re: The brigantine "Elizabeth," William Mills, commander, arrived no later than 15 September 1737 at Boston and carried Irish passengers. Does a passenger list exist for this voyage? ................................. William Mills may have had more voyages to America. Would the Brig "Elizabeth" have been an American ship ? I wonder if Mills was relative of Chiles & Adair ?
Patent Book #14, page 407: William Mills, 400 acres of new land in Goochland County on the borders of Licking Hole Creek adjoining Samuel Coleman and Henry Chiles and lines of Scott and Kerby (KIRBY ? ). 11 Apr 1732. 40 Shillings. Coleman and Mills intermarried with Chiles girls.
Mann Page (g-son of Col. John Page) will dated 24 Jan 1730, mentions land in King William County recently purchased from Henry Chiles.
Journal of the Council of Virginia in Executive Session of 1738: Petition for leave to take up his Majesties Land were read and granted in 1738 to : Michael Holland, Henry Chiles, Alexander Tynson, James Walker and Joseph Walker 10,000 acres in Brunswick County on the head of falling River (Falling River is in present Campbell County) to begin at the said Tynson's Camp in one or more Tracts.
Another in the 1738 Journal: To Henry Childs 2000 acres in Amelia County about 2 miles above the mountains (probably in present Campbell County). To Michael Holland, Henry Chiles, Alexander Tynson, James Walker 10,000 in Brunswick and Amelia Counties on the head of Falling River to to begin at said Tynson's Camp.
A later undated entry in the Journal of 1738: To Henry Childs, 1800 acres lying on Appamattock River in Goochland County about 2 miles above the Mountains already laid off in several Surveys and to have an inclusive Patent for the whole. (In 1738 Goochland also included present counties of Fluvanna, Albemarle, Amherst, Campbell, Nelson, Buckingham, Powhatan and Cumberland. The mountains were probably the South West Mountains in Albemarle.)
This latter entry was probably the surveyed acres of the above 2000 acre patent.
All of the above land patents may not have been made by Henry Chiles, Jr. Henry had two cousins and also a son named Henry. All four Henry's were large landowners.
There was a Henry Chiles who followed in his great g-father, Col. Walter Chiles', footsteps in exploring the Appomattox River headwaters. This led him to the discovery, again, of the "new river oflands". He eventually took up land along both sides of the Staunton or Roanoke River.
Deed, 31 Oct 1732. Henry Chiles and Anna (Harrelson), his wife, of Hanover, to William Mills conveying 300 acres in Goochland on Licking Hole Creek.