Sir William Berkeley land grant to William Burdett of three hundred acres of land in Accomac County for the transportation of six persons into the colony, 3 Oct. 1641.
On verso, Thomas Burdett to whom land is granted by Berkeley assigns his land to John Custis of Northampton. January 15, 1657. William Burdett's wife, widow Alicia Traveller, later married John Custis as her fourth husband. D.S. 2 pp.
Note: John Custis built his Arlington plantation on this land.
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William Burdett was born in England in 1590 according to one account, and born in 1596 according to another account. He was one of the "ancient planters," having arrived on the Eastern Shore aboard the Susan in 1615. He started life in the colonies as an indentured servant in the household of Captain Epes (the "Accowmacke Commander"). He married Alice Traveller. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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Purchase. Accession number 1986.10.
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