I have a copy of the bookVivian of Virginia Being The Memoirs of Our First Rebellion, By John Vivian, Esq., of Middle Plantation, Virginia By Hulbert Fuller Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill
Lamson, Wolffe and Company Boston, New York, and London
M DCCC XCVII Copyright, 1897The bookhas information that Capt. John Vivian was a part of the Bacon Rebellon. On page 354. States thatMastersLawrence, Drummond, and Capt. John Vivian disposed of the body of General Bacon in secret place, not to be known as of this day. Also that Capt. John Vivian owned 20,000 in Virginia. On p. 374. In England in the King office (Charles II) then turned to John Vivian and asked if his estates had been confiscated. He said he did not have any estate. The king asks his secretary to make a note. The king said “See that a grant is made out to Master John Vivian, Esquire, of Middle Plantation, Virginia, for twenty thousand acres adjoining those of Mistress Langdon.”
On page 376 John talks, about fifteen years later in Virginia, that great changes had occurred for the better in the Old World. The Middle Plantation that John acquired, from the King, in Virginia was part of the City of Williamsburg, Virginia. Do any of you have and information as to the King's grant of land in Virginia to Capt. John Vivian?