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Elmington Manor, Gloucester County, Virginia

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Elmington Manor is an estate in Gloucester County, Virginia, whose ownership traces back to the 1600's. Elmington Manor was also the residence of famed author, preacher, lawyer, and movie maker, Thomas Dixon Jr. during the late 1800s.[1]


Property Transfers in the 1600s

1659 Elmington Deed

Deed executed in London: Richard Young the Elder, Citizen & Cooper of London. Whereon John Dawber of Essex, Gent. & Thos. Horton, Shop Seller of London ... by their indenture 6/17/1659 did sell to Rich. Young & John Prise of London, Marriner ... 900 a. in Gloucester County which lands were the lands of Dawber deceased and John Prise being sithence [?] [word meaning since then?] deceased put Robert Young the younger his son his attorney to recover said lands & take possession of 500 a. part of the land granted to Dawber deceased ... 8/6/1660 since sold by Wm. Danes [Deynes] of Virginia.[2]

1665 Elmington Deeds to Thomas Todd and Robert Young

  • Norfolk County deed: 12/18/1665 between Wm. Daines of Lower Norfolk County & Thos. Todd of Gloucester County have sold to Thomas Todd the remaining part of 2400 a. [not recorded until 2/1/1685/86!] [2]
  • Patent issued to Robert Young, Senior 6/20/1665 for 1700 a. [900 per deed plus 800 residue] [1700 a. probably represents 34 headrights at 50 acres per head]. The said 1700 a. was within the bounds of 2400 a. formerly granted to Edmund Dawber in 1642.[2]
  • The 700 a. part of the 2400 a.became "Toddsbury."[2]

1665 Death of Robert Young the Elder

  • Robert Young the Elder died after 6/20/1665 (date of patent) and 11/24/1665 (date will was proven). His will states that he was born at Lincolnshire. (Could he have been born in 1590s? or 1620s?)[2]

Persons named in 1600 property records

  • William Daines of Virginia
  • Edmund Dawber
  • John Dawber of Essex
  • Thomas Horton of London
  • John Prise of London, Mariner
  • Thomas Todd of Gloucester Co
  • Richard Young the Elder, Citizen and Cooper of London. [3]
  • Robert Young, the Younger
  • Robert Young, Senior


  1. The Times Dispatch - Richmond, Virginia - January 29, 1905, Page 35 - An Intimate Study of Thomas Dixon Jr.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Polly Cary Mason. "The Story of Elmington: Gloucester County, Virginia," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, V. 55, no. 3, July 1947, pp. 247-258 (available online via JSTOR). Abstracted by Ron Coffiel
  3. Lothrop Withington. Virginia Gleanings in England: Abstracts of 17th and 18th century English Wills and Administrations Relating to Virginia and Virginians. https://books.google.com/books?id=f8kWVOafFtQC&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=Richard+Young+%22Virginia+Gleanings+in+England%22&source=bl&ots=LZ_JslVrwK&sig=ghsridSfofJBNG5AILFxMr70xn4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ttonVbiFNbWIsQSs1IDYBA&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Richard%20Young%20%22Virginia%20Gleanings%20in%20England%22&f=false

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