Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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d others. Col. WilliamByrds monument,which is in the old-fashioned garden inthe rear of the man-sion, contains a veryconcise record ofhis life, on one sidebeing the followinginscription: Herelyeth the Honor-able William Byrd,Esqr. Being bornto one of the am-plest fortunes inthis country, he wassent early to Eng-land for his educa-tion; where, underthe care and instruc-tion of Sir RobertSouthwell, and everfavored with h i s particular instructions, he made a happy proficiency in politeand various learning; by the means of the same noble friend,he was introduced to the acquaintance of many of the firstpersons of that age for knowledge, wit, virtue, birth or highstation, and particularly attracted a most close and bosomfriendship with the learned and illustrious CharlesBoyle Earl of Orrery. He was called to the barin the Middle Temple, studied for some time inthe low countries, visited the Courtof France and was chosen Fellow ofthe Royal Society. On the otherside of the monument is: Thus
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The Drawing-room Chimney Piece Was Imported from Italy by Colonel Byrd gentleman and polite companion, the splendid economist andprudent father of a family with the constant enemy of allexorbitant power, and hearty friend to the liberties of hisCountry. Nat. Mar. 28, 1674 Mort. Aug. 26, 1744 An.Aetat 70. Upon the death of Col. William Byrd II, Westover be-came the property of William Byrd III, who was born atWestover on September 6, 1728. He was only sixteen yearsold when his father died, but he acquired the education of agentleman and became one of the most accomplished menin the colony, and naturally followed in the footsteps of hisancestry. When George Washington was colonel of one of the tworegiments of the Virginia militia, William Byrd commanded the other which ac-companied GeneralForbes in his expe-dition against FortDuquesne, and heenjoyed the esteemand friendship ofthe distinguishedpatriot. The Englishlanded three timesat Westover underArnold and Corn-wallis. During theRevolu
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