Early Wilbourns of Brunswick County, Virginia

Lots of names other than Wilbourns in this post about deeds, will books, and marriages.


Feb 6, 1746: John Pearson and wife, Mary Pearson of Surry County to William Wilburn of Brunswick County for 20 pounds current money . . .140 acres in Albemarle Parish on north side of Nottoway River (being part of a tract of 440 acres granted to John Mitchell on 5 Sep 1721. Part being sold to John Spain in 1727) and bounded by Stoney Creek Pond. Wit: Thomas Oliver, William Oliver, George (X) Pasmore, Agnes (X) Oliver, and William (X) Pearson; signed: John Pearson; rec: 21 Jan 1746 (Surry County Deed Book #4, 1741-1746, p. 499)

Oct 5, 1748: John Wilburn Sr. of Surry Co. to James Oliver of Brunswick Co. 40 lbs (money). 290 acres with its plantation (100 acres of which had been a patent to William Melton dated 1724; 190 acres of which had been a patent to sd John Wilburn dated 1730, joining William Melton, Lawrence House. Wit: Thomas Oliver, John (X) Wilburn Jr., John Pas. Proved 6 Oct 1748. Probate indicates Anne, wife of said Wilburn relinquished her right of dower. St. Clack, CC. (Brunswick Co. Deed Book 3, [244]-485; note: another deed abstract book says land located in St. Andrew’s Parish, Brunswick Co.)

Aug 4, 1753: David Peebles & his wife Sary of Brunswick Co. to James Jones of Surry Co. 36 lbs (money), VA. 395 acres whereon I now live, joining Moses Vinson, Linches Branch, the south of Fountains Creek. Wit: Henry (X) Freeman, Sr., John (X) Wilborn, William (W) Wynne. Proved 28 Aug. 1753. Litt. Tazewell, CC (Deed Book 5, [624]-440)

Feb 22, 1779: Thomas Hill of Sussex Co. to William Wilborn of Brunswick Co. 350 lbs (money) VA. 280 acres on the north side of Modres Swamp, joining Robert Walker, Joel Mabry, Edward Pettway, Frederick ….?, John Cock, John Batts. Wit: Starling Harwell, Wyatt Wilkinson, Richard Harwell. Proved 22 Feb 1779. P. Pelham Jr. CC (Deed Book 13, [415]-238)


Account 1781 for the estate of Jesse Smith, dec’d, by John Smith admr.


James Bruce, William Carter, Jr., Charles Gee, Henry Gee’s est., James Gee, Bennett Goodrum, Laurences’ admr, James Maclin, James Owen, James Parham, Nathl Parham, Thomas Parham’s est., John Pettway, Edward Powell, Edward Powell, Jr., Rainey’s excr, Nathl Rives, Levy Rochell, David Smith, John Smith, Ben Wilborne, Audited 23 June by Fredk Maclin, Frederick Maclin Jr.; Returned to Court 23 June 1800 (Will Book 6, [177]-281)

Account 1801 for the estate of H. Mabry by E. Mabry, admr.


William Adams, Green Andrews, S. Hawkins, Abner Hill, Isaac Holmes, Thomas Hunt, Ephraem Jackson, Thos. Jones, E. Mabry, R. Ozmore, Hinchis Parham, Jas. Saunders, B. Smith, Thomas Spencer, A. Thweatt, John Wilburne (Will Book 6, [243]-383)


Dec 23, 1779, Drury Peebles and Lucy Wilburn; security: John Peebles Jr.

Aug 24, 1801, John Wellburn & Eliz. Abernathy

Vogt and Kethley’s abstract book says: John Wilborne and Elizabeth Abernathy, 24 Aug 1801; bond: William Rainey; minister Aaron Brown, Methodist; return dated 8 Oct. 1801


My Direct Line in Virginia:

Earliest Wilbourns of Virginia

John Wilbourn and Judith

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.



Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, vols 2 and 6, (1997 and 1999)

Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., Brunswick Co. Virginia Will Books, vol. 4, 1997

Augusta B. Fothergill, Marriage Records of Brunswick County, Virginia, 1730-1852, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976

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

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