Manuscript Collection

Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia: 1654-1800 - Accession 715 #57

Title

Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia: 1654-1800 - Accession 715 #57

Files

Download Wills of Wesmoreland Co VA Index (3.1 MB)

Identifier

Accession 715 #57

Inclusive Dates

1925

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 235 pages

Language

English

Historical Note

Augusta Bridgland Middleton Fothergill was born in Lexington, Virginia on 3 February 1876. She was a genealogist, historian, and author. In addition to Wills of Westmoreland County, she also wrote Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787 and Marriage Records of Brunswick County, Virginia 1730-1852 among others. She died in Richmond, Virginia on 9 September 1965 and is buried in Lexington, Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 by Augusta B. Fothergill is a compilation of will abstracts with an index. Also included is a piece titled "A Scandal Refuted" about an "inaccurate and scurrilous article on the Washington family" in which Mrs. Fothergill refutes erroneous information found in the article titled "The Washington Pedigree: Conigenda and Addenda" by Charles H. Browning. Please see the attached scan of the index.

Provenance

Winthrop purchased the book from Baker and Taylor in 1934 for $6.75.

Keywords

Genealogy, Wills, State of Virginia, 17th century, 18th century, George Washington family

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia: 1654-1800 - Accession 715 #57

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