A Guide to the Flowerdew Hundred Papers, 1673-1893 Flowerdew Hundred Papers, 1673-1893 28758

A Guide to the Flowerdew Hundred Papers, 1673-1893

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 28758


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Processed by: Trenton Hizer

Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
28758
Title
Flowerdew Hundred Papers, 1673-1893
Physical Characteristics
.35 cubic feet
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

For deeds, land grants, plats, and surveys, use negative photostats.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Flowerdew Hundred Papers, 1673-1893. Accession 28758, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Emily Dunn, 508 Seneca Road, Richmond, Virginia, 27 March 1975

Alternative Form Available

Negative photostats of deeds, land grants, plats, and surveys.


Historical Information

Flowerdew Hundred was patented and named by Sir George Yeardley in 1618. In 1624, the property was transferred to Abraham Peirsey whose daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens, repatented it in 1636. She sold it to William Barker and the property eventually came into the possession of John Taylor who willed it to his heirs in 1707 (proved 1709). His heiresses who married John and Francis Hardyman and [Henry?] Duke sold the property to [Joshua] Poythress. The lands were eventually reassembled by purchase and descent from the several owners and became the property of the Willcox family.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1673-1893, relating to Flowerdew Hundred Plantation in Prince George County, Virginia, containing abstracts, accounts, birth records, deeds, diaries, estate records, genealogies, judicial records, land grants, land surveys, letters, memorandums, plats, receipts, summonses, tax records, and wills. Papers concern the ownership of Flowerdew Hundred by the Poythress and Willcox families. Deeds, plats, and surveys are mostly for and of Flowerdew Hundred. Also of interest are John Poythress Wilcox's (1805-1857) diary, 1827, of his trip to the northeastern United States and Canada; birth records, 1752-1788, of slaves recorded on a land patent, 28 September 1730, to Thomas Roberts of Prince George County; copy of a deed, 1624, from Sir George Yeardley (1588-1627) to Abraham Peirsey for Flowerdew Hundred.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.


Contents List

Folder a
Division of Flowerdew Hundred, 24 April 1673, between Robert and Sarah Lucy and Phillip and Elzabeth Limbry.
4 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder b
Land grant, 22 November 1682, for 550 acres in Charles City County, Virginia, to John Evans of Charles City County, signed by Lieutenant Governor Sir Henry Chicheley.
1 leaf, incomplete, negative photostat.
Folder c
Plat, 10 October 1709, of Flowerdew Hundred Plantation, Prince George County, Virginia.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder d
Deed of lease, 9 July 1725, for 300 acres in Prince George County from John and Henrietta Maria Hardyman to Joseph [Joshua] Poythress. Deed recorded in Prince George County Court 13 July 1725.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder e
Deed of release, 10 July 1725, from John and Henrietta Maria Hardyman to Joseph [Joshua] Poythress. Recorded in Prince George County Court 13 July 1725.
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Folder f
Land grant, 28 September 1730, for 400 acres in Prince George County to Thomas Roberts, signed by Lieutenant Governor Sir William Gooch. Includes a list, 1752-1788, of births of slaves, probably in Prince George County.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder g
Land grant, 10 January 1735, for 400 acres in Amelia County, Virginia, to Henry Walthall, signed by Sir William Gooch.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder h
Plat and survey, 31 October 1764, for Joshua Poythress.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder i
Miscellaneous papers, 1798-1893, relating to the Willcox family.
Folder j
Plat and survey, 25 March 1806, of Flowerdew Hundred for John V. Willcox.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder k
Plat and survey, 25 March 1806, of Flowerdew Hundred for John V. Willcox.
Physical Location: Located in oversize, box 102.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder l
Plat and survey, 31 March 1808, of Flowerdew Hundred for John V. Willcox.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder m
Plat and survey, 1 December 1812, of 1002 acres in Prince George County adjoining Flowerdew Hundred, made for Mary M. Peachy.
Physical Location: Located in oversize, box 102.
3 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder n
Plat and survey, 11 December 1812, of 1002 acres adjoining Flowerdew Hundred, made for Mary M. Peachy.
Physical Location: Located in oversize, box 102.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder o
Plat and survey, 15 September 1818, of 1130 acres in Prince George County adjoining Flowerdew Hundred, made for the estate of William Eppes, deceased.
Physical Location: Located in oversize, box 102.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Folder p
Deed, 1822, from William A. and Martha Harrison to John V. Willcox.
2 leaves, incomplete, negative photostats.
Folder q
Journal, July-September 1827, of John Poythress Willcox detailing his journey through the northeastern United States and Canada. Typescript copy of journal is accession 31026b.
29 leaves, negative photostats; 24 leaves, typescript.
Folder r
Deed, 1 October 1828, for a town lot in Petersburg, Virginia, from John V. Willcox to John P. Willcox. Recorded in Petersburg Hustings Court 3 November 1828.
2 leaves.
Folder s
Letter, 20 March 1832, from Alexander Beegleston to John V. Willcox concerning a summons for Beegleston to appear in court as a witness.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder t
Deed, n.y. [1624], from Sir George Yeardley to Abraham Piersey.
1 leaf, fragment, photostat.
Folder u
Memorandum, n.d., concerning lands purchased from Frederick Jones by J. Poythress.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder v
Memorandum, n.d., concerning 50 acres allotted to H. Hart and his wife in the division of George Hatch's estate.
1 leaf, negative photostat.
Folder w
Plat and survey, n.d., of 200 acres adjacent to Joshua Poythress's land.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder x
Accounts, n.d., of Joshua Poythress.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder y
Survey, n.d., of 565 acres called Hawk's Hill.
2 leaves, negative photostats.
Folder z
Miscellaneoud notes relating to Flowerdew Hundred.