I did visit the Kingsland area and called the county and talked to its land expert and also to the people at the historical society--everyone was helpful. From all that they said, I believe the wikipedia info is incorrect.
Here is what may have caused this: There was a much later house built on the Kingsland property. If you go to www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/va/Chesterfield/vacant.html
you'll see this entry:
Kingsland ** (added 1975 - - #75002019)
Also known as Richmond View
Chesterfield County - 1608 Willis Rd. , Chimney Corner
(70 acres, 2 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use
The county land person told me that "Richmond View" has been moved from the Willis Road site downriver to another area. I suspect it is any remains of that house that the wikipedia entry refers to, not any early Branch residence.
I did go driving around the area, and I would not have ventured out into the briars and undergrowth of 1608 Willis Road! It is not an area where I would feel comfortable, and I do not believe there is anything left of the early Kingsland structures.
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