Have not seen the actual documents, but others have said there is a Court proceeding in Essex Co. VA in 1736, in connection with litigation in the matter of the Estate of Richard Brutnall (Bruathall?) who evidently died in 1716 and a John Merritt Sr. was given power of attorney in 1736, to act for some of the heirs, namely a James Wellmore (Willmore?) and two Brutnall daughters (?)Was there a Brutnall lady that was married (by 1736) to a James Wellmore (Willmore?) in that area of Virginia ?I have a James Willmore, born 1803 in King and Queen Co. VA.He also lived for a number of years in Essex Co. VA.I am wondering if he could descend from this James Wellmore (Willmore ?) in Essex Co. in 1736.Anyone out there have any clues ?Thank you.