The Resource Item located in oversize, box 53

Item located in oversize, box 53

Label
1749-1765
Inclusive dates
1749-1765
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter book, 1749-1765, of John Baylor (1705-1772) of Caroline County, Virginia, consisting of letters concerning plantation and personal matters. Includes accounts and orders. Baylor also writes about his interest in horses and horse breeding
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Biographical or historical data
John Baylor was born 12 May 1705 in King and Queen County, Virginia, to John Baylor (ca. 1660-1720) and Lucy Todd O'Brien Baylor. Educated at the Putney Grammar School in England, Baylor inherited his father's estate and expanded it by purchases and speculation. He acquired over 12,000 acres in what became Caroline and Orange Counties, Virginia and became involved in speculative companies purchasing lands further west. In 1726, Baylor established his home at Newmarket in Caroline County. and became a prominent citizen of the county. He served as senior warden of his parish, and as a county justice. Baylor also served as colonel of the Caroline militia. From 1742 to 1752 and from 1756 to 1765, he represented Caroline County in the House of Burgesses. Baylor was also an ardent horseman and he imported Fearnought, considered the best breeding stallion brought to colonial America. He operated a large-scale stable. Baylor married Frances Walker (d. 1783) of Yorktown 2 January 1744 and they had 12 children. Baylor died 3 April 1772 at Newmarket, Caroline County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter book
Label
Item located in oversize, box 53
Note
Item located in oversize, box 53
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Historical Society
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000499887
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (44 leaves).

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