John Sanders Land Grant (1681)

Patent to Jonathan Robinson, Richard Thomas, and Jno. Sanders 23 Apr 1681 1650a on ye south side of Kingsaile Swamp part in ye Isle of Wight and part in Nansemond County ... at a poplar near ye sd swamp side being ye lowest corner tree of a parcel of land formerly taken up by Thomas Titus & Nico Dickson .... transportation of thirty three persons ... Patents 7, p 72

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When divided, each man received 550 acres. The deeds of Isle of Wight prove that John Sanders left his land to four of his sons. Two sons, Richard and William, were named in one of the deeds. Another, John Jr, can be proven because some of the patent land was passed on to his son Robert Sanders. The fourth son is unproven but may have been named Francis Sanders. Two other Isle of Wight deeds prove that John Sanders Sr's wife's name was Phoebe. After his death (date unknown), she married William Curle of Nansemond. Phoebe must have received part of the land from this 1681 patent as she made two separate deeds for land from this patent to John Sanders (d 1733 Onslow Co) and Phoebe, wife of John Winborne - both described as her grandchildren in the later deeds which traced the land when it was resold. Phoebe ???/Sanders/Curle was still living in 1706.

Source: Frances Cullom Harper's research. See: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~fcharper/theory.html)