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For many years we wanted to go to Jamestown Island. Jamestown Island today is a relatively well-manicured park where tourists can visit the remains of the original settlement. Yet, if one looks behind the reconstructed area, the essential wildness of … Continue reading

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Skiffes Creek, Virginia

The Tidewater Area There are many clues as to where the Norvells owned land in Virginia. Some are mentioned outright in land grants, others give hints. An article, in the William and Mary Quarterly in 1937 shows a home named … Continue reading

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