By Mary Air October 17, 2011 at 02:26:06
I came across the following information while researching Wiliam Wilbourne(Welborn) of Maryland/Georgia. I don't know how this fits in maybe someone does.
From Virginia Land Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly and Tyler Quarterly Indexed by Gary Parks page 678 item # 466
"John Wilkins, 1300 acres in the Upper County of New Norfolk, on the east side of Nansemond River and on the second creek of said river, adjoining the land of James Knott. Due as follows: 50 acres for his own personal adventure and 1250 acres for the transportation of 25 persons. By Harvey, May18,1637."
Amoung the twenty five people is William Wilbourne.
Who is this William? Is he the beginning of the Wellborns in this country?
And another bit from Pioneers of Old Frederick Co Va by Cecil O'Dell pg13127 July 1738 William Wilburn is a defendant in a "Suit of Complaint" filed by William Williams
And in this same publication William Wilburn is among a group of men ordered to clear a road from Bunker Hill in West Va to the Potomac River. William Wilburn is in the Pikeside W. Va. area. pg 507 28 May 1742 Orange Court Morgan Morgan Justice.
I do think this is the William Wilbourne who is the son of Edward Wilbourne of Chester Co Pa and Baltimore Co Md who is married to Ann Crabtree and is the father of the William I am tracking.
Any help would be appreciated.