James City County (Va.)


Christopher Ayscough and his wife Anne (both died c.1772) opened a tavern on Francis Street about 100 yards south of the Capitol in Williamsburg, Virginia. Before Governor Fauquier died in March, ... Read More

Alexander Finnie bought the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg in 1749 and sold it in 1752 but continued, at least intermittently, to be a tavern keeper in the town until his death in 1769. When GW ... Read More

Kingsmill plantation, the home of Lewis Burwell of James City County, Va., was situated on the James River about four miles southeast of Williamsburg.  

Thomas Doncastle’s tavern in James City County was on the road from Claiborne’s ferry about fifteen miles from Williamsburg.

Anthony Hay, who was a cabinetmaker in Williamsburg, bought the Raleigh Tavern from William Trebell in 1767. He kept the tavern until his death in 1770. James Barrett Southall then became host at ... Read More

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