Below is described an archival holding which likely contains
several complete legal records that would be of great interest
to us. According to the web site (W&M "holdings") the
material is available to the public. Since most of the papers
are fragile all copying is done by staff. Cost for copies is zero
for the first 25, $1 each for next 25 or so, and the scale
escalates from there to out of sight.
The material has not been microfilmed.
Do we have a member close enough to Williamsburg to go
by periodically and accumulate it 25 pages at a crack.....or
does one of us have another way to skin this cat?
Swem Library, William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
Special Collections Research Center...........aka "SCRC"
Earl Gregg Swem Library
College of William & Mary
P. O. Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8794
Tucker-Coleman Papers (primarily of interest to us are papers
of St. George Tucker (1752-1827) m. Frances Bland Randolph).
The connection of Poythress family to that of St. George Tucker
is likely through the marriage of Tabitha Poythress (RBB285)
1725-1805 to Henry Randolph. St. George Tucker immigrated
from his birthplace in Bermuda to Virginia, taught law at W&M,
eventually appointed Federal Circuit Judge and played a leading
role in the governmental affairs of Virginia both as a colony and
then a state.
Papers (loose) of interest to us:
Box 67, Amelia County Court Records
Poythress & Cryer v. Thomas, etc.
Poythress v. Greenhill & Dudley
Eppes v. Poythress
Box 68, Chesterfield County Records
Poythress v. Cocke
Poythress v. Daniel
Meredith v. Poythress
Box 73 (Court Unknown)
Woodlief v. Boyd & Poythress
Box 74 (Misc. Legal Material)
Will of William Poythress
Land Grant to John Poythress by
Gov. Francis Nicholson (copy)
Some names referenced: Bland, Eppes, Claiborne,
Green, Randolph, Blair, Bolling, Poythress