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2. John2Sims (William1), was born circa 1678, died after the 24 December 1745 suit in Hanover County, Virginia.

The land of John Sims was processioned in St. Paul’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, 24 September 1708: The lands of David Crawford, Thomas Rice, John Sims, Matthew Sims, and Thomas Crenshaw lying adjacent to each other being made one precinct of which the said Thomas Rice and John Sims were appointed overseers.[14]

In 1711 and 1715, in St. Paul’s Parish, Virginia, the lands of John Sims, John Shelton, John Crenshaw, Wm. Crenshaw, Edwd. Sims, Matt: Sims, Geo: Brock, Burras, Geo: Wilkinson, David Crawford, and Geo: Sims were processioned, being made one precinct, whereof the said John Sims & John Shelton were appointed overseers.[15]

In St. Paul’s Parish, Virginia, 1 February 1719, the lands of John Shelton, John Sims, Wm. Crenshaw, David Crawford, Edwd. Sims, Matthew Sims, Geo: Brock, Burras, Geo. Wilkinson, and Geo: Sims were processioned, being one precinct and John Shelton and John Sims were overseers.[16]

John Sims received a land grant for 200 acres of new land in St. Paul’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, on branches of Stonehorse Creek, adjoining George Brock in Christopher Clark’s line, 11 July 1719.[17]

In St. Paul’s Parish, Virginia, 2 April 1720, the lands of Jno. Williamson, Edwd. Harris, John Crenshaw, Thos. Johnson, Jno. Sims, and Geo: Brock were processioned.[18]



[14] C. G. Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786 (Richmond, The Library Board, 1940), p. 213.

[15] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, 1706-1786, p. 230, 242, 254.

[16] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, 1706-1786, p. 262.

[17] Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, p. 215. Patent Book 10, p. 439, for 20 shillings.

[18] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St.Paul’s Parish, 1706-1786, p. 265.

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