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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ralph Wormeley

Ralph Wormeley, President of the Council and Secretary of the Colony, owned "Rosegill" plantation in Middlesex County known for its gardens of wild roses. His personal estate was appraised at nearly three thousand pounds and contained a parlor with a chamber overhead, a chamber with a second chamber above it, an old and new nursery, the lady's chamber with a chamber overhead, an entry, two closets, and a storeroom. Detached from the house was a kitchen and dairy, two stories in height. Source:  Records of Middlesex County.

The tract was patented to the Wormeley family in 1636 by King Charles I.   Today the tract contains 735 acres in Middlesex County with a two-mile frontage on the Rappahannock River. The brick house was built in 1650 and contains 11 rooms.

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