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Mount Airy Shipping Notes - Introduction
by Dennis Hudgins

At the end of Surry County Order Book (1775-1785) (Library of Virginia Microfilm roll #32) are forty-nine numbered pages containing the Faulcon & Company accounts of goods & freight shipped through Mount Airy between 15 December 1776 and November 1779. Those entries were written from the back to the front of the respective Order Book. The location of Mount Airy in Surry County is unknown at this time, but it must have been Faulcon property, somewhere between the old town of Cobham (at the mouth of Grays Creek) down the James River to somewhere on Cobham Bay.

Those shipping accounts are transcribed below, after this list of the key references found in those accounts:

CLOTH SUPPLIERS CORN SUPPLIERS FLOUR SUPPLIERS HOG SUPPLIERS PERSONS' MARKS (Initials)
PERSONS' NAMES PLACE NAMES PORK SUPPLIERS TOBACCO SUPPLIERS VESSELS' NAMES

PERSONS' MARKS (Initials): [The tobacco cargo lists are in columns designating Shipping Mark, Shipping No., Warehouse No., Gross weight, Tare weight, Nett weight (& location)]

  • CB [Carter BRAXTON]
  • HC [Herbert CLAIBORNE?]
  • NF [Nicholas FAULCON]
  • TMR [Thomas Mann RANDOLPH?]
  • USA
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VESSELS:

  • Brigantine Rochester [Cargoe & outfit in shipping tobacco, white oak, staves, heading &c. via:
    Cedar Point, Bolling Brooke, Blandford, Davis's,
    Hoods, Petersburg, Bollings, Boyds]
  • Schooner Hero[Capt. John CUNNINGHAM]
    Hero Boat [paid for Barrels to contain salt by the Hero Boat]
    Hero's Cargo at S. Q. [South Quay]
  • Ship Friendship Capt. SAVIN; (cargo: Tons of Hemp used for Oacham)
  • Ship Virginia (formerly called Friendship)
    Wills COWPER supplied Barrels of Tarr & Turpentine & Freight
    John HARMANSON [paid purchase Money (Ship Friendship)
    Capt. SAVIN [Ship Friendship
    Ca. Geo. RAMSDELL [Ship Virginia<
    Arthur SINCLAIR [Ship Virginia, paid pr. Order]
    Sololon TALBOT [Ship Virginia, Solomon TALBOTS Carpenters Bill]
  • Sloop General WASHINGTON, Capt. Charles GREGORY
    [for freight & storing salt] [Express to West Point]
    Thomas BLAND [cash paid him by Nicholas Faulcon for superintending
    her (the Sloop General Washington) whilst at James Town 90 days]
    James JAMES, Capt. [the Sloop General Washington was under his Command]
    Ca. MOSELEY [Sloop General Washington]
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PLACE NAMES: [Those located in Surry County are underlined]

  • Cabin Point [a tobacco inspection point on Upper Chipoaks Creek]
  • Charles Town [Carter BRAXTON was due cash from the Expedition to Charles Town]
  • Chipoaks
  • Cobham [Surry County [paid Ferriage &c of Goods from Cobham to Jas Town]
  • [Cartage of Goods from Suffolk to Cobham]
  • College Landing [College of William & Mary, not the College Run in Surry County]
  • C. Creek [Chipoaks Creek or Crouches Creek]
  • Gardners
  • Grays Creek [a tobacco inspection point]
  • James Town [Storage at]
  • Mount Airy
  • New Quarter
  • Osborn's [a tobacco inspection point]
  • Portsmouth [cash was paid for attending Gautiers sale at Portsmouth]
  • Richmond [Virginia]
  • Tobacco put on board the Ship Virginia by Mr. John PENDLETON at Richmond
  • Ry. Ridge [a tobacco inspection point]
  • Shockoes
  • Smithfield [Freight of Barrels Pork from Smithfield]
  • South Quay [for storage, cash was paid for carting tobacco from Prince George
  • to South Quay] [Express was paid from south Quay to Surry]
  • Warwick [freight stored at Warwick]
  • Westover [sale at]
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PERSONS' NAMES

  • ALLMAND, Aaron
  • ARCHER, Edward [supplied cash to/from Carter BRAXTON]
  • ARMISTD, Mr
  • AYLETT, Colo & William Esqr. [received tobacco & flour shipments]
  • BACON, Saml. [was paid for freight & storing]
  • BAILEY, Wm. [Cash carried to Nicholas FAULCON Junr. at Wm. BAILEY's]
  • BALAMY, Wm
  • BANISTER, Colo. John [supplied cash for Carter BRAXTON]
  • BANISTER, John [by Contract]
  • BARTLE, John
  • BASS, Burwell
  • BATTLE, Elisha
  • BEALL, Samuel
  • BENNETT, Fisher
  • BLAND, Thomas [cash paid him by Nicholas Faulcon for superintending her (the Sloop General Washington) whilst at James Town 90 days]
  • Messrs BOLLING & TABB
  • BOLLING, John
  • BOOKER, Richard
  • BOZEMAN, Capt.
  • BRAXTON, Colo.
  • BRAXTON, Carter [Agent for the United States], Express to your [BRAXTON's] House
  • BRAXTON, Messrs MORRIS, BRAXTON & HUDSON
  • [paid some of Jacob FAULCON'S travelling expences]
  • BROOMFEILD & BRAUGHT or BROOMFIELD & BRAULT
  • BURWELL, Thacker
  • CARTER, Giles & Jesse
  • CARY, A. [Archibald]
  • CARY & RANDOLPH Messrs.
  • CARY's [a tobacco shipping or inspection point]
  • CLAIBORNE, Herbert
  • CLARK, James
  • COCKE, Capt.
  • COCKE, Colo. Allen [salt delivered from or to]
  • COCKE, John Hartwell [was paid Cash at Surry Court House on 10 Feb 1778]
  • COCKE, Richard
  • COWPER, Wills [paid cash to Carter BRAXTON]
  • Capt. COWPERs Craft
  • COWPER, Messrs COWPER & GRANBERRY
  • CRAFFORD, Carter Jr
  • CUNNINGHAM, Capt. John, [of Schooner Hero]
  • DANCY, William
  • DAVIS, James & William
  • DEGGES, [Cash paid Colo. William DEGGES for his sons Bill of Exchange]
  • DIGGES, [Cash paid Colo. William DIGGES for Hogsheads Crop Tobacco at Denbigh]
  • DUPREE, Lewis
  • EATON, Wm. [Received of Wm. EATON for Balance his flour Accot]
  • EDWARDS, William
  • EMERY, William [was paid cash for freight & storage of
  • hogsheads tobacco from Richmond to Suffolk]
  • Express [Believed to be an overland stage (stage coach), using public stage roads & stage stables]
  • FAULCON, Jacob [supplied hoggs; travelled to North Carolina] purchasing pork for
  • WILLING, MORRIS, & COMPANY & Carter BRAXTON;
    • travelled to Hampton to get a vessell to Freight up salt;
    • travelled to Williamsburg for Cash to pay for Pork;
    • travelled to Suffolk settling Pork Accounts;
    • travelled to Portsmouth settling Accounts;
    • travelled Suffolk then Portsmouth to see into the Salt;
    • travelled to Currituck Inlett to purchase Goods;
    • travelled down to Currituck Inlett to fix an Agent;
    • travelled to Suffolk settling the Salt taken by the Mob
    • Coms. on business transacted in Chstown for the State
  • FAULCON, John
  • FAULCON, Nicholas [Cash paid Nicholas Faulcons Express at Petersburg]
  • FAULCON, Nicholas Senior & Junr
  • FERNANCO, Mathew Fernando & Company
  • GARDNER
  • GARDNERs, Tobacco in Company paid for at Gardners & Carting from there to south Quay]
  • GRANBERRY/GRANBERY, Josiah
  • GRAY, Etheldd.
  • GREGORY, Capt. Charles [Sloop General WASHINGTON]
  • HARMANSON, John [paid purchase Money (Ship Friendship)
  • HARRISON, Benjamin
  • HAWKINS, John [as Commissary; received Salt at James Town]
  • HOLDSWORTH, R
  • HOLLOWAY, John & Co.
  • HOLT, Mr. [cash was paid Thomas BLAND for freight of Barrels of Beef to Mr. Holts Mill]
  • HORN, Abeshac & Michael
  • HUDSON, Jonathan [Jonathan HUDSONS draft in favour of Wills COWPER]
  • Messrs. Morris, Braxton & Hudson
  • HUTCHINGS, J.
  • JAMES, Enos
  • JAMES, James Capt. [the Sloop General Washington was under his Command]
  • JARRATT, John
  • JEFFERSON, Mr. Thomas
  • JONES, Peter
  • JUDKINS, Mary & Samuel Senr
  • KERR, George [received cash for Josiah GRANBERRY's Account]
  • KNIGHT, James
  • LAWRENCE, John
  • LUNDY, Byrd
  • MABRY, Daniel
  • MARRIOTT, Elizabeth
  • Milner [occupation]
  • MILLS, James
  • the Mob
  • MORRIS, BRAXTON & HUDSON
  • MOSELEY, Ca. [Sloop General Washington]
  • MURFREY, Mr. [was paid for storage at Suffolk]
  • MYRICK, Moses
  • Naval Board [supplied cash for Carter BRAXTON at Williamsburg]
  • Negro Hire [paid for getting Tobacco stored at Suffolk]
  • NEWSUM, Thomas
  • NEWTON, Thomas [was paid for Cartage of Hogsheads Rum]
  • NEWTON, Messrs NEWTON & ARCHER [paid cash to Enos JAMES]
  • Wm NORTH & Co.
  • NORTON, John H.
  • OLDHAM, Saml
  • PENDLETON, Mr. John [made order for tobacco at Warwick]
  • Captains PERKINS and STANIFORD
  • PETERSON, Batte
  • PETTWAY, John
  • PHILLIPS, Etheldred, Hartwell & Joseph
  • PHRIPP & BOWDOIN
  • PIERCE, Thomas
  • PLEASANTS, Thomas
  • POYTHRESS, Joshua [was paid for Freight of Tobacco]
  • PRINTIS, Joseph
  • PUTNEY, Benja
  • PYLAND, Mary & Robert
  • RAMSDELL, Ca. Geo. [Ship Virginia]
  • RANDOLPH [see CARY]
  • RAY, John [for freight & storing salt]
  • REIVES, Benjamin
  • RIDDICK, Demsey
  • ROBERTS, Thomas
  • ROSS, Daniel
  • ROWELL, Benjamin
  • RUFFIN, William
  • SAVAGE, Mrs.
  • Capt. SAVIN [Ship Friendship]
  • Sheriff of Surry: cash paid him for Assessment on £1182,,18,,6 (for Charges Merchandize in Company]
  • SHORE, Thomas
  • SIMMONS, William
  • SINCLAIR, Arthur [Ship Virginia, paid pr. Order]
  • SMITH, Mrs
  • SPEAR, James (Waggoner)
  • SPEIR, James (Waggoner) [paid for Waggonage to South Quay]
  • SPRATLEY, William
  • STANIFORD, Captain [see Captains PERKINS and STANIFORD]
  • STITH, Buckner
  • SYKES, Benja
  • TABB [See BOLLING]
  • TALBOT, Solomon [Ship Virginia, Solomon TALBOTS Carpenters Bill]
  • TALIAFERRO, Chs.
  • TAYLOR, Henry
  • TAZEWELL, Mr
  • THOMPSON, Mrs Ann
  • THORP, Christo & Joseoh
  • TOM [Negro, a ship Carpenter]
  • TRAVIS, Edward
  • TURNER, Benjamin, John & Pasco
  • TYLER, Wm
  • WATKINS, John
  • WESSON, John
    • [travelled to South Quay & Suffolk to engage Houses]
    • [was paid for his Express at Suffolk & South Quay]
    • [travelled to West Point to see Colo. BRAXTON about the Hew Boat]
    • [travelled to Suffolk, South Quay and Edenton]
    • [travelled to Williamsburg to see Carter BRAXTON]
    • [was paid for his Express to Edenton & Horse Hire]
    • [was hired to go on the Expedition to Charles Town &
    • to make sale of Goods in Charles Town]
  • WEST, Philip
  • WHITAKER, John
  • WHITE, John
  • WILKINSON, Cary
  • WILLING, MORRIS, & Company [received pork & salt]
  • WILSON, Sampson
  • WORSHAM, Drury
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SUPPLIED CORN:

  • cash paid Cary WILKINSON for Barrels received at New Quarter & Chipoaks]
  • cash paid for Barrels delivered & received by Nicholas FAULCON from: Jacob FAULCON, Mary PYLAND, Mary JUDKINS, Robert PYLAND, Mrs SMITH, Mrs ANN THOMPSON, Mrs. SAVAGE & John PETTWAY
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SUPPLIED FLOUR:

  • paid Cary & Randolph
  • freight of 210 Barrels to Warwick
  • cash was paid for stowing flour at Blandford
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SUPPLIED HOGS:

  • BALAMY; William
  • BASS; Burwell
  • CARTER; Jesse
  • CLARK; James
  • CRAFFORD; Carter
  • DANCY; William
  • DUPREE; Lewis
  • EDWARDS; William
  • FAULCON; Jacob, John
  • HORN; Abeshac & Michael
  • KNIGHT; James
  • LUNDY; Byrd
  • MABRY; Daniel
  • MYRICK; Moses
  • NEWSUM; Thomas
  • PETERSON; Batte
  • PHILLIPS; Etheldred, Hartwell & Joseph
  • REIVES; Benjamin
  • ROSS; Daniel
  • ROWELL; Benjamin
  • RUFFIN; William
  • SIMMONS; William
  • SYKES; Benja.
  • TAYLOR; Henry
  • Mr TAZEWELL
  • THORP; Joseph
  • TURNER; Benjamin & John
  • WHITAKER; John
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SUPPLIED [Bolts of] Oznabg [cloth]:

  • HOLLOWAY, John
  • MARRIOTT, Elizabeth [also Barrels of Pork, Heads, Lard, Fallow]
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SUPPLIED PORK [barrells of pork, barreld pork, Green pork, Green Beef &c.):

  • ALLMAND, Aaron [Contract from Nansemond to Grays Creek]
  • AYLETT, William
  • COWPER, Wills [to Petersburg]
  • DAVIS, William
  • FAULCON, Jacob & Nicholas
  • FERNANDO, Matthew & Co.
  • GRANBERRY/GRANBERY, Josiah
  • HARRISON, Benjamin Esqr.
  • JONES, Peter
  • MARRIOTT, Elizabeth
  • MILLS, James
  • PIERCE, Thomas
  • RIDDICK, Demsey
  • SPRATLEY, William
  • WILSON, Sampson
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SUPPLIED TOBACCO: [Lowland crop tobacco at 5/. a hogshead & upland crop tobacco at 2/12 pr. Ct.]

  • BARTLE, John [at Grays Creek]
  • BEALL, Mr. [Mr. Bealls Order]
  • BURWELL, Thacker
  • CARTER, Giles
  • CLAIBORNE, Herbert [at Cedar Point & B. Brook]
  • COCK, Richard [at Bolling Brook]
  • COCKE, Capt.
  • COCKE, John Hartwell [Tobacco at Shockoes & J.H. Cockes Crop]
  • EDWARDS, Wm [at Grays Creek & C. Creek]
  • EMERY, Wm. [to Suffolk]
  • FAULCON, Nicholas senior [at Grays Creek]
  • GRAY, Etheldd.
  • HOLDSWORTH, R.
  • John HUTCHINGS's Crop
  • JARRATT, John
  • JUDKINS, Samuel senr.
  • LAWRENCE, John [was paid for Cartage of Tobacco from Suffolk to South Quay]
  • MARRIOTT, Elizabeth
  • Messrs. NEWTON & ARCHER
  • OLDHAM, Saml. [at Blandford, John Bollings, Rt. Bollings & B. Brook]
  • PUTNEY, Benja.
  • RUFFIN, (Wm.?) [Tobo. Inspected at (Wm.?) Ruffin's Esta.]
  • STITH, Buckner [at Rt. Bollings & Cabin Point]
  • THORP, Christo.
  • TRAVIS, Edward [at Grays Creek]
  • TYLER, Wm.
  • WATKINS, JOHN [his crop]
  • WEST, Philip
  • WHITE, John [at Grays Creek]
  • WILKINSON, Cary [Tobacco Inspected at Chipoaks]
  • WORSHAM, Drury
Surry County Order Book (1775-1785),
Pages 1 through 5.
Pages 6 through 10.

Note: The Mt. Airy Accounts encompass forty-seven pages. They are being converted to HTML for inclusion here. After pages have been completed, they will be added to this web site. Please check back periodically. Eve Gregory

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