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William Lightfoot Papers(1740–1764)

  • MS 1952.4
  • Microfilm: M-1093 and M-1555
  • 1 vol. (228 pp., 1X Oversize) and 8 pieces

Mercantile account book, 1747–1764, and loose accounts of William Lightfoot (1722–1764), merchant of Yorktown, VA, sheriff of York County, 1746, and burgess from Charles City County, 1756–1758. The accounts for his plantations and his store show that he did business with men from all parts of the colony, and with some of the better known British merchants. Among the names in the accounts are William Byrd III, Dr. James Carter, Col. Dudley Digges, Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie, Dr. Peter Hay, Col. Philip Ludwell, John Norton, Hugh Orr, John Randolph, Richard Taliaferro, Benjamin Waller, and Ralph Wormeley.

The first thirty-four pages of the book contain accounts, 1740–1744, of a merchant doing business in central and southern England. Names include Joseph Freeman, Edmund Goss, Edmund Green, Thomas Higgs, Thomas Hill, John Lewis, William Poole, Richard Purbeck, James Stanbridge, Thomas Tournay, Robert Warne, and James Young.

View name index to mercantile account book