First Lot Deeds of Romney, West Virginia

By Lot Number, Deed Book, Page, Grantee Lastname, Firstname, Date, Grantor

Please note: The determination of the actual first owners of Romney lots is frustratingly difficult. Lord Fairfax apparently overlooked some of the normal paperwork in handing out grants, so when he died the authorities at that time found that records were missing and some grants never filed. The commonly known plat of Romney (click for image) was drawn by John Mitchell in 1790 well after Lord Fairfax had died and Trustees had been appointed for the town. We do not know what happened to the original survey of the town or to some of the early grants. The list of owners shown in the lower left of this image was added sometime well after the plat was drawn. The exact date is not known, but if you notice lot #52 is marked "Colored Church." It is unlikely that this term would be used before the Civil War.

The list of owners shown on this page is the result of research into the early deeds (not Northern Neck grants) for the town as preserved in our local Courthouse. You will notice that most issue dates are 1795 or later, although some original Fairfax grants are listed. The subject of the early grants is one needing further research.

Note on finding references: "DB" is Hampshire County "Deed Book" which can be found in the Courthouse in Romney; "pg" is the page in the deed book. If no Deed Book is shown and the "Grantor" is listed as "Grant" you can find the Grant reference by going to the Library of Virginia Grant search web page and typing in the individual's name. Then when the results page shows, pick the grant whose date is shown here. The Abstract will appear often with a URL link to an image of the grant. There are only 10 results to a page, so you may have to go to "next."

For a more in depth discussion of the land granting and deeding system Click here.


 










Grantee Grantee

Lot # DB Pg Lastname Firstname Date Grantor







1 10 237 Buffington William 17 Oct. 1795 Trustees of Romney
2 10 198 Hilley Frederick 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
2 ?? Dent Thomas NN Grant
3 10 297 Heinzman Henry 15 July 1796 Trustees of Romney
4 10 299 Heinzman Henry 15 Feb. 1796 Trustees of Romney
5 10 204 Pierce John 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
6 ?? Barclay Thomas 16 May 1763 NN Grant
7 10 181 Long Pompey 20 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
8 10 202 Beatty Levy 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
9 10 205 Mouser Jr. Jacob 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
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11 13 544 McGuire Samuel 30 March 1804 Trustees of Romney
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13 10 175 Dyer Edward 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
14 10 194 Pierce James 14 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
15 10 204 Pierce John 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
16 10 236 Campbell Ramey 19 Oct. 1795 Trustees of Romney
17 10 237 Buffington William 17 Oct. 1795 Trustees of Romney
18 10 301 Heinzman Henry 15 Feb. 1796 Trustees of Romney
19 10 608 Van Meter Isaac 10 April 1797 Trustees of Romney
20 10 199 Hilley Frederick 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
21 12 310 Mulledy Thomas 20 April 1801 Trustees of Romney
22 10 206 Mulledy Thomas 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
23 ?? Speer Joseph 16 May 1763 NN Grant
24 ?? Speer Joseph 16 May 1763 NN Grant
25 10 560 Wilkins John 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
25 10 560 Cook William 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
26 10 195 Montgomery Matthew 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
27 10 182 Jack John 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
28 10 303 Heinzman Henry 15 Feb. 1796 Trustees of Romney
29 10 184 Jack John 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
30 10 184 Jack John 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
31 12 310 Mulledy Thomas 20 April 1801 Trustees of Romney
32 10 206 Mulledy Thomas 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
33 10 206 Mulledy Thomas 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
34 12 310 Mulledy Thomas 20 April 1801 Trustees of Romney
35 ?? Steinbergen Peter 16 May 1763 NN Grant
36 10 196 Montgomery Matthew 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
37 10 172 Dyer Nathaniel 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
38 11 262 Schrock William 16 Oct. 1797 Trustees of Romney
39 10 184 Jack John 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
40 10 184 Jack John 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
41 10 295 Pierce James 14 Dec. 1795 Trustees of Romney
42 10 422 Pierce James 20 June 1796 Trustees of Romney
43 10 612 White Francis 14 April 1797 Trustees of Romney
44 10 208 Cook William 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
45 10 179 Williams Peter 20 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
46 12 254 White Francis 10 Oct. 1800 Trustees of Romney
46 ?? Woodrow Andrew 24 April 1788 NN Grant Duplicate
47 ?? Collins Luke 16 May 1763 NN Grant
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Wilson George 16 May 1763 NN Grant
49 10 186 Woodrow Andrew 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
50 10 186 Woodrow Andrew 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
51 10 178 Moor Mary 20 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
52 10 206 Mulledy Thomas 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
53 10 525 Allen Jacob 17 Oct. 1796 Trustees of Romney
54 10 187 Woodrow Andrew 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
55 10 179 Williams Peter 20 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
56 ?? Wilson John 16 May 1763 NN Grant
57 ?? Keating John 16 May 1763 NN Grant
58 10 201 Taggart Francis 14 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
59 10 186 Woodrow Andrew 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
60 10 186 Woodrow Andrew 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
61 12 310 Mulledy Thomas 20 April 1801 Trustees of Romney
61 S 507 Piersall John of Job Pearsall 26 June 1788 NN Grant Duplicate
62 12 310 Mulledy Thomas 20 April 1801 Trustees of Romney
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64 22 54 Ohara Daniel 24 July 1828 Trustees of Romney
65 10 510 County Court
15 Oct. 1796 Trustees of Romney
66 10 510 County Court
15 Oct. 1796 Trustees of Romney
67 10 206 Mulledy Thomas 1 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
68 11 254 Williams Peter 18 Dec. 1797 Trustees of Romney
69 10 192 Brown John 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
70 10 192 Brown John 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
71 12 83 Meredith John W 14 Oct. 1799 Trustees of Romney
72 10 173 Conklin Annanias 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
73 13 199 Fitzgerald Jr Thomas 10 July 1802 Trustees of Romney
74 ??
Taylor Simon 16 May 1763 NN Grant
75 10 510 County Court
15 Oct. 1796 Trustees of Romney
76 10 510 County Court
15 Oct. 1796 Trustees of Romney
77 10 420 Dailey James & L. Lemonior 20 June 1796 Trustees of Romney
77 10 420 Lemonior Lewis James & J. Dailey 20 June 1796 Trustees of Romney
78 10 304 Lemonior Lewis James 15 Feb. 1796 Trustees of Romney
79 10 192 Brown John 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
80 10 192 Brown John 21 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
81 13 542 Reeder Benjamin 16 April 1804 Trustees of Romney
82 S 518 Collins Thomas of John Collins 30 June 1788 NN Grant
83 14 186 Wilkins John 12 July 1805 Trustees of Romney
84 10 176 Fitzgerald Thomas 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
85 ?? Relf John 16 May 1763 NN Grant
86 ?? Dent Thomas 16 May 1763 NN Grant
87 ?? Mercer Honorable James 22 July 1789 NN Grant
88 12 18 Cook William 15 April 1799 Trustees of Romney
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91 13 542 Reeder Benjamin 16 April 1804 Trustees of Romney
92 10 176 Fitzgerald Thomas 1 July 1795 Trustees of Romney
93 10 239 Jack John 15 Oct. 1795 Trustees of Romney
94 10 239 Jack John 15 Oct. 1795 Trustees of Romney
95 10 210 Burns John 10 Sept. 1795 Trustees of Romney
96 10 306 Drew Perez 1 Feb. 1796 Trustees of Romney
97 19 123 Throckmorton Warner 15 April 1815 Trustees of Romney
98 13 42 Houser Charles D 16 May 1802 Trustees of Romney
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