Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notice of Sale of Wayles Properties, 15 July 1773

Notice of Sale of Wayles Properties

[15 July 1773]


Two Thousand five Hundred and twenty Acres of land in Cumberland, commonly known by the Name of Saint Jame’s; one Thousand four Hundred and twenty Acres in the Counties of Goochland and Cumberland, on both Sides of James River, opposite to Elk Island; and one Thousand four Hundred and eighty Acres on Herring Creek, in Charles City County. The above Tracts of Land were of the Estate of the late John Wayles, deceased, devised to the Subscribers, and are now offered for Sale. Persons disposed to purchase may be informed of the Terms, on Application to any one of the Subscribers; and the Times of Payment will be made easy, on giving Bond and Security to

Thomas Jefferson.

Francis Eppes.

Hentry Skipwith.

Printed from Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon), 15 July 1773.

John Wayles, TJ’s father-in-law, had died on 28 May 1773; his will is printed in Tyler’s Quart., vi (1924–1925), 268–70. The co-signers with TJ were also sons-in-law of Wayles (Malone, Jefferson, i, 432–3).

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