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  • Papers, 1744-1830, of the Read and Carrington families of Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties, Virginia, consisting of accounts, deeds, judicial records, land grants, memorandums, notes, plats, promissory notes, receipts, and surveys. Deeds include deed 5 June 1759, between Joseph Morton (1709-1782) of Lunenburg County and James Venable (1734-1814) of Louisa County, Virginia, for land in Lunenburg County; two deeds, 1765, between Clement Read and Paul Carrington (1733-1818), both of Charlotte County, for land in Charlotte County; deed, 14 April 1801, between Clement (1772-1841) and Clarissa Read and Clement Carrington (1762-1847), all of Charlotte County, for land in Charlotte County; deed, 17 September 1807, between William and Mildred Sims of Halifax County, Virginia, and Thomas Read (1742-1817) of Charlotte County for land in Charlotte County; and an incomplete deed for a lot in the proposed town of Daltonsburg in Lunenburg County. Land grant is for land in Kentucky based on a military warrant and was issued by Governor James Garrand (1749-1822) to Clement Carrington, assignee for Clement Read, heir of Isaac Read (1739-1777). Plats consist of a plat, 15 April 1750, for land in Lunenburg County purchased by Paul Carrington from William Towne; plat of land for the proposed town of Daltonsburg; plat for land purchased by Clement Read; and a plat, 1793, of land in Charlotte County owned by Thomas Read. Surveys contain survey, 28 April 1744, of land in Lunenburg County for James Terry made by Drury Stith; survey notes for the proposed town of Daltonsburg; and survey of unidentified land possibly for Paul Carrington, Jr. (1764-1816)
  • Papers also consist of: a promissory note, 4 April 1763, from Thomas Read to John Pleasants of Henrico County, Virginia; receipt, 14 June 1746, from Thomas Everard (1719-1784) to James Terry for payment of money owed for a survey; receipt 3 January 1798, from Clement Read to Clement Carrington for payment of money owed; receipt, 6 September 1830, from William H. Elliott for Clement P. Elliott to Clement Carrington for money owed, and Clement P. Elliott's note requesting payment; account, 30 November 1795, of Clement Read with Richard C. Anderson (1750-1826) for survey of land in Kentucky; Charlotte County judicial records, 1765, concerning land purchased by Paul Carrington from Clement Read; Answers of Paul Carrington to Colonel [Thomas] Read's queries in respect to Colonel [Patrick] Henry's (1736-1799) lawsuit against Read; and notes of a conversation between Paul Carrington and Ephraim Bouldin concerning lands owned by James Bouldin (1734-1801), deceased
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  • Clement Read (1 January 1707-2 January 1763) was born in Virginia, and may have attended the College of William and Mary. He became King's Attorney for Brunswick County, Virginia, in 1732. When Lunenburg County was formed from Brunswick County, Read was appointed the new county's clerk and held the position from 1746 until 1763 when he died. Read represented Lunenburg County in the House of Burgesses from 1748 to 1754 and from 1758 until 1763. Read was a colonel in the Lunenburg County militia. He and his wife Mary Hill Read (1711-1786) had eight children, including Clement Read, Jr. (1736-1770), Isaac Read (1739-1777), Margaret Read (1739-1776), and Thomas Read. (1742-1817). Clement Read, Jr., attended the College of William and Mary. He served in the House of Burgesses for Lunenburg County from 1763 to 1764 and for Charlotte County from 1766 to 1768. He was a surveyor and a lawyer. Clement Read, Jr. and his wife Mary Nash Read (1733-1812) had five children. Isaac Read (1739-1777) also attended the College of William and Mary. He served in the House of Burgesses, representing Charlotte County from 1769 to 1771. Read was a member of the second through fourth Virginia Conventions from 1775 to 1776. Colonel of the First Virginia Regiment during the Revolution, he died while on active service. He and his wife Sarah Embra Read (Scott) (d. 1802) had three children, including Clement Read (1772-1841) who attended Hampden-Sidney College. He married Clarissa Jane Edmunds (1772-1845) and they had thirteen children. Margaret Read married Paul Carrington. Thomas Read (1742-1817) served as the Charlotte County Court clerk from 1770 until his death in 1817. He represented Charlotte County in the fifth Virginia Convention (1776), the House of Delegates in 1776 and 1799-1800, and in the 1788 ratification constitution. He and his wife Elizabeth Nash Read (1743-1790) had one child.
  • Paul Carrington (5 March 1733-23 June 1818) was born in Cumberland County, Virginia, to George Carrinton (1711-1785) and Anne Mayo Carrington (d. 1785). He moved to that part of Lunenburg County, Virginia, which became Charlotte County, Virginia, and establishing his plantation Mulberry Hill. He represented Charlotte County in the House of Burgesses from 1765 to 1776, and in the five Virginia Revolutionary Conventions from 1774 to 1776. Carrington then represented Charlotte, Halifax, and Prince Edward Counties in the Virginia Senate from 1776 to 1778. He served as a judge on the General Court and the Supreme Court of Appeals. Carrington and his wife Margaret Read Carrington (1739-1776) had five children, including Clement Carrington (1762-1847) and Paul Carrington (1764-1816). Paul Carrington, Sr., and his second wife Priscilla Sims (1776-1803) had six children. Clement Carrington served in Lee's Legion during the American Revolution and was wounded at the battle of Eutaw Springs. Clement Carrington served as a county judge, a colonel in the Virginia militia, and in the House of Delegates from 1789 to 1790. He and his wife Jane Watkins Poage had four children. Paul Carrington, Jr., fought in the Revolution also. He represented Halifax County, Virginia, in the Constitutional Convention of 1788, and later served in the Virginia Senate and in the House of Delegates for Halifax County in 1802. Carrington was later appointed a judge of the General Court. He and his wife Mildred Howell Coles (1769-1840) had seven children.
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Carrington Family Papers, 1756-1843 (LVA acc. 20459)
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