Follow by email

For more historical tidbits about old Virginia customs and settlers, sign up to receive this free newsletter

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Friday, March 2, 2012

Card Playing in Colonial Virginia

Card playing was among the most common forms of property included in the inventories of personal estates of Virginians. In 1665 Captain Jeremiah Fisher owned as many as nine packs, and a few years later, Jonathan Nwell owned as many as eight packs. Source: Henry County Records, Vol. 1677-92, orig. p. 313

18th century deck of cards.
"Virginia Historical Videos" "Find your Ancestors on Virginia"

Subscribe now and view wills online
  • Option One. 3-months subscription to Virginia - $30.00 (automatically expires in 3 months).
  • Option Two. 1-year subscription to Virginia Pioneers.Net - $75.00