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Friday, June 30, 2017

Muscovado Sugar #virginiapioneersnet #vagenealogy

Byrd, William.  In a vessel which left Barbados in 1661, the Charles of Southton, there were among the consignments for Virginia, six hogsheads of bay salt.  In some instances these consignments were restricted to sugar, rum and molasses.  How large they were is illustrated in the case of William Byrd.  On one occasion Byrd obtained from this island 1200 gallons of rum, 5000 pounds of muscovado sugar, three tons of molasses, 200 pounds of ginger and one case of lime-juice.  Source: Records of Lancaster County, vol. 1666-1682, p. 31; Records of Rappahannock County vol. 1656-1664, p. 274.

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