A Guide to the Land Grant, 1829 April 8 Land Grant MS 1929.3 1X

A Guide to the Land Grant, 1829 April 8

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1929.3 1X


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1929.3 1X
Title
Land Grant 1829 April 8
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Land Grant, Manuscript #MS 1929.3 1X, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1929


Biographical/Historical Information

William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was a native of Amelia County, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College and Princeton University, and studied law with George Wythe. The 24th Governor of Virginia, Giles' political career included serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Giles won the House seat in a special election in 1790, following the death of Theodorick Bland. In 1804, Giles was appointed as a Senator from Virginia after the resignation of Wilson Cary Nicholas. He himself resigned in 1815. Giles served as Governor of Virginia from March 4, 1827 to March 4, 1830.

Scope and Content

Governor Giles grants thirty-three acres of land in Montgomery County, Va. to Francis Gardner, James Gardner, John Gardner, Robert Gardner, Russel{l} Gardner, and Mrs. Nancy Lawrence (wife of Nathaniel Lawrence), all heirs of Francis Gardner. Signed by W{illia}m Pendleton, R{egister} L{and} Off{ice}. Printed form with manuscript insertions. Bears seal of Virginia.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Gardiner, Francis
  • Gardner, James
  • Gardner, John
  • Gardner, Robert
  • Gardner, Russell
  • Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830
  • Lawrence, Nancy Gardner
  • Pendleton, William
  • Family Names:

  • Gardner family
  • Corporate Names:

  • Virginia. Land Office
  • Subjects:

  • Governors-Virginia
  • Land grants-Virginia-Montgomery County-History-19th century
  • Seals (Numismatics)-Virginia
  • Geographical Names:

  • Montgomery County (Va.)-History-19th century

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Gardiner, Francis
  • Gardner, James
  • Gardner, John
  • Gardner, Robert
  • Gardner, Russell
  • Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830
  • Lawrence, Nancy Gardner
  • Pendleton, William

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Montgomery County (Va.)-History-19th century