The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius and was named after the castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son.The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the 14th century, and later became a major coal mining area. Lightfoot to Richard Kelley (ten shillings) "recd January 13 1756." relates to 197 pounds "in part of Lachlan Mc Intosh of Company's Bond"; Note in Mc Intosh's handwriting on lower margin: "This paper was pickt up accidentally in the streets of Savannah after the British took possession of that Town" letter and bill regarding Allen's order of "four pipes of wine," the cost of which "comes extravagantly high but could not be helped." Order was shipped on "the Good Ship called the Industry" and to be delivered in Virginia. At the time of writing, Samuel hadn't been in London long enough to give William "any account of the people or country." He also wants William to sell things at home and send him the money.
Carrington, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Jones, A Debrell Edward, James, John, & Charles Toney, Robert Logan, Robert, Mosely, Wm and Thomas Moss, John Price, John Harris, Woodson Pittman, Thomas Carter, Wm and John Bernard, James Bagley, Wilson Price, Samuel C Ford, Sarah Folwell, Rolfe Eldridge, with Rowles & Grymes and Company, shipping, goods, tobacco, James City County, Mrs. miscellaneous bills of sale for Negro Slaves, Richmond, VA, Frances Loraine, Westwood & Armestead, Bulls Roberts, B F Ficklin, Jesse F Kersee, T B Cosby, J Baugham, Welford Johnston, W Fulcher, Michael Gretles mentioned: Christopher Johnson, Nathaniel Henderson, Robert Moorman, William Burnett, Spencer Burnett, L. William Martin; ten negroes: Venus, Morris, Joe, Rachael, Nathan, Sam, John, Judah, Wiseman, Randel Oaths of the census takers for the various towns and counties to the Marshall of the District of Virginia; Belfield Starke of Greenville ; William Smith of Town of Norfolk; William Harris of Sussex and Southampton; Kennon Jones of Dinwiddie Hezekiah Pitts of Northampton; Richard Watkins of Chesterfield; Samuel Wassles of Accomack; Charles H. The wooden structure was replaced by a stone castle in 1087.to defend it from invaders during the Border war against Scotland.Letter of 25 June "proceeds to give a detailed statement and presumed intended operations of the enemy." concerns Wabash Indian clashes on Virginia's frontier; the employment of General Woodon; agreeing to the report of P.
Legras; appointments for representatives; payment to states on public debt; supplies from Virginia; all signed by Charles Thomson to: Robert Wilson, John Pugh, William Norvell, Thomas Carson, William Staples, James Stemmons, George Cabell, & Samuel Irvin. Adams, merchants of Richmond, VA; mentioned: Wm Lightfoot, Roy Allen, Jesse Roper, Samuel Griffin, Samuel Grantland, William Jones, dec., William Price, Thomas Prosser, B. Wills John Armstead, William Gaddy, Ludwell Grymes, ? Edmundson, Thomas Lowell, Daniel Tyson, Hollingsworth Johnson, John Groves, Major Winfree, James Underwood, Nicholas Lyme, William Marshall, John Gilliat, Doctor John Wills, O.Barnes" 173 pounds for the first year and 225 pounds for "every year after during his life." inventory of John Mercer's library made by his son James prior to the sale of Mrs. Robsamen who is appointed by the General Congress to Superintendent of the Salt Petre"; Bland is to take Robsamen "under [his] care" and assist him by "showing him warehouses" and letting him experiment Page has confidence in Fleming's ability to secure people under his leadership and sends "powder for your protection; Page has heard from Congress that the Northern Indians are friendly and have withdrawn their assistance to "our" enemies Hancock is Deputy Paymaster General of the Army of the United States of America; payment in the amount of 1800 pounds, "equal to six thousand dollars" for the defraying of necessary expenses; endorsed by Chase to John Appleton with his receipt Heron was "of the township and County of York"; Hand "obliges himself to furnish" Heron with "four milk cows, two draught horses, a Plantation wagon, and [illegible] for four horses and farming tools"; also signed by Heron and two witnesses regards the "removal of several Gentlemen of this City by Council, out of the State.They have uniformly manifested in their general Character and Conservation a Disposition highly inimical to the Cause of America." Clapperton was of the Parish of St.The first recorded settlement in what is now Newcastle was Pons Aelius, a Roman fort and bridge across the River Tyne.It was given the family name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who founded it in the 2nd century AD.This rare honour suggests Hadrian may have visited the site and instituted the bridge on his tour of Britain.