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Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Deanna Dowell (View posts)
Posted: 958478400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dowell, Warren
Am trying to find the actual location of a land grant of 400 acres to John Dowell in June 1733.
The grant states the land is in Hanover County Virginia. A year later, St Martin's Parish is mentioned.
In 1742 Louisa County was formed from Hanover Co.
In 1745, land paperwork states the land is in St Paul's Parish, Hanover Co.
1747 the same 400 acres is now in Fredericks Parish, Louisa Co VA.
In 1751, west side of Little Mountains, south fork of South Anna River - also Flatt Grounds, 1st fork of Petty's Creek between Jorrendo Rd & Turkey Creek.
We beleive the land was called Bleak Hill, near Advance Mill and Burley Station.
Hopefully someone can help us place the location of this land. We'd like to visit it. Thanks much - Deanna

Re: Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

betty James (View posts)
Posted: 1015103210000
Classification: Query
I am trying to find out about John Doswell. Will be going to Louisa courthouse next week. Where did you get the land grant record papers? Write me back so that I can send you what ever I find.

Re: Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Posted: 1015121643000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1022595934000
I have them from many sources:
1733 400 acres land grant from King George II (book)
1734 Hanover co Court Record book 1733-1735, pg 88-89
1745 171 acres Louisa Co Deed books A & B, 1742-59, Deed book A, pg 21 pgs 184-185
1747 400 acres Louisa Co VA deed boo A page 38, pgs 299-300
Are you the one who asked me/told me about Peter's Mountain? I found it on the map and it's east of Dowell's Mountain by about 2-5 miles. Do you think this area is where the plantation "Tara" was? We were looking on the other side of the road because of the mention of Burley Station.
Deanna

Re: Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Betty James (View posts)
Posted: 1015164743000
Classification: Query
Deanna
Thank you for the information. I will look up the deeds etc at the courthouse. I didn't tell you about Peter's Mountain. Where is Doswell Mountain. I have information on the Doswell's. Right now I looking for John Doswell and his heirs.
Betty

Re: Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Posted: 1015172304000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1022595934000
Betty - Are you looking for "Doswell" or "Dowell" - I'm talking about John Dowell - you keep typing in "Doswell".

Re: Dowells in Hanover/Louisa Cos Virginia

Betty James (View posts)
Posted: 1015277518000
Classification: Query
Deanna,

That was a mistake. I am looking for Doswell not Dowell.
Thanks for responding even though it was a error.
Betty
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