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The following are record extractions of Pryor families who lived in Virginia. The extractions are presented in chronological order by county in order to give a sene of the time period and hopefully to make it easier to establish family relationships

Records from Loudoun County, Virginia

1789 Personal Tax Record
recorded 5 May 1789, Silas PRIOR (also written as PRYOR), 2 horses

1802 Tax List
Sylas Pryor and James Pryor

Records from Louisa County, Virginia

1743 Deed - Grantor John Blalock Sr, Grantee John Anderson. Witnesses Bartlott Anderson, John Longan, John PRYOR, Charles Smith

1746 Deed - JOHN PRYOR in Louisa County, Virginia, 1746 DAVID HARRIS, Cubb Cr., 1746, Louisa Co., VA Book A, p. 256-257. 20 Oct 1746 David Harris of St. Martins Par., Hanover Co., to Israel Snead of same. #65. 253 acres on south side of Cubb Creek; part of a tract granted to William Harris by patent 24 Mar 1725. David Harris Wit: Jno. Pryor, John Snead, Stephen (S) Harris, Samuel Snead.

1754 Deed - Grantor: John Gilbert, Grantee: William Thomson, Date: 22-Mar-1754 John Gilbert of Fredericksville Par. Louisa Co., planter to William Thomson of St. Martin's Par., Hanover Co. merchant 260 acres adj. Gilbert, French Haggard, Thomas Emerson, John Cosby, Sr. and Majr. John Pryor. (Book: A, Page: 546).

1768 Deed - From FRANCIS PRYOR of Orange County and Frances his wife, dated March 1768

1771 Marriage - Benjamin Mosby married Ursely Clary on 22 Apr 1771. Henry Pryor security and witness. (

1774 Will - Thomas Thompson named daughter MOURNING PRYOR (wife of Richard Pryor) in his will.

1775 Will -
George Meriwether willed to his mother FRANCES PRYOR
and “her son SAMUEL PRYOR, my brother-in-law” (half-brother), dated July 6, 1775.

1795? Chancery Court Case - Adminstrators of George Meriwether vs. William Smith. (George Meriwether the stepson of Samuel Pryor (and wife Frances). William Smith the husband of Sally Pryor, widow of Matthew Payne.) States George Meriwether died in Kentucky and his brother Nicholas Meriwether was the executor of his estate. Other people mentioned in documents Elijah Dickinson, James Meriwether, Thomas Johnson, R J Sandidge, John Hughes, Valentine Meriwether, David Hudson. In the file is a copy of a promissory note between Smith and the Meriwether from 1780 for 2400 pounds.

1799 Chancery Court Case - Samuel Pryor vs William Pryor, et al. Names Samuel Pryor, son of Samuel (who married Frances Morton), John A Pryor, Daniel Farley and Patsey his wife (1795 John A. Pryor named on deed in Harriston Co., KY with Nicholas Meriwether)

1806 Deed - Grantor Gerar Banks, Samuel Pryor, Thomas Miller.

1807 Deed - William Johnson and wife Sally of Goochland, Grantee Eliza Johnson. Witness S. PRYOR.

Records from Lunenburg, Virginia

1752 Estate Sale - One thousand and Eighty Acres of good Land, lying in the County of Lunenburg, on Toxekiah Creek, joining Lines of Baker, and Stunks, purchased of Mr. Charles Stunks, purchased of Mr. Charles Irby, by Arthur Pryor, deceas'd, the Pattent to be taken out in the Purchaser's Name, or good lawful Deeds to be made by the said Irby, before the 10th day of June next, or after, when required, one Half the Money to be paid down, the other Half twelve Months after. Any Gentleman inclinable to purchase may know the Price, and by Direction may be met with at any convenient Place, to be treated with at any Time by John Waller and Christopher Pryor, Executors.
(The Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg, VA on 10 April 1752)

1757 Court Case - Luke PRYOR cited for disorderly contact. (see

1775 Marriage Bond - Thomas Dozer (Dozier?) married Catey PRYOR. Security John Barry (Berry?) (Pryor Dozier and Edward Dozier are on records of Muscogee Co, GA and Edgefield Co., SC.)



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