The 2nd Partition divided two 11,000+-acre parcels into 19 new parcels. Four of these are examined in detail: how the land was used, the chain of ownership and the parcel’s eventual division into additional smaller units. Work continues to present the same on each of the other 15 new parcels, hampered in some cases by lost deeds.
The Enslaved People section now includes Counts Before 1800 and extensive information on William Henry Fitzhugh’s slaves. Names and ages are listed for Slaves Owned by William Henry Fitzhugh in 1830 as well as those freed in 1850 by his will who registered as free Blacks – Free Blacks Manumitted by William Henry Fitzhugh. Thanks to Maddy McCoy for pointing me toward information about the manumissions.
The Leaseholders section has expanded with the biographical sketch of John Hollis, developed from personal research generously provided by descendant Mari Gussin. Hollis operated an ordinary on Braddock Road, which has been added to Landmarks. Also added, Lease Locations in 1792 includes the survey plat that divided the north half of Ravensworth and maps the locations of several leaseholders whose names appear on the plat.
As always, thanks for reading.