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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1769 Passenger List of "Charming Molly"

Vessel to Essex County, passenger list.





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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Elizabeth City Wills 1700-1805


Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories in Elizabeth City County 1700-1805




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Monday, December 11, 2017

Essex County Wills 1692-1792

Images of oldest Virginia Wills in Essex County dating from 1692,





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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Colonel Francis Eppes #virginiapioneersnet #virginiapioneers

Eppes, Francis, Colonel of Henrico County owned a store in 1678. The inventory was taken and disclosed a variety of goods. There were 121 ells of dowlas, 51 ells of oznaburg, 60 ells of canvas, 325 ells of holland and 80 yards of table and napkin diaper, as a starter. The store was replete with chafing-dishes, pots, shovels, spades, hoes, hammers, chisels, colters and augers, as well as gun powder, shot, sugar, butter, ginger and a small collection of books. Source: Records of Henrico County, vol. 1677-1692, p. 93.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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John Carter of Lancaster Co. #virginiapioneers.net #virginiagenealogy

Carter, John of Lancaster County was one of the largest slaveholders in the Colony, and by his last will and testament gave freedom to two of his negroes who were married to each other. To each one he devised a cow and a calf and three barrels of Indian corn, and instructed his heirs to allow them the use of a convenient house, firewood, timber, and as much land as they could cultivate. He also enjoined that the two young daughters of this couple should receive their liberty when they reached their 18th year and as a provision, gave them each one a yearling heifer with its increase, which was to be permitted to run with the cattle of his wife after his death. Source: Records of Lancaster County, vol. 1674-1687, p. 91.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

James Burton of New England #virginiapioneersnet #virginiagenealogy

Burton, James. There is a letter in Lancaster County from Captain James Burton of New England which reflects the attitude of the merchants trading with Virginia planters. He urges his correspondent, acting as his attorney, to secure a cargo of tobacco, hides, and pork for the market in Barbados, to be purchased with commodities already in his hands, and with good which Barton would dispatch in his own ketch, now about to sail for Virginia. While the vessel was absent on the voyage to and from the West Indies, the second destination point, the attorney was to make a further collection of hides, which, with tobacco, was to be shipped directly to Holland. This measure served as evidence that the merchants of New England openly evaded the injunctions of the Navigation Act. Source: Records of Lancaster County, vol.1666-1682, p. 440; Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century by Philip Alexander Bruce. 

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sir James Calthorpe #virginiapioneersnet #virginiagenealogy

Calthrope. Sir James Calthorpe had a grandson who settled in the Colony. There were several connections. A cousin, Reynolds Calthorpe had married the only daughter of Viscount Longueville. Through his mother, who was a daughter of John Bacon of Herset in Norfolk, Christopher Calthorpe of Virginia was related to the Bacon family. Source: William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. II, p. 107. 

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