List of Surveyors for William and Mary

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In the 18th century, the College of William and Mary served as the Surveyor-General of the Colony of Virginia and its faculty were given the right to examine and license surveyors. United States Presidents George Washington and alumnus Thomas Jefferson received licenses to survey in Virginia from William and Mary. After the American Revolution, the rate at which William and Mary granted surveying license began to decline drastically and ceased entirely by around 1810 (Surveying, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.)

List of Surveyors

The following is a list of surveyors arranged alphabetically by last name and is not complete at this time. From Surveying--Lists of Surveyors, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Name Year County
Allen, Arthur 1704 Isle of Wight, Surry
Anderson, Richard C. 1784 Henrico
Baker, Henry 1716 Nansemond
Baker, Richard 1754 Isle of Wight
Ball, Joseph 1751 Lancaster; Northumberland
Ball, William 1718
Barrow, Henry 1795 Southampton
Bland, William 1764 Prince George
Bolling, Robert 1702 Charles City
Brooke, Robert 1745 Caroline, Essex
Buckner, William 1709 (Surveyor General)
Cabell, William 1746, 1761, 1783 Albermarle, Amherst, Amherst
Carrington, George 1734, 1749 Goochland, Cumberland
Cary, Miles 1699 (Surveyor General)
Claiborne, Nathaniel 1729 Spottsylvania
Clark, George Rogers 1784 (Virginia State Line)
Cloyd, Gordon circa 1800 Montgomery
Cocke, Hartwell 1749 Surry
Cooke, Thomas 1707 Gloucester; Middlesex
Cooper, George 1707 Northumberland
Crawford, William 1773 (Ohio Company)
Currie, George 1749 Prince George
Donelson, John 1767 Pittsylvania
Eastham, James circa 1791 Halifax
Edmunds, John 1754 Sussex
Evans, Thomas circa 1785 Accomack
Ewell, Bertrand 1751 Prince William
Fontaine, Peter, Jr. 1748, 1748, 1752 Charles City, Lunenburg, Halifax
Fry, Robert 1753 Nansemond
Garland, Griffin circa 1772 Richmond
Garland, Samuel 1772 Lunenburg
Garland, William 1746 Richmond
Gray, William 1749 Southampton
Greenway, James 1770 Dinwiddie
Gregg, THomas 1707 Stafford
Hardyman, James circa 1767 Charles City
Harmanson, John 1755 Northampton
Harris, Tyree 1753 Louisa
Hawkins, Jonathan 1748 Hanover
Herring, Alexander 1792 Rockingham
Higginbotham, James 1776, 1788 Amherst, Amherst
Hume, George 1723 Spottsylvania
Jackson, Christopher 1717 James City