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12. James3Sims (Edward2, William1), was born circa 1722, St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, died testate, 1774, York County, Virginia.[110]

In the Merchant Account Book in Hanover County, Virginia, 10 November 1744, of the Accounts of Francis Jerdone for debts due to the cargo of Neill Buchanon of London, Esq., one of the entries was for “James Sims, son of Edward.” There is also another entry for “James Sims, son of Edward, 27 November 1744.[111]

8 November 1752, James Sims witnessed a deed from his brother, John Sims, to John Hawkins, both of St. Martin’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia.[112]

On 9 March 1753, James Sims of St. Martin’s Parish, Louisa County, planter, to John Blair, Esqr. and John Blair, Junior, of city of Williamsbur g, merchants. In consideration of a judgment obtained by Blair against him and Thomas Lankford by virtue of their bond due and payable for £1,700 current money, 425 acres whereon said James Sims now lives in St. Martin’s Parish, and six negroes, Jo, Will, Janey, Cuz, Coss, and Nell. /s/ James Sims. Witnesses: James Sims, Jr., George Smith, and John Hawkins. 22 May 1753 acknowledged by James Sims.[113]

1774 Will of James Sims, York County, Virginia. I James Sims of York County, Bruton Parish, to Francis Booth of James City County and Elizabeth Pierce, daughter of John Pierce, £20 each. I give to Mickings Green   William Sims, son of Bruster Sims and Mary Green £25 each. I desire further that my lands and the rest of my slaves with all my estate may be sold and the money arising from the sale I give to my well beloved friend, John Hawkins of Hanover County.[114]

[110] York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventories, No. 22, p. 243.

[111] Edgar MacDonald, Ph.D., “A Merchant Account Book: Hanover County, Virginia, 1743-1744,” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 36, 1998, p. 106. Also, Volume 38, p. 124, 2000.

[112] Davis, Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Books A and B, 1742-1759, p. 85-86. Louisa County, Deed Book A, p. 506.

[113] Davis, Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Books A and B, 1742-1759, p. 86. Deed Book A, p. 510-511.

[114] York County,Virginia, Wills and Inventories No. 22, p. 243.

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