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Loudoun County’s First Jail 1757

Loudoun County’s first gaol or jail. 1757
The word Gaol is an old fashioned word for Jail derived by The Normans in Europe. The spelling Gaol was preferred from the mid 1700’s to about 1830 and was used in early America.
This building still stands today and was part of The Mason tract of properties dating back to George Mason. Selma,Raspberry Plain,Temple Hall and Locust Hill in the area were all Mason Tract properties back then.


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The Feast, Winchester Virginia

Another one of Virginia’s frozen time capsules.

We had the pleasure of meeting the current owner of the property this day but recently I was contacted by the family genealogist for the original owners. We found items inside dated and with family names so a friend of mine did research and found out the past history of this beautiful house and contact was made to return items that had names in and on them.

This was special explore.

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