The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 7

WILLIAMSBURG, February 7, 1777.
TO be SOLD, on Tuesday the 4th of March, at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon, to the highest Bidders, the Lot and Houses on the main Street in Williamsburg, adjoining the Raleigh Tavern, where Mr. Alexander Craig formerly lived. A House and Part of a Lot in Waller Street, with a lot and Stable some little Distance therefrom. A pasture of six or seven Acres, enclosed, adjoining Ms. Southall's Pasture. Also fifty Acres of Wood Land about five Miles from Town, on the main Road to Jamestown. Half the Purchase Money to be paid down, and for the Residue 12 Months Credit will be allowed, the Purchasers giving Bond and Security to JOHN M.GALT, GABRIEL MAUPIN, Executors *** We once more request the Favour of all Persons indebted to the Estate to make immediate Payment, which will be of infinite Service to Mr. Craig's Family.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) February 7, 1777

About this entry:

Alexander Craig was a successful saddler and harnessmaker. He married Mary Maupin and had six children. His executors are his brother-in-law, Gabriel Maupin, and his son-in-law, John Galt. Craig's surviving account books provide an accurate record of a thriving business as well as documenting the names of his customers.

Sources: WAR

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