ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VIRGINIA (made in 1634 from Original Shire)
lays next to =
land/counties made from =

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from Jaxsun9  
Re: Isle of Wight - It's still there, both the town and the county.
Isle of Wight County was originally known as Warraskoyak (sp variants) after the so-named Indian tribe. In 1637, the county name was changed to Isle of Wight. Southampton County VA was formed from the land west of the Blackwater River in Isle of Wight County in 1749. Northampton, NC borders Southampton and was created from Bertie, NC in 1722. So settlers in this border area may have changed counties while not moving far or moving at all. A good site for viewing county formations: http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/va_cf.html Click on various dates to see the changes or use the provided controls to step through the maps. In the left hand list, click on "County Formation Maps". Then to the bottom of that page, select the maps you want for other states, etc.



WILLIAM SELLERS 1630/

WM SELLERS 1630 by ED HUDSON

MATTHEW SELLERS by DIANE GRAVLEE

CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
ANTHONY FULGHAM FAMILY
JOHN MOORE FAMILY
JOSIAH HARRISON FAMILY
JOHN GUTTERIDGE FAMILY

MOODY FAMILY

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Contributed by
from John Gurley [jgurleyus@yahoo.com] aug 2009
Extracted by his brother =

Hi Marie, Some time ago my oldest brother had plotted the land grants and patents of Isle of wight Co. He passed last year and I found the maps in his files which I inherited. I can mail them to you, but I can not find your address among all my stuff. They show at least two Sellers parcels near George and Nicholas Gurley.

all these parcels are bounded on the north by the Nottaway River near the present town of Courtland, the county seat of the present Southampton Co.,VA.  Southampton Cc. was created from Isle of Wight Co.in 1748.  So if someone wants to see the land patents or grants on record in the Library of Viginia website go to  Isle of Wight for land information prior to 1748. 

John Gurley [jgurleyus@yahoo.com] aug 2009

WM SELLERS 150 acres SS NOTTOWAY RIVER, FEB 28, 1733/34

WM SELLERS 175 acres SS NOTTOWAY RIVER, FEB 12, 1742/43

WM SELLERS 175 acres SS NOTTOWAY RIVER FEB 12 1742/43b

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1/3/2003
Annebrack@aol.com

 Marie and Ed:  I live in Virginia near Isle of Wight County and I hope to be
  able to do some research on William Sellers



FROM US GEN WEB/VA/ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VA history by ? = show author
The county fronts northeasterly on James River and extends along the river for about eighteen miles. Between its shore and the
river channel there are many hundreds of acres of natural oyster rocks and oyster planting grounds rented out by the State.

[p24] The streams which make into the land from the river are often bold and navigable streams. On the northeast Lawnes
Creek forms the boundary, for about seven miles, between this county and the county of Surry; is navigable for five miles for
vessels drawing five feet of water, and out of it are carried large quantities of lumber, peanuts and other products. Pagan River
penetrates it for five miles to Smithfield; is navigable for vessels drawing ten feet of water, and out of it is carried large quantities
of peanuts, potatoes, bacon, melons, citron, and various trucks, in the cultivation of which many in this neighborhood are
engaged. At Smithfield the stream separates into two branches, one flowing northwesterly, called Smithfield Creek, which
extends about four miles inland, navigable for small craft. At its head has been constructed a deep pond of most excellent
water, from which the town of Smithfield is supplied. The other branch, flowing to the southeast, penetrates a rich and fertile
trucking section for four miles and is called Cypress Creek, and furnishes facilities for heavy transportation. On the south and
west, Chuckatuck, Brewers, Jones and Milners Creeks are of sufficient depth to furnish transportation facilities to large com-

[p25] munities engaged in agriculture and oyster planting. The Blackwater River forms its western boundary for about fifteen
miles, separating it from the county of Southhampton. This is fresh water stream, navigable from Franklin, reaching the ocean
through Chowan River, in North Carolina and the Carolina sounds, and is crossed, in many places, by good and substantial
bridges, conveniently located, and for many months in the year afford excellent fishing. This stream send out innumerable
branches, some of them of considerable size, such as Broadwater, Rattlesnake and Mill Swamps, which again break into
numerous ravines, swamps and poquosins, which run far into the land and ramify into an interminable tangle, affording good
ranges for hogs and cattle and an easy and quick way of defining the boundaries to tracts of land, for there is scarcely a farm in
thedescription of whose metes and bounds the expression of "up the said swamp" or "down the said swamp" does not occur.



http://www.ken-lindsay.com/history/james_bryan.htm


NOV 25, 1657 WILLIAM SELLER transported by CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS to Isle of Wight Co.
On Cypress Creek adj to property of CHR. REYBNOLDS, DCD. (see  copy of his? Christopher Reynolds will, below)

JAN 9, 1667 WM SELLER buys blacksmith tools=Estate of CAPT FULGHAM
OCT 14, 1678 ANTHONY FULGHAM will = land adj WM SELLER
MARCH 1686 JOHN MOORE WILL = JOHN SELLERS wit. (born bef 1666?msh)
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Annebrack@aol.com

"John Sellers and Jenknis Dorman were witnesses to the will by John Moore, of
the Lower Parish, dtd 18 March 1886-7, (recorded 9 June 1688, p. 279, Will
and Deed Book 2, IOW Co, VA - same ref source as above)"

This info was posted on Genforum.com by Donald Jenkins

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Sellers, William
Date: Oct 14, 1678
Location: Isle Of Wight
Record ID: 20910
Description: Mentioned
Prove Date: Dec 9, 1670
Book Page: 2-168
Remarks: Anthony Fulgham. Leg.-brother Nicholas; reversion to brother Michael; reversion to John the son of Anthony Fulgham; reversion to female children of Nicholas Fulgham; kinswoman Martha, daughter of my brother Michael Fulgham, 100 A. adjoining land of
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.

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Sellers, John
Date: Mar 18, 1686
Location: Isle Of Wight
Record ID: 21048
Description: Witness
Prove Date: Jun 9, 1688
Book Page: 2-279
Remarks: John Moore. Of Lower Parish. Leg.-wife Elizabeth; eldest son John; son William; son Thomas; daughters Ann and Elizabeth the land adjoining Thomas Parnell. Wife, Extx.
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.


DEC 9, 1684 JOSIAH HARRISON, deed of gift to WILLIAM SELLER (mentioned in sale of son, JOHN SELLER=not in county records) Deed signed  SEPT 5, 1714 by JOHN SELLER and ELIZ SELLER. This Land was on SEWARD'S SWAMP.
1689 = JOHN SELLERS, WIT to land sale on POWELLS SWAMP



BACON'S REBELLION (year = ? )
 "scandalous words uttered before the commissioners"; and the following recantation was subscribed by Ambrose Bennett, John Marshall, Richard Jordan, Richard Sharpe, An- [p49] thony Fulgham, James Bagnall, Edward Miller, John Davis and Richard Penny:


ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VA WILLS
MAY 1, 1654
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
WIFE ELIZABETH
CHILDREN
CHRISTOPHER, JOHN, ABBASHA, ELIZABETH, JANE, and child my wife now goeth with, RICHARD.
yearling heifer to GEORGE RIVERS
land on southerly side of the swamp that RICHARD JORDAN now lives upon
(sons John and Richard under 16) (Elizabeth and Jane under 15)
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JULY 27, 1711 - proved MAY 26, 1711 (yes)
RICHARD REYNOLDS will of NEWPORT.
WIFE, ELIZABETH
SONS, RICHARD, CHRISTOPHER, SHARPE?
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THIS NOTE appears under the WILL of CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS in VA will records = notes by someone =
CHARLES REYNOLDS WAS BURGESS IN 1652
WILL BOOK #2 = APPRAISEMENT OF ESTATE OF RICHARD REYNOLDS ON JUNE 24, 1707
WILL OF RICHARD REYNOLDS ON JULY 7, 1711=WIFE, ELIZABETH, SONS, RICHARD, SHARP, CHRISTOPHER.
WILL OF JOHN REYNOLDS, MARCH 11, 1668
WILL OF HENRY REYNOLDS, APRIL 6, 1679
FAMILY OF REYNOLDS still continues in the county.
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ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VA DEEDS
MAY 4TH, 1639
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS TO PETER HULL, the same land.
(this may pertain to 100 acres of land =
JUSTINIAN COOPER, GENT., AND ANN, late the relic of JAMES HARRIS to WASSELL NEBLIN and GEORGE FADOINE, 100 acres deed given on SEPT 29, 1629.
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GYLES JONES TO JUSTINIAN COOPER AND ANN, HIS WIFE, 100 ACRES PART OF PATENT OF DEC 14, 1619.  DEED GIVEN IN OCT 19TH.



FROM ED
EHUDSONIII@aol.com
"Bacon's Rebellion", in which William Sellers, Sr. apparently participated, took place in VA in 1676. It is well described at the following website:
                http://www.nps.gov/colo/Jthanout/BacRebel.html

-Ed Hudson
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Don't know if he participated or Just signed a paper ?=
But, proves he was in  this AREA in 1676 .

believe we have posted somewhere, msh

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JOSIAH HARRISON =
FULGHAM history =
JOHN MOORE history =
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS history =
WE NEED ALL info from these families!
CYPRESS CREEK land = any changes, etc =

FROM JAMES I. MARLOWE =
DEC 9, 1684 JOSIAH HARRISON, deed of gift to WILLIAM SELLER (mentioned in sale of son, JOHN SELLER=not in county records) Deed signed  SEPT 5, 1714 by JOHN SELLER and ELIZ SELLER. This Land was on SEWARD'S SWAMP.
1689 = JOHN SELLERS, WIT to land sale on POWELLS SWAMP



FROM JAMES I. MARLOWE
JOHN MOORES estate 1692=
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April 5, 1699 John Moore of Lower Parish = south of Pagan Creek = sold land patented by an earlier JOHN MOORE on INDIAN CREEK.
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INDIAN BRANCH on modern maps is a small tributery of NOTTAWAY RIVER in what is NOW = SOUTHAMPTON CO, VA.
( Did ANYone else have land on INDIAN CREEK? wonder if same, msh?) Check Land Patents for Indian Creek/Branch=
(sure he has already done! msh)
(CHOWAN CO, NC = Francis Prygeon of NC and Mary his wife to Thomas Bray of NC  12 Jan. 1714
40 pounds good and lawful money of NC. 540 acres called Pridgeon Point on
Chowan River at ye mouth of ye Indian Town Creek as by y Patent for ye
same. Witness. John Smith, John Hale, Lawrence Mague, James Fleming…)



           Sun, 7 Jul 2002 18:12:50 EDT
      From: FRANK SELLERS
           Sellersgen@aol.com

This item is from the Court records of Isle of Wight County, VA.  In the
court session of October 9, 1693, the sheriff was ordered by the court to
summon to the court John Sellers to test the leather of Robert King Junior.

This item is taken from an old issue of The Virginia Genealogist.  Found in
Volume 12 (1968) pg. 19.
Frank Sellers 


Page 298 Isle of Wight Deed Book 2 1704-1715
SEPT 25, 1714 JOHN SELLER and wife ELIZABETH to CHARLES JONES =
100 acres (being  part of patent for 1200 acres granted to MR ARTHUR SMITH and JOHNAH HARRISON and said HARRISON gave the land to my father, WILLIAM SELLER on DEC 9, 1684)
bounded by WM NORSWORTHY and the second swamp.
Wit = THOMAS MOORE, EDWARD CHITTY and ABRAHAM BAGGETT



DOWNER FAMILY
ANTHONY FULGHAM
JOHN MOORE
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
WILLIAM WEST

            Sat, 6 Jul 2002 13:48:44 EDT
       From: FRANK SELLERS
            Sellersgen@aol.com

In the Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. 1, Pg. 202.

Jno. Seller signed a letter of petition in 1722 as a resident of the Isle of
Wight, to Gov. Hugh Drysdale, Gov. of Virginia, asking for officers of the
customs to be located on the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers.

Frank Sellers

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Posted by: Donald Jenkins (ID *****6565)
Date: August 24,
2002 at 17:29:14

Estate of John Gutteridge was appraised by William Sellers, Oliver
Woodward, Thomas Carter. (recorded 26 Jul 1731, p. 282

, Will Book 3, IoW Co records, as contained in Wills & Administration of IoW
Co, Va., 1647-1800, by Blanche Adams Chapman.
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10-22-1722=Petition of "Outward Inhabitance of County of Isle of Wyght" to
place customs officers at the VA/NC border on the fork of Nottaway and
Blackwater Riveres to encourage shipping to come up those streams,as we live
convenitent to Blackwater and Nottaway and great distance from where ships
come for trading.
Signed by: JOHN SELLERS
(post other signatures!msh)
Va Calender of State Papers, Vol. 1, page 204

1731= WILLIAM SELLER owned land on south side of NOTTAWAY RIVER in ISLE OF
WIGHT CO. next to land of Richard VICK granted 6-11-1731.

6-23-1731 WILLIAM SELLER patented 200 acres (post description)

7-26-1731 WILLIAM SELLERS appraises estate of John GUTTERIDGE
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FROM ANNE
DisplayMail('aol.com','Annebrack'); Annebrack@aol.com

"Estate of John Gutteridge was appraised by William Sellers, Oliver
Woodward,
Thomas Carter, (recorded 26 July 1731, p. 282, Will Book 3, IOW Co. Records,
as contained in Wills & Administrations of IOW Co, VA, 1647-1800, By Blanche
Adams Chapman."
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from Rod Stucker, Professional Genealogist
4 Oct 1738, Isle of Wight County Deeds, Bk. 5, p. 331; Christopher
Reynolds and his son, John Reynolds, of Isle of
Wight County, sold to William Noyall of the same place, for 15 pounds, 10
shillings, a 20 year lease for one certain plantation
or tract of land, containing about 100 acres in the Lower Parish of Isle of
Wight, being the land where said Noyall now lives
bounded by the Creek side Carsey's line, the old field side, said Noyall's
cart path, the main road, the schoolhouse, James
Tullaugh, Permento, Whitney. Signed by Christopher Reynolds, John Reynolds
and William Noyall, Witnesses: Mathew Sellers, Robert Sanders, Edward Driver
and

John Westwray,

recorded 28 May 1739 (Doc.#139c)
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From: DisplayMail('aol.com','EHUDSONIII'); EHUDSONIII@aol.com
Subject: [SELLERS] William Seller of Isle of Wight, VA
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 17:21:23 EDT


This is interesting. It first of all seems to indicate that William Seller
was dead (or at least gone from his property) by 1724. It also calls the place
William Seller lived a Plantation.
-Ed Hudson

Deed from William Westwray to John Westwray (January 20, 1724 Isle of Wight
County, Virginia)

Deeds & Wills Great Book Volume 2 Part 2 1715-1726, Pages 686-687, Isle of
Wight County, Virginia To all Christian people whom these Presents shall come. I
William Westwary of ye Lower Parrish of ye Isle of White County Send Greeting
in the name of our Lord God everlasting now know ye that I the Said Willm
Westwary for Divers good causes & Considerations me there unto moveing but more
Especially for the tender Love and good will ... I bare unto my Loving Son John
Westwary have & by these Presents do for me my heirs Executors
administrators, give Grant Demise & fully and fully and absolutely Lett & Sett over unto my
Said Son John Westwary & his heirs for ever one hundred acres of Land more or
Less on the Plantation where William Seller did Live & bounded as followeth,
beginning at the Swamp at a branch called the Long branch soup(?) ye S:d branch
to the Land that the said John Westwary Purchased of Henry West so aLong that
Land to another Small branch called the Wallnut neck branch so Down ye S:d
branch to ye Said Swamp so Down the S:d Swamp to ye first Station. To Have and
to Hold ye S:d Land & Plantation with all and Singular the profits and
Priviledges thereto belonging or in any ways Apportaining unto him the afore Said John
Westwary his Heirs & Assignes for Ever without any lett hindrance
Contradiction or Molestation of him ye S:d William Westwary his heirs Executrs Administrs
or any other Person or Persons whatsoever from by or under him or them
Claimeing & further Do oblidge myself to acknowle... the Same in the County Court
held for the Isle of Wight County when there Requried. [-page break-]

Witness my hand & Seal this twentith day of January In ye Year of our Lord
one thousand Seven hundred and twenty four.

Signed, Sealed & Deliverd William Weswary (seal)
In ye Presance of us his WW mark
John Jonson
his
John IB Batten
mark
his
Mikel MF Fulgum
mark


Aat a Court held for Isle of Wight County on 25 day of January 1724 William
Westwary Came into Court & acknowledged this his Deed unto John Westwary and
admitted to Record Test Ken Lightfoot Cl Cur Transcribed by <A HREF="http://math.unm.edu/~wester/">Michael Wester</A>


Sellers, William

Location: Isle Of Wight
Record ID: 22251
Description: Appraiser
Prove Date: Jul 26, 1731
Book Page: 3-282
Remarks: John Gutteridge. Appraised by William Sellers, Oliver Woodward, Thomas Carter.
Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.

 

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I am transcribing some records for the Greene county NC genweb site and I
have just seen a reference to James Pidgen and Wm. Bressie ...They have a
difference and the court, Aug 9, 1682 appts 3 men to settle it. John
Gardner, Thos. Giles, and Matthew Tomlin. p. 592 of Seventeenth Century
Isle of Wight County, Va. by Boddie.

I think we need to do a deed and a court records search of I. of Wight
county. This seems to be a Mother county for many families who migrated
down to the Border counties of NC....
"Carol P. Martoccia" <carolmartoccia@earthlink.net>


10-22-1722=Petition of "Outward Inhabitance of County of Isle of Wyght" to place customs officers at the VA/NC border on the fork of Nottaway and Blackwater Riveres to encourage shipping to come up those streams,as we live convenitent to Blackwater and Nottaway and great distance from where ships come for trading.
Signed by: JOHN SELLERS
(post other signatures!msh)
Va Calender of State Papers, Vol. 1, page 204

1731= WILLIAM SELLER  owned land on south side of NOTTAWAY RIVER in ISLE OF WIGHT CO. next to land of Richard VICK granted 6-11-1731.

6-23-1731 WILLIAM SELLER patented 200 acres (post description)

7-26-1731 WILLIAM SELLERS appraises estate of John GUTTERIDGE
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FROM ANNE
Annebrack@aol.com

"Estate of John Gutteridge was appraised by William Sellers, Oliver Woodward,
Thomas Carter, (recorded 26 July 1731, p. 282, Will Book 3, IOW Co. Records,
as contained in Wills & Administrations of IOW Co, VA, 1647-1800, By Blanche
Adams Chapman."


from Rod Stucker, Professional Genealogist
email =

       4 Oct 1738, Isle of Wight County Deeds, Bk. 5, p. 331; Christopher Reynolds and his son, John Reynolds, of Isle of
Wight County, sold to William Noyall of the same place, for 15 pounds, 10 shillings, a 20 year lease for one certain plantation
or tract of land, containing about 100 acres in the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight, being the land where said Noyall now lives
bounded by the Creek side Carsey’s line, the old field side, said Noyall’s cart path, the main road, the schoolhouse, James
Tullaugh, Permento, Whitney. Signed by Christopher Reynolds, John Reynolds and William Noyall, Witnesses: Mathew Sellers, Robert Sanders, Edward Driver and John Westwray, recorded 28 May 1739 (Doc.#139c)


1742 WILLIAM SELLERS land patent west of BLACKWATER RIVER, described in 1765 land sale by JohnCOBB of Southampton Co, VA

5-20-1742 WILLIAM and PROVIDENCE SELLERS sell 235 acres next to DR. SAMUEL BROWN, OLIVER WOODWARD, and JOHN BRASSWEL to JOSEPH COBB.
Wit=Richard KIRBY, Thos. T. PRICE and GEORGE SELLERS

5-19-1743 WILLIAM SELLERS and PROVIDENCE, his wife sell 120 acres in NOTTOWAY Parish to Wm HATFIELD locataed on North side of Beaverdam Swamp,part of original patent to JOHN GURLEY dated 2-20-1733.
Wit= Joseph COBB, John GURLEY, GEORGE SELLERS
 

1743=
WILLIAM SELLERS
JOHN GURLEY
JOHN BRASSWELL
JOSEPH COBB

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from Ann Braswell [jjjtab@gmail.com]

On 28 November, 1744 at Northampton co., NC JOSEPH STRICKLAND JR of Northampton co., NC conveyed land to GEORGE SELLERS of the Northampton co., VA with keywords: Maherin River (Meherrin River), Coreroy Swamp, Miry Branch (Mirey Branch),THOMAS BOON. Witnesses were Robert Rawlins (Robert Rawlings - Robert Rollins - Robert Rollens) and Thomas Crew.

**Ann Braswell*
Ann Braswell [jjjtab@gmail.com]

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NORTHAMPTON CO, NC
5-28-1745 ARTHUR SELLERS of Isle of Wight Co,VA buys 190 acres on se side of Coreroy Swamp, next to Thomas BOON.
Wit= GEO SELLERS

SOUTHAMPTON CO, VA (made in 1749 from ISLE OF WIGHT, NANSEMOND)
Blackwater was dividing line

BLACKWATER may be the division of land here=
This JOHN SELERS on Blackwater/Nottaway went WHERE=

(I kinda thought this JOHN SELLERS born bef 1700 or his kids went to Duplin Co, NC area?
OR where did we go?   Not Proven, msh) CK NASH CO, NC also, msh

BLACK RIVER? is now =(POST)



OTHER TAX LISTS?
1790
1800
1810


From:
             Hugh and Sandy Sellers <hubie19@swbell.net>
    Reply-To:
             SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com

From: "SELLERS LETTERS" (c) M. Sims

VIRGINIA CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS
Jno. SELLER in 1772 a signer of a petition by the people of Isle
of Wight Co, VA asking for officers of the Customs to be located
on Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers.  (Vol. 1:203/4)
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SANDY - recheck this date of 1772? typing error?- should be 1722 or Advise - msh