Sorry, no, the book only mentions the folks of Williamsburg who lived in the restored homes of the old citty during the 1700's.
CD187 Familytreemaker information: Virginia Genealogies pre 1600 to 1900's:
"...There was a fine old house lately occupied by Judge R. L. Henley standing on Scotland Street, which is said to have been built by William Holt, mayor of Williamsburg. Lots 212, 213, 214, 217, constituting the square in which the house stood, were sold to William Holt in 1781 by Dr. James Carter and Hester, his wife. Dr. Carter obtained them by deed from Robert Anderson and Anne, his wife, in 1769."
"William Holt was an influential citizen of Williamsburg. He was a Presbyterian, and joined with Rev. John Jeffrey Smith, who came from Long Island, in establishing a Presbyterian settlement, at a place they named "Providence," in New Kent Co. They established a forge and saw mills there, and they also owned a tract of 500 acres and a mill known as "Kennon's Mill" in James City Co., (at the head of Coleman's Creek). This mill, after Mr. Smith's death fell to William Hold and was a very handsome brick building provided with a Bakery to furnish vessels in James River. (See Wm. & Mary Coll. quarterly V. p. 20;) The building, though disused, and out of repair is still standing. (I don't know when this article was written.)
He married Mary _____, and had issue Elizabeth, born 1762, married william Coleman of Williamsburg, William born 1765, and Daniel, Henry, Samuel, Jane, Mary and John Holt. The will of Daniel Holt dated 27 Dec. 1794 and recorded in Petersburg 5 Jan 1775, names his brothers, William and Henry, and gives to them the Jockey Neck Mill with the bakery belonging to the same, subject to their prosecuting my right to said mill to effect, otherwise to John E. Holt. To brother William whatever may be due to me from Mr. William Coleman; my two sisters, Polly and Jane; to brother William all my land in Monongalia Co. Mary Holt, sister of William Holt, married Rev. Samuel Davies, the eminent Presbyterian minister of Hanover Co and subsequently President of Princeton College."
There were three men living in Williamsburg at the same time all named Holt. A John Holt had a storehouse on the Duke of Gloucester St which is the main street in the old citty. Scotland Street is just a couple blocks away from this main street.
Providence Forge is a town just NW of Williamsburg in New Kent Co.
There are several Kennon's Mills, one is in Charles City Co. This name is associated with the Epps family.
Jockey's Neck, named for Joachim Andrews who acquired it in 1619),is near Jamestowne and was owned by several people including my Durfey ancestors.
Book: James City Co Keystone of the Commonwealth by McCartney:
"Near Jamestown was Kennon's Mill. During the early 1760's the heirs of Col Richard kennon of Charles City Co sold the mill to William Holt and Rev. Charles Jeffrey Smith. (Note: one book calls him John and the other Charles). The two men build a blacksmithery, storehouse, granary, gristmills and dwellings at what became known as providence Forge and converted Kennon's Mill to a bakehouse-milling complex, where ships' biscuits were baked and sold. The biscuits, which resembled hard-tack and were made from flour and a minimal amount of water, were mass-produced; they were a valuable commodity for which mariners paid a good price. By 1775 William Holt was the sole owner of what he called Holt's Mill. He manufactured ships biscuits and sold beef, pork and other commodities at his mill complex."
Published in the VA Gazette 9-17-1775. "...account of a recent committee meeting indicates that william Holt, whose mill near Jamestown had a bakehouse for ships' biscuits, was censured for furnishing supplies to some British naval vessels "now in the coounty." Holt replied that "he hath for several years contracted to furnish the men-of-war with supplies of bread and flour for immediate use" and that after he moved to Norfolk he had secured its Committee of Safety's permission to proceed with the sale. Even so, the James City County Committee ordered him and other "proprietors of mills and bakehouses not to manufacture any larger quantities of bread or Indian corn into flour, meal or bread than may be necessary for the internal consumption of this country." Two years later, Holt was paid for various commodities he sold to the American Army and he seems to have continued producing ships biscuits."
"William Holt, who had merchant mills in James City and New Kent Counties, asked the General Assembly to establish a flour inspection station locally. He claimed that although his mills were capable of processing 75,000 bushels of wheat a year, he was hindered by the lack of a convienient inspectorate. Holt apparently expected business to improve, for he hired Humphrey Harwood to build two new bake-ovens and a storehouse at his mill complex on Mill Creek."
"William Holt, owner ofl the 2,000 acre Neck O'Land farm, sold it to John Allen of Surry County in 1785. William Holt's son-in-law and business partner, William Coleman, by 1782 was running the Newport Mills, a grist-and-saw mill complex and bakehouse on Mill Creek. At Holt's death, his interest in the property descended to his brothers, who called it the Jockey's Neck Mill. The Holts sued William Coleman in an attempt to gain his share of the property, but he succeeded in becoming its sole proprietor and in time significantly enhanced its value."
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