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3. Matthew2Sims (William1), was born circa 1680, died after the 24 December 1745 suit was filed. Matthew Sims died before 10 February 1748/9 in Hanover County, Virginia.[23] He married 3 March 1708/9 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, to Hannah Mitchell.[24]

In St. Paul’s Parish, land was processioned, 24 September 1708, for David Crawford, Thomas Rice, John Sims, Matthew Sims, and Thomas Crenshaw lying adjacent to each other being made one precinct of which said Thomas Rice and John Sims were appointed overseers.[25]

In 1711, in St. Paul’s Parish, land was processioned for John Sims, John Shelton, John Crenshaw, William Crenshaw, Edward Sims, Matthew Sims, George Brock, Burass, George Wilkinson, David Crawford and George Sims and made into one precinct.[26]

In 1715 in St. Paul’s Parish, land was processioned for John Shelton, John Sims, John Crenshaw, William Crenshaw, David Crawford, Edward Sims, Matthew Sims, George Brock, Burrass, George Sims, and George Wilkinson.[27]

In 1719 in St. Paul’s Parish, land was processioned for John Shelton, John Sims, William Crenshaw, David Crawford, Edward Sims, Matthew Sims, George Brock, Burras, George Wilkinson, and George Sims. John Shelton and John Sims were overseers.[28]

Matthew Sims received a grant, 24 March 1725, in Hanover County, Virginia, for 350 acres of new land, beginning at the corner of Nicholas and Richard Johnson, to Mr. George Alves’ line, on John Bunch’s land, to fork of Tarapin Swamp, along John Glen’s line.[29]



[23] Dennis Ray Hudgins, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume Five: 1741-1749 (Richmond, Virginia Genealogical Society, 1994), p. 279. Patent Book 27, p. 87. John Sims, grant for 632 acres in Louisa County, on branches of Locust & Hinsons Creeks, adjoining Matthew Sims, decd., William Gooch, Chamberlayne, Pouncey Anderson, and John Walton, 10 February 1748/9.

[24] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia, 1684-1786, p. 416.

[25] Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, 1706-1786, p. 213.

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

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

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

[29] Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume III, p. 295. Patent Book 12, p. 352., 35 shillings.

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