I just accessed your part of the discussion re: Ann Edney. This is very timely considering our more recent discussion of Ann Edney George found in the descendancy of Ann Tapscott, widow of Henry Tapscott, and her second marriage to Benjamin George.
The northeastern part of North Carolina was very much considered to be part of the Virginia territory before the settlement of the boundary between the two states. Several of my own Virginia ancestors, and those of my wife, lived in counties like Isle of Wight, Surry, and Sussex counties, Va. but bought and owned land in this part of North Carolina. Where the greater part of the land was considered marsh, travel by boat was quite easy, and provided relatively quick access to southeastern Virginia. One of my ancestors of old Warwick County and York County purchased land in the Bertie Township, and witnessed deeds for several people in the Chowan district, and also was given power of attorney to act on their behalf in Virginia; this being in the time period of 1713 or so.
Winston Salem, NC
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