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EARLY VIRGINIA (Nansemond Area) AND
NORTH CAROLINA BRINKLEY NOTES (1600s & 1700s)



Jan,1998.
Leanne Dooley, compiler
ldooley@dexter.net
Date Event
1635 Nansemond Co. VA Michael/Mitchell Brinkley "transported by Anthony
Jones"
1670 PERQUIMANS CO, NC AND CHOWAN CO, NC FORMED FROM OLD
ALBERMARLE PRECINCTS
1684 Jacob Brinkley of Woodbridge Co, England, emmigrated to VA and
preempted lands in both Nansemond Co (Suffolk) Co, VA and Gates Co, NC
(area around Dismal Swamp). Info from book by FL Brinkley. Jacob's
wife's name unknown, had sons Peter ( m. Anne Eley, dau of Wm Eley) and
Issac. (others???)
1690 Perquimans Dist, Old Albermarle Co, NC Apr.7 Estate of Richard
Brinkley, sawyer, mentioned
1704 Nansemond Co, VA John and Michael Brinkley on VA Quit Rent
Rolls
1712 Chowan Pct., NC Michael Brinkley of Upper Parrish, Nans. Co., VA,
bought 150 acres from Thos. Garrett & wife Bethia on Kathryn Creek
Test. Wm Thompson, Thos Garrett, Jr. & Wm. Willis July 3.
1713 Chowan Pct.,NC Michael Brinkley bought 175 acres near Thomas and
Francis Rountree called or near Edenton Bay 27 Mar. Pat Bk 8, pg 305
Abtracts Province of N.C.(1663-1729)
1717 Chowan Co, NC Michael Brinkley on Tax List
1722 BERTIE CO, NC FORMED FROM CHOWAN CO.
1731 Chowan Co., NC Wm Houghton & wife, Mary, sell to John Brinkley
of same county, 200 acres, S side Mill Swamp near Deadman's Neck.
adjoins Daniel Hall
1733 Perquimans Co, NC Eraphroditus Brinkley sold 100 acres on S. side
of Warrick Swamp in Hog Neck to Thomas Ward. Test. Thos. Garrett, John
Goodwin, Moses Goodwin
1733 [Kathryn (Catherine) Creek near head of Warrick Swamp]
1733 Perquimans Co., NC Ming Creek, Humphrey Griffin and wife, Martha,
of Upper Parrish, Nans. Co., VA, sells land located next to Ephradiyus
Brinkley to John Walburton of Chowan Co. Test Elizabeth & Joseph
Griffin. Deed Bk F pg 114 April 15.
(IN 1758, Walburton sold this land to Joshua Elliot of
Perquimans)
1735 Chowan Co, NC Michael Brinkley witnessed will of Richard Chapel
1739 OLD ALBERMARLE CO, NC DISCONTINUED
1740 Perquimans Co., NC, Michael and Peter Brinkley on Tax List
1741 EDGECOMB CO, NC AND NORTHHAMPTON CO, NC FORMED FROM BERTIE CO
1741 Perquimans Co., NC John Brinkley, of Chowan, planter, sells
Zach Nixon 100 acres on S side of Perquimans River addjoining Robt
Moore, Jon Phelps, Zach Chauncy, & Wm Townsend. This tract called FROG
HALL.
1741 Chowan Co, NC John Brinkley, planter, sells 50 acres adjoining
plantation belonging to heirs of Daniel Hall to Wm Foxworth
1742 Perquimans Co, NC Wm Foxworth of Perq. assigned 50 acres of
land to Michael Brinkley of Bertie Co, planter.
1745 Perquimans Co, NC Michael Brinkley estate names wife Susannah (of
Chowan Co), exec Test. James Sumner of Perq. & James Wallace of
Edenton NC Gen. Vol. 17, #2
1746
GRANVILLE CO, NC FORMED FROM EDGECOMBE CO.
1750 Bertie Co, NC Joseph Brinkley on Tax List
1750 Perquimans Co, NC Michael Brinkley of Perquimans, sold 100
acres between Jacob Hall, John Brinkley and down to the River Swamp, to
James Brinkley also of Perq.
1752 ORANGE CO, NC FORMED FROM GLADEN, JOHNSON AND GRANVILLE CO.
1752 Bertie Co., NC Peter Brinkley sells land
1752 Perquimans Co, NC James Brinkley witnessed will of John
Caruthers of Deadman's Swamp
1753 Perquimans Co, NC Ann (Hollowell)Brinkley mentioned as sister
to Reubin Hollowell in his will.
1755 VA Newspaper Richmond area Deserted from Capt David Bells Co of
the VA Regiment, Peter Brinkley age 25 and John Peritt age 23, both of
Nansemond Co, VA and 3 Irishmen. Thought to be headed for upper points
of NC.
1756 Perquimans Co, NC James Brinkley buys land from Thos Godfrey &
wife Mary Book F #199 19 April
1756 Nansemond Co, VA Michael Brinkley will written Sept. 2 Mentions
sons John, Abraham & Richard Rec. 1762 Wills From Burned Counties.
1757 Bertie Co., NC Michael Brinkley on Tax List
1757 Bertie Co., NC Michael Brinkley on Tax List
1758 Northhampton Co., NC Coroner's inquest. John Jeffries died
from fall from a horse. Elias Brinkley, juror Oct. 7
1759 Perquimans Co, NC John Brinkley of Perq, for love I bear my
son, James, give 200 acres where I now live on S side Mill Swamp adj.
Thomas Long, fromerly Daniel Hall, with all my personal estate
1759 Perquimans Co, NC James Brinkley is firmly bound to father,
John and wife Ann, his wife, to let them live out nat'l life on estate.
Apr 2
1759 Perquimans Co, NC, John & Ann Brinkley give negro boy, Vesture,
to grandson, Wm Sherard, give daughter, Rebecca Gilbert, negro woman,
Cate & girl, Rose. 26 May Book F #338 & 339
1761 Perquimans Co.NC John Brinkley gives James Brinkley, son,
everything left.
1764 Pitt Co, NC John Brinkley on Tax List
1769 Craven Co, NC Daniel & Joseph Brinkley on Tax List
1769 Granville Co, NC Michael & Peter Brinkley on Tax List
1770 Perquimans Co, NC Peter Brinkley, Jr., died wife Mary, sons:
John & Peter, daughters: Isabella Griffin, Ruth Taylor, Mary Brinkley,
grandson John Brinkley Jr, & Penelope Brinkley, daughter of John
Nov.17 John Brinkley & Luke Sumner, Exec. Test. John & Rachel
Brinkley
1771 Granville Co, NC Eli, James, Michael & Peter Brinkley on Tax List
1772 Perquimans Co., NC Mary, John Davis, and Irwin Brinkley on Tax
Lists
1774 Perquimans Co, NC Thomas Long conveys to James Brinkley 01
Oct Book H #308
1774 Pitt Co, NC St. Michaels Parrish Coroner's Inquest James Jones
death due to overdrinking & lying in the sun, John Brinkley, juror
1775 Perquimans Co, NC Mary, John, James & Irwin Brinkley on Tax
List
1775 Pitt Co, NC St Michaels Parrish Coroner's Inquest Samuel
Calhoun's death John Brinkley Juror Feb.6
1775 Perquimans Co.NC John Brinkley married Hannah Stittison
1776 Gates Co, NC Mary Brinkley (widow of Peter) Of Perquimans Co,
NC will made Sons Peter & John, daughter Isabell Griffin
1776 Orange Co, NC Freeholder's Petition #4 signed by Eley
Brinkley
1778 Perquimans Co, NC Peter Brinkley, of Perq., sells Lewis Jones
200 acres adjoining Luke Sumner and John Brinkley Test. Jacob
Brinkley
1779 GATES CO, NC FORMED FROM PERQUIMANS, CHOWAN & HERTFORD CO.
1779 Orange Co., NC Tax List Eli Brinkley 400pounds Peter Brinkley
588 pounds
1780 Orange Co, NC Tax List Eli Brinkley St Mary's Dist (NE part of
Orange) 1H 7 C 206 pounds Peter Brinkley Sr. Chatham Dist (NW
part of Orange) 2 H, 2C 160 pounds
Peter Brinkley Jr. 200 acres 1H 3 C 450 pounds Chatham Dist also
1781 Perquimans Co, NC Reuben & Penniah Long of Perq. give Hannah
Brinkley, dau, widow of John, 60 acres at head of Frank's Creek
1781 Chowan Co, NC Division of estate of John Colson to Mr George
Bains, Mr Thomas Brinkley, Miss Ann Bains Probate Rec XVI p 175
Sept.
1782 Perquimans Co., NC Peter Brinkley sld land next to John Brinkley
Test. Jacob Brinkley Deed Book I pg 241
1782 Perquimans Co, NC Thomas Brinkley bought land of Wm Hollowell
of Perq. Book I #226
1782 Perquimans Co., NC Thomas Brinkley bought land West side of
Little River to Wolfpit Branch from Wm Spencer of Pasq. Co. Deed
Book I pg 301
1782 Gates Co, NC Eley Brinkley of Nansemond Co, VA married Rose
Branton (Blanton)
1783 Halifax Co, NC Wm, Wm Jr, Robert, Judah (Judith?), and Abraham
Brinkley on Tax List
1783 Perquimans Co, NC Reuben Long, (father in law of John Brinkley)
sells 160 acres on Franks Creek to James Skinner (Skinner/Brinkley
marriage recods later.)
1783 Perquimans Co, NC State of NC sells Bounty Land to James
Brinkley , 100 acres near Pratt's Mill Swamp, for $50.
1784 Granville Co., NC Peter & James Brinkley on Tax List Tara
River Dist.
1785 Perquimans Co, NC James Brinkley buys from Richard Pratt
(both of Perq. Co)
8 Aug.
1785 Perquimans Co, NC Will of Henry Done mentions brother ?
Thomas Brinkley, Ann Brinkley, brother? James Brinkley & wife, Sarah,
sister Hannah ???, Thomas Brinkley, son of James Brinkley.
1786 Granville Co, NC Richard Brinkley on Tax List Peter Brinkley on Tax List Tara River Dist
1786 Gates Co., NC Rachael, Josiah, Joseph, and Frances Brinkley
on Tax List
1786 Halifax Co, NC William Brinkley on state census Dist 12
1786 Warren Co, NC William Brinkley on state census Weathers
Dist.
1787 Perquimans Co., NC Thomas & James Brinkley on Tax List
1787 Bertie Co, NC Eli Brinkley married Sally Gaskins
Nov. 26
1789 Gates Co, NC Simon, Lewis, Josiah, Joseph, John, & Elisha
Brinkley on Tax List
1790 SEE 1790 NC FED CENSUS
Chowan Co, NC Will of Thomas Brinkley wife Mary, son Nathaniel,
all my children, Exec. Geo Bains Sr. 31 Aug.
1792 Orange Co., NC Revolutionary War Service Records &
Settlements. Box 13 (A-B) #92 Brinkley, Michael Pay Account of
Michael Brinkley for 9 months service as soldier with US from June 1778
to Feb. 1779. POA 5 May 1792 from Michael Brinkley of Chester Co.,
SC...appoints Anderson Hurt to demand the Commission to settle the
Warrenton Claims Wants a Cert of Service for "my 9 months tower
(tour) as soldier in the North Carolina Line"
Orange Co., NC Revolutionary War Service Records &
Settlements. Box 13 (A-B) #92 Brinkley, Michael
1793 Granville Co, NC William Brinkley married Fortuna Howell 11
Sep 1793
1794 Perquimans Co, NC Miles Brinkley married Mary Goodwin 22 Apr.
1796 Halifax Co, NC Wm Brinkley leaves will mentioning, Hunt,
Charity, Wm. Brinkley, Robert, Sarah, and Polly (this Wm is later
known in a pension appl to have been a Capt in Rev War and his heirs
tried to get a land warrant. Rejected)
1797 Halifax Co, NC Will of William Brinkley mentions William,
Abraham and Tabitha
1798 Orange Co., NC Crosley Brinkley married Roseanna (Nancy) Simpson,
18 March Wm Banes bondsman....( A Geo Bains Sr., was exec to will of
Thomas Brinkley 1790 in Chowan Co, NC)
1799 Halifax Co, NC Will of Judith Brinkley mentions Robert,(dec)
Wm H (son of Robt), Leah, William and Sally