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St. John's College whence he had matriculated, 1724. Sizar, October 14,
1724. Tutor Mr. Parue [B. A. 1727].

Ambler, John, Son of Richard Ambler of York Town, Virginia,
America. School Wakefield, Yorkshire (Mr. Clarke) Age 19. Pen-
sioner, October 15, 1753. Tutor, Mr. Whisson. [Matriculated 1753.
Did not graduate].

Beverley, Robert, son of William Beverley of Virginia, America.
School Wakefield, Yorkshire (Mr. Clarke). Age 17. Pensioner, May
19, 1757, Tutor, Mr. Whisson, [Matriculated, 1757. Did not graduate.]

Smith, Thomas, son of Gregory Smith of Virginia, America.
School, Wakefield, Yorkshire (Mr. Atkinson) Age 18. Pensioner,
April 21, 1759. Tutor Mr. Whisson [Matriculated 1759; Scholar 1760;
B. A. 1763.]

Riddell, George, son of Andrew Riddel! of Enfield, Middlesex.
School, Hampton, Virginia, America (Dr. Warrington), Age 17. Pen-
sioner, September 29, 1769. Tutor, Mr. Postlethwaite, [Matriculated
1770; Scholar 1771; B. A. 1774.

Beverley, William, son of Robert Beverley of Blandfield, Essex.
School, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, North America (Mr.
Denholm). Age 18. Pensioner, April 4, 1781. Tutors Mr. Therond &
Mr. Cranke. [Did not Matriculate or graduate].

Skipwith, Gray, Son of Peyton Skipwith of Virginia, America.
School, Eton (Dr. Davies'). Age 19. Fellow Commoner, November
25, 1790. Tutor. Mr. Jones. [Did not matriculate or graduate].

Portraits of F. S. Key.
My mother, who was the eldest child of Francis Scott Key, author
of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and who died September 9th, 1897, at
the age of nearly 94 years, told me that John Randolph of Roanoke and
her father had their portraits painted for exchange, but that Randolph
did not like Key's portrait and gave it to her. It is of small size.


Now I notice in Garland's Life of John Randolph of Roanoke, in
a letter from Randolph to Key on page 86 of Volume 2, May 7th, 1816,
he writes of the intention of giving the artist — Wood, of Washington,
D. C. — a last sitting for his portrait and his expectation of having Key's
portrait in return, and in a letter dated Richmond, April 29, 1818, on
page 96, he says : "On my arrival here the day before yesterday I found
the picture and the picture frame which poor L. left for me. Wood has
again failed, but not so entirely as at first. It is you in some of your
humors, but neither your serious nor more cheerful face. It shall hang,
however, near my bed, and I hope will prove a benefit as well as a pleas-
ure to me."

Now it seems likely that the picture which Randolph gave to my
mother was Wood's first and less successful attempt, and if so, that there
may be in Virginia his second and better portrait of Key, which Ran-
dolph so actually received, framed, at Richmond, and was about to take
to his home. Can any of your readers tell where such a portrait may be
looked for? It would probably be a small one.

What has become of John Randolph's effects?

Randolph's portrait was in possession of one of Francis Scott Key's
grandchildren a few years ago.

Mc Henry Howard,

901 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md.,
7th December, 1912.

My mother told me anecdotes about Randolph, who was often at
her father's house in Georgetown and was warmly attached to her father
and his family. On one occasion he was jostled on the street in Wash-
ington by some elaborately dressed member of a foreign diplomatic
corps. He turned to his servant Juba and asked in his high voice, "Who's
that Juba?" "Dunno, Massa." "Puppy, Juba, hey Juba?" "Speck so,
Massa." But I think these anecdotes have appeared in print.

I have some fine engravings which Randolph brought back from
Europe and gave to my mother. I have also a number of letters which
passed between Randolph and Key — from each to the other.


[The records of Charles City County suffered greatly at the hands
of the soldiers of M'Clellan's army. Books and papers of all kinds up
to about 1735 were destroyed or carried away. The same fate befel all
the will books prior to 1770, and so far as the compiler could discover,
there are no deed books prior to 1767 left. The order books (court pro.
ceedings) beginning about 1735 are fairly continuous to the end of the
colonial period. Of dates later than the Revolution a number of books
remain as do many marriage bonds].


Lyddall Bacon deputy clerk 1767.

Deed from John Edloe of Charles City to Benjamin Dancy of same,
March 1, 1768.

Mordecai Debnam Clerk of Charles City 1768.

Deed, May 4, 1768, from John Hardyman of Charles City to his
daughter Elizabeth Eppes of same, conveying two negroes.

Deed, April 1, 1768, from Mary Eppes, widow, of Charles City, to
William Forbom, of same, who had married her daughter Mary Ann and
had two children Andrew and Mary Ann Forbom.

Deed, Oct. 29, 1768, from Littleberry Cocke, Gent., of Charles
City, to his daughter Rebecca, conveying six negroes in trust for said
Littleberry and Rebecca Hubbard his wife, during their lives and then
to go to their said daughter Rebecca (Mrs Rebecca Cocke had before
been the wife of Henry Soane).

Deed, May 1, 1769, from Edward Munford and Betty his wife of
Halifax Co. N. C, to Paul Jones of Charles City Covmty, Va., conveying
a tract of land on Tomahim Creek in Charles City Co., devised by Ed-
ward Brodnax to Betty Brodnax now Betty Monfort, for her life.
Signed Edward and Betty Montfort.

Deed, April 15, 1769 from Travis Harwood

Account of estate of Temple Eppes. deceased, with Henrietta
Maria Eppes; an item is for board of Lewellin Eppes 1767-1769, and
another for the board of an infant.

Deed, July 7, 1769, from William Hill and Mary his wife, of Wil-
liamsburg, to Charles Jeffrey Smith, Master of Arts, of Long Island,
N. Y., conveying 1700 acres in Charles City.

Deed, Aug. 12, 1769 from William Byrd of Westover, to Joseph
Farrell and William Jones of Bristol [This is a deed conveying many
slaves, and all the silver plate at Westover to secure debts. An abstract
of this deed was printed in this magazine IX, 81, 82].

Deed, June 8, 1773, between Rebecca Cocke of Charles City Co.,
James Bray Johnson of James City Co., and Rebecca Hubbard Cocke
of Charles City Co., being a marriage Contract between the said Reb-
ecca Cocke and J. B. Johnson.


June 2, 1754, William and Littleberry Hardyman, justices:

Travis Harwood, infant orphan of Samuel Harwood chose John
Jacob Dainzee his guardian.

August 1, 1754, William Edloe, Captain, and George Minge, lieu-
tenant, qualified as militia officers.

Petition of William Brodnax, administrator with will annexed,
of Edward Brodnax , deceased.

(P. 139) John Edloe, Major, and Littleberry Cocke, Captain, qual-
ified as militia officers.


Inventory of estate of Richard Cocke, deceased, presented by
Alice Cocke.

Nov. 5, 1755. Philip Edmondson appointed guardian of William,
Richard and Mary, orphans of William Cole, deceased

(P. 2) John Stith qualified as lieutenant Colonel of Militia.
Inventory of Joseph Harwood, deceased, filed.
Will of Major Samuel Harwood proved by the confession of his
son Samuel Harwood, Jr., to have been burnt and destroyed by said
S. H. Jr., since his father's death.

June 1737.
Present : Henry Soane, Francis Hardyman, Benjamin Harrison,
Samuel Harwood, Jr., and James Eppes, justices.
Deed from James Barret and Sarah his wife.

Will of Littleberry Eppes presented for probate by his executor
Thomas Eppes.

Deed from Jones Stokes.

Mary, relict of Edward Cocke, deceased, came into Court and
made oath that he died intestate.

After taking the depositions of Samuel Harwood the eldest, and
Samuel Harwood son of Thomas Harwood, the Court ordered that
Samuel Harwood son and heir of Major Samuel Harwood, deceased,
bring into Court the last will of the decedant.

Suit, John Ravenscroft vs Richard Holland.

Suit, Richard Holland vs Richard Kennon, administrator of Joseph
Harwood, deceased.

July 1737.
Samuel Harwood the eldest and Samuel Harwood Jr. , son of Thom-
as Harwood, deceased, being summoned by a former order to disclose
what they knew of the will of Major Samuel Harwood, deceased, Samuel
Harwood, the son and heir of the deceased, produces a writing which he
makes oath is the memorandum of the will.

August 1737.
Francis Dancey, Justice.
Edward Pegram, a youth resident in the covmty.

October 1737.
John Williams, John Mingo are appointed justices. Captain Sam-
uel Harwood, Jr., appointed sheriff.

John Eppes, son amd orphan of John and Tabitha Eppes, deceased,
chose Col. B. Harrison, his guardian.

April 1740.
Edmund Eppes, Captain, qualified as a militia officer, and Edmund
Eppes and Francis Dancey qualified as justices.

Will of James Eppes, proved by Edmund Eppes, executor.

May 1740.
Samuel Harwood, and Samuel Harwood, Jr., justices.
Inventory of John Eppes, deceased, recorded.


June 1740.
Captain Samurl Harwood, of Toryham, appointed to take the
tithables in Wilmington precinct.

July 1740.
Will of Henry Edloe presented by James Edloe, executor.

August 1740.
Petition of John Donaldson for administration on the estate of
Thomas Gressit.

Stephen Dewey "His Maj. Attorney General for this County."
Edward Terrill presented for not going to church.

July 1741.
Suit, Robert Poythress and Robert and Thomas Poythress, ex-
ecutors of Joshua Poythress, deceased, ts Benjamin Harrison.
August 1741.
Edmund Eppes produces a commission from Hon. James Blair,
President, to be captain of a troop of horse, and qualifies.
David Stokes qualifies as Captain of foot.

William Irby qualifies as Captain and Richard Walton as Ensign.
Francis Dancey produces a commission from Hon. James Blair,
Esq. to be sheriflF and qualifies.

The will of Francis Hardyman proved by Richard Kennon and
David Stokes, two of the executors (A Francis Hardyman had been fore-
man of a jury at this term of Court).

Nov. 1741.
Deposition of Abraham Archer, of York Co., aged about 49.

Dec. 1741.
Deed from Mr. Samuel Harwood, Jr., of Weyanoke, and consent
of his wife Agnes.

Feb. 1741 [Old Style!
On the motion of John Hardyman he is appointed guardian to his
brother Littlebury Hardyman, orphan of Famcis Hardyman, deceased.
March 1741.
The last will of Col. Drury Stith proved by Susanna and William
Stith, two of the executors.

Jane Hardyman appointed guardian of her two children James and
Martha Hardyman children of her deceased husband, Francis Hardy-

April 1742.
Will of Peter Talbot proved.

May 1742.
George Baskervylle, Francis and John Hardyman, &c. on grand

June 1742.
Jane Hardyman summoned to produce a fuller accoimt of the estate
of John Cross, her former husband.

(to be continued.)


Richard C. Anderson.

In the Virginia Magazine Vol. XX, No. 2, April 1912, p. 191, it is
made to appear that Richard C. Anderson was Major in the 6th Virginia
Feb. 10, 1778.

He never was in the sixth.

"Department of State,

Washington, D. C.

Richard C. Anderson, Captain Commanding 5th Regiment 2d,
June, 1778," W. Hunter, 2d Assist. Sec'y- Commission (which Heitman
says he saw) Richard C. Anderson, Major 1st Va. to date from Feb. 10,
1778, issued at Philadelphia 20th March 1779, by His Ex'cy John Jay.

He went into the 1st Virginia and remained as a Major of the 1st
until after the war (having for a few weeks obtained permission to be Ad-
jutant-General for General Nelson) — Edward L. Anderson.

Virginia Soldiers in the Revolution.

It is again a subject of regret that pressure of other work compels
Messrs Flagg and Waters to postpone their next instalment to the April

Poindexter— Jones.

In vol. XX No. 2. April 1912, this Mag. p. 222, last paragraph is
found "Thomas Poindexter, justice of Louisa county, 1766, married Lucy,

daughter of Gabriel Jones, 'the Valley Lawyer,' and had issue: 1,

John, 2. Thomas, bom 1760, 3. Gabriel, born 1758."

I have seen a number of publications giving a brief sketch of this
Gabriel Jones, and naming his children, but I have never before read
that he had a daughter named Lucy. It would have been impossible for
a daughter of his to have been a mother in 1758 or in 1760, for the reason
that he did not marry until 1749. (see Publications Southern History
Association vol. II No. 2. April 1898, pp. 157-158; Buckncrs of Virginia
and allied families of Strother and Ashby, by Crozier, pp. 222-223.

Margaret Strother, daughter of William StrotherS (Wm.^, Wm. 0.
and Margaret Watts, married first, George Mason, April 6, 1744, (see
Overwharton Parish Register, Stafford County), married second, Gab-
riel Jones, "The Valley Lawyer," Oct. 6, 1749. (see Annals of Augusta
County, Va., by James A. Waddell, Supplement 1888. pp. 392-3.)

There were several different Gabriel Joneses in Virginia during the
lifetime of "The Valley Lawyer." Capt. Gabriel Jones lived in Culpcper
county where he died in 1777, testate, and I have just received from the
records at Culpeper C. H., a brief abstract of his will as follows


Will Book 'B' pp. 229-230, will of Gabriel Jones, date,
3rd. Sept. 1776, Mentions Ann Waller as grandmother of Arm
Jones, his daughter. If said Ann dies without issue her part
to be divided between my living wife and four children," —
Robert, Gabriel, Francis Slaughter, Mary. "In case all
die without issue I desire the same may goe Descend & be
Divided amongst my four sisters, Lucy Poindexter, Betty
Green, Jane Gray, and Dorothy Johnston." (signed) "Gab-
riel Jones (L. S.)"

"Witnesses, B. Johnston, Wm. Hawkins, Jr., Robt.
Gaines, Proven Oct. 20, 1777." (see Notes on Culpeper County,
Va., by Green, Part II. p. 51.)

For history of this Jones Family, by Judge John W. Jones, see
same book. Part II. pp. 89-94.

An honorable descendant of this Jones family was the late Judge
Wm. C. Jones of St. Louis, Mo., who for many years was my warm per-
sonal friend.

Henry Strother,

Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Prince Edward County tn the French War.

John Morton, Gentleman, who was in the late war between Great
Britain and France a Lieutenant in the company of volunteers. By order
from Governor Dinwiddie joined Major Andrew Lewis' detachment from
the first Virginia Regiment of Regulars raised in the then Colony now
Commonwealth, came into Court and made oath that he was an inhab-
itant of Virginia, and that he served in the office aforesaid, and that this
is the first time of his making claim to lands under the King of Great
Britain's Proclamation of October 1763, or obtaining a certificate there-
for, and that during his continuance in the service he was governed by
the Articles of War which governed regular soldiers and received pay as
of Lieutenant of Regulars. Ordered that the same be certified.

Thomas Morton, 2nd Lieutenant in same service, made oath to
the same as above. Ordered that the same be certified.

Alexander Le Grand, a sergeant in same service, made oath to the
same as above. Ordered that the same be certified.

Richard Foster, a private in the (Company) commanded by Cap-
tain Samuel Overton, proved in open court that he is a native of Virginia,
that he continued in the service during the time of his enlistment and
that this is the first time of making claim to lands under the King of
Great Britain's Proclamation of October 1763 before any court of record
or of obtaining a certificate, therefore ordered that the same be certified.

Henry Pigg, a private in the Second Virginia Regiment, made
oath, &c. &c.


Joseph Truman, a private in Captain Obediah Woodson's Company
of Vulunteers, came into Court and made oath, &c. &c. Order Book,
Prince Edward County, January Court, 1780, P. 67.

Freeman Lewelling, John Gaulding, Charles Howell, James Fos-
ter, privates in the command of the late Honble William Byrd, Esqr.,
assign their rights to lands (under the proclamation or the King of Great
Britain, October 1763), to Robert Goode Gent.

Jeremiah Penix (Penick) heir at law of Edward Penix, private under
the command of the late Honble William Byrd, Esquire, assigns his
right to his brother's land, under proclamation of October 1763, to
Robert Goode. Order Book, Prince Edward County, February Court,
1780, p. 68.

Declarations of : Jonathan Smith, 1st Lieutenant, John Petty,
[?1, and Bryant Mc Dearmonroe, privates in the command of the late
Colonel Byrd; Samuel Burton, private, in Colonel Washington's com-
mand; William Carter, Ezekiel Hendrick, Hezekiah Coleman, Daniel
Murray, John Smith, John Tibbs, privates. Colonel Byrd's Command.
Order Book, Prince Edward County, March Court 1780, p. 69.

Declarations of Philemon Hawkins, soldier in the command of the
late Colonel Byrd; and of Charles Hcrvey, command of Major Andrew
Lewis, in the year 1755, Order Book, Prince Edward County, April Court
1780 and May Court, 1780. p. 73 and p. 77.

[John Morton and Thomas Morton were relations, possibly bro-
thers. For John Morton's services id the Revolution, see Magazine,
XVn, 305. Richard Foster and John Morton were Charter trustees of
Hampden Sidney College in 1783. In 1780 Richard Foster was chosen a
vestryman of St. Patrick's parish, Prince Edward County. John Gauld-
ing, or one of his name, is still remembered in Prince Edward County —
there is a jungle on Little Buffalo Creek that the old inhabitants cal

Alfred J. Morrison.


[After the treaty between the United States and Great Britian
which authorized them, many suits were brought in the U. S. Courts by
citizens of Great Britain against citizens of the United States to recover
pre-Revolutionary debts. Many of these appear in the old records of
the United States Courts at Richmond and the papers recorded in the
various cases contain much matter of interest. The letters which fol-
low, down to the letter of Edmund Pendleton are copied from the record
of a suit against the estate of Col. John Baylor, of "Newmarket", Caro-


line Co. It is evident that, when copied into the record, portions of
the letters had become illegible. The Pendleton and Frere letters were
furnished by the late A. G. Baylor.

Col. John Baylor was bom May 12, 1705, and died April 16, 1772.
He was educated at Putney Grammar School and Caius College, Cam-
bridge; married Frances, daughter of Jacob Walker, and had (with
other issue) a son, John, bom Sept. 4, 1750, and died Feb. 5, 1808. He
married Nov. 8, 1778, It St. Olave, Hart Street, London, Frances, daugh-
ter of John Norton, of Gould Square, London. Like his father he was
educated at Putney and Caius. The relationship to the Freres was
through John Norton's mother.

Col. Baylor, the elder, lived in a manner which, followed by the
troubled times of Revolution, hopelessly involved his estate. His son
on his return to Virginia had to sell much property. The famous Fear-
nought was only one of many horses imported by John Baylor, Sr.

A genealogy of the family was published in this Magazine VI,


Virginia New-Market

25. May 1770
My dearest Johnny,

By Mr. Morse I rec'd yr. very kind & dutiful letter
and I make no Doubt it would be very agreeable to you to hear oftener
from me, but when I consider you hear often from yr dear daddy & well
know what a scribe I am [illegible] will excuse it.

I often read yrs. to Mr. Baylor [illegible] greatly to find what an
Improvement you [illegible] made in yr studies and could I but see you
now & [illegible] and should be heartily satisfied but when I consider

5 years absence without a single glance it almost distracts

me but my dear child hope to God all will be for the best.

If you are to be away I highly approve of yr. going to Cambridge
The most renowned Seminary of learning in all England.

My dear it does give me more Pleasure to hear of yr health which
God of his infinite mercy continue than I can express.

I have by several appor's. heard that yr. affected side is much
amended for which God of his infinite mercy be praised.

I am extremely sorry you have been disappointed in not getting
the fine choice hams, cyder old brandy and fine Maderia which were
packed up & sent to Ayletts Warehouse for you — you may depend upon
a nother attempt this year.

Pray finish your education, my dear as soon as possible for we
all cannot bear any longer without seeing you.

I shall write again by Capt. Robertson. We caught a great many-
redd and Mock'g Birds but by one accident or other lost them all.


The whole Family desire to be remembered to you though none
more so than my dear Johnny yr. most tender & aflfec'e


Frances Baylor

From Col. Baylor,

Virginia 18 July 1764
Mr. John Backhouse,

By Capt. Quincey I rec'd yrs. covering acct, sales
and Invoice of goods with which I am highly pleased also very fine horse
Fearnought who is much admired by every gentleman that he is a very
great Bargain & had he arrived one month sooner would have been much
more so. Upon the whole I acknowledge myself much obliged to Mr.
Hales and yourself for yr excellent choice ***** By Capt. Quincey
I send you forty and by Clarke ten hhds. of choice heavy stem'd Tobacco
which I am in hopes you will think a large remittance notwithstanding
I have and shall be oblig'd to draw some Bills on them one to Mr. James
Bowie for £100 and 1 to Capt. Quincey for £40. Will you not be aston-
ished when I tell you that I have £3,000 due to me in this country and
am oblig'd to draw on you for which reason I am determined to sell most
of my Horses, Mares, & Colts of which I have the same value and turn
them into slaves— as there is no getting cash here for anything else but
Bills of Ex's

Poor Virg'a what art thou come to? and held in

derision by the merchants of Great Britain, particularly those of the
Metropolis and the Factors of Glasgow. Surely this will open the eyes
of my dear countrymen and make them more frugal for the future. * ♦ *

I am sorry to trouble you but must begg (in case of an acct. to
the Ma'h* [Ship Marlborough] which God forbid) you will "be kind
eneough to send a duplicate of my acct. of sales & Invoice by Clarke
that I may know my fate.

Let me entreat you to lend a gracious ear to my Petition in be-
half of my dear Friend Col'o B. Moore * * * *You may depend my as-
sistance shall never be wanting towards the dispatch of yr. ships &
perhaps much greater than you expect in a year or two as we do rise
though slowly every year.

Be so good as to give me yr. opinion of Hemp & Bar Iron not on
my own acct but for my friend Col. Moore

Yours J. B.

The following order is attached to this letter.

3 " 4'D nails. 4 pr. girls shoes for 7 years old

10 " lO'D " 2 " Morocco shoes

16 " 8'D " The same for one of 5 " "


3 '

" 20'D «

6 prs.

boys steel buckles


« 4>D «



" 8'D «


« lo'D "


« 20'D «


yds best white Plums



« « «

550 Midg cotton

From John Parke Custis to Col. Baylor

Abingdon Aug 15th 1752

Dear Colo.

You will confer a particular favour on me by furnishing me
with a small quantity of clover seed

If I am not mistaken you once informed me you grew a good deal
of red clover and offered me seed. ******

I will thank you for the quantity generally allowed to an acre of
good land.

Mrs. Custis presents her compts to yourself and joins with me in
presenting them to Mrs. Baylor.

I am Dr Colo, your affect friend and
very obdt servt

J. P. Custis.

From Col. Baylor

Mr. Sam'l Waterman

Virginia Sept. 4th 1765

Virginia Sept. 4th 1765


By Capt Teason I rec'd yrs. accompa'g an-
other fine Mare from Mr. Hodghkins to whom I shall write fully on that
head, he has very industriously and with great pains collected me full
satisfaction relative to the mare you so kindly sent me * * *

Could you believe that Mr. Backhouse has render'd me sales
£5 per hhd. more for Tob's made on the same Plantations than Mr.
Cary and indeed db'le to one of my particular Friends.
How comes it about that London the Publick Mart of the whole World
should fall so short of Liverpool.

I am not unacquainted that you have large consignments of Tob-
'os & yr. modest refusal in making application to me endears me the
more to you & shall I keep the mare shall make you a proper Remit-

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