Hampton History Museum logo
Hampton History Museum logo

Creator Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Name Chambers, Girard, Sr.

Associated Records

Image of 1966.22.8 - Plat of Edgewater lots

1966.22.8 - Plat of Edgewater lots

Plat of Edgewater, situated at Rip Raps (Fox Hill), Va., surveyed and platted by Girard Chambers, Sr. The area shown on the plat includes lots east of Harris Creek and west of Beach Road, and the present-day intersection of Wallace Road and Edgewater Road. The plat labels land on the other side of Beach Road as "Public School."

Image of 2011.22.361 - High and Low Water (File Drawer I)

2011.22.361 - High and Low Water (File Drawer I)

Plat, labeled "Plat of Showing Mean High and Mean Low Water Adjacent to the Armstrong's Oyster House." Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated October 25, 1905.

Image of 2011.22.1000 - Lewis Haven Subdivision

2011.22.1000 - Lewis Haven Subdivision

Multiple plats of properties belonging to the Lewis Haven subdivision located near the intersection of present-day Briarfield and Aberdeen Roads. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1940-1943. - Plat, labeled "Plat of Joella Sibley's Land Being Lot 10 Block 'A' Lewis Haven Sub-Division." Includes Scones Dam Road (currently Briarfield Road), Parkinson Street, and Galax Street. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated May 4, 1943. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Lewis Haven Property of Florence-L-Shackelford." Includes Scones Dam Road (currently Briarfield Road), Aberdeen State Road, Parkinson Street, Galax Street, and Woodland Road (currently Sanford Drive). Note on sheet reads "Rec D-B 105

Image of 2011.22.1001 - G. W. Moger subdivision

2011.22.1001 - G. W. Moger subdivision

Multiple plats of, and documents related to, properties belonging to G. W. Moger's subdivision, part of Sprigg's Oakland Tract, located near Martin Lane, Old Point Road, and Woodland Road. Several of the surveys relate to sale of land for delinquent taxes. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1906-1958. -Plat, labeled "Plat Part of George-and-Mary-Joynes' Estates Part of C-K-Mallory's Oakland Tract." Includes Martin Lane and Woodland Road. Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Jr. Dated January 4, 1951. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Nannie Jackson's Estate Formerly Part London Dabney's Land Chas-K-Mallory Tract." Includes Woodland Road. Lower left corner reads "F-B 48-153 Abst 6-1 C." Surveyed

Image of 2011.22.1002 - Ransone Subdivision

2011.22.1002 - Ransone Subdivision

Multiple plats of properties belonging to the Ransone subdivision located on Victoria Boulevard. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1912-1943. -Plat, labeled "Plat of L-L-Bush's Lots." Includes Victoria Avenue and Darling Park. Right side of sheet describes land transfers and lists previous and current property owners as: H. Roberts, Fleet Burell, P. Pressy, A. T. Ransome, M. C. Ransome, L. L. Bush. Notes indicate property transfer information located in "D-B-15-393," "D-B-17-395," "D-B-37-328," "D-B-39-411," "D-B-41-158," "D-B-48-228," D-B-41-157," and "D-B-29-113." Lower left corner reads "Abstracts No 2 Pg 150 File Drawer C F-B-31-21." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated Mar

Image of 2011.22.1006 - Cohen Washington Property

2011.22.1006 - Cohen Washington Property

Multiple plats of the Cohen Washington property located near Old Buckroe Road. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1899-1943. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Rachel Cohen Washington's Property Situated on the Outskirt of Phoebus Showing Remainder of Land after Deducting Portion taken by C. & O. R. R. and State Road." Includes "Government (#239) Con. Road" (currently E. Mercury Boulevard), Buckroe State Road (currently Old Buckroe Road), and Fulton Street. Also includes the C & O Railway and the Morton & Washington subdivision. Lower left corner reads "File Drawer D F-B-46-27." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated August 11, 1943. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Frank-H-Wyche's Lots Sold to Wm-

Image of 2011.22.1007 - Scones Dam properties

2011.22.1007 - Scones Dam properties

Plats and notes referring to Turner and Lake properties located near "Scones Dam Section" near present-day Todds Lane, Bellwood Road, and the county division line. Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated 1931-1932. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Stephen Turner's Tract Situated in Scones Dam Section." Lower left corner reads "File Drawer D Queen Tr." Surveyed by Girard Chambers. Dated 1932. -Plat, labeled "Plat of J-B-Lake's Land Being a Part of Lilliston's Tract, Near Scones Dam." Includes a "Road Make by Govt to Target Ranges" (does not currently exist as pictured). Lower left corner reads "File Drawer D Queen Tr." Surveyed by Girard Chambers. Dated 1931. -Sketch with notes including names

Image of 2011.22.1009 - Shepherds Tract (File Drawer D)

2011.22.1009 - Shepherds Tract (File Drawer D)

Multiple plats of properties part of John Shepherd's Estate located on present-day N. Armistead Avenue near Tide Mill Creek. Dated 1934-1961. -Plat, labeled "Plat of John Wilson Shepherd's Land Being a Part of the John Shepherd's Tract." Includes "Back River State Road" (currently N. Armistead Avenue) and a structure labeled "Cottage Under Construction." Lower left corner reads "Drawer D F-B-33-61 Queen Tr." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated April 24, 1939. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Mrs. Vera Petersen's Property Purchased from John Shepherd." Includes "State 'Back River' Road" (currently N. Armistead Avenue) and a note that reads "See Survey Sept-1937." Lower left corner reads "Fil

Image of 2011.22.1010 - A. West Tract

2011.22.1010 - A. West Tract

Two plats of properties located near present-day Briarfield Road. Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated 1915-1932. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Warren Hall's Estate Being a Portion of A. West's Tract." Includes Brierfield Co. Road (currently Briarfield Road) and a "15 Ft. Right of Way" (does not currently exist). Lower left corner reads "Field Drawer 1-D F. B. 4. Pg. 54. N & A. Pg. 134." Surveyed by Girard Chambers. Dated July 6, 1915. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Howard Boone's Land Purchased from Emerline Goodman." Includes a "15 Ft. Right of Way" (does not currently exist) and an area labeled "Clear" and "Bushes." Note on sheet reads "See F-B-4-54, 32-60 & 116." Unsigned, likely completed by

Image of 2011.22.1011 - Barton Land

2011.22.1011 - Barton Land

Two plats of properties located north of present-day Tide Mill Lane between N. Armistead Avenue and La Salle Avenue. Dated 1911. -Plat, labeled "Plat in D.B. 55-27 Tilla Boyd Watts & E. M. Booth." Includes note on Barton lot that reads "See Chambers Plat." Unsigned, undated. -Plat, labeled "Plat of R. A. Barton's Woodland." Includes a small "Right of Way" between two properties. Lower left corner reads "1D." Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated May 1, 1911.

Image of 2011.22.1013 - Eliza Elliott estate

2011.22.1013 - Eliza Elliott estate

Plat by Girard Chambers of the estate of Eliza Elliott, widow of John Elliott, made in 1908. The subsequent owners are listed, and a handwritten note indicates the transfer from Harry W. Booker to Harriett L. Stanton on November 14, 1917. The record also includes an unsigned and undated sheet of drawings and measurement notes.

Image of 2011.22.1015 - Cumming's Land Purchased from Timberlake

2011.22.1015 - Cumming's Land Purchased from Timberlake

Plat, labeled "Plat of Wm. McLean Cumming's Land purchased from Carl R. Timberlake Part of Causey's Tract" and "Wythe Dist. Eliz. City Co. Va. Feb-8-1946". Land located between "New State Highway" (now Pembroke Ave.) and a parallel portion of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad route to northeast, and "Old Shell Road State Hyg." to the south. Signed "Girard Chambers & Son C.E. & Surv. Hampton, Virginia." Sheet labeled in lower left corner: "Drawer D F-5 46-100".

Image of 2011.22.1017 - Russell and Reed Property

2011.22.1017 - Russell and Reed Property

Plat, labeled "J-W-Russell and S-D-Reed's Property Surveyed by request of Montague & Holt, Atty's. For S-D-Reed in Suit S-D-Reed vs. J-W-Russell before Justice H-Clark Thompson. Establishing Division Line." Includes Mellen Road (currently Woodland Road), a portion of the C. & O. Railway, the Good Samaritan Cemetery, and the "Hampton Roads Golf & Country Club." Note on sheet reads "See Sours Plat City Golf Links 1972." Lower right corner reads "Absts # 1 Pg. 46 File Drawer D Queen Transit." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated September 1929.

Image of 2011.22.1052 - White Property in Newport News

2011.22.1052 - White Property in Newport News

Plat, labeled "Plat of C-D-White's Estate being Part of B-P-Lee's Share of the Briarfield Farm." Located on the county division line with properties east of present-day Potomac Avenue in the Aberdeen district of Hampton and properties west of Potomac Avenue in the City of Newport News. Includes Briarfield Road, Parish Avenue (currently portions Potomac Avenue and Bowen Drive), Oak Avenue (currently Old Avenue), and Chestnut Avenue (currently Old Chestnut Avenue). Also includes New Market Creek, labeled as Scones Dam Stream, a pond, and a structure labeled "Dwelling." Lower left corner reads "Absts. 3-108 Drawer 'H' Queen Tr. F-B 41-35." Surveyed by Girard Chambers. Dated April 19, 1937.

Image of 2011.22.1059 - Map of Lewiston

2011.22.1059 - Map of Lewiston

July 1906 plat by Girard Chambers, labeled "Map of Lewiston," depicting the property of J. F. Rowe located on Lewis Avenue (present-day Brightwood Avenue) between County Road (present-day Shell Road) and Victoria Avenue (present-day Victoria Boulevard), including Katherine Street. The plat is printed as part of a July 19, 1927 document by Notary Public R. C. Winne certifying the deed to Sarah L. Rowe. "Deed Book 46 - 359" is annotated.

Image of 2011.22.1053 - Property of White, Waters, and Mendel near Nickerson Blvd

2011.22.1053 - Property of White, Waters, and Mendel near Nickerson Blvd

Three plats and a sheet of notes referring to Mendel properties located southeast of the intersection of present-day Fox Hill Road and Nickerson Boulevard. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1936-1947. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Leroy-S and Burley-F-Waters' Land Purchased from Charles-L-Mendel." Includes Fox Hill State Road. Note on sheet reads "Rec D-B 141-225." Lower left corner reads "F-B 47-3 Drawer H." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated December 12, 1946. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Bettie-L-White's Land Formerly Part of the Gidding Tract." Includes Fox Hill State Road, and areas labeled "Wood Land" and "Cut Downs." Lower left corner reads "F-B-40-3 File Drawer 'H' Absts #3."

Image of 2011.22.1054 - Property of Phillips and Howe by Phillips' farm

2011.22.1054 - Property of Phillips and Howe by Phillips' farm

Multiple plats of Phillips and Howe properties part of "Hickman Tract" and located at the intersection of present-day Fox Hill Road and Woodland Road. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1900-1942. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Geo.W.Phillips' Farm in Chesapeake district." Includes "Main Hampton and Fox Hill County Road" (currently Fox Hill Road), Poor House Road (currently Woodland Road), and a structure labeled "House." Notes on right side of sheet list property transfers and list current and previous property owners as: Samuel W. Phillips, Sallie B. Jones, Lumsden. Notes indicate property transfer information located in "D-B-38-28." Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated September 12, 1

Image of 2011.22.1055 - Harriett Allen and Southampton West Division Properties
(File Drawer 3)

2011.22.1055 - Harriett Allen and Southampton West Division Properties (File Drawer 3)

Plat of the Southampton subdivision and two plats of Harriett Allen's Estate, located in the Downtown district southwest of the intersection of present-day Kecoughtan Road and Victoria Boulevard near Sunset Creek. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated 1899-1940. -Plat, labeled "Southampton West Division Adjoining City of Hampton VA." Includes Kecoughtan Road, Sunset Road, Henry Street, Earl Street, Columbia Avenue, Southampton Avenue, and Ivy Home Road. Lower left corner reads "File Drawer 3 Field Book 35." Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated June 1940. -Plat, labeled "Plat of Harriett Allen's Estate Surveyed at Request of Walker and Mann, Adms." Includes a portion of the "Newpo

Image of 2011.22.1056 - B.F. Elliott's Taxed Land

2011.22.1056 - B.F. Elliott's Taxed Land

Plat, labeled "Plat- B.F. Elliott's Tax Land Formerly Standing in the Name of Wilton Cook's Estate." Located in the Fox Hill district in the area located south of Beach Road, just south of the junction of Grundland Creek and Long Creek, and in between Long Creek and Wallace Creek. Plat includes a portion of Long Creek. Lower left corner reads "Queen R. R. Compass Field Book 25-73 File Drawer 1H." Surveyed by Girard Chambers, Sr. Dated January 2, 1917.

Image of 2011.22.1058 - Robert Banks Estate - Semple Farm Road

2011.22.1058 - Robert Banks Estate - Semple Farm Road

Plat, labeled "Plat of Robert Banks' Estate Situated in Front Bethel Water Works." Located at the intersection of Semple Farm Road and Banks Lane south of the Big Bethel Reservoir. Lower left corner reads "W-S-Howard vs. Robt Banks D-B-21-34 May-21-1891." Upper left corner of sheet lists Robert Banks' Estate heirs as: Joseph Butler Banks, Addison Banks, Belle Banks Turner, Essie Banks Reynolds, Vergie Banks Brokenborough, Allie Banks Polk, Lennia Banks Jones. Surveyed by Girard Chambers & Son. Dated July 1930.