Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1711/00/00 Lt Gov Spotswood meets with the Cheroenhaka offering Tribute forgiveness, if the Cheroenhaka would send their sons to Brafferton school for Indians at The College W and M. At first, classes were held in temporary quarters and later in the Wren Building. Wren Building, College of William and Mary Williamsburg
1714/00/00 Fort Christanna is built to provide protection and an English education to tributary Siouan and Iroquoian tribes. Spotswood visited the site and persuaded the Siouan tribes, who included the Saponi, Tutelo, Occaneechi and Nahyssan to stay at the fort. Architect Fort Christanna Lawrenceville
1714/04/00 First Colony of 42 persons from the Siegerland area in Germany arrive in Virginia along the banks of the Rapidan River to work for Alexander Spotswood. Owner Germanna Site Locust Grove
1715/00/00 Current church built, 3rd here since 1660 Architect Bruton Parish Church Williamsburg
1716/09/06 Led by Alexander Spotswood, the "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition" ride into the Shenandoah Valley on the east side of Massanutten Mt to the Shenandoah River, near today's town of Elkton. They celebrate with toasts of wine, brandy and claret. Explorer Shenandoah Valley
1717/00/00 The Tubal Furnace is established by Alexander Spotswood. The site included a furnace and waterworks operated primarily by skilled slave labor, into the early 19th century. Architect Tubal Furnace Archeological Site Chancellor
1717/00/00 Second Germanna Colony of twenty families are brought from the Palatinate, Baden and Wurttemberg area of Germany. Owner Germanna Site Locust Grove
1720/00/00 Privy Council grants Alexander Spotswood 86,000 acres (350km2) in the newly created Spotsylvania County. Owner Germanna Site Locust Grove
1725/03/11 Anne Butler Brayne (known as Butler Brayne) marries Alexander Spotswood on 11 March 1724 or 1725 at St Marylebone Parish Church, London. Groom Church Of St Mary, Marylebone London Marriage of Anne Butler Brayne and Alexander Spotswood
1731/00/00 Postmaster General Alexander Spotswood fixes New Brunswick as a point on the main postal route linking New York and Philadelphia. Evidence indicates that the New Brunswick Post Office was the seventh or the eighth to be established in the Colonies. Work New Brunswick New Jersey
1736/01/07 Stolen or strayed from Massaponax, a small bright Bay horse with a black main, no brand, paces slow, has a hitch in his walk. Whoever brings it to the New Post, Col Spotswood's Iron Works or Germanna, shall receive a handsome reward. - Virginia Gazette Owner Germanna Site Locust Grove
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