I did visit the Kingsland area and called the county and talked to its land expert and also to the people at the historical society--everyone was helpful.From all that they said, I believe the wikipedia info is incorrect. Here is what may have caused this:There was a much later house built on the Kingsland property.If you go to www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/va/Chesterfield/vacant.html you'll see this entry:
Kingsland ** (added 1975 - - #75002019) Also known as Richmond View Chesterfield County - 1608 Willis Rd. , Chimney Corner (70 acres, 2 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown Architectural Style: No Style Listed Area of Significance: Architecture Period of Significance: 1800-1824 Owner: Private Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use
The county land person told me that "Richmond View" has been moved from the Willis Road site downriver to another area.I suspect it is any remains of that house that the wikipedia entry refers to, not any early Branch residence. I did go driving around the area, and I would not have ventured out into the briars and undergrowth of 1608 Willis Road!It is not an area where I would feel comfortable, and I do not believe there is anything left of the early Kingsland structures.