Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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John Browne’s property d 1713?

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I’ll climb out on a limb… this is where his property was when he died about 3 years after his 1710 deposition by Philip Ludwell.  There is no record of his deed… only a reference by his granddaughters selling the land later.  I simply put the puzzle pieces together…

Now that we have a “reasonably certain” location of his property then it makes it easier to search his neighbor’s records for relationships.


This 1863 Civil War map is not correct by modern standards… but it is close… the Brook’s Creek still exists.  (Bear in mind the “modern” 1863 map is about 150 years newer than the period I discuss)       (smiling)

See another post below for more clues…

And the whole enchilada here:


This reference is John Browne selling his property near Kingsale Swamp (Virginia) in 1706… he is about 67 years of age and may be living near Petty Shore on the Chowan River in North Carolina…

9 Aug 1706…. John Browne and wife, Bridgett Browne, to Samuel Canidy…. 220 acres (being a patent dated 29 Apr 1692 in the lower parish on the south side of Kingsale Swamp and bounded by Jonathan Robinson and William Stott (Scott?).

Wit: Richard Exum and William Murray.

John (X) Browne

Rec: 10 Jun 1706


The case for the wife of John Browne…  Bridgette Lewis.

Browne_Lewis deeds Chowan

correction… Daniel McDaniel is son in law of Thomas Browne… he married daughter Sarah.

Written by anderson1951

December 2, 2014 at 5:06 am

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  1. Do you know if William Bush and John Browne here are related to William Bush and John Browne in James CIty COunty VA? I like the map


    Bill Reed

    December 2, 2014 at 11:57 am

    • Browne’s deposition in 1707:

      “…Personally Came and appeared Jno Browne aged sixty eight yeares or thereabouts who on his Oath on ye holy evangelist taken saith that in the year 1659 or 60 he this Deponent came into Virginia and lived in Henrico County some years and then came to live on Blackwater River”

      I would assume he was a teenager in Henrico… no time to establish roots. It appears he was about 20 when coming to Isle of Wight/Nansemond.

      I have not looked for any roots of his outside of IOW/Nansemond/Chowan. His phrase “came into Virginia” makes me suspect he was an immigrant directly from across the pond.




      December 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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