Land Advertisements in the Virginia Herald

The following are transcriptions of advertisements of land for sale in the Virginia Herald published in Fredericksburg, Virginia 1807-1817.

Virginia Herald
January 23, 1807 3:4
To be rented, My house upon the hill, lately in the tenure of the Rev. Mr. Stevenson. Its situation is on the square opposite the courthouse, and convenient to the church, market, and main-street. The prospect equal, if not superior, to any in town. It contains 13 spacious rooms, 8 of them with fire places, 5 convenient closets on the first and second floors; a cellar, the size of the whole house; a good kitchen, laundry, and under the same roof a good lodging room with a fire place. There is also a good smoke house and dairy, with garden ground sufficient for a family, and a spacious yard betwixt the dwelling house and kitchen, and in which is a well of excellent water. Charles Yates. Fred'g Jan. 23, 1807

Virginia Herald
March 3, 1807 1:2
For sale, My farm in Culpeper county in the neighborhood of the Court-house, and lying on the waters of Muddy run, containing by estimation 700 acres; the building improvements are large and elegant; the quality is first rate and well adapted to the culture of corn, wheat, and tobacco. The situation is in every respect desirable and healthy. it will well admit of a division, which will be done if required. Possession will be given at any time; one third of the purchase money will be required in cash; for the remainder considerable indulgence will be given, or good bonds will be received in payment. Any further information may be had of the subscriber residing on the premises. R. H. Yancey. February 13, 1807.

Virginia Herald
May 15, 1807 4:2
The subscriber offers for sale, his plantation, at the head of Potomac creek, within 5 miles of Fredericksburg and Falmouth, and one and a half of a landing on the creek. It contains 360 acres and adjoins the lands of Mr. Seldon, of Mr.. Thomas Fitzbugh, Major H. Fitzbugh, and Capt. Bell, and is, in quality, inferior to none in the neighborhood. There is, on it, a sufficiency of prime meadow land in one body, to produce 100,000 pounds of timothy hay annually, and a good deal more than that might be converted into grass land to advantage. -There is also a grist mill, which has never failed in the driest seasons to grind more than enough for the use of the plantation. The buildings are in tolerable repair, and sufficient to accommodate a genteel family; in short, it is extremely rare, that a plantation possessing such advantages in soil, situation, &c. is exposed to sale; and nothing would induce the subscriber to part from it, were he not desirous of removing to the state of South Carolina. -The terms will be accommodating. Benjamin Jones Stafford county, May 5, 1807.

Virginia Herald
June 5, 1807 3:3
The subscriber is authorized to offer for sale, the dwelling house and store in Fredericksburg, on Lot No. 28; 2 story high, 36 feet by 22, with a kitchen and smoke house, now occupied by Messrs. James Young & Co. -Also the large and commodious warehouse on the bank of the river, on the upper part of Lot No. 5, 2 story high, with an excellent cellar, 40 feet by 24. This property is insured and will be sold on liberal terms or for good bonds. James Vass. Falmouth, 3d June, 1807.

Virginia Herald
June 9, 1807 4:2
For sale, 4 valuable tracts of land, all in Culpeper county. The first containing 490 acres, lying in the mountains adjoining the lands of Col. William Thornton. This land is well timbered and watered, well adapted to the culture of corn and wheat, and superior to any in that part of the country for the production of tobacco. It is in the vicinity of a good merchant mill, and has a valuable orchard. The second, 2 miles from the Culpeper Courthouse, and contains 485 acres. The quality of this tract is good and well suited to the cultivation of corn, wheat, &c. Upon the margin of the mountain-run, which passes through the land, is 100 acres of fertile bottom peculiarly adapted to the growth of timothy. Its Improvements consist of a conveniently constructed framed house, four rooms on a floor, with all necessary out houses; has a good orchard and is plentifully supplied with water. The third, that elegant and well known tract called Belville, adjoining Mr. Strode, and contains 485 acres, a large proportion of which is meadow. Few tracts unite more advantages or is recommended by more conveniences, than this; its situation is airy and salubrious, its soil kind and fertile, the neighborhood respectable and agreeable; its improvements are various and commodious comprising a good dwelling house, convenient offices and out houses in good repair; an extensive and well selected orchard, and an abundant supply of excellent water. The fourth contains 153 acres, contiguous to the preceding, to which it was intended to be appendent and is covered with heavy and valuable timber. -A more minute description of the above property is thought unnecessary, as it is presumable any who may be inclined to purchase will choose to examine it before entering into a contract. -The terms of sale will be liberal and accommodating. Samuel Washington. Clifford Hill, Culpeper, May 25, 1807.

Virginia Herald
July 3, 1807 1:1
The subscriber, offers for sale the following property. One fourth payable in cash or country produce, on receiving deeds; and three fourths at annual payments, a plantation, in Culpeper county, near Norman's ford, 28 miles above Falmouth, containing 700 acres, about 400 of which are cleared, under good fencing, and in excellent cropping order, the residue in woods and good timber, the whole equal in quality to any lands in that neighborhood, and well suited for tobacco, wheat and corn, and for grass, particularly so; on this plantation there is a young orchard, a plain and convenient house, &c suitable habitations for negroes, and a good barn for securing the crops. A farm 4 miles above Falmouth, on the north side of the river, and bounded in part by it, containing 281 acres, about 140 of which are in cultivation and chiefly lately cleared, the rest in woods, and the whole deemed equal in quality if not superior to any lands adjoining. The improvements are a large barn lately built and convenient houses for an overseer and negroes. Also, 500 acres wood land near Falmouth. Robert Dunbar. Falmouth, June 30th, 1807.

Virginia Herald
July 24, 1807 3:4
For rent, That eligible stand for a mercantile business at Roger's and the subscriber's mills, now in the occupancy of Archibald Borden, who carries on that business in the grocery line. There are on this tenement a complete set of a dwelling and other necessary houses for the accommodation of a genteel family; a store house with a good dry cellar and counting and lumber rooms; a well enclosed garden, an orchard and several acres of good land well enclosed. Possession may be had on the 1st day of January next. Joseph Pallard Jr. Thornberry, July 20, 1807.

Virginia Herald
August 7, 1807 1:1
A great bargain! To be sold or rented on very reasonable terms, 350 acres of prime tobacco land, lying in the county of Caroline, within one mile of the Rappahannock, 5 of Port Royal, and 7 from a merchant mill. -The many advantages which this land possesses over any other more remote, renders it an object worth the attention of any person wishing to purchase or rent. -There is on it a good dwelling house, &c. and an excellent spring of water near the house- a healthy situation- and a respectable neighborhood -The rent can be easily paid by the tan bark, staves, hoop-poles, and wood on the land, which find a ready sale in town. A credit of 21 years, if desired, will be given, provided the interest is paid annually. The contractor may have the privilege of seeding wheat at any time after the first of September next. There is land enclosed sufficient to seed 40 bushels of wheat, a great part of which is now in tobacco. The land is laid off in two lots, and will be sold or rented together or separate -For terms apply to the subscriber living between the Bowling-Green and Fredericksburg. Rodham Kenner. Meadow Hill, July 27, 1807.

Virginia Herald
September 1, 1807 3:3
Will be sold, at public sale, to the highest bidder, on Thursday the 1st of October next, on the premises, all that property known by the name of Madison's Mills, at Barnet's Ford, in Madison County, together with 161 acres of land, attached thereto with their appurtenances and buildings, which are on an extensive scale. The mill house being frame on a stone foundation of 60 by 42 feet having four floors, store house, and other necessary out buildings -This property is situated on the river Rapid Anna in a public and populous neighborhood. The terms of sale will be for money, payable in three equal payments. Bonds with good security, as also a mortgage on the premises, will be required, as ordered by a decree of the Madison court at June term, under date June 25, 1807. Lewis Jennings, William Mallory, John Walker, Comm'rs. August 30, 1807.

Virginia Herald
September 22, 1807 3:4
For sale, my estate in Westmoreland county, adjoining Leed's Town, containing between 1000 and 1100 acres. The lands are as good as lands generally are in that part of the neighborhood, and a good part of them much superior, being first rate low grounds, chiefly reclaimed Pocosin, laying perfectly dry, they abound too in fine timber, such as cedar, chestnut, and oak. The improvements are a commodious dwelling house, with convenient offices sufficient to accommodate a large and genteel family, agreeably situated on an eminence commanding a pleasing view of the two rivers Potomac and Rappahannock, there are young orchards just beginning to bear of apples and peaches, with other fruit trees, and there is a grist mill, with an overshot wheel, and with a bolting chest in her, placed nearly the centre of the estate worth between 80 and 100 barrels of toil corn per annum, besides grinding for the family's use. It is thought unnecessary to be more particular as I doubt any person inclining to buy will view the premises, when I will make known my price and terms. George Fitzhugh. September 12, 1807.

Virginia Herald
September 25, 1807 3:3
Will be sold, to the highest bidder, on the 25th day of November next, if fair, if not the next fair day, a tract of land, lying in Spotsylvania county, belonging to the estate of William Carter, deceased, and containing about 970 acres. The land lies 3 or 4 miles from the courthouse and adjoins Mr. Edmund Foster's Tavern. On the tract there is a dwelling house about 36 by 18 feet, with two rooms and a shed below stairs, and two rooms above, two brick chimneys at one end and one at the other, a barn, corn house, and some other out houses, all in want of repair- adjoining the dwelling house there is a large and excellent apple orchard, and near the lower end of the land there is a log dwelling house, several out houses and some fruit trees. There are two plantations on the tract; the one adjoining the dwelling house is mostly old land, but a good deal of it is still in heart; the other adjoining the log house is mostly fresh, and in good order for cropping. The land lies well for dividing into two tracts, but by the last will of my testator, it is directed to be sold entire. I think it unnecessary to be more particular in the description of the land, as I presume that no person would purchase without first viewing it; it will be shown by myself living about 4 miles above the courthouse, or by Mr. Edmund Foster, adjoining the land. 12 months credit will be given the purchaser, and bond and approved security will be required, by John Carter, Administrator. September 14, 1807.

Virginia Herald
September 25, 1807 3:4
Lands for sale! The subscribers offer for sale that very valuable tract of land, whereon the late Mr. James Marye, deceased, resided, containing about 1500 acres, lying on both sides of Lewis river (A branch of Mattapony) in Spotsylvania county, within 10 miles of Fredericksburg. The quality and situation of this land is equal to any in the counties off the Rappahannock, indeed there are upwards of 200 acres inferior to none, the whole well watered, and advantageously adapted to planting and farming. There are 80 or lOO acres of meadow land, 20 or 25 of which are now in timothy and herd grass, and very productive; there are also large apple and peach orchards that yield very abundantly. The dwelling, overseer's, and other necessary farm houses are convenient and in good repair, except the barn, which is of stout timbers, 40 feet square, well weather boarded, but wants a new roof, the first of bad timber. The whole of this land will be sold together or divided- We want about 1000 pounds, for the residue payments will be accommodated to the convenience of purchasers. -These lands will be shewn and particulars made known by Mr., Edward Herndon, who lives near them, or either of the subscribers. Mildred Marye, John McCoull. September 15, 1807

Virginia Herald
October 16, 1807 4:1
Notice! Will be sold, to the highest bidder, for ready money, on the premises, on the 31st day of this month (October) a valuable mill, working two pair of stones, with 195 acres of land annexed, on the Southanna river, 5 miles from Louisa Courthouse. The mill house is 32 by 38 feet, two story high, and at a small expense might be put in good order for manufacturing wheat. -The mill seat is an excellent one, and situated in an excellent wheat country. The land is very strong and well adapted to the culture of corn, wheat, oats and tobacco. This property is well worth the attention of any person who would wish to own such; it will certainly be sold. I would likewise sell or exchange for lands in Kentucky, the tract of land on which I now live, containing 5161 acres, situate about 3 miles from the above mentioned mill, on the roundabout creek. This tract is well known to be a valuable one, in good order for cropping and very well improved. For this land I will make the payments easy for the purchaser. Henry Garrett. Louisa, October 1st, 1807.

Virginia Herald
October 16, 1807 4:2
For sale, My farm, on the Potomac, near Mattox creek, containing about 600 acres. The soil is inferior to none on that river, for corn, wheat, and tobacco; and the advantage of wild fowl, fish, and oysters, in great abundance and perfection, make it highly desirable for those who wish to purchase. There is a quantity of oak timber fit for ship building, on this land. -One third of the purchase money will be required to be paid down, the balance, in two annual installments. For terms apply to Thomas Magruder, Esq. in Port Royal or to the subscriber. James Bankhead Port Royal, Sept. 22, 1807.

Virginia Herald
December 18, 1807 4:3
Valuable property for sale, on 10 years credit Will be offered for sale to the highest bidder, on Tuesday the 29th of December next, on the premises, if fair, if not, the next fair day, the tract of land, whereon the subscriber now lives, lying in the counties of Caroline and Spotsylvania, about 14 miles from Fredericksburg, and containing by old survey 430 acres. -Somewhat more perhaps than one half the land is cleared and enclosed; is of good soil for farming and lies well; the balance is generally well timbered, and a great part of it is rich tobacco land. The improvements are a dwelling house containing 4 rooms below stairs with a fire place in each, but unfinished above, a large well enclosed garden, a kitchen, laundry, smoke house, dairy, barn, stable, corn-house, &c. mostly in good repair. -The situation is pleasant and healthy, the water good, and very few places can vie with it for variety of the most choice fruit. At the same time and place and on the same terms, will be offered to the highest bidder, one moiety of the property adjoining the above, called Roger's Mills, together with a moiety of 50 acres of land thereto annexed. These mills are finely situated for custom, on a very public road, at the falls of the river Ta, one of the four main branches of the river Mattapony. The dam is of stone, the foundation and abutments of solid rock, and the stream markable for its constant supply of water in the driest seasons. The house contains three pair stones, a fan, rolling screen, bolting-cloths, &c. and is sufficiently large and commodious for carrying on the manufacturing business to advantage. -On the premises is a store house, containing besides the store room, a counting room and lodging room (with a fire place in each) and also a good cellar. This house has been used several years as a grocery, and is considered an excellent stand for a grocer. -The farm and mill will be sold separately and both on a credit of ten years, the purchaser or purchasers paying interest annually, and giving deeds of trust on the property, together with such other additional security as may be deemed adequate for the length of credit; but a considerable discount will be allowed for earlier payments, and perhaps good lands in the western country or good bonds, well guaranteed, might answer the same purpose as cash. Those inclined to purchase are invited to call on the subscriber for a view of the premises. *Personal property for sale. Thomas Rogers. Caroline, Oct. 5th, 1807.
The Virginia Herald January 4, 1808 3:3
A great Bargain may be had! *Horses for sale I wish to also sell,a handsome small farm, containing 176 acres, adjoining the Caroline Springs, for 1000 dollars. This farm is level, free from stone, and about one half in woods, has a good dwelling house quite new, with many other useful houses on it, and a never failing spring of excellent water, within 100 yards of the house. It would be a fine retreat for any gentleman's family, in the sickly season, as it is remarkably healthy, and situated in a good neighbourhood, within 3 miles of a post office, and has an abundance of meadow land, and the soil such as would reward the labourer amply. Payment will be made to suit the purchaser, who is invited to apply to the subscriber, living on the premises: who has for sale an imported copper still size 96 gallons, with an excellent lead worm, for 100 dollars. Anthony Thornton. Caroline County. Jan. 4, 1808.
The Virginia Herald March 8, 1808 1:1
Rose-Mount for sale. The subscriber having other arrangements in view, wishes to sell this very desirable seat, lying on the main road leading from Fredericksburg to Spotsylvania courthouse, and about half way between the two. This farm (which contains between 4 and 500 acres) may with truth be said to unite all the advantages that a farmer can expect or desire in this part of the country. The situation being remarkably healthy, with an abundant supply of excellent water from a well in the yard, and several fine springs, none of which have ever been known to fail; the soil kind and fertile, the buildings handsome and commodious, comprising every kind of house that a farmer can possibly have occasion for, all in complete repair. The orchards, which are very extensive, consist of choice and well selected fruits, and may with safety be calculated upon for an annual profit of from 6 to 800 dollars; the neighborhood respectable and agreeable. In short a full and complete description of this property (which has been universally admired) would swell an advertisement far beyond the usual size, the subscriber therefore presumes it is only necessary to give notice that it is for sale at a reasonable price, and on convenient payments, to produce an immediate application, which may be made to him on the premises. William Broadus. Spotsylvania, 1st March, 1808
The Virginia Herald March 8, 1808 1:3
For sale, About 700 acres of land, in the county of Amherst, lying on the waters of the Tye river, and about 5 miles from the Court-house. -This land is very fertile, and heavily timbered with poplar, walnut, chestnut, &c. and very little of it cleared, which consists of a small tenement under the annual rent of 10. a good apple orchard, negro quarters, &c. This land has been considered equal if not superior to any in that country for the raising of tobacco. -The terms will be made known by applying to Major Thomas Maffee, near the premises, or Robert Rose. Fauquier, Feb. 17, 1808.
The Virginia Herald March 22, 1808 1:2
The subscriber will sell a bargain in his half of those well known and valuable mills called Rogers' Mills, on Mattapony; there is attached to them 50 acres of land (some of which is well enclosed and highly improved) a store house, miller's house, and kitchen, &c. in all which the subscriber had an equal moiety or half; there are also on the 50 acres a set of good new dwelling houses, kitchen, meat-house, stables, &c. with a garden and the yard well enclosed; in which the subscriber has an exclusive right; this property may be purchased very low and on 7 annual installments for the whole purchase except 150 which will be expected in cash or notes negotiable at the Bank of Virginia. Also, that well known stand Thornsbury whereon the subscriber lives, and adjoining those mills, situated on the near road from Fredericksburg to Richmond, 14 miles from the former and 46 from the latter. Joseph Pollard, Jr. March 10, 1808.
The Virginia Herald July 15, 1808 3:3
Will be sold, at public sale, to the highest bidder, in the town of Stevensburg, on the 20th day of August next, the tract of land, belonging to the estate of William Gray, deceased, containing about 1300 acres, which may be divided with convenience into 3 or more farms so as to suit purchasers if required. There is on this land a copper mine which was worked to advantage in the first settlement of this part of the country, and I have no doubt from information lately obtained that it may now be carried on to a considerable advantage, and profit to any person or company that will engage in the business; but the advantages exclusive of the mine, that this farm possesses, is a sufficient inducement for a farmer or grazer to come forward and purchase as it is equal to any farm in the neighborhood for grain or grass. -Should any persons wish to make a private bargain for the land, they may do so before the day of sale. The terms to the purchaser will be liberal and made known on that day. Should it not be sold, it will be to rent for the ensuing year. -For terms apply to the subscriber living near Stevensburg. Gabriel Gray, Executor of Wm. Gray, dec. Culpeper, 10th July, 1808.
The Virginia Herald August 16, 1808 1:1
I will sell a bargain in land, and take in payment two-thirds Green-River lands the balance in cash or young negroes -The is a part of the land which formerly belonged to Philip Alexander, and lies near the Elk Marsh in Fauquier county, containing by late survey 608 and two-thirds acres, a great proportion of it lays rolling, and abundantly rich to bring fine tobacco as may be seen by the crop now growing; the balance is fine meadow land, a small part of which is sown in timothy, and about 15 acres more is nicely prepared and will be sown in grass this fall -The whole of this land is heavily timbered, except about 150 acres, 50 of which was cleared last winter and the winter before. -On it is a good dwelling house, stable, kitchen,and other necessary out houses, all built within the last year. Thomas Green. Fauquier, August 8, 1808.
The Virginia Herald August 26, 1808 3:4
To be rented, and immediate possession given, The house occupied at present by Messrs. John and Geo. Lewis -the store room in front by Mr. John Gray as a book store. -As this property is well known, it will be unnecessary to say more than that the house is large, comfortable, and well calculated for a merchant, having a good cellar the whole length of the building floored with plank, a new stable calculated for 3 horses, and a garden well enclosed, with every necessary out house. For terms apply to the subscriber or Mr. John Lewis. Robert Lewis. Pine Grove, August 25, 1808.
The Virginia Herald October 14, 1808 3:4
To rent, for 5 years, The plantation whereon Mrs. Mary Fowler now lives, adjoining Spotsylvania Courthouse, containing about 800 acres; on which is a very valuable grist mill, which has plenty of water all the year, a dwelling house with three rooms and a passage below stairs, and two rooms above with fire places, a large barn, and other necessary out houses. The plantation is large and well adapted to the growth of corn, rye, wheat, oats, and cotton. There is a very extensive piece of very valuable low grounds on the river on which crops of tobacco and grass might be cultivated to great advantage. For further particulars enquire of Therit Towles, living at Spotsylvania Court house. Philip Slaughter October 10. 1808.
The Virginia Herald October 26, 1808 1:1
Will be sold, To the highest bidder, on the premises, on the 2d Thursday in November next, My plantation, near Mattox Bridge, at present occupied by Mr. Thomas Hill, containing 150 acres, more or less; one third of which is covered with heavy oak and green timber; it is an excellent stand for a store- the improvements are a dwelling house, with convenient out houses, and a store house. The property is subject to the dower of Mrs. Berryman. As it is presumed that any person wishing to purchase will first view the premises, a further description is thought unnecessary. The terms will be $500 cash on the day of sale, and the balance in 12 months, to carry interest from the date, to be secured by a deed of trust on the land. William Berklay. Westmoreland county, Oct. 16, 1808.
The Virginia Herald November 2, 1808 3:4
Land and negroes for sale. The subscriber offers for sale, his farm, in the upper end of Caroline, containing about 285 acres. On this farm are a dwelling house, with 5 rooms below and 4 above stairs, in good repair; a barn, corn-house, kitchen, and dairy, all new, and other valuable improvements. If this property should not be disposed of before Monday, 19th December next, it will then if the day be fair, if not, the next fair day, be rented for the ensuing year. *personal estate for sale. Robert Thompkins. October 29, 1808.
The Virginia Herald February 25, 1809 3:3
Valuable property for sale. The subscriber being desirous of removing to a commercial town, offers for sale, his mills in the county of Madison, situated in a good neighborhood for commanding grain, and on an excellent stream. -There is a manufacturing mill, 62 feet by 36, three stories high, with two pair of 41 burr stones, wheat and flour elevators, and all other machinery necessary for facilitating and expediting business. -a corn mill that receives about 100 barrels toll-corn per annum- an excellent saw mill, built upon the most approved plan and which is very valuable- also a machine for picking cotton, which may be made very profitable. -The whole of the above property is in excellent repair. -Attached to the above are 40 acres of excellent land, on which is a new and comfortable dwelling house, kitchen, meat house, ice house, (filled with ice) an excellent stable, and all other necessary offices- a handsome yard and garden handsomely enclosed. -Likewise an excellent storehouse, 36 feet by 18, with a shed the whole length of the house- miller's and cooper's houses and cooper's shop- Also 100 acres of land about 3/4 of a mile from the mill, on which are 250 bearing apple trees, and a quantity of pine timber, which will be valuable to the owner of the mills. The above property will be sold low for good paper, or on a credit from 1 to 6 years, the purchaser giving approved personal security, and a deed in trust upon the property to secure the payment of each installment separately. *personal estate for sale. If the above property is not sold by the 1st of June next, it will then be rented for a term of years, not less than 5. John B. Nooe. February 20, 1809.
The Virginia Herald May 31, 1809 1:1
Pursuant to the last will and testament of the Rev. Matthew Maury, late of Albemarle county, we shall, on Friday the first day of September next, (if fair, if not, the next fair day) expose to public sale, on the premises, that valuable and highly improved farm, on which the deceased lately resided, containing between 1300 and 1400 acres. About 400 acres of this land are cleared and in excellent condition for cultivation, of which about 40 acres are very fine meadow. There is on the plantation a great variety of fruit trees, among which is a well selected apple orchard of about 200 trees in high perfection. This land is intersected by a vein of excellent lime-stone, parallel with, and 2 miles distant from the south west mountains. There are on this plantation, a large, convenient dwelling house, a large barn, stable, and all other necessary buildings in very good condition for the accommodation of a large family. The quality of this land is very good, well adapted to the growth of tobacco and corn, and particularly so to the growth of small grain and grass. It has, from experiment, been proven capable of deriving very great advantages from the use of Plaster of Paris. We will allow a credit of 1, 2, and 3 years, on the purchase money; for which we shall require a lien on the land and approved personal security. The land may be seen by application to either of us, who reside on it. Matthew Maury, Thom. W. Maury, Albemarle County, Virginia, 1st May, 1809.
The Virginia Herald June 24, 1809 3:3
Valuable land for sale, distant 23 miles from Georgetown and Alexandria, 19 miles from Occoquan Mills, and 20 from Dumfries, and within 21 miles of the Little River Turnpike Road. It consists of 5 and 20 hundred acres lying on the waters of Bull & Little Rockey Runs, in the counties of Fairfax and Prince William. The quality of this land is excellent and to a grazer especially, would be a source of great emolument, from the quantity of low grounds; of which there is not less than 500 acres, ready from the strength of the soil, to be sowed in timothy. This land is decidedly benefited by the plaster of paris. On it is a very good site for a mill, the stream being one of the most constant in that part of the country. There are about 500 acres in wood, heavily timbered. The improvements are a dwelling house, newly fitted up, consisting of two rooms below stairs, with a store room and two convenient closets, three lodging rooms above stairs, an excellent cellar, kitchen, corn house, meat house, and stables . Likewise the overseer's house, one in each county, with other necessary houses for negroes, &c. Between 2 and 300 acres in addition for sale, in Prince William County, on Bull Run, near its conflux with Occoquan. This land lies about 10 or 11 miles from the Occoquan Mills, and has nearly one third in woods- in quality is equal to any in its immediate neighborhood. Persons disposed to purchase may be supplied on the first named tract with a large stock of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, farming utensils. The subscriber willing to emigrate southwardly will dispose of the above mentioned property on the most reasonable terms. Information respecting the property may be had by application to the honorable Judge Washington of Mount Vernon, M. S. Turner, esquire of Jefferson county, or in the absence of the subscriber to Bernard Hooe, Jun. Esq. living near the premises . T. Blackburn. Rippon Lodge, near Dumfries, Va. June 12.
The Virginia Herald June 24, 1809 3:4
Notice. Pursuant to the last will and testament of William Taylor, deceased, of Stafford county, I shall on the 2d Monday in August next, at Stafford Courthouse, that being court day, if fair, if not, the next fair day, expose to sale, a tract of land, on the Beaver Dam run of Aquia, containing 500 acres more or less, being the land on which he resided, and adjoining the lands of Lewis Bridwell, Mr. George, Mrs. Ford, and others. This land is in fine condition for cultivation, with a good frame dwelling house with 4 rooms below, and an excellent orchard of between 250 and 300 bearing apple trees. This land is well watered, and remarkable for its healthy situation and in curing many diseases. I will allow a credit of 12 months for the purchase money, upon the purchasers giving bond and good security to bear interest from the date if not punctually paid, and a lien on the land. Possession will be given on the 1st day of January, 1810, with the liberty of seeding this fall by permission of Mr. Presley Gill, who resides on and will shew the land to any person wishing to purchase. William Taylor, acting executor of William Taylor, dec. Fred'g. June 19th, 1809.
The Virginia Herald July 19, 1809 3:3
Will be let, to the lowest bidder, at King-George Court house, on the third day of August next, (that being King George Court day) the building of a clerk's office for this county, agreeable to the dimensions and plan following, to wit: Length, 30 feet- width 20- lower story 9 and upper story 8 in the clear, of brick- a partition wall to go across the building at 10 feet from the end, to form an entry stairway above and a small lodging room below- the balance of the building below for the office room including an inside chimney, each side whereof to be cased for reception of record books, papers, &c. A similar division in the upper story is to be made with like cases by the chimney. In the whole building will be required, one outward double door, four inside panelled doors, four 15 light windows and six 12 light ditto, with outside shutters. The roof to be of wood and to be covered with tile or slate- the floor of the office room below to be laid with tile or brick, the other flooring to be of good inch and a quarter pine plank- the sill and steps of the outward door to be of stone. The rooms of the building to be plastered, & the whole work to be neatly and faithfully executed in a workman like manner. The sum of _ will be advanced to the undertaker at the time of making the contract, when bond with good security will be required for strict compliance therewith. The further sum of ?? at a certain period, and the balance of the money will be paid at the time the work shall be completed, and received agreeable to the terms of the contract. Any further explanation will be given on the day by The Commissioners. King-George County, July 14th, 1809.
The Virginia Herald September 6, 1809 3:4
For sale, that valuable tract of land, (called Woodville) lying within one mile of Orange courthouse, adjoining the lands of Mr. Robert Taylor, Mr. Thomas Macon, and others and containing about 470 acres: Also, a lease on about 130 acres, renewable forever, adjoining the same. -The improvements are an excellent two story framed dwelling house, 28 by 30 feet, with two rooms, a closet and a passage below, and 4 convenient lodging rooms in the second story, also a good cellar with a fire place, all brick walled, a good and commodious kitchen, a good new framed meat house, and other convenient out houses. About one half the land is cleared and in cultivation, the balance is heavily timbered with hickory, red oak, white oak, chestnut and locust. This land is remarkably well watered, and affords from 10 to 15 acres of meadow land not inferior to any in the county. Any persons wishing to purchase land in the upper country, would no doubt be pleased with this situation. The society in the neighborhood is equal to any in Virginia, and is remarkably healthy. I presume it is unnecessary to say any thing further, as any person wishing to purchase will no doubt view the premises. The subscriber living on the premises will shew the land, and make the terms known on application. William B. Wood. September 4th, 1809.
The Virginia Herald September 6, 1809 3:4
For sale, A tract of land, containing about 400 acres, (100 of which is under lease to Mr. James Haiden) On the other 300 acres is a plantation in good repair, with a comfortable dwelling house, two rooms on the lower floor, and a stone chimney, a good framed barn, a small orchard of apple, peach, and cherry trees. This land lies about 6 miles from Culpeper Courthouse, on the head waters of the north branch of Cedar Run, adjoining Mr. William Payne; it is uncommonly well watered, has a large proportion of good meadow land, a part of which is now in tobacco and corn, and may be put in timothy next month; about 70 bushels of wheat may be seeded in the present cornfield and tobacco ground. A great bargain may be had in this land- I will take $8 per acre: one fourth in cash or likely young negroes, and payments of 120 pounds per annum, with interest for the balance; which last payments may be raised by an industrious frugal man from the farm. If more agreeable to the purchaser, bonds, horses, waggons, and teams will be received for all but the first payment. Philip Slaughter. Culpeper, August 21st, 1809.
The Virginia Herald December 20, 1809 1:2
For sale, that beautiful and highly improved seat called Saragossa, within two miles of Alexandria, 1 a mile from the turnpike road, and 3/4 of an hour's easy ride from the City of Washington. In point of extensive prospect, salubrity of air and fine water, if Saragossa is equalled, it is certainly not surpassed by any in or out of the District. There are 195 acres, 90 of which are in wood, and the residue enclosed by a substantial post and railing. The improvements are a handsome new two story dwelling house, with one large room and passage below, and two above stairs: connected with the main dwelling house, there is a single story house with two rooms below, a store room and two garret rooms. A large and uncommonly convenient high pitched brick kitchen just finished, a handsome brick stable for 6 horses- coach house and granary, all of brick; a brick meat and pigeon-house, cow houses, &c. a large garden well paled in for the most lasting wood. There are about 10 acres in clover and the whole well adapted to the plaster of paris, as can be seen by an experiment made on the premises last summer. -To any gentleman disposed to purchase, the terms will be made unusually convenient, no more than one-tenth part of the whole amount will be required in hand, and the balance in 4 years. -Apply to the subscriber living on the premises. Peter R. Beverley. N.B. -Saragossa abounds in fruit trees of various kinds, selected with great care in France. December 13
The Virginia Herald December 20, 1809 1:2
I wish to sell the tract of land, on which I now live, situated in Orange county on the Black Walnut run, containing 236 acres, remarkably well watered throughout the tract, 100 of which is cleared and in good order for farming; about 10 acres of low ground, suited to the production of grass, and may be reclaimed at a small expense. There are few farms in the neighborhood in a higher state of improvement. The wood land is heavily timbered- the buildings are a new dwelling house, 18 by 20 feet, with a 10 foot shed; a kitchen, meat house, dairy, barn, and cornhouse. -My terms of sale will be one half, cash, the other on 12 months credit, the payment being amply secured. For further particulars apply, during my absence, to my son Ambrose Coleman, who is at present on the premises. James Coleman. Orange, Dec. 3d 1809.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 1:3
I wish to sell, my lot and houses in the town of Fredericksburg. The lot situated on a square bordering on the Rappahannock river, is large, convenient and healthy. The improvements are a large dwelling house with 7 good rooms, and an excellent and commodious cellar; a stable, meet house, a large cooper's shop, a good kitchen, pump, and spring house.
David Allmond Fred'g, June 23, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 1:3
Land for sale, To be sold, at Sutton's Tavern, on Wednesday the 19th day of July next, to the highest bidder, the tract of land whereon I now live, on Mattapony river, called Palestine. It is good or better than any on the river. Nearly the whole of it is low grounds, of which several hundred acres are rich meadow lands, mostly well reclaimed. The houses are in good order and sufficient to accommodate a large family. The shift now in corn is expected to produce 2000 barrels, and with some clearing the estate will afford three such. The purchaser will be allowed to sow it in wheat this fall, or I will agree to do it for him. As no person would purchase without seeing the estate, it is only necessary to add, that I live on and will shew it, and that the terms of sale on that day will be made as agreeable to the bidders as my necessities allow.
John Taylor, Jr. Caroline, June 16th, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 4:1
A valuable farm for sale. I wish to sell my Yew-Spring Farm, containing 600 acres, lying on the Rappahannock river, 10 miles above Port-Royal and 12 below Fredericksburg- This farm possesses every advantage, both for its products and the facility of conveying them to market by water. -It is in a fine state of improvement; the soil well adapted to plaster and clover, and the situation as healthy as any in the lower country. -It is unnecessary to add more, as it is presumed that those disposed to purchase will wish to view the premises.
Samuel T. Skinker Germanna, March 3, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 4:1
Valuable property for sale. The subscriber intending to remove from this state, offers for sale the following property; which he will sell either separate or together, viz: The mill situated in Falmouth, known generally by the name of the Little Mill, (formerly owned by Mr. Dunbar.) -The site of this mill is inferior to none on Rappahannock river, being supplied with water by a canal from the river. Her present right of water is for 2 pair of 6 feet stones, which may be increased if desired -she is valuable as a grist mill, and is situated as well as could be desired for manufacturing, being in the town of Falmouth, where there is an abundant supply of wheat, and a constant market for flour: also embracing the Fredericksburg market, which is within one mile. -Nearly adjoining the mill is a new stone warehouse, 28 by 24 feet, 2 stories high be sides an excellent cellar. A small farm situated about half a mile from Falmouth, well known by the name of Richard's Hill. This farm contains about 150 acres, is well enclosed, and has on it a large and commodious dwelling house, with other necessary out houses, except a barn. -The situation is beautiful and remarkably healthy, and there is near the house a never failing spring of excellent water. There is running through the farm a small spring of water, on which is situated a large and well fixed distillery, with stills and all necessary fixtures, sufficient to make 60 to 75 gallons of whiskey per day. The distillery will be sold either with or separate from the farm, as it can be separated without injury to either. The distillery is about a quarter of a mile distant from the mill above described. Also, another farm situated about 21 miles from Falmouth, containing about 300 acres of land, with a small house, &c. on it, and a handsome young orchard; lately the residence of Mr. Edward Withers. -The terms of sale, with any further particulars will be made known by application to the subscriber, or in his absence to Mr. Wm. S. Stone, of Fredericksburg, or Mr. Geo. Murray, of Norfolk.
J. R. Triplett Fredericksburg, May 17, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 4:3
For sale, two tracts of land, In the county of Stafford, one containing 600 acres, lying on Aquia Run, (two miles above tide water) and the road leading from Aquia to Brentown, 7 miles distant from Dumfries, and 17 from Fredericksburg. -One third of this tract is cleared and produces remarkably well, the balance is heavily timbered, and rendered very valuable by its contiguity to tide water and the great demand for cord wood and building timber; the whole is well watered and in a healthy neighborhood. It will be sold together or divided as may best suit the purchaser. The other tract, containing 362 acres, lies on the head waters of Aquia Run, 16 miles from Fredericksburg and Dumfries, and adjoins the lands of Messrs. Kendal, Beatie, and others. This tract is abundantly supplied with excellent timber, well watered, and the soil admirably adapted to the culture of corn, wheat and tobacco, as well as susceptible of great improvement by the use of clover and plaster, situated in a very healthy, agreeable neighborhood. It is deemed unnecessary to say more of either, as those inclined to purchase will view the premises. Good and equitable titles will be made to both, and possession given on the first day of January next, succeeding the sale, with liberty to sow grain the preceding fall. The terms will be made known on application to Mr. Rowzee Peyton, near Aquia, or to the subscriber in Fredericksburg.
Bernard Peyton June 12th, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 4:4
A valuable farm for sale. The subscriber being inclined to remove to the western country, offers for sale the farm whereon he now lives. It adjoins the lands of Wm. Morton, Lawrence Taliaferro, and B. Hume, and contains between 4 and 500 acres, 100 acres rich low grounds, the balance fine farming land, a considerable proportion in timber, and well watered. The plaster has been used adjoining with considerable success. This farm embraces as many advantages, if not more, than any in the upper country, having on it a most valuable lime quarry, which has been worked to an advantage, and to a man who would turn his attention that way, might be very profitable; a quantity of wood immediately around the quarry. Its contiguity to market is also a valuable consideration, being only about 26 miles to Fredericksburg, agreeable to the turnpike survey, which will run within 1 or 2 miles of the farm, and will very shortly be completed that distance. There are comfortable buildings, such as a dwelling house, &c. a barn with a complete wheat machine in it. -The terms are one half in cash, the balance in negroes, good bonds, or a credit of 12 months; complete security will be required on the last payment, and an indisputable title will be given. -Possession may be had on the first January, or sooner if required, and the privilege of seeding.
Francis Taliaferro, Jun. Orange, Virginia, April 20, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 1, 1815 4:4
Land & other property for sale. The subscriber having an intention of removing to a town, offers for sale the following property, viz: 800 acres of land in the county of Fauquier, on the Elk Marsh waters, near Morgan's Tavern, 25 miles from Fredericksburg. About - of this tract is cleared, the balance is pretty well timbered with oak, hickory, &c. There are 4 tenements on this land, but as their leases expire at the end of this year, of course possession can be given of the whole tract at that time. -I will take the low price of $7 per acre for this land, provided the payments are pretty good. Capt. Wm. Bower, who lives near the land, has been so kind as to promise to show it to any person wishing to purchase, and for further particulars application must be made to the subscriber in Stafford county, 6 miles from Fredericksburg, near Potomac Church. Also, a lot containing 6 acres, adjoining the town of Stevensburg, Culpeper county, which would make a handsome little meadow. Also, the land on which I reside, containing 700 acres, 400 of which are cleared, and a considerable part of the balance very well timbered with oak, poplar, &c. This soil is very productive in Indian corn, and there is little doubt, from some experiments made in the neighborhood, but that through the medium of red clover and plaster, it might be made very good wheat land. There are at least 50 acres of rich swamp on the tract well adapted to timothy, part of which is now ditched and will be sown this fall. There is a comfortable new dwelling house nearly finished, and some of the necessary out houses. -This property being situated in a genteel and agreeable neighborhood, but 6 miles from Fredericksburg, and about 2 to a landing place on Potomac Creek, and having all the supplies of fish, wild fowl, &c. without their usual companion, ague and fever, for there is not a healthier place in the country, certainly offers a desirable residence to a family. The low price of $10 will be taken for this tract, provided the payments are good. (personal estate for sale) Clear and indisputable titles shall be made to the whole of the above property. Application to be made to the subscriber.
Thomas F. Knox June 22d, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 5, 1815 supplement:5
Port Tobago, lately belonging to Thomas Lomax, deceased, situated upon Rappahannock river, about 5 miles below Port Royal. It contains, by estimation, about 600 acres of land, which has always been considered the best upon the river. It has the convenience of good winter and spring fisheries. Upon it is a large and excellent two story brick house with garden, orchards, and every other improvement which can be required for the comfort and convenience of a family. On the profitableness of the plantation, to any person desirous of purchasing real estate, there is hardly any tract of land in the state of Virginia so highly recommended by pleasantness of situation, fertility of soil, excellence of improvements, and its various conveniences.
John Tayloe Lomax Richmond County, Feb. 3.
The Virginia Herald July 5, 1815 supplement:5
Land for sale. I will sell publicly, on the 21st of August next, a valuable tract of land, lying in the county of Essex, within a few miles of Tappahannock, containing 800 acres of arable land, well adapted to the cultivation of Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats, &c. A large proportion of it is heavily timbered with oak, hickory, pine and other valuable timber. It is remarkably well situated for improvement, possessing fine natural red soil, and lying very level, with a considerable quantity of fine meadow, besides a valuable portion of marsh lying within 2 miles. The improvements are a large two story dwelling house, kitchen, and other out houses in ordinary repair. The payment will be one-third cash, and the remainder in two annual installments. The purchaser to give his bond with approved security, and a deed of trust on the land to secure the payment. -Any further information that may be required can be obtained on application being made either to my brother John Waring, residing on the premises, or to myself in Fredericksburg.
E. L. Waring May 13, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 5, 1815 supplement:5
Valuable mills and land for sale. I wish to sell my Union Mills, in Culpeper county, Virginia, on the north branch of Rappahannock river, about 29 miles above Fredericksburg- running 2 pair of burr and a pair of country stones, with all Evan's machinery complete -These mills are in a wealthy neighborhood, and newly built, under the direction of a skillful hand, and are inferior to none in this state. -The house is well constructed, and sufficiently large to hold from 15 to 20,000 bushels of grain -adjoining which, is 450 acres of excellent farming land, on which is erected a dwelling house, kitchen, miller's house, cooper's shop, &c. &c. Also, my Raccoon Mills, situated in Orange county, about 30 miles above Fredericksburg, running 1 pair 6 feet burr and 1 pair country stones, with machinery, and a cotton and wool carding machine complete- adjoining this mill is a 4 acre lot, on which is a convenient dwelling house, &c. newly built, and on the opposite side of the river, is erected a saw mill, near which is 450 acres of land, heavily timbered. -Those mills are in good repair, and also in a wealthy neighborhood, and possess many advantages, having at all times a super abundance of water. -The terms of sale will be made easy.
John Alcocke Union Mills, 29th May, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 8, 1815 1:2
For sale, The farm whereon I now reside, late the residence of Col. George Brent, deceased, contains near 700 acres, a full proportion of which is standing in woods for support. The improvements, tho' not elegant, are spacious, comfortable and convenient, with a large barn and every other out houses requisite. Attached to this estate is a valuable mill seat near the tobacco warehouses and town of Woodstock, a stand inferior to none for mercantile business, being at the head of the water. There are few farms more productive, as a considerable proportion of it is rich low grounds, in arable order -immediately upon Aquia creek is about 12 acres of timothy meadow, and a much larger quantity might be added with inconsiderable expense. From its eligible situation and productive soil, I am of opinion the land would best recommend itself, and a minute description thought unnecessary -Half the purchase money being paid, a considerable indulgence would be given for the balance. Possession, &c. at the end of the year. For terms apply to
W. P. Bayly Woodstock, Stafford County, June 27, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 12, 1815 3:4
I wish to sell or rent, My house in which I reside, together with the entire lot, being 242 feet fronting on Caroline street, and extending back to Princess Ann street. The dwelling house is two stories, built in the most convenient and comfortable manner, and is as eligible a stand for mercantile business as any in Fredericksburg. On the lot are all the necessary out houses for the accommodation of a family. Any further description is deemed unnecessary. The terms made known on application to
James S. Drinan July 11th, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 15, 1815 3:4
For sale, That valuable and fertile tract of land in Westmoreland county, called Smith's Mount. This tract is bounded on one side by the Rappahannock river, and lies about 3 miles below Leedstown; it contains about 1600 acres, 1/3 of which is covered with heavy timber of the first quality; it also abounds with red cedar. The cleared land is well adapted to Indian corn and small grain, and in general it is equal in quality to any on the river on which it lies. The dwelling house is in tolerable repair, and at no great expense may be made comfortable, commodious and pleasant. The out houses are large, convenient, and in every respect sufficient for the purposes of the farm. It is presumed that it would be necessary to be more particularly descriptive to any one who may be inclined to purchase, as in such case the land itself would be viewed. The land will be shown by Mr. Daniel Payne, the present occupant; and the terms of sale may be known on application to the subscriber.
Battaile Fitzhugh Flintshire, near Carson's Ferry, Caroline County, May 30, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 15, 1815 3:4
An object, interesting and truly desirable!!! The undersigned, proprietor of the premises, is disposed to lease, by private contract, from 1 to 7 years, to commence from and after the end of the present year, that valuable and well known plantation, with its appurtenances, called Crondall, situated in the county of Richmond, upon the Rappahannock river- adjoining Mount Airy, the estate of John Tayloe, esq. and also of Landon Carter, esq. and which is immediately opposite the town of Tappahannock, sometimes called "Hobbs-Hole" and which said tract contains about 2000 acres. -Its width is more than a mile, and extends up and down the said river, including a valuable public ferry- the road to which passes through the premises. This land is uncommonly level and fertile, and is peculiarly well adapted to the culture of corn, wheat, tobacco, oats, and clover, with a natural meadow producing abundant crops of excellent hay- as a grazing farm, few, if any, in this state excel it. The navigation of this river is easy and certain at all seasons, and admits vessels of the largest size; by means thereof the produce of the farm can be readily and at a trivial expense shipped up or down the said river, as the interest of the tenant may dictate. This place abounds with fish, crabs, and wild fowl of the first quality; united to it, a sand bar well adapted to the use of a seine, from which great advantages with certainty be anticipated. As to society, it is doubtful whether any neighborhood in the country affords better or greater wealth- additionally, there is an advantage, by no means of slight consideration, that is, the public mail passes this ferry, and from its situation, great profit may certainly be delivered, by the establishment of a public house of entertainment. Upon this farm there are excellent improvements, but which are out of repair, and in this respect the subscriber is disposed to be liberal as to the terms of lease, in order to get them in a complete state of repair. It cannot be needful to say any thing more of this estate- to those who know it, what has been said is unnecessary, as they are prepared to appreciate its real value- to those who are not acquainted with it, their time may not be improvidently spent, in taking a view of its peculiar advantages. Any letters addressed to me at this place, shall be punctually attended to.
John Murphy, Jun'r. Richmond, July 1.
The Virginia Herald July 22, 1815 3:5
I wish to rent, for 1, 2, or 3 years, the following property, belonging to the estate of the late Caleb Smith, deceased, viz: The tract of land called Marengo, whereon he resided at the time of his death, lying on Rozier's creek and Potomac river, containing about 750 acres, divided into 3 fields, (besides a standing pasture) one of which is now in corn, and may be seeded in wheat this fall. On the land is a large and convenient two story dwelling house, with all necessary out houses, orchards, gardens, &c. Also, the property at Mellville, consisting of a new store-house, blacksmith's shop, and a newly rebuilt overshot grist mill, with two pair of stones, on a never failing stream, having thereon a cotton picking machine of the best quality -This mill is situated in a wealthy neighborhood, affording an abundance of grist, besides the Maryland custom, which is considerable, the mill being at the head of tide water on Rozier's creek. Also, the tract of land at present occupied by William Coakley, situated within 3 miles of the courthouse of this county, containing upwards of 1500 acres, divided into 4 fields. On this land is a house so well known as a tavern, and now kept by said Coakley. -Also, one other grist mill situated within 2 miles of the last mentioned tract, containing 2 pair of stones, on a good stream, and lately rebuilt in the best manner as an overshot, with brick walls, &c. having therein also a cotton picking machine. Adjoining this mill is a tract of about 150 acres of good forest land, which may be rented with or without the mill. The subscriber will rent the whole or any part of the above property at a bargain to any person disposed to take it, till the 15th of next month, on which day, if not sooner disposed of, he will rent Marengo and the Mellville property to the highest bidder at Mellville- and on Wednesday the 16th, will rent at William Coakley's that property and the mill adjoining.
Austin Smith, Administrator of Caleb Smith, dec'd. King George County, July 21, 1815.
The Virginia Herald July 29, 1815 3:5
Valuable lands for sale. One tract known by the name of Springfield, lying in Northumberland County, near the court-house thereof, and is adjacent to the well known river Coan. Upon this tract of land there is a commodious dwelling house susceptible of repair, about half a mile from the court-house- another, with two rooms upon a floor, adjoining which is a store house and an excellent garden. It has also a quantity of excellent timber suitable for the Alexandria and Washington markets, immediately adjacent to navigation- Its situation is perfectly healthy, and productive of the greatest quantity of Fish, oysters, crabs, and wild fowl, and is well calculated for improvements- indeed it may be said to be inferior to no farm in the northern neck for these conveniences, containing about 612 acres. Two other tracts of land in the county of Richmond, one in the parish of Lunenburg, within 2 miles of the court-house, all level and heavily timbered, without improvements -The other lying in the fork of Totuskey, in North- Farnham Parish, improved with a convenient dwelling, and other houses suitable for the accommodation of a small family, well timbered, and under two good fences, containing 180 acres. -In this tract a great bargain may be had. Those who wish to become purchasers will apply in my absence to Mr. George Saunders. of Farnham Church, for terms and the necessary contracts,
Foushee G. Tebbs Richmond County, July 18, 1815.
The Virginia Herald August 2, 1815 3:5
An improved farm for sale. The subscriber offers for sale the farm on which he resides in the county of Culpeper, containing about 1200 acres. The quality of the land which is naturally good, has been improved by the culture of clover and the use of plaster of Paris, to which it is admirely adapted. Upwards of 700 acres are under cultivation, divided into convenient fields; the remainder is in wood, and well stocked with valuable timber. The buildings consist of a handsome & convenient dwelling house, with several spacious offices, are well calculated for the comfortable accommodation of a large family: and other improvements, such as farm houses (including a very good wheat machine) gardens, orchards, meadows, and grazing grounds, combine many objects of utility, ornament and profit. Never-failing springs and streams afford an ample supply of the purest water to every part of the land; and whether it is treated as a grain or grazing farm, with ordinary care, it would be highly profitable. Situated within 22 miles of the court-house, it admits all the benefits to be derived from healthiness of climate and good society- 250 acres of corn and fallow land may be sown in wheat the ensuing autumn and entire possession had in the fall. -The tract would admit of two or three unequal divisions, if most suitable to purchasers. -The terms which will be made accommodating, may be known of the proprietor, on the premises, or of John McNeale, esq. who lives adjacent.
Phil. R. Thompson Culpeper, July 31, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 2, 1815 3:5
Land for sale. The subscriber being desirous to move to the western country, will sell his farm in King George county, within 2 miles of the Rappahannock river, containing 1600 acres of good forest farming land, well adapted to the cultivation of corn, wheat, tobacco and clover; there are 100 acres of good meadow land now fit for grass, and at least 2/3 of the tract is in woods. The improvements are a large dwelling house and all other necessary out houses (that might at a small expense be put in good repair) with large orchards of good fruit. -The terms, which will be made accommodating, may be known by application to the proprietor, or Mr. David T. Chevis, who will shew the land-
Francis Thornton August 18, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 6, 1815 3:5
To rent The Broadfield Store-houses, consisting of a store-house, counting-room, and bail house, in good repair; together with the dwelling houses and farm, consisting of about 400 acres of excellent farming land; for the next year, or a term of years; and possession to be delivered the first day of January next, either together or separately, as may suit persons inclined to rent. The above property is situated in the county of Westmoreland, near Mattox Bridge, on the main road leading from King George Court-house and Hooe's Ferry, to Mattox Bridge and Westmoreland court-house.
Townsend S. Dade September 4, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 6, 1815 3:5
Land for sale. Will be sold to the highest bidder, at the Wilderness Tavern, on Thursday the 21st September next, a tract of land, lying in Culpeper county, on the Rappahannock river, three miles from the Wilderness Tavern in Orange, and about the same distance below Germanna, and 21 miles from the town of Fredericksburg. This tract contains upwards of 500 acres, about 70 of which is low ground, the balance is considered as good as any land in the neighborhood and about 200 acres are heavily timbered with oak and pine. There is a tolerable comfortable dwelling house, a good dairy and meat-house upon the land. At the same time and place will be offered, two other small tracts, containing 100 acres each, one adjoining the above tract, the other about one mile distant. They are both under a lease at present, and pay a tobacco rent. The leases, if required may be bought on good terms. The one in the occupancy of Mr. Smith, he has only a life estate on. The sale will be made for one third of the purchase money in hand, and the residue in two annual installments. Liberty to sow wheat will be given the first of October and possession may be had the first of January next.
John B. Nooe, Only surviving Executor of Bazil Nooe, dec'd. 30th August, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 13, 1815 3:4
Rappahannock land for sale. The subscriber will sell 500 acres adjoining the tract on which he lives- 2/3 of this land is level, and 3/4 or more in wood- a considerable part well timbered The lower part of the tract is about a mile and a half from the river, the upper part about 8 miles from Fredericksburg -the soil is good for both corn and wheat, and a small stream, which runs from one end of the tract almost to the other, affords a considerable quantity of meadow land. On this stream a small mill has formerly been erected, which it is believed might be made advantageous to the farm. The mill house is an excellent framed house, in which there is an exceeding good pair of stones. There is a high and healthy situation on the tract, which, when the land is cleared will afford a beautiful view of the flat grounds on both sides of the river for a considerable distance. This land, when cleared, would make a beautiful and productive farm; and it is supposed the wood and timber might be turned to good account, by carting it to the river, to which there is a good road and landing, and boating it to Fredericksburg; nor is the distance too great to waggon it advantageously to town. About 50 acres of the tract have been cleared, and never exhausted, and might with a little labour be again brought into cultivation. There are other detached pieces of cleared land in some degree of improvement. -For terms apply to the subscriber.
Lawrence Battaile Prospect Hill, Sept. 11, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 23, 1815 3:5
For sale, A tract of valuable land, containing 450 3/4 acres, within 5 miles of Culpeper Court-house, adjoining Mr. Robert Hay and Mr. John R. Dade. This land is uncommonly well watered, has a full proportion of timber and meadow land, a part of the latter now in timothy and a part in tobacco -100 bushels of wheat may be seeded this fall to advantage. There is a new dwelling house with two rooms on the lower floor and a good stone chimney at each end- a new and excellent framed meat-house, a good barn lately built, &c. -The situation healthy and pleasant, with a good spring at the edge of the yard. A great bargain may be had, and possession given at the end of this year, with leave to seed wheat immediately.
Philip Slaughter Springfield, Culpeper County, September 16, 1815.
The Virginia Herald September 27, 1815 3:4
The subscriber having removed to Richmond, will sell on liberal and accommodating terms, the plantation whereon he lately resided, lying about a mile and a half from Westmoreland Court-house, and containing 420 acres of land of good quality, on which there is a new well finished and comfortable dwelling house, office, and other necessary out houses. The place is extremely well watered, as healthy as any in the lower country, and offers many and peculiar advantages to professional gentlemen. Any person especially desirous of establishing himself in the practice of law or medicine, would do well to view the premises, which will be shewn by Mr. Wm. Steerman, at Westmoreland Court-house, who will also make known the terms of sale.
Richard Y. Parker September 26, 1815.
The Virginia Herald October 11, 1815 3:5
Will be sold, To the highest bidder, at 12 o'clock, on Friday the 20th instant, on the premises, the houses and lot at present occupied by the subscriber, at the upper end of the main street, near the Eagle Tavern, consisting of a store with a dry cellar, a commodious dwelling house and kitchen, stable, coach-house, granary, and other necessary out houses, all in good repair. The lot extends from Caroline back to Princess Ann street. The stand has been long occupied as a grocery, and is in a very advantageous situation for that business. -Terms of sale will be $1000 in hand, and negotiable notes with good endorsers for the remainder; one half payable the first day of May next, and the other half 12 months thereafter.
George Garnett Fredericksburg, October 9, 1815.
The Virginia Herald November 22, 1815 3:4
George Cox, intending to remove to the state of Kentucky, wishes to dispose of the house and lot where he now resides, in the main street, opposite the Market Square, Fredericksburg; and will expose the said property for sale to the highest bidder on Monday the 1st of January next, in front of the premises. The house is new, substantially built of brick, two stories high, covered with slate, with a large and convenient brick kitchen and smoke-house, all well calculated for the accommodation of a genteel family. The lot is airy and open, running through the square to Water street, and the situation for business equal to any in town. Terms of sale- One third of the purchase money to be paid in April next, when possession will be given; one third in 6 months and the remainder in 12 months thereafter.
A. Buck, Auctioneer November 21.
The Virginia Herald December 6, 1815 3:3
For sale, Two tracts of land, lying in Orange and Culpeper counties, on the Rapidan river, 12 miles from Orange court-house, 9 miles from Culpeper court-house, 28 from Fredericksburg, convenient to the turnpike, containing 300 acres in each tract, 1 miles distant from each other, adjoining a grist mill and saw mill, tan yard, &c. and in the vicinity of a nest of merchant mills. On the Orange farm is nearly 100 acres of low grounds, inferior to none on the river, 60 acres well timbered, and the whole well adapted to the culture of wheat, corn, and tobacco; pleasantly situated, with good water, a dwelling house, and every other house necessary. The Culpeper farm, one forth cleared, and the balance well timbered, excellent for corn, wheat, grass, &c. One half the money will be required in hand, the balance made easy to the purchaser.
John Porter Fair Hill, Nov. 22, 1815.
The Virginia Herald December 16, 1815 3:4
Valuable land. With a view of settling in Kentucky, I am disposed to sell the valuable farm on which I reside, containing 416 acres, and lying within 10 miles of Fredericksburg. Half of the tract stands in wood. Half of that which is cleared quite fresh; the other half produces well, as will be seen by viewing it. A large proportion of meadow may be had without clearing the timbered land, and it may safely be said, that no tract of equal size in this part of the country contains as little unprofitable land. The improvements are a dwelling house 24 by 26 feet, kitchen, meat-house, dairy, corn-house, school-house, and lumber-house; with a handsome young apple orchard, already bearing well. There is an excellent spring very near the house. Contiguous to this land, a valuable merchant mill and several grist mills. The society is agreeable, and no prospect other than that of a settlement in the western country would induce me to remove.
Addison M. Lewis Spotsylvania, Dec. 16, 1815.
The Virginia Herald December 16, 1815 3:5
From various cause, growing out of a long state of illness, and also an earnest desire to pay all my debts, I offer for sale the following tracts of land in Orange County: The one lying on the turnpike road leading from Fredericksburg to Orange Court House, and directly in the centre between the two places, being a most excellent place for a public stand, and containing about 300 acres of land, nearly the whole of which is well timbered, a small quantity only being cleared. The improvements are few, among which is a well of excellent water, having been completed last fall, with an intention of building there; also about 400 young apple trees from Strachman's nursery, just beginning to bear. There is an excellent situation for a distillery and tannery on the above place. Also, the place whereon I now live, and about one mile from the former, containing about the same quantity of acres. The improvements are a common dwelling house, about 60 feet long, stone chimneys, fire places, below and above stairs, and other out houses, with an excellent orchard, and springs in abundance of never failing water. A great quantity of the above land is well calculated for timothy, and is also well adapted to clover and plaster. There is now sown on the place about 60 bushels of wheat, leaving a most excellent shift for a crop of corn the next year, and a large pasture under good fencing, which may easily be made a third shift. The whole of which I am desirous to sell, and will make the payments easy. Any person wishing to purchase will be shewn the lands by applying to the subscriber on the premises.
James W. Hawkins Dec. 10
The Virginia Herald December 28, 1815 1:2
For sale, The house and lot on which I reside in the town of Stanardsville (Va) containing half an acre. The house well calculated for a public house, and is at this time kept by means such. The dwelling house is in front 30 feet, by 20 feet in depth, with a wing 20 feet square, shed and porch at the end of the front part and side of the wing near 50 feet in length, and a porch in front 40 feet long, kitchen equal to 25 feet square, stable and granary 80 feet in length by 17 in depth, the greater part shedded- and an excellent ice house, the best I ever saw for keeping ice. It is considered among the best stands for a public house in the upper country; it is immediately on the road leading from Fredericksburg to the Swift Run Gap, within 8 miles of the top of the Blue Ridge, and 2 miles from the foot of the turnpike road leading through said Gap, which the Swift Run Turnpike is by law to meet; of course the Swift Run Turnpike must run through the town of Stanardsville. For the terms apply to the subscriber, who will at any time be found on the premises.
Thomas Sorrille Dec. 19.
The Virginia Herald January 19, 1816 3:4
Land for sale. One tract, containing by recent survey, 881 acres, situated in the county of Stafford and state of Virginia, about 4 miles below Fredericksburg, and a mile and a half below Potomac creek. This land is not in a state of best improvement, but the soil is originally good; it has a considerable quantity of meadow, and an abundance of timber and wood for all the purposes of farming upon such a tract. -The soil is alike adapted to the growth of corn, wheat and tobacco- It is free from the diseases which usually accompany tide water. Mr. William Hewitt, who resides on the premises, will shew it to any person wishing to purchase. It will be sold a great bargain, if application be made at an early day. The tract will be divided to suit purchasers. Also, one other tract, situated in the county of Stafford, about 12 miles above Falmouth and 7 from Aquia, in the neighborhood of Rock Hill Meeting House, containing about 150 acres, upon which there is a good dwelling house for a small family, containing 2 rooms and a passage below and two above- with all necessary out houses. The country is high, pleasant, and healthy, and the neighborhood good. -Those wishing to purchase will apply to
J. W. Hewitt. Dumfries, Va. January 15.
The Virginia Herald January 27, 1816 3:4
The subscriber being anxious to retire from public business, offers for sale his tavern and lots in the town of Fairfax, generally called Culpeper court-house, to wit: -One half acre front lot, and one half acre back lot adjoining. There is on this premises a large two story house, 100 feet long, with 4 rooms on the first floor, with fire places in each of them, and so constructed that the front room may be occupied as a public bar room without interfering with the other rooms, with a portico in front of it 40 feet long and 10 feet wide; the other 3 rooms adjoin to the back of the front room, with a portico on one side of them, 70 feet long and 15 feet wide, two of these rooms may be made one by opening a folding partition, which will make a large dining room. There is on the second floor 7 handsome lodging rooms, which are divided into 3 separate apartments by 3 separate stair cases, with fire places in 5 of them, so that travelers or others may be well accommodated with lodging room. There are 4 cellar rooms, with fire places in two of them. There is also a good kitchen, meat-house, ice-house, and a well of excellent water within 15 steps of the house- besides a number of other conveniences. The house stands in one corner of the front lot, which gives it the advantage of the main street in front, and a cross street on one side. There are stables with 60 stalls, besides several out stables, and a house in the stable yard to hold grain, and about one quarter of an acre back of the stables well set with clover and orchard grass. -There is likewise a garden well enclosed, 70 feet wide and upwards of 250 feet long, handsomely laid out in squares and walks, and very productive, and at this time there are several kinds of small fruit in it that are usually cultivated in gardens, besides fruit trees of different kinds. There are held at this place two superior courts annually, the first Mondays in April and September, which set several days each; 4 quarterly terms, the third Monday in March, May, August, and November, which generally set 4 days each, and sometimes all the week, and 8 monthly courts, the third Mondays in every month, except the quarterly terms, which set two days each; besides a number of other public days, and a great many travelers passing through this place in the course of a year, together with the improvements, will make it worthy of the attention of any person desirous of keeping a house of public entertainment. Any person wishing to purchase the property may have a great bargain in it. Part of the purchase money must be paid in hand, and the remainder in 1, 2, 3 and 4 years, on giving bond and security, and a deed of trust on the property to secure the payment. A good title will be made and possession given in May next, if required.
Benjamin Shackelford. Culpeper Court-house, January 25, 1816.
The Virginia Herald January 31, 1816 3:5
Valuable property for sale or to rent. The house and lot where I now reside in the town of Fredericksburg. The dwelling house contains 4 rooms below stairs: the drawing room is 28 by 26 feet, dining room 21 by 20, and two smaller rooms; one is a chamber and the other is a nursery. The passage in front is spacious, and the cross passage leading to the dining room 10 feet wide. There are three good separate cellars; two of which have fire places. Above stairs are 4 rooms with fire places and two without. The kitchen is built of brick, and under the same roof is a laundry and pantry, with three convenient rooms above stairs. There is also a good meat-house; and on the part of the lot which fronts on Water-street is a large stable, with stalls for 4 horses and room for 6000 wt. of hay, a carriage house, &c. And, nearly adjoining is a comfortable dwelling house, with two rooms down stairs and two above; and at the corner formed by the intersection of Water-street with Frederick street is another building, which could easily be converted into a stable or warehouse. This lot fronts on three streets, extending from Caroline street to Water Street. -The garden is large and in a high state of cultivation. Also for sale, the house and lot at present occupied by Captain Towles, and lately by Mr. Victor, fronting on Caroline and Prussia streets: likewise the adjoining lot, fronting on Princess Ann street and Prussia streets containing 2 tenements. Also, the house and lot in the occupancy of Captain Williams, at the lower end of town: the house is two stories high, has two rooms below and two above stairs, with a spacious garret. There is a good garden and every other convenience to make this a comfortable residence for a small family. Also, several other lots of ground, adjoining that property, extending from Caroline street to the river; whereon house, warehouse, and wharves may be had. Also, one other lot, adjoining the property of Mrs. Fry, being part of the old brewery lot. Also, about 17 acres of land lying on Hazel Run, near the lower end of town, and adjoining the lands of Joseph Christy and Byrd C. Willis, esquires. On this land there is a dwelling house, which might be made at a small expense, a tolerable good one for a small family. In its present state it rents for 18 per annum. Part of this land is suitable for the cultivation of every kind of vegetable, and with industry a handsome living might be made in that line of business: the rest of the land produces great clover and timothy. I will also rent of sell any part of my lands near Corbin's bridges, which are not tenanted out, containing about 1700 acres. -Part of these lands are well worth the attention of an industrious men, as there are between 2 and 300 acres which might be made good meadow, and not more than 5 miles distant from the turnpike road- about 14 years ago, I refused 80 per annum rent for 351 acres of this tract. The high lands are as good as any in the neighborhood, and well adapted to the cultivation of corn, wheat or tobacco. There is the greatest plenty of excellent timber and wood, and good water on every part. That part of the tract formerly called Olive's affords on of the best situations for a country tavern, being immediately on the cross roads leading from Fredericksburg to Orange Court house and Louisa county; there is a good peach orchard, from which I have been informed, the former tenant has made 80 or 100 gallons of brandy in a year. Also for sale, my lands in the counties of Greenbriar and Bath, Virginia, and those on Green River in Kentucky. The terms of sale will be, a small part of the purchase money to be paid down in cash, stock of the United States, or either of the Virginia Banks; and for the balance a liberal credit will be given, on the purchasers granting their bonds and security, with interest from the day of sale, and a pledge on the premises. Further particulars may be had by personal application or by letter to me in Fredericksburg.
Geo. French January 31.
The Virginia Herald February 3, 1816 3:5
A great bargain. From 280 to 600 acres of land, lying on the main road, leading from Chester's Gap, and about 10 miles above the former place. The soil is particularly adapted to clover and plaster, and susceptible of all agricultural improvements. The above land will admit of two tenements, there being a comfortable dwelling house and out houses on each end of the land. -Good orchards and gardens, and 30 or 40 acres of prime meadow ground on each tenement. -Its proximity to Falmouth and Fredericksburg, with its great salubrity of water and air, would render it a desirable retreat for town gentlemen in the fall season. For terms apply to
George M. Parsons, Robert Hume. Falmouth, Feb. 3.
The Virginia Herald February 7, 1816 3:4
Land for sale. The subscriber offers for sale, 500 acres of land, in the county of Prince William --There is on the land an excellent dwelling house just built, with two rooms 16 by 18 feet on the first floor, and a passage 10 feet between-- and two rooms and entry above. The land is within 12 miles of Dickinson's Springs, and well timbered except about 150 acres which is arable-- Persons disposed to view the land will call on P. Alexander, or James L. Harrison, near the premises, who will inform them of the terms of sale --Possession given immediately of one half the land on which the house is situated, the balance in all the month of September next.
B. Harrison. February 7.
The Virginia Herald February 10, 1816 3:5
For sale, My saw-mill tract of land, situated on the lower end of Orange county, containing about 1200 acres. 5 or 600 acres of this land is of good quality for tillage, and lies well; the remainder contains a quantity of good pine fit for the use of the saw mill. There runs through the lower end of the tract, a stream that will afford water for a saw and grist mill at least 9 months in the year, and an excellent site for their erection. This property is distant 17 miles from Fredericksburg, and from the Wilderness tavern about 2 miles. From thence to Fredericksburg is a good turnpike, where there is always a ready sale for plank. The land also contains a considerable quantity of good oak timber, fit for barrels, which meets with a ready sale immediately in the neighborhood. A further description is unnecessary, as any person wishing to purchase will endeavor to make himself acquainted with the property. For terms, application may be made to me, living one and a half miles from the Wilderness Tavern, or to Mr. Robert Patton of Fredericksburg.
John Spotswood, Orange county, Feb. 9, 1816.
The Virginia Herald February 24, 1816 3:4
For sale. That beautiful situation, South Hill, containing 107 acres of land, upwards of 100 acres of which is of the first qualitied Potomac low grounds. The latter is laid off into 3 equal fields, and having been constantly enclosed, and but little grazed, has been for the last 14 years in a progressive state of improvement. This land is peculiarly adapted to the growth of corn, wheat and tobacco. The improvements are a new and well finished two story dwelling house, upwards of 60 feet long, with 6 rooms and 7 closets, and a passage through the middle of the house 32 feet long; three large rooms in the cellar, which is the size of the house, one of them with a large fire place and 4 glass windows, and sufficiently comfortable for any purpose. Also, a granary, two stories high, with sheds and stalls around it for the accommodation of 11 horses: also a carriage and gig house, ice house, kitchen, and all other necessary out houses. There is attached to this farm one of the most convenient landings on the Machodock, together with a shad fishery. Also, a fine orchard of the most select fruits. South Hill affords a prospect, for beauty and variety, equal if not superior to any in Virginia. From the front you overlook a wide extended tract of level, fertile and highly cultivated low grounds, and the eye cannot reach the extent of water prospect. The situation is high and healthful. About one mile from this place I will sell 400 acres of land, being a part of the Union tract, which will include the buildings. The dwelling house, which a few years ago was thoroughly repaired, and now almost as good as new, is sufficiently commodious for a family. There is also a new kitchen, a very large granary, ice house, and all other necessary out houses. This tract, which from its contiguity to navigation, can scarcely come under the denomination of forest land, is inferior to none in the neighborhood for corn, and inferior to only the best low grounds for wheat. It abounds in timber and wood of every description; and upon it are several never failing springs of fine water. A more minute description of the above property would be unnecessary, as I presume any person wishing to purchase would wish to view the premises. For terms apply to
John H. Washington. South-Hill, King George County, February 23, 1816.
The Virginia Herald May 18, 1816 3:4
Valuable property for sale. Will be sold to the highest bidder on the premises, on Thursday the 20th day of June, the Union Mills, situated on the north branch of Rappahannock river, in the county of Culpeper, about 28 miles above Fredericksburg, and 12 miles below Norman's Ford, running 2 pair of 6 feet burr stones, and a pair of country stones, with Evan's machinery complete. -Also, a tract of land containing 400 acres, on which there is a dwelling house and other buildings. And on Saturday the 22d day of June, on the premises, one other mill, situate in orange county, about 30 miles above Fredericksburg on the south branch of Rappahannock, running one pair of 6 feet burr stones, and a pair of country stones, with Evan's machinery,and a wool carding machine, complete; with a valuable saw mill on the opposite side of the river. Attached to this property are two lots of ground containing about 6 acres, on which are a dwelling house, and other buildings, and near it 450 acres of wood land, heavily timbered with pine and oak. Both of these mills are in fine wheat neighborhoods, and commanding ion the driest seasons an abundance of water. The terms will be made accommodating. A private sale would be preferred, in which event due notice will be given.
John Alcocke. Union Mills, Culpeper, May 18.
The Virginia Herald May 18, 1816 3:5
For sale, A valuable tract of land, about 1277 acres, in the county of Middlesex, with a grist mill newly built, and a new pair of stones. The tide of the Rappahannock flows to the mill till, and affords access to fish, oysters, &c. This land is generally level, adapted to grain or tobacco, is well timbered, has good water, comfortable improvements, an apple orchard of choice fruit, a fine range for stock; it is about 7 miles from the court house in the town of Urbanna, in a genteel neighborhood, and if longevity is a test of salubrity, there is not perhaps a healthier spot in the state. Stock at the current prices, or notes of any approved bank in the District of Columbia will be received at par. Possession may be had immediately. For further particulars apply to John Scott, Fredericksburg, or to
Francis Corbin, Reeds, Caroline County, May 18.
The Virginia Herald May 25, 1816 3:3
Land for sale. If not sold at private bargain previous to Friday the 28th day of June, will on that day be offered on the premises, to the highest bidder, the tract of land, whereon I reside, in Stafford county, lying on Cannon's Run, containing between 3 and 400 acres; one third of which is in wood, and heavily timbered. The improvements consisting of a neat and commodious dwelling house, 38 feet by 18, with two rooms on a floor, a passage above and below; the chimnies brick, with a fire place in each room, with a cellar under the whole building; the kitchen and meat-house entirely new, a well finished spring-house situated in yard, with a never failing spring of pleasant and delightful water; the garden spacious, productive, and handsomely laid off, and from its site eminently calculated to receive additional improvement. -There are upwards of 100 apple trees of well selected fruit, planted near the house, beginning to bear, and an orchard situated in a different part of the plantation of various kinds of fruit. Few situations combine greater advantages, from its healthiness, being 3 miles from the Stafford Springs. Its proximity and central situation, being 18 miles from Falmouth, 16 from Dumfries, and 20 from Fredericksburg. The soil of this land is well adapted to culture of corn, wheat, and tobacco; but particularly to the growth of timothy, and with a small degree of labor, there can be from 40 to 50 acres of land immediately converted into meadow. The different fields are plentifully supplied with water. From experiments made in the neighborhood, I am well convinced this land is well adapted to the clover and plaster system of agriculture. -Terms of sale, two-thirds of the purchase money paid in hand, the balance in 12 months- Bond with a deed of trust, to secure the payment thereof will be required -An indisputable title will be made to the purchaser and possession given the first of January, 1817.
Thomas Stocke. Oakhampton, (Stafford) May 25, 1816.
The Virginia Herald May 25, 1816 3:4
Land for sale. The subscriber offers for sale, the farm on which he resides, situated on Cedar Run, in the county of Prince William, containing 600 acres. Nearly half of this land is in wood and heavily timbered; the cleared land is divided into four fields, under good inclosures; a considerable proportion has been much improved, and about 60 acres recently cleared. The low grounds are good and seldom overflow so as to injure the crop. The land is well adapted to grass, and it is believed might be made profitable as a grazing farm. There is a large young apple orchard of the most select kind of apples, just beginning to bear. -The improvements are a dwelling house, 36 feet by 18, nearly finished and all necessary out houses. The water is good and convenient to the house. This farm is situated in a healthy and genteel neighborhood, 18 miles from Dumfries, 20 from the Occoquan Mills, and 35 from Alexandria. One third of the purchase money will be required on giving possession, the balance in two equal annual installments, with interest from the date, to be secured by a lien on the premises.
Francis T. Fitzhugh. Prince William County, May 25, 1816.
The Virginia Herald June 5, 1816 3:3
For sale. Having determined to remove from this place at the end of the present year, I offer for sale the following property: lst. The houses and lots now occupied by me in this place as a tavern. The dwelling house is large and roomy, and may at a small expense be rendered much more so. It is now the only public house in the town, and there is no danger in rivalship. Adjoining the tavern is a brick house with 4 rooms and a back portico the whole length of the house. This house may be used as a private apartment for a family, or converted into a store-house, counting room, &c. -There are good dry cellars under every part of the building. Upon the lot are two stables which would hold about 20 horses; the largest of them fitted up in good stile; a carriage house is attached to one of the stables; the garden is large and fruitful. The stand is now a valuable one, but might be rendered much more so by a person who would keep a store, for which the supply of groceries and other things for the tavern use might be drawn at the wholesale prices. The receipts into the tavern will not be short of $7000 per annum, as can be shewn by the proprietor's books, which he has kept with much exactness. 2dly. A small tract of land not more than 22 miles from the town, containing 130 acres. Many advantages would result to the person who buys the tavern property, by owning the land also; he would be enabled to draw his supply of fuel, of which there is an abundance; about 10 acres are swamp, already reclaimed, which would furnish a sufficiency of hay for the use of the tavern; the cleared land might be laid out into lots for the purpose of raising wheat, clover, & other things of value. To a publican these lots might be with much ease made extremely fertile and productive, by carrying out the manure from the stables in the return waggons that bring in wood for the use of the house. 3dly. One half of an extensive tan-yard, very near the town, with 2 acres of land attached to it. and lastly, one half of a large and well constructed store-house, a large warehouse, a granary, kitchen, stable, &c. well situated in the town. I will sell the whole or any part of this property by private bargain. Should it not be disposed of in that way before the 18th day of July next, it will then be set up to the highest bidder, and the sale to continue until the whole is sold. As the proprietor is determined to make a sale, the terms will be liberal, and no part of the purchase money will be required until a good title is made. The property will be shown and the terms made known, on application to
Thomas Miller. Port Royal, June 5, 1816.
The Virginia Herald June 8, 1816 3:4
For sale, 518 acres of land, lying in Culpeper county, through which the turnpike road runs about 3/4 of a mile and within one mile of the Turnpike Mills, owned by Britton and Harbee, at Thornton's gap. This land is well watered and perhaps better timbered than any land within some miles thereof. There is a great quantity of chestnut and oak timber, which is in great demand for shingles and staves, and not more than 50 acres of it cleared. There are convenient buildings on it, and a constant stream of water running through it, which would be sufficient for light water- works. A great bargain would be given in said land, on immediate application to the subscriber, as she intends moving to the western country early this fall. Possession will be given in time to seed.
Lucy Menesee. June 8
The Virginia Herald June 29, 1816 1:1
For sale, 323 acres of land, in Lancaster County, adjoining and nearly surrounding the Court-house bounds, including 30 acres of excellent marsh, affording hay for a large stock of cattle, and wild fowl in their season; a convenient landing for oysters and fish, and a sufficiency of rail timber and fire wood. On this tract are two houses with necessary out houses, occupied as taverns and store- houses; an apple orchard of 3 or 400 trees, clover, &c. which might be divided as follows: -260 acres of land and marsh, 2 clover lots, 200 apple trees, a well inclosed garden, a convenient tavern, 58 feet long and 16 wide, with a portico the whole length in front, containing 4 rooms below, and a bar, and two rooms above stairs, to which is attached by a covered way, a two story brick house, 22 feet by 18, containing one room and a closet below, the same on the second story and a garret with two rooms, kitchen, dairy, meat-house; a stable and coach house, that will stall from 25 to 36 horses, a small grain-house; a large granary and a cider house and a shed for the presses. -The store houses with a small clover lot and granary, a store and counting room below, and two rooms above stairs, and an excellent cellar, will form another lot. -The third lot will contain between 60 & 70 acres of land, on which is a clover lot and an orchard of 100 and odd apple trees; a dwelling house occupied as a tavern 32 feet long, 20 wide, with a 12 feet shed, containing 4 rooms below a passage and three rooms above stairs, 2 kitchens, a dairy, meat-house, granary, carriage house --also a house 32 by 18 feet which might be fitted for a dwelling house; and this lot might be divided into two, to suit purchasers. 60 acres of land adjoining the lands of Mr. John Carter and Mrs. Clary Heath. 60 acres of land lying about 3 miles from the courthouse, on the main road to Kilmarnock, well timbered with a small dwelling house on it. One lot at Kilmarnock, with a store-house, granary, stable, and kitchen on it. The principal part of the above property is insured against fire. One fourth of the purchase money will be required when the deeds are signed, for the balance a credit of 1, 2 and 3 years will be given, on the purchaser giving approved security for the payment or a lien on the property. Gentlemen who wish to become purchasers will please apply to Rawliegh W. Dovenman, Esq. who resides near the property, and is authorised to dispose of it. An indisputable title will be made by
William I. Lowell. Culpeper County, June 20, 1816.
The Virginia Herald July 24, 1816 1:5
Pop-Castle for sale. This desirable seat, so well known, as the residence of the late Mrs. Beverley of King George County, is handsomely situated on the river Rappahannock, 14 miles below Fredericksburg, 8 miles above Port-Royal, and within 5 miles of King George Court House, is bounded on every side by the river, creeks, and main road and contains 500 acres. This land lies level, is considered one of the best farms on the river for wheat, and produces fine crops of corn. On it is a brick dwelling house, 36 feet square, 2 stories high, in excellent repair, brick stable, and meat-house, a new kitchen, ice-house, and in fact every necessary out house for such a farm. -The terms of payment are one half when possession is given which will be the first of January next, and the balance on the first of July 1818, when a complete title will be made. If not previously disposed of at private bargain, it will be sold to the highest bidder on the premises, on the 26th of August next.
Wm. Beverley, Henry S. Beverley Pop-Castle, July 17, 1816.
The Virginia Herald July 31, 1816 3:5
Public sale. Being desirous of moving to the western country, I offer for sale, the tract of land, whereon I now reside, in this county, containing 736 acres. This land is about one half yet in woods; and is bounded by the lands of Richard Todd, Jacob Berndon, and Dr. George French. The house is 46 feet by 24, containing 4 rooms below and 2 above stairs, with an excellent cellar underneath, and 7 good fire places. The dwelling house and all of the out houses are in good repair. There is an elegant spring of water convenient, and a fine young orchard. The farm affords 50,000 weight of hay annually, and the meadow ground might be much extended. (Slaves for sale.) The terms of sale will be made easy, in order to accommodate the purchaser. (Message to debtors.)
Daniel Hyde. Spotsylvania, July 31.
The Virginia Herald August 28, 1816 1;3
The subscriber wishing to remove to the western country, offers for sale his tract of land, in Stafford county, containing by estimation 220 acres. This farm adjoins the lands of Capt. Robert Lewis and Mr. James Jones, and lies about 12 miles above Fredericksburg, in the neighborhood generally known by the name of Quaker's Settlement. There are on this tract about 40 acres of wood land, and a sufficient quantity of prime meadow ground, which may be made very productive by a little reclaiming. The soil is well adapted to the culture of corn and wheat; and likewise is well suited to the production of clover. On this farm is a large dwelling house, which can be made comfortable with but little expense to the purchaser; and also an apple orchard of excellent fruit trees, from which are made every year 6 or 700 gallons of cider, and with proper attention a much greater quantity might be made. It is among the most healthy and pleasant situations in the county and from its proximity to Falmouth and Fredericksburg, would certainly be a profitable and desirable retreat, for a gentleman residing in either of those places, during the sickly seasons- My father, Mr. Gabriel Jones, who resides on the premises, will show the land to any gentleman wishing to purchase. Letter addressed to the subscriber living near Orange courthouse, will be promptly attended to.
Philip Jones August 10, 1816.
The Virginia Herald august 31, 1816 3:3
Land for sale. Being desirous to remove to the western country, I offer for sale the tract of land, whereon I now live, containing 552 acres, and lying in Spotsylvania county. There is on this land a dwelling house and other convenient out houses, a manufacturing mill, apple and peach orchard, of choice fruit, extensive meadow land. The fertility of the soil is equal if not superior to any in that quarter. For further particulars, the purchaser must view the premises. Negroes will be taken in payment at value.
Geo. Bronaugh. August 31, 1816.
The Virginia Herald August 31, 1816 3:4
Smith's Mount for sale. Will be offered for ready sale to the highest bidder, on Monday the 8th of October next, in the town of Leeds, that valuable and well known tract of land, called Smith's Mount, now in the occupancy of Daniel Payne, esq. -possession to be given on the first day of January next. Situated on the Rappahannock River, in the county of Westmoreland, 3 miles below Leeds-Town, and containing 1600 acres. -There are cleared upon this tract 1200 acres; 1100 of which are low grounds of the best quality on said river, and well adapted to the growth of Indian corn, wheat and tobacco, with plentiful streams of water passing thro' each field. There is a grist mill belonging to Mr. Brockenbrough adjoining the premises. The balance of the land is heavily timbered with oak, pine, cedar, walnut, and poplar -The improvements consist of two dwelling houses, in tolerable repair, an office, kitchen, laundry, and all other necessary out houses; a carriage house and stable sufficient to hold 16 or 18 horses, corn-houses and granary, and a young and extensive apple and peach orchard. The whole situated upon an eminence, commanding a full view of all the flats, and an extensive one of the river. The terms of sale will be -one third to be paid on delivery of possession, and the balance in two equal annual payments, thereafter, to be secured by a deed of trust upon the premises. The tract will admit of several divisions, and will be sold to suit purchasers.
Battaile Fitzhugh Flintshire, Caroline, Aug 26.
The Virginia Herald August 31, 1816 3:5
For sale, A tract of land , containing about 60 acres, lying in Spotsylvania, 6 miles from Fredericksburg, adjoining the lands of Mr. David Henderson and Mr. Richard H. Farish. Of this land there are 10 acres of meadow and 20 in wood; two small dwelling houses, with other conveniences and an apple and peach orchard. The sale will be made for cash; and if not previously sold by private contract, the land will be put up to the highest bidder, on Wednesday the 25th September next, before the door of Mr. Buck's auction room in Fredericksburg. Any person wishing to see the land, may apply to the subscriber living on the premises.
Henry Gass. August 30th, 1816.
The Virginia Herald August 31, 1816 3:5
The subscriber will sell his valuable farm in Culpeper county, containing 676 acres; about 6 miles from the court-house, and 36 from Fredericksburg. -The soil is a red loam, and in original fertility not inferior to any in the county. It generally lies well, contains a sufficiency of wood and timber, abounds in fine springs, and has a sufficient quantity of meadow land, a considerable part of which is improved. -The plaster has been tried with great success in the neighborhood. The purchaser will be allowed to sow wheat this fall. Mr. George Teller, who lives on the farm will shew it to any one desirous of viewing it- For terms, which will be accommodating, apply to the subscriber. -Who has also for sale- 350 acres of land adjoining the tract on which he lives, before advertised and described in this paper.
Lawrence Battaile. Prospect Hill, Caroline County, August 29, 1816.
The Virginia Herald September 14, 1816 3:4
Notice. The subscriber being desirous to remove to the western country, will sell the well known tavern & farm, at Spotsylvania court-house, at private sale, any time before the 28th day of October, but if not sold before that day, it will be sold at public auction on the premises, that being Spotsylvania Superior Court Day; and as I presume no person will purchase before they view, they can be shewn the premises, and the terms made known, by the subscriber or Capt. John M. Herndon. There is 553 acres of land- nearly of which is prime low grounds on which is a good timothy and natural meadow. The farm is well inclosed and in a high state of cultivation. The tavern is 44 feet by 40, two stories high, conveniently laid off into rooms, above and below, and well finished, good kitchen, stables for 100 horses, ice-house, and all other convenient houses, and as good a spring as there is in the county.
Thomas Hicks. Spotsylvania, Sept. 14, 1816.
The Virginia Herald October 23. 1816 1:3
Land for sale. The subscriber will sell the farm, in the lower part of Orange, on which he resides, containing by late survey 517. The land lies within a half a mile of the river. There is a large and constant stream of water running through it, on which has been newly built a saw and grist mill; contiguous to the saw mill on the land, is an abundance of oak and pine timber, of the best quality. The probable opening of the navigation of the river, will afford great facility for the conveyance of plank to market. There is a large quantity of the best meadow land on the farm, some of which is in grass; likewise a comfortable dwelling house, a barn, and every necessary out house, quite new. Any farther description is superfluous. The premises will be shewn at any time, and the terms known by application to the subscriber, or his agent Mr. Richard Randolph.
George W. Thornton. Near the Wilderness Post Office. October 19.
The Virginia Herald November 16, 1816 3:5
Valuable timbered lands for sale. By virtue of the last will and testament of the late Col. Wm. Ball, will be sold at public auction, at Northumberland Court-house, on Monday the 9th of December next, if fair, if not the next fair day, the tract of land, whereon the said Ball lately resided, situate about 8 miles from the said court-house and 2 miles from navigation at Coan Warehouse, and containing 395 acres. The improvements consist of a small framed dwelling, with the necessary and convenient out houses. The cleared land is believed to be as productive as any in the neighborhood; but this tract is rendered extremely valuable by the excellence and abundance of its timber, more than half the tract being covered with a heavy growth of the best oak, hickory, chestnut and ash timber, of the value of which, being so well known, it is unnecessary to say any thing. For the convenience of purchasers, the tract will be sold either entire or in parcels. The terms will be unusually accommodating -no part of the purchase money being required to be paid in hand. Also, at the same time and place, and on the same terms, will be sold, that well known and valuable mill, called Coan Mill, now out of repair, situate at the head of Coan river, and distant from the aforesaid tract about 3 miles. The materials for rebuilding the same, most of them framed and ready to be put down are now on the spot, and will be sold with the mill. The subscriber living near the premises will show the same to any person disposed to purchase any time before the day of sale.
Thos. Towles, Adm'r. Northumberland Court-house, November 16, 1816.
The Virginia Herald December 7, 1816 3:3
Fauquier Lands. The subscriber offers for sale the estate whereon he resides, in the county of Fauquier, about 8 miles below the court-house, on Cedar Run, between the roads leading to Occoquan & Fredericksburg, 30 miles distant to either place, and 40 to Alexandria, by the turnpike from Buckland. The tract contains by survey, 3978 acres, and is divided into three farms, with wood land and meadows conveniently distributed for each. There is a valuable mill seat with stone on the spot for building. -The stream is abundant and waters the whole tract, presenting an extent of 4 or 500 acres of low grounds of first quality. The high land is divided into regular fields, and is adapted to the use of plaster. -Few tracts can possess greater advantages, either for extensive grazing or grain culture The purchaser, or purchasers of the land can be accommodated with . . .(Personal estate) The improvements are, a comfortable dwelling house with good out houses, ice house, stables, &c. The situation is healthy and the water uncommonly good. Two thirds of the whole purchase money will be required at the delivery of the property- the balance in short payments with interest, and secured by a deed of trust.
Bernard M. Carter. Woodstock, Fauquier County, Dec. 7, 1816.
The Virginia Herald January 16, 1817 3:5
Land for sale. I offer for sale the farm no which I reside, in the county of Culpeper, containing 600 acres, lying on the Robinson River, 2 miles above its junction with the Rapid Ann, 3 from Taliaferro's and Spotswood's mills, 12 from Culpeper Court-house, 8 from Orange, and 12 from Madison Court-houses. This, perhaps, is one of the handsomest farms in the upper country, lies remarkably well, commanding an extensive view of the Blue Ridge, and the adjacent counties, and is now in excellent order for farming, having from 40 to 50 acres in clover, and 15 in timothy, all laid off in beautiful fields, and well enclosed with straight fences, and ditched. There are no lands in the neighborhood that produce grain of every description better than this. -There is also an excellent mill seat on this land, with a plenty of timber for the support of the farm; and as there are two establishments on the farm, I should have no objection to dividing it for the accommodation of purchasers. -There are also fruits of every description in high perfection in their respective seasons. The buildings are tolerably comfortable. If this farm is not sold before the 10th of February, I shall offer it at public sale on the premises, on that or the next fair day. Any person wishing to contract for the premises previous to that day will apply to the subscriber, who will shew the land -One bid will be reserved, and one only, by the subscriber.
W. Dade. Oakingham, Jan, 15, 1817.