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Flowerdew Hundred collection

Label
Flowerdew Hundred collection, 1673-1893
Title
Flowerdew Hundred collection
Inclusive dates
1673-1893
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1673-1893, relating to Flowerdew Hundred Plantation in Prince George County, Virginia, containing abstracts, accounts, birth records, deeds, diaries, estate records, genealogies, judicial records, land grants, land surveys, letters, memorandums, plats, receipts, summonses, tax records, and wills. Papers concern the ownership of Flowerdew Hundred by the Poythress and Willcox families. Deeds, plats, and surveys are mostly for and of Flowerdew Hundred. Also of interest are John Poythress Wilcox's (1805-1857) diary, 1827, of his trip to the northeastern United States and Canada; birth records, 1752-1788, of slaves recorded on a land patent, 28 September 1730, to Thomas Roberts of Prince George County; copy of a deed, 1624, from Sir George Yeardley (ca. 1588-1627) to Abraham Peirsey for Flowerdew Hundred
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Additional physical form
Use negative photostats.
Biographical or historical data
Flowerdew Hundred was patented and named by Sir George Yeardley in 1618. In 1624, the property was transferred to Abraham Peirsey whose daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens, repatented it in 1636. She sold it to William Barker and the property eventually came into the possession of John Taylor who willed it to his heirs in 1707 (proved 1709). His heiresses who married John and Francis Hardyman and [Henry?] Duke sold the property to [Joshua] Poythress. The lands were eventually reassembled by purchase and descent from the several owners and became the property of the Willcox family.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Flowerdew Hundred collection
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01138.xml
Note
Items K, M, N, and O are located in oversize, box 103
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
.35
Governing access note
For deeds, land grants, plats, and surveys, use negative photostats
Immediate source of acquisition
Dunn, Emily
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487552
Reproduction note
Negative photostats.
Type of unit
cubic ft. (91 items)

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