The editor has received assistance in his work from many sources. His thanks are due especially to Mr. W. G. Stan nard, secretary of the Virginia Historical Society, and to his assistant, Mrs. Sally Nelson Robins, for putting at his disposal the valuable documents in the possession of the society. They gave, moreover, much personal information Without which the editor's previous unfamiliarity with Virginia genealogies must have been a serious inconve nience. His thanks are also due for many courtesies to Messrs. R. A. Brock, W. W. Scott, and F. P. Brent, and to Dr. J. A. C. Chandler, of Richmond; to Mr. William Byrd and to the authorities of the Columbia University Library, of New York; to Messrs. M. O. Sherrill and Marshall De L. Haywood, of Raleigh, N. C. And to Mr. J. F. Rowe, trea surer of the Middle Temple, London.