George Washington Writes to Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia

Dateline: Mt. Vernon, Virginia, 5 October 1770: He wants to protect the interest of the soldiers that served in the Seven Years War or French and Indian War (1754-1763). The colonel knew how to write well and present his case. Bonus: his 1754 memorandum on the need for a fort and expansion. Primary sources here!

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Essential Records of a Key Virginia Orphans Court, Part 1 (1677-1690)

Henrico county (“shire”) of earliest Virginia is key. Hundreds of names are here, and some were part of Jamestowne government. Their descendants moved all over the state and beyond. It’s almost a sure thing you can find your early ancestor here.

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Essential Records of a Key Virginia Orphans Court, Part 2 (1692-1739)

Henrico county (“shire”) of earliest Virginia is key. Hundreds of names are here, and some were part of Jamestowne government. Their descendants moved all over the state and beyond. It’s almost a sure thing you can find your early ancestor here.

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