George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 November 1773]

11. Went to Westover with Colo. Bassett & Mr. Custis. Dind at New Kent Court House in our way there.

The plantation of Westover is about 25 miles due west of Williamsburg and overlooks the James River in Charles City County. Built c.1730 for William Byrd II (1674–1744), Westover was inherited by Col. William Byrd III, who was residing there in 1773 with his second wife, Mary Willing Byrd (d. 1814) of Philadelphia, whom he married in 1761.

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