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Field notes

Label
Field notes, 1746 September 15 - November 13
Title
Field notes
Inclusive dates
1746 September 15 - November 13
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Field notes of the Commission appointed to run the boundary line of the land of Thomas Lord Fairfax, 15 September - 13 November 1746. On 11 April 1745 a decree was entered in the suit of Virginia vs. Fairfax. The decree, based in part on a survey made in 1736/37 of the Northern Neck area, precipitated additional litigation. Thus, this survey was ordered by the Privy Council in an effort to effect a peaceful settlement of the controversy. The field notes are in diary form
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Action
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  • Described
Additional physical form
Original available on microfilm (Virginia Colonial Records Project, Film 1607, Reel 48)
Biographical or historical data
Governor William Gooch, on behalf of the Crown, appointed Joshua Fry, Lunsford Lomax, and Peter Hedgman as commissioners. Lord Fairfax appointed William Fairfax, William Beverley, and Charles Carter. The commissioners then selected Peter Jefferson and Robert Brooke as surveyors for the Crown and Benjamin Winslow and Thomas Lewis on behalf of Lord Fairfax.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Location of originals duplicates
Original record located at British Public Record Office Class C.O. 5/1344.
Location of other archival material
Library of Virginia
Label
Field notes
Note
This record is part of the Colonial Government record group (RG# 1)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
Howard Eavenson
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001526042
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
pages (6 leaves)

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