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Elizabeth Hogg Ironmonger Papers

Identifier: Mss. 84 I6

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Scope and Contents

Papers, circa 1900-1997, of Elizabeth Hogg Ironmonger, genealogist. Includes genealogical notes, history of post offices in York County, Virginia, a record of Revolutionary War claims by York County inhabitants, history of the Grafton Baptist Church, Methodism in York County, Virginia, a map of the Jamestown Exposition grounds in Norfolk, Virginia, copies of the Abingdon Parish Register, the Kingston Parish Register, and the Northumberland County Order Book.

There is genealogical data on numerous families as well as typescript genealogies of York County, Virginia families transcribed by Ironmonger and by her daughter, Thelma Hansford.

Families for which there is information include Sparrow, Winder, Hogg, Hopkins and Ironmonger, Hayward/Howard, Curtis, Wainwright, Powell and many others.

Photographs of the 19th century Catherine Dudley Cary Pescud Mourning Broach can be found in Box 2, Folder 4.


  • Creation: circa 1900-1997


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Elizabeth ("Bessie") Lindsay Hogg was born 4 October 1891 to William H. Hogg and Frances Elizabeth Winder Hogg. She attended the Woman's College, Richmond, Va. She married John Wesley Ironmonger of Seaford, Va. on 10 March 1909. She died in 1985. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


2.30 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gifts in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, and 1995. Acc. 1984.04; 1994.60; 1995.54; 1997.53; 1998.05; 1997.01.

Processing Information:

Processed by Elisabeth Lea in 1988.


Guide to the Elizabeth Hogg Ironmonger Papers
Elisabeth Lea, SCRC Staff.
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository