8. James2Sims (William1), was born circa 1695, died after 23 October 1760, in St. Martin’s Parish, Louisa County, Virginia. He probably died before 1764. James married in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, before 20 May 1730, to Eliza Parish.
Will, a negro of James Sims, was born 30 June 1727. Napier, a negro of James Sims, was baptized 20 July 1729. And, Sarah, a negro of James Sims, was born 8 December 1729, all in St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia.
On 31 March 1733 in Hanover County, Virginia, Joseph Montray of St. Martin’s Parish, Hanover County, sold to James Sims, of said county and parish, lease and release, for £20 current money, 400 acres, beginning at Clements corner on the south side of a branch, Wade’s line. Witnesses: John Sims, James Hall, James Roach. 3 June 1735, proved by oaths of James Hall and James Roach. 3 July 1735, proved by oath of John Sims.
On 3 April 1734, in Hanover County, George Sims was administrator of the estate of Matthew Snead, deceased. The bond was made by George Sims, Edward Sims, and James Sims.
James Sims, 24 September 1751, of St. Martin’s Parish, Louisa County, sold to Charles Smith, of same, for £60, 150 acres in St. Martin’s Parish, adjoining Clevers Duke’s line, Elk Branch. /s/ James Sims. Elizabeth, wife of James Sims, relinquished dower rights.