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8. James2Sims (William1), was born circa 1695, died after 23 October 1760, in St. Martin’s Parish, Louisa County, Virginia.[89] He probably died before 1764.[90] James married in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, before 20 May 1730, to Eliza Parish.[91]

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.[92]

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.[93]

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.[94]

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.[95]



[89] Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Book C, p. 108-109.

[90] James Sims wasn’t a tithable in St. Martin’s Parish in 1764. Davis, Louisa County, Virginia, Tithables and Census 1743-1785 (Manchester, Missouri, 1981).

[91] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia, 1684-1786, p. 485. Edward, the son of Eliza Parish wch is now the wife of James Sims was born May the 20th, 1730. Thos. Son of Jones & Eliza Parish, born Jan. 9, 1724/5. Edward son of Jones & Eliza Parish, born Feb. 25th 1727/8.

[92] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia, 1684-1786, p. 491-492.

[93] Davis, Hanover County, Virginia, Court Records 1733-1735, Deeds, Wills, and Inventories, p. 67.

[94] Davis, Hanover County, Virginia, Court Records 1733-1735, Deeds, Wills, and Inventories, p. 58.

[95] Davis, Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Books A and B, 1742-1759, p. 68. Deed Book A, p. 441-442.

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