I'm wondering what relationship there was between Dennett Abney, Richard & Edwin Hickman.I found mention of them in the Virginia Historical Magazine, p. 136, (and I didn't put down the volume!).The text reads as follows: "The Caveat entered by Richard Hickman, Edwin Hickman and Dennet Abney for Stoping Patents Sued out by Robert Adams on two severall Surveys for 400 acres of land each lying on the Branches of Licking Hole Creek in the County of Goochland, is Continued for the Petitioners to make appear that the said Surveys was made upon entrys posterior to theirs and within the bounds Described in their said Entry. The several Caveats entered by Thomas Randolph Gent. Deced, and Richard Hickman, Edwin Hickman and Dennet Abney for Stopping of Patents sued out for Nicholas Merryweather Gent. for Land lying at the Chesnot Mountains in the County of Hanover by the consent of the Executors of the said Thos. Randolph and the said Hickmans and Abney are withdrawn, And it is ordered that the said Nicholas Merryweather have his Patent for the Land therein mentioned." I should mention that I tried the website for the Centralized Abney, etc. but all I got was a blank brown screen - rather frustrating.I use Netscape and I don't know if that is the problem or what.