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1674, Mar 281744, Aug 26
a planter, slave owner and author from Charles City County in colonial Virginia. He is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia. William Byrd II was a Fellow of the Royal Society (from 1696, at age 22). He was the author of the Westover Manuscripts and most prominently, The Secret Diaries of William Byrd of Westover. His writings have been published in later editions.
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