According to the Henrico County, VA deed book, 1714-1718, page 1, dated 3 December 1714 John Clarke of Henrico County, VA sold 60 acres on the south side of the James River to Thomas Bottom for the cost of 3 pounds. The description states that this land joins a tract "formerly given to Thomas Bottom by said John Clarke, at the head of Reedy branch". I have not found a recording of John Clarke "giving" land to Thomas - why would he have given Thomas land? Does this indicate a relationship? Is the unknown wife of Thomas Bottom a daughter of John Clarke? Does anyone have any theories or facts about this? I would like to know the name of Thomas Bottom's wife, but only with some verifying facts, lol! Any ideas!