Burwell Family Bible
- BS 185.1739.09 (2X)
- Carter’s Grove, James City County and Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia
Transcript: Family History
Anne Middleton [with Mr. L? My Husband too year?] 1709. [last?] October
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1. Lucy Burwell was born at Brandon October 23d 1740 at 2 o’Clock in ye morning
2. Elizabeth Burwell was born at Carters Grove 21 of February at 12 o’Clock
3. Judith Burwell was born at Brandon ye 11 of April at 3 o’Clock, at [noon?] 1744
4. Alice Burwell was born at Brandon 4th of May 1745.
5. Sarah Burwell was born at Williamsburg Sunday 30th of November 1746
6. Mary Burwell was born at Carters Grove Thursday 6th of April 1749
1. Nathanael Burwell was born at Carters Grove April 15th 1750
2. Carter Burwell was born at Carters Grove January 25th 1754
3. Lewis Burwell was born at Carter’s Grove 5th June 1755
The above are the Names of the children of
Nathaniel Burwell & Susanna Grymes
1. Carter their Son was born at Carters Grove
2. Philip their Son was born at Williamsburg
3. Lucy their Daughter was born at Carter’s Grove
4. Nathaniel, their Son, was born at Carter’s Grove
5. Lewis their Son was born at Carter’s Grove
6. William this Son was born at Carter’s Grove
7. Lewis their Son was born at Carter’s Grove
8. Robert their Son was born at Carter’s Grove
Susanna Burwell died at Carter’s Grove 24th July
George Harrison Burwell II died at his home, “Mt. Airy,” Feb. 25, 1926 at 5.30 P.M.
Eliza Page Atkinson Burwell, wife of Thomas H.B. Randolph, died at “Powhatan,” Clarke Co. April 29, 1928 at 11 P.M.
Lucy Whiting Burwell, wife of George H. Burwell II, died at her home, Mt. Airy,
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Nathl. Burwell & Lucy Baylor relict of George Baylor & Dau
1. Tayloe Page their Son was born at Carter’s Grove
2. William Nelson their Son was born at Carter’s Grove
3. Susanna Grymes their Daughter was born at
4. Mann Page their Son was born at Millwood
5. Elizabeth Gwyn, their Daughter was born
6. Mary, their Daughter was born at
7. George Harrison their Son was born
8. Thomas Hugh Nelson, their Son, was born
The above named Nathaniel Burwell departed this life
Philip Burwell died at Chapel Hill
Nathaniel Burwell died at Saratoga Novr. 1st 1849
Thomas H. Burwell died at Old Point Comfort, on
Elizabeth Gwyn Hay, died at Millwood, Clarke County on the 13th day of April 1855; buried at the Old Chapel
George Burwell died at Carter Hall, on a beautiful, bright Sabbath day, at half past 2 pm Oct 5, 1873 = all but one of his family present
Mary B. Whiting, died at Clay Hill, Dec. 15th 1880. Aged 82. 82 yrs
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Roland Green Mitchell, husband of Susan R. Page, daughter of Agnes Burwell & Robert Powell Page
George Harrison Burwell III, son of George Harrison Burwell II
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George H. Burwell III & Elizabeth Palmer, relict of Wm. Beverley, were
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Bible repaired 1956, by Juliette Burwell (Henry) Jones, the great-grand-daughter of
- Carter Burwell of Carter’s Grove (1716–1756) was the grandson of Robert “King” Carter of Corotoman in Lancaster County. His parents were Elizabeth Carter (1692–1743) and Nathaniel Burwell (1680–1721) of Fairfield in Gloucester County. Carter Burwell married Lucy Grymes (1720–1760) in 1738. She was the daughter of John and Lucy Ludwell Grymes of Brandon in Middlesex County.
- Nathaniel Burwell married his first cousin, Susanna Grymes, daughter of Lucy Grymes Burwell’s brother, Philip, Susanna’s sister, another Lucy Grymes, married Thomas Nelson. For more about Lucy Grymes Nelson and her family, see the Nelson Bible pages.
- Nathaniel Burwell, along with other Tidewater planters, acquired substantial acreage in the fertile portion of what was then Frederick County and eventually established their plantations in the area. Burwell’s plantation known as “Carter Hall” was on the eastern perimeter of Millwood. By the end of the 18th century, grain was the predominant crop in the Lower Shenandoah Valley. Nathaniel Burwell entered into a partnership with Revolutionary War hero General Daniel Morgan to construct a gristmill on Spout Run that lies at the heart of Millwood. By the early 19th century, in addition to the mill, there was a leather manufacturer, a blacksmith, a tavern, a shoemaker and a wagon maker in business in Millwood.
- Lucy Burwell married Archibald Cary Randolph (1769–1813). Their son, Dr. Robert Carter Randolph (R.C.R.), 1807–1887, of Carter Hall initialed some of the additions he made to the family genealogy in the Bible. Dr. R.C. Randolph was born at Carter Hall, and after his mother’s death was raised by his uncle, Philip Burwell. He received his medical degree in Philadelphia in 1828, practiced medicine in Clark County and was a member of the faculty of the medical college in Winchester, Virginia. He served as church warden of old Frederick Parish, now Cunningham Chapel in Millwood for over forty years. During this time he was responsible for the “new” Vestry Book of Frederick Parish. History and genealogy were strong interests and, therefore, he recorded everything he thought was interesting or important to record for future generations.
- Lucy Page Baylor Burwell was considered most religious, but her Whiting grandchildren’s tutor was horrified to find that on a Sunday she would “join with them [the children] in so boisterous sport that I have gone intending to administer a severe reproof till I saw her helping them dance” and wondered how he could teach them to “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy.” (Frederick Goodwin, November 27, 1826, p. 35–36)
- Mary Burwell (1798–1880) married in 1816 to Francis Beverley Whiting (1782–1867). (Carlton, p. 142)
- Juliette Burwell Henry Jones died in 1970 and is buried at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood in Clarke County. (Find a Grave)
- Carlton, Florence Tyler. A Genealogy of the known descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman. Irvington, Va: F.T. Carlton, 1982. Ref. CS71 .C323 1982b
- Hofstra, Warren R. A Separate Place: The Formation of Clarke County, Virginia. Madison WI: Madison House, 1999.
- Hughes, Charles. Old Chapel. Berryville, Va: Blue Ridge Press, 1906.
- Norris, J.E. History of the lower Shenandoah Valley: counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Clarke: their early settlement and progress to the present time; geological features; a description of their historic and interesting localities; cities, towns, and villages; portraits of some of the prominent men, and biographies of many of the representative citizens. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996.
Proceedings of the Clark County Historical Society
- Vol. 3, 1943, pp. 15–16. “Dr. Robert Carter Randolph of ‘New Market.’”
- Vol. 4, 1944, pp. 29–42. “The Diary of Rev. Frederick D. Goodwin—with Sketch of Mr. Goodwin by Mary Frances Goodwin.
- Brandon National Historic Landmark
- Carter’s Grove historical report
- Old Chapel historical marker
- Saratoga historical marker
- Carter Hall historical marker
- Millwood historical marker