George Washington: A Biography - Vol. 1

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or Commander in Chief of His Majestys said Province of Virginia for the time being, The Receiver General of His Majestys Quit Rents in the said Province for the time being or his Deputy and all others whom it may concern are to take Notice of His Majestys Pleasure hereby Signified and Yield due Obedience thereto

A true Copy
W Sharpe

Endorsed Virginia

Copy of an Order of Council dated
the 11th of April 1745 determining
the bounds of the Ld Fairfax's Lands
in Virginia and fixing the Tenure
of those Lands within his Grant
that have been settled under Grants
from the Govr of Virginia
Recd June the 17th 1745
Read July the 25th1


APPENDIX I-3
TYPICAL NORTHERN NECK KINSHIP

THE NAMES cited supra in the text, p. 2, are typical of scores so connected by intermarriage that the full art of the professional genealogist is challenged. A few examples will show the intricacy of the relationship developed in three generations. To begin with the Turbervilles, George of that name, son of an immigrant, first married Frances Ashton of Hickory Hill, through whom he acquired that estate.1 After her death, George Turberville married Lettice Fitzhugh,2 daughter of a lady whose name epitomized Northern Neck eminence and fecundity--Ann Lee Fitzhugh McCarty. When Lettice Turberville expired and a decent period of mourning had elapsed, George Turberville married Martha, daughter of Richard Lee, resident in England.3 Within two or three generations, the lines of the Tubervilles were so inter-

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1
P.R.O., C.O. 5, 1326, f. 293-304.
1
For her, see 7 W ( 1) p. 95.
2
Her pathetic memorial inscription is ibid.
3
Lee of Virginia, 93.

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