, Henry Ray, Paton Bland, are holden and firmly bound …. full and just sum of 500 dollars ….
Signed: Salley Bland, Henry King, Paton Bland.
1800 Sept 22 – Account Sales for the estate of Wormly Bland decd
Items purch by Sarah Bland …
Dr Williamson purchases….
… p. 168.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P9QN-M?i=110&cat=363944

Probate Records 1803-1807

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-PS7D-G?i=8&cat=363944
(none found in index)

Probate Records 1807-1813

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-PSW7-4?i=286&cat=363944
(none found in index)

Probate Records 1816-1819

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P9KL-M?i=8&cat=363944
(none found in index)

Probate Records 1820-1826

Index: (NO INDEX FOUND): https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P9FR-F?i=237&cat=363944

Probate Records 1827-1832
(No Index):   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P965-T?i=5&cat=363944

Probate Records 1832-1836

Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P98S-W?i=330&cat=363944
(none found in index)

Probate Records 1836-1839 (No Index): https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-P9CJ-Q?i=498&cat=363944

General Index to loose probate ppw: https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007649209?cat=363944

Index Bs: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-KJ5F?i=12&cat=363944

1839 May 27 – Last Will of Pressley Bland, Jno Bland and S Christie exors, Apt 3, pkg 76
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-2741?i=135&cat=363944
(Loose Papers) …
1840 May 14 return date… Account of the Sales of the personal property of Presley Bland decd made Dec 17, 1839 … (buyers names): John Bland, Simeon Christie, R D Bryant, William Daniel, Sampson Bland, James Neal, John C Allen, David Weaver, Sylvester Gregory, John Turner?, Luke Bland, Floyd Leppard, John Glaze, John Powell, Geo. Vinzant, Simpson Rogers, Lewis May, William Rogers, Henry Corley, Z S Brooks, David Denny, Joseph Sanders, Jeremiah Mobley, Thomas Pitts, Henderson Smith, John Martin, Chesley Rogers, Isaac Jones, James Eidson, Hinkcy Winn, Luke Rogers, Saml Webb,Caroline Bland, Martha Bland, Joseph Jay, Shobel Attaway, Wm Mobley, J W Dove, Wm Ruston, John Raford, Avery Bland, Geo W Sawyer, Aaron Clark, H D Suddith, Thomas Smith, Mark Higgins, Wm J Glover, Charles Carson, Joseph Still, Jacob Pew, Hugh Neal, B S Cockeroft. Signed: S Christie exor. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-27WW?i=136&cat=363944
1839 Feb 11 – Presley Bland’s will written …
… unto my son John my present residence consisting of the plantation I now cultivate and composed of several adjacent tracts of oaky lands … a moiety of my pine lands all in fee simple forever …
… I give and bequeath to my son Sampson the other moiety of my pine lands in fee simple forever….
… I give bequeath and devise to my son Luke one hundred dollars and am sorry that his conduct for a length of time past prevents me from doing more for him …
… to my other children, viz, Sampson Bland, John Bland, Emely Christie, Mary Bryant, Martha Bland, and Caroline Bland … the rest and remainder of my estate …
… appoint my son John Bland and Simeon Christie my true and lawful executors of this my last will ….
Signed: Presley Bland. Wit: L. Rudolph, J Crouch, A J Wilson.
Proved up in court on Nov 27, 1839 by J Crouch.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-278C?i=142&cat=363944
1839 Nov 28 – Appraisal of the Estate of Presly Bland esq decd made by the undersigned appraisers made the 28 day of Nov 1839.
(items listed – see link)… Signed: W. Daniel, Hugh Neal, Eldred Mobley.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-27DM?i=144&cat=363944
1841 Feb 10 – Settlement on the Estate of Presley Bland decd … made this 10th Feb 1841…
… 8 legatees … $16055.17 / 7 = $2293.59
Robert Bryant share – $2293.59.
Martha Bland – $2331.41
(remaining settlement ppw seems to be missing)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-27CC?i=146&cat=363944

1831 Nov 28 – recorded – Wm B Bland decd, Apt 4, pkg 111
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-59XJ-J?i=64&cat=363944
1831 Dec 18 – Admin Bond – Ethelbert Bland as Admin of the goods chattels and credits of William Bland...
… we Ethelbert Bland, John Wash, and Littlebury Cochran are bound …. 8000 dollars…. Signed: Ethelbert C Bland, John Wash, Littleburry Cochran.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-59XV-C?i=66&cat=363944

1829 May 23 – filed will – Randal Bland decd, Avery Bland exor, Apt 6, pkg 200
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JL72?i=201&cat=363944
1829 May 8 – will written – Randall W Bland’s will, … May 23, 1829, bk C, p 289 (390). Edgefield Co, SC.
… May 25 1829 qualified Avery Bland exr...
… to my brother Avery Bland … appoint my brother Avery Blandexecutor …
Signed: R W Bland. Wit: Enock Presley, AP Kinnard, A B McWhorter.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JL4C?i=202&cat=363944
1829 June 20 – Inventory … made by Benj Frazier, Harvey Drake and John Gray June 20, 1829
(8 pages of items listed)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JLWW?i=203&cat=363944
Accts listed for R W Bland decd … (15 pages of names and amounts owed or due listed – many many names – need to review below link)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-JLWF?i=208&cat=363944

1800 Aug 8 – Wormly Bland decd, Sarah Bland, admx, Apt 33, pkg 1206
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-L9DD-6?i=705&cat=363944
1800 Aug 8 – Bond of $400 posted by Sarah Bland, Henry Ray, Paton Bland …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-L9DN-6?i=706&cat=363944
1800 Aug 23 – Appraisement of Estate of Wormley Bland decd … Signed: Demey Wever, Robert Pou, John Glanton, Samuel Humphreys …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-L9D4-5?i=707&cat=363944
1800 Sept 22 – Sales of estate of Wormley Bland decd
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9P1-L9D4-5?i=707&cat=363944

1857 Oct 28 – Luke Bland, Wm Mobley, Apt 63, pkg 2591
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSHF-F?i=300&cat=363944
1853 account – Paid –
Rebecca Bland in full $1076.16
John Bland in full of his share $179.36
S Bland same
S Christie same
A C Deen same
R D Bryan guardian same
A Bland trustee for Caroline Peater in full of her share… $179.36.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSHJ-8?i=303&cat=363944
1851 Dec 4 – Inventory — (many pages, need to review)…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-NSH1-L?i=304&cat=363944

Avery Bland, Elbert Bland, etal, Apt 74, pkg 2989

Elbert Bland, “will”, Apt 86, pkg 3455

Sarah A Bland, Avery Bland, etal, Apt 108, pkg 4383

George W Bland, Avery Bland, Apt 115, pkg 4701

Walter H Bland, Avery Bland, Apt 117, pkg 4795

Avery Bland Jr, etal, Avery Bland Sr, Apt 122, pkg 5043

Walter H Bland, Avery Bland, Apt 123, pkg 5080

Avery Bland, etal, Ella E Bland, Apt 128, pkg 5294

Frank S Bland, John A Bland etal, Apt 129, pkg 5336

F S Bland, Petulah L Bland, Apt 163, pkg 6498

Rebecca Bland, O D Lamb, p. j., Apt 186, pkg 7164

Julia Bland, Robert Bland, Apt 199, pkg 7698

Edgefield County, South Carolina, will book A, part 1, 1783-1797
Statement of Responsibility: compiled by Elizabeth Wood Thomas
Authors: Thomas, Elizabeth Wood (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/247169?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Petitions and decrees in summary process, 1800-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Edgefield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2426344?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Land and Property:

Deeds, 1787-1866; index to deeds, 1787-1869
Authors: Edgefield County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/472168?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online – mostly)

General Index – Bs: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS73-MSQR-K?i=28&cat=472168

Ann Bland to Wormley Bland bk 7, p 297
Anna Bland to William Humphreys bk 8, p 433
Nancy Bland to James Bland bk 11, p 315
Wormley Bland to Anne Bland bk 13, p. 54
Nancy Bland to Presley Bland bk 13, p 58
Nancy Bland to Jacob Brown bk 13, p 60
Nancy Bland to John Wells bk 14, p 370
Nancy Bland to Elisha Bland bk 15, p 226
Presley Bland to Andrew Gomillion bk 18, p 287
Ann Bland to Turner and Elsey Bland bk 19, p 546
Elisha Bland to William Daniel bk 22, p 138
James Bland to Presley Bland bk 26, p 162
James Bland to Mumford Perryman bk 27, p 33
James Bland to Presley Bland bk 28, p 501
James and Ann Bland to Jeremiah Mobley Jr bk 28, p 528
Ann Bland to Lewis Mobley bk 29, p 19
Presley Bland to John C Allen bk 29, p 273
Presly Bland to Thomas Ellis bk 30, p 372
William B Bland to Robert Cockran bk 32, p 137
Avery Bland to Augustus G Nagel bk 37, p 201
Presley Bland to Augustus G Nagel bk 37, p 202
John P Bland to Andrew Bates bk 37, p 244
Elza Bland to Philip Raiford bk 38, p 177
Elza Bland to Avery Bland bk 38, p 249
Elza Bland to Presley Bland bk 38, p 329
Avery Bland to Thomas H. Loveless bk 39, p 381
Presley Bland to Edward Garrett bk 40, p 240
Avery Bland to Eliza Bland bk 41, p 290
Eliza Bland to Avery Bland bk 41, p 292
Eliza Bland to Elizabeth Price bk 43, p. 105
Talton Bland to William W Eddins bk 43, p 420
Avery Bland to Moses Harris bk 44, p 176
Avery Bland to Alexander McDaniel bk 44, p 196
Elza Bland to Avery Bland bk 45, p 324
Elza Bland to B A Wallace bk 45, p 413
Avery Bland to Daniel Holland bk 46, p 14
Avery Bland to John S Geter bk 46, p 366?
Tarlton Bland to William W Eddins bk 46, p 535
Avery Bland to Susannah Burt bk 47, p 111
Avery Bland to Daniel Holland bk 47, p. 258
Avery Bland to Hugh Neal bk 47, p 283

Index from 1839 to 1869 Index B’s (Blands): https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS73-MS78-M?i=262&cat=472168
(several entries for Blands here, haven’t reviewed these yet – need to review later).

Record Deeds, No 2. 1787-88. Edgefield Co, SC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-ZSK1-T?i=143&cat=472168

1788 March 7 – William Brown to Anna Bland bk 2, p. 51-52. Record Deeds, No 2. 1787-88. Edgefield Co, SC
… between William Brown of the County and State aforesaid, yeoman of the one part, and Anna Bland of the County and State aforesaid (Edgefield County, South Carolina) … widow and executrix of the Estate of Robert Bland late of said County deceased of the other part … sell unto the said Ann Bland all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in the County aforesaid on Little Mine Creek a branch of Little Saluda River bounding SW on William Daniel’s land, NW by land of Harts, all other sides by vacant land … surveyed granted …. unto the said William Brown the 1st day of January 1787 …
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Avezillah King.
1788 March 8 – between William Brown … and Anna Bland … by a certain grant bearing date the 1st day of January 1787 … unto William Brown a plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in Edgefield County on Little Mine Creek a Branch of Little Saluda River butting and bounding SW on land of William Daniel, NW on Harts land … being duly recorded in Secretary’s offic in grant book PPPP page 443…. confirm unto the said Anna Bland in her actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to her thereof made for one whole year by indenture bearing the day next before the day of the date hereof and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession and her heirs and assigns forever all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres…
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Averillah King.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-ZSKR-F?i=208&cat=472168

Isaac Kirkland to John Ryan 23
Isaac Kirkland to Willis Odom 26
John Turner to Moses Kirkland 81

bk 6

Richard Kirkland to Rolley Roebuck 108
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-2GTX?i=59&cat=472168

Moses Harris to Reuben Kirkland 191

bk 7 – index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-2P4D?i=380&cat=472168

1792 Nov 1 – Ann Bland to Wormly Bland Deed bk 7, p 297. Edgefield Co, SC
… between Ann Bland of the County of Edgfield and State aforesaid widow of the one part and Wormly Bland of the same place of the other part …Anna Bland for and in consideration of 10 shillings sterling to her in hand paid … sell unto the said Wormley Bland a certain plantation or tract of land containing by estimation 120 acres … situate in the County aforesaid on the main road from Ninety Six to Charleston seperated out of two surveys by a new line beginning at a red oak …in the old line at the main road for a corner and running along down said road passing by two post oaks 3 by the said Road to a stake … in the old granted line bounded on the NE by the said Main Road all other sides by the old granted lines by vacant land and land the owners names not known being all that small part which lyeth on the SW side of said Road of a tract of land conveyed by George Mason unto the said Anne Blandand also all that part which lyeth on the SW side of said main road of a tract of225 acres of land originally granted unto William Little the 1st day of January 1787 and by the said William Little conveyed unto the said Anne Bland the 8th day of June 1787 …
Signed: Anne Bland. Wit: Samuel Humphreys, Samuel Lewis.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-2PZZ?i=336&cat=472168

bk 8 – index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-2G1S?i=623&cat=472168

1789 May 9 – Anna Bland to Wm Humphreys – bk 8, p. 433-436. Edgefield Co, SC
… between Anna Bland of Edgefield County in the State of South Carolina widow of the one part and William Humphreys of the County and State aforesaid of the other part … sell unto the said William Humphreys all that Plantation or tract of land containing 62 acres situate in the County aforesaid on a branch of Mine Creek waters of Little Saludy River it being part of a tract of land containing 200 acres originally granted to Arthur Fort the 22 day of May 1772 … and was conveyed to George Mason by the said Arthur Fort, and was conveyed by the said George Mason to the said Anna Bland … said 62 acres being the SE part of said tract and is divided from the remainder part of said tract by or inclosed by a line on the said William Humphrey’s land and Joseph Nunn’s land and running NE on the said Nunn’s land or line ….
Signed: Anna Bland.
Wits: Henry King, Presley Bland.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-2P3Q?i=606&cat=472168

bk 11 – index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-LS49-Q?i=637&cat=472168

1794 Aug 19 – Nancy Bland to James Bland. bk 11, p. 315-317. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Nancy Bland widow of Edgefield County and State aforesd of the one part and James Bland of the same place of the other part… confirm unto the said James Bland … all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres more or less it being part of two tracts of land one conveyed from William Little the other part from George Mason by lease and release to the said Nancy Bland lying on the waters of Mine Creek the North side of the Road that goes from Cambridge to Charlestown joining Wormly Bland,Barratt Travers, Munfor Peremon, Jos. Nun, and Paten Bland, it being the Plantation that I now live on and the remainder part of two said tracts that have not been conveyed by me Nancy Bland before butting and bounding as appeareth by a platt thereof to the original grant annexed reference thereto being had may more fully appear …
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: Wormly Bland, Jeramiah Mobley.
… personally appeared Wormly Bland and made oath that he was personally present and did see the within named Ann Bland sign seal and deliver the within indenture…. 18th day of October 1794. Signed: Wormly Bland. Recorded Oct 20, 1794.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-LS47-L?i=583&cat=472168

bk 12 – index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS73-SSFP-6?i=339&cat=472168

Robert Stark and A B Stark to James McGowan 248 (or 242) – 250.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS73-SSNK-1?i=129&cat=472168

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1796 Feb 25 – Wormley Bland to Anne Bland bk 13, p 54. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Wormly Bland of the County of Edgefield and State aforesaid of the one part and Anne Bland of the same place of the other part … sell unto the said Anne Bland a certain Plantation tract of lands containing by estimation 120 acres … in the County aforesaid on the Main Road from Ninety Six to Charleston seperated out of two surveys by a new line beginning at a red oak … in the old line at the main road aforesaid … along down sd road … in the old granted line … the northeast by the said Main Road all other sides by the old granted lines by vacant land and land the owners name not known … small part of a tract of land conveyed by George Mason to said Ann Bland … of a tract of 225 acres of land originally granted unto William Little the 1st day of January 1787 and by said William Little conveyed unto the said Anne Bland the 8th day of June 1787… and by the said Anne Bland conveyed to Wormley Bland the 1st day of Nov 1792…
Signed: Wormley Bland. Wit: Presley Bland, Moses Hadox.
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1796 May 17 – Nancy Bland to Presley Bland bk 13, p 58. Edgefield Co, SC.
… between Nancy Bland … widow of the County of Edgefield and State aforesaid of the one part and Presley Bland of the same place of the other part … confirm unto the said Presley Bland … all that plantation or tract of land containing 125 acres …. on the North side of the road leading from the Ridge to Ninety Six being layed off by Shadrack Stokes lawful deputy surveyor to Presley Bland lying on the waters of ..?bank Creek Waters of Little Saluda River binding on the South by lands held by Wormley Bland on the East by lands conveyed to James Bland and Mumford Perryman on the NE by Joseph Nunn lands on the North by lands granted to William Humphreys and on the west by lands granted Wm Daniel and C.? Bulling and bounding as a platt thereof reference thereunto … may more fully appear ….
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: William Brown, Salley Bland.
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Nancy Bland to Jacob Brown bk 13, p 60. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland do send greeting know ye that I the said Nancy Bland in the County of Edgefield and State of South Carolina for and in consideration of the love and good will and affection which I have and do bear to my loving grandson Jacob Brown of the same County and State have given and granted and by these presents do freely give grant and confirm unto the said Jacob Brown all and singular 50 acres of land it being the Plantation whereon William Brown now lives joining William Daniels land it being part of a tract or parcel of land of 350 acres granted to William Brown … the 1st day of January 1787 and conveyed from said Brown to Nancy Bland … the said 50 acres of land unto the said Jacob Brown his heirs and assigns foreever… without any manner of … trouble or denial of me the said Nancy Bland or any other person or persons whatsoever excepting Mary Brownall of which I the said Nancy Bland have put the said Mary Brown in full and peacable possession and to have the use of the said 50 acres land during her natural life then to Jacob Brown his heirs and assigns forever…
Signed: Nancey Bland. Wits: P. Bland, Salley Bland.
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1797 Feb 9 – William B Bland to Susannah Bland. Deed of Gift. bk 13, p 583. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I William B Bland of the County and State aforesaid send greeting, know ye that I the said William B Bland for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto Susannah Bland, wife of said William B. Bland and also for other good causes and considerations … have given and granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto said Susannah Bland one negro man named Joe one negroe woman named Sarah and one other named Venus with all their increase also all my goods and chattels unto the said Susannah Bland … Signed: William B. Bland. Wits: Robert Cochran, Sithan Cochran.
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1797 Jan 14 – Nancy Bland to John Wells bk 14, p. 370. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland of Edgefield County in the State aforesaid widow in consideration of 100 dollars to me in hand paid by John Wells of the County aforesaid planter have granted … sell and release unto the said John Wells 100 acres of land lying on the road that leads from Purkins Ford on Saluda to Edgefield Court House and the same being part of 350 acres originally granted to William Brown … the 1st day of January … in the 11th year of the Independence of the United States of America … and the said 350 acres has been conveyed from WIlliam Brown to Nancy Bland and the sd N. Blandhas conveyed 100 acres of sd land to John Wells the said 100 acres of land is taken of the East and North end of the sd 350 acres lying and binding on Wm Daniel Esquire ….
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: John Daniel, Wormley Bland.
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1797 Nov 14 – Nancy Bland to Elizha Bland bk 15, p. 226. Edgefield Co, SC.
… I Nancy Bland widow in the State and County aforesaid in consideration of 50 dollars to me paid by Elisha Bland of the State of Georgia have granted bargained sold and released …. unto the said Elisha Bland all that tract of land containing 100 acres … being part of a tract of 250 acresconveyed to the said Nancy Bland by William Brown situate on the side of the New Road westward that leads from Purkins Ferry on Big Saluda to Edgfield Court House and on the South Side of the big road leading from Charleston to Cambridge binding on William Daniels land, John Wells’ and Wm Brown…
Signed: Nancy Bland. Wits: D. Henderson, Wormly Bland.
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Edgefield Co, SC info from “Among Cousins” Bland Family Newsletter v. 6 no. 1: (editing spelling, etc – under construction).

THE BLAND FAMILY OF EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

What follows is refinement of the information previously known about the Bland family that migrated from Loudon County Virginia between 1764-1782 to South Carolina Ninety Six district, what became Edgefield County in 1795. New information was gathered during two trips to South Carolina: to Columbia, February 22-26, 1987, an opportunity that was presented by a business trip, and to Edgefield County November 13-22, 1987. lowe a special debt to many persons, including especially John Bland Mobley of Columbia South Carolina and Colleen Monje of Burlington Vermont, who contributed generously to the expenses involved in the November trip. I am also grateful to the time shared with me by Allen Stokes of the South Caroliniana Library in Columbia and Nancy Mims, Genealogical Librarian at the D.A.Tompkins Library, Edgefield. lowe a special debt of gratitude for Albert Turner and his wife for welcoming me to Johnston South Carolina, near Edgefield and for making my stay more comfortable, and to the gang at the Edgefield Probate Office, Judge G. Glen Harling, Daphne Cook and Teresa Harvey. I am grateful to Lela Bland Tompkins Norris for welcoming me to her home in Edgefield. A final blessing that was immensely beneficial to my research and left me with a lasting feeling of warmth for Edgefield County was a bit of serendipity. By chance on my first day of research a met a very kind and generous man, Elzey Turner of Edgefield (an intriguing name for those familiar with the family of Wormley Bland but of no apparent relation). Two days later Elzey~~ and I met at the Probate Judge’s Office. Though Elzey must have been immensely busy with other work, he rolled up his sleeves and spent the next two days laboring on behalf of the Bland family. His labor and insight into the content of the Edgefield records proved to be of immeasurable benefit.

Original discussion of this family occurs in (VU, p. 484-544).

Information has been supplemented several times in previous numbers of the Newsletter (AC 1-1, pp. 10-13, 1-2, pp. 20-21, and 3-1, pp. 33-37). The most appropriate place to begin a discussion about this family is in Virginia with James Bland (1661-1708/09). In his will, James left bequests to four sons, William (C1682-1744), James (C1687-1756), John (C1688-1762) and Robert, who was a minor child when James made his will. The introductory pages of Chapter Xl of my book (VU, pp. 484ff) were flawed in failing to recognize the validity of an indenture made in 1774 by David Bland, a great grandson of James Bland, which verified that Robert Bland, the youngest son, “died without issue”. I failed at the time to recognize that there were two Robert Bland’s in Prince William Virginia, both minors as late as 1723. One was the son of James Bland (C1661-1708/09). The other Robert could have been born no later than about 1708. He died in Loudon County, Virginia in 1760, married to a woman named Jane, who died about 1764. Robert and Jane were progenitors of the Edgefield County, South Carolina family. It is certain that Robert Bland (C1708-1760) was a son of one of the founder James Bland’s eldest sons, William or James. Robert was clearly an associate of one John Diskin and William Davis, both associates of William Bland (C1682-1744). Further, William Davis married Elinor Bland (one of the elder James Bland’s daughters).

Inasmuch as William Bland has been shown to have been married by about 1703, an improbability for James Bland (C1687-1756), I believe, but cannot conclusively prove, that Robert was the son of William Bland and a full brother of James Bland (C1704-1774) who moved to New Hanover County North Carolina. He would thus have been a half brother of Moses Bland (1718-1800), Thomas Bland (1719-1788) and John Bland (C1725-1795).

Robert and Jane Bland had three known sons. A deed in Loudon County Virginia between Robert Johnson and Robert Bland (1732-1787) the second eldest son of Robert Bland (C1708-1760), established that there was an elder son Edward Bland. Inasmuch as the younger Robert’s birthdate was proven by a Bible Record, Edward Bland’s birthdate was projected backward to 1730. There was also a younger brother William, born after 1743.

William Bland: Previously, I held that William Bland, the youngest son of Robert Bland (1708-1760) and Jane Bland, died by 1771, because a transaction in Loudon County showed his brother’s Robert and Edward selling “the lot and late dwelling place” of \’4 William Bland. It may well be that poor William expired in Virginia after all. It should be noted, however, that a William Bland served in the American Revolution, South Carolina Third Regiment, enlisting on July 24, 1776 as a sergeant, busted to private December 20, 1776 and court martialed for AWOL January 27, 1777. Bobby Gilmer Moss, Roster of S.C. Patriots in the American Revolution, (1983), pp. 76-77.

A William Bland was co-witness with Edward Bland of a deed in Edgefield County in 1795. In the 1800 Census, William B. Bland lives at dwelling 151, near, for example, Payton Bland (139) Jeremiah Mobley and Andrew Gunnels, (159), Daniel and Sarah Gunnels, (186), all names that will be shown to figure significantly in the family’s history. William B. Bland, purchased and sold land on Stephen’s Creek, near other landholders of the Bland family, in 1808. William died about 1826, and left behind a son named Ethelbert C.Bland (or Elbert, a possible source for Avory Gunnels Bland’s son Elbert, 1823-1863), who, as executor of his father’s estate, would have had to be born no later than 1805.

Ethelbert C. Bland, married December 26, 1839, Miss Elizabeth Cochran. Per Janie Revill, Edgefield County South Carolina Records (1984), p. 19.   Elbert C. Bland was a legatee in the will of Robert Cochran, made in 1838 Very little is now known of this marraige, but there is a record of one daughter, Susan P. Bland, who died July 19, 1857 “in her 18th year”. According to her obituary, Susan was survived by a sister as well as both parents.

William Bland of Loudon County could have been born any time up to about 1750, which would have made him 76 at his death and 55 when his son Ethelbert was born. It is not unreasonable that the William of Loudon County Virginia and Edgefield County South Carolina are one and the same. Inasmuch, however, as there is no present family historian to dig out the details of this man, he is likely to remain opaque.

Edward Bland (1730-1800): Edward Bland is luckier than William because he has me to take an interest in him, I suspect he is a grandfather of my ancestor William Bland, 1792-1868). He is already fairly well defined in time. Edward is shown by transactions in Loudon County Virginia to be the eldest of the three known sons of Robert Bland (1708-1760). Because his brother Robert’s birthdate is fixed by a Bible Record  1732, Edward’s birth is estimated 1730. Edward made out his will in York County, South Carolina October 12, 1797. His will was probated June 9, 11 1800.

Edward Bland was apparently the first of the brothers to travel to South Carolina. He was in Loudon County as late as 1764. Afterward transactions in Loudon were handled by his brother Robert. On September 2, 1775, Edward joined a group of volunteer soldiers who pledged their services to one Robert Ellison in Camden District.   Cf Moss, 77. South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine I (1900), pp. 195-196.     Edward, at least from fragmentary legal transactions, is found in Camden District through 1786. ,He witnessed his brother Robert’s will in Edgefield County December 21, 1786. Afterward, Edward appears in the Edgefield County court and land records until 1795, including the 1790 census, where he is shown with two adult males, and two minor males, three adult females and five slaves. In his will Edward left his estate to “Frankey, my dearly beloved wife” excepting a mare, which he left to his son William.

To his daughters Doshea and Elizabeth. Edward left a “critter” each. Since these creatures had strayed it was William’s chore to find the bequest to his sisters as a condition of receiving his mare. Edward left an estate of $586.50, including a slave boy Moses and a slave woman named Frank.

Among Edward’s children, William was probably a minor in 1797. Although the will itself bestowed no confidence on William, the son witnessed the will’s probation in 1800. Thus the son William was born about 1777-1779. This corresponds in approximate time to my hypothesis that William Bland (1772-1857), founder of a Bland family in and around Quitman County, Georgia, was the son of Edward Bland, (AC 5-1, pp. 42-49). This, however, remains an hypothesis.

The executors of Edward’s will were his wife and George Plaxco, (1766-1832) , his son-in-law, who married Elizabeth Bland, Edward’s daughter. Previous information showing Elizabeth married to a Deser reflects misreading of the word desire spelled “deser” after her name. Their first child was William Plaxco, born September 15, 1796. The daughter Doshea (living in 1834) married John Plaxco who died in 1823. Will of Edward Bland, York County S.C., made October 12, 1797, probated June 9, 1800. Samuel Brooks Mendenhall and William Boyce White, Plaxco-Robinson, (1958), pp. 2-3. The approximate dates of these three children suggest that they were born after 1777, by which time Edward was in South Carolina. This leaves an interestingafter age 34. There is always an interesting question of what happened to his son William.

Since visiting the York County South Carolina Court House ‘~ February 27, 1987, I have come to understand that the most likely source of original information is to be found in the Anson County North Carolina Records housed at the North Carolina Archives in Raliegh. These I will be able to research in August 1988.

Robert Bland (1732-1787): The key documents in understanding the life of this man, second known son of Robert Bland (C 1708-1760) is a Bible Record held by the Darwin Family and Robert’s will. According to the Darwin Bible Record, filed at the Tennessee State Archives, Robert was born March 9, 1732/33. He married a woman named Anne April 10, 1757. Ann has often been called Ann Wormley, but it should be pointed out that the Blands in Virginia were neighbors and associates of the Presley and Payton families, and Ann could have had any of these three surnames that were bestowed upon her sons. Robert’s will was made December 21, 1786 and probated March 27, 1787. Ann’s birth could be estimated as about 1740. She appears in Edgefield County South Carolina deeds as late as February 20, 1808.

Apparently Robert remained in Virginia for a decade after Edward’s departure, leaving for South Carolina sometime between 1778 and 1782. Robert has been recognized by the DAR as a soldier in the revolution and received a bounty grant of 300 acres on October 4, 1784. Family tradition has it that Robert served with his son John. An old letter implies that Robert first lived in Ninety Sixth District. After his eldest son John was killed in 1781, Robert, fearing for his family’s safety, temporarily moved away after his military service. e Robert was found in Camden District in a legal dispute October 2, 1786 and on October 7, 1786 was identified as residing in the Ninety Sixth District, when he sold 300 acres in York County to James Darwin for a price of 100 pounds sterling. By D~cember 21, 1786, he had made out his will in Edgefield, witnessed by Edward and Samuel Bland and Joel Sweeney. ~

The Darwin Family Bible shows that Robert Bland (1732-1787) and his wife Ann (C 1740-1808) had a family of ten children. They are enumerated below, in order of their birth. Their names, which are subject to considerable bastardization, will appear as they did in the original pages of the Darwin Bible Record:

1. Doshey Bland: (October 26, 1757 – December 13, 1765).

2. John Bland: (March 4, 1758 – November 17, 1781). John married a woman named Mary probably about 1779. They had one child, Micaja~ Bland (1780-1826) who moved away to Mason County Kentucky (VU p.500 and AC 4-2, p.23). Micajah marrie~ Milly Martin at Mason County. Micajah’s grandfather Robert Bland left his home place to Micajah and 150 acres of adjoining land. John served in the Revolution under Sterling Turner’s militia. Turner’s men retrieved some cattle from the Tories who had plundered the settlers between the Edisto and Saluda River. Upon their return march, Turner’s little band of twenty one men, including John Bland, stopped to rest near Cloud Creek, off the Little Saluda River. At sunrise on November 17, 1781, a force of three hundred Tories led by Bill Cunningham, fell upon Turner’s band. After an hour’s struggle, Cunningham’s men stormed the house, killing everyone, including John Bland, who were not already dead from the initial attack. This battle is commonly called the Cloud’s Creek Massacre. 1o

3. Jane Bland: (January 2, 1762 – March 10, 1827). According to the Darwin Family Bible, Jane married John Darwin, (March 19, 1755 – July 13, 1837) on March 11, 1783. John Darwin was a revolutionary soldier who afterward settled at York County, South Carolina. John and Jane had a family of twelve children.

4.  Mary Bland: (December 16, 1763 – married Jacob Brown of Edgefield County. This couple had a son Jacob Brown, who was deeded 50 acres by Anna Bland to “my loving grandson”.

5. Presley Bland: (February 16, 1768 – November 11, 1839). Readers are referred to my book (VU pp. 501ff) for the colorful account of Presley Bland’s local reputation. Deeds in Edgefield County show that Presley, though generally prosperous and favored with small government posts, such as constable, was content to remain a relatively small landowner until 1830. Presley received an equal share of his father’s estate. He was granted 605 acres by his mother in 1796 and a further 416 acres by Governor Pinckney in 1797. Between 1800-1823, Presley purchased an additional 365 acres and sold off 1,229 acres, leaving him with a small plot of 157 acres. Some of the land, for example 13 acres of apparently prime land called “Cross Keys” sold to Augustus Nagel on July 24, 1820 for $600. brought a rich cash yield of some 46.00 an acre. The implicati~n is that Presley was land poor but had ready cash. Then in 1830, Presley acquired some 1,886 acres of land in consecutive transactions, so when he died in 1839, he left a fairly sizeable estate to his children, excluding Avory. 14

Most of the genealogical controversy surrounding the life of Presley Bland has had to do with his children and proper specification of their mothers. In my book, I concluded, with an able assist from carefully researched information provided by Mary Wallace Day of Kenesaw Georgia, that Presley had an elder son Avory Bland, who was a single child by an early marraige to an unknown woman, followed by seven children born to his second wife Martha Barrentine (more likely spelled Barrenton, a consistent spelling in deeds)

Regarding the mother of Avory Bland, the research carried out in Edgefield County South Carolina has produced evidence that is as close to a smoking gun as any I have seen. Presley Bland had a close association with a man named Daniel Gunnels, who was married to a woman named Elizabeth Gunnels. They were parents of a girl named Dicey Gunnels (February 10, 1773 – January 28, 1856), spelled Gannels on her tombstone in the Avory Bland cemetery but spelled Gunnels in Avory Bland’s household enumeration in the 1850 census).

Further, in 1816, a man named Avory Gunnels purchases from Daniel Gunnels 50 acres in Edgefield County on the Columbia Road near “a pine corner on Presley Bland’s land,” suggesting that Daniel Gunnels and Presley lived close together, (On January 1, 1795, Presley witnessed a transaction between Sarah Gunnels and Daniel Parker). In 1817, Avory Gunnels purchased 144 acres from Gasper Donaldson. Then on March 24, 1820, a deed occurs in which Avory Bland purchases a burying ground from Thomas Hatcher who acknowledges the transaction “in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars paid to me by Avory Gunnels,”commonly called Avory Bland.”

(Edgefield County Deed Books 13, January 1, 1795, pp. 98-102; 32, January 8, 1816, pp. 436-437; 34, December 15, 1817, pp. 354-355; 37, March 24, 1820, pp. 108-110; 1850 Census, Edgefield County South Carolina, Family 334. Deed Books 9, March 24, 1794, pp. 312-317, and 12, April 29, 1795, pp. 151-154, identify Elizabeth Gunnels as Daniel’s wife, suggesting that Sarah is a sister. The will of John Frazier,filed October 1794 and probated September 14, 1799. identifies Elizabeth Gunnels and a sister Rosamond Jester as his daughters. A 1787 court minute·· indicates that “Rosannah Gunnels came into court and acknowledged her Deed of gift to Daniel Gunnels, Sarah Gunnels, Dicey Gunnels, Moses Gunnels and Saunders Gunnels.” Based on name similarities appearing the will of John Frazier, it would appear that all the foregoing Gunnels were siblings. On April 17, 1817, there was a trespass by Henry Chipman against Avory Bland, Sarah Gunnels and Rose Carter: Edgefield Minutes of Common Pleas, 1814-1825, pp. 29,88 and Brent H. Holcomb.)

In future transactions, Avory is identified as Avory Bland. The following conclusion, .to me, is inescapable. As a neighbor to Daniel Gunnels, Presley Bland (1768-1839) had a common law or ‘ simply an intimate relationship, unacknowledged by the formality of marraige, with Dicey Gunnels, (1773-1856). Avory Gunnels was the product of this relationship.

(Comp: Edgefield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court: 1785-1795, p. 2; Janie Revill, Edgefield County Records, pp. 71,91. Dicey Gunnels’ dates appear on a tombstone in the Avory Bland cemetery, now buried beneath briars and brambles, observed by Charles L. Bland in company of Albert Turner, November 17, 1987.)

It has been approximated with some reliability that Avory married Mary Johnson about 1820 (their first child was born in 1821). It seems probable that Avory adopted his father’s name Bland prior to his marraige. A reward for this recognition of his patrimony might have been receipt of some wealth from Presley. In joint transactions, Avory Bland, on July 24, 1820, sold 219 acres of land on the Edgefield-Columbia Road to Augustus Nagle, for $600. On the same day and in back to back transactions, Nagle purchased 13 acres called “Cross Keys” from Presley Bland for an equal amount of $600. It may well be that these transactions constituted Presley’s settlement with Avory upon his marraige, for in a third transaction, Nagle committed the entire 232 acres to Avory as security against a credit arrangement in which Avory was to be paid $1,200 in three annual installments. The Cross Keys estate was expanded to 157 acres and sold to Avory’s Cousin Elza Bland in 1825 for $710.in a credit arrangement. In 1831, Elza resold this land to Avory, now expanded to 337 acres, for $1,500.

This information confirms what was strongly implied by various legal evidences that Avory Gunnels Bland was the half-brother of Presley Bland’s other children, (VU, pp. 503-509). Avory was not mentioned in his father’s will of 1839. Presley’s settlement with Avory seems to have occurred at about the time of Avory’s name change from Gunnels to Bland and his subsequent marraige. In what follows I will review what is now known about Presley Bland’s children and grandchildren up to about 1850. In the next issue, I shall carry the family forward to about 1900.

Presley Bland and Dicey Gunnels had one child – Avory Bland:

1. Avory Bland: Avory’s tombstone shows that his dates are October 27, 1792 to February 7, 1857. Avory, from the sketchy evidence available about him, appears to have been loyal to his family and somewhat defiant toward society. Certainly, a sort of opprobrium must have attached to the circumstances surrounding his birth. Yet although Avory took his father’s name, he never forsook his mother for she is found living with him in 1850 (Dicey’s parents turned up in Georgia in 1820 and thereafter disappeared from sight. How many of Dicey’s siblings remained in Edgefield County is uncertain. She seems to have cast her lot with the Blands). Avory’s grave is an obelisk that towers over the other~~ But while the tomb of his wife, son and brother flank him, that of Dicey Gunnels is directly in front of him. It is as if Avory Bland is raising his fist to posterity, saying ·’THIS IS MY MOTHER’. It is also certain that Avory Bland was an immensely wealthy man. In 1850, his wealth was reckoned at” $40,000, and in his will of 1857, he granted some 4,800 acres and 110 slaves to his children, (VU, p. 512). The source of his wealth is something of a mystery, though his sales and purchases of land between 1816 and 1838 seems to reinforce the supposition that he came into substantial wealth through his marraige about 1820 to Mary Johnson (born 1804 – September 24, 1839). Avory started with a modest purchase of 50 acres from his grandfather Daniel Gunnels in 1816, followed by a purchase of 144 acres from Gasper Donaldson in 1817, these purchases required an outlay of $360. by Avory. Between 1820- 1838, Avory purchased an additional 3,711 acres, plus one third share of an $8,000. purchase of property in Edgefield town and two single purchases of lots in Edgefield Town for which he paid 2,600. Avory was a co-partner in a business enterprise called Bland Caitland. He also bought up properties lost for indebtedness on several occasions. During the period 1820-1838, Avory sold 1,058 acres. Avory’s purchase and acquisition of slaves is somewhat more obscure though I have noted that in his will, he apparently took care to keep slave families together (VU 512-13,518 n.l). Avory was a remarkable man who led a noteworthy life.

(Silas E. Lucas, Jr. The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia, (1985), p. 134, shows Daniel Gunnels in Wilkes County Georgia. Dicey and Rosannah Gunnels appear together in dwelling 77 in the 1820 Census.)

Avory Bland and his wife Mary Johnson had a family of children, including:

A. Johnson Avory Bland (July 14, 1821 – January 12, 1884) who married Sarah A. Watson (August 9, 1833 – July 31, 1882) May 8, 1851.  (VU, p. 5~3-514)

(Bland Family Bible Record provideq by John Bland Mobley, Columbia S.C.)

B. Elbert R. Bland (April 29, 1823 – September 23, 1863), who married Rebecca Griffin (January 8, 1835 – March 29, 1891) on March 15, 1854. (VU, pp. 514-516).

C. Mary Ann Bland (February 24, 1825 – November 27, 1865) who married John Smyley, December 3, 1840. (VU, pp. 516-517).

D. Randall Bland (July 29, 1829 – January 4, 1849). Randall is buried side by side with his uncle Randall Bland (1804-1829) Avory Bland’s half-brother, who was evidently very close to Avory,(VU. p. 506). The younger Randall was named in honor of his uncle who died just two months before he was born.

E. George W. Bland (C.1830, VU. p. 517).Buried in the cemetery of Johnson Avory Bland, Edgefield County. George was found living with the Rushton family in Edgefield County in 1850.

F. Harriet Bland (June 21, 1831 – ), married first Stanmore Holstein about 1851. Second, she married William Logue on May 16, 1854. Third, Harriet married Lawrence Johnson. Avory Bland is the only known child of Presley Bland through his relationship with Dicey Gunnels. About 1800, Presley married a woman named Martha Barrentine or Barrenton (Charles and Wilson Barrenton witnessed at least two deeds consummated by Presley and Elza Bland).  By Martha, Presley had a family of seven children.

Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton’s children:

1. John Prestley Bland:  The eldest son of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton was John Prestley or Bland, (C1801 – 1889, VU. pp. 510-511). There is an alternative possibility that John was born July 31, 1815, but that is difficult to square with a legal transaction in 1823. John married Martha Adaway Cogburn (1814-1868). Children of John Prestley Bland and Martha A. Cogburn, as known, have been previously noted. The only additional information is a marraige date for the eldest child, John Prestley Bland Jr. dates unknown, who died in Charleston S.C. John was married in Charleston, November 11, 1857, to Eliza A. Singleterry.

2. Randall Bland: is buried in the Avory Bland Cemetery in Edgefield County. His tombstone states that he died May 9, 1829, aged 25 years. Thus his dates are (1804-1829). In his will, Randall left the entirety of his estate to “my brother Avory Bland”, thus leaving a major clue to his and Avory’s relation to Presley Bland.

3. Sampson Bland: the third son of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton, was born about 1805 and was still living in 1853. He married a woman named Adeline,(C1818 – ) about 1834. Their family has been previously delineated (VU, p. 511), and includes Martha Bland (C1835 – ); Francis P. Bland (C1837 – ); Mary Bland (C1840 ). Eliza Bland (C1843 – ); James Bland (C1845 – ); Emily Bland (C1847 – ) and Luke Bland (C1850 – ).

4. Luke Bland: the fourth son of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton, was born about 1806/1807 he died in 1851. He married Rebecca Forest in Edgefield County, March 12, 1843, but they had no known children, (VU. p. 512).

5. Emily Bland:  The eldest known daughter of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton was Emily Bland (C1808 – ) who married Simeon Christie, (C1802 – October 2, 1860) about 1833. They had a son John P. Christie, who died December 13, 1856 at age 22. Colonel Simeon Christie died of a protracted case of typhoid fever. In 1850, his worth was reckoned at $13,000. He was twice sheriff of Edgefield, commander of a local regiment and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. (VU, p. 508).

6. Mary Bland:  The second daughter and sixth child of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton was Mary Bland. She was born about 1809 and died before 1851. She married R.D Bryan. (VU, pp. 508-509).

7. Martha Bland:  The third daughter and seventh child of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton was Martha Bland. According to a letter from Carolyn Dean Moore Gresette to the mother of Albert Turner of Johnston S.C. Martha’s dates were 1819-1896. She married Aaron C. Dean (C1820 – ), on November 18, 1841. (VU, p. 509).

8. Caroline Bland:  The fourth daughter and eighth child of Presley Bland and Martha Barrenton was Caroline Bland, (C1822 – ). She married William C. Prather or Prator, (C1816 – ) of Montgomery Alabama, on December 3, 1840. By 1850, the Prators were wards of the poor farm. (VU. p. 509).

6. Wormley Bland: (February 17, 1771 – July 7, 1800). Wormley’s proven family is discussed briefly in my book, (VU, pp. 520-524, see further discussion below about William Bland, 1792-1868).

Wormley married Sarah Turner, (C1773-1848), who was the daughter of William Turner and Sarah Ellzey. Both Wormley and Sarah were born in Virginia and died in Edgefield County S.C. Wormley must have died suddenly for he had no will. Sarah Bland was appointed administratrix for his estate July 7, 1800. The estate was settled August 23, 1800 by a simple inventory. Sarah Turner Bland remarried to Jeremiah Mobley, the son of a man bearing the same name. John Bland Mobley has furnished me a family group sheet that indicates Jereremiah Mobley, (C1744-1824) married Sarah Cheves (C1773- ) and had by her a son Jeremiah Mobley (C1774-1835). This revises information published previously that Sarah married a man named Jeremiah Mobley with dates of 1744-1835, dates which transpose the lives of father and son, (Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, p. 304.).

According to John’s notes the younger Jeremiah married the widow Sarah Turner Bland. Sarah made out her will August 26, 1848. Sarah’s obituary in The Edgefield Advertiser, indicates that she died September 6, 1848 “in the 75th year of her age”. She was sal~·t1 to have been a devoted Methodist. 1e The children of Jeremiah Mobley and Sarah Turner Bland were, according to her will, Mariah Parmenter, William Mobley, Jeremiah Mobley, Catherine Gamble, Harriet Herrin, Mary Paul, Ann Cockcroft, and John T. Mobley. By her will and by other evidence available, it is clear that Wormley Bland and Sarah Turner had the following children:

1. Margaret Bland (April 20, 1800 – September 20, 1868) was the only daughter of Wormley and Sarah. According to the DAR records of Eula Satcher Moyer, she married Darling Hazel (C1789 – died September 1835) in 1820. As noted above Margaret was mentioned in her mother’s will. One of the children of Darling Hazel and Margaret Bland was John Bland Hazel, (1829-1909) who moved to Florida and married Ellen Frances Fitzpatrick. Their daughter Maggie Josephine Hazel married Michael John Murphy. Their child Cecil John Murphy married Mary Elizabeth Browning and had by her a daughter Mary Elizabeth Murphy of East Palatka Florida, who has been my correspondent and has provided very valuable information about this family, especially that of Elza Bland.

2. Turner Bland dates unknown. On September 17, 1801, Anna Bland, widow of Robert Bland (1732-1807) and mother or Wormley Bland, transmitted for $300. paid by Sarah Bland, 100 acres to be divided by Turner and Elsey Bland “at their coming of the age of twenty one ••• their mother, Sarah Bland to live on the said land during her widowhood. “What happened to Turner must remain speculative. McClendon’s compilation of Edgefield County marriages shows a Turner Bland marrying Mary Walker, December 15, 1867, but indicates “both negro”. 19 Mrs. Nancy Mims, indicates that McClendon did not record marriages among blacks (notwithstanding that poor McClendon thought he did in this case). It should b~ noted that Turner was not noted in Sarah Turner Bland Mobley’s will of 1848. Perhaps thisO marraige for Turner could have been a December union for in 1867, would have been about 70.

3. Elza Bland (March 5, 1798 – November 25, 1878) Elza’s dates are provided in a Hazel Family Bible provided me by Mary Murphy. His name appears as Elza in the bible record as well as his mother’s will. Little was known of Elza when the book was written but supplementary information was since provided in the Newsletter. (VU. pp. 521-522 and AC 3-1, pp. 33-36).

About 1818, Elza Bland married Sophia Pow, a widow of one Phillip Pow, a daughter of Moore Johnson and a sister of Mary Johnson, who married Elza’s cousin Avory Gunnels Bland about 1820.

In 1820, Elza and Sophia claimed control of land held by Phillip Pow and passed to his son Phillip. Moore Johnson made out his will on November 24, 1825, leaving a number of slaves and other property to his daughter Mary Johnson Bland, wife of Avory Gunnels Bland. To poor Sophia Johnson Pow Bland, Mr. Johnson left five shillings. The estate of Moore Johnson was not settled until 1835, by which time Elza and Sophia had moved to Alabama. Sophia’s name did not appear in the final inventory .• 0 Elza seems to have got his start from Avory Bland on October 15, 1825 when he purchased on credit for $800. 157 acres called Cross Keys. He had purchased 300 acres in 1821, but also sold 95 acres the same year. Elza was also well enough off to purchase a lot in Edgefield Town in 1829. The record shows that Elza also increased his holdings through personal loans with total estates as security. His resale of Cross Keys to Avory Bland in 1831, expanded to 337 acres and valued at $1,500., seems to have marked Elza’s departure for Alabama, for he does not appear in the records afterward.

By Sophia Johnson Pow, Elza had the following children:

A. John W. Bland, (May 14, 1819 – ).
B. Harriet Bland, (May 31, 1821 – August 16, 1822).
C. James E. Bland (July 3, 1825 ).
D. Elza W. Bland (August 29, 1830 – December 24, 1854).

Elza W. Bland apparently did not marry and little is known of him. In his estate was “one fine violin” which may have reverted to his father. Elza’s third wife Sarah Neyland on November 1892 passed on to Elza Hazel the violin, explaining that Elza once lent the violin to someone who broke it. Elza laid it aside and never used it again. Mary Murphy now owns a violin passed to her through her family, which may be one and the same .

E. Francis M. Bland (October 18, 1841 – ).
Sophia Pow died sometime before 1842. On June 5, 1842, Elza’~ married Damaris Barnes (C1806 – ) in Dallas County Alabama. ~1 The only child born to Elza and Damaris was Francis J. Bland (1846- 1848). Damaris died about 1862 for about 1863, Elza married for the third time to Sarah L. Neyland (C1845 – 1916). The story of the marraige between Elza and Sarah has been told in a previous number, (AC 3-1, pp. 33-36, cf. AC 5-1, pp. 26-27).

7. Elisha Bland: (April 9, 1775 – 1837). (Mistakenly called Elijah, 5-1, p. 42. Cf, AC 1-2, pp. 20-21). Elisha’s will was made out in Washington County Georgia August 1, 1836, according to an affidavit by John Bland, who stated that Elisha died in 1837.

According to Nora Elder of Tampa, Florida, a descendant of Elisha, “he was “a respectable citizen and prosperous farmer.” Nora indicates that Elisha “came to Georgia by 1794,” evidenced by his appearance on the Muster Roll of the Washington Georgia Dragoons between November 1 and December 31, 1794. This is reinforced by a deed in Edgefield County, South Carolina in 1798 in which Anna Bland sells 100 acres to El isha Bland !’of the State of Georgia”. By 1801, Elisha had sold these 100 acres, and he did not subsequently appear in the Edgefield records. ~~ In 1806, Elisha received a land grant of 600 acres in Washington County, Georgia.

Elisha married Agnes about 1796 in Georgia. Agnes was born in North Carolina about 1770 and died June 16, 1862. Elisha and Agnes Bland had the following family:

1. Simeon Bland (C1797-1798 – October 15, 1864). Simeon’s will was made May 20, 1862. He was born in Washington County Georgia. He married Elizabeth Hodges (C1800 – April 19, 1853).
Elizabeth was born in North Carolina and Nora Elder believes was the daughter of Henry Hodges of Beaufort County N.C. Simeon Bland and Elizabeth Hodges had the following children:

A. Henry Bland, (C1820 -February 12, 1869). According to Henry’s descendant Mildred Mason Snyder of Panama City Florida, Henry married first on December 11, 1845, Elizabeth Ann Adams, who died in 1846/1847. Henry and Elizabeth had one child, (1) Simeon Micajah Bland (October 1, 1846 – June 1931). A newspaper notice indicates that Simeon Micajah enlisted in Company 0, 68th Georgia Regiment in September 1863. He was captured in December 1864 and imprisoned for six months at Camp Douglas Illinois. He had lived in Wheeler County, Georgia since 1896, when he died. On January 10, 1886, Simeon Micajah Bland married Mattie Carrie McMillan (January 5, 1866 – 1930) They had a family of eleven children including:

(a) Leon Micajah (1886);
(b)Clara Manita (November 19, 1887)
grandmother of Mildred Snyder;
(c) Emil Strathmore Bland (1889);
(d) Lester Alvin Bland (1891);
(e) Ennis Alton Bland, (1893);
(f-g) Verlon and Vergaline Bland, twins (1895);
(h) Thomas Albert Bland (1897>;
(i) Carrie Lizzie Bland (1902>;
(j) Dana Otto Bland (1903); and
(k) Oscar Lee Bland (1907).

Second, Henry Bland married Martha Lawrence on September 1848 and third, Lavina Prosser;

B. Micajah H. Bland (November 28, 1826 – June 20, 1862). Micajah was killed in the Civil War in Richmond Virginia, where he is buried. He married on December 23, 1853, Sarah Louise Prosser of Baldwin County Georgia (May 7, 1837 – October 19, 1900) Micajah Bland and Sarah Louise Prosser had a family of five children, including:

(1) Augustus Prosser Bland (August 28, 1853 – March 4, 1930). Augustus married Doshea or Docia Underwood and had three children by her but no living males;
(2) John Otis Bland (1855-1867) died of Typhoid dysentery;
(3) Samuel Johnson Bland (February 27, 1858 – January 20, 1930), married first Martha J. McSwain, by whom he had (a) Louis Lester Bland (1886); (b) Max Weaver Bland (1889);(c) Augustus Prosser Bland (1894);(d) Thelma Bland (1896), who married an Underwood; and (e) Simeon (1901-1939). Secondly, Samuel Johnson Bland married Isadora Esther Burke, (1878 – 1948) and had by her,(a) Samuel Johnson Bland Jr., (1904), father of Nora Elder; (b) Nora Lou Bland (1906) and (c) Jessie Elizabeth Bland (1920);
(4) Henry Micajah Bland (January 15, 1860 – March 10, 1928); and
(5) Margaret E. Bland, (March 7, 1862 – November 20, 1940). Thelma Bland Underwood, daughter of Samuel Johnson Bland (1858-1930), claimed that her father had a brother Henry who had a son Edward.

C. Mary H. Bland, who married Robert T. Sheppard, December 2, 1851.

D. William Freeman Bland (died May 12, 1865 in the Civil War) who married Mary Elizabeth Williams. William had a son named William Rubin Bland. William Rubin Bland had a son named William Henry Bland,(1896-living in 1952);

E. Jane Bland, who married Young A. Cox, September 16, 1847.

F. Reubin H. Bland (died June 14, 1863 near Jackson Mississippi in the Civil War), never married.

G. Elizabeth Bland, who married Robert F. Wood;

H. Frederick Simeon Bland, (died May 14, 1863, near Jackson Mississippi in the Civil War), married Virginia C. Hall. On May 19, 1863, just before Frederick Simeon Bland was killed, his brother Reuben H. Bland wrote to his father to tell him of Frederick’s death. The two brothers had been fighting against the yankees at Jackson, Mississippi May 13-14, 1863. On the second day, while hauling ammunition to a gun, Frederick Simeon was struck by a six pound shell that went clear through his shoulder. He fell wounded and died soon after. Reuben grieved: “What hurt me to the very heart – we had to leave him on the field, where he fell into. the hands of the enemy. Oh! If I could have got him away and buried him I would have been much better satisfied, but we had no time to take care of him as the yankees were so close on us.”

I. Sarah Ann Bland, (June 1, 1842 – February 27, 1928). According to Thelma Bland Underwood, Sarah married first, a Hodges and later a Smith. Sarah evidently died with a great deal of family information, including the Family Bible buried with her. Her nephew Edward did not have the wit to copy or save any of these gems, except the letter referred to above from Reuben to Simeon Bland.

2. Micajah Bland, (1797-1798 – July 7,1866). Micajah’s will was made June 8, 1866. He was probably Simeon’s twin. Micajah married Elizabeth, probably Marshall, after 1820. Their children were:

A. Elizabeth Jane Bland.

B. Nancy G. Bland, who may have married Griffin Rains, February 4, 1844.

C. Almira Bland.

D. Marshall H. Bland, died in the Civil War.

E. William F. Bland, died in the Civil War.

3. Rachel Bland, (C 1803 – died after the 1860 census was taken). Rachel married Thomas Prosser between 1820-1824 and had a family of nine children. One of these, Martha F. Prosser, (July 3, 1830 – June 7, 1899) was the great, great grandmother of Mildred Snyder of Panama City, Florida, who descends from Elisha and Agnes Bland through their son Simeon and their daughter Rachel.

4. John Bland (1805 – died after December 24, 1885 in Telfair County Georgia). On March 30, 1830, John married Emiline Daniel, (1815 – I iving December 24, 1885). Their children were:

A. Simeon Daniel Bland (1832 ), who married Tabitha J. Wood on November 13, 1854.

B. Susan A. Bland (C1837 – married first to a Meaghen and second to Robert T. Sheppard.

C. Elisha Bland, (1839 -died from injuries received at the second battle of Manassas).

D. Martha L. Bland (1842 – ) married a Dykes.

5. Jane D. Bland (1812 – died after 1860) in Washington County Georgia. Jane married John Hodges of North Carolina December 10, 1829  Nora Elder believes he was the brother of Elizabeth Hodges, (1800-1B53), who married Simeon Bland. Jane D. Bland and!~ John Hodges had a family of five children.  This concludes discussion of the family of Elisha Bland (1775- 1837) .

8. Lyddia Bland: (May 2, 1778 ~ ). To my knowledge, nothing more is known of Lyddia, but that she was living when her father’s will was made in 1786.

9. Payton Bland: (January 1, 1780 – March 13, 1815). Following publication of the book, in which I had no information about Payton, aside from his birth, I made contact with Charles C. Bland of St. Louis, Missouri, who referred Juanita Alexander of Orange Texas to me. Quickly an avalanche of corresponoents descending from this family began sending me family information. Today, our knowledge of this family is quite complete.
Payton was variously called Peyton and Paton. Although the Darwin Bible spelled his name Payton he called himself Peyton, which is how I will spell his name hereafter in this discussion.

Peyton is noted in his grandfather’s will, and a genealogist employed by Ruth Decuir of Beaumont Texas, called him a “sojourner” in the 1800 Census of Edgefield County, meaning that he lived alone. Peyton died shortly after returning to his home in Vermillion Parish, St. Martin County, Louisiana, following his discharge from Shadrach Porter’s Infantry, part of Baker’s 15th Regiment, during the War of 1812. (Peyton served January 3 to March 13, 1815). Peyton was enroute to the Battle of New Orleans, when he took sick and had to leave his unit to return home, where he died.

Peyton married Elizabeth Smith, probably of Darlington County, South Carolina, in St. Martin Louisiana, sometime during 1809- 1810. They were part of a party of migrants to St. Martin Louisiana. After Peyton died in 1815, Elizabeth Smith Bland married Joseph Dickerson and had one child, Joseph, by him in a brief marraige. After dickerson, Elizabeth married Robert Johnson on January 18, 1817. Robert Johnson adopted the children of Peyton Bland and Elizabeth Smith and about 1834, took them to the Mexican Territory that became Texas, Jefferson County in 1836 and Orange County in 1852. That much said, the Texas settlement hereafter will be referred to as Orange County. Elizabeth Smith Bland Dickerson Johnson was a colorful local figure, standing six feet two inches (taller in her boots), over 200 pounds, red hair and fiery temper.

She wore six-shooters on her hips, which were quite ample, and “was afraid of neither man nor beast.” Elizabeth acted as a mid-wife for the local populace. She is said to have made her rounds astride a saddle horse, tailed at a respectable distance down wind by a negro on a mule. Legend has it that what became Orange County was a wilderness in 1834, run over by lazy and ruthless Mexicans, assorted indians, jack rabbits, Gila Monsters, cock roaches snakes and other varmints. One look at Betsey and they all vacated the premises, permitting civilization to take hold. ~~

Peyton Bland and Elizabeth Smith had three children:

1. John Bland. (March 5, 1811 – November 2, 1886). John was born at St. Martin County, Louisiana and died in Orange County Texas. John was indentured at age 12 to Asa Foreman. This connection with Foreman was beneficial (one presumes) to John, who was educated lito the third rule” under the indenture and, to boot, married Foreman’s daughter Mary (February 4, 1816 – January 13, 1904) on February 21, 1831. As an adult in Orange County, John prospered as a farmer. He was said to have enjoyed liquor, gambling and horses in moderation, and he was also a soldier who fought in the Texas war for independence, (AC 1-1, p. 11).

John Bland and Mary Foreman had the following nine children:

A. Joseph Bland (June 8, 1832 – November 8, 1915). Joseph was born in St. Martin County, Louisiana and died in Orange County, Tex.s. He married first, Martha Thomas, by whom he had four children:

(1) Henry W. Bland. Henry married Rachel Simmons on December 28, 1877 and Frances Henry, July 3, 1918;
(2) Jefferson Davis Bland (June 30, 1861 – July 12, 1918) married Emily Myers November 11, 1883;
(3) Clara Bland, married D.W. Stakes November 2, 1880; and
(4) Flavia Bland, who married Adolph Prejean. Second, Joseph Bland (1832-1915) married Abigail Holden Parish, a widow, on November 21, 1865, by whom he had four children:

(1) Malona Jacente Bland (October 15, 1866 -August 1936), who married Edward Hall On June 8, 1886. Malona is the ancestor of a correspondent Cheryl Kipp;
(2) Margaret Bland, (C1869 – ) married G.S. Russell, March 17, 1887;
(3) Joseph Bland and
(4) George W. Bland who married Maggie Peveto on June 29, 1892. On October 8, 1885, Joseph married a third wife, Mel Stakes, but by then poor old Joseph had run out of steam and no children ensued. Joseph’s photo is displayed in (AC 2-1, attachment 9).

B. Oliver Bland (September 9, 1834 – June 2, 1909) born at St. Martin County,Louisiana and died in Orange County Texas: Oliver married Elizabeth McDonald (1849-1902) on July 11, 1871 and by her had five children:

(1) John Horace Bland (April 15, 1872 – );

(2) William Walton Bland (August 25, 1875 May 23, 1935), married Daisy Rebecca Toland November 1, 1904;

(3) Mary Allenah Bland (November 18, 1877 – May, 1937) married M.V. Anderson on December 23, 1893;

(4) Elizabeth J. Bland, (May 12, 1880 – ) married Dr. D. R. Seastrunk on May 31, 1905; and (5) Maud E. Bland (December 12, 1884 – March 3, 1917) married Tom Dodd, September 7, 1904.

C. Malone Bland (or Malona or Melanie) (September 6, 1837 – February 14, 1907) was born and died in Orange County Texas. Malone married William Fleming.

D. Peyton Bland, born July 22, 1839 and died the same day.

E. Mary Bland (September 25, 1840 – October 15, 1919), was born and died in Orange County Texas. According to a letter from Helen Bourque of Houston Texas, Mary first married William Hatton and had two children by him. Second, Mary married George A. Foreman, November 16, 1865, and had a family of six children.

F. David Bland (January 27, 1843 – November 25, 1927). Born and died in Orange County. David served in the CSA from August 1, 1861 to May 18, 1865,as a Private in Company B, 4th Texas Cavalry.
A photo of David Bland, in uniform, appears in (AC 3-1, p. 37). David married Martha Allen on November 17, 1869. Prior to her marraige, Martha was a school teacher in Orange County. She established the Cove School in 1893. She taught the school for seven consecutive years. Land for the school was donated by David Bland and Martha’s daughters Fannie Bland Newport, and Allie Bland were in charge of the school.

David had by Martha, a family of seven children:

(1) Mary Minerva Bland (November 29,1870 – May 17,1946) Mary married J. W. Gates, December 23, 1890;

(2) John Calhoun Bland (July 3,1872-1941) married Mattie Chester Thompson on December 6, 1894. John C. Bla’mp and Mattie Chester Thompson had at least three children:

(a) Louise Bland;

(b) Chester Bland; and

(c) Mary Bland, whose childhood photo is displayed on the picture pages.

(3) Fannie Lourenia Bland (August 8,1874- January 23,1895) married George Elsworth Newport, December 23, 1890. Fannie was the grandmother of Helen Bourque of Houston Texas, a woman who has done prodigious research on this family in spite of severe physical handicaps. A photo of Fannie appears in (AC 3-1, p. 37);

(4) Allie Bland (July 26,1875-1964). Allie Bland was a family historian and also the first graduate of her mother’s Cove School in 1892 or 1893. Allie’s photo in childhood and in later life appears on the photo pages;

(5) David Bland (1876-1888);

(6) Thurston Bland (July 17,1878 – July 6,1956). Thurston was a first rate adventurer, a regular old guy, whose story has been previously told (AC 3-2, p.45). He married Ida Eddings, February 22, 1905;

(7) Martha Bland (November 6,1882-1965). Martha married A. Monroe Chapman on June 8, 1905. Martha Ann Bland Chapman appears on the photo pages with two of her daughters Nelle and
Fanita.

G. John Clayborne Bland (December 16, 1848 – October 5, 1895). John was born and died in Orange County Texas. He married Martha Jane Johnson (February 18,1856- September 28,1938) on March 22, 1875. By her,’ he had a family of seven children, including:

(1) Richard Henry Bland (September 25, 1876-May 29,1901). Richard married Dora Bain Cook;

(2) Percy Lafayette Bland (July 7,1878- March 18, 1921);

(3) Ada Jane Bland (February 14,1881-September 10,1953) married Andrew Lemaire on August 16, 1899;

(4) Mary Melissa Bland (September 2, 1883-November, 1956) married W.L. Downey on January 7, 1901;

(5) David Clarence Bland (March 7,1886 -August 20,1951). David Clarence married Kathleen Lomax on September 10, 1915 and had three children:

(a) Martha Jane Bland Spradley,
(b) Kathleen Lomax Bland Smith and
(c) David Clarence Bland Jr. of Houston, one of my correspondents;

(6) Lonie Florence Bland (January 11,1888 -January 18,1957) who married W.F. Rachel, October 26, 1915, and

(7) Fara Elizabeth Bland (September 10,1892 – ). Fara Elizabeth married Richard L. Kibbe, October 23, 1915. Note: Although it may be coincidental, there is an infant named Oliver B.
Bland (1874-1874), buried in the Hatton Cemetery in Orange Texas, near John C. Bland and Martha Jane Johnson.

H. Elizabeth Bland (January 19, 1853 – February 2, 1918). Born and died in Orange County, Texas. Elizabeth married Jack Turner about 1876.

I. Lafayette Bland (1855-1861).

2. Caroline Bland (September 7, 1813 – June 2, 1888). Born in St. Martin County, Louisiana and died in Orange County Texas. Caroline married William Clark at st. Martin County, Louisiana about 1830 and had by him a family of six children. ~~

3. Peyton Bland (October 25, 1815 – September 17, 1872 or 1873). Peyton was born at St. Martin County, Louisiana and died in Orange County. Peyton married Susannah Harmon (November 2, 1822 – August 15, 1892), on May 8, 1838. Peyton was a huge, colorful man, whose story has been previously told (AC 1-1, p. 12) Peyton was prone to illness and he died of pneumonia in 1872 or 1873 during a cattle drive. His children went out to search for his grave but never found it. Peyton and Susannah had a family of thirteen children:

A. Sarah Elizabeth Bland (May 1, 1839 – February 18, 1924). Sarah married Michael Peveto, (1836-1909), in Orange County July 31, 1855, and had by him a family of twelve children. Sarah’s photo appears in (AC 1-1, Attachment 16).

B. Emily Bland (May 25, 1841 – December 25, 1902)~ Emily married Samuel Peveto (1835-1900) On March 27, 1856 and had by him a family of sixteen children.

C. Caroline Bland (August 16, 1843 – June ,1, 1900). Caroline married Uriah Cooper on January 26, 1860. Nothing is known of any children by this marraige.

D. Nancy Jane Bland (May 26, 1845 – August 25, 1933). Nancy Jane married James Norwood, August 9, 1866. There were no children in this marraige, which was short lived. On January 6,
1871, Nancy Jane Bland Norwood married Colin Peveto (1849-1907), and had by him a family of nine children. Nancy Jane’s photo appears in (AC 1-1, attachment 16).

E. Ursan Bland (July 5, 1847 – 1865) was killed in action during the Civil War.

F. Jonathan Bland (December 8, 1848 – July 29, 1878). Jonathan married first, Sue Beaks on November 21, 1866 and by her had a single child, Stafford Bland, of whom nothing is known.
Second, Jonathan married Texana Alderman on November and had by her three children:

(1) Jonathan Cooper Bland (December 6,1872- ), married Hattie Van Housen, November 19, 1896;
(2) Samuel Allen Bland (January 18,1875- April 16,1956) married Rosey Lee Pierce in 1897; and
(3) Peyton Bland (March 3,1879- ), married Alice Weaver C1871 and Ola Cole C1923.

G. Silas Bland (June 1, 1850 – January 24, 1933). Silas married Nora Alividi Lindscomb or Bossier (1850-1927) on September 14eo, 1870 and had by her a family of nine children:

(1) Robert Bland (1871-1871);

(2) Richard Bland (September 17,1873 – ) married Aziline Grady on December 28, 1892;

(3) Edward Bland (September 27, 1875 – ) married Viola Chochran;

(4) Jo Ida Bland (October 14,1878 – May 15, 1935) married L.W.B. Tarter;

(5) Lender Lee Bland (January 6,1881 – April 4,1952) married Octavia Alice Peveto on January 31, 1901;

(6) Oliver Bland (1883-1902);

(7) Mary Ida or Ada Bland (April 4,1885 – ) married Arthur Davis, March 20, 1904;

(8) Sidney Ann Bland (February 3,1887 – ) married George Shannon, June 19, 1903;

(9) Vida Bland (February 24,1894 – ), married William Walter Morris December 20, 1911.

H. James Bland (January 9, 1852 – June 12, 1894). I have some question about this date. James may have died as a young child.

I. Altha Ann Bland (September 20, 1854 – December 14, 1932). Altha Ann married John Dobbs, (1844-1881) October 26, 1869, and had five children by him. Altha Ann’s photo appears in (AC 1-1, attachment 16).

J. Peyton Bland (May 19, 1858 – May 24, 1838). Peyton married Alice Gibson (1862-1960) on November 25, 1879, at Wallis Texas. They had a family of three sons, including:

(1) Grover Bland (November 27,1886 – September 11,1928) married Mary Louise Hutchings;
(2) Walter B. Bland (November 15,1889 – October 21, 1952); and
(3) Thurman Bland (dates uncertain).

K. Susan Bland (November 26, 1860 – February 20, 1926). Susan married Alonzo Wingate Lewis (1857-1910) on February 19, 1880. They had a family of nine children. Susan’s ph6to appears in (AC 1-1, attachment 16).

L. Elzy Harmon Bland (May 25, 1863 – August 22 1938). Elzy married Martha Hare Wilkerson (1864-1941) on April 12, 1883. By her Elzy had a family of eleven children, including:

(1) Maggie Wilkerson Bland (June”18,1882- February 22,1950) who married John Peveto;
(2) Jessie Bland (August 20,1885- June 7,1958);
(3) Frank Bland (1886-1888);
(4) Lillie Bland (February 4,1888- November 4,1945);
(5) Jasper Monroe Bland (February 21,1890- August 15, 1951) who married Alta Smith March 3, 1920;
(6) Fred Nolan Bland (August 28 1892 – November 25,1956) Married Emma McDonald April 10,1918;
(7) Denis Feral Bland (December 3,1893 married Sid J. Callavet January 21, 1917;
(8) Henry Thomas Bland (April 18, 1895 – ) who married Lillie Granger December 31, 1916;
(9) Lettie Bland (January 22, 1898 – ) married Arthur J. Reinhard, Februar. 8 J 1924;
(10) Edmond Newton Bland (October 13,1899 – November 15,1952) who married Syble Johnson;
(11) Susie Bland (1902-1902). M. Joshua Bland (January 16, 1867 -October 26, 1947).

Joshua’s obituary calls him the “father” of the oil industry and credits him with the first oil explorations in Orange County. According to the obituary, the first oil well in Orange County was brought in on Joshua’s property. Joshua married Ellen Nora Walles (April 7, 1872 – May 4, 1946) on September 5, 1888, and had family of nine children:

(1) Elnora Bland (September 8,1889 – ) who married Travis Linscomb;

(2) Granville Shaw Bland (September 21,1891- March 2,1957). Granville married Minnie Lafleur, December 16, 1915;

(3) Walles Bland (November 3,1892 – May,1969) married Georgia Wooley September 2, 1921;

(4) Fannie Bland (August 30,1894- August 24,1924) married Carrol William Roebuck, June 5, 1915;

(5) Jefferson Davis Bland ( February 2, 1896-December 3,1963) married Lancie Landrum, March 1, 1916;

(6) Walter Carl Bland (January 17, 1900-February 7, 1947) married Mary Maggi~ Stienecker;

(7) Cora May Bland (September 9,1901 – ) married Loran Henry 1 Carr., March 16, 1922;

(8) James Tracy Bland (April 24~1906 – August 5, 1967), married Marian Carver and Ruby Lee Mitchell

(9) Charles Culberson Bland (December 22, 1908 – August 5, 1986). Charles married Virginia Sexton June 24, 1931. Charles, a remarkably creative man,(AC 3-1, p. 4) was the man who introduced the Orange County Texas family to me.

10. James Bland: (November 29, 1783 – ). Not much is concretely known about this youngest child of Robert and Ann Bland. In his will, Robert Bland left a special grant of 150 acres to James. On October 18, 1794, Anna Bland conveyed to James an additional 100 acres adjacent to Wormley and Payton Bland. Following this transaction, James’ name does not appear in the deed records until 1805, by which time he would have achieved his majority. Between 1805-1807, in a series of transactions, James sold off 110 acres to Presley Bland, Mumford Perryman and Jeremiah Mobley. He never again appears in the Edgefield Records as far as I can determine. Further information about James Bland would be appreciated.

Edgefield County: Missing Links Talton Bland: Although Talton Bland lived at Edgefield, he does not have any direct transactions of land w.ith other members:,)”pf the family, seems to have lived apart from them. He was distinctly a poor man with little property. Previous information supplied by . Terese Bueker of Woodlands Texas and McXie Martin ~f Saint Augustine Texas, shows that Talton was born in South Carolina about 1795/1800 and died in Chattahoochie County, Georgia between 1870-1880 (AC 1-1, p. 13). I have previously speculated abou~ Talton’s parentage (AC 5-1, pp. 42-43) and have tended to place him with the larger Edgefield County family because of that family’s proclivity for naming their sons by allied family surnames (Presley, Wormley, Payton, Elza as in Ellzey, and Turner). ~a I have never turned up anything specific and concrete but the following makes it clear
that although their might not be a specific relation, there is at least a semblance through association:

Talton married Mary Carter in Edgefield County on January 23, 1823. There is a high probability, or improbable coincidence, that this was a double wedding, for on the same date Gasper Donaldson married Peggy Bland. ~~ At least three transactions establish some correlation between the larger family of Blands and these names:

(1) On December 15, 1817, Avory Gunnels purchased 144 acres of land from Gasper Donaldson;

(2) On November 5, 1821, Avory Bland and Gasper Donaldson witnessed a sale of land between Elza Bland and Presley Bland;

(3) On January 1, 1795, Presley Bland witnessed a transaction between Daniel Parker and Sarah Gunnels, a sister of Daniel Gunnels, father of Dicey Gunnels, thus Avory Bland’s aunt and grandfather. The land transacted was shown by a map to be adjacent to land owned by “Moses Carter’s People”. In 1790, Presley Bland acted as security for Moses Carter in a court matter. Again, on April 17, 1817, back to back trespass allegations occur between Henry Chipman and Avory Bland, Sarah Gunnels and Rose Carter. mo None of this links Talton to the larger Bland family. Talton, however, purchased 45.75 acres of land from Thomas and Mary Chiles in November 1826. Talton appears to have failed as a landowner, for in 1829 and again in 1832 he was forced to relinquish portions o~ this land to a man called William Eddins, because an inaccurate survey encroached on Eddins’ land. In both cases, the concession of
land by Talton Bland to William Eddins was witnessed by Jesse Bettis. On October 4, 1834, Avory Bland purchased 70 acres of land, (not near that of Talton Bland), from William Eddins, by then of Greene County Alabama. Jesse Bettis witnessed the transaction.

These transactions may portend a significant association between the various families. One should, however, bear in mind that these individuals might have been only neighbors. Jesse
Bettis might have been only a convenient witness. In the words of Christopher Johnston, written in another context, “we must bear in mind that the evidence is by no means clear, and that after all these may be no more than an accidental coincidence.” (VU, p. 223).

William Bland: According to a family bible, William was born February 2, 1792 and died November 25, 1868 This constitutes a rather significant rewrite of my book (VU, pp. 524-544). William Bland has been represented by my uncle Berry Jewell Bland and his daughter Margaret Bland Magliocco as well as by Betty Bland Lovvorn of Ooltewah, Tennessee,as a probable son of Wormley Bland and Sarah Turner (see pp.18ff above and VU, pp. 520-523) •. AII these folks make the assertion based on oral traditions within the family, and I accepted the idea when I wrote my book. Subsequent research, however, persuades me that this is an error. Anna Bland, Wormley’s mother, gave generously of land to many of her grandchildren, and specifically gave land to Wormley’s sons Elzey and Turner. ~~ William Bland was a small boy of nine at the time of this grant. It seems inconceivable that Anna Bland would have excluded him. Again, when she made out her final will in 1848 in Edgefield County, Wormley’s widow Sarah Turner Bland Mobley left specific bequests to Elza Bland and Margaret Bland Hazel, and numerous grandchildren, but did not mention William.

William may have been a son of Wormley Bland by a short lived marraige that was antecedent to Wormley’s marraige to Sarah Turner, which could have occurred as late as 1797, (Wormley was listed in the 1790 census and his mother conveyed land to him November 1, 1792, after his twenty first birthday). Alternately, to give credit to the fairly specific oral tradition passed down to Berry Bland, Margaret Magliocco and Betty Lovvorn, William might have been the child of Wormley as part of a relationship similar to Presley Bland and Dicey Gunnels. On the other hand, there is no  specific evidence that William ever was in Edgefield County.

In a trip to Union County South Carolina in November 1985, I found a record of William Bland in 1812. Union County was formed in 1798 from the 96th District that was parent to Edgefield, but adjacent to York County South Carolina and Rutherford County North Carolina. On December 9, 1812, William purchased from John Kendrick, 50 acres of land on the Broad River, (which runs through Rutherford County North Carolina into Union County). ~~ William”s name appears in the Union County Census for 1820 and 1830, with distributions that appear to match what is known about his family by his first wife. According to Margaret Magliocco, William married Caroline or Carolina Miller or perhaps Aiken. There is a deed in Union County South Carolina December 18, 1827, in which Wirliam Bland sells land to Payton B. Darwin. The transaction is attested to by “Nancy Bland, wife of the within named William Bland”. S4 We are thus confronted with a contradiction, unless William married Caroline/Carolina Miller or Aiken after or before he married Nancy. Nancy, however, is identified at a time that would make her the mother of Jacob Calvin/Calhoun Bland (1827-1898) and Thomas R. Bland (1829-1904), (VU, pp. 531-544).

On January 1, 1831, William Bland purchased land in Rutherford County, North Carolina at the confluence of the Broad and Second Broad Rivers, no more than a few miles across the border from Union County. This land was where William Bland’s family lived. His first wife died, probably between 1840 and 1845, for in 1847, William married Viannah Padgett in Rutherford County North Carolina.

The transaction in 1827 by William with Payton B. Darwin is significant on two counts: First, it clarifies the name of William’s first wife. Second, Darwin is almost certainly Peyton Bland Darwin (1805-18e3) the son of John Darwin and Jane Bland (1762-1827) daughter or Robert Bland (1732-1787) who died in Edgefield County. This links William concretely with the older Edgefield family. The John Darwin family, however, made its home in York County, adjacent to Union, as did Edward Bland (C1730-1800), brother of Robert. This leads me to believe that William Bland (1792-1868) who was the ancestral grandfather of both Betty Bland Lovvorn and me, is part of the family of Edward Bland.

Betty Bland Lovvorn descends from William’s son Jacob Calvin or Calhoun Bland, (1827-1898) whereas I descend from Jacob’s younger brother Thomas R. Bland, (1829-1904), (VU. pp. 531-544). A photo collage of Jacob Calvin and several of his children is featured on the photo pages.

Aside from these two Blands about which a considerable amount of information is already known, the following names appear inEdgefield County records:

Alexander Bland: In 1795, Alex. Bland was involved in a court dispute with Edward Court. ~~

Barnet F. Bland: On November 7, 1832, Barnet F. Bland purchased 130 acres on Stephen’s Creek near the Savannah River in Edgefield County, near settlements of the larger Bland family.
On January 9, 1843, Barnet F. Bland and his wife Elizabeth, acknowledged receipt of $125.27, a 1/6 share in the estate of Mariam Adams. The presence of a Jeremiah Burnet in this distribution may provide some clue to an antecedent marraige of a Bland man and Burnet or Barnet woman who were parents of this man. Although it is not certain, Barnet F. Bland may have died between 1846-1850, leaving the following family (number 907) in the Census:

Elizabeth, (1810- ); born in South Carolina; Jack (1832- ) a farmer; Shelyey (Shelby?), a male, (1836 – ); Margaret (1839 – ); Adeline (1841 – ); Bury (Berry?) (1843- ); Martha (1844 – ); Edmund (1846 – ). This is complicated by the presence of two Elizabeth Bland’s, head of household in 1850, (I have records for only one) and the fact that one of them was head of household in 1840, even though Barnet was obviously alive in 1840. Business as usual. To be continued.

George Bland George is noted by Chapman as a signatory on a deed, June 17, 1772, but to my knowledge never appears again in the records, (VU, p. 494, note 2).

Granberry Bland: This man appears in Edgefield County in the 1800 Census, living in dwelling (145) close to Payton Bland (139), William B. Bland (151), Jeremiah Mobley (159) and Daniel and Sarah Gunnels (186). He appears to be a young man, aged 26-45, recently m~rried, his wife aged 16-26. The household includes one male and two females under ten. To my knowledge, Granberry and his family do not appear again, suggesting they moved away sometime between 1800-1810.

Samuel Bland: Samuel Bland witnessed the will of Robert Bland (1732-1787). South Carolina Records show a Samuel Bland serving as quartermaster in Colonel Thomas’ regiment, February 16 to May 10, 1779 near the Savannah River. No more is known of ~ Samuel. me.

This does not exhaust the Blands of South Carolina. More new questions were raised than old ones answered. Further, there are scattered pockets of Blands located in other counties in South Carolina and at least one large family in Beaufort County (VU, p. 494). Further, even for Edgefield County, lines are pursued only up to about 1850. The Edgefield County family will be carried forward in time up to about 1900 in the next number and the Beaufort County and smaller family groups will be covered at a future time.

BLANDS IN DEED BOOKS
EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC, 1788-1838

1. Anna Bland “widow and executrix” of estate of Robert Bland,” (1732-1787), (also variously called Anne and Nancy. Grantee, purchases 350 acres on little Mine Creek of Little Saluda River, grantor William Brown.DB 2, March 7, 1788, pp. 129-133.

2. Anna Bland, Grantor, to William Humphreys, for 20 pounds sells 62 acres she purchased from George Mason , located on Mine Creek of Little Saluda River. Presley Bland witness March 3, 1790. DB 8, May 9, 1789, 433-436.

3. Anna Bland Implication of 62 acres conveyed to her by George Mason, transaction between William Humphreys and Mumford Perryman, DB 8, July 23, 1791, pp. 255-25B.

4. Anna Bland, grantor and Wor.mley Bland, grantee, Anna sells 120 acres on the road from Ninety Six to Charleston, for ten shillings. Part of a tract conveyed to Anna by William Little June 8, 1787. DB 7, November 1,1792, pp. 297-302. Future researchers should note that ‘Anna Bland’s mark was a sharply drawn A ( ).

5. Anna Bland Grantor, (called Nancy, “widow” ) James Bland, grantee.For 5 pounds, Nancy sells 100 acres on Mine Creek on north side of the road from Cambridge to Charleston. Property is adjacent to that of Wormley and Paten Bland and witness by Wormley Bland and Jeremiah Mobley, October 18, 1794. DB 11, Augqst 19, 17’94, pp. 315-
317.

6. Anna Bland, grantee, Wor.mley Bland grantor, for ten shillings, Wormley sells 120 acres to Anna, located on the Ninety Six Charleston Road. DB 13, February 25, 1796, pp. 54-58.

7. Anna Bland, (called Nancy) Grantor, Presley Bland, ,Grantee, for 20 pounds, Anna sells 105 acres located on the north side of the road from the Ridge to Ninety Six. Witness by “Sally Bland”, May 18, 1796. DB 13, May 14, 1796, 58-60.

8. Anna Bland, (Called Nancy), grantor, to Jacob Brown, “my loving grandson” “for love and good will and affection” gives him 50 acres, property where “William Brown Now Lives”. DB 13, May 18, 1796, pp. 60-61.

9. Anna Bland, grantor, sold to John Wells for $100., 100 acres from the Perkins Road to Edgefield Court House. Witness Wormley Bland March 4, 1797. DB 14, January 14, 1797, pp. 370-372.

10. Anna Bland, grantor, Elisha Bland (her son), grantee. For $50. \\]p..” sells 100 acres, part of a 250 acres tract bought from William Brown, located on the west wide of the new road from Perkins Ferrry on the Big Saluda River to Edgefield and on the south side of the Cambridge-Charleston Road. DB 15, January 15, 1798, pp. 370-372. Witness same day by Wormley Bland.

11. Anna Bland, (called Susannah at head, body has Ann struck out replaced by Nancy), Grantor, Turner and Elsey Bland, (Anna’s grandsons), Grantees. For $300., Anna sells to Turner and Elsey “at their coming of the age of twenty one” and Sarah Bland, “their mother. to live in the said during her natural life or widowhood. “100 acres of land originally conveyed to Anna from William Little, situated on the west side of the road from Ninety Six to Charleston. DB 19, September 17, 1801, pp. 546-548.

12. Anna Bland (called Ann), Grantor. Sold to Lewis Mobley, for $500., 210 acres part of a tract of 310 acres granted to Anna Bland by Governor Pinckney, August 21, 1797. On Shaw’s Creek, off South Edisto River. DB 29, February 20, 1808,p. 20.

13. Avory Bland, (called AVory Gunnels, son of Presley Bland, lived 1792-1857), grantee, purchase from Daniel Gunnels for $50. 50 acres on the’ Columbia Road, near “a pine corner on Presley Bland’s Land”. DB 32, January 8, 1816,pp. 436-437.

14. Avory Bland (called Avory Gunnels), grantee. Purchase from Gasper Donaldson, for $310. 144 acres near “my father David Donaldson.” DB 34, December 15, 1817, pp. 354-355.

15. Avory Bland Settlement of boundary question between Thomas Hatcher and Avory Bland of 101 acres of land on Turkey Creek. Avory Bland secures part of Hatcher’s land for a burying ground, “in consideration of the sum of two hundred fifty dollars to me paid by Avory Gunnels cOlIU.lI.only called Avory Bland.” For the price, Avory Bland also secures 100 acres originally granted to Richard Johnson in May 1786. DB 37, March 24, 1820, pp. 108-110.

16. Avery Bland grantor. For $600. sold to Augustus G. Nagel 219 acres on the Edgefield-Columbia Road. Witness Wilson Barrenton. DB 37, July 24, 1820, 201-202.

17. Avery Bland Grantee. Augustus Nagel indentures himself to Avory’l;”, .. for payment of $1,200. due January 1, 1821, 1822, 1823. Security placed is 13 acres sold to Nagel by Presley Bland and 219 acres sold to Nagel by Avory Bland DB 37, July 24, 1820,pp.203-204. (See the three transactions in unison. Nagel bought the 232 acres on credit, with the cash mingled, suggesting a less than totally alienated relationship between Presley and Avory) .

18. Avery Bland, grantee. For $43.50, purchases 15.25 acres from Eldred Simkins, situated on each side of the Old Crop road leading from Edgefield to Augusta. DB 39, January 8, 1823, 324-325. (A map shows this land in the midst of several boundaries marked south to north, A. Bland’s or Bland’s land).

19. Avery Bland grantee. For $500. purchases 245 acres from Thomas Hatcher, situated at the Saw Mill Branch on Turkey Creek, close to the Widow Burt, adjoining the land of Hatcher and Bland. Witness by Gaspar Donaldson (who signs his name, no mark). DB 39, December 28, 1822, pp. 326-327.

20. Avery Bland grantor. For the sum of $400. and after reserving one acre as a burial ground, sells to Thomas H. Loveless, 100 acres, part of a tract granted to Richard Johnson in May 1786, now evidently owned by Mary Johnson Bland, Avory’s wife, and another granted to one Buffington (?), joined to land owned by Susannah Burt, Loveless and Avory Bland, location not specified. Witness by Charles Barrenton, February 27, 1823 and released by Mary Bland February 28, 1823., DB 39, February 28, 1823, 381-382.

21. Avery Bland grantee. For the sum of $72. purchases the property of Ezekiel McClendon, rock, stock and barrel. A mortgage that is returnable if McClendon pays back the $7 f . by December I, 1824. Location not mentioned. DB 40, December I, 1823, pp. 217-218.

29. Avery Bland grantee. Purchased for $300. from McDaniel, 150 acres on Rocky Creek at Stevens Creek Savannah River. DB 44, February 13, 1830, pp. 197-198. Alexander near the

30. Avery Bland grantee. Purchased seized land from the A.B. Belcher. Paid $200. for 200 acres on Turkey Creek Savannah River, adjoining lands of Randall Murrill, Philip and Aquilla Miles. DB 46, October 5, 1830, pp. 82-83. ~~p.’r,; Sheriff·· at the Raiford

31. Avery Bland grantee. Pays to Daniel Holland et. al., $330. for 266 acres situated on Turkey Creek waters of Steven’s Creek at Savannah River bounded by Turkey Creek and the Road from Hamburg to Chappels Ferry on Saluda. DB 45, January 20, 1831, p. 229.

32. Avery Bland grantee. Paid to Martin and Amelia Palmer of Jefferson County, Middle Florida, $330. for 266 acres on waters of Turkey and Stephen’s Creek near the Savannah River, along road from Augusta to Chappel’s Ferry on Saluda River. DB 45, August 27, 1831, pp. 279-80.

33. Avery Bland grantee and Elza Bland, grantor. Elza, for $1500. sells to Avory, the property called II Cross Keys “. Property is on the Columbia Road about two miles from the Edgefield Court House and has 337 acres. DB 45, November 1, 1831, p. 324.

34. Avery Bland, grantor. For payment of $31. from Daniel Holland, sells 31.5 acres on both sides of Little Turkey ~reek, a branch of Big Turkey Creek, off Big Stephen’s Creek waters of the Savannah River. DB 46, September 3, 1833.

35. Avery Bland, grantee. Paid David W. Raney $400. for 477 acres situated at Turkey Creek, on land adj oining Hart, Avory Bland, Coates and Teter. DB 46, December 19, 1833, pp. 290-291.

36. Avery Bland Co-grantee with Benjamin Frazier and John Teter, paid $8,000. for purchase of unspecified amounts of land from Wiley Milton, situated on either side of Big Horse Creek. DB 46, January 18, 1834, pp. 300-301.

37. Avery Bland Grantor. For $172.78, sold 200 acres on Turkey Creek to John Jeter. DB 46, February 8, 1834, pp. 360-362.

38. Avery Bland secures land owned by Richard Prescot as security against a loan of $163. amounting to 118 acres on the Charleston Road from edgefield. DB 46, February 17, 1834, pp. 358-359.

29. Avory Bland grantee. Purchased for $300. from McDaniel, 150 acres on Rocky Creek at Stevens Creek Savannah River. DB 44, February 13, 1830, pp. 197-198. Alexander
near the

30. Avory Bland grantee. Purchased seized land from the Sheriff\i;;. A. B. Belcher. Paid $200. for 200 acres on Turkey Creek at the Savannah River, adjoining lands of Randall Murrill, Philip Raiford and Aquilla Miles. DB 46, October 5, 1830, pp. 82-83.

31. Avory Bland grantee. Pays to Daniel Holland et. al., $330. for 266 acres situated on Turkey Creek waters of Steven’s Creek at Savannah River bounded by Turkey Creek and the Road from Hamburg to Chappels Ferry on Saluda. DB 45, January 20, 1831, p. 229.

32. Avory Bland grantee. Paid to Martin and Amelia Palmer of Jefferson County, Middle Florida, $330. for 266 acres on waters of Turkey and Stephen’s Creek near the Savannah River, along road from Augusta to Chappel’s Ferry on Saluda River. DB 45, August 27″ 1831, pp. 279-80.

33. Avory Bland grantee and Elza Bland, grantor. Elza, for $1500. sells to Avory, the property called “Cross Keys”. Property is on the Columbia Road about two miles from the Edgefield Court House and has 337 acres. DB 45, November 1, 1831, p. 324.

34. Avory Bland, grantor. For payment of $31. from Daniel Holland, sells 31.5 acres on both sides of Little Turkey Creek, a branch of Big Turkey Creek, off Big Stephen’s Creek waters of the Savannah River. DB 46, September 3, 1833.

35. Avory Bland, grantee. Paid David W. Raney $400. for 477 acres situated at Turkey Creek, on land adj oining Hart, Avory Bland, Coates and Teter. DB 46, December 19, 1833, pp. 290-291.

36. Avory Bland Co-grantee with Benjamin Frazier and John Teter, paid $8,000. for purchase of unspecified amounts of land from Wiley Milton, situated on either side of Big Horse Creek. DB 46, January 18, 1834, pp. 300-301.

37. Avory Bland Grantor. For $172.78, sold 200 acres on Turkey Creek to John Jeter. DB 46, February 8, 1834, pp. 360-362.

38. Avory Bland secures land owned by Richard Prescot as security against a loan of $163. amounting to 118 acres on the Charleston Road from edgefield. DB 46, February 17, 1834, pp. 358-359.

39. Avory Bland Grantee. Paid to Samuel F. Goode, $590.25 for 196.75 acres on little Turkey Creek. DB 46, April 17, 1834, p. 434.

40. Avory Bland Grantor. For $81.75 sells 27.25 acres to Susannah Burt situated on Turkey Creek near the road from Augusta to”\;~· Chappels Ferry on the Saluda River. DB 47, May 23, 1834, pp. 111- 112.

41. Avory Bland grantee. For $46. purchased 70 acres from William W. Eddins of Greene County Alabama, situated on the road leading from Augusta to Chappels Ferry Road on the Saluda near Beaver Dam Creek and Stephen’s Creek. Witness Jesse Bettis. DB 47, October 4, 1834, pp. 136-137. See transactions of Talton Bland.

42. Avory Bland indenture with Wiley Milton, who conveys to Avory all of his property including land he owns, a 35 year old slave named Alsey, two “Gold Lotts” from the State of Georgia, assorted farm animals etc. for the loan of $3,000. Deed Book 48, March 5, 1835, pp. 506-507.

43. Avory Bland Grantor. Sold to Hugh Neale for $375., two tracts on Turkey Creek, “Quinney Prong” equaling 206 and 40 acres. DB 47, March 14, 1835, pp. 283-284.

44. Avory Bland grantor. Sold to Daniel Holland for $25., 12 acres on Turkey Creek a branch of Stephens Creek and Savannah River. DB 47, June 4, 1835, pp. 258-259.

45. Avory Bland grantee. Purchased from George W. and Elizabeth Neale for $1,000. some 133 acres on Turkey Creek on Stephens Creek of Savannah River. DB 46, January 5, 1838, p. 333.

46. Avory Bland Grantee. Purchased from Allen . Y. Burston for $1,200. property in “t<he village of Edgefield on the corner of the lot where on B.A. Wallace now resides, bordering on the public square, containing all the land covered by the stockhouse now occupied by Bland and Catlin. DB 48, September 13, 1838, p. 268.

47. Avory Bland grantor. Sold to Daniel Holland one acre for $5. situated on Turkey Creek. DB 48, November 30, 1838, pp. 547-548.

48. Barnet F. Bland grantee. Purchased from Wiley Harrison for $200., a total of 130 acres on Stephens Creek near the Savannah River. DB 46, November 7, 1832, p. 58. <~~~~<;

49. Elisha Bland (of the State of Georgia, Washington County), Grantor. To William Daniels, for $50., 100 acres on north side of Perkins Road. DB 22, December 30, 1801, pp. 138-139.

50. Elza Bland grantee. Pays $1200. to John Coats for 300 acres on Turkey Creek at Rocky Creek. Witness by Charles Barrenton and Moore Johnson. DB 38, August 29, 1821.

51. Elza Bland grantor, and Presley Bland grantee. For $350., Elza sells to Presley, 95 acres on the Red Bank Creek of the Little Saluda River. Land borders Presley Bland and Jeremiah Mobley. Witness, Avory Bland and Gasper Donaldson. DB 38, November 5, 1821, pp. 329-330.

52. Elza Bland indenture to Avory Bland. Elza promises, to pay Avory $710. for possession of “Cross Keys” 157 acres, payments to be made in two installments, January 1, 1827 and 1828. DB 41, December 5, 1825, pp. 291-292.

53. Elza Bland loan to Jonathan Williams. Elza loans $30. on condition that Williams turn over to him “all or as much as is coming to me from my grandmother Mary Bush at her decease.” DB 41, March 13, 1826, pp. 449-450.

54. Elza Bland loan to Thomas Richardson, for $107. for all of Richardson’s property as security. Witness by Sampson Bland. DB 41, February 11, 1826, 451.

55. Elza Bland loan of ‘$50. to Thomas Richardson. Security is 109 acres of land at Richland Creek and the Little Saluda River, part of a 500 acre tract granted to Jacob Smith, March 7, 1796. DB 41, February 11, 1826, p. 451.

56. Elza Bland grantee. Paid $100. to John Gray for 50 acres known as Crop Roads. DB 44, September 8, 1829 , p. 70.

57. Elza Bland grantee. Pays $600 to John Martin et al. of Montgomery County Alabama for lot 13 in Edgefield town, on the corner of Baldwin and Jefferson. DB 45, April 28, 1831, pp. 462- 464.

58. James Bland (son of Anna) grantor. Presley Bland (son of Anna), grantee. James sold to Presley 20 acres on Mine Creek near the little Saluda River. DB 26, February 13, 1805, pp. 162-164. 1~J” .

59. James Bland, Grantor. for $54. sold to Mumford Perryman, 25″”\;; acres on Cedar Branch of Mine Creek of Little Saluda River. DB 27, November 27, 1805, pp. 33-35.

60. James and Anna Bland (son and mother) grantors. For $147. sold to Jeremiah Mobley (who married Sarah Turner Bland, widow of James’ Brother and Anna’s son Wormley, sometime after 1801), 50 acres’on Cedar Branch, off Mine Creek, off the Little Saluda River. DB 28, September 29, 1806, pp. 528-529. Witness by Presley Bland and Alsey Mobley.

61. James Bland Grantor and Presley Bland, Grantee. For $70. sold to Presley 15 acres near Mine Cre~k and north of the Cambridge ,Road where Jeremiah Mobley and Presley Bland live. DB 28, July 31, 1807, pp. 501-503.

62. Presley Bland Witness, DB 13, January 1, 1795, 98-102, transaction between Daniel Parker and Sarah Gunnels (probable mother of Dicey Gunnels). Map shows property adj acent to “Moses Carter’s People”. Note an apparent double wedding January 23, 1823, between Talton Bland and Mary Carter, and Casper or Gasper Donaldson and Peggy Bland. Carlee T. McClendon, Edgefield Marriage Records: Edgefield. South Carolina. from the Late 18th CentukY up Through 1870. pp. 14, 49.

63. Presley Bland, Grantor, for $300., sold 416 acres to Andrew Gomillion, located on the branch of Shaw’s Creek off the South Edisto River. Land granted to Presley Bland by Governor Pinckney in 1797. DB 18, January 24, 1800, pp. 287-88.

64. Presley Bland, Grantor. For $300. sold to John Allen 200 acres, part of a 500 acre tract granted to Presley March 19, 1796, land located near the Edgefield Court House. DB 29, July 18, 1806, pp. 273-274. ‘

65. Presley Bland, grantor, sold to Colonel Thomas Ellis for $450., 500 acres at Beaver Dam Creek on the waters of the Savannah River. DB 30, July 6, 1811, pp. 372-373.

63. Presley Bland, grantee. Purchase from James Hart for $300., 150 acres southwest side of the Hart Branch, off Red Bank creek. DB 37 October 15, 1819, pp. 360-362.

67. Presley Bland grantor. Sold for $600., to Augustus G. Nagel, 13 acres on the Edgefield-Columbia Road. Called “Cross Keys”. Land sold borders Nagels, Aaron Carter’s Edmund Bacons and Avory Bland’s. Wilson Barrenton was a witness. DB 37, July 24, 1820, pp.”. 202-203.””»’

68. Presley Bland, grantee. Purchase from Elizabeth Perryman, widow and executrix of Mumford Perryman, for $250., 105 acres, including 18 acres on the South Side of Cedar Branch, part of a tract of 312 acres granted to William Humphries and a tract of 200 acres to Arthur Ford; 62 acres originally granted from Anna Bland to William Humphries and thence to Mumford Perryman; 25 acres conveyed from James Bland to Mumford Perryman. DB 38, August 27, 1821, 328-329.

69. Presley Bland grantor. For the sum of $100. or $900. sells to Edward Garrett, 100 acres, part of an original tract to Ann Bland August 21, 1797, at Shaw’s Creek and South Edisto River. DB 40, November 23, 1823, 240-241.

70. Presley Bland grantee. Paid to Amos Satcher $60. for purchas~ of 736 acres consisting of 236 at Reedy Fork of Bridges Creek and 500 acres at the Branches of Bridge Creek and Lin Branch on Shaws Creek. DB 44, January 4, 1830, p. 319.

71. Presley Bland grantee. Paid to Ellis Satcher $50. acres bordering on Barnwell District. DB 44, AprilS, 327-328. for 930 1830, pp.

72. Presley Bland Grantee. Paid William Daniel $200. for 120 acres at Mine Creek at the Little Saluda River. Near Cedar Branch on the Cambridge- Charleston road. Part of a tract originally granted to Elza and Turner Bland by Anna Bland, the balance of the tract purchased from Anna by James Bland bought from James Bland by Jeremiah Mobley now deceased. Premises were purchased by William Daniel at a sheriff’s sale in 1824. Witness Sally Mobley (probably Sarah Turner Bland Mobley). DB 45, November 25,1830, pp. 148-149.

73. Talton Bland grantee. Purchase from Thomas and Mary Chiles for $46., 45.75 acres running from the road leading from the Saluda River to the Piney Woods House. Miles Radford or Raiford witness. ~B 42, November 9, 1826, pp. 391-392.

74. Talton Bland Adjustment of land sold by Thomas and Mary Chiles, Talton concedes a part of the 45.75 acres he bought to William Eddins. Witness by Jesse Bettis. DB 43, January 7, 1829, 420.

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