PATENTS ISSUED BY VIRGINIA FOR THE BAY ISLANDS
Book 6, page 81 - Henry Smith, October 9, 1867, Smith's Island in the bay.
Book 6, page 458 - John Taylor, Ocober 27, 1673, 34 acres Little Watts' Island
Book 6, page 637 - Thomas Welbourne, April 4, 1678, 832 acres a Fox's Island N. Watts's Island.
Book 6, page 638 - C. Scarburgh and John West, April 4 1678, 400 acres Western Island of
Book 7 page 563 - Capt. Wm. Custis, April 20, 1687, 800 acres on Feak's or Fox's Island.
Book 9 page 230 - Jno. Carter, October 26, 1699, 130 acres Fox's North Island.
Book 9 page 244 - Hill Drummond, April 24, 1700, 183 acres Pope;s Island on Divisional Line.
Book 9 page 465 - McKemmy and Jenkins, April 25, 1702, 150 acres S. end of Watts' Island.
Book 9 page 465 - Same, April 25, 1702, 24 acres Gabrel's alias Watts' Little alias Goats Island.
Book 9 page 545 - Francis Mckemmie, Arcaida Welbourn, Dan'l St. Thomas Jenifer and John West, October 23, 1703, 3,804 acres on six Island beg. near Nanticoke Sound.
Book 10 page 72 - Elizabeth Scarborough, Anthony West, May 2 1713, 900, All Tangier Island.
COMMONWEALTH GRANTS FOR ISLANDS IN THE BAY
Page 85 - Zacker Nelson, May 4, 1787, 486 acres Northerly and Easterly on Pocomoke Sound S, on the Thoroughfare W. on Tangier sound.
Page 144 - Richard Evans- October 31, 1791, 47 acres, Pat. called Queen's Ridge, begining at a point of marsh near Tangier Sound.
PATENTS ISSUED BY MARYLAND FOR ISLANDS (Hollands, and Long Islands) IN THE BAY
Somerset County MD - LIB:10 FOLIO 531- 587, 1667. Patent to Thomas Courtney for 100 acres of land on an island near Kedge's Straits in Somerset County MD. Named Courtney Island.
Somerset County MD - LIB:11 folio 530-436, 1668. Thomas Taylor bought the patent rights from Margaret Brent for an Island named St. Johns Island, containing 80 acres of hig land and more of sand dunes. See LIB:10-11 folio 455-528, Box 220 Pat. 220.
Somerset County MD - LIB E:215-281. May 29, 1668. All the rights of Thomas Courtney for Courtney's Island and patent for entire Island containing 220 acres, granted to Thomas Taylor.
NOTE: These Patents were recorded in Somerset County MD. This part of Somerset County MD later became Dorcester County MD.
Walczyk, Gail M., Coram, NY: Peter's Row