The following entries from Margaret Hoffman's abstracts of NC Land Patents
shows one or possibly two Benjamin Bowles (various spellings) having land in
Johnston Co. and Orange Co. NC in the time period between 1755 and 1762 and a
Lewis Boles having land in Granville Co. in 1761.
Since my ancestor Benjamin Bowles was b. abt 1765, this is not him. Anyone
have any ideas on who this one (or two) might be? Anyone claim the Lewis
found in Granville Co.? Do any of these other names ring a bell with anyone?
(Note: In the 4007 entry, the (sic)'s are in the book, not added by me.
Something apparently is incorrect in the data.)
Abstracts of Land Grants, Vol II
Margaret M. Hoffman
Roanoke News Co., 1987
Lord Granville to:
(OR: refers to original record)
Patent Book 11
1518 pg. 350
ANNE DAVIS, 5 December, 1761, 677 acres in Granville County -- Including
Daviss improvement, joining Terrels line and Pettys line. OR: /s/ ANNE
Wit: MALLICHI DUKE, surveyed 7 April, 1761. SCC: LEWIS BOLES,
HEZEKIAH SORRELL, THOS PERSON Surveyer.
Patent Book 14
3110, pg 193
BENJAMIN BOWLING 9 May 1755, 300 acres in Johnston County in the Parish
of St. Patrick on both sides of Lick Creek. OR: /s/ (mark) Wits. JNO
HAYWOOD, W. CHURTON, surveyed 19 February 1760/1 CB: PHILIP
MULKEY, JOHN VIZE, RICHD CASWELL Surveyor
4007 pg. 434
HENRY KEY, 9 June 1761 (sic), 450 acres in Orange County on both sides of
Bens Creek joining BENJAMIN BOLIN and a Branch. OR: /s/ (mark). Wits:
JAS WATSON, THOS KING (?) examined by: W CHURTON and WILLIAM
MATHEWS surveyed 13 August 1761 (sic) CC: WM PICKET, HENRY
WILLIS, W CHURTON, Surveyer.
4012 pg. 436
WILLIAM KENNEDY, 7 May, 1757 382 acres in Orange County in the Parish
of St. Matthew on Wilkisons Creek, joining BOLINS line, Wilkinsons line, and
both sides of the sd Creek. OR: /s/ W KENNEDY. Wits: W CHURTON, JNO
HAYWOOD surveyed 26 May 1755. SCC: THOMAS WATTS, JOHN
BARBY, W CHURTON Surveyer.
JAMES FULKERSON, 6 March, 1762, 475 ares in ORang County on the head of
the WAtery Branch of N. Hicoe. OR: /s/ JAS FULKERSON. Wits: JAS
WATSON, DAVID KARR (?). surveyed 8 February 1762. SCC: GRESHAM
ALLIN, BENJA BOLLIN, W CHURTON Surveyor.