1. William1Sims was born, say 1655, place unknown. The names of his parents haven’t been proven. William Sims made his will 18 December 1710 in James City County, Virginia. A copy of the first page of his will was attached to two pages of a lawsuit found loose in the back of Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Book B. William Sims probably married twice. He probably married first, circa 1677, wife’s name unknown. She probably died in 1687 in Bruton Parish, Virginia. He probably married second, circa 1687, in James City County, Virginia, to Frances ——. She died after 1734, St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia, when she baptized a negro named Joseph.
Wm. Simes paid quit rents in James City County, Virginia, in 1704, on 650 acres. On 2 November 1705, William Simms was granted 450 acres in New Kent County, Virginia, escheated from John Stevens, decd., by inquisition under John Lightfoot, Esqr., eschr. &c.
Frances Sims had negroes born and baptized in St. Peter’s Parish, Virginia: Aress, a negro boy of Frans. Sims, born 30 May 1727; Sarah, a negro of Frances Sims baptized 20 July 1729; and Joseph, a negro of Frances Sims, 1734.