Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - Virginia


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Williams Ordinary, Dumfries, Virginia (38.568974, -77.323115)

(a) Main House Felling Date: Winter 1782/3, Winter 1785/6, Summer 1786, Winter 1786/7, Summer 1787

(a)Rafter (1/1) 1786 (C); Brace (1/1) 1785 (C); Dragon beam (0/1); Collar (1/1) 1779; Joists (5/5) 1782 (C), 1785 (½C), 1786 (½C, C); Chimney trimmer (1/1) 1786 (C). Site Master 1627-1786 WOVAx1 (t = 8.56 TUDORDC; 7.75 SJC; 7.69 SHLVAx1).

TThe Williams Ordinary is a two-story rectangular brick structure with a five-bay façade and a hipped roof.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from timbers with a range of felling dates spanning from the winter of 1782/3 to the summer of 1787.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2016 The Tree-Ring Dating of Williams Ordinary, Dumfries, Virginia, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2016/10




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230