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Thomas FORSON - May 16,1672 VA Land Grant
Posted by: Mary Alice Forson Nassief Date: January 12, 2002 at 06:17:51
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Looking for anyone with possible information about Thomas Forson who received a Virginia Land Patent/Grant on May 16, 1672 in N'ampton Co. either in Jolles Neck at Pocamoke or Oken hall (formerly Henry Smyth's land).

This land was obtained for the following reason:

"In order to encourage immigration into the colony, the Virginia Company...passed a body of laws...which came to be considered "the Great Charter of Priveleges, Orders and Laws" of the colony. Among these laws was a provision that any person who settled in Virginia or paid for the transportation expenses of another person who settled in Virginia should be entitled to receive fifty acres of land for each immigrant,...called a headright. The practice was continued under the royal government of Virginia after the dissolution of the Virginia Company, and the Privy Council ordered on 22 July 1632 that patents for headrights be issued.

This information is quoted from "Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1666-1695, submitted by Joseph Horned.

Would appreciate any lead whatsoever about Thomas Forson or his decendants and ancestors.

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