Checking our Isle of Wight file, there's a patent to Nathaniel Bacon, 16 Feb
1075a Isle of Wight Co. upon a branch of the Pagan Cr.
!The said Land being formerly granted to the said Bacon
!by patent dated the 23rd of March 1652.
!and now renewed in his Majesties name
This patent begins "at the southernmost point of Cross Creek" and mentions
These are the only water references, suggesting that Cross Creek flows into
Pagan Cr. (today's Pagan River?), someplace in the vicinity of Smithfield
Note the village of Muddy Cross, on Cypress Swamp south of Smithfield.
The "head" (headwaters, head branches, etc.) is the source of the stream and
is the opposite of the "mouth".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Montague" <robert.montague(a)mchsi.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 12:29 AM
Subject: [DMU] Cross Creek in Nansemond Co.
Is anyone familiar enough with Isle of Wight Co., VA to say where
Creek is/was located? It is referred to often in the 1640 time frame of the
old VA Land Patent Books. I believe it is near the Long Ponds (Ragged
Islands) and the N. side of Chuckatuk River (New Town Haven river).
When the VA Patent books refer to "at the head of the main br. of New
Haven river", is it referring to the mouth or back up the river to
the source of the river.
If anyone can refer me to a scholar on the subject of these old VA Land
books I would be grateful.
House of Montague, Inc.
Robert V. Montague
2500 Cypress Point Cir.
Navarre FL 32566
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