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Philip Brantley … is a pain I tell ya…

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I’ve moved him again to down near the mouth of the Nottoway River. I kept trying to plant him near a Cypress Creek in Southampton. Wrong creek. A factoid I have learned while mapping is that it is almost essential to have an “anchor” patent close by to keep you out of trouble, By that I mean a patent that you will bet money on the acuracy of its location. I finally found one in this case with the patent of Thomas Woodley located at the “mouth” of the Nottoway River in Nansemond. Once you build out from that patent… Philip Brantley just fell into place.

Brantley is top center… below Rich Williams…

The adjoining patent describes him as “Junior”… my hunch is he is a grandson of the immigrant. I think this guy married Hester Browne, the daughter of John Browne of Kingsale. Note how this area places them easily within kissing distance. John Browne’s property in the early 1700s was within a few miles northeast of here near Kingsale Swamp in Nansemond.

Written by anderson1951

August 1, 2021 at 9:50 am

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