A Guide to the Fairfax Family Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810 Fairfax Family, Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810 24062

A Guide to the Fairfax Family Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810

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Accession Number 24062


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Repository
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Accession number
24062
Title
Fairfax family Northern Neck Proprietary papers, 1688-1810
Physical Characteristics
0.8 cubic feet
Physical Location
Personal papers collection, Acc. 24062
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Fairfax Family Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810. Accession 24062, Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 29 October 1953.

Biographical/Historical Information

The Northern Neck Land Office controlled 5,282,000 acres in land grants located between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, which were give to seven loyal supporters of King Charles II, including Lord Fairfax. Agents of the Northern Neck Proprietary issued the first land grant in 1690. The Proprietary operated until the death of Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax, in 1782. For the next thirty years, however, the ownership was in dispute. Fairfax family interest was terminated in 1808, when the last surviving heir sold the title to his remaining manor to a syndicate.

Scope and Content Information

Northern Neck proprietary papers, 1688-1810, of the Fairfax family, including advertisements, accounts, bonds, deeds, grants, leases, legal papers, letters, plats, rent rolls, surveys, and wills.

Consists of: a) rent rolls, 1771-1779, for Culpeper, King George, Prince William, and Stafford Counties, Virginia; b) land grants and surveys, 1688-1780, containing the Northern Neck land grant by James II, King of England, to Thomas, Lord Culpeper and others, and land grants from Margaret, Lady Culpeper, Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Catherine, Lady Fairfax, and Thomas, Lord Fairfax; c) bonds, 1742-1789, for collectors of quit rents of Northern Neck properties; d) deeds and leases, 1707-1786, for Northern Neck properties; e) wills, 23 November 1777 and 4 May 1793, of George Smith of Frederick County and William Allison of Fauquier County; f) plats and surveys, 1741-1793, for lands leased in the Northern Neck, most surveys were made by Elias Poston and George Murray; g) legal papers, including forms, powers of attorney, inquisition, legal opinions, court records, depositions, acknowledgements, arbiters' decisions, notification, agreements, judgments, summonses, and chancery bills; h) letters, 1743-1785, mostly to and from William Fairfax, Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Bryan Fairfax, and Thomas Bryan Martin; and i) miscellaneous items, 1693-1788, including accounts, petitions, reports, memorandums, lists, advertisements, receipts, bills of sale of slaves, plan of the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs, West Virginia), certifications, and statements.

Organization

Organized into the following nine series: A. Rent rolls, 1771-1779; B. Grants, 1688-1780; C. Bonds, 1742-1789; D. Deeds and Leases, 1707-1786; E. Wills, 1777, 1793; F. Plats and Surveys, 1741-1793. G. Legal papers, 1721-1810. H. Letters, 1743-1785. I. Miscellaneous, 1693-1788.

Contents List

Series A: Rent Rolls, 1771-1779
Box-folder: Box 1, Folder 1-5
5 folders
  • Box 1Folder 1
    Culpeper County, 1779
    48 p.
  • Box 1Folder 2
    King George County, 1771
    14 p.
  • Box 1Folder 3
    King George County, 1771-1772
    15 p.
  • Box 1Folder 4
    Stafford County, 1776
    16 p.
  • Box 1Folder 5
    Prince William County, 1779
    24 p.
Series B: Grants, 1688-1780
Box-folder: Box 1, Folder 6-8
3 folders

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Charles Broadwater of Stafford County, 151 acres in Stafford County, dated 15 January 1724
    1 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 7
    Grant of the Northern Neck in Virginia to Lord Culpeper (folded and addressed to the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron; three signatures of John Carlyle), 27 September 1688
    6 p., printed
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to John Grymes of Middlesex County, 169 acres in Stafford County, dated 7 December 1730
    1 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 8
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Thomas Bryan Martin, 330 acres in Hampshire County, dated 12 August 1765
    2 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Edward Mountjoy, 940 acres in Stafford County, dated 10 March 1703/4
    1 p.
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Capt. William Pickett of Fauquier County, 420 acres in Fauquier County, dated 4 April 1780
    2 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to James Robertson of Prince William County, 338 acres in Prince William County, dated 20 April 1731
    1 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to John Spry, 117 acres in Stafford County, dated 21 January 1705
    1 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to John Spry of Northumberland County, 278 acres in Stafford County, dated 30 June 1712
    1 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Capt. John Williams of King George County, 1524 acres in King George County, dated 21 November 1729
    2 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Robert Wilson of Frederick County, 464 acres in an unstated county, dated 2 January 1755
    2 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 6
    Proprietors of the Northern Neck to Robert Wilson, Jr., of Frederick County, 400 acres in Frederick County, dated 14 November 1754
    1 p., copy
Series C: Bonds, 1742-1789
Box-folder: Box 1, Folder 9-39
39 folders

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 1Folder 9
    Gerald Banks as collector of quitrents in King George County, dated 11 March 1768
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 10
    Edward Barry as collector of quitrents in Truro Parish, Prince William County, dated 21 April 1742
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 11
    John Bell as collector of quitrents in Fauquier County, dated 22 March 1764
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 12
    William Black as collector of quitrents in Stafford County, dated 30 November 1747
    1 p., mounted on cloth
  • Box 1Folder 13
    Dukey Swan Edwards as collector of quitrents in the counties of Lancaster and Northumberland, dated 9 February 1762
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 14
    Henry Field as collector of quitrents in the counties of Culpeper, Prince William, and Fauquier, dated 8 March 1776
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 15
    Henry Field as collector of quitrents in the counties of Culpeper, Prince William, and Fauquier, dated 3 November 1777
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 16
    Henry Field, Sr., as collector of quitrents in Culpeper County, dated 21 February 1765
    1 p.
  • Box 1Folder 17
    Henry Funk as collector of quitrents in Shenandoah County, dated 20 May 1780
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 18
    Henry Funk as collector of quitrents in Shenandoah County, dated 12 November 1782
    1 p.
  • Box 1Folder 19
    Peter Hansbrough as collector of quitrents in Stafford County, dated 8 April 1775
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 20
    John Hough as collector of quitrents in the counties of Fairfax and Loudoun, dated 1 May 1774
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 21
    Angus McDonald as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated 12 March 1776
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 22
    Angus McDonald as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated [3 or 23] January 1778
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 23
    Thomas Marshall as collector of quitrents in the counties of Fauquier and Prince William, dated 7 May 1772
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 24
    George Murray as collector of quitrents in the counties of Berkeley, Hampshire, and Hardy, dated 4 April 1789
    1 p.
  • Box 1Folder 25
    James Newby as collector of quitrents in the counties of Northumberland and Lancaster, dated 8 October 1770
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 26
    James Newby as collector of quitrents, etc., in the counties of Northumberland and Lancaster, dated 22 November 1771
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 27
    Alexander Stephen as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated 24 September 1767
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 28
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated 16 October 1769
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 29
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in the counties of Frederick, Berkeley, and Hampshire, dated 24 November 1774
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 30
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire, dated 13 November 1775
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 31
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire, dated 4 January 1777
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 32
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire, dated 25 January 1779
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 33
    Robert Stephen as collector of quitrents in the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire, dated 14 November 1781
    1 p.
  • Box 1Folder 34
    Lewis Stephens as collector of quitrents in the counties of Frederick and Hampshire, dated 7 January 1757
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 35
    Lewis Stephens as collector of quitrents in the counties of Frederick and Hampshire, dated 7 March 1758
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 36
    Lewis Stephens as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated 6 June 1750
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 37
    Foushee Tebbs as collector of quitrents in Prince William County, dated 9 March 1763
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 38
    Samuel Williams as collector of quitrents in Richmond County, dated 30 October 1765
    2 p.
  • Box 1Folder 39
    John Sherman Woodcock as collector of quitrents in Frederick County, dated 6 July 1780
    2 p.
Series D: Deeds and Leases, 1707-1786
Box-folder: Box 1, Folder 40-49
10 folders

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 1Folder 40
    Lease for three lives. Landon Carter of Richmond County, to Joseph Wilkinson, Samuel Wilkinson, his son, and Massey Wilkinson, his daughter, of Frederick County, dated 27 November 1749 and recorded Frederick County, 13 February 1749/50
    7 p.
  • Box 1Folder 41
    Denny Fairfax to Elisa Aduddell, dated 15 February 1786 (no recordation shown; includes various endorsements)
    4 p.
  • Box 1Folder 42
    Thomas Lord Fairfax to John Lewis, Lyonel Lyde, and Andrew Lewis, 392 acres in King George County, 27 May 1729
    Physical Location: Located in oversize
    1 sheet, on large parchment
  • Box 1Folder 43
    Lease for three lives. Philip Martin, Island of Newfoundland, to John Hartley, Hannah Hartley, his wife, and Ruth Wilson, his grandaughter, of Hampshire County, dated 8 August 1769 and recorded Hampshire County, 8 August 1769. With endorsement, 10 February 1785
    4 p., original
  • Box 1Folder 44
    Lease. Thomas Bryan Martin of Greenway Court, to Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, for a lot in Winchester, dated 6 February 1764 and recorded, Frederick County, 7 February 1764
    3 p.
  • Box 1Folder 44
    Release. Thomas Bryan Martin of Greenway Court, to Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, for a lot in Winchester, dated 7 February 1764
    2 p., incomplete
  • Box 1Folder 45
    Thomas Bryan Martin to George Williams, dated 20 April 1772 (no recordation shown and county not specified)
    2 p., original
  • Box 1Folder 46
    Benjamin Sebastian, Fairfax County, to Thomas Lord Fairfax, Frederick County, for land in Frederick County, dated 19 February 1760 (no recordation shown)
    3 p.
  • Box 1Folder 47
    John Spencer, Westmoreland County, to John Bushrod, Westmoreland County, dated 13 January 1707 and recorded Westmoreland County, 5 February 1707 (recorded in Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 4, 1707-1709, p. 66-69)
    4 p., copy
  • Box 1Folder 48
    Lawrence Stevens, Frederick County, to Thomas Lord Fairfax, dated 1 September 1766 and recorded Frederick County, 3 September 1766
    4 p., original
  • Box 1Folder 49
    Thomas Lemon, merchant, Winchester, Frederick County, to John Glassford & Co., Merchants, Glasgow, dated 9 April 1760 and recorded Frederick County, 4 November 1760. With endorsement Ja. Keith, 14 May 1768
    3 p., copy
Series E: Wills, 1777, 1793
Box-folder: Box 2, Folder 50-51
2 folders

Arranged alphabetically.

  • Box 2Folder 50
    William Allason, Fauquier County, dated 4 May 1793 and probated, 28 April 1800
    3 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 51
    George Smith, Frederick County, dated 23 November 1777 (no probate shown)
    1 p., copy
Series F: Plats and Surveys, 1741-1793
Folder Box 1, Folder 6 and Box 2, Folder 52-57A
8 folders

Organized into the following two subseries: 1. Plats and surveys made by Elias Poston; 2. Plats and surveys made by George Murray and John Mauzy.

  • Folder Box 1, Folder 6 and Box 2, Folder 52-57
    Subseries 1: Plats and surveys made by Elias Poston
    7 folders

    Arranged alphabetically.

    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Christopher Armontrout, 20 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 25 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 53
      Ball's Plot. Jesse Ball, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 54
      Anne Bucklehill's lot in [Leeds Manor] by George Bell, 19 April 1792
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 55
      Burges' Plat. Jesse Ball, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 56
      Plats: (1) Showing how Mr. Burgess' No Cobler tract and Maj. James Ball's Mountain tract interfere; (2) What land the Brent town survey took from Mr. Burgess' Kettlerun tract. John Warner, n.d.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Robert Clark, 16 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 20 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Robert Cunningham, 254 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 23 April 1778
      2 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57
      Mr. John D. Fergason's lots in Leeds Manor, Frederick County, by George Bell, 30 March 1793
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Mathew Gilmore, 155 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 6 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 1Folder 6
      Capt. John Greenfield, 175 acres in Hampshire County, by John Moffett, 17 May 1763
      1 p., copy
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Daniel Hale, 88 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 30 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Henry Hamilton, 106 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 27 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Capt. John Harness, 12 1/2 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 3 June 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Michael Hawn, 120 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 24 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Col. Abram Hite, 128 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 11 May 1778; For Col. Abram Hite, 71 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 11 May 1778>
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Christopher Huffman, 6 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 5 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Alexander [Legeat?], 32 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 22 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For John Francis and George Leggeat, 181 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 22 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Job Little, 60 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 30 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Robert Maxwell, 18 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 20 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For William Norman, 119 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 5 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Thomas Parsons, 22 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 21 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 56
      John Ralls, 1390 acres, Stafford and Prince William Counties, made by John Warner, 5 October 1741
      3 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For William Rennick, 188 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 4 June 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Benjamin Robinson, 49 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 30 April 1778
      p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For John Robinson, 48 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 30 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 1Folder 6
      For John Russell of Dunmore County, 313 acres in Dunmore County, made by William Hough for John Hough, 17 November 1775
      1 p., copy
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Benjamin Scott, 35 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 4 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Phillip Swank, 18 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 24 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Laurence Shuck, 46 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 5 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 1Folder 6
      For Diskin Tibbs of Shenandoah County, 294 acres in Shenandoah County, made by Amos Hough for John Hough, 2 December 1778
      1 p., copy
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Cornelius Ward, 20 1/2 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 20 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For George Weedman, 90 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 30 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Jesse Welton, 19 acres in Hampshire County, made by Elias Poston, 30 May 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Capt. Job Welton, 172 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 27 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For George Whitman, 55 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 30 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For Capt. John Willson, 258 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 23 April 1778
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 52
      For John Wood, 9 acres in South Branch Manor, made by Elias Poston, 30 April 1778
      1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 57A
    Subseries 2: Plats and surveys made by George Murray and John Mauzy
    1 folder

    Arranged chronologically.

    • Box 2Folder 57A
      300 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray; leased to Henry Catlett, Miriam, his wife, and Calmes, his son, 23 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      100 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray; leased to James Catlett, 18 June 1719
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      Lot no. 39 and 93, 429 acres, Frederick County, made by George Murray, dated 2 April 1791; leased to John Hancock, 2 April 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      202 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 12 April 1787; leased for the lives of Nathaniel Grigsby, Fielding Etchison and Lewis Grigsby, 21 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      306 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 12 April 1787; leased for the lives of Baylis Grigsby, Charles Etchison, and Lewis Grigsby, 28 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      216 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 13 April 1787; leased for three lives to John Ashby and others, 28 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      203 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 13 April 1787; leased for the lives of Lewis Grigsby, Baylis Grigsby, and Peter Timmons, 28 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      203 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 13 April 1787; leased for the lives of Samuel Turner and others, 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 14 April 1787; leased for the lives of Daniel Routt and others, 28 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      205 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 14 April 1787; leased granted for the lives of Richard Routt and others, 28 April 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 17 April 1787; leased for three lives to Nathan Beeley, Isaac Beeley, and Izaah Hicks, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      206 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 19 April 1787; leased to Moses Green, 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      295 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 30 April 1787; leased to Joseph Graves, 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      190 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 4 May 1787; leased for the lives of Benjamin [O?]rear, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      150 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 2 May 1787; leased for the lives of Joseph Graves, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 4 May 1787; leased to Bailey Johnston for the lives of John Johnston, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      202 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 4 May 1787; leased to Thomas Smith for the lives of Mary Smith, etc., having been assigned by Bailey Johnston, 3 April 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 3 May 1787; leased for the lives of Dawson Burgess, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      402 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 10 May 1787; leased for the lives of John Keith, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 9 May 1787; leased to James Stigler for three lives, 1 January 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      240 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 9 May 1787; leased to Philip Cooksey for the lives of Leven Cooksey, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 8 May 1787; leased to Joseph Slaughter for the lives of Joseph and Samuel, his sons, and Elijah Ships, 30 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 10 May 1787; leased to Thomas Smith for the lives of Susanna Smith, etc., 12 May 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 29 May 1787; lease given for the lives of Ann Allison, etc., 9 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 28 May 1787; leased to Thomas Smith, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 30 May 1787; leased to Thomas Smith, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      330 acres in Fauquier and Frederick Counties, made by George Murray, 29 May 1787; leased for the lives of Thomas Massie, etc., 30 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 8 June 1787; leased to Thomas Smith, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 16 June 1787; leased for the lives of John Kelley, etc., 28 July 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      218 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 14 June 1787; leased to Thomas Reynolds, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      256 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 14 June 1787; leased for the lives of John Smith, Ann Edmunds, his sister, and Thomas Smith, his son, 23 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      201 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 14 June 1787; leased for the lives of Humfrey Grubs, Betty, his wife, and Stephen, his son, 23 June 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      208 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1787; leased to John Dyers for his life and his sons, Isaac and Daniel, 2 May 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 27 June 1787; leased for the lives of Thomas Whiting, etc., 28 July 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 25 July 1787; leased to Thomas Reynolds for the lives of Naomi Reynolds, etc., 28 July 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 24 July 1787; leased to John Kelly, etc., 1 March 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      250 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 24 July 1787; leased for the lives of Francis Rolls, etc., 28 July 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      273 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 25 July 1787; leased to Ezekial Ennis, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 24 July 1787; leased for the lives of James Owens, etc., 28 July 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 27 July 1787; leased to Alexander Macky, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      160 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 1 August 1787; leased to Patrick Quin, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      160 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 4 August 1787; leased to Nicholas Morgan, 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 3 August 1787; leased to William Thomas, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      190 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 4 August 1787; leased to Henry Keble, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      212 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 2 August 1787; leased to Moses Henry, etc., 11 August 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 31 August 1787; leased to Tolliver Grigsby, etc., 8 September 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      230 acres (county not stated), made by George Murray, 3 August 1787; leased to John Morehead, etc., 3 September 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      145 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 August 1787; leased to George Asbury, 22 September 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 August 1787; leased to William Shumate, etc., 1 November 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      135 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 14 September 1787; leased to John Hambaugh, etc., 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      250 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 15 September 1787; leased to Charles Bagarley, etc., 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      516 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 12 September 1787; leased to James Davis, etc., 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      270 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 14 September 1787; leased to Jacob Reeder, etc., 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      235 acres in Shenandoah County, made by George Murray, 15 September 1787; leased to George Cheek, etc., 2 February 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      150 acres in Loudoun County, made by George Murray, 24 September 1787; leased to Jesper Seybold, etc., 1 March 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      84 acres in Loudoun County, made by George Murray, 25 September 1787; leased to Jasper Sibold, etc., 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      86 acres in Loudoun County, made by George Murray, 25 September 1787; leased to John Wildie, 6 October 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      300 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 25 September 1787; leased to Joseph Corder, 15 December 1787
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      100 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 17 October 1787; leased to Jonathan Potts, Elizabeth, his wife, and son, Joshua, 19 March 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 26 October 1787; leased to William Laurence for three lives, 4 December 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      160 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 26 October 1787; leased to Joseph Walters, etc., 2 May 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 29 October 1787; leased to Joseph Hickman, etc., 7 June 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      90 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 November 1787; leased to Francis Payne for the lives of Presley, Jesse, and Francis, his sons, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      80 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 November 1787; leased to Dickerson Wood, etc., 4 July 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 November 1787; leased to Enoch Ashby, etc., 2 February 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      170 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 December 1787; leased to Hugh Bramblet for three lives, 19 February 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      105 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 December 1787; leased to Thomas Watts for three lives, 19 February 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      85 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 20 December 1787; leased to Benjamin Stribling, etc., 4 October 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      71 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 3 April 1788; leased to David Robinson, 5 April 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 3 April 1788; leased to Peter Halley, etc., 3 May 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick and Fauquier Counties, made by George Murray, 5 September 1788; leased to George Leach, etc., 2 May 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      185 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 6 December 1788; leased to Sally Howell, etc., 6 December 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 6 December 1788; leased to Joseph Berry, etc., 6 December 1788
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 6 December 1788; appears to have the name Peter Hitt or Hill on reverse
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      199 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 7 March 1789; leased to Henry Clarkson, etc., 4 July [1789]
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      39 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 7 March 1789; leased to [Christian] Hitch, etc., 4 July [1789]
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      46 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 7 March 1789; leased to [Christian] Hitch, etc., 4 July 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      300 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 22 April 1789; leased to Henry Smith, etc., for three lives, 6 June 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      350 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 22 April 1789; leased to William Mullikin, Sukey Mullikin, his wife, and Nancy Mullikin, his daughter, 2 October 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      40 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 22 April 1789; leased to John Hickman, etc., for three lives, 6 June 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      92 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 22 April 1789; leased to Jeremiah Deerin, etc., 2 May 1789
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      142 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; possibly leased to Nicholas Lawler, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      182 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; leased to Alexander Welch for three lives, 5 February 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      170 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; leased to Dennis Grubbs for three lives, 1 January 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      81 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; leased to Francis Scott for three lives, 19 February 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      42 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; possibly to Ben Ball, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      367 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 26 June 1789; leased to Henry Clarkson, 4 July 1789
      2 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres (county not specified), made by George Murray, 3 September 1789; leased to Peter Teate for the lives of Peter Teate, Elizabeth Teate, his wife, and [Landy] Teate, his son, 2 October 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      205 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, n.d.; leased to George Page, Molly Page, and George Baylor Page, 3 October 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      135 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 25 September 1790; leased to Thomas Hand for the lives of Thomas Hand, Frances Hand, his wife, and William Hand, his son, 2 October 1790
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by George Murray, 1 February 1791; leased to Richard Carter, n.d.
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      100 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 5 March 1791; leased to Peter Rout, 2 April 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      110 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, n.d.; leased to James Robertson for three lives, 19 February 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      100 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy for Capt. George Murray, 7 April 1791; leased to Alexander Jeffries for three lives, 15 October 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      146 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy for Capt. George Murray, 6 April 1791; leased to Daniel Barnes for three lives, 15 October 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      124 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy for Capt. George Murray, 5 August 1791; leased to William Smith for three lives, 15 October 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      100 acres in Frederick County, made by George Murray, 2 August 1791; leased to John Graves for three lives, 15 October 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      180 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy for Capt. George Murray, 2 [___] 1791; leased to William Hillary for three lives, 17 December 1791
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      200 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy, 9 August 1792; leased to John Herndon for three lives, 20 October 1792
      1 p.
    • Box 2Folder 57A
      80 acres in Fauquier County, made by John Mauzy, 12 December 1792; leased to Stephen Bayley for three lives, 6 April 1792
      1 p.
Series G: Legal Papers, 1721-1810
Box-folder: Box 2, Folder 58-73
16 folders

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 2Folder 58
    Manuscript legal form, blank, public notice of an escheat, n.d.
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 59
    Power of attorney. Thomas Lord Fairfax and William Cage, executor of Catherine Lady Fairfax to Robert Carter, 5 July 1721
    12 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 60
    Inquisition. Conducted, 14 April 1731, Stafford County, by George Eskridge, Deputy Escheator, and a jury of twelve whose name appear . . . to determine what lands Massie Ramsey died seized of
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 61
    Opinion of Secretary John Carter concerning surveys dated 29 August 1732
    1 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 62
    Legal opinion of J. Mercer relating to surplus lands and non-payment of quitrents in the Northern Neck, 28 November 1751
    2 p., incomplete
  • Box 2Folder 63
    Copy of record in suit Proprietors vs. Peter Woolf, 1762-1769
    24 p.
  • Box 2Folder 64
    Deposition. Samuel Earle, taken by order of General Court in the cause of Peter Woolf vs. Thomas Lord Fairfax, 7 August 1767; and Deposition. Thomas Lord Fairfax, same cause, [___] February 1764
    3 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 65
    Deposition. Thomas Bryan Martin, Frederick County, taken before John Hite, Justice of the Peace, 15 April 1769; also, Deposition of Angus McDonald, same date. With endorsement: Thomas Bryan Martin, Northern Neck Proprietors Office, 15 April 1769
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 66
    Acknowledgement. Mary Wilson, daughter of John Hartley, deceased, taken before Okey Johnson, Justice of the Peace, Hampshire County, 16 March 1786
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 67
    Deposition. Peter Halley and John Smith, concerning purchase of land. Taken by John S. Woodcock, 11 August 1787
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 68
    Award of arbitrators in dispute between Thomas Massie and Merryman Pain, 9 August 1790; signed Jos. Smith, Charles C. Chunn (sic) and John Dyson
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 69
    Notification. The Rev. Denny Martin Fairfax to Thomas Brian Martin and others, 1 February 1793; addressees are to cease actions in his behalf. Is selling Leeds and South Branch to James Markham Marshall et als.
    3 p.
  • Box 2Folder 70
    Articles of agreement between the Rev. Denny Martin Fairfax and James Markham Marshall, 1 February 1793; this item is the enclosure mentioned in No. 16
    5 p., incomplete
  • Box 2Folder 71
    Judgements. Dumfries District Court, 16 October 1793 and 20 October 1794; executors of Thomas Lord Fairfax vs. sundry defendants. Several Judgements.
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 72
    Summonses. Three. Frederick County, 9 June 1807, to Daniel Clarke, John Walls, and Christopher Whitzel
    3 p.
  • Box 2Folder 73
    Chancery Bill. To the High Court of Chancery held at Staunton, Brownley's executors vs. Woodcock's executors, 18 May 1810
    3 p., copy
Series H: Letters, 1743-1785
Box-folder: Box2, Folder 74-82
9 folders

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 2Folder 74
    Charles Carter [illegible] to William Fairfax, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, 20 August 1743
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 75
    H Thacker to [___], 4 February 1744
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 76
    Richard Barnes to [___], 13 May 1749
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 77
    Jost Hite? to Thomas Lord Fairfax, 2 September 1749
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 78
    Col. B. Martin to George William Fairfax, Belvoir, 10 February 1768
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 79
    Bryan Fairfax, Towlston, to [B. Martin?], 9 October 1783
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 79
    B. Martin, Greenway Court, to [Bryan Fairfax?], 19 October 1783
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 80
    Gabriel Jones to Thomas Bryan Martin, Greenway Court, 15 April 1784
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 81
    Robert Adams, Alexandria, to Bryan Martin, near Winchester, 25 April 1784
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 82
    Bryan Martin, Towlston, to Thomas Bryan Martin, Greenway Court, Frederick [County], 27 October 1785
    1 p.
Series I: Miscellaneous, 1693-1788
Box-folder: Box 2, Folder 83-104
22 folders

Arranged chronologically.

  • Box 2Folder 83
    Account of Lands [per order of] Mr. Landon Carter, Prince William, Richmond, Westmoreland, and Northumberland counties, n.d.
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 84
    Petition to Lord Fairfax from unidentified person, endorsed "for Mr. G. Wythe," n.d.
    1 sheet
  • Box 2Folder 85
    Fragment of lower half of "Recorded in the Council Books according to order the 26th October 1693"
    1 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 86
    Account of Col. William Ball's land, 1737
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 87
    Petition, Thomas Lord Fairfax to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesties Treasury, [1746]
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 88
    Report. Hugh Walpole to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesties Treasury regarding petition of Lord Fairfax, 26 April 1746
    4 p.
  • Box 2Folder 89
    Account. John Grymes, Receiver General in account with Thomas Lord Fairfax, 25 April 1747
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 90
    Memo. Lands of Col. William Fitzhugh, 25 November 1749
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 90
    Addition and subtraction, n.d.
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 91
    A memorandum of entrys desired to be made by Sundry Persons, 1754
    4 p.
  • Box 2Folder 92
    A list of entrys taken on the Cacape [Tr?]ons in Hampshire in the Spring 1754 by John Mauzy
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 92
    A list of entrys taken by John Mauzy in the Spring 1754
    2 p.
  • Box 2Folder 93
    Memorandum. Quitrents owned by Capt. Daniel McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, and Thaddeus McCarthy through the year 1756
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 94
    Advertisement. Northern Neck of Virginia Lord Proprietor's office. Warning against assignment of land. Signed B. Martin, 26 March 1765
    1 p., copy
  • Box 2Folder 95
    Receipt. Turner Crump to Thomas Lord Fairfax, 5 February 1768; and same to Thomas Bryan Martin, 31 May 1768
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 96
    Bill of sale for a "negro" slave. John White, Frederick County, to Joseph King, Frederick County, 22 September [1768]
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 97
    Receipts: William Allason to Thomas Lord Fairfax, Greenway Court, 4 December 1769; and William Allason to Thomas B. Martin, Greenway Court, 4 December 1769
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 98
    Bill of sale for "negro" slaves. William Clark, King George County, to Thomas Bryan Martin, Frederick County, 22 December 1770
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 99
    Bill of sale for a "negro" slave. Humphrey Messenborough, Town of Norfolk, to William Allason, Town of Falmouth, King George County, 22 March 1771
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 100
    Bill of sale for "negro" slaves. William Daingerfield, Spotsylvania County, to William Allason, King George County, 21 June 1771
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 101
    Plan of the town of Bath (now Berkeley Springs, West Virginia), showing steet, lots, etc., with endorsements, n.d.
    2 p.
    This town was laid out in 1776. George Washington purchased lots 58 and 59.
  • Box 2Folder 102
    William Helm and Samuel Knight's assess roll commencing 19 May 1778," [Frederick?]
    18 p.
  • Box 2Folder 103
    Certification. J. Moffett stating that in 1759 Bailey Johnson had a grant, 17 March 1787
    1 p.
  • Box 2Folder 104
    Statement of John Oldacre, concerning John Danks, 1 March 1788
    1 p.