Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Remember the Hounds of Baskerville?

Remember the Hounds of Baskerville?

Village of EardisleyThe Baskerville name certainly existed in England dating from the 11th century when Ralph Baskerville owned Pencelli Castle. Then there was the printer, John Baskerville, who used a transitionaltypeface during the mid-18th century. Of course, there is the Sherlock Holmes mystery, Hounds of Baskerville. It is said of the village of Eardisley located in Herefordshire England (pictured above) that the Baskerville family had a castle. Therefore, the question arises as to whether or not the Baskerville family found its way to America. And the answer is "yes". Norvelle Baskerville, born 1709 probably in Hereford, England, came to Virginia during the early part of the 18th century and settled in Cumberland County, Virginia where he died in January of 1750, leaving a last will and testament. This testament is available to members of Virginia Pioneers in PDF format.   more





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