|Patrick Hamrick||January 10, 1739/40|
To Mr James Thomas -
Whereas Patrick Hamrick of King George has informed that there are about One hundred Acres of waste and ungranted Lands in the County of Prince William between the Lines of Thomas Eaves, Wm Davis, Richd Melton decd, Edwd Grayham & Land formerly Roger Days now claimd by sd Hamrick as his Heir &c and desiring to have a Survey thereof in order for obtaining a Grant
These are to empower You the said James Thomas to make a true just and accurate Survey of the said waste Lands Provided this be the first Warrant hath issued for the same, And to require You to make a correct Plot thereof describing the Courses and Distances per Pole, also the Buttings and Boundings of the several Persons Lands circumscribing or adjacent, And when You joyn not on any Persons Line which You are to do when You can, Then You are to continue your Courses So as to make your Plot as near a Square or Parallelogram as may be, A Return whereof with this Warrant You are to give into the Office any Time before the 25.th Day of March next Ensuing. Given under my Hand and Seal of the Proprietors Office this 100 Jan.y 1739
The document was signed by T. Fairfax.(1)
The words in this survey warrant describing one of the adjacent properties as "Land formerly Roger Days now claimd by sd Hamrick as his Heir &c" is another indication that Patrick was claiming the property formerly owned by Elizabeth Day based on his kinship to Roger Day. This re-emphasizes the point that something must have happened to Elizabeth.
(1) "Northern Neck Land Grant Warrants and Surveys," Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA.
© 1999 Ronald K. Hamrick, Burke, VA