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Williamsburg restored old towne info.
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: April 21, 2000 at 07:58:15
In Reply to: Re: Reynolds by Dee Reynolds of 1389

Yes, I have been to Bruton Parish Church and cemetery many times. It is such a beautiful area of Williamsburg. I too have relatives buried there. I will probably be there again in June. The library in Williamsburg that deals with the restored old towne area is a must see. There is a lot of information on the origional owners of homes and shops along the restored main street. The people there are most helpful and knowledgable. A lovely place for a vacation back in time. I do have a book on the old homes there that has some information on owners of that time period. Here is the only item on Reynolds in that book.

"Many of the town's smaller households were located on Williamsburg's back streets. The ELIZABETH REYNOLDS HOUSE on the south side of Nicholson Street is one of the few structures on the street that faces north. In 1777 Virginia Gazette printer William Hunter deeded a narrow strip of land containing a house and garden to his mother, Elizabeth Reynolds. Hunter was illegitimate and although his father had acknowledged William in a will, he failed to provide for the boy's mother. Hunter's sense of duty seems to have been greater than his father's. In addition to the house and lot, he agreed to pay Elizabeth an annuity of forty pounds and to furnish a "servant maid fit and able to serve wait and attend her.""

Good searching to you.
Ria :)


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