Early Bostick Land Deeds
A few of many early deed records in Goochland and other Virginia County deed records pertaining to various Bosticks. 1750-1755
Submitted by: James Bostick Morse of Olive Branch, Ms. "Bostick Trails and Ties"
11 June 1750: John Bostick of Parish of Southhampton, Cumberland Co. and his wife, Elizabeth, and Charles Bostick and his wife, Betty of said Parish and County, to Martin Slaughter of Parish of St. John in County of King William, sum of 150 pds. For 350 acres. Proved July Court 1751. Signed by;
John Bostick Elizabeth X Bostick and Charles Bostick and Betty Bostick.
27 may 1751: Wm. Burgamy of Luenburg Co. Va. to John Bostick of Cumberland Co. Va. the sun of 100 pds for 350 acres, surveyed for Peter Burgamy, dec’d. It being the land whereon the said John Bostick now lives. Located on the edge of Appomattox River, crossing Great Guena Creek.
Witnessed by; Bower Smith, John ???? and Charles Bostick.
11 June 1751: Charles Bostick of the Parish of Southhampton, Cumberland County and his wife Betty to Martin Slaughter of the Parish of St. John in the county of King William for the sum of 150 pds for 125 acres, beginning at the corner of John Bostick’s etc. adjacent to Wm. Hamilton and Wm. Arnold Witnessed by; Thomas Davenport Jr., Thomas Davenport, Richard Clabrook, Stephen Davenport. Proved in July Court 1751.
26 Jan. 1756: John Bostick of Southhampton Parish to Culverain Ford the sum of 120 pds. for 300 acres on the South side of Great Guinea Creek, being part of a patent for 350 acres granted to Peter Burgamy on the 20th of June 1733.
Witnessed by; Collins Gooding, John Beal and Ben Harris. Proved 26 Jan. 1756
24 May 1756: John Bostick of Albemarle County Va. to William Hambldon of Parish of Southhampton, Cumberland County Va. for the sum of 60 pds. for 50 acres beginning at Appomattox River – Mouth of Great Guena Creek etc. Witnessed by; Thomas Davenport Jr. Daniel Coleman, Nehemiah Glen.
Proved by; John Bostick and wife Elizabeth.
16 April 1755: Harris Wilson and John Wilson of Cumberland County Va. to
John Bostick of same the sum of 100 pds. for 150 acres, surveyed for Peter Burgamy, dec’d this being the plantation whereon William Bostick now lives. This being part of the 350 acres granted to Peter Burgamy by patent and the said Peter Burgamy sold 150 acres to Richard Wilson, dec’d at the upper end of the said 350 acres on Appomattox River and by the said Richard Wilson left in his will to his two sons, Harris and John Wilson. Witnessed by; Thomas Potter, Thomas Wilson, Isham Bradley and William Bostick Jr. (has Jr.)
Proved in May Court 1755.
Note: John Wilson married a sister of Ruth (Scoggin Bostick, wife of Charles Bostick. Charles was a son of William Bostick Jr.
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NOTE: The following will help as to the identity of the above Bosticks.
Cumberland Co. Va. was formed from Goochland Co. Va. in 1747
Albemarle Co. Va. was formed from Goochland Co. Va. in 1744
#1: All the John Bosticks above was a son of Wm. Bostick Sr. John was mentioned in Wm. Bostick Sr. will as, forty or thereabouts. Wife reported many times as being Elizabeth Chesley, although I have not found any definite proof, this seems to be a logical assumption
#2: Charles Bostick, son of Wm. Bostick Sr. and brother of John Bostick #1.
#3: William Bostick Jr., son of Wm. Bostick Sr. and brother of John #1 and Charles #2. This is the William Bostick Jr. who died in 1792 in Person Co.
Note: Wm. Arnold, a witness, in the deed dated, 11 June 1751, gave deposition
of Wm. Bostick Sr’s will on 17 June 1740 in Goochland Co. VA.
FOLLOWING ARE FEW EARLY BOSTICK DEEDS IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA 1734-1741. Submitted by: James Bostick Morse of Olive Branch, Ms.
16 Aug. 1734: (Bk 3 Pg. 49) Jonas Lawson to John Bostick both of Goochland Co. 15 pds. for est. 200 acres
20 June 1738: (Bk. 3 Pg. 132) John Bostick of St. James Parish, Goochland Co. to William Bostick Sr. of same Co. 40 pds. for 350 acres.
20 June 1738: (Bk. 3 Pg. 134) John Bostick of St. James Parish, Goochland to Valentine Bostick of Hanover Co. 5 Shillings for 400 acres. Adj. To Wm. Arnold, John Bostick, John Chaffin.
NOTE: The two above deeds were recorded twice, the second recording shows Elisabeth Bostick, wife of John relinquishing her dower right. This Elizabeth is the Elizabeth we refer to as, Elizabeth Chesley.
19 Sept. 1738: (Bk. 3 Pg. 166) William Floyd of St. James Parish, Goochland Co. to John Bostick, same Co. 5 Shillings for 200 acres. Witnessed by: Valentine Bostick James Watkins, Wm. Woodson.
4 Dec. 1740: (Bk. 3 Pg. 415) Valentine Bostick of Hanover Co. VA. to John Woodson of Goochland Co. 40 pds. for 400 acres in St. James Parish, Goochland Co.
NOTE: this land was located on North side of Appomattox River, on branch of Great Guinea Creek. This land was granted by patent to John Bostick on 8 Sept. 1736. Deed mentions corner of William Bostick, late of Goochland Co.
Deed was witnessed by William Arnold and others.
14 Sept. 1741: Valentine Bostick of Hanover Co. VA. to John Woodson of Goochland Co. 40 pds. for 400 acres, South side of James River on North branch of Great Guinea Creek. Land adj. To lands of John Bostick,(sp. Bostock. ) Wm. Arnold, John Chaffin. Acknowledged by Valentine Bostick and his wife Mary. (Note: Mary was relinquishing her dower right.)
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NOTE: Below is more information on John Bostick: Charles Bostick: Valentine Bostick: All are mentioned above.
All the above John Bosticks were one and the same, and a son of the mentioned William Bostick Sr. William Bostick Sr. was a son of Charles Bostock who most of us accept as being the immigrant of most, if not all, Bosticks of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in the 1700’s.
The above mentioned Valentine seems to have been a son of Charles and Pheoba Bostick who migrated to Onslow Co. NC. sometime between 1721 and 1750. Valentine would have been a grandson of Charles Bostock the immigrant. Valentine Bostick was also in Onslow Co. by 1750. On 7 Sept. 1750, Charles deeded son, Valentine, 9 Negroes and other and other items, provided Valentine gave his mother lifetime support etc.
Note: Valentine named a son, Charles after his father.
The two above deeds dated, 4 Dec. 1740 and 1 Sept. 1741, indicates, this was the time Valentine and wife Mary, pulled up stakes in Virginia and joined his father in Onslow Co. NC.
Researched and Posted by: Wanda Bostic Dunlap May 2008