|Robert Beverley + Mary Keeble||William Evelyn Byrd I + Maria Horsemanden||Theodorick Bland I + Ann Bennett||William Dungeness Randolph + Mary Isham|
Col. William Beverley
Aged: 58.2 years
Aged: 49.8 years
|Children||First Name||Birth Dt||Death Dt||Birth Place||Spouses|
|1+||1730||1766|| ||VA ||William Fitzhugh |
|2+||08/21/1740||04/12/1800|| ||VA, Essex Co, Blandfield ||Maria Carter |
|3+||1741||SEP 1803|| ||VA, Essex Co ||Robert Munford III |
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- Other, : No record of the dates of the birth and death of Col. William Beverley had been preserved, although it was thought he was born about 1696 and died about 1756. But on April 16, 1929 a gold "mourning ring" was unearthed, while working a road in the town of Urbana, a few miles from "Blandfield", by Mr. J. Walter Hazlewood. On this ring, which is in perfect condition and a beautiful piece of art, is inscribed "The Hon. William Beverley, Ob. Feb. 28, 1756, al 60". It is evidently one of the old time "mourning rings", which it was customary in the 18th and part of the 19th centuries, in Virginia, for persons of position to provide by will, as gifts of remembrance to their children, grandchildren, and closest friends. This ring was purchased from Mr. Hazlewood by the late William Beverly of Winchester, a great great great grandson of Col. William Beverley, and give to his sister Rebecca Duval Beverley who now, 1-'45, has it.
(from _The Beverley Family of Virginia_ p. 535)
Before 1750 William Beverley (1698-1756), son of Robert Beverley, the historian and grandson of Robert Beverley, the immigrant, build Blandfield, which he named for his wife, Elizabeth Bland. He acquired this large plantation about 1730. Blandfield was stripped of its fine paneling when the parches were added seven years before the War between the States. During the war much of the furniture and all the portraits were taken away by Union soldiers. (p.451---but of what book?
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