Re: John Battaile- Burgess of Va. Co. Essex
I don't know if this is the same man (or a son), but I have a copy of a page from "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 12" which has the information:
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"John Battaile, of St. Marie's (Mary's) Par., Essex Co., 962 acs. (N.I.) Spotsyl.Co., in St. George's Par; adj. Lawrence & John Taliaferro, on the SW Mountain Run; 21 May 1726, p. 368."