James Wood Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

James Wood Collection, 711 THL

Scope and Content: The James Wood Collection is contained in three Hollinger-type boxes and one flat storage box (3 linear feet shelf space), with the contents of each box further divided into folders labeled by content. Item-level inventory prepared by Donn Neal, 2004.

The collection is mainly the handwritten correspondence (business and personal); accounts and account books; surveys and plats; and other business, legal, and personal materials of Col. James Wood, Sr., and other members of the Wood family. Portions of the collection include Frederick County records (e.g., fee lists) and other information not directly related to the Wood family. The time period covered by the collection extends from the 1730s to the late 1800s.

This collection would be of interest to historians of the Frederick County and Winchester area, students of business history, and researchers interested in the Wood family itself.

In many respects the James Wood Collection mirrors and complements the information found in The James Wood Family Papers, THL 173; indeed, similar information is found in both collections and researchers should review both collections.
(4 boxes) Last updated 07/06.

Biographical/Historical: James Wood, Sr. (1707?-1759) was born, according to a grandson, in Winchester, Hampshire, England. He attended Oxford University, was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and came to Virginia with one of the colonial governors. Around 1735, he acquired a tract of land "on the branches of the Opequon" from which, in 1744, a large part of Winchester was formed in accordance with his stipulations to the Justices of Frederick County. Wood was elected the first Clerk of the Frederick County Magistrate and Court and served in that position until his death. He was also a Colonel in the Frederick County militia and served with his friend Col. George Washington in the 1754 campaign against the French. In 1758, he was proxy for Washington in the latter’s candidacy for Burgess from Frederick County and wielded considerable political influence.

James Wood, Sr., built the first "Glen Burnie" in 1738. He married Mary Rutherford (died 1798) in 1738 with whom he had children Elizabeth (b. 1739), James, Jr. (b. 1741), Mary (b. 1742), John (b. 1743-44), and Robert (b. 1747). He is buried in the family graveyard at Glen Burnie.

James Wood, Jr. (1741-1813) was deputy surveyor of Frederick County and represented the county in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1776 and in the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1776. He served as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Wood negotiated the Treaty of Fort Pitt with the Shawnee Indians in 1775, making possible the successful expedition of General George Rogers Clark. He fought in the Revolutionary War as a colonel, commanding the Virginia Regiment at the Battle of Brandywine; later, he was a Brigadier-General of Virginia troops. James Wood, Jr., married Jean Moncure in 1775; they had no children.

Robert Wood (1747-1801) married Comfort Welsh (1751-1840), with whom he had numerous children. Nine of the children are represented in this collection: Julia, Comfort (Wood) Dailey, Robert W. (1776-1855), Mary Dorcas (Wood) Washington, Catherine (Wood) Glass, Harriot, Sarah Ann, William (1786-1872), and James.

Cite As: James Wood Collection, 711 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Overview of collection

Box 1

Correspondence, 1740-1881

Letters (including drafts and copies) to and from members of the Wood family, with some correspondence of other persons and unidentifiable fragments. Inclusive dates are shown below.

Legal Documents, 1739-1841

Miscellaneous legal documents, including copies and drafts and blank forms. Most but not all of these involve members of the Wood family.

Box 2

Financial Records, 1734-1883

These materials include fragments – often single pages – of account books; statements of accounts and bills from merchants and others; receipts; and payment orders and requests and bills of exchange. Most but not all of these materials involve members of the Wood family and reflect household purchases.

Box 3

Draft Surveys, 1735-1762

These appear to be preliminary drafts of surveys made by James Wood, Sr. most show the plats for one or more persons and the acreage of the property, but most do not show dates. Some of the drafts detail the metes and bounds of the properties; several show only the metes and bounds without a draft survey.

Military Records, 1774-1784

These miscellaneous documents, grouped together here for convenience, evidently came into the possession of James Wood, Jr., during or as a result of his service as an officer in the Revolutionary War.

Estate of Dr. Daniel Hart, 1747-1756

James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calms were co-executors of the estate of Dr. Daniel Hart, an early physician in Winchester who died between September 23 and October 5, 1748. These materials reflect the disposition of Dr. Hart’s estate.

Other Items, 1740-1835

Miscellaneous items, not otherwise categorized, that pertain to various members of the Wood family. Most of these items contain very limited if any informational value.

Records of Frederick County Clerk and Court, 1737-1760

These materials are records associated with the service of James Wood, Sr., as Clerk of the Frederick County Court. They consist of lists of individuals and their fees, receipts for fees collected, and part of an index to a fee book. Many lists show the names of individuals responsible for collecting the fees.

Reference Materials of James Wood, Sr.

These are materials that James Wood, Sr., referred to in drafting legal documents.

Organization: Item level list for each box

Box 1

Correspondence, 1740-1881

Folder 1 (Box 1)

James Wood, Sr., and Mary (Rutherford) Wood, 1740-1791

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
145 James Wood, Sr. David Jones (?) payment 09-23-1740 (20x14)
65 James Wood, Sr. Joseph Love failure to pay for land 09-07-1748 (19x31?)
569 James Wood, Sr. W. Russell payment, news from Williamsburg 09-08-1749 (16?x20?)
212 James Wood, Sr. John Matthews requesting registration of property 09-19-1749 (30?x20)
550 James Wood, Sr. Jno. Moore assistance to a colleague 06-11-1754 (32?x20?)
185 James Wood, Sr. Philip Clayton payment; receipt 08-01-1757 (19x24?)
310-311 Mrs. James Wood, Sr. Benjamin Martin enclosing receipt 04-06-1767 (16x20?) and (20x15)
529 Mrs. [James] Wood [Sr.] Charles Mescille (?) directions for medication and diet 08-16-1780 (18?x23?)
319 Mary Wood Mrs. Hoad (Hogg?) meal 02-02-1787 (23?x12)
312 Mrs. James Wood, Sr. Elizabeth Cragg personal matters 09-23-1791 (18?x13?)
321 James and Mary Wood G[eorge] F. Norton support regarding the matter discussed [unknown] (18?x22?)
172 James Wood, Sr. (?) Andrew Caldwell asks for discharge of William Richey and promises to pay [unknown] (19x9?)

Folder 2 (Box 1)

James Wood, Jr., and Jean (Moncure) Wood, 1762-1788

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
201 James Wood, Jr. Eleanor Jackson personal matters 09-24-1762 (18?x23?)
199 James Wood, Jr. Richard Paris requesting attachment on effects of Michael Drumgold (?) 09-23-1765 (18?x30?)
214 James Wood, Jr. (?) John Foxcroft financial matters 06-02-1766 (18?x23?)

547

James Wood, Jr. Robert Barr personal matters 11-25-1774 (19?x31?)

197

Jane Wood, wife of Col. James Wood John Pemberton enclosing payment 09-30-1779 (20?x20?)

546

James Wood, Jr. Robert Wood family and military matters 06-11-1780 (33?x21?)

83

James Wood, Jr. Jonathan Clarke enclosing payments for money advanced 04-06-1781 (19x22?)

218

James Wood, Jr. James B. Walkin (?) financial matters and [Charles?] Dick 02-17-1784 (16?x21?)

204

James Wood, Jr. Thomas (McKewan?) renewing offer to teach sons James and Robert 08-06-1784 (18?x30?)

205

James Wood, Jr. Thomas McKewan possible employment as teacher 11-24-1788 (25?x20?)

Folder 3 (Box 1)

Robert Wood and Comfort (Welsh) Wood, 1779-1829

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
329 Robert Wood T. (?) Blackburn judgment, whiskey 04-09-1779 (19?x32?)
195 Robert Wood James Wood, Jr. land matters 1780 (?) (20?x33)
540 Robert Wood [unknown] notes on treatment of gout ca. 1785 (20x34?)
332 Robert Wood Robert Galbraith debt 04-25-1786 (31?x18?)
335 Robert Wood Charles Yates possible employment of William Wilson 10-12-1788 (16x20)
649 Robert (?) Wood Adam Neel debts 05-02-1790 (16?x20?)
340 Robert Wood Randle Mitchell debt 11-26-1790 (17x21)
342 Robert Wood John W[ood] land 03-15-1792 (31?x20?)
350 Robert Wood James Machis (Machir?) debt 04-27-1794 (18?x22?)
196 Robert Wood James Wood, Jr. personal matters 08-07-1795 (19?x24?)
353 Robert Wood Thomas (?) Comus (?) division of land 01-05-1797 (28x19)
222 Robert Wood Andrew Wodrow (?) financial matters; trial of Negro in Hampshire County 03-04-1799 (19?x31?)
356 Robert Wood George Eskridge whiskey 05-16-1799 (19?x15?)
361 Robert Wood J[ohn] W. Brown son’s desire to be appointed clerk 03-08-1802 (32?x19?)
303 Comfort Wood [unknown] Fawcett note due 10-01-1811 (30?x19)
308 Mrs. Comfort Wood (?) Sarah White requesting flour 05-29-1817 (19?x25)
309 Mrs. Comfort Wood John B. White dower 06-02-1824 (20x25)
408 Mrs. Comfort Wood [unknown] accompanying gift 01-13-1829 (20x20?)
330 Robert Wood James Wood, Jr. horse [unknown] (15?x18?)
371 Robert Wood Thomas McKewan request to board with Wood family [unknown] (30x18?)
372 Robert Wood Robert White, Jr. house for schoolmistress [unknown] (15?x20?)

Folder 4 (Box 1)

Julia Wood, 1831-1881

Item #

To

From

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

287 Julia [Wood] [unknown] personal matters 09-13-1831 (7x13)
283 Julia Wood E[leanor] [C.] Stuart personal matters 01-05-1851 (19?x25?)
292 Julia Wood R.T. Barton contribution to Christ Church 09-24-1869 (12?x20?)
289 Julia Wood [unknown] reminder of note due at Union Bank 08-31-1875 (11x9?)
263 Julia Wood M.C. Bent death of Bent’s sister Jane 05-05-1881 (12?x20?)
284 Julia Wood Julia Ward personal matters 06-10-1881 (25?x20?)
257 Julia Wood E[leanor] C. Stuart personal matters [unknown] (19?x25?)
259 Julia Wood E[leanor] C. Stuart personal matters [unknown] (19?x25?)
267 Julia Wood Eleanor [C.] Stuart gift [unknown] (19?x6?)
290 Julia Wood C. Baldwin pasturing of a cow [unknown] (9?x11?)
266 Julia Wood [unknown] family matters [unknown] (12?x20?)
300 Julia Wood Ida Mason personal matters [unknown] (19x15)
264 Julia Wood E. Meade personal matters [unknown] (20x12?)
269 Julia [Wood] Hattie L. Pourle   [unknown] (12?x19?)
270 Julia Wood [Hattie L. Pourle] wrapper for letter [unknown] (12?x19?)
268 Julia Wood [unknown] personal matters [unknown] (20?x16)
176 Julia Wood [unknown] requesting loan of saucers and plates [unknown] (12?x10?)

Folder 5 (Box 1)

Comfort (Wood) Dailey, 1864

Item #

To

From

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

484 Comfort Dailey R[ebecca] Dailey personal matters 02-03-1864 (19?x25)
485 Comfort Dailey Robert W. Dailey family and personal matters 02-22-1864 (19?x31?)
486 Comfort Dailey Robert W. Dailey family and personal matters 04-28-1864 (18?x24)

Folder 6 (Box 1)

Robert W. Wood, 1799-1848

Item #

To

From

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

221 Robert W. Wood [unknown] financial matters 02-15-1799 (15?x9?)
359 Felix de St. Hilaire Robert W. Wood debt 12-01-1800 (29?x18?)
377 Robert W. Wood John [W.] Brown candidacy for appointment 02-06-1802 (33?x20?)
378 Robert W. Wood Joseph Ravenhies (?) debt 02-10-1803 (16x19?)
364 Robert W. Wood Lewis Wolfe delivery of payment to Philadelphia 11-04-1806 (17?x22?)
363 Robert W. Wood [unknown] financial claim 07-30-1807 (16?x12?)
224 Robert W. Wood Lawrence Washington wheat purchase 02-02-1810 (16?x20?)
396 [Robert W. Wood] W.P. Craighill debt 06-04-1810 (23x20?)
403 Robert W. Wood John Zachary land 08-07-1826 (20x24?)
404 Robert W. Wood Andrew Kincanon land 08-11-1826 (20x24)
380 Robert W. Wood John Zachary land 08-07-1827 (20x25?)
381 John Zachary Robert W. Wood land 09-05?-1827 (16?x21?)
382 Robert W. Wood James R. Graham land 02-1832 (19?x24)
412 Robert W. Wood William R.(?) Benson land 07-23-1832 (20x32?)
383 Robert W. Wood James S. Wood land 06-14-1833 (18?x25?)
384 Robert W. Wood James S. Wood payment 08-17-1833 (20?x24?)
385 Robert W. Wood James S. Wood enclosing payment 09-02-1833 (18?x25?)
225 [unknown] Robert W. Wood (?) suit over land; doggerel on reverse 03-03-1834 (10?x19?)
650 W. Brown and Susan McLaughlin Robert W. Wood payments 03-07-1834 (20?x18?)
387 [unknown] Robert W. Wood personal matters 07-30-1834 (19?x25)
651 Grinnoway and Company Robert W. Wood (?) account 10-09-1835 (19?x16?)
654 William A. Harrison Robert W. Wood land 12-12-1843 (21?x25?)
672 Robert W. Wood M. Almond land 09-08-1845 (20?x33?)
388 Robert W. Wood Charles Lobb land 09-11-1845 (20?x24?)
389 Robert W. Wood Charles Lobb land 11-17-1845 (20?x34)
655 Robert W. Wood Lyman Draper Wood’s Gap and Shawnee Indians 08-19-1848 (19?x25)
656 Lyman Draper Robert W. Wood Draper’s questions 09-11-1848 (23?x20?)
223 Lawrence Washington Robert W. Wood wheat purchase [unknown] (19?x16?)
392 Robert W. Wood P.H. Cabell sale of two Negroes; reverse is bill of sale [unknown] (22?x10?)
673 Robert W. Wood (?) N. McLean Blacker’s dispute with Haden [unknown] (19?x23?)
675 [unknown] Robert W. Wood land sale [unknown] (21?x34?)

Folder 7 (Box 1)

Sarah Ann Wood, 1827

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
278 Sally Wood Sally Baldwin accompanying gift 10-02-1827 (19?x11?)

Folder 8 (Box 1)

William Wood, 1840-1867

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
428 William Wood Williams and Barton debts due 05-14-1840 (19x16)
430 [William] Wood John Diffenderfer requesting lime 11-08-1841 (19x10?)
436 William Wood Charles H. Clark requesting payment 03-05-1844 (19?x19)
435 William Wood John S. Gallaher requesting feed 03-03-1848 (15?x19?)
226 William Wood Susan R. Hull Wood family in England 12-03-1867 (19x24?)
442 [Susan R. Hull] William Wood questions about family [unknown] (14x13?)
227 William Wood J.M. Baker brickwork [unknown] (13?x13)
440 William Wood A. Scott Tidball requesting barley [unknown] (18?x23)
472 William (?) Wood William Christian land [unknown] (18?x13?)

Folder 9 (Box 1)

James Wood, 1794-1833

Item # To From Description Date(s)

Size (cm)

220 Robert Wood James Wood travel to Baltimore; yellow fever; personal matters 10-25-1794 (15x18?)
274 Sarah Wood James Wood land sale 02-22-1833 (20x24?)

Folder 10 (Box 1)

Other Persons, 1752-1865

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
479 Marquis Calmes John Thurman requesting corn 05-04-1752 (18?x11?)
202 Gabriel Jones Jacob Giles requesting Henry Hail be released from jail so he can pay debts 10-24-1752 (15x16?)
215 Peter [unknown] Christopher Gist dispute over skins 06-22-1767 (14x19?)
648 Perez Drew A. Kirkpatrick accounts 10-09-1785 (34x21)
348 Justices of Brooke County Cornelius Baldwin recommending Robert Wood, Jr., for clerkship 12-20-1796 (18?x22?)
652 George Walls [unknown] patent; includes printed patent description 03-18-1837 (20?x19?)
273 [unknown] W.G. Singleton condolences 12-27-1865 (12?x20?)
495 Daniel Hart John Carlyle William Green’s debt [unknown] (19?x15?)
240 Marquis Calmes [unknown] land; "vouchers for Hart’s Estate" on rear [unknown] (19?x22?)
684 Lawrence Washington Robert Tucker hemp [unknown] (16?x20?)
238 [unknown] [George Home] land dispute involving Wood and others [unknown] (15?x19?)
239 [unknown] Angus McDonald financial matters [unknown] (19x12?)

Folder 11 (Box 1)

Unidentifiable Fragments

Item #

To

From

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

230 [unknown] [unknown] debt [unknown] (10?x16?)
233 [unknown] [unknown] [unknown] [unknown] (8?x15?)
244-245 James Wood Jacob Giles (?) financial matters [unknown] (15x18?)
(15?x13?)

Legal Documents, 1739-1841

Folder 12 (Box 1)

Promissory Notes, Bonds, and Indentures, 1739-1841

James Wood, Sr., and Mary (Rutherford) Wood, 1739-1765

Item # Other Party or Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
501 Andrew Caldwell, Thomas Wood, Marquis Calmes [unknown] 10-17-1748 (15?x9?)
502 Marquis Calmes [unknown] 12-19-1748 (15?x9?)
318 Thomas Crawford rental 06-16-1761 (17?x25?)
105 James Fisher [unknown] 07-25-1744 (16x8?)
117 James Hugy [unknown] 08-09-1745 (15?x3)
2 James Love, Samuel Martin sale of 600 acres 06-06-1746 (19?x20?)
194 Francis Kirtley, John Grame, Robert Green land grant 02-15-1739 (21x22?)
315 William Newton [unknown] 06-07-1765 (19?x15?)
453 Isaac Parkins, John Ashby [unknown] 02-08-1755 (19x31?)
157 James Patton [unknown] 04-21-1749 (20x7?)
3 Charles Robinson sale of 400 acres 05-22-1742 (19?x10?)
1 [unknown] [unknown] 09-20-1759 (16?x8?)

folder 13 (Box 1)

Robert Wood and Comfort (Welsh) Wood, 1784-1828

Item # Other Party or Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
465 William Sheilds [unknown] 04-16-1784 (16?x12?)
470 William Wood, Robert W. Wood, Harriet Wood, Catherine Wood, Sarah Wood, Julia Wood, Alexander Tidball, John W. Miller [unknown] 11-11-1828 (20?x33?)

Folder 14 (Box 1)

William Wood, 1834-1850

Item # Other Party or Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)

417

Jacob Baker and Company

[unknown]

01-25-1834

(16x6)

427

F. and W.G. Russel

[unknown]

01-17-1850

(20x22?)

429

Alexander S. Tidball, William H. Grove

debt

06-02-1841

(21?x35)

Folder 15 (Box 1)

Other Persons, 1740/41-1822

Item # Parties

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

449

William Champs, William Corram, William Burch, Thomas Dunmoor, Andrew Blackburn [unknown] 02-12-1749/50 (19?x22?)

451

Mason Combs, Henry Funk [unknown] 04-13-1754 (15?x14?)

444

Michael Cranstaff, William Douglass [unknown] 01-19-1740/41 (16x10?)

461

William Cryer, Thomas Lemon, Robert Ruffin [unknown] 05-29-1762 (21x33)

454

John Dougharty, Robert McConnell apprenticeship of McConnell’s son 03-05-1755 (18?x22?)

452

Michael Granson, Lodwick Rimel [unknown] 09-02-1754 (19?x15)

466

Bennett Hall, John Miller partition of land 04-1822 (21x34)

456

Nicholas Halloway, Anthony Nisley, King George II marriage bond 09-29-1759 (18?x30?)

445

Cuthbert Harrison, Samuel Earl, Morgan Morgan, William McMechem, David Vance, Marquis Calmes [unknown] 03-08-1743 (18?x31?)

490

Daniel Hart, John Nelson, William Wallace and Company, John Pagan [unknown] 09-10-1745 (19?x15)
510 Daniel Hart, Lewis Neill [unknown] 10-27-1747 (15x18?)
507 Daniel Hart, John Thurman, Valinda Wade [unknown] 09-30-1746 (19?x20?)
463 John Latham, Robert Rutherford [unknown] 03-12-1765 (19x17?)
462 John Linsey [Lindsay], William Connal [Connell] [unknown] 09-23-1763 (19?x13?)
455a Thomas Low, William Ramey, Thomas Waters, Thomas Swearingen, Charles Bucks [unknown] 06-05-1753 (18?x31?)
446 John Nealand, John Evans [unknown] 10-17-1744 (21?x15?)
455 Elisha Perkins, John McCabe [unknown] 12-02-1755 (15?x9?)
450 Samuel Pritchard, John Head, Jr. [unknown] 10-14-1753 (21?x8?)
464 Samuel Pritchard, John Rolfe [unknown] 05-07-1766 (19?x31?)
471 William (?) Russell conditional on building of a good grist or water mill [unknown] (16?x8)
187 Benjamin Rutherford, John Hardin 80 acres 08-06-1762 (18?x29?)
640 Samuel Short, Ann Short, Peter Panter purchase of 100 acres 11-06-1760 (31?x38?)
460 John Stewart, Samuel Pritchard note 04-09-1760 (19?x15?)
459 Evan Wadkins [Watkins], Stephan Rawling [unknown] 03-08-1760 (20?x13)
685 Isaac Wood, Peter [unknown] [unknown] 07-22-1761 (19?x11?)

Folder 16 (Box 1)

Court Orders, 1747-1777

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
9 sheriff to lay off and divide land of John Hood, deceased 11-1747 (19?x9?)
678 Terrence Kelly’s debt 11-08-1753 (22?x16?)
189 Jacob Wiser v. James King 02-1777 (21x11)
59 James Allison [unknown] (20?x17?)
53 Frederick Haas v. Thurman Skinner [unknown] (18?x8?)
52 judgment against James King [unknown] (21?x10?)

Folder 17 (Box 1)

Agreements, 1746-1753

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
517 Daniel Hart, Charles Ferguson rental 02-01-1747/48 (19?x31)
186 Thomas Hooper, James Wood, Sr. sale of slave named Hannah 05-05-1753 (18?x15?)
188 John O’Neal, James Wood, Sr. clearing land [draft] [unknown] (14?x9)
4 John O’Neal, James Wood, Sr. clearing land 08-04-1746 (19?x31?)
5 Robert Rollstone, James Wood (for orphans of Robert Green) sale of land 03-20-1753 (19?x31?)
448 Peter Tostie, Thomas How How’s role as shopkeeper, selling merchandise for Tostie 06-03-1748 (19?x31?)

Folder 18 (Box 1)

Depositions, Affidavits, and Certificates, 1740-1828

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
457 John Bordin recovery of judgment regarding indenture 01-23-1762 (16?x10?)
482 Marquis Calmes, Thomas Wood, G[eorge?] Johnston judgment and dispute involving James Wood, Sr., and Thomas Chester 01-05-1748 (21x15?)
469 Joseph Gamble, John Heiskell Alfred H. Pourle’s deed 10-11-1828 (19?24?)
213 Lucy Lemon release from executorship of husband’s estate 08-02-1757 (16x16?)
146 Findlay McClower [McClure] statement of James Bane regarding John Buchanan 03-29-1741 (18?x11?)
393 Edward McGuire bill for furniture from John White 05-19-1807 (20?x14?)
394 University of Pennsylvania Robert W. Wood’s status as student 11-1806 (19?x8?)
112 Edward Rogers assigning rights of interest and property to Edward Cordery and Thomas Fannin 10-07-1740 (20x7?)
686 John Spence disputed ewe and lamb 05-10-1798 (20x16?)

Folder 19 (Box 1)

Powers of Attorney, 1747-1767

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
447 Thomas Caton, James Dick appointment of Aaron Rawlings 05-28-1747 (18?x30)
79 John Foxcroft appointment of James Wood, Jr. 04-09-1767 (18?x32?)

Folder 20 (Box 1)

License, 1748

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
23 Thomas Urie license to be trader 12-20-1748 (15?x14?)

Folder 21 (Box 1)

Petition

Item # To Description Date(s) Size (cm)
237 Frederick County Court regarding Ashby’s Executors v. John Hardin 1749 (?) 1759 (?) (18?x30?)

Folder 22 (Box 1)

Wills, 1746-1757

Item # Testator Date(s) Size (cm)

255

James Wood [photocopy]    

528

James Lemon

06-01-1757

(31?x37?)

Folder 23 (Box 1)

County Levies, 1837-1840

Item # On By Date(s) Size (cm)
367 Estate of Robert Wood (lot tax) Frederick County 1837-1839 (17?x4?)
368 Estate of Mary Wood (lot tax) Frederick County 1837-1840 (17?x4?)

Folder 24 (Box 1)

Blank Forms

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)

63

court documents with empty blanks to be filled in

[unknown]

(19x29?)

62

court documents with empty blanks to be filled in

[unknown]

(19x30?)

474

bond form

[unknown]

(16?x30?)

 

Box 2

Financial Records, 1734-1883

Folder 1 (Box 2)

Portions of Bound Account Books, 1744-1883

James Wood, Sr., and Mary (Rutherford) Wood, 1744-1759

Item # Date(s) Page(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)

704

1744-1747

24 (8-33)

accounts, fees, etc.

(15?x38)

152

1747-1748

1 (46)

liquor, cattle, etc.

(15?x25?)

180

1747-1748 (?)

1 (47)

sundries

(15?x25?)

709 [unknown] 19 index to ledger of James Wood, Sr.

(12x7?)

702

1753-1759

33 (133-166)

ledger of James Wood, Sr.

(15?x37?)

Folder 2 (Box 2)

James Wood, Jr., and Jean (Moncure) Wood, 1762-1767

Item # Date(s) Page(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
73 1762 2 Dr. John Powell, Dr. Anderson, John Neavill (11?x17?)
72 1762-1763 1 [unknown] (11?x17?)

74

1766-1767

2

Achilles Foster

(11?x17?)

71

1767

1

Gabriel Jones and Joseph Steer

(11?x17?)

Folder 3 (housed in storage box, Box 4)

William Wood, 1821-1869

Item #

Date(s)

Page(s)

Goods and Services

Size (cm)

169 1821-1829 4 pork, straw, corn, etc. (8?x17)
700 1832-1868 30 [some missing] sundries (16x40)
706 1836-1869 27 (17-) sundries (16?x40)
424 1837-1838 6 H.P. Ward (?) for sundries (10x16)

Folder 4 (Box 2)

Unknown (Julia Wood?), 1883

Item # Date(s) Page(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)

657

1883

4

printed grocer’s book with one loose page

(10x15?)

669

[unknown]

1

one page of grocer’s book

(9?x15?)

86

[unknown]

1

sundries, loans, debts

(15?x14?)

Folder 5 (housed in storage box, Box 4)

Index to Account Book

Item # Date(s) Page(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)

692-692a

[unknown]

11

index to account book (part of "B" and "C" through "W")

(12x38?)

Folder 6 (Box 2)

Statements of Accounts and Bills, 1737-1856

James Wood, Sr., and Mary (Rutherford) Wood, 1737-1786

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
7 Henry Brinker 1756-1758 nails, fees, rental of courthouse (31x18?)
89 James Hunter Campbell and Company 10-1759 rum, sugar (18?x10?)
317 Nathaniel Cantwell 1762-1763 butter (19?x22?)
93 James Carter 1754-1757 tools, implements (18?x17?)
107 John Coulthard 10-29-1738 saddle, lace, trousers, etc. (15?x9?)
595 John Dalton, Justices of Frederick County 03-08-1750 [unknown] (20?x12)
156 Charles Dick, Marquis Calmes 12-13-1748 [unknown] (18?x12?)
131 Peter (?) Falkner 11-1737 sundries [includes note by Wood: found in Falkner’s possession but in my handwriting] (15x17?)
17 Edward Glover 07-27-1740 sundries (20?x6?)
87 Henry Heth 01-29-1761 punch, rum, wine, beer, etc. (19x47)
104 Ralph Humphrey 1744-1746 punch, brandy, rum, wine, etc. (19?x31?)
106 John Jones 12-14-1744 suit of clothes (19x7?)
208 John Kercheval 1782 taxes and levies (8?x7?)
96 James Lemon 08-20-1754 punch, club fees (16?x16?)
97 Thomas Lemon 1754 hinges, linen, pins, cloves, etc. (18?x17?)
8 Thomas Lewis 05-09-1756 land surveys (21x10?)
576 Thomas Lewis [unknown] land surveys (16?x12)
324 Daniel Norton and Company 04-11-1785 sundries (19?x15?)
322 Daniel Norton and Company 09-16-1786 drapes, linen, thread (22x15?)
323 Daniel Norton and Company 11-18-1786 sugar (20?x12)
320 Daniel Norton and Company [unknown] calico, linen (18?x11?)
101 John Pagan 1750-1751 sundries (30?x18?)
526 William Ramsay, Marquis Calmes [unknown] [unknown] (31x20?)
316 George Sexton 07-08-1762 shoes (17?x15)
90 Nicholas Shrack 1758-1760 horseshoes, sharpening, mending of chair (15?x13)
164 Peter (?) Wagenor, Marquis Calmes 1754 [unknown] (15?x5?)
701 Archibald Wager 1760 wages, various payments (32?x20?)
103 Robert White 1744 medicines (15x9?)
99 Robert White 02-23-1750/51 medicines (16x19?)
92 Alexander Wodrone 1758-1761 rum, clothing, sundries, etc. (18?x30?)
88 [unknown] 12-31-1761 shoes, repairs (20x27)
313 [unknown] 1766-1767 cash payments (11?x17?)
91 [unknown] [unknown] cash advances (38x15?)

Folder 7 (Box 2)

James Wood, Jr., and Jean (Moncure) Wood, 1760-1785
Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
70 Bryan Bruin 1760-1766 domestic items, clothes, tavern expenses, land (18?x31?)
198 George F. [Norton?] 07-13-1785 sundries (19?x15?)
80 William Scott 1766-1770 cloth, sewing supplies, nails (19?x27?)
81 S. W. 1770-1772 cash transactions, etc. (33?x9)

Folder 8 (Box 2)

Robert Wood and Comfort (Welsh) Wood, 1787-1817

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
343 Dr. Cornelius Baldwin 1792-1796 pork, whiskey (24x14?)
344 Dr. Cornelius Baldwin 1793-1796 brandy, firewood, pork (24?x38?)
339 Thomas Cantwell 1790-1791 sundries (20?x33)
358 William Christie 1799-1800 tuition for William Wood (16?x10)
354 John Cloud 03-31-1797 grinding of rye (39?x33)
351 William Davison and Company (?) 1796 sundries (19?x33)
347 Adam Douglass 1792-1793 sundries (33?x42?)
352 Adam Douglass 1793-1794 sundries (34?x42)
331 Charles and John Grim [unknown] work done on kitchen (21x34?)
307 Hartman and Meredith 09-12-1817 jewelry, spectacles (19?x17?)
345 John Kercheval 1793- corn, rye (19?x18?)
357 John McAlister (?) 06-06-1799 linen (25?x11)
338 Jane and Isabella (?) McCleary 1790-1794 sewing, sundries (20?x34?)
346 Robert Markey 07-1794 medical care (19x31?)
328 Daniel Miller 1788-1800 clothing (16?x40)
349 Newby and Chunn 1796-1798 sundries (21x33?)
334 Daniel Norton and Company 1787 sundries (19?x31?)
360 Abijah Rigdon 1801 milling (20?x17?)
304 Francis Tillett (?) 07-19-1813 tuition (19?x30?)
362 Virginia, Commonwealth of 06-10-1812 debt, fees, interest, costs (20?x16?)
333 Peter Windle 1787-1789 smithing, ferrier work (21x33?)
336 Peter Windle 1789-1790 smithing, ferrier work (20?x33?)
337 Peter Windle 1790- smithing, ferrier work (20?x33?)
341 Peter Windle 06-1791 metalworking (19x26?)
365 Estate of Robert Wood 1807-1815 payments made (20?x25)
370 [unknown] [unknown] alcoholic beverages (21?x22)
355 [unknown] 1798 sewing (18?x7?)

Folder 9 (Box 2)

Julia Wood, 1828-1880

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
291 C. Baldwin 07-11-1877 professional services (16x9?)
298 Christ Church 09-30-1868 pew rental (10?x17?)
297 Christ Church 01-19-1869 pew rental (10?x17?)
272 William N. Eddy 10-13-1880 [unknown] (16?x9?)
265 C.F. Eichelberger 02-23-1875 coal (12?x20?)
299 William Miller 06-24-1828 sugar, coffee (20?x10?)

Folder 10 (Box 2)

Comfort (Wood) Dailey, 1840

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
483 William Miller 11-30-1840 sundries (20?x32?)

Folder 11 (Box 2)

Robert W. Wood, 1791-1853

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
379 William Brown 1815-1816 sundries (20?x33?)
375 Beaty Carson 1796-1798 mending, sewing (16?x19?)
376 William Holliday 1791-1792 sundries (34?x41?)
373 William Holliday 1791-1797 sundries (19?x31?)
374 William Holliday 1797 sundries (22?x28?)
366 Joseph Taylor 12-10-1808 hinges, iron, corn, staples (20?x16?)
390 William Wells 10-11-1853 furniture [includes receipt] (19?x9?)
391 William Wells 10-11-1853 furniture (19?x8?)

Folder 12 (Box 2)

Harriot Wood, 1810

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
275 John Bell 12-11-1810 groceries (19?x12)

Folder 13 (Box 2)

Sarah Ann Wood, 1845-1846

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
276 H.P. Ward 09-1846 groceries (19?x22?)
296 [unknown] 1845-1846 sundries (20x31?)

Folder 14 (Box 2)

William Wood, 1819-1856

Item # Other Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
425 George Aulick 1837 tailoring (19?x11?)
405 H.W. Baker and Sons 01-22-1828 twill bags (20?x11)
410 Jacob Baker and Company 03-21-1831 requesting payment (28?x20?)
414 Jacob Baker and Company 1833-1834 sundries (19?x31?)
418 Jacob Baker and Company 06-07-1834 account (19x9?)
423 L. Brannan 1836-1837 milling (?) (19?x31?)
411 Andrew (?) Bush 03-11-1833 sundries (19?x33)
434 Charles H. Clark (?) 1843-1844 sundries (19?x32?)
400 Mrs. Dailey 06-27-1834 sewing, sundries (19x32?)
439 Thomas Latham 1856 hay (15?x19?)
409 Jacob Lauck 02-08-1831 carting (19?x8?)
443 Lewis Lindsey [unknown] tailoring (14?x17?)
402 William Miller 1825-1826 sundries (20?x33?)
421 William Miller 1835-1836 sundries (20?x19?)
399 Mills and Grove (?) 12-01-1823 sundries (20x17?)
401 John Nevel 1825 tools, implements (21x24?)
415 John Nevel 1832-1836 tools, implements (19x32?)
413 Gabriel Peterson 1832-1833 shoes (21x27?)
431 Thomas Phillip 1842 sundries (19?x31?)
432 Thomas Phillip 1843 sundries (16?x23)
406 Thomas Phillips and Company 03-09-1832 sundries (21?x12?)
420 Samuel Rea 04-29-1835 sundries (19?x21)
397 Thomas Roberts 1819 sundries (20?x11?)
441 Thomas Roberts [unknown] notes (19?x22?)
407 Roberts and Taggart 01-28-1829 sundries (20x24)
416 Jonathan Smith 1833-1851 [two sheets glued together] corn, carpentry (20?x18)
419 Henry B. Streit and Company 1835 sundries (20x25?)
438 L[odwick] E. Swartzwelder 1850 metalworking (15?x25?)
433 Estate of Alexander S. Tidball 1843-1844 corn, oxen (20?x23?)
426 Mrs. [Alexander S.] Tidball 11-19-1835 sewing (19?x11?)
437 John Wright 1849 smithing (20?x25)
422 [unknown] 1835- wood (19?x15?)

Folder 15 (Box 2)

Other Persons, 1746-1772

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
151 George A. Anderson, Edward Shippen 10-17-1746 [unknown] (19x31?)
217 James Douglass, John Carter 1770-1772 tumbler, snuff box, whalebone (15?x20?)
489 Frederick County, Griffith Thomas 1759 provisions for Catawba Indians (17?x17?)
175 George W. Kiger and Campbell (?), [unknown] [unknown] whiskey (20?x11)
174 Robert Kingoanes, Dennis Chathise (?) [unknown] bread, shoes, coat, shirt (16x7?)
494 Duncan Ogullian, John Carlyle 09-09-1747 cloth (15?x7?)
167 Elisha Perkins, John McCade 05-06-1758 notes (19x14?)
647 George Rootes, William Finnie 1772-1774 sundries (18?x12)

Folder 16 (Box 2)

Unknown

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
6 [unknown] [unknown] "Bill of Parioly" for domestic articles, utensils, cloth, thread, combs, etc. (18x29)
76 [unknown] 1770-1771 provisions, funeral charges (19?x10?)
94 [unknown] [unknown] linen (9?x8?)
95 [unknown] [unknown] washing clothes (16?x17?)

Folder 17 (Box 2)

Receipts, 1734-1877

James Wood, Sr., and Mary (Rutherford) Wood, 1734-1763
Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
126 Benjamin Borden 02-15-1736 Indian corn (21x7?)
168 Peter Burr 04-11-1759 [unknown] (18?x14?)
150 Mathew Cartright 07-13-1746 [unknown] (19?x6?)
14 Thomas Chester, Thomas Rutherford 05-17-1740 pork (15x4?)
252 W. Cocks 02-16-1750 use of Hugh Parker (14?x7?)
596 Jno. Collier 12-19-1748 110 acres (19?x8)
325 James Craik 06-16-1761 [unknown] (21?x10?)
134 John Denton 04-09-1739 account of Jonathan Seaman (20x4)
124 Joseph Edwards [unknown] [unknown] (18?x5?)
605 Thomas Everard 06-10-1742 patent fees for thirteen properties (21x21)
102 Thomas Everard 08-20-1748 salary for 1746 (15?x10?)
478 James Gardner 08-05-1747 Negro woman named Sal and two mulatto children (16?x24)
115 William Glover 04-13-1742 tools (12?x7?)
179 Robert Gray [unknown] clothing (20?x11?)
253 Robert Green 06-29-1739 a servant woman (14?x9?)
19 John Hardin 05-03-1748 order of court (15?x5?)
136 John Harrow 04-09-1739 [unknown] (19x6?)
135 John Harrow 01-19-1739/40 [unknown] (18?x4?)
26 Jacob Hite 01-20-1750/51 notes for 1750 (21?x10)
477 Isbella Hooper 09-12-1753 (?) Negro named Hannah (18?x11?)
147 [unknown] Hyson (?) 01-26-1743 [unknown] (19x6)
113 Robert Jackson 06-02-1744 [unknown] (11x5?)
183 Gabriel Jones 02-14-1743 on account of William Gooch (18?x7?)
314 John Jones 03-05-1763 mending clothes (10x9)
109 John Littler 03-11-1736 [unknown] (18?x6?)
133 Matthew Metcalf 10-25-1738 [unknown] (11?x9?)
111 Isaac Parkins 05-11-1740 [unknown] (19?x4?)
121 Reuben Paxon [Paxton] 03-13-1753 sundries (19x7?)
519 [unknown] Piper, Marquis Calmes 08-09-1749 [unknown] (11?x16?)
143 Robert Poage 04-24-1740 [unknown] (16?x4?)
11 Wil Prentiss 04-07-1750 licence for William Gooch (19x7?)
250 William Preston 10-03-1761 quitrents due for Estate of James Wood (17?x16?)
118 Thomas Reace [Reece] 08-06-1745 wheat (15x4)
148 William Russell 05-30-1744 on account of Valentine Sevier (19x8?)
476 [Thomas] Rutherford 04-30-1742 sale of Negro woman and child (19?x6?)
138 Jonathan Seaman 08-06-1739 on own account and that of Noah Hampton (16?x11?)
116 William Sherril 12-22-1744 pork (18?x5?)
130 Lewis Stephens 11-06-1737 [unknown]; on reverse is note to enter land for Robert Eastham (18?x10?)
13 Owen Sullivan 02-24-1739/40 joinery work done and to be done (17?x7?)
254 William Tapp 12-15-1747 use of William Tapp (14?x10?)
154 William Tapp, Jr. 04-09-1748 [unknown] (15?x4?)
18 Francis Thornton 07-06-1736 surveying and fees (13?x8?)
125 Anthony Walke, Jr. 04-26-1734 sundries (12?x10?)
108 Jonathan Ward 07-14-1736 bay horse and brand (14?x7?)
120 Robert Warth 02-13-1752 use of [George Anderson?] 16?x5?)
128 Ann Waters (?) 04-27-1737 [unknown] (20x6)
129 Christopher Zimmerman, John Reynolds, Robert Ellis, Thomas Wright 06-28-1737 [unknown] (15?x9?)
251 Catherine [unknown] 06-20-1748 freedom dues (17?x7?)

Folder 18 (Box 2)

James Wood, Jr., and Jean (Moncure) Wood, 1760-1776

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
548 Daniel (David?) Bush 04-15-1767 certificates (18?x7?)
249 James Craik 06-09-1760 debt of James Wood, Sr. (19?x10?)
190 Val[entine] Crawford 01-18-1776 sundry claims (21x10?)
193 Thomas Dent 03-20-1762 quitrents and groundrent for 1760-1761 [two receipts on same sheet] (15?x9?)
192 Thomas Hite 07-03-1766 parish and public levies, poll tax for 1764 (18?x8?)
200 Valentine Sevier 06-25-1763 land purchase by Jacob Hagler (18?x18)
75 Joseph Swift, John Wood 05-29-1771 judgment in York, Pennsylvania (20?x12?)

Folder 19 (Box 2)

Robert Wood and Comfort (Welsh) Wood, 1807-1831

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
306 Christ Church 01-31-1831 pew rental (4?x12?)
302 Lawrence Washington 10-07-1807 to be applied to Estate of Robert Wood (19?x8?)

Folder 20 (Box 2)

Julia Wood, 1871-1877

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
256 Christ Church 1871 pew rental (16x5)
295 T.C. Ogden 04-19-1877 shoes (19x6)
293 M.H. Reardon [unknown] [unknown] (21?x17?)

Folder 21 (Box 2)

Robert W. Wood, 1814-1834

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
386 A. Earle 11-24-1834 fee (16?x8?)
395 E. Milton 11-03-1814 judgment (19?x8?)

Folder 22 (Box 2)

Catherine (Wood) Glass, 1829

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
277 W.H. Streit 11-02-1829 Jacob Baker account (20?x7?)

Folder 23 (Box 2)

William Wood, 1823-1825

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
468 C.C. Beatty 10-10-1825 cotton (20?x10?)
398 Conrad Kremer 08-16-1823 dyeing wool (20x8?)

Folder 24 (Box 2)

Other Persons, 1736-1783

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
85 Captain [unknown] Crucy, [unknown] 02-18-1783 note (21x12?)
127 Lowery (?) Davis, Abram Davenil (?) 06-25-1736 [unknown] (10?x7?)
12 John Hardin, [unknown] 08-09-1745 carpentry work on courthouse (17?x6?)
182 John Hite, Gabriel Jones 04-19-1749 [unknown] (15x10?)
28 Gabriel Jones, Thomas Slaughter 03-07-1753 (?) William Green (19x6)
458 William Perkins, Israel Christian 07-09-1773 bonds to be collected (21?x21?)
161 Robert Rae, William Reddy (Redding?) 02-19-1753 fees for suits (19?x32)
137 Thomas Rutherford, John Wilcox 07-24-1739 on account of James Wood (18?x7?)
159 John Smith, John Patton, William Green 05-12-1749 [unknown] (20?x9?)
158 William Stephenson, W[illiam] Green 05-12-1749 [unknown] (19?x9?)
139 Lewis Stiffoy (?), John Gordon 07-26-1739 use of Robert Jackson (21x4?)
10 Benjamin Waller 03-01-1748 salary due Secretary Thomas Nelson (19?x8?)

Folder 25 (Box 2)

Payment Orders and Bills of Exchange, 1738-1799

James Wood, Sr., 1738-1753

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
114 Robert Calvert, William McMachan 06-23-1741 [unknown] (18?x7?)
155 William Dobbin, Henry Brinker, Samuel Brinker (?) 10-28-1748 [unknown] (15?x10?)
122 Charles Doveling, John Peill 08-18-1753 share of crop (18?x8?)
140 Thomas Draper, Lewis Neill 10-03-1739 [unknown, but repeated with two additional amounts] (16?x11)
119 John Griffet (Griffith?), John Funk 07-30-1750 [unknown] (12 ?x11)
153 Dan[iel] Hart, Captain [Lewis] Neill 09-27-1746 [unknown] (10?x10)
142 William Ledgerwood, Paul (?) Sharkey 03-17(?)-1740 dressing an elk skin (17x7)
144 Charles McDowell, Andrew Campbell 11-06-1740 [unknown] (15?x14)
132 Patrick Reily [Riley] 08-15-1738 debt (14?x9?)
141 James Rutledge, John Anderson 12-13-1739 [unknown] (19?x9?)
110 [unknown] Weitreich 12-20-1748 shoes (15?x8?)

Folder 26 (Box 2)

James Wood, Jr., 1765

Item # Party or Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
78 John Lasham (?) 08-10-1765 [unknown; Wood remark on reverse] (18?x16?)
549 Jno. Poage, Peter Hog 08-03-1765 [unknown] (16?x10?)

Folder 27 (Box 2)

Other Persons, 1738-1799

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
77 John Dixon, [unknown] 02-08-1799 [unknown], on reverse protests court order (16x9?)
123 John (?) Lewis (?), (?) Hogg 08-04-1738 [unknown] (14?x8)
160 Stephen Sebastin [Sebastian], Thomas Colson 02-12-1750/51 [unknown] (15x9)

Box 3

Draft Surveys, 1735-1762

Folder 1 (Box 3)

Surveys (A-M)

Item # For (acreage) Date(s) Includes Metes and Bounds? Size (cm)
582 James Allen (269), William Allen (333) [unknown]

no

(31x20)
610 James Anderson (600), Patrick Reily (360) [unknown]

yes

(19?x10?)
604 Michael Brooks (400), Cornelius Morley (400), Robert Lowther (186), Barnard McHenry (240) [unknown]

no

(20?x16)
617 William Brown (400) [unknown]

no

(15?x12?)
66 John Buchanan 03-20-1744

yes

(18?x10?)
633 John Bush (400), James Rotches (400) [unknown]

only

(15?x14?)
584 John Carr (400) [unknown]

no

(28?x17?)
581 James Cathey [unknown]

no

(30?x18?)
632 Philip Cavanaugh (535), John Campbell (300) [unknown]

no

(18x14?)
634 Thomas Chester (282) [unknown]

yes

(9?x15?)
579 Christian Clayman (80) 07-25-1744

yes

(11?x14?)
645 John Collier (552) [unknown]

yes

(17?x23?)
588 John Craig, William Thompson, A. Thompson, David Craig (400), J. Board [unknown]

no

(28?x17?)
590 James Dyer, Henry Kindal [unknown]

no

(20?x15?)
623 John Garth (400) [unknown]

no

(15?x6?)
615 Thomas Glassboy (400) [unknown]

no

(18?x15)
606 Captain [Robert?] Green (659) [unknown]

no

(14?x18?)
598 Robert Green, deceased (348) [resurvey by Jno. Poage] 07-26-1762

no

(18?x15?)
583 Mathus Griffith (840) [unknown]

no

(29?x18?)
628 Thomas Gullon (400) [unknown]

no

(18?x15?)
636 D. Harrison (400), Jacob Dye (377), Ab. Dye (400) [unknown]

no

(29x16?)
571 John Hart (400), Torrance [Terrence] Kelly [Kelley] (400) [unknown]

no

(24x19?)
619 William Hogg (400) [unknown]

no

(15?x9?)
638 Timothy Holoway (400) [unknown]

no

(20x7?)
639 Robert Hook (400), Andrew Mcconnald (400), William Williams (108), Cornelius Morley (400) [unknown]

no

(20?x16)
69 Terrence Kelley (400) 07-11-1744

yes

(20?x11?)
67 Terrence Kelley (400) [unknown]

yes

(19?x10?)
68 Terrence Kelley (400) [unknown]

no

(18?x11?)
677 Torrance [Terrence] Kelley (400) [unknown]

yes

(20?x10?)
602 Henry Kindal (950) [unknown]

yes

(23?x10)
620 Thomas Kinnerly (1750) [unknown]

no

(30?x18?)
680 John Landrum (650) [unknown]

yes

(18?x14?)
679 David Lewis (316) 09-22-1736

yes

(20x16?)
594 Col. [John] Lightfoot (237) 12-27-1736

yes

(19?x15?)
618 William Lucas (550), John Landrum (650) [unknown]

no

(18?x15)
612 Malcolm McKinzey (260) 09-26-1736

yes

(15?x19?)
613 John Mills (500) [unknown]

yes

(20?x16)

Folder 2 (Box 3)

Surveys

Item # For (acreage) Date(s) Includes Metes and Bounds? Size (cm)
601 James Newell [unknown]

yes

(19?x23)
626 Henry Nixon (430) [unknown]

no

(15?x9?)
614 Erwin Patterson [unknown]

no

(18?x15?)
591 William Phillips (200), Richard Kemp (300) [unknown]

no

(16?x20?)
635 William Phillips, now Henry Kindal (1260) [unknown]

no

(14?x18)
627 Jno. Pickel (183) [unknown]

no

(16?x15?)
611 George Rankin (262) 02-23-1743

yes

(11?x18?)
603 Darnel Richardson (56) [unknown]

no

(20?x13?)
609 Darnel Richardson (385) [unknown]

no

(21x13?)
625 Thomas Rotherford [Rutherford] (116) [unknown]

no

(19x13?)
572 Matthew, Matthias, Adam, Mary Rouse (305) 01-07-1741/42

yes

(15?x15?)
616 Anthony Scott (400) [unknown]

yes

(15?x19)
587 Samuel Scott (400), Jacob Castle (400) [unknown]

no

(30?x19)
622 John Smith (100) [unknown]

no

(17?x15?)
621 Thomas Snowson (241) [unknown]

no

(19x13?)
608 Henry South[unknown] (160) [unknown]

no

(15x8?)
600 David Stevenson (400), John Campbell (400), Thomas Thompson [plat says Stevenson] (320), Patrick Cadden (176), Terrence Kelly [Kelley] (400) [unknown]

no

(28?x35?)
578 Christopher Tanner (250) 03-27-1735

no

(18x11?)
646 William Tapp (650), Andrew Bourne (286) [unknown]

yes

(19x16)
644 Isaac Thomas (200) 05-06-1735

no

(15?x18?)
629 Owen Thomas (826) [unknown]

no

(18x14?)
642 Alexander Thompson (300), William Thompson (400) [unknown]

no

(29x17)
585 Alexander Thompson (400), William Cole (100), Robert Scott (200) [unknown]

no

(28?x17?)
592 William Thompson (385) [unknown]

no

(30?x21?)
631 Edward Toal (261), William Dewit (380) [unknown]

no

(19x15?)
589 Tasker Tostee (220) [unknown]

no

(18?x15)
630 Richard Tull (713) [unknown]

no

(19?x13?)
607 Henry Will[iams?] (352) [unknown]

yes

(33?x14?)
676 J. Wood (522), David Davis (400), John Smith (400), Robert Ralston (120, 400, 400) [unknown]

no

(34?x29)
643 William Wood (82) [unknown]

yes

(18?x32?)
624 John Young (400) [unknown]

no

(17?x9?)
575 [unknown] (660) 12-08-1743 (?)

yes

(23?x20)
574 [unknown] (800) 09-05-1744

yes

(20x23?)
573 [unknown] (840) [unknown]

yes

(31?x20?)
637 [unknown] (305) [unknown]

no

(15?x4?)
586 [unknown] [unknown]

no

(28?x17?)
580 [unknown] (780) [unknown]

no

(33?x21?)
681/682 [unknown] [unknown]

no

(30?x19?)
599 "five lots" [unknown]

no

(30x18?)
593 "vacant land under mountain" (400) [unknown]

no

(28?x17?)
597 "tract of land on James River" [wrapper only: no survey] [unknown]

no

(21x6)

Military Records, 1774-1784

Folder 3 (Box 3)

Correspondence, 1781-1782
Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
570 James Wood, Jr. [Thomas?] Hartley housing for prisoners 07-10-1781 (16?x20)
544 Alexander Decker (Denton?) General B. Wallace certificates 02-17-1782 (21?x21?)
565 Col. [Caleb?] North James Wood, Jr. provisions for prisoners 01-1782 (16?x11?)
243 [unknown] W. Collier orders [unknown] (19?x32)
541 James Wood, Jr. Intendant of Prisoners number of settlers to be allowed within pickets [unknown] (20?x17?)
542 [unknown] James Wood, Jr. supplies [unknown] (17x21?)
543 Gen. Phillips James Wood, Jr. Wood’s military service [reverse is Robert Wood to James Wood, Jr., regarding personal matters] [unknown] (15?x18?)

Folder 4 (Box 3)

Statements of Accounts and Bills, 1778-1782

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
216 Capt. Curtis Kendall, B. Towles 03-16-1778 expenses while prisoner (15?x9?)
82 United States, Nicholas Lewis 1780-1781 hay, veal, pork, meal, wood supplied by James Wood, Jr. (20?x14?)
84 James Wood, Jr., [unknown] 1782 beef, bacon, flour, mutton (23x35)
559 Gen. [William] Woodford, Oliver Towles 04-27-1778 cash advanced to prisoner John Curd (15?x9)

Folder 5 (Box 3)

Promissory Notes, Bonds, Agreements, 1774-1778

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
545 Charles Magill, James Dowdall, John Hancock recruiting funds 12-20-1776 (20?x31?)
561 Boston Maricoat, Benjamin Johnston Maricoat to serve term of Johnston; list of expenses incurred by Johnston 03-26-1774 (19?x15?)
560 Patrick St. Lawrence, Joseph Pugh five pairs of shoes 03-31-1778 (20?x8)

Folder 6 (Box 3)

Affidavits and Depositions, 1780

Item # Parties Description Date(s) Size (cm)
219 Col. Abraham Bowman Lt. James Curry’s entitlement to a commission for 1777-1778 [unknown] (20?x12)
241 William Davies misconduct of Hawkins [unknown] (20?x12)
558 William Edmunds William Lavender’s enlistment 01-04-1780 (20?x10?)
555 Isaac Good Stephen Terry’s enlistment 02-21-1780 (16?x9?)
556 John Lewis Stephen Terry’s enlistment 02-05-1780 (20?x6)
557 William Barber Lewis Stephen Terry’s enlistment 02-05-1780 (21?x6)
554 John Morrison Thomas Owens’s absence without leave 07-23-1780 (20?x7)
552 Hamer Reynolds, William Kidd testimony of John Norman Kidd 08-04-1780 (15?x21)
553 Zachariah Taliaferro statement of Thomas Fortune regarding a certificate of service 08-03-1780 (16?x19?)

Folder 7 (Box 3)

Orders, 1781-1783

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
203 all officers in the Convention Army General [Benjamin] Lincoln forbidding conversations with non-commissioned men and privates of the Convention Army [Lancaster, Pennsylvania] 06-17-1781 (?) (20?x14?)
563 [unknown] Samuel Hawes approving issue of four rations 05-08-1783 (19?x14?)

Folder 8 (Box 3)

Memorandum, 1784
Item # By Description Date(s) Size (cm)
564 James Wood, Jr.? several military matters, including General Morgan 05-09-1784 (20?x17?)

Folder 9 (Box 3)

Lists
Item # By Description Date(s) Size (cm)
242 Mr. Bayly 82 astray Convention prisoners taken up in Frederick County [unknown] (10?x6?)
567 Samuel Finley number of officers and soldiers in South Carolina [unknown] (8?x21)
551 James Wood, Jr. (?) list of papers given B. Lavender [unknown] (19?x8?)
568 [unknown] detachment of sailors [unknown] (19?x15?)

Estate of Dr. Daniel Hart, 1747-1756

Folder 10 (Box 3)

Correspondence, 1747-1753

Item # To From Description Date(s) Size (cm)
493 Daniel Hart John Carlyle business matters 01-21-1747 (15? x 18?)
498 Daniel Hart Aaron Price asking for medical treatment for injury 11-30-1747 (31?x20?)
211 Daniel Hart Charles Dick business matters 02-26-1747/48 (18x29?)
209 Daniel Hart John Thurman asking for medicine 07-19-1748 (19?x12?)
210 Daniel Hart James Hamilton farm matters 09-07-1748 (19?x31?)
508 John Pagan James Wood, Sr. claim on Hart’s estate 11-15-1749 (33?x14?)
509 Marquis Calmes Gersham Keyes enclosing payment to Hart’s estate 11-21-1749 (16?x20?)
562 [James?] Hamilton Gersham Keyes requesting delay in serving execution in favor of Hart’s executors 01-19-1753 (16x19?)
523 James Wood, Sr. (?) Richard Taffee payment from Hart’s estate [unknown] (13?x21)

Folder 11 (Box 3)

Statements of Account and Bills, 1748-1756
Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
497 Daniel Hart, Charles Dicks 11-23-1748 (?) sundries (15?x37?)
500 Daniel Hart, Nicholas Hencher [Handshaw] 1748 wheat (18?x8?)
22 Daniel Hart, William Jolliffe 10-17-1748 debt for beef (19x10?)
503 Daniel Hart Estate, Gabriel Jones 1747-1748 [unknown] (31x19?)
505 Daniel Hart Estate, Samuel Moras [Morris] 01-27-1748/49 damage by Hart’s horse (18?x11)
522 Daniel Hart Estate, Hannah Humphrey, executor of Ralph Humphrey [unknown] [unknown] (21?x10)
521 Daniel Hart Estate, Marquis Calmes [unknown] [unknown] (19?x31?)
496 Daniel Hart’s Executors, John Pagan 09-27-1756 foods (31x19)

Folder 12 (Box 3)

Receipts, 1748-1751

Item # Parties Date(s) Goods and Services Size (cm)
504 Marquis Calmes, Anthony (Daniel Hart’s "servant fellow") 01-22-1748/49 finding cattle (18?x9?)
514 Marquis Calmes, William Ramsay 05-15-1751 due on bond of Daniel Hart (20?x15?)
491 Daniel Hart Estate, G[eorge] Johnston 03-14-1748 [unknown] (15?x7?)
511 W. Potter, James Wood, Sr. 05-11-1750 for Daniel Hart Estate for judgment (18?x6?)
492 James Russell, Daniel Hart 11-27-1744 [unknown] (10?x14?)
499 James Wood, Sr., Gabriel Jones 02-08-1748 for Daniel Hart Estate (18?x13?)

Folder 13 (Box 3)

Promissory Notes and Bonds, 1749

Item # Parties Date(s) Size (cm)
506 William Green, James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes as executors 04-12-1749 (15?x5?)
512 Thomas How, James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes as executors 12-05-1749 (19?x5?)

Folder 14 (Box 3)

Other Documents, 1750-1752

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
520 estate sale 10-1749 (?) (19x31?)
524 estate sale [unknown] (21?x24?)
703 debts due on vendue [unknown] (20?x32?)
513 court order regarding Andrew Caldwell v. James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes, Executors 05-11-1750 (19?x17?)
515 summons and judgment John Lindsey on complaint of James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes v. Simeon Rice regarding debt to Daniel Hart 07-27-1752 (19?x10?)
525 payments for Daniel Hart Estate by Marquis Calmes [unknown] (20?x32?)
516 fees due Frederick County by James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes 02-04-1752 (19?x6?)
518 summary of settlement of Daniel Hart Estate [unknown] (20x32)

 

Other Items, 1740-1835

Folder 15 (Box 3)

Memoranda and Notes, 1740-1760
Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
206 land entry for James Lewis 05-01-1740 (10?x10?)
162 fees of James Lemon 1754 (20x19?)
41 clerk’s note against Lawrence Stevens 07-01-1755 (9?x10?)
248 fees for petitioning for land and quitrents expected 1760 (31?x19?)
55 calculations [unknown] (10?x7?)
667 calculations [unknown] (19?x21?)
668 calculations [unknown] (39?x24?)
232 account of Moses Ayres regarding losses of cattle that strayed during cattle drive in southern Virginia [unknown] (9x10)
641 search for tract for Robert McCoy per order in council [unknown] (15?x8?)
369 land of Robert Woods in Barbour County (from L.C.) [unknown] (19?x8?)
539 hints about smallpox [unknown] (19x31?)
231 legal case [unknown] (10?x19?)
234 refers to Charles Magill, Harrison and Randolph [unknown] (15x11?)
537 [unknown] [unknown] (20?x16?)
665 notations including bill to Joseph Fairfax with strikeout lines [unknown] (15?x15?)
666 [unknown] [unknown] (13?x19)

Folder 16 (Box 3)

Lists
Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
577 surveys and locations made on September 22, 1739, and January 12, 1746 [unknown] (32x19?)
98 notes and debts due James Wood, Sr. 03-01-1753 (19x31?)
184 tickets in Winchester Lottery, 1760 [rear pages used for memoranda] 1760 (10?x15?)
326 cash received for lands sold on South Branch of Potomac River by Mrs. [James] Wood and James and Moses Green 1760-1761 (18x29?)
670 21 payments [unknown] (9?x30?)
671 payments and receipts [unknown] (21?x15?)
171 fees of Nat Smith regarding sale of land [unknown] (9?x8)
534 six names [unknown] (12x19?)

Folder 17 (Box 3)

Invitations

Item #

To

From

Date(s)

Size (cm)

279 The Misses Wood Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Jackson 09-18-1837 (20x12?)
285 Julia Wood Mrs. Edmund Pendleton 01-01-1845 (10?x5?)
258 Miss [Julia] Wood Mr. and Mrs. Mason [unknown] (23x19)
281 The Misses Wood Mrs. John Bruce [unknown] (8?x5)
261 The Misses Wood Mrs. John Bruce [unknown] (8?x5)

Folder 18 (Box 3)

Tickets for Robert W. Wood, 1805-1835

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
531 lectures of Benjamin Rush at University of Pennsylvania 11-1805 (11?x7?)
532 lectures of James Woodhouse at University of Pennsylvania 1805 (12?x7?)
530 lectures of James Woodhouse at University of Pennsylvania 11-1807 (12x7?)
538 lectures of Benjamin Smith Barton at University of Pennsylvania 11-12-1835 (10?x8)

Folder 19 (Box 3)

Recipes

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
533 instructions from Adam Douglass for making cider and brandy 08-08-1817 (20x21?)
535 of Julia Wood (pp. 3-4) [unknown] (17x20?)
536 of Julia Wood (p. 7) [unknown] (17x20?)

Folder 20 (Box 3)

Fragments of Travel Journals

Item #

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

228 one page pertaining to Hampshire County and Maryland [unknown] (10?x16?)
235 one page pertaining to Randolph County [unknown] (10?x16?)

Folder 21 (Box 3)

Detached Signatures

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
658 Marquis Calmes [unknown] (10?x4?)
236 John Campbell [unknown] (18?x7?)
705 William Sturman (from letter book) [unknown] (8?x5?)

Folder 22 (Box 3)

Unidentifiable Items

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
178 document (largely in German) regarding Jacob Hair, assignee of Lodwick Rimel v. Michael Cransfort or Cronstorff, with notation "we do not understand" by James Wood, Sr. [unknown] (20?x13?)
653 accounts 1838-1850, draft agreement to transport arms, key to code for "historical enigma Crimea" [unknown] (16?x31)

Folder 23 (Box 3)

Town Plan for Winchester

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
327 drawing of lots in town plan for Winchester [photocopy] [unknown]  

Folder 24 (Box 3)

Berkeley County Tithe List

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
475 tithe list for Berkeley County, 1774 1774 (19?x21?)

Records of Frederick County Clerk and Court, 1737-1760

Folder 25 (Box 3)

Fee Lists and Receipts for Fees, 1737-1761

Item #

Description

Date(s)

Size (cm)

61 received of James Wood, Sr. for Mr. Secretary’s fees 05-06-1737 (?) (24?x18?)
247 received of Thomas Wood 02-02-1744 (9?x30?)
687 Frederick County, 1744 [unknown] (9?x31?)
15 clerk’s fees for 1744 and 1745 for Secretary Nelson [unknown] (17?x30)
480 Frederick County 1745 (9?x30?)
481 due Orange County 02-17-1745/46 (9?x30?)
149 William Russell 1745/46 (21?x16?)
21 due James Wood, Sr. 09-02-1747 (31?x19?)
20 fees and judgment due Thomas Nelson 1747 (20?x12?)
207 due Peter Wagoner 1748 (9?x15)
694 Frederick County for 1748 [unknown] (9?x31?)
25 due Peter Wagoner for 1749 02-22-1749 (12?x15?)
696 due Secretary Nelson for 1749 02-12-1749/50 (9?x31?)
695 due Fairfax County 05-01-1750 (9?x31?)
697 due Secretary Nelson for 1750 04-09-1751 (9?x31?)
27 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr. 1753 (15?x4)
35 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr. 1754 (15?x10?)
34 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes 1754 (15?x6?)
698 fees of Secretary Nelson 03-04-1755 (9?x31?)
166 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes 1755 (16x3?)
40 due Secretary Nelson by Peter Tostee 1755 (15?x5?)
30 due Secretary Nelson by Hezekiah Clarke 1755 (15?x15?)
38 due Secretary Nelson by Moses Teague 1755 (16x4?)
100 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr. 1755 (16x7?)
688 Frederick County, 1756 01-19-1756 (9?x31?)
45 due Secretary Nelson 03-02-1756 (12?x39)
690/691 Frederick County, 1756 10-21-1757 (12?x19?)
689 Frederick County, 1756 11-02-1757 (9?x31?)
43 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr. 1756 (15x9)
44 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr., and Marquis Calmes 1756 (14?x7)
47 balance due from Lewis Stephens, late sheriff 1757 (20x16?)
32 received of Secretary Nelson notes to collect 01-16-1758 (12?x19?)
49 received of clerk of Frederick County by George Turner 11-13-1758 (13x11)
50 due Frederick County by Harman Cocks and Demse Carrell 01-30-1759 (9x19?)
51 received of clerk of Frederick County by James Cocke 10-22-1759 (13 x7?)
699 due Frederick County, 1760 01-17-1761 (9?x29?)
191 due Secretary Nelson by James Wood, Sr., and others [unknown] (15?x4)
56 [unknown] [unknown] (9x14?)
64 [unknown] [unknown] (19?x32?)
173 [unknown] [unknown] (12?x10?)
693 [unknown] [unknown] (10?x33?)

Folder 26 (Box 3)

Fees and Charges Owed by Individuals, 1745-1758

Item # Description (owed by) Date(s) Size (cm)
16 Robert Black 1745 (18?x9?)
165 James Wood, Sr. 05-03-1753 (10x21?)
31 John Murray (judgment and rental of courthouse) 1753 (19?x14?)
29 John Miller, administrator of William McClain, deceased 1754 (16x4)
36 John Lewis [reverse records efforts to locate Lewis] 1754 (19x9)
163 James Wood, Sr., including fee owed by Daniel Hart 1754-1756 (9?x19?)
39 Marquis Calmes and James Wood, Sr. 1755 (15?x3?)
42 settlement with Lewis Stevens (levies, taxes, fees, etc.) 1755-1756 (31?x19?)
46 Christian Tosher [note says fees cannot be collected due to hostile Indians on South Branch] 1756 (19x4)
48 William Cocks 1758 (18?x18)
54 Meredith Helm [unknown] (18?x6?)

Folder 27 (Box 3)

Lists of Delinquents

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
37 delinquent list for 1755 1755 (19x30?)
181 list of persons whose accounts are not put in hands of an officer for collection [unknown] (20x24?)
674 remarks on sheriff’s list of delinquents [unknown] (11?x18?)

Folder 28 (Box 3)

Index to Fee Book

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
60 two leaves (M and W) [unknown] (30?x15?)

Reference Materials of James Wood, Sr.

Folder 29 (Box 3)

Draft of Frederick County Order Book and Drafts for Common Legal Documents

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
683 front section is draft of Frederick County order book, continued from an earlier volume (not found); rear section contains drafts for common legal documents (67 pages) [1748] (15?x19?)

Folder 30 (Box 3)

List of Legal Reference Books

Item # Description Date(s) Size (cm)
707 list of legal reference books for various actions, A through N (49 pages) [unknown] (20?x32?)
708 abbreviations for legal reference books [unknown] (18?x25)

 

Box 4

Oversize items, itemized in box 3 of this inventory.