About Richard Eiland:
Richard Iland showed up on a "List of Immigrants" on April 24, 1703 when Capt' Francis Epes and others
were granted 4000 acres of land in Henrico Co, on the north side of the Appamattock River for the transportation
of 80 persons including Richard Iland.
April 28, 1711, Thomas Corprew was granted 204 acres in
Princess Anne Co, VA, near the Blackwater, at a place called the "Short Acer". This tract adjoined land
of Richard Iland and Tames Tooley.
January 22, 1717, Richard Iland was granted 74 acres in Princess
Anne Co, VA, this grant for two persons, Richard Eiland and Thomas Walker.
In later years the
line between VA and NC was resurveyed and resulted in some who had been classed in VA actually being
in NC. This survey placed part of the land of Richard Eiland's Plantation in VA and the rest in NC.
Eiland was a member of the first North Carolina Assembly in 1731 as a representative from Currituck
NOTES AND WILL FROM FLOYD EILAND:
Richard was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1665 and married
Elizabeth in Ireland about 1690. They came to Currituck Co, North Carolina some time in 1692. Richard
Eiland purchased land in 1709 and when the Colonies of Virginia and North Carolina had their division
boundaries re?surveyed in 1727/1728, Richard and Elizabeth Eiland's property was found to be on each
side of the Virginia and North Carolina line. Their homestead was found to be on the North Carolina
side making them residents of the Colony of North Carolina. When Richard's will was written on March
7, 1733, it listed his sons as: Robert, George and Richard; and his daughters as Sarah Eiland, Jane
Waye, and Elizabeth Raulings. Richard Eiland was serving on the North Carolina General Assembly in 1731.
He did not answer the Roll Call of the General Assembly in 1733. He died some time in 1735.
Eiland's will dated March 7, 1733.
This will is listed in the "Rays Index to Hathaways North Carolina
Historical and Geneology Register" page 75, no 1-53
" In the name of God Amen. 1, Richard Islands,
in the precinct of Currituck, North Carolina, being very
sick and wear of body but of sound mind
and memory do make and oridane this my last will and
testament as set forthwith: Then I give and
bequeath to my well beloved son Robert Island one?hundred and fifty acres of land lying in Princess
Ann Co, part of two?hundred and fifty acres which was formerly called Deppers Land, with four cows and
calves, and one sow and pigs, All of which he is to have and enjoy when he shall arrive to the age of
one and twenty. Then: I give and bequeath to my wellbeloved daughter, Sarah Islands the other hundred
acres of land, lying being and belonging to the same tract of my son Robert. Then; I give to my well
beloved daughter Jane Maye five pound in good pay in North Carolina to be paid in one year after my
decease, if demanded. Then; I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Rawlings five pounds in good
pay in North Carolina to be paid in one year after my decease, if demanded. Then; I give to my dear
and well beloved wife Elizabeth Islands my plantation and whole tract of land with my home which I now
live on. The major part lying in Princess Ann Co. in Virginia, the lesser part in Corotuck, North Carolina
with all the rest of my personel
estate, after my debts are paid; and it is my desire that my land
that is upon Corotuck Shoor should be
sold to pay my debts; and after the decease of my beloved wife
Eliazbeth Islands, the whole tract of land which I now live on, with all the rest of my personal estate
that shall then remain; It is last will and
testament that my well beloved son George Islands enjoy
the whole and it is my desire that my dear
wife as long as my pore son Richard Islands liveth that
she shall maintain and keep him as long as he
liveth and after the death of my dear wife, my son
George Islands which will be the heir of my estate
after the death of my dear wife: for him to take
care and do the like, if my son Richard remain and
continue alive and I do not?? and ordain my well
beloved wife Elizabeth Islands my whole and sole
Execeriticks to this my last will and testament
in witness whereof I have set my hand and fixed my seale this seventh day of March me thousand seven
hundred thirty three.
Witness: Francis Morse
About Elizabeth Heath:
Another source has Elizabeth's last name as Moore daughter of James .