Early Wilbourns of Lunenburg County, Virginia

Hundreds of names in this post about deeds, probate, court orders, road orders, and marriages.

DEEDS

December 1, 1753: August Rowland of Lunenburg Co. bargains household goods, such as pewter, pots, bedding, 2 sows and pigs, which he had from Henry Tally; 1 gray horse he had from Henry Tally to John Wilborne of Lunenburg and Rowland warrants sale of same goods to the said Wilborne; signed: August Rowland; Witnesses: John Ragsdale, Richard Hudson; rec: Jan 1, 1754 (Deed Book 3, p. 413-14).

April 26, 1756: Robert Wooding of Antrim Parish, Halifax Co. sells to Field Jefferson of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co. for 200 pounds the following estate, 200 acres in Lunenburg Co., both sides of Smith’s creek adjoining the county line, purchased from William King, with all the stock; also 245 acres in Lunenburg Co. on Taylor’s Creek, Meherrin River, purchased from Jos Hix; also 400 acres in Halifax Co. lying on Wynn’s Creek, purchased from William Harris of Lunenburg Co.; also 400 acres in said Halifax Co. purchased from Thomas Finney; also 400 acres on Cherry Stone Cr. in said county, if Wooding should recover of Nowell Burton, as it is now in dispute by a caveat entered by Wooding against Burton; also 1 negro boy named Baccus, together with 1 good feather bed and furniture; 1 roan horse purchased of Hutch’s (sic) Burton, branded on the rear buttock ID; 1 gray mare of Jno. Wilborne; 1 white mare bought of Isaac Hudson; also all the cattle & hogs that Wooding now has. Field Jefferson now stands bound and imprisoned for a certain sum of money due from said Wooding unto John Hood, merchant in Prince Geo. Co. Therefore, if Wooding pays the debt for which Jefferson is bound and imprisoned for by Sep 8, 1757, plus costs arising from Field’s imprisonment and the cost of recording this mortgage, then the above conveyance to be of no effect; signed: Robert Wooding; wit: John Camp, William (X) Coventon (sic), Hugh (HM) McCay; rec: Nov. 2, 1756 (Deed Book 4, pp. 337-39)

August 2, 1757: John Wilborne of Lunenburg Co. sells to Abraham Tally of same county, for 20 pounds, a 200 acre tract on both sides of Woodpaco (sic; read: Woodpecker) Cr. and bounded by the mouth of Stephen Willis’ (Branch) and Wilborne’s old line. Signed: John (J) [his mark] Wilborne; wit: none; rec: Aug 2, 1757, after Judith, wife of said John, relinquished her dower rights. (Deed Book 4, pp. 514-15)

November 1, 1757: Abraham Tally of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co. sells to John Glasscock of Cornwall Parish in Lunenburg Co. for 30 pounds, a 200 acre tract in Cumberland Parish on both sides of Woodpecker Cr. and bounded by the mouth of Willis’ Branch and Wilborne’s old line; signed Abraham Tally; wit: none; recorded Nov 1, 1757 after Sarah, wife of Abraham Tally, relinquished her dower rights (Deed Book 5, p. 66-68)

July 7, 1761: William Harriss (sic) of Lunenburg Co. sells to Stephen Willis of Lunenburg Co. Harris is the executor of John Wilborne, decd. Harris agrees, as per the order of John Wilborne, decd, to sell a certain 50 acre tract in Lunenburg Co. on both sides of Woodpaco (sic; read: Woodpecker) Cr. and bounded by Glasscock and the patent line (selling price not mentioned); signed: William Harris; wit: none; rec: July 7, 1761 (Deed Book 6, p. 387)

December 2, 1761: William Harriss (sic) of Lunenburg Co. planter, sells to Roger Atkinson of Dinwiddie Co., merchant, for 100 pounds, a 400 acre tract in Lunenburg on both sides of Mitchell’s fork of Blewstone (sic; read: Bluestone) Cr. patented on May 19, 1757 to John Wilbon (sic) and deeded to William Harriss (sic) and bounded by Wood Pecker’s (sic) Cr.; signed Wm Harris; wit: none; rec: Dec 1, 1761 (Deed Book 6, pp. 541-43)

February 1, 1763: John Glasscock of Lunenburg Co. sells to Henry Hastins of Lunenburg, for 30 pounds, a 200 acre tract on Wood Paw (sic) Creek, a fork of Middle Bluestone Cr. and bounded by Stephen Willis, Tinsley’s line that was formerly Robert Evins’ (sic), the dividing line that divided the same land from John Wilborn, agreed by both parties to be the same quantity and same lines as was formerly recorded in said Glasscock in Lunenburg Court; signed: John (X) Glasscock; wit: John Rowland; Charles © Humphreys, John (X) Hammons; rec: Apr 14, 1763 (Deed Book 9, pp. 92-93)

August 11, 1763: Manoah Tinsley of Cornwall Parish in Lunenburg Co. sells to Brient (sic) Coker of Antrim Parish, Halifax Co., 200 acres in Lunenburg Co., it being part of a 420 acre tract and bounded by Wilborn, Mitchell, which said land was patented to Robert Evans Aug 16, 1756; signed: Manoah Tinsley; wit: none; rec: Aug 11, 1763 (Deed Book 9, pp. 213-14, no selling price given)

September 9, 1763: Stephen Evans of Lunenburg sells to James Hall of Amelia Co., for 150 pounds, a 905 acre tract, being part of a Order of Council, granted to the said Stephen Evans by patent dated July 4, 1759; the tract is on south side of the Middle Fork of Bluestone Cr. and bounded by Robart (sic) Evans, Stephen Evans, Wilborn; signed: Stephen (S) Evans; wit: Evan Stokes, John Wade, Ambrose Ellis; rec: Sep 9, 1763 (Deed Book 9, pp. 261-63)

January 4, 1764: Brant Coker of Cornwall Parish in Lunenburg Co. sells to Charles Burton of same, 220 acres, but (sic) more or less on both sides of Woodpecker Cr. and bounded by Wilborn; the land was patented to Robert Evans on Aug 16, 1756; signed: Briant (X) Coker; wit: Corn’s Cargill Jr., John Cargill, Daniel Cargill; rec: Feb 9, 1764 (Deed Book 9, pp. 361-63, no selling price given)

COURT ORDERS

September Court 1747:

Hugh Miller v. John Wilbourne, defendant, served with a subpoena and copy of petition, John did not appear in court; petitioner to recover debts, 2 pounds, 7 shillings, 2 pence (Order Book 1, p. 269)

January Court 1749/50:

Wm Petty Pool. Plantiff v. John Stone; jury: John Twitty, Jon Cargill, Joseph Davis, David Christopher, Nehemiah Frank, Edward Parker, John Wright, James Mathews, John Humphris (sic), John Wilborne, Robt. Allen, and Wm Brandon; plaintiff to recover 5 pounds, 2 shillings, 8 pence for damages of nonperformance and defendant in mercy, etc. (Order Book 2, p. 264)

April Court 1751:

John Wilborne appointed surveyor of road from mouth of Bluestone Cr to Twitty’s Ordinary, together with John Clarke, Wm Lidderdale, John Cox, John Thompson, and all Wm Byrd’s hands, below mouth of Bluestone Cr. (Order Book 2, p. 385)

October Court 1752:

John Wilborne v. Thos. Anderson, defendant in trespass, assault, battery; dismissed (Order Book 2 ½ A. p. 296)

December (?) 6, 1752:

County Levy on John Welborne’s 100 acres, age and number of wolves heads: 1 old wolf head (Order Book 2 ½ A, p. 436)

September Court 1753:

Stephen Evans v. John Wilborne and Wm West, defendants; plaintiff to recover damages v. Wilborne for nonperformance; Cause v. West dismissed (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 388)

Alexander Mackie v. Joel Chandler, Jr., defendant; jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm White, Geo Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thomas Willingham, Robt Allen, Rich’d Jones, David Arvin; plaintiff defaults by nonappearance; jury discharged; defendant to recover costs for plaintiff’s false “clamor” (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 400)

Thos Yuille v. Henry Ferguson, defendant; jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm. White, John Athony, Geo. Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thos. Willingham, Robt. Allen, Richd. Jones; plaintiff to recover damages for nonperformance (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 401)

Edmund Pendleton v. Thos. Satterwhite, defendant; jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm. White, Geo. Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thos. Willingham, Robt. Allen, Rchd. Jones, Frederick Long; plaintiff to recover debt (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 422)

Wm. Newsum v. John Williams, defendant; jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm. White, Geo. Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thos. Willingham, Robt. Allen, Rchd. Jones, Frederick Long; plaintiff to recover damages for nonperformance (Oder Book 2 ½ B, p. 424)

Nielson and Boyd v. Chas Waddell, defendant: jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm. White, Geo. Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thos. Willingham, Robt. Allen, Rchd. Jones, Frederick Long; plaintiff to recover debt (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 425)

Silvanus Walker admons (sic) Tandy Walker, decd, v. Wm Roberts, defendant (Saml Harris his bail) in detinue; jury: Jas. Mitchell, John Waller (sic), Thos. Covington, Adam Winders, Wm. White, Geo. Walton, John Wilborne, Geo. Flin (sic), Thos. Willingham, Robt. Allen, Rchd. Jones, Jos. Ray; plaintiff to recover a certain mare damaged by defendant (her value) and costs (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 439)

October Court 1753:

John Cox v. John Wilborne, defendant in trespass, assault, battery, dismissed (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 474)

November Court 1753:

John Wilborne appointed surveyor to lay open / clear road from mouth of Wood Pecker (sic) Cr. inot the road at this courthouse; on petition John Wilborne, Wm Harris, John Roling, Augustine Roling, John Ragsdale, Benj. Ragsdale, Steven Willis (Order Book 2 ½ B p. 512)

John Wilborne on attachment (grey horse in hands of Stephen Evans) v. Dick West, defendant (said to be absconded); plaintiff to recover debt by public sale attachment (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 512)

March Court 1754:

John Wilborne on attachment v. Dick West defendant; sale attachments not sufficient, plaintiff to recover residue of debt (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 607)

November Court 1754:

Silvanus Walker admons (sic) Tandy Walker, decd, v. John Wilborne & Wm Harris, defendants, (John Thomson, Francis Bressie, their common bail); plaintiff to recover debt (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 504)

Note: John Parrish v. Peter and Robert Hudson, executors of Peter Hudson, decd; said Hudsons are not inhabitants of this county (Order Book 2 ½ B, p. 507). See the Peter Hudson file.

February Court 1755: Thos. Willingham v. Valentine Brown, defendants in trover and conversion; jury: Henry Isbell, John Ragsdale, Henry Blagrave, John Moutry, Wilson Mattox, John Wilborne, Jeremiah Hatcher, Jas. Tucker, Martin Phifer, Hampton Wade, Jonathan Davis, Wm Wylie; defendant guilty; plaintiff to recover damages and costs (Order Book 3, p. 272)

July Court 1755:

Robert Wade v. John Wilborne, defendant; petitioner to recover debt, plus costs (Order Book 3, p. 286)

September Court 1755:

Matthew Marable v. John Wilborne, defendant; plaintiff to recover debt, plus costs (Order Book 3, p. 420)

Wm Embry v. John Wilborne, defendant; plaintiff to recover debt, plus costs (Order Book 3, p. 421)

November Court 1755:

Jas Mitchell v. Robert Bowing and Wm Bowing, defendants; jury: John William, Wm. Robertson, Dennet Abney, Geo. Elliot, Mattax Mayse, John Norrice, John Wilborne, Jeremiah Hatcher, John Ashworth, Jeffrey Russell, Saml. Ashworth, Philemon Russell; plaintiff to recover damages; Wm and Wm Mize and Wm Boing (sic) Jr. his bail (sic) (Order Book 4, p. 49)

John McLain and for the King v. Jas. Mitchell late sheriff, defendant; jury: John William Wm. Robertson, Dennet Abney, Geo. Elliot, Mattax Mayse, John Norrice, John Wilborne, Jeremiah Hatcher, John Ashworth, Jeffrey Russell, Sam’l. Ashworth, Philemon Russell; Mitchell guilty of making false return (Order Book 4, p. 49)

Augustine Rowland v. John Wilborne, defendant; dismissed (Order Book 4, p. 50)

February Court 1756

John Jenings (sic) v. John Wilborne and Wm Harris, defendants; plaintiff to recover debt (Order Book 4, p. 81)

June Court 1756

John Wilborne v. Augustine Rowland, defendant in debt, dismissed (Order Book 4, p. 152)

August Court 1756

Any three of Stephens Evens (sic), Wm Harris, John Wilborne, Wm Harris (Fine [Finney] wood [Cr]) to value improvements made by Danl Williams on 350 acres (Order Book 4, p. 171)
Wm Mountgomery (sic) assignee of Jeremiah Rust v. Wm Mead admons (sic) John Mead, decd, defendant; jury: Michael Satterwhite, John Glass, Sam’l Whealer (sic) Stephen Evens, Wm Harris, John Satterwhite, John Clark, Jeremiah Hatcher, John Cargill, Henry Williams, Saml Flowers, John Wilborne; plaintiff to recover damages for nonperformance (Order Book 4, p. 184)

October Court 1756:

Matthew Tanner v. Wm Ussery, defendants (Elisha Robertson his bail); jury: Wm Jones, Andrew Graham, Wm Read, John Pamplin, Richd Womack, John Williams, Steven Evens, Michael Satterwhite, John Wilborne, Wm Legan, Wm Irvine, Jos. Gill; plaintiff to recover damages for nonperformance (Order Book 4, p. 222)

Mathew Marable v. Stephen Evens, defendant; jury: Wm Jones, John Pamplin, Richd Womack, John Williams, Michael Satterwhite, John Wilborne, Wm Legan, Wm Irvine, Jos. Gill, Thos. Moore, Henry Blagrave, foreman, Wm Jones; plaintiff to take nothing (Order Book 4, p. 223)

May Court 1757:

On petition Wm Hunt et al. for road from Col. Bird’s Mill to Woodpecker Cr., Wm Harris and John Wilborne, to examine best way (Order Book 4, p. 289)

August Court 1757:

John Wilborne sells to Abraham Tally; indenture bargain / sale; Judy, wife of Wilborne, relinquished dower rights (Order Book 4, p. 335)

October Court 1757:

John Wilborne, witness for John Jenings (sic) in his suit v. [blank] Willis, to be paid by Jennings (sic) for 6 days attendance (Order Book 4, p. 389)

November Court 1757:

Wm Harris and John Wilborne reported on roads from Woodpecker Cr. to Col. Bird’s Mill (Order Book 5, p. 4)

March Court 1758:

Wm Hunt appointed surveyor of road whereof John Wilborne had been, late surveyor (Order Book 5, p. 35)

PROBATE

December 7, 1753: John Wilburn inventories and appraises Arthur Freeman’s estate; other signatories: Henry Freeman, William Richardson, Daniel Knight, appraisers; rec: Jun 1, 1756 (Will Book 1, p. 156)

ROAD ORDERS

The key area is Woodpecker Creek and Bluestone Creek. The most important one for us is dated November 1, 1757, for that’s the last entry that says John is still living. He died after that date and before March 7, 1758.

2 April 1751 O. S., Page 385

John Wilborne is appointed Surveyor of the Road leading from the Mouth of Blue Stone Creek to Twitty.s Ordinary, and it is Ordered that he Together with the followg. Assisstance (to wit) John Clarke, William Lidderdale, John Cox, John Thompson, and all William Byrds Hands below the Mouth of Blue Stoke Creek, do forthwith Clear & Keep the same in Repair according to Law.

6 November 1753 N. S., Page 512

On the Petition of John Wilborne, William Harris, John Roling, Augustine Roling, John Ragsdale, Benjamin Ragsdale & Steven Willis leave is Granted them to lay open and Clear a road the best & most Convenient Way from the Mouth of the Wood Pecker Creek into the road at this Court house, and the said John Wilborne is appointed Surveyor thereof.

3 May 1757, Page 289

On the Petition of William Hunt & others for a Road from Colo Birds Mill to the Wood Pecker Creek, It is Ordered that William Harriss (Woodpecker) John Ragsdale and John Wilborne (being first Sworn &c) do View & Examine the Way Petition.d for a Road, and Report to the next Court the Conveniency or inconveniency thereof.

1 November 1757, Page 4

William Harris and John Wilborne, being two of the Persons Appointed by this Court to View the Way for a Road from the Woodpecker Creek to Colo Birds Mill, this day Returned a Report thereon, which is Ordered to be Recorded and John Cox is Appointed Surveyor thereof and it Ordered that he together with Edward Willis and his hands, John Flin, Thomas Flynn, John Tomson, Jacob Royster and his hands, Loflin Flins hands and John Roberts do forthwith lay Open Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law.

7 March 1758, Page 35

William Hunt is appointed Surveyor of the Road whereof John Wilborne was late Surveyor. And it is Ordered that he together with the Assistance that Assisted the said Wilborne on the said Road do forthwith Clear & keep the same in Repair According to Law.

RICHARD WILBOURN

March Court 1762:

Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill, defendant in trespass, assault, batter; dismissed (Order Book 7, p. 244)

April Court 1762:

Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill, defendant in assault and battery; dismissed (Order Book 8, p. 11)

September Court 1762:

Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill, defendant in trespass, assault, battery; jury: Jacob Womack et al. (not named); defendant not guilty (Order Book 8, p. 117)

David Christopher was a witness of Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill; to be paid by Wilborn for 5 days attendance (Order Book 8, p. 122)

Robt. Evans, witness for Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill; to be paid by Wilborne for 5 days attendance (Order Book 8, p. 122)

Valentine Mullins, witness of Richard Wilborne v. Wm Hill, to be paid by Wilborne for 5 days attendance (Order Book 8, p. 122)

July 1763 Court:

James George, plaintiff, v. Richard Wilburn and William Easley, defendant, in Case} Plaintiff came by his attorney and defendants by their own person, and defendants agree plaintiff has sustained damages by nonperformance, 8 pounds, 15 shillings, and 3 pence, plus costs (Order Book 9, p. 97-98)

June Court 1764:

Joseph Williams, petitioner v. William Easley and Richard Wilburn, defendants, on a petition} defendants not appearing judgment for petitioner, 2 pounds, 19 shillings, 4 pence, with interest (Order Book 10, p. 88)

MARRIAGES

Dec 25, 1782: Robert Wilborn and Sally Billups; in this record, Robert is said to be from Goochland County; Minister is Thomas Crymes

RELATED

My Direct Line in Virginia:

Earliest Wilbourns of Virginia

John Wilbourn and Judith (mainly in Lunenburg County)

Thomas Wilbourn and Hannah Lamkin

Other Wilbourns in This Series (in alphabetical order):

Early Wilbourns of Accomack County

Early Wilbourns of Albemarle County

Early Wilbourns of Brunswick County

Early Wilbourns of Buckingham County

Early Wilbourns of Campbell County

Early Wilbourns of Caroline County

Early Wilbourns of Cumberland County

Early Wilbourns of Essex County

Early Wilbourns of Fauquier County

Early Wilbourns of Frederick County

Early Wilbourns of Goochland County

Early Wilbourns of Greenville County

Early Wilbourns of Halifax County

Early Wilbourns of King and Queen County

Early Wilbourns of Louisa County

Early Wilbourns of Lunenburg County

Early Wilbourns of Mecklenburg County

Early Wilbourns of Middlesex County

Early Wilbourns of Norfolk County

Early Wilbourns of Powhatan County

Early Wilbourns of Prince Edward County

Early Wilbourns of Prince George County

Early Wilbourns of Prince William County

Early Wilbourns of Princess Anne County

Early Wilbourns of Spotsylvania County

Early Wilbourns of Surry County

Early Wilbourns of Sussex County

Early Wilbourns of Westmoreland County

Most of these posts have names other than Wilbourn. Some posts have hundreds of names.

SOURCES

John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr. Lunenburg County Marriages, 1750-1853, Athens, GA: Iberian, 1988.

June Bank Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 3 (1752-1754), New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid, 1990.

June Bank Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1754-1757), New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid, 1990.

June Bank Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 5 (1757-1760), New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid, 1990.

June Bank Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 6 (1760-1761), New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid, 1990.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 1, 1746-1748, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1999.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 2, 1748-1752, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1995.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 2 ½ A, 1752-1753, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1997.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 2 ½ B, 1753-1754, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1998.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 3, 1754-1755, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1997.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 4, 1755-1757, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1998.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 5, 1757-1759, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1998.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 6, 1759-1761, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1998.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 7, 1761-1762, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1999.

June Banks Evans, Lunenburg County, Virginia, Order Book 8, 1762-1763, New Orleans: Bryn Ffylliaid, 1999.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book, no. 1, 1746-1748, T. L. C. Genealogy, 1990.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book no. 9, 1763-1764, T. L. C. Genealogy, 1999.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book no. 10, 1764-1765, T. L. C. Genealogy, 1999.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1752-1757, T. L. C. Genealogy, 1990.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1757-1761, T. L. C. Genealogy, 1990.

Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 9 (1763-1764), T. L. C. Genealogy, 1990.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 1 (1746-1762), T. L. C. Genealogy, 1999.

Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 2 (1760-1778), T. L. C. Genealogy, 1991.

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