The Resource Located in oversize, box 8

Located in oversize, box 8

Label
1497-1706
Inclusive dates
1497-1706
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Indexes to three volumes of charters, patents, etc. by William Blathwayt (ca. 1649-1717), located in the Library of Congress. These indexes are to the 1st volume of patents, and etc.; the 2nd volume of charters and etc.; and the 3rd volume of charters, patents, and etc.; consisting of land patents and grants, pensions, charters, acts of Parliament, privileges, ordinances, perpetuities, safe conducts, commissions, deeds, proclamations, orders-in-council, instructions, letters patents, warrents, and declarations. These deal mainly with England's colonies in America and the Carribean, but also deal with the chartering of companies like the East India Tea Company
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Blathwayt was born about 1649 in London, England. His father died soon after he was born and a wealthy uncle assisted him with an education and with contacts for a position in government. After filling various positions, Blathwayt became a clerk in the office of the Lords of Trade. He rose to the powerful position of Secretary to the Lords of Trade and remained a Commissioner after the Lords of Trade were reorganized into the Board of Trade in 1696. He also was surveyor and auditor-general of royal revenues in the colonies, holding that position until his death. Blathwayt served as Secretary at War in 1683 and from 1692 to 1701. He married Mary Wynter (d. 1691) in 1686, and they had a daughter. Blathwayt died in 1717
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Indexes to patents, charters, etc.
Label
Located in oversize, box 8
Note
Located in oversize, box 8
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500972
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive)
Type of unit
leaves.

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