Papers, 1627-1747.


Papers, 1627-1747.

Consist of papers, collected by Preston Davie, relating to the history of Colonial Virginia. Items include patents issued by the Northern Neck Proprietary of Virginia and the Virginia Land Office for land in Amelia, Hanover, Old Rappahannock, and Stafford counties, Va.; an agreement concerning an indentured servant in Virginia; orders for payment to individuals issued by the Earl of Southampton (as Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain); a certificate and an affidavit concerning Charlotte Culpeper (the daughter of Thomas Lord Culpeper and his mistress, Susanna Willis); a commission of King William III (regarding the suspension of Parliament); and a proclamation of the Council of Virginia announcing the accession of King George II.

22 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7710895

Virginia Historical Society Library

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