James Pyland, Arthur Wills, and James Wilson appraised the estate of John Brantley on 26 April 1725.  James Pyland and Elizabeth Sparkman were witnesses to the will of Thomas Fiveash, dated 4 January 1725/6. Stephen Kea's estate was appraised by James Pyland, John Brantley, and Peter
Fiveash. The appraisal was recorded 26 June 1727. On 19 April 1727 James Pyland and John Welch witnessed the will of Henry Kea. A few days later, on 28 April, James Pyland and James
Wilson were appointed executors of the will of Hester Brantley, who was their second cousin once removed.