Person:Robert Beverley (2)

m. 1666
  1. Col. Peter Beverleyabt 1668 - 1728
  2. Harry Beverley1669 - bef 1730/31
  3. Robert Beverley, Jr.abt 1673 - 1722
  4. Mary Beverleybef 1676 -
  • HRobert Beverley, Jr.abt 1673 - 1722
  • WUrsula Byrd1681 - 1698
m. abt. 1698
  1. Col. William Beverley, of "Beverley Manor", Augusta County, VAabt 1698 - 1756
Facts and Events
Name Robert Beverley, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1673 Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United States
Marriage abt. 1698 Virginiato Ursula Byrd
Death[1] 21 April 1722 King and Queen, Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q1663770?

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Robert Beverley, Jr. (c. 1667 – April 21, 1722) was an important historian of early colonial Virginia. He was born in Jamestown and died in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was also a substantial planter of the time as well as an official in the colonial government.

Beverley's History and Present State of Virginia, published originally in London in 1705, is considered by many to be the most important and accurate history of early life in the Virginia colony.

Beverley took part in Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood's 1716 "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition" to the Shenandoah Valley. Journalist John Fontaine records that on the return trip, both Beverley and his horse fell, and rolled to the bottom of a hill, but without serious injury to either. However, when Beverley published a revised edition of his History in 1722, he continued it only to 1710, so there is no known account by Beverley of this event.

Concerning slavery, in the 1722 re-edition, Beverley says that whilst both black males and females were likely to work in fields, white women were not.

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  2.   Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, pg 51.
  3.   Gwathmey, John Hastings. Twelve Virginia counties, where the western migration began. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988), pg 407-409.