Sussex County Virginia
Deed Book A-E
1754 - March 1779
Hopkins, William Lindsey
Iberian Publishing Company
Athens, GA 30605
1990
Arlington Public Library GEN REF VA.6 S


[pg 006][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(pg. 68) 8 Jan 1755.... Edward Prince of Albemarle Parish to his son, Edward Prince, Jr., of the
same for Love and Affection....190 acres on north side of Plowman Swamp and bounded by Mr.
Tyler, Sinsing's line and the head of Jacks Branch.
Wit: Henry Tatum, Thomas Young and David Mason.Edward (X) Prince
Rec: 10 Jan 1755

[pg 009][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 106) 17 May 1755.... James Prince and wife, Sesela Prince, to Benjamin Seaburn for 20
pounds.... 100 acres on north side of the Great Swamp and bounded by Cocks Branch.
Wit: Edward (X) Griffis, James (X) SammonsJames (X) Prince
and Joseph (X) PrinceSesela (X) Prince
Rec: 11 Aug 1755

[pg 024][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 281) 2 Mar 1758.... Charles Bass of Brunswick Co to George Ivey of Southampton Co for 3
pounds.... 50 acres on north side of Three Creeks and bounded by Thomas Avent and Peter
Brook.
Wit: Joseph (X) Prince, James (X) Sammons andCharles (X) Bass
Henry (X) Ivey.
Rec: 17 Mar 1758

[pg 026][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 302) 19 Apr 1758.... David Mason, Gent., of Albemarle Parish and wife, Mary Mason, to
Reaves' line, Francis Reaves, Christopher Reaves, Gibbs' and Peoples' Roads, William Peoples, John
Tatum, Doby's Branch, Robert Doby and Nathaniel Bedingfield in the College line.
Wit: Thomas Young, Nathaniel Bedingfield, EdwardDavid Mason
Prince, Jr. (Mary Mason relinquished her RightMary Mason
of Dower.)
Rec: 21 Apr 1758

[pg 029][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 321) 14 Aug 1758....Peter Brooks and wife, Sarah Brooks, to Benjamin Seaburn for 12
pounds.... 100 acres bounded by Benjamin Seaburn's line, Coves Branch and the Great Swamp.
Wit: Thomas (X) Underwood, John Prince andPeter (X) Brooks
Henry Tudor.
Rec: 15 Sep 1758

[pg 030][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 330) 22 Sep 1758.... Thomas Briggs of Surry Co to Joseph Prince of Sussex Co for 50
pounds.... one negro woman and a negro boy child with her.
Wit: Thomas (X) Adkins, Gilbert (X) Hays,Thomas Briggs
Edward (X) Griffis and Henry Tuder.
Rec: 20 Oct 1758 (Recording says "Thomas Atkinson" as the witness)

[pg 031][Sussex Co. Deed Book "A" 1754-1759]
(p. 342) 15 Dec 1758.... John Tomlinson to his son. James Tomlinson, for Love and Affection....
two tracts of land being (1) 145 acres on south side of Black Swamp and bounded by Robins
Branch and Greenhill being land bough by John Tomlinson from Joseph Prince in Surry Co on
20 Jan 1748 and (2) 150 acres joining the other land bounded by John Tomlinson's line,
Reuben Baird formerly Heath's and a run of Pigeon Swamp. This land was patented by John
Tomlinson on 25 Nov 1758.
Rec: 15 Dec 1758John Tomlinson

[pg 054][Sussex Co. Deed Book "B" 1759-1763]
(p.236) 19 Nov 1761.... Etheldred Jelke and wife, Phillis Jelke, Matthew Hubbard and wife,
Mary Hubbard, and Thomas Dowdy and wife, Lucy Dowdy, of Sussex Co to Nathan Northington
of Sussex Co for 73 pounds 19 shillings 6 pence.... 215 acres on north side of the Great Swamp
and bounded by Joseph Prince, Wyche's Road, Thomas Dowdy, a great Branch and a corner of
said Dowdy and Nathan Nortington, (Phillis Jelke and Lucy Dowdy relinquished their Rights of
Dower.)Etheldred (X) Jelke
Rec: 19 Nov 1761Phillis (X) Jelke
Matthew (X) Hubbard
Mary (X) Hubbard
Thomas Dowdy
Lucy Dowdy

[pg 055][Sussex Co. Deed Book "B" 1759-1763]
(p.242) 24 Sep 1761.... Nathaniel Felts, son of Francis Felts, and his wife Mary Felts, to William
Longbottom for 45 pounds.... 125 acres on north side of Poplar Swamp and bounded by the east
side of Poplar Swamp (Mary Felts can not travel to court to relinquish her Right of Dower.)
Wit: Benjamin Adams, Joseph (X) Prince, Thomas AdamsNathaniel Felts
David Mason and Henry GeeMary (X) Felts
Rec: 19 Nov 1761

[pg 055][Sussex Co. Deed Book "B" 1759-1763]
(p.246) 19 Nov 1761.... Joseph Prince and wife, Mary Prince, John Dillard and wife, Mary
Dillard, and George Ivey to Reuben Baird for 150 pounds.... 540 acres on east side of the Great
Swamp and bounded by James Stewart, John Battle, John Hill, Robert Linn, the said Joseph
Prince, Dowdy, Etheldred Jelks, the branch between Joseph Prince and Benjamin Seaburn, John
Dillard's line in Benjamin Seaburn's line and George Ivey. (Mary Prince relinquished her Right
of Dower.)Joseph Prince
Rec: 19 Nov 1761Mary Prince
John Dillard
Mary Dillard
George Ivey

[pg 060][Sussex Co. Deed Book "B" 1759-1763]
(p. 312) 24 Nov 1761.... Edward Prince, Jr. of Amelia Co to Joseph Prince of Sussex Co for 45
pounds.... 90 acres on north side of Ploughmans Swamp. Land came by deed from Edward
Prince, the Elder, to Edward Prince, Jr. on 8 Jan 1755.
Wit: David Mason, John Prince, Benjamin Seaborn andEdward Prince, Jr.
William Prince.
Rec: 20 May 1762 and 15 Jul 1762

[pg 076][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p.75) 13 Mar 1764.... John Morgan of Albemarle Parish and wife, Mary Morgan, to Joseph
Prince of the same for 60 pounds.... 77 acres and a mill on the north side of the Great Plowmans
Swamp near John Morgan's mill, Joseph Prince on the south side of the said swamp, Henry
Tuder, Jr. and Nathaniel Newsum. 75 acres was granted to said Morgan by patent on 19 Aug
1708. (Mary Morgan relinquished her Right of Dower.)
Wit: James (X) Sammons, Jr., John Parting andJohn (X) Morgan
John WhiteharnMary (X) Morgan
Rec: 17 May 1764

[pg 090][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p. 204) 18 Sep 1766.... Joseph Prince and wife, Mary Prince, to John Hailes for 45 pounds....
172 acres on north side of the Ploughmans Swamp being a part of 190 acres bought by the siad
Joseph Prince from Edward Prince, Jr. on 24 Sep 1761. (Reference is made to a deed from
Edward Prince, the Elder, to Edward Prince, Jr. dated 8 Jan 1755.) 18 acres are reserved by
Joseph Prince out of the 190 acres joining the mill. (Mary Prince relinquished her Right of
Dower.)Joseph (X) Prince
Rec: 18 Sep 1766Mary (X) Prince

[pg 093][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p.229) 16 Apr 1767.... Nathaniel Newsum and his wife, Susanna Newsum, and Thomas Newsum
and wife, Alice Newsum, of Albemarle Parish to Joseph Prince of the same for 70 pounds.... 175
acres on the south sides of Great Ploughmans Swamp and bounded by a line of Joseph Prince and
his mill dam with the 1 acre of land awarded him by the court. Land was given to Nathaniel
Newsum by his father, Thomas Newsum. (Susannah Newsum relinquished her Right of
Dower.)Nathaniel Newsum
Rec: 19 Nov 1767Susannah Newsum
Thomas Newsum
Alice (X) Newsum

[pg 097][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p. 263) 19 Nov 1767....Joseph Prince of Albemarle Parish and wife, Mary Prince, to John Hail
of the same for 11 pounds.... 18 acres on north side of the Great Ploughmans Swamp and
bounded by said Joseph Prince's mill pond, said John Haile and Edward Prince, the Elder. Land
is part of 190 acres which Joseph Prince bought from Edward Prince, Jr. (Mary Prince
relinquished her Right of Dower.)Joseph (X) Prince
Rec: 19 Nov 1767Mary (X) Prince

[pg 103][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p.308) 21 Jul 1761.... Thomas Newsum and wife, Ailse Newsum, to William Burrow for 45
pounds.... 168 acres on south side of Ploughmans Swamp adjoining Joseph Prince's mill pond.
This land is part of 350 acres granted to Nathaniel Barlow in Mar 1747 and through a series of
conveyances has become vested in Thomas Newsum. Land is bounded by Joseph Prince, Richard
Hay, Jr., Mary Hicks and Thomas Walker(?). (Ailse Newsum relinquished her Right of
Dower.)Thomas (X) Newsum
Rec: 21 Jul 1768Ailse (X) Newsum

[pg 104][Sussex Co. Deed Book "C" 1763-1768]
(p.315) 18 Aug 1768.... Thomas Newsum to Thomas Waller for 3 pounds 10 shillings.... 7 acres
on south side of the Great Ploughmans Swamp and bounded by Joseph Prince. William Barrow
and Mary Hyx it being part of 350 acres which was granted to Nathaniel barlow in Mar 1747
and since vested in said Thomas Newsum.
Rec: 18 Aug 1768Thomas (X) Newsum

[pg 106][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.8) 15 Sep 1768.... John Spence of Southampton Co and wife, Sarah Spence, to William
Prince of Sussex Co for 12 pounds 10 shillings.... 92 acres on south side of Nottoway River.
Land was patented by Thomas Newsum on 10 Mar 1756 and has now become vested in said
John Spence.
Rec: 15 Sep 1768 (Relinquishment on page 423)John Spence
Sarah Spence

[pg 110][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p. 46) 10 Jan 1769.... Elizabeth Prince binds her son Nicholas Prince of Surry Co at age 15
1/2 years as an Apprentice for 7 years to Ebenezar Shearman of Sussex Co. He is to learn Hatt
and felt making.
Wit: Nathan Jones and Ann JonesElizabeth (X) Prince
Rec: 19 Jan 1769Nicholas (X) Prince

[pg 113][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.79) 8 Oct 1768.... Jubal Hix of Johnston Co, North Carolina to Joseph Prince of Sussex Co
for 15 pounds.... 120 acres on south side of the Great Plowmans Swamp and bounded by a
corner of William Brurrow, Thomas Waller, the Huckleberry Branch, Newsum Evans and Richard
Hay. Land is part of a tract which belonged to William Hix and was willed by him to his son,
Jubal Hix.
Wit: John Vinson, Thomas Tomlinson and Drury VinsonJubal Hix
Rec: 20 Apr 1769

[pg 115][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.111) 17 Aug 1769.... Joseph Prince and wife, Mary Prince, of Sussex Co and Hannah Hyx
to Balam Hay of St. Andrew's Parish in Brunswick Co.... 140 acres on the branches of
Ploughmans Swamp and bounded by Richard Hay, Jr., William Brurrow, Benjamin Hails,
Nathaniel Newsum, Naamy Hyx's line at Evans's Path and Richard Hay. William Burrow now
lives on this land which was devised by William Hyx, decd, to his son, Jubal Hyx. Jubal Hyx
sold the land to Joseph Prince.
Rec: 17 Aug 1769Joseph Prince

[pg 120][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.178) 19 Mar 1770.... Richard Cocke, Jr. to Thomas Wren for 12 pounds.... 10 acres being
a necke or point of land being near the said Wren's house.
Wit: Augustus Claiborne, Jr., Buller Claiborne andRichard Cocke
Henry (X) Prince.
Rec: 19 Apr 1770

[pg 125][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.250) 18 Oct 1770.... B. Joseph Prince of Albemarle Parish to Ambrose Grizzard of the same
for 200 pounds.... 442 acres in St. Luke's Parish in Southampton Co and Albemarle Parish in
Sussex Co on both sides of Little Plowman Swamp and the Great Plowmans Swamp. Land is
bounded by John Hales, William Burrow, decd., and Henry Tudar.
Rec: 18 Oct 1770Joseph (X) Prince

[pg 138][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.417) 21 Nov 1771.... William Prince and wife, Elizabeth Prince, of Sussex Co to Lewis
Newsum of Southampton Co for 25 pounds.... 92 acres on south side of Nottoway River and
bounded as by the patent granted Thomas Newsum on 10 Mar 1756. Land has become vested
in William Prince by several conveyances since 1756. (Elizabeth Prince relinquished her Right
of Dower.)
Rec: 21 Nov 1771William Prince
Elizabeth Prince

[pg 144][Sussex Co. Deed Book "D" 1768-1772]
(p.516) 20 May 1772.... Lewis Newsum and wife, Pamela Newsum, to William Prince for 48
pounds.... 192 acres on south side of Hornet Swamp and bounded by a corner of said Newsum
and Henry Taylor, Taylor and Robert Bullock and Bullock and Joseph Harwood. (Pamela
Newsum relinquished her Right of Dower.)Lewis (X) Newsum
Rec: 18 Jun 1772Pamela Newsum

[pg 148][Sussex Co. Deed Book "E" 1772-1779]
{ List of Debts owed John Atkinson on 13 Jun 1772, includes Joseph Prince....John Prince}

[pg 181][Sussex Co. Deed Book "E" 1772-1779]
(p. 403) 15 May 1777.... Webb Rowland and wife, Phebe Rowland, to Burrell Bell for 88
pounds.... 200 acres being the land whereon Burrell Bell lives and bounded by the south side of
Spring Swamp. (Phebe Rowland relinquished her Right of Dower.)Webb Rowland
Wit: James Bell, Zadok Bell and William PrincePhoebe Rowland
Rec: 15 May 1777

[pg 189][Sussex Co. Deed Book "E" 1772-1779]
(p. 447 ____1777.... John Land and wife, Sarah Land, executors of Gregory Rawlings, decd.,
to George Hagwood (Harwood?) for 72 pounds.... 100 acres in Albemarle Parish and bounded
by the south side of Hornet Swamp and Thomas Newsum.John (X) Land
Wit: John Harwood, Samuel Harwood and William Prince.Sarah (X) Land
Rec: 19 Mar 1778

[pg 193][Sussex Co. Deed Book "E" 1772-1779]
(p. 481) 29 Apr 1778.... Benjamin Bullock to William Prince for 50 pounds.... 31 1/2 acres on
south side of Hornet Swamp joining said Prince and bounded by Joel Bullock, William Myrick and
William Tyler. Land is part of 285 acres which was willed on 20 May 1742 to Benjamin Bullock
by his father, Robert Bullock.
Wit: John Knight, Richard Deloach and Samuel Harwood.Benjamin Bullock
Rec: 15 Oct 1778