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The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia 1720-1789, privatedly printed, Richmond, VA 1898, p 24: at a Vestry held at the Chapple June 28, 1725, The parish was divided into precincts for counting. The southside of the parish was divided into two precincts, "the upper precinct bounded as followeth to begin at Appamattuck ferry, thence as Monkassaneck road runs to stony-creek bridge between Capt Rich. Jones and Capt Joss Wynns, thence up stony-creek to the upper road to Nottoway river, thence along the road to Nottoway river, thence up between the same and Appamattuck river to the extent of the parish. Capt Peter Jones and his son Peter Jones are appointed counters for the said precinct."
Colonial Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Southern Churchman Company, 1908, "Blandford Church, Bristol Parish, Virginia" by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, p 169
This page gives a list of those present at the Vestry held at the Brick Church on Wells's Hill May 26th, 1740 and May 27th, 1740. Capt. Peter Jones was present both days.
Note: This church was in Petersburg, Virginia
Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, Bishop Meade, in two volumes, Vol. I., Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Company, 1900, pp 444-446
List of Vestrymen at Blandford Church, Petersburg, Virginia from 1720-1780 lists Peter Jones.
"Colonel Byrd, in his visit to Eden (as he calls his land on the Roanoke) in the year 1733, took with him a Mr. Peter Jones. In his journal he says, 'When we got home, we laid the foundation of two cities, one at Shocco's to be called Richmond, and the other at the point of Appomattox River, to be called Petersburg. Thus we did not only build castles in the air, but cities also.' We learn that the locality was first called Peter's Poimt, subsequently changed to Petersburg.
"In the year 1762 the town of Petersburg was enlarged by taking in 28 acres of land belonging to one Peter Jones, and the following gentlemen, with very large powers, made trustees of the town, viz: Robert Bolling, Roger Atkinson, William Eaton, John Bannister, Robert Ruffin, Thomas Jones, Henry Walker, George Turnbull, and James Field. It appears that until the year 1784 there were four towns clustered together in that place, viz: Blandford, Petersburg, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft, all of which, by an act of the Legislature of that year, were united under the one name of Petersburg.

Henrico Co, VA Deeds 1737-1750, compiled by Benjamin Weisiger III, p 24
p 144, May 1, 1746, Peter Jones and Dorothy his wife of Prince George Co. to Henry Batte of Henrico Co, for 500 pounds, 1600 acres on north side of Appomattox River, as in patent to said Peter Jones and Dorothy his wife and said Henry Batte and Elizabeth his wife Dec 13, 1736.
Wit: Peter Randolph, William Lewis, Wil PrIde
Signed: Peter Jones, Dorothy Jones. Recorded 1st Mon. June 1746

Source: Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, XV, September 1925, Nos. 2-4, "Notes on Southside Virginia by Walter A Watson, Richmond: Superintendent of Public Printing, 1925, p 107: Will probated 1759; names executors, his friends, Richard Jones, Jr., Peter Jones (son of Major RIchard Jones) and Edward Jones; will signed by himself; witnesses, William Poythress, Thomas Williams, RIchard Jones, Sr. Gives to wife, Dorothy, the plantation "I now live upon" and slaves; to son John 1000 acres land below Spinners Branch; to sons Thomas, William and Richard, all land on West Creek, purchased of Thomas Jones; to daughter, Ridley Branch, property already in her possession; to daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, 180 pounds each and slaves; speaks of property on West Creek "Where John Mayton is overseer," and on Deep Creek "where William Butler is overseer"; mentions daughter Sarah Jones. Amelia WB 1, p 133. Inventory and appraisement shows among other things, 41 negroes, 98 cattle, 120 hogs, 54 sheep, 8 horses, etc.
In his father's will Prince George Co, VA, WB 1713-1728, p 943, Peter Jones, Sr. Will
"remaining part of the land I live on"


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