A short distance east is Rosegill. The house was built about 1650 by the first Ralph Wormeley; it became the summer home of the colonial governors, Sir Henry Chicheley and Lord Howard of Effingham. In 1776, the owner, the fifth Ralph Wormeley, was put under restraint as a Tory. In 1781, Rosegill was plundered by British privateersmen.
Geographic Location: Middlesex County
Physical Description of Location: Urbanna Road (Route 227), Saluda, VA 23149. Marker is on right when traveling north on Route 227, prior to crossing Urbanna creek.
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