Deed Amelia Co, VA 1736 Daniel Lewellin

Diane Langston - Jan 7, 2009

I made this transcription as best I could from a photocopy I made of the deed at the Amelia County, Virginia courthouse. If this is your ancestor and you would like a copy, please let me know.
                 Diane Langston

Amelia County Deed Book 1, page 37:
This Indenture made this ninth day of September 1736 Between Charles Burkes of Amelia County of the one part and Daniel Lewellin of the same County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Charles Burkes for his Love and affection which he hath and beareth towards his son Daniel Lewellin above named but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds to him in hand paid the rec’d whereof he hereby acknowledges that given granted and by these presents does freely absolutely and clearly give and grant to the said Daniel Lewellin his heirs and assignees forever Two hundred acres of Land lying in the County of Amelia on the lower side of Flatt Creek. Beginning at a Beach on the head line me— of Charles Burkes Junr. Thence along Charles Burkes Junr. Joins to a line of __ trees. Thence along that line to the said Burkes side . Line thence up the said line to the beginning it being part of one thousand acres of land granted to the said Charles Burkes, patent together with all appurtenances to the same belonging to have and hold the aforesaid two hundred acres of land with the afore written premises and all its Appurtenances unto the said Daniel Lewellin and his heirs forever in witness whereof the said Charles Burkes hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered                                     his
In presence of Tho Coompton                 Charles     C     Burkes
Edw.d Booker junr     Langford Owen                       mark

At Court held for Amelia County November 12, 1736 Charles Burkes Senr acknowledged this his deed to Daniel Lewellin which is ordered to be recorded.

     Samuel Cobb   ClCt

Billie Harris - Jan 7, 2009

Diane, this is a very important document - at least to me - because it made me do some research to try to find out more about Charles Burkes/Burks/Burke.   What I found from postings on GenForum primarily, was that Charles Burkes' daughter, Mary, was born 1710-20 and married Daniel Lewellin 1736.   This Amelia County Deed is dated 1736.   If Daniel Lewellin was born about the same time as Mary, it would indicate he probably wouldn't have been a son of Daniel Lewellyn II who married a Stith.  

According to "Cavaliers and Pioneers",   In a dispute over land, 21 Mar. 1683, Joseph Royall gave bond of L. 500 to Capt. Daniell (2) Llewellyn pending the outcome of a survey of 523 acres, Chalres City.   Presumably Daniell 2 (husband of ? Stith)   was deceased by 1701 when two of the original witnesses to the deed, William Randolph and Frances Epes, acknowledged the bonds in Henrico Court.

Apparently Daniel Lewellyn 2 did die sometime before 1710 when his grandson, an Eppes, received property that year from Daniel's Will.   If Daniel 2 had a grandson when he died, then chances are he wouldn't have had a son named Daniel born about 1710, too.   His Will didn't mention any sons.   From what I've found, it seems his grandson, Llewellin Eppes, was born about or prior to 1700.   Perhaps if he received the land in 1710, he was no longer a minor at that time ? ? ?

BUT ...there was a Richard Llewellyn in Amelia County and he's listed in the Wills and Administrations of that county in 1752.   There was also a Thomas Lewellyn who died in Amelia that year.  

It's possible the Richard Llewellyn who died 1752 is from the Norfolk County line of Llewellyns because in 1722 a Richard died and among the children named was a son Richard.   The Richard who died 1722 in Norfolk was married to an Elizabeth Owen(s)   and note the witness to the deed above was an Owens.   Many times in early years, individuals witnessing deeds were somehow related to the parties involved.   In addition, the Richard who died 1722 was a brother-in-law of Richard Taylor and Richard Taylor was a witness to the 1722 Will.

The given name of Charles for some of the Lewellyn's descendants could have come from Charles Burkes, or at least it's a possibility.   IF - and it's a big IF - The Daniel Lewellin was the son of a Richard or a Thomas or another Lewellyn, where could the given name of Daniel have come from?   A relative?   A friend?   Could it be from an ancestor other than a Llewellyn?

I'm rambling and hope it makes sense.

Diane, can you tell me who to contact in Amelia to write to for copies of the information for the Richard and Thomas who are listed in Wills and Administrations for 1752 and do you know their fees for copying the documents?

Rick Llewellyn - Jan 8, 2009

I'm going to disagree with Billie. I have it like this:
(1) Daniel Lewelling, the original immigrant of this line, about 1640.
(2) Daniel Lewellin (son of Daniel 1) The one who I agree left the estate to his grandson. Despite what the will suggests, I believe this Daniel had children.
(3) Richard Lewellin (son of Daniel 2) not proven but highly supportive by deeds to be on land adjoining Drury Stith (Daniel 2's wife was a Stith)
(4) Daniel Lewellin (son of Richard 3) - court cases in Amelia records show Daniel and Thomas (who is a son of Richard 3 and is a proven fact by deed) were suing one another for action of detinue which most genealogists accept as an inferred relationship since this action was almost always a dispute over family property, most often between siblings.
(5) Richard Lewallin (son of Daniel 4) the one in Daniel 4's will who was a Revolutionary soldier and died in Anderson County Tennessee.
(and the line continues ...) births and deaths align in a natural prgression of generatio to generation.

Documented on my web site at:

My abstract of Thomas' will:

Will Book 1, Amelia County, Wills 1735 –  1761, Bonds 1735 –  1754, by Gibson Jeffers McConnaughey
William Craddock, adm. For Thomas LEWELLIN, deceased, 28 May 1752, p. 56
Thomas LEWELLING, estate returned 25 June 1752 value 15/5/1, settlement mentions Jesse LEWELLING, Charles Burk, John Nash, William Craddock Richard Burk & Mr. Ligon (for coffin & digging grave) among others.

Charles City County, Wills & Deeds, 1725 –  1731, by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
Thomas FLEWELLIN of Westover Parish, Charles City Co., to Benjamin Harrison of same, for 5 pounds, land on West side of Herring Creek Swamp, being part of a tract   Richard FLEWELLIN, father of said Thomas , etc. signed by Thomas FLEWELLIN, 6 Jan 1730
Showing Thomas' relationship to Richard 3

I think the line in Norfolk is totally separate from the Prince George/Amelia/Prince Edward line from a different immigrant.

Billie Harris - Jan 8, 2009

Rick, you may be right and you make a good case.   I've certainly been wrong in the past but IF Richard was Daniel's son, then he should have been named in Daniel's Will.   He would have only been in is early 20's (around 22) at the time.   From my years of working for attorneys, I remember that a child - even if not given money - was to be named in the Will otherwise he could contest it.   Surely the Will would have mentioned a son or sons but there's nothing, only the grandson.   And since most laws were taken from years ago, I would assume that would have been the case in the 1600's and early 1700's as well.   I'll see what I can find to substantiate it.   But even if Richard wasn't a son of Daniel, I do believe there's a relationship, possibly a nephew and IF a nephew, then he wouldn't be named or mentioned in Daniel's Will.   Also, if Richard as a nephew had a son, it's conceivable he could have named him Daniel after his uncle.

I do know Richard and Edward Lewellyn were in Norfolk County because there are plenty of records proving it.   Richard's Will of 1722 named a son Abel and a son Richard.   Abel died in that county but we don't know what happened to Richard until we find a record of a Richard in the Wills and Administrations of 1752 in Amelia County.   Here's documentation for Norfolk.

[NOTE: broken link]

There was another Richard who was born in the 1760's in Prince Edward County.   Prince Edward was formed from Amelia.   But the one born in the 1760's wouldn't have been a son of the Richard who died in 1752, of course.   The Richard in 1763 is shown in Prince Edward with a Jesse so my question is, was Richard   a son of Jesse's and Jesse the son of Thomas and Susannah?  

Today Diane posted the land record in Amelia County where Craddock sold land to Susanna Lewellyn and her son, Jesse.   What you've posted on the abstract of Thomas' Will shows William Craddock as the administrator for Thomas Lewellin's estate.   Until now I didn't know if Susanna was the wife of Thomas or of Richard, both of whom are found in Wills and Administrations 1752 in Amelia County.   Thomas and Richard may have been brothers, we don't know, but it's possible, especially considering the information you found on a Richard and Thomas Fluelling.