Chiefly letters written to Robert Beverley (1769-1843) of "Blandfield," Essex County, Virginia and Georgetown, D.C. from his sister Lucy (Beverley) Randolph, her husband Brett Randolph and their son Richard Randolph, Jr. (1795-1885). The letters concern slaves given to Lucy Beverley Randolph and her children by her father Robert Beverley (d. 1800), and held in trust by her brother Robert Beverley, some of which were sold to pay debts incurred by her husband.
Also includes letters concerning the lawsuit Beverley v. Pickett, Scott et al. in chancery; the will of John Randolph of Roanoke; and letters, 1830, from John H. Peyton and William Augustine Washington concerning litigation over claims to George Washington's Kanawha lands; and William Byrd's lottery.
For additional genealogy and biographical material see John McGill's book entitled <i>The Beverley Family of Virginia.</i> The College of William and Mary, Swem Library has two copies of this book in separate locations. One is located in the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department and the other can be found in the Swem Library Stacks. Collection Number: CS71 B5772 1956
McGill, John, 1880-1951. <i>The Beverley family of Virginia; descendants of Major Robert Beverley, 1641-1687, and allied families.</i> Columbia, S.C.:R.L. Bryan Co.,1956.Pages 535, 549, and 571.