Byrd, William, 1674-1744

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Birth 1674-03-28
Death 1744-08-26
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Biographical notes:

William Byrd II resided at Westover in Charles City County, Virginia.

From the guide to the William Byrd Papers, 1728-1729., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia planter William Byrd served as a member of the Virginia Council of the State (1709-1744); he determined the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina.

From the guide to the The history of the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina, 1728, 1728, (American Philosophical Society)

Public official of Virginia colony.

From the description of William Byrd papers, 1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452426

William Byrd was a Virginia planter and colonial official. He was a member of the Virginia Council of the State (1709-1744) and was commissioned to determine the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina.

From the description of The secret history of the line, [1728]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523487

From the description of The history of the dividing line between Virginia and N. Carolina, 1728. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122578607

From the guide to the The secret history of the line between Virginia and North Carolina, [1728], Circa 1728, (American Philosophical Society)

William Byrd II born at Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, and educated at Felsted School, England, for the law. He was a member of the King's Counsel for 37 years. He returned to the Colony following his schooling in England, lived in lordly estate on his plantation, Westover Plantation, and gathered the most valuable library in the Virginia Colony, numbering some 4000 books. He was the founder of Richmond and provided the land where the city was laid out in 1737. John Custis (1678-1749) was born in Northampton County. He studied the tobacco trade in England and may have had some formal schooling there as well. In 1706 he married Francis Parke. Together they had two daughters and two sons. By 1717 Custis had moved to Williamsburg, where he would live until his death.

From the description of William Byrd II letter, to John Custis, 1716 October 16. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 173619506

Writer lived at Westover, Charles City County, Virginia.

From the description of Papers, 1728-1729. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 25382513

William Byrd II, English-educated Virginia planter and owner of "Westover," Charles City County, Va., was one of the richest men in the colony and for many years served in the colonial government.

From the description of Letterbook, 1728-1729. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333185

William Byrd, II, English-educated Virginia planter and owner of "Westover," Charles City County, Va., was one of the richest men in the colony and for many years served in the colonial government.

From the description of Letterbook, 1729. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333189

From the description of Letterbook, 1735-1736. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333372

From the description of Letterbook, 1739-1740. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333214

From the description of Letterbook, 1737. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333207

From the description of Letterbook, 1740-1741. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32333218

Byrd married Lucy Parke (1688-1716), sister of Frances (1686-1715), who married John Custis.

From the description of Letter, 1710 January 10, n.p., to [John Custis]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 16663285

William Byrd II born at Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, and educated at Felsted School, England, for the law. He was a member of the King's Counsel for 37 years. He returned to the Colony following his schooling in England, lived in lordly estate on his plantation, Westover Plantation, and gathered the most valuable library in the Virginia Colony, numbering some 4000 books. He was the founder of Richmond and provided the land where the city was laid out in 1737.

From the description of William Byrd II letter : London, England to William Blathwayt, Virginia, 1715 June 27. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 173619559

William Byrd II born at Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, and studied law at Felsted School, England,. He was a member of the King's Counsel for 37 years. He returned to the Colony following his schooling in England, and lived on his plantation, Westover Plantation. He was the founder of Richmond and provided the land where the city was laid out in 1737.

From the guide to the William Byrd II letter to William Blathwayt, 1715 June 27, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

William Byrd II born at Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, and educated at Felsted School, England, for the law. He was a member of the King's Counsel for 37 years. He returned to the Colony following his schooling in England, lived on his plantation, Westover Plantation. He was the founder of Richmond and provided the land where the city was laid out in 1737.

From the guide to the Letter, William Byrd II to John Custis, 1716 October 16, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia planter, colonial official and author of The history of the dividing line, A journey to the land of Eden and Progress to the mines, all published posthumously in 1841.

Spent 1715-1720 in England, in part to represent leading members of the Virginia Council of State in a dispute with the governor.

From the description of Letter : London, to John Custis, Williamsburgh [sic], Va., 1717 Oct. 4. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122687159

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