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First Williamsburg Gaol Inmates W-40-a | Marker History

First Williamsburg Gaol Inmates Marker, W-40-a

On May 3, 1704, two Chickahominy Indians called Coscohunk and James Mush were accused of burning the house of another Chickahominy, Tom Perry. They were held in the new Williamsburg Gaol overnight and released into the custody of the Chickahominy tribe. In September, about forty Nanzattico Indians, accused of complicity in an assault on a family of English colonists in Richmond County, were sent to the Gaol. They remained there until May 1705, when the Virginia Council ordered those 12 or older to be transported to Antigua and sold into slavery. Their children were kept as house servants to Council members.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/17/09
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Williamsburg
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - Williamsburg
GPS Location: 37.270996,-76.70562
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