Ivey Colonial Grants in NC

Colony of NC 1735-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents, Margaret M. Hofman (the Roanoke News Company, 1982)  Two Volumes.  Grants to or mentioning Robert Ivey are eliminated from this list.  They appear in the chronology document elsewhere.

Volume I:

31 Mar 1753   Daniel Willis, 300a Bladen Co. on Saddletree Swamp adj. Thomas Ivey (#111, p10)

1 Dec 1744      Thomas Ivey 300a Craven Co. on south side Great Contentnea on the Mirey branch (#2721, p11)

29 Sept 1756   Thomas Ivey 300a Bladen Co., west side Drounding Creek, being the place whereon James Roberts formerly lived. (#5005, p355)1

23 Oct 1761    Thomas Ivey Jr. 203a Bladen Co. on east side Saddletree Swamp joining Pugh’s line and Holton’s line. (#5884, p416)2

Volume II:

 4 May 1769    Adam Ivey 200a Bladen Co., on Indian Swamp. (#1693, p130)3

6 Mar 1775     Isham Ivey 100a Bladen Co., branch of Saddletree Swamp. Ne of Drowning Creek adj. Thomas Robinson and Thomas Ivey. (#7885, p594)

22 Jan 1773     Joseph Ivey 100a Bladen or Anson Co., south side Cow Branch west of Shoeheel. (#4227, p320)

4 May 1769    Archibald Bell 145a Duplin Co. joining John Ivey – east side Six Runs on waters of Beaverdam Swamp on Cabbin Branch.  (#1640, p126)  [Also grant #1646 for 200a same place.]

4 May 1769    George Bell Jr., 300a Duplin Co., adjacent McCullock, John Ivey and Edward Byrd on Ten Mile and Beaverdam Swamp. (#1643, p126)

9 Apr 1770     Orson Bell, 200a Duplin Co., on Beaverdam Swamp adj. John Ivey.  (#2386)



  1. Thomas Ivey may have been the father of Thomas Ivey Jr. and Adam Ivey below.  He is on the 1763 tax list of Bladen County with two unnamed sons. []
  2. This Thomas Ivey was a white taxable in Bladen County, except for 1774 when he was listed as a “mixed blood” taxable.  He lived in the part of Bladen that became Robeson County in 1787.  He appears to be a brother of Adam Ivey below – James and Benjamin Ivey of Bladen County (also identified as free negros or mulattos) appear to be brothers of Thomas Ivey Jr. as well.  In 1809 in Marion District, SC, a grandson disputed his tax status as a Negro and produced testimony from two people that his grandfather Thomas Ivey was “of Portuguese descent” and had married a white woman named Elizabeth. []
  3. This Adam Ivey was listed on several Bladen county tax lists 1768-74 as a “mulatto”, but as a free white in 1776 and in the state census of 1786.  He sold this grant in 1775.  He lived in the Hog Swamp area of Bladen County which became Robeson County, and is in the 1790 Robeson census.  He is apparently the son of the Adam Ivey whose will Edgecombe County dated in 1762.   [An Adam Ivey applied for a Revolutionary pension from Montgomery County, Alabama, stating he was born in Robeson County (sic) in 1761 near Drowning Creek and removed to Marion District, SC about 1771, where he volunteered at the age of 15.] []