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Banks/Knewstep/Russell /James City Co VA
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: September 16, 2000 at 13:44:33
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In answer to a question by Georgia Murray.

Most of the burials of Bruton Parish Church were of Victorian times although there are burials before and after. One can even be buried there now only one must be cremated and buried in a cardboard box to save space. There is a Registry book of this church in some libraries. I would write to the VA State Library in Richmond, VA and ask for the info on the burials you seek. As far as I know the info is not on line. Have you tried the James City Co VA genweb?

My map of Colonial Williamsburg show a Russell family owning two lots , one on the north and one on the south side of the Duke of Gloucester Street located in the block from Botetourt Street to the Capitol. This map is from the early 1800's. I do not know the first name of the owner.

I have not heard Colonial or Historic Williamsburg referred to as Williamsburg Memorial Park. The Rockefeller family started the restoration in the 1920's. This restoration includes the Duke of Gloucester Street and the surrounding streets. There are several sites on line about Colonial Williamsburg. Just type Colonial Williamsburg into any search engine. One site is

During the late eighteenth century, Taskinask and the acreage directly behind it belonged to John Richardson, whose heir, Allen Richardson, inherited it in 1804. The Richardsons' nearly 1200 acres encompassed almost all of Taskinask's original 900 acres, with the exception of a small parcel owned by John R. Knewstep. By 1812 Elizabeth Richardson was in possession of Taskinask, which she renamed Cedar Grove. She retained it until her death in the early 1850's.
By the early nineteenth century James Banks owned Mount Folly, having acquired it from former owner Stephen Bingham's heirs. The Banks retained the farm until the eve of the Civil War. In 1857 then owner James A. Banks bought part of Taskinask from the Knewsteps and combined it with Mount Folly. James City Coounty Land Tax Lists 1782-1861.

If I can help further, just holler.

Ria ><>


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