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Sunday, October 31, 2010

James Knott

In 1632 when James Knott leased a part of public lands laid off in Elizabeth City by the Virginia Company of London some years before its dissolution, he obtained the privilege of holding not only the fifty acres included in the temporary land grant, but also the house standing upon the tract, commonly called thhe "Great House".
Source: Virginia Land Patents, Vol. 1623-1643, p. 133.

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