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Timothy Gano Collection

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1386 THL

Inventory accessioned by Archives Staff 08/2018.  Last revised 12/2019.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 3 items

DATE: 1752-1789

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Timothy Gano Collection consists of three land grants for land in the Northern Neck Proprietary. The first two were issued by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and the third was issued by Beverley Randolph, Governor of Virginia, after Fairfax’s death but based upon a warrant issued by Lord Fairfax.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Thomas, the Sixth Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, was born on October 22, 1693 at Leeds Castle in Kent County, England. By 1719 he had inherited all the land of what became known as the Northern Neck Grant in Virginia. Lord Fairfax journeyed to Virginia to look after his lands in March 1735. Subsequently, he hired George Washington to survey his holdings (1749-1752), and established residence at Greenway Court in Frederick County (now Clarke County). Fairfax died on December 9, 1781. The Northern Neck Lands included 22 counties between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers in Virginia and areas now in West Virginia.

Beverley Randolph (1754-1797) served as the eighth Governor of Virginia from 1788 to 1791.

RELATED MATERIAL: Thomas, Lord Fairfax Collection, 57 WFCHS/THL

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Brown, Stuart E., Jr. Virginia Baron. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Company, 1965.

CITE AS: Thomas Gano Collection, 1386 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: On loan until August 30, 2020.



Land grant, Thomas, Lord Fairfax, to Owen Rogers, April 10, 1752, for 260 acres in Frederick County, 1 leaf, manuscript

Land grant, Thomas, Lord Fairfax, to John Moxley and Bartholomew Johnson, December 12, 1778, for 687 acres in Frederick County, December 12, 1778, 1 leaf, manuscript

Land grant, Governor Beverly Randolph to John Rogers, June 26, 1789, for 276 acres in the counties of Frederick and Hampshire Counties, Virginia, on Beargarden Ridge situated between the two counties, 1 leaf, manuscript on parchment.