The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1649-1896
Inclusive dates
1649-1896
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1649-1896, of the Jones family, including correspondence, diaries, notebooks, financial and legal records, and miscellaneous material, concerning the descendants of Captain Roger Jones (ca. 1625-1701) of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The collection documents the history of this family through four generations during its transition from English family to an American one. The papers chronicle the lives of several generations of Jones family members who resided in Essex, Hanover, King William, Northumberland, and York Counties, Virginia, and North Carolina and Kentucky, namely Col. Thomas Jones (d. 1758), his son Col. Thomas Jones (ca. 1726-1785), his son Major Thomas ap Thomas Jones (d. 1800), and his son Thomas ap Thomas Jones (1784-1843)
  • Topics covered in the correspondence between family members include financial affairs, inheritances, marriages, wills, and the education of the children. The non-family correspondence relates to agricultural and financial matters, land holdings, shipments of tobacco and supplies, and legal suits. Members of the family served as administrators of the estates of various individuals, including John Billingsly, Griffin Fauntleroy, John Holloway, Elizabeth Pratt Jones, Thomas Jones, Col. Thomas Jones, Col. Frederick Jones, Richard King, James Morris, Thomas Nelson, and William Pratt. These papers are also included in the collection. Thomas Jones (ca. 1726-1785) served as clerk of court for Northumberland County, thus there is a substantial amount of legal documents in the papers, such as actions brought before the Court, lists of fees due, and bills and receipts for legal services rendered which often cite specifics of the cases involved. Numerous diary-type books containing finances, weather conditions, and plantations records are interspersed in the later years of the collection
  • Also included in the collection are accounts, articles of agreement, bonds, business records, deeds, depositions, estate records, financial records, invoices, land patents, letters, lists of writs issued and clerks' fees, notebooks, receipts, slave records, including lists of holdings and records of expenditures for slave clothing and other needs, suit papers, including General Court records, surveys, transcripts, and wills
  • Principal correspondents include Bogle & Scott, William Breckenridge, William Byrd, Robert Carter, Mark Catesby, Farell & Jones, Charles Goore, Patrick Henry, Elizabeth Catesby Cocke Holloway, Elizabeth Cocke Pratt Jones, Lewis H. Jones, Roger Jones, Walter Jones, Walter King, Thomas Knox, William Molleson, Lawrence Muse, Thomas Nelson, John Pratt, James Russell, and John Warden
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
(microform)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
15
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Congress
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000495547
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unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reels (Misc. Reel 1854-1868).

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