1. Cavaliers and Pioneers...Patent Book No. 1----Part II...Page 83
THOMAS HARWOOD, Gent., 1850 acs. James Citty Co., 7 Nov. 1637, p. 534. 850 acs. Sly.upon land in possession of William Rabnett, N. along Kethes (Skiffes)Cr., E. into the MAINE woods adj. land of RICHARD ATKINS: 1000 acs. S. by E. upon land of sd. ATKINS, N by W. towards Chisekeiake & W. by S upon MARTINS HUNDRED.Trans of 37 pers.
2. Records of York County Virginia (bordering James City County)rootsweb.com....Primary records
Nicholas Brooke, the elder, sells to Samuel Ffenne of MARTINS HUNDRED ...........12 July 1649, commonly call the Middle Plantation; To begin att the Creek upon the old Pallasades, for length unto the Land of Capt. Robert Hickenson claimed, and for breadth unto the fforest..Witnessed by Wm. Spencer, JOHN ATKINS X his mark.Rec. 25 Oct., 1652
( The Pallissades was a picketed fence and or trench built ca. 1624 between Martins Hundred and Kiskiack/Chisekeiak/Cheesecake to let the Native Americans know that if they crossed this pallisade they were trespassing on British held land) More info can be found on various web sites.