WILLIAMSBURG, July 3, 1779.
[DEATH.] Richard Taliaferro, Esq; of James City, in the 74th year of his age, with the gout in his head.
Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Nicolson) July 3, 1779
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Richard Taliaferro - pronounced "Tolliver" - (1705-1779) was a wealthy planter, but is better known now as an architect and the father-in-law of George Wythe. In his will, he left George and Elizabeth Wythe the house near the Palace in Williamsburg which is said to have been designed by Taliaferro.