The information below was taken from Womack Genealogy Newsletters 1959-1961
All the land in North Carolina once belonged to the State (to the Crown in colonial days), but most of it has been granted the past three hundred years, a few acres at a time, to those settlers who applied for it and paid the required fee of a few cents per acre.
There is a total of nearly a quarter of a million land grants on record in the Land Grant Office, Raleigh, North Carolina, ranging in size from a fraction of an acre to several thousand acres, but averaging between 100 and 150 acres per grant. Of the 32 million acres in North Carolina, 28 million acres were privately owned in 1950, and 4 million acres were public lands. The tillable and habitable acreage-the 28 million acres--was all taken up generations ago.
A search through the files at the Land Grant Office revealed that between 1760 and 1910 three dozen grants were issued to various members of the Womack family. Womacks obtained land grants in the following counties:
Burke County (George and William T. Womack)
Caswell County (John Womack)
Chatham County (Abraham, James and John Womack)
Cumberland County (Benjamin Womack)
Halifax County (Carter Womack)
Harnett County (Jerry Womack)
Johnston County (William Womack)
Macon County (A. Womack)
Moore County (Brittain and John Womack)
Orange County (Jacob Womack)
Person County (John Womack)
Polk County (W. W. Womack)
Rowan County (Abram Womack)
Rutherford County (Abner and Anderson Womack)
Wake County (William Womack)
Washington County (Tenn.-Jacob Womack)
A detailed listing of the Womack land grants in North Carolina appears below:
Burke County, File No. 3968 . George Womack - 150 acres. Entry No. 6459 - 150 acres - "Lying on a Small Creek Cald. Jonses Creek the Waters of South Muddy Creek Lying between the Lines of Alexander Long & John Hamby. Entered 16th day of August 1815." Grant No, 3730 - 150 acres. "Lying on Jonses Creek waters of south muddy Creek," adj. Hamly and Long, Hamby, crossing the creek. Surveyed 20 June 1816. Chain carriers: Benjm. Earwood and George Wamack. Grant issued 7 Sept, 1816. Recorded in Book 130, page 152.
Burke County, File No. 5587 - William T. Womack - 100 acres. Entry No. 13848 - 100 acres. "Lying on Oneals branch Joining George Corpening & Henry Oneal. Entered 23rd of May 1844." Grant No. 6214 - 100 acres. "Lying on Oneels branch Joining land of Hery Oneels," adj. Britton, McElrath. Surveyed 31 Sept, 1848. Chain carriers: H. R. Ramsey and Calvin J. C. Womack. Grant issued 30 Dec. 1848. Recorded in Book 154, page 440.
Caswell County, File No. 25 - John Womack as guardian of John Tapley - 100 acres. Entry No. 15 - 100 acres. "On the waters of Flatt River Joining the line of the Said orphan." Entered 9 June 1778. Grant No. 25 - 100 acres. "On the waters of Flat River beginning at a hickory John Tapleys corner." adj. Henry Ford. Surveyed 16 June 1778. Chain carriers: Josiah Reese and Robert Dickins. Grant issued 3 March 1779. Recorded in Book 35, page 25.
Caswell County, File No. 620 - John Womack - 200 acres. Entry No. 470 - 200 acres. "Lying on the waters of Grices Creek Including his Improvement bought of John Holsenback." Entered 8 Dec. 1778. Grant No. 525 - 200 acres. "On the waters of Grices Creek." adj. David Mitchel, Daniel Brown, David Hearndon. Surveyed 12 May 1779. Chain carriers: Danl. Brown and William Carron. Grant issued 13 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 54, page 329.
Caswell County, File No. 662 - Robert Dickins and John Womack - 640 acres. Entry No. 869 - 640 acres. "On Dish Water Joining the lines of Jno. Holoway, James Archdeacon & others." Entered 28 of -- 1779. Grant No. 660 - 640 acres. "On the Waters of Dishwater and Castle Creek," adj. Yancey Bailey, Thomas Douglass, Seth Moore, Charles Bostick, John Holloway. Surveyed 25 March 1781. Chain carriers: Hayden Pryor and Moses Streett. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 46.
Caswell County, File No. 730 - John Womack - 640 acres. Entry No. 868 - 640 acres. "On both sides of flatt River & Dry Creek Joining the lines of Foard, McNeel & others Including the Plantation where he now lives." Entered 28 July 1779. Grant No. 728 - 640 acres. On the waters of Flat River and Dry Creek, adj. John Paine, William Norrell, Henry Norsworthy, Robert Dickins, William Rankin. Surveyed 30 Jan. 1783. Chain carriers: Shadrack Hargess and Richd. Aldy. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 70.
Caswell County, File No. 732 - John Womack - 93 acres. Entry No. 449 - 100 acres. "Joining the lines of John Tapley and Robert Dickins On Masons Branch of Flatt River." Entered 1 Oct. 1778. Grant No. 730 - 93 acres. On Mason's Branch of Flatt River, adj. sd. Womack's line, William Norrell Norsworthy, Shadrack Hargess, Robert Dickins. Surveyed 30 Jane 1783. Chain carriers: Shadrick Hargiss and Richd. Aldy. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 70.
Caswell County, File No. 858 - John Womack - 260 acres. Entry No. 288 - 260 acres. Adjoining Isiah Blackwell and the land entered by Jno. Hollaway on both sides of Dishwater Creek. Entered 8 Dec. 1778. Grant No. 856 - 260 acres. On the mill and Dishwater Creek, adj. Josiah Blackwell, Moses Street, John Holoway. Surveyed 25 March 1781. Chain carriers: Hayden Pryor and Moses Street. Grant issued 10 Nov. 1784. Recorded in Book 56, page 111.
Chatham County, File No. 57 - Abraham Wammock - 200 acres. Entry No. 58 - 200 acres. "Being an improvement he bought of Jeremiah Minter on the North Prong of Lick Creek the Watters of Cape Fear." Entered 12 June 1778. Grant No. 56 - 200 acres. An improvement Abraham Wammock bought of Jerremiah Minter on the North Prong of Lick Creek, the waters of Cape Fear. Surveyed 12 June 1778. Chain carriers: James Wikar and William Johnston. Grant issued 1 July 1779. Recorded in Book 30, page 56.
Chatham County, File No. 125 - John Wammock - 386 acres. Entry No. 86 - 400 acres. On south side of Cape Fear, including the plantation he lives on. Entered 20 Nov, 1778. Grant No. 124 - 386 acres. On south side of Cape Fear, crossing Fall Creek, adj. county line. Surveyed 1 Feb. 1779. Chain carriers: Henry Brazile and Byrd Brazile. Grant issued 20 Aug. 1779, Recorded in Book 30, page 124.
Chatham County, File No. 914 - John Wammack - 100 acres. Entry No. 14 - 100 acres. On Mountain Branch, adj. Henry Braswell. Entered 15 Feb. 1786. Grant No. 840 - 100 acres. On Mountain Branch, adj. Henry Braswell. Surveyed 22 Sept. 1786. Chain carriers: Nicholas Harden, James Wammock. Grant issued 7 Aug. 1787. Recorded in Book 64, page 179.
Chatham County, File No. 2074 - John Womack - 1 acres. Entry No. 606 - 1 acre. On south side of Cape Fear River. Entered 9 Aug. 1825. Grant No. 1684 - 1 acres. On south side of Cape Fear River, beginning at a willow oak at the upper end of an island in his own line. Surveyed 5 Oct. 1825. Chain carriers: Rorie Wommack and Jas. Wommack. Grant issued 21 Nov. 1825. Recorded in Book 136, page 199.
Chatham County, File No. 2303 - James Womack - 149 acres. Entry No. 1462 - 640 acres. On waters of Red Hill Fork, adj. heirs of South Bonds, Andrew Brown, Jones' heirs, Mrs. Sarah Thomas, heirs of Edward Walker & others. Entered 14 Jan. 1869. Grant No. 1914 - 149 acres. 149 & 3/4 acres, adj. Sally Thomas, A. Harington, Harris, Bond, Walker, Spivy, Kelly, Brown. On waters of Redhill Fork. Surveyed (no date given). Chain carriers (not given). Grant issued 30 Feb. 1872. Recorded in Book 166, page 190. (The papers in this file were mixed up with those from File No. 2238, below.)
Chatham County, File No, 2238 - James Womack - 223 acres. Entry No. 1198 - 640 acres. On waters of Lick Creek, adj. Joseph Parham, Andrew Brown and land of William Utley, deceased. Entered 15 May 1850. Grant No. 1850 - 223 acres. On the waters of Lick Creek, adj. Joseph Parham, Andrew Brown and the land of William Utley, deceased, adj. Richardson, Isak Buchanan, Hughes. Surveyed 10 June 1850. Chain carriers: Joseph Parham and Thomas Bobett. Grant issued 9 Jan. 1851. Recorded in Book 155, page 41.
Cumberland County, File No. 1838 - Benjamin Wamock - 100 acres. Entry No. 32 - 100 acres (for Benjamin Warmack). On Neels Creek at the bridge joining Wile, alias Rowland's line. Entered 2 Feb. 1778. Grant No. 24 - 100 acres. On Neil's Creek at the bridge joining Roland's lower line, and adj. Heart. Surveyed 10 Aug. 1778. Chain carriers: Richard Smith and John Richardson. Grant issued 10 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 52, page 148.
Cumberland County, File No. 1887 - Benjamin Wamock - 218 acres. Entry No. 81 - 218 acres. On both sides Neil's Creek, adj. Earl of Granville's line. Entered 7 July 1778. Grant No. 73 - 218 acres. On northeast of Cape Fear River on both sides of Neil's Creek, adj. Richard Blalock near the Old Bridge on sd. creek and near Wamack's corner, adj. Granville's line. Surveyed 10 Aug. 1778. Chain carriers: Richard Smith and John Richardson. Grant issued 13 Oct. 1783. Recorded in Book 52, page 171.
From: Land Patent Book 6 (1666-1679), page 447,Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia
The above Patent reads as follows ("translated" by William Perry Johnson):To all st: Whereas st: Now know yee that I ye sd Sir Will Berkeley knt. st: give and graunt unto Richard Womack foure hundred and fivety acres three rood eight po: of land on ye North side of Appomatock River in Henrico Cout extending as ffolloweth (beginning at a small branch of ye Ashen Swampe and running along ye Swampe So: by Ea: 220 po: over a small branch to a Pokicory No: Ea: over ye same branch 26 po: then up ye branch No: Ea: by Ea: 94 po Ea: by No: along ye branch to ye head of it 102 po So: So: Ea: 22 po: to John Puckett his line No: Ea: b Ea 54 po: No: Ea: by No: 130 po: to ye head of ye Spring Run No: Ea: by Ea: 56 po: No: by We: 34 po: No: We: 60 po: to Mr. Baugh his line neigh ye Round Kash[?] No: No: We: 15 po: to Maior [Major] Harris his cornor We: by So: 380 po: to ye place aforementioned the sd land being due unto ye sd Richard Womack by and for ye transportacon of nine persons into this Collony whose names are: Dated the 15th March 1672/3
The first permanent English-speaking settlement in America was made at Jamestown, Virginia, in the year 1607; the State having been so-named in honor of the English Queen Elizabeth I, "the Virgin Queen." In connection with the settling of colonial America, it is interesting to note that in the early 1600's the immigrants spoke not of going "to America," but of going "to Virginia," or "to the wilds of Virginia." In fact, for several years the name "Virginia" was commonly applied to all the English settlements on the East coast, from New England down to the Carolinas.
"For the purpose of stimulating immigration and the settlement of the Colony, the London Company ordained that any person who paid his own way to Virginia should be assigned 50 acres of land 'for his owne personal adventure', and if he transported 'at his owne cost' one or more persons, he should, for each person whose passage he paid, be awarded fifty acres of land. ... Among the headrights are found persons of all social classes, nobility and gentry, yeomanry, indentured servants (some of good family and connection in England), and negroes." [Nugent, Neil Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800, Volume I, page xxiv.]
On the subject of these so-called headrights, another authority says: "Headrights: Immigrants who paid their own way to the southern states were each given fifty acres of land. This was called his headright. And if he paid the passage of a number of others he could collect the headright for each of them. Men who paid their own passage could sell their headright, and if they wanted some more land they could buy headrights. Persons of all grades of society were mixed in the headright business and it was no indication that a person was of low social standing when he sold his headright." [Everton, Walter M., The Handy Book for Genealogists, Herald-Journal Printing Company, Logan, Utah; 1949, page 184.]
"It is not to be assumed that the claim for land in consequence of a person transported was made immediately after the arrival of the 'headright' in the Colony. There is, for instance, record of a patentee awarded land for the transportation of three wives, who, it is safe to conclude, were successive. The headright may have arrived in the Colony long before the patentee had entered claim for land thereby due. Nor is it to be assumed that the headright is necessarily an immigrant. Even men of prominence in the Colony, through a voyage or repeated voyages to England and return, appear as 'headrights' of friends or relatives, who acquitted the cost of the passage in order to obtain the consequent land." [Nugent, Neil Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800, Volume I, page xxv.]
At least thirty land grants or patents were issued in Virginia between 1623 and 1774 to various members of the Womack family, the earliest being 450 acres patented to Richard Womack in 1672/3 (see front cover for photocopy). The earlier grants were issued for the transportation of persons into Virginia; the later grants were sold outright. The Womacks transported several persons into Virginia, as shown by the following grants:
Patent Book 6, page 454 - 26 May 1673 - James Akin and Richd. Womack - 335 acres - Henrico County. "To all &c whereas &c now know yee that I ye sd Sr Wm Berkeley Knt &c give & grant unto James Akin & Richd. Womack 335 acres of land in Henrico Coty. on ye north side of Appamattock River beginning at a wt. oake being a corner(?) tree at ye head of Tho. Wells his land, extending into ye woods N 160 po. to fflintons River then W 250 po. S 160 po. E 250 po. then at the heads 106 po. N W by W 160 po. to a small slash running into fflintons S S W 160 po. E 116 po. N 60 po. to the place afore mentioned, 250 acres of ye sd land being formerly granted to ye sd James Akin by Patt. dated 20th of Octobr 1665 the remainder being 85 acres due to ye sd James Akin, & Richd. Womack by & for ye transortacon of 2 psons into this Collonny to have & to hold &c to be held &c yielding &c provided & Dated this 26th of May 1673. [Names of persons transported:] Phillip Childers, Anne Dally."
Patent Book 7, page 250 - 16 April 1683 - Joseph Tanner and Richard Wamocke - 206 acres - Henrico County. "To all &c whereas &c now know ye that I the said Thomas Lord Culpeper &c Doe with the consent of the Councill of State accordingly give and grant unto Mr. Joseph Tanner and Mr. Richard Wamocke two hundred & six acres one rood and twenty poles of land on the north side of Appomattuck River in the County of Henerico, & in the parish of Bristoll & begineth att a corner white oake of Majr. Wm Harris line, & runeth along the said Harris line west and by south thirty eight chaines to the holy ground slash, continued eighty chaines to a corner marked chesnut of Majr. Harises line, continued nine chaines to ye maine branch of the Ashen Swamp, to a corner marked gum, thence down the Ashen Swamp south east six chaines, & south south east ten chaines, and south east forty four chaines to the Holy Ground run thence down the swamp, south east & by south twenty eight chaines, and south east & by east thirty chaines to ye Great branch of the Ashen Swamp, to the line of Richard Wamock thence up ye said branch east north east forty chaines to a corner gum, thence leaveing the Run, but continued our course thirty two chaines, thence along the line of Richard Wamock, north east by north seventy two chaines to the line of Majr. Harris thence along the said Harrises line west north west sixty four chaines to the place we began Including the aforesaid two hundred and six acres of land one rood and twenty poles The said land being due by and for the transportation of five persons into this Collony whose names are mentioned in the records under this Pattent, To have and to hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c Provided &c Dated the sixteenth day of Aprill one thousand six hundred eighty three. [Names of those transported:] Tho. Bayes, Richd. Perrot, David Salesbury, Tho. White, Hen. Boyce."
Patent Book 8, page 172 - 20 October 1691 - John Wosham, Edward Straton and Abraham Womack - 879 acres - Henrico County. "To all &c whereas &c now know yee that I ye sd ffrancis Nicholson Esqr. the? Lt. Govr. &c give and grant unto Mr. John Wosham Mr. Edward Straton and Mr. Abraham Womack a tract of land containing eight hundred seventy nine acres lying and being in ye County of Henrico and in ye prsh of Verina and on ye north side of Swift Creeke vizt begining at the mouth of a run known by ye name of ye Cold Water Run and runeth thence along that runn as it wendeth to ye head thereof to two corner pines thence east fifty six poles to a corner pine thence north north west forty nine poles to a corner white oake thence north by east ninety two poles to a corner Pockray(?) thence west north west one hundred poles to a corner pine, thence west by south one hundred and eighty poles to a corner pine, thence north west and by west eighty eight poles to a corner pine thence north west and by north sixty eight poles to a corner black oake thence north sixty eight poles to a corner white oake thence north west one and fifty poles to a corner black oake, thence west forty eight poles to a corner pine, thence south west one hundred and eighty poles to a corner black oake standing on Swift Creeke thence down ye creeke as it wendeth to ye place it begun The sd land being due unto ye sd Mr. John Worsham Mr. Edward Stratton & Mr. Abraham Womack by and for ye Importacon of eighteen psons &c To have and to hold &c To be held &c yeilding and paying &c provided &c dated ye 20th day of October Ano Dom 1691 [Names of those transported:] 5 negroes by Cert. granted Mr. Rich Kennon for seventy negroes by Henrico County Court Aprill 1st 1690 Richard Lewis, Judith Lewis, Sarah Somerseals, Clemons Proveer, John Stewart, Wm Migettoe, James Butlidge, John Bull, Eliza. Pain, Dick, Tom, Nan, Peter, negroes."
Patent Book 8, page 216 - 19 April 1692 - Abraham Womack, Sr. - 269 acres - Henrico County. "To all &c whereas &c now know yee that I ye said ffrancis Nicholson Esqr. their mas. Lieut Governr &c give and grant unto Mr. Abraham Womack Senr. two hundred sixty nine acres of land lying and being in ye County of Henrico and in ye parish of Verina two hundred acres part there of being purchased of Gilbert Deckon ye residue being Kings land bounding as followeth begining at a saplin on ye line of Gilbert Elam deviding this survey and Wm Clarke and runeth thence on Elams line south south west halfe west ninety poles thence on ye lines of Edward Stratton south south west three fourths west twenty four poles and south south west twenty six poles and south south west halfe west twenty three poles and south east twenty three(?) poles and south east one fourth east fifty six poles and east south east forty two poles and east by north fifty two poles and south south east thirty two poles to ye line of Hugh Ligon thence on his line east north east eighty poles to ye Granerey road thence north one fourth west four poles and north east twenty nine poles and east by north sixty four poles to ye corner of Thomas Shipeys land thence on his line north by west seventy eight poles to ye corner that devides his survey and Wm Clarke thence on Clarkes lines west north west seventy six poles and west three fourths north thirty poles & north west and by west three fourths west twenty two poles & west north west eighteen poles & west north west one fourth northerly forty two poles and north west and by west sixty poles to ye place it began The said land being due unto ye said Mr. Abraham Womack Senr. by & for ye Importacon of two psons &c To have and to hold &c To be held &c yeilding and paying &c provided &c dated ye 19th day of Aprill Ano Dom 1692 [Names of those transported: ] Tom & Sue."
Patent Book 9, page 161 - 15 October 1698 - Abraham Womeck - 200 acres - Henrico County. "To all &c whereas a certain tract of land lying in Henrico County and containing two hundred acres late in the possession of Gilbert Deacon is found to escheat to his sacred Maj. from ye said Gilbert Deacon as by an Inquisition recorded in ye Secrys office under the hand and seal of Wm Randolph Esqr. Escheatr of the said county and a jury sworn before him for that purpose dated ye 3d day of janry 1697 may appear for which said land Abraham Womeck hath made his composition according to the said letters patents Know yee therefore that I the said Sr. Edmund Andros Kn. Gor. &c do with the advice and consent of the Councill of State accordingly give and grant unto the said Abraham Womecke ye said two hundred acres of land lying in Henrico County aforesaid according to the most ancient and lawfull bounds thereof To have and hold &c To be held &c yeilding & paying &c dated ye 15th of October 1698. /S/ E Andros Abra. Womecks pat for 200 acres land in Henrico County /S/ Ed Jenings Depty. Secry."
Patent Book 10, page 240 - 16 August 1715 - William Womack - 950 acres - Henrico County. "George &c To all &c Know ye that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the importacon of nineteen persons to dwell within this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia whose names are Wm Brown, Andrew Crawford, Arthur Dorgill, Jno. Alcorne, Morgan ffeaser, James Sinkler, Wm Reed, Ringin Spence, James Morgan, Jno. Meclare, Wm Robinson, James More, James King, Geo. Wilson, Jno. Robinson, Arth. Medane, Jno. Miller, Jno. Care, & Golud Age We have given granted & confirmed & by these prsents for us our heirs & successes do give grant & confirm unto William Womack one certain tract or parcel of land containing nine hundred & fifty acres, lying and being on the north side of James River on the heads of the land of Mr. John Woodson over against the Manakin Town in the County of Henrico & bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at the lower corner of the sd Woodson's land at a black oak & thence on Collo. Wm Randolph's line north north east one hundred poles to a white oak, thence north west ninety two poles to a pine, thence north by east sixty poles to two pines, thence north west ninety six poles to a pohickory, thence north fifty degrs. west one hundred twenty two poles to a white oak, thence west north west fourty nine poles to a black oak, thence north west by north one hundred twenty four poles to three corner pines, thence north north east thirty eight poles to a pine, thence north north west two hundred poles to a pine, thence west one hundred & two poles to a pine, thence south west one hundred fifty four poles to a corner white oak on the head line of the sd Woodson, thence on his line south three degrs. west two hundred thirty eight poles & south twenty degrs. east sixty eight poles & east twenty degrs. south one hundred ninety eight poles & east ten degrs. north one hundred fourty two poles & south thirty degrees east fifty four poles & east twenty two degrees south ninety four poles & south thirty degrs. east two hundred & twenty four poles to the place begun at With all &c To have hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c Provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty & welbeloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governr. &c att William's-burgh under the seal of our sd Colony the sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred & fifteen In the second year of our Reign /S/ A Spotswood.''
Patent Book 14, page 267 - 25 August 1731 - Abraham Wamack, Jr. - 400 acres - Goochland County. "George The Second &c To all &c Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia we have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Abraham Wamack Junior one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being on the south side of James River on the branches of Deep Creek in Goochland County, and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a corner white oak it being Thomas Mosses south west corner and where he corners on the land of Daniel Croom thence on Crooms line south ninety three chains to a corner white oak thence south four degrees east fifty six chains to a corner ash in a branch of Bollings Quarter branch thence east twenty five chains to a corner hickory near the said branch thence down the branch according to its meanders one hundred and two chains to a corner gum at the fork of the said Bollings Quarter branch thence north five degrees east one hundred and two chains to the line of Thomas Moss thence on his lines according to their several courses to the place began at With all &c To have hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c Provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty well beloved William Gooch Esqr. our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty fifth day of August one thousand seven hundred and thirty one in, the fifth year of our reign. /S/ William Gooch."
Patent Book 15, page 19 - 20 June 1733 - William Wamack - 400 acres - Goochland County. "George the Second &c To all &c Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use, paid to our Receiver General of our revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Wamack one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being on the branches of Great Guinea Creek in the county of Goochland and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a Spanish oak runing thence on new lines south seventy five degrees east two hundred twenty one poles to a black oak north twenty five degrees east two hundred and ninty three poles to a black oak north seventy five degrees west two hundred and twenty one poles crossing the south branch of Tear Wallet run to a white oak south twenty five degrees west two hundred and ninty three poles to the first station With all &c To have hold &c To be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty and welbeloved William Gooch Esqr. our Lieutenant Governour and Comander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three In the seventh year of our reign. /S/William Gooch Truly Recorded Test Matt. Kemp Cl Sec Off."
Index to Patents & Grants, 1623-1774:
Patentee Acres Vol. County
Richard Womack 450 6-447 Henrico
Richard Womack &c 335 6-454 Henrico
Richd. Wamock &c 206 7-250 Henrico
John Woshan & Abraham Womack &c 879 8-172 Henrico
Abraham Womack, Senr. 269 8-216 Henrico
Abraham Womeck 200 9-161 Henrico
William Womack 950 10-240 Henrico
Abraham Womack 400 14-267 Goochland
William Wamack 100 15-19 Goochland
William Womack 85 15-484 Isle of Wight
Richd. Womack 400 18-383 Amelia
Abraham Womack 403 22-250 Amelia
Matthew Womack 400 25-35 Amelia
Thomas Womack 72 25-71 Henrico
Willm. Womack 105 26-252 Isle of Wight
Richard Womack 283 26-336 Brunswick
William Womack 80 27-450 Lunenburg
Thomas Womack 164 29-526 Henrico
Willm. Womack, Jr. 400 31-31 Albemarle
John Wornock 54 31-649 Augusta
Abraham W6mack 176 31-705 Amelia
John Wornick 400 33-106 Augusta
Richard Wamach 2600 34-30 Lunenburg
Richard Womack 1270 34-171 Halifax
Abraham Womack 376 34-550 Halifax
James Womack & Ruth his wife &c. 255 34-1023 Southampton
James Womack & Ruth his wife &-c. 100 34-1O25 Southampton
Alexander Womack 321 41-366 Bedford
Patent Book 15, page 484 - 13 May 1735 - William Womack - 85 acres - Isle of Wight County, George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King, Defender of the ffaiih &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come Greetings. Know ye that for divers good causes and Considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ten Shillings of good and Lawful mony for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We Have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto William Womack one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing Eighty five acres Lying and being on the North side of Meherin River in the County of Isle of Wight and bounded as ffolloweth (to wit) Beginning at a White Oak near Hall's Branch a Corner of the said Womack's other Land thence North ffifteen Degrees West Sixty Eight Poles to a White Oak thence North by East one Hundred and eight Poles to a Pine near a Branch thence South Sixty Degrees east Ninty-three Poles to a red Oak thence South ffifteen Degrees east Ninty Poles to a Lightwood Post in a line of the said Womack's other Land and thence by his own old Line South Seventy Degrees West one Hundred and twelve Poles to the begining.... (superfluos-legal wordage will be omitted from this and the remaining patents and grants, as it has no genealogical value--Editor). Signed by William Gooch, Lt. Gov, Williamsburg, Va., 13 May 1735.
Patent Book 18, page 383 - 22 Sept. 1739 - Richd. Womack - 400 acres - Amelia County. Consideration: 40 Shillings. To Richard Womack, 400 acres in Amelia Co., on both sides of Tomohitton Swamp. "Beginning at a corner Hiccory on the lower side of the said swamp Thence West two hundred and twenty four Poles to a faced corner near a branch on the Upper side of the Swamp Thence South fifteen Degrees east one hundred and ninety Poles to a faced corner Thence Bast twelve Degrees South two hundred and ninety nine Poles to a corner Hiccory Thence North fourteen Degrees east one hundred and fifty eight Poles Crossing the Swamp to a corner and Thence West thirty one Degrees North one hundred and seventy eight Poles to the beginning. Signed by William Gooch, Lt. Gov., Williamsburg, Va., 22 Sept. 1739.
Patent Book 22, page 250 - 10 July 1745 - Abraham Womack - Amelia County. Consideration: 40 Shillings, To Abraham Womack, 403 acres in Amelia Co,, on both sides of Saylors Creek. ""Beginning at Ruffins line on the upper Side of the -said Creek -Thence along his Line West one hundred and fifty five Poles to a Corner Thence South one hundred and Seventy two Poles to a Corner Stone Thence east one hundred and fifty Eight Poles to a Corner Beach on the said Creek Thence down the said Creek as it Meanders to Fitzgeralds Corner Beach Thence east twenty Nine degrees South One hundred and Bigkty six Poles along Fitzgeraids line to his Corner White Oak by a Spring Thence North thirty three Degrees East One hundred and Ninety one Poles to a Corner White on a fork of the said Creek and Thence down the said Fork & Creek as they Meander to the Beginning." Signed by William Gooch, Lt, Gov., Williamsburg, 10 July 1745.
Patent Book 25, page 35 - 20 March 1745 - Matthew Womack - 400 acres Amelia County. Consideration-. 40 Shillings. 400 acres in Amelia Co,, on the branches of Sandy River on the lower side thereof. "Beginning at Daniel Browns corner in Charles Burks's Line Thence along Burks's Lines North forty one Degrees East Ninety Nine Poles to his Corner Hiccory Saplin on a Branch Thence North thirty three Degrees last forty one Poles to a Corner Pine Thence East two hundred and seventy eight Poles to a Corner Pine Thence South nineteen Degrees East two hundred and sixty four Poles to a Corner Pine Thence West twelve Degrees North two hundred and twenty three Poles to Browns Line Thence along his Line North fourteen Degrees West forty nine Poles to his Corner at a Rock Thence West six Degrees North one hundred and forty two Poles to his Corner red Oak Thence West eighteen Degrees North eighty four Poles to the beginning..' Signed by William Gooch, Lt. Gov., Williansburg, Va., 20 March 1745,
Patent Book 25, page 71 - 5 June 1746 - Thomas Womack - 72 acres - Henrico County. Consideration: 10 Shillings, "Beginning at Richard Woods Corner Thence on the said Woods Line South West eighty Poles to a Corner Maple in the low Ground of Appamattox River Thence through the edge of the said low Ground on the said Womacks old Line South twenty three Degrees East one hundred and sixteen Poles to a Hiccory Thence North eighty six Degrees last fifty four Poles to a Gum Standing on Sappone Creek parting the said Womack and Joseph Wilkinson Thence on the said Wilkinsons line North fifteen Degrees West fifty Poles to a white Oak thence North forty four Degrees last eighty Poles to a shrub'White Oak parting Joseph Wilkinson and Benjamin Branch thence on Branches Line North sixty Degrees West one hundred Poles to the place begun at. Signed by William Gooch, Lt. Gov., Williamsburg, Va., 5 June 1746.
Patent Book 26, page 252 - 5 March 1747 - William Wammack - 105 acres Isle of Wight County, on north side of Mehorin River. Consideration: 15 Shillings. "Beginning at a small Black oak a Corner of Edward Lundys Land thence by the said Lundys Line south seventy degrees west forty poles to a Lightwood post a Corner of William Wammack Seniors Land thence by the said William Womack Seniors Lines north fifteen degrees west sixty four poles to a red oak and north fifty degrees west forty poles to a white oak Stump a Corner of John Nannys Land thence by said Nannys Lines north forty degrees east fifty six poles to a white oak and north forty four poles to a Hickory in the county Line between Isle of Wight and Surry thence by the said County Line north sixty degrees east forty eight poles to a pine a corner of Colo. Richard Blands Land thence by the said Blands Lines south east sixty poles to a Spanish oak Saplin and south thirty eight degrees east ninety two poles to a red oak in Edward Lundys Lines foresaid thence by the said Lundys Lines south seventy degrees west eighty eight poles to a Hickory and south fifte degrees West forty poles to the Beginning.', Signed by William Gooch, Lt. Gov., Williamsburg, Va,, 5 March 1747,
Patent Book 26, page 336 - 5 April 1748 - Richard Womack - 283 acres Brunswick County, on the branches of the middle fork of Little Roanoak River. Consideration: 30 Shillings. "Beginning at a White Oak on a Branch north nineteen degrees east two hundred and sixty four poles to a white oak thence south eighty four degrees west one hundred and sixteen poles to a white oak thence South forty nine degrees west two hundred and seventy eight poles to a pine thence South twenty degrees east forty poles to a white oak on the aforesaid Branch thence up the said Branch as it neanders to the beginning," Signed by Willian Gooch, Lt. Gov., Williassburg, Va., 5 April 1748.
Patent Book 27, page 450 - 5 Sept. 1749 - William Womack - 80 acres - Lunen" burg County - in the fork of Allen's Creek. "Beginning in the Point of the fork Thence up the South Fork as it Meanders to a white oak on the Thence off North forty Degrees East one hundred and six Poles to an elm on the Creek Thence East sixty eight Poles to a red oak Thence South four Degrees east forty six Poles to a white oak on the Creek Thence down the said Creek as it Meanders to the Beginning -Signed by Thomas Lee, Esqr., President of our Council Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion, at Williamsburg, Va., 5 Sept 1749. (Consideration: 10 Shillings.)
Patent Book 29, page 526 - 5 Aug. 1751 - Thomas Womack - 164 acres - Henrico County - Consideration: 20 Shillings. Beginning at a Corner willow Oak in black Swamp on George Worshan's Line thence South thirty one Degrees East sixty eight Poles to a Corner black oak thence South four Degrees West forty two Poles to Irby's Corner black oak thence on Irby's Line North fifty Degrees east seventy two Poles to a Corner Gum thence North eighty one Degrees last one hundred and thirty six Poles to a Corner white oak thence North twelve Degrees West eighty eight Poles to a hiccory Corner on Eppes's Line thence on Eppes's Line north thirty Degrees West sixty four Poles to Eppes's Corner white oak thence on Isbell's Line South twenty two Degrees West thirteen Poles to Isbell's Corner hiccory thence North eighty five Degrees West one hundred and forty Poles to a Corner hiccory on Wonmack's thence South nineteen Degrees West thrity nine Poles to Worsham's Corner white oak thence South twelve Degrees East forty seven Poles to Worsham's Corner Gum thence South forty two Degrees West twenty eight Poles to the Beginning." Signed by Lewis Burwell, Esqr., President of our Council, at Williamsburg, Va., 5 Aug. 1751.
Patent Book 31, page 31 - 20 Sept. 1751 - William Womack, Jr. - 400 acres Albemarle County. Consideration: 40 Shillings. Land on both sides of Willis's River. Beginning at Daniel Low's Corner hiccory on the South side the said River mg thence South thirty Degrees East one hundred and eighty Poles to a black oak last fifty two Poles to Pointers North twenty six Degrees West sixteen Poles to John Sanders's Corner black oak thence on his Line North twenty five Degrees East one hundred and ninety four Poles crossing Willis's River to a black oak thence a new Line West(?) same Course Continued two hundred and twenty five Poles to Pointers North eighty two Degrees West one hundred and fifty two Poles to Pointers in John Cook's Line and on that Line South thirty nine Degrees West seventy eight Poles to Daniel Low's Corner Pointers thence on Low's Line South thirty Degrees west two hundred and twenty four Poles crossing Willis's River to the first station,"' Signed by Lewis Burwell, Esqr., President of our Council, Willimsburg, Va., 20 Sept. 1751.
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