A Guide to the Thomas Wharton Account Book, 1729-1751 Wharton, Thomas, Account Book, 1729-1751 MS 32.14

A Guide to the Thomas Wharton Account Book, 1729-1751

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Manuscript number
MS 32.14
Title
Thomas Wharton Account Book, 1729-1751.
Extent
1 item (188 p.)
Creator
Thomas Wharton, d. 1746.
Language
English

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Thomas Wharton Account Book, Manuscript MS 32.14, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1932.

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Also available on microfilm (M-1560)


Biographical/Historical Information

Thomas Wharton was an Englishman who came to Virginia in 1703 as an apprentice bound to Mr. Richard Wright. From 1735 until his death in 1746, Wharton operated apothecary shop in Williamsburg, Va.

Scope and Content Information

Fragmentary ledger of accounts kept by Thomas Wharton (d. 1746), apothecary, of Williamsburg, Va., for various powders, drops, other medicines, and "advice and directions" furnished to customers in Williamsburg and neighborhood. Wharton bequeathed his stock of drugs, medicines, and shop utensils to Dr. Kenneth McKenzie. His customers included Col. Bassett, John Blair, Col. John Bolling, Bruton Parish, Col. Burwell, Robert Carter [III], Mr. Coke, Roscoe Cole, the College of William and Mary, Gov. William Gooch, Col. Lightfoot, Philip Ludwell, Mr. Maury, Mr. Prentis, John Randolph, and Henry Wetherburn.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bassett, Colonel.
  • Blair, John, 1687-1771.
  • Bolling, John.
  • Burwell, Colonel.
  • Carter, Robert, 1728-1804.
  • Coke, Mr.
  • Cole, Roscoe.
  • Gooch, William, 1681-1751.
  • Lightfoot, Colonel.
  • Ludwell, Philip, 1716-1767.
  • Maury, Mr.
  • McKenzie, Kenneth.
  • Prentis, Mr.
  • Randolph, John, 1727 or 8- 1784.
  • Wetherburn, Henry, d. 1760.
  • Wharton, Thomas, d. 1746.
  • Subjects:

  • Medicine--Virginia--Williamsburg--History--18th century.
  • Pharmacists--Virginia--Williamsburg--History--18th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account books--Virginia--Williamsburg--18th century.

Thomas Wharton Account Book Index

The following index provides page numbers for entries where the following names may be found.

Index

Allen, Col. 61
Allen, Mrs. 381
Anderson, Mr. 308348, 349,
Armistead, Jno. 344
Barradall, Edward 343, 349, 366
Barradall, Henry 243, 245
Barradall, Mr. 53, 65, 215, 231, 235, 241, 243, 294
Bassett, Col. 409
Bates, Mrs. 310
Bernard, Eliz. 65
Bernard, Mr. 52
Blair family 177
Blair, Jno. 177, 204, 380, 399, 419
Blair, Mr. 177, 352
Bolling, Jno., Col. 61
Bolling, Nanny, Miss 321
Bollings, Jno, Masr 321
Brafferton 152, 154
Bray, Col. 187
Bray, Js., Majr. 395
Brooks, Capt. 300
Brooks, Mrs. 217
Bruton Parish 371
Bryon, Fred 227
Buck, Mr., merchant 45
Burdett, Mr. 182
Burwell, Armistead 111, 172, 341
Burwell, Betty 277, 341
Burwell, Col. 261, 277, 291, 309, 341, 344, 354, 423
Burwell, Mrs. 111, 341, 423
Burwell, Robert 309
Carter, Jno. 346, 412
Carter, Mrs. 412
Carter, Robt. 337
Carter, Robt., Mastr. 414
Champion, Mastr. 379
Charleton, George 214
Clack, Sterling 324
Claiborn, Augustine 61
Clayton, John 257
Clayton, Master 133
Clayton, Miss 257
Coke, Mr., silversmith 45
Cole, Molly 354
Cole, Roscoe 309, 319, 354
Cook, Mastr. 324
Corbin, Col. 299
Cosbies, John 47
Cowle, Mr. 110
Crosbie, Mr. 153
Dandridge, Col. 397
Dandridge, Mastr. 347
Dangerfield, Majr. 408-409
Dawson, Molly 425
Dawson, Thos., Revd. 340, 377, 406
Dawson, William, Revd. 416-417, 425
Dawson, revd. 198, 350
Dickinson, Arthur 213
Drummond, Mr. 384
Drummond, William 155
Edwards, Mastr. 319
Eggleston, Mr. 322
Eppes, Mastr. 376
Fairfax, George 173
Fitzhugh, Col. 259
Fitzhugh, H., Mr. 319, 361
Fitzhugh, Miss 245
Fitzhugh, Mr. 205
Fitzhugh, William 319, 362-364
Fontain, Petr. 320, 374
Ford, Revd. 387
Forneau, Mr. 208
Fry, Mrs. 377
Geddy, Mr. 48
Godwin, Mr. 408
Gooch, Governor 166-167, 439, 443
Gooch, William, Jr. 439
Goodwin, Ths., Mr. 233
Grimes, Col. 289
Hacker, Mr. 248, 322, 368, 394
Hagy, Mrs. 213
Hammond, Mrs. 358
Hanson, Benjamin 172
Harwood, Saml. 153
Hewitt, Revd. 370
Hill, B. 215, 231
Hill, Tommy, Mastr. 47
Holden, Mrs. 317
Holmes, Mr. 153
Holt, Mr. 61
Hopkins, William 64
Hornsby, Thomas 203
Hyde, Saml. 369
Hyde, Saml., Mrs. 369
Jackson, Phipps 116
Jackson, Phipps, Mrs. 116
Johnston, Wm. 259
Jones, Capt., Newham 111
Jones, Col. 49
Jones, Thomas, Col. 369
Kagg, Mrs. 205
Keeling, Mr. 208-209
Keith, Wm. 46-47
Ker, Alexdr. 293
Kidney, Mr. 386
King, Mrs. 365
Le Brun, Madam 384, 386
Le Neve, Revd. 246-247, 276
Lidderdale, Mr. 51, 60
Lightfoot, Col. 362-363
Long, David 201
Long, John 394
Ludwell, Philip 263
Martin, Col. 275
Martin, John, Junr. 410
Mathews, Baldwin 338
Maury, Mr. 304
Mercer, John 214
Miles, Mr., butcher 61
Mompesgu, Mr. 290
Moody, Josia 203
Needler, Benj. 357
Needler, Betty 335
Needler, Mr. 335
Page, Mat 351
Page, Mr. 351
Page, Mrs. 339, 351, 396, 407, 415, 422, 441, 444
Page, Robert 351
Pate, Mr. 203
Pearse, Mr. 367
Pearse, Mrs. 292
Peat, Miss 363
Prat, Miss 365
Prentis, Mr. 65, 228-230, 342, 385
Preston, Revd. 206
Randolph, George 302
Randolph, John 233
Randolph, Lady 302
Reeder, Mr. 299
Rippings, Mrs. 364
Robertson, Wm. 323
Robinson, Revd. 353, 384, 418
Russell, Mr. 116
Selden, Miles 316
Spalding, Mr. 300, 345
Taliaferro, Benjamin 172
Taylor, Mr., stone cutter 201
Turner, Capt. 278
Wager, Nicholas 374
Washington, Majr. 413
Washington, Mastr. 318
Webb, Mr. 365
Weldon, Saml. 188
Wells, Mr. 354
Wetherburn, Henry 61-63
Wetherburn, Mr. 117, 132-133
Wetherburn, Mrs. 61-63
Wilkinson, Saml. 315
Willis, Col. 303, 361, 405, 411, 421
Wooding, Mrs. 378, 385
Wormly, Mastr. 307
Wray, Mr. 205, 301
Yates, Wm. 336

Index

Allen, Col. 61
Allen, Mrs. 381
Anderson, Mr. 308348, 349,
Armistead, Jno. 344
Barradall, Edward 343, 349, 366
Barradall, Henry 243, 245
Barradall, Mr. 53, 65, 215, 231, 235, 241, 243, 294
Bassett, Col. 409
Bates, Mrs. 310
Bernard, Eliz. 65
Bernard, Mr. 52
Blair family 177
Blair, Jno. 177, 204, 380, 399, 419
Blair, Mr. 177, 352
Bolling, Jno., Col. 61
Bolling, Nanny, Miss 321
Bollings, Jno, Masr 321
Brafferton 152, 154
Bray, Col. 187
Bray, Js., Majr. 395
Brooks, Capt. 300
Brooks, Mrs. 217
Bruton Parish 371
Bryon, Fred 227
Buck, Mr., merchant 45
Burdett, Mr. 182
Burwell, Armistead 111, 172, 341
Burwell, Betty 277, 341
Burwell, Col. 261, 277, 291, 309, 341, 344, 354, 423
Burwell, Mrs. 111, 341, 423
Burwell, Robert 309
Carter, Jno. 346, 412
Carter, Mrs. 412
Carter, Robt. 337
Carter, Robt., Mastr. 414
Champion, Mastr. 379
Charleton, George 214
Clack, Sterling 324
Claiborn, Augustine 61
Clayton, John 257
Clayton, Master 133
Clayton, Miss 257
Coke, Mr., silversmith 45
Cole, Molly 354
Cole, Roscoe 309, 319, 354
Cook, Mastr. 324
Corbin, Col. 299
Cosbies, John 47
Cowle, Mr. 110
Crosbie, Mr. 153
Dandridge, Col. 397
Dandridge, Mastr. 347
Dangerfield, Majr. 408-409
Dawson, Molly 425
Dawson, Thos., Revd. 340, 377, 406
Dawson, William, Revd. 416-417, 425
Dawson, revd. 198, 350
Dickinson, Arthur 213
Drummond, Mr. 384
Drummond, William 155
Edwards, Mastr. 319
Eggleston, Mr. 322
Eppes, Mastr. 376
Fairfax, George 173
Fitzhugh, Col. 259
Fitzhugh, H., Mr. 319, 361
Fitzhugh, Miss 245
Fitzhugh, Mr. 205
Fitzhugh, William 319, 362-364
Fontain, Petr. 320, 374
Ford, Revd. 387
Forneau, Mr. 208
Fry, Mrs. 377
Geddy, Mr. 48
Godwin, Mr. 408
Gooch, Governor 166-167, 439, 443
Gooch, William, Jr. 439
Goodwin, Ths., Mr. 233
Grimes, Col. 289
Hacker, Mr. 248, 322, 368, 394
Hagy, Mrs. 213
Hammond, Mrs. 358
Hanson, Benjamin 172
Harwood, Saml. 153
Hewitt, Revd. 370
Hill, B. 215, 231
Hill, Tommy, Mastr. 47
Holden, Mrs. 317
Holmes, Mr. 153
Holt, Mr. 61
Hopkins, William 64
Hornsby, Thomas 203
Hyde, Saml. 369
Hyde, Saml., Mrs. 369
Jackson, Phipps 116
Jackson, Phipps, Mrs. 116
Johnston, Wm. 259
Jones, Capt., Newham 111
Jones, Col. 49
Jones, Thomas, Col. 369
Kagg, Mrs. 205
Keeling, Mr. 208-209
Keith, Wm. 46-47
Ker, Alexdr. 293
Kidney, Mr. 386
King, Mrs. 365
Le Brun, Madam 384, 386
Le Neve, Revd. 246-247, 276
Lidderdale, Mr. 51, 60
Lightfoot, Col. 362-363
Long, David 201
Long, John 394
Ludwell, Philip 263
Martin, Col. 275
Martin, John, Junr. 410
Mathews, Baldwin 338
Maury, Mr. 304
Mercer, John 214
Miles, Mr., butcher 61
Mompesgu, Mr. 290
Moody, Josia 203
Needler, Benj. 357
Needler, Betty 335
Needler, Mr. 335
Page, Mat 351
Page, Mr. 351
Page, Mrs. 339, 351, 396, 407, 415, 422, 441, 444
Page, Robert 351
Pate, Mr. 203
Pearse, Mr. 367
Pearse, Mrs. 292
Peat, Miss 363
Prat, Miss 365
Prentis, Mr. 65, 228-230, 342, 385
Preston, Revd. 206
Randolph, George 302
Randolph, John 233
Randolph, Lady 302
Reeder, Mr. 299
Rippings, Mrs. 364
Robertson, Wm. 323
Robinson, Revd. 353, 384, 418
Russell, Mr. 116
Selden, Miles 316
Spalding, Mr. 300, 345
Taliaferro, Benjamin 172
Taylor, Mr., stone cutter 201
Turner, Capt. 278
Wager, Nicholas 374
Washington, Majr. 413
Washington, Mastr. 318
Webb, Mr. 365
Weldon, Saml. 188
Wells, Mr. 354
Wetherburn, Henry 61-63
Wetherburn, Mr. 117, 132-133
Wetherburn, Mrs. 61-63
Wilkinson, Saml. 315
Willis, Col. 303, 361, 405, 411, 421
Wooding, Mrs. 378, 385
Wormly, Mastr. 307
Wray, Mr. 205, 301
Yates, Wm. 336

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Allen, Col.
  • Allen, Mrs.
  • Anderson, Mr.
  • Armistead, Jno.
  • Barradall, Edward
  • Barradall, Henry
  • Barradall, Mr.
  • Bassett, Col.
  • Bassett, Colonel.
  • Bates, Mrs.
  • Bernard, Eliz.
  • Bernard, Mr.
  • Blair, Jno.
  • Blair, John, 1687-1771.
  • Blair, Mr.
  • Bolling, Jno., Col.
  • Bolling, John.
  • Bolling, Nanny, Miss
  • Bollings, Jno, Masr
  • Brafferton
  • Bray, Col.
  • Bray, Js., Majr.
  • Brooks, Capt.
  • Brooks, Mrs.
  • Bryon, Fred
  • Buck, Mr., merchant
  • Burdett, Mr.
  • Burwell, Armistead
  • Burwell, Betty
  • Burwell, Col.
  • Burwell, Colonel.
  • Burwell, Mrs.
  • Burwell, Robert
  • Carter, Jno.
  • Carter, Mrs.
  • Carter, Robert, 1728-1804.
  • Carter, Robt.
  • Carter, Robt., Mastr.
  • Champion, Mastr.
  • Charleton, George
  • Clack, Sterling
  • Claiborn, Augustine
  • Clayton, John
  • Clayton, Master
  • Clayton, Miss
  • Coke, Mr.
  • Coke, Mr., silversmith
  • Cole, Molly
  • Cole, Roscoe
  • Cole, Roscoe.
  • Cook, Mastr.
  • Corbin, Col.
  • Cosbies, John
  • Cowle, Mr.
  • Crosbie, Mr.
  • Dandridge, Col.
  • Dandridge, Mastr.
  • Dangerfield, Majr.
  • Dawson, Molly
  • Dawson, Thos., Revd.
  • Dawson, William, Revd.
  • Dawson, revd.
  • Dickinson, Arthur
  • Drummond, Mr.
  • Drummond, William
  • Edwards, Mastr.
  • Eggleston, Mr.
  • Eppes, Mastr.
  • Fairfax, George
  • Fitzhugh, Col.
  • Fitzhugh, H., Mr.
  • Fitzhugh, Miss
  • Fitzhugh, Mr.
  • Fitzhugh, William
  • Fontain, Petr.
  • Ford, Revd.
  • Forneau, Mr.
  • Fry, Mrs.
  • Geddy, Mr.
  • Godwin, Mr.
  • Gooch, Governor
  • Gooch, William, 1681-1751.
  • Gooch, William, Jr.
  • Goodwin, Ths., Mr.
  • Grimes, Col.
  • Hacker, Mr.
  • Hagy, Mrs.
  • Hammond, Mrs.
  • Hanson, Benjamin
  • Harwood, Saml.
  • Hewitt, Revd.
  • Hill, B.
  • Hill, Tommy, Mastr.
  • Holden, Mrs.
  • Holmes, Mr.
  • Holt, Mr.
  • Hopkins, William
  • Hornsby, Thomas
  • Hyde, Saml.
  • Hyde, Saml., Mrs.
  • Jackson, Phipps
  • Jackson, Phipps, Mrs.
  • Johnston, Wm.
  • Jones, Capt., Newham
  • Jones, Col.
  • Jones, Thomas, Col.
  • Kagg, Mrs.
  • Keeling, Mr.
  • Keith, Wm.
  • Ker, Alexdr.
  • Kidney, Mr.
  • King, Mrs.
  • Le Brun, Madam
  • Le Neve, Revd.
  • Lidderdale, Mr.
  • Lightfoot, Colonel.
  • Lightfoot, Col.
  • Long, David
  • Long, John
  • Ludwell, Philip
  • Ludwell, Philip, 1716-1767.
  • Martin, Col.
  • Martin, John, Junr.
  • Mathews, Baldwin
  • Maury, Mr.
  • McKenzie, Kenneth.
  • Mercer, John
  • Miles, Mr., butcher
  • Mompesgu, Mr.
  • Moody, Josia
  • Needler, Benj.
  • Needler, Betty
  • Needler, Mr.
  • Page, Mat
  • Page, Mr.
  • Page, Mrs.
  • Page, Robert
  • Pate, Mr.
  • Pearse, Mr.
  • Pearse, Mrs.
  • Peat, Miss
  • Prat, Miss
  • Prentis, Mr.
  • Preston, Revd.
  • Randolph, George
  • Randolph, John
  • Randolph, John, 1727 or 8- 1784.
  • Randolph, Lady
  • Reeder, Mr.
  • Rippings, Mrs.
  • Robertson, Wm.
  • Robinson, Revd.
  • Russell, Mr.
  • Selden, Miles
  • Spalding, Mr.
  • Taliaferro, Benjamin
  • Taylor, Mr., stone cutter
  • Thomas Wharton, d. 1746.
  • Turner, Capt.
  • Wager, Nicholas
  • Washington, Majr.
  • Washington, Mastr.
  • Webb, Mr.
  • Weldon, Saml.
  • Wells, Mr.
  • Wetherburn, Henry
  • Wetherburn, Henry, d. 1760.
  • Wetherburn, Mr.
  • Wetherburn, Mrs.
  • Wharton, Thomas, d. 1746.
  • Wilkinson, Saml.
  • Willis, Col.
  • Wooding, Mrs.
  • Wormly, Mastr.
  • Wray, Mr.
  • Yates, Wm.