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John Moss, James Sims, and Richmond Terrell witnessed the will of Nathaniel Dickinson, Sr. of St. Martin’s Parish, 31 August 1753.[96]

In 1733 in Hanover County, when Joseph Montray sold James Sims 400 acres, his wife didn’t relinquish dower rights. On 23 October 1760, William Clift of Louisa County, and Sarah, his wife, to James Sims, of same. Joseph Motry, decd., former husband of Sarah, sold to James Sims, 400 acres where James now lives. Sarah Clift relinquished dower rights.[97]

Richmond Terrell made his will, 31 October 1764, in Louisa County. He left to his son, Richard Terrell, the lower part of land next to the new church that I bought from James Symes, adjoining Griffith Dickinson, to Duke’s line. To his son, Samuel Terrell, after his wife’s decease, he left among other land, the upper part of land that I bought from James Symes.[98]

Children of James Sims:

       20.        i.   Elizabeth Sims, born 28 July 1725, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.[99]

       21.       ii.   Edward Sims, born 20 May 1730, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. Edward, the son of Eliza Parish which is now the wife of James Sims was born May 20th, 1730.[100]



[96] Chappelear and Hatch, Abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, Will Books 1743-1801, p. 7. Will Book 1, p. 30.

[97] Davis, Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Books C, C ½, D, and D ½, 1759-1774, p. 18. Deed Book C, p. 108-109. Wtinesses: Thomas Perkins, John Jones, William Poindexter, Joseph Bickley, William Clift, Jr., John Pettus, Cha. Smith, Samuel Waddy.

[98] Chappelear and Hatch, Abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia, Will Books 1743-1801, p. 13-14. Will Book A, p. 73.

[99] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia, 1684-1786, p. 491. Eliz Daughter of James Sims was born July ye 28th 1725.

[100] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia, 1684-1786, p. 485.

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