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Re: Location of Bushy Park, William Churchill, Middlesex Co, Va.
Posted by: Bradley Churchill (ID *****9724) Date: May 18, 2011 at 00:30:56
In Reply to: Location of Bushy Park, William Churchill, Middlesex Co, Va. by jane mullis of 3037

Hi Jane. Wilton and Bushy Park are two separate homes. Bushy Park came first and was the home of the original immigrant William Churchill (1649-1710). It's location corresponds to "Churchill" on your map and is on the north side (Rappahannock River side) of the county. Bushy Park was later occupied by William's son, Armistead Churchill, Sr (1704-1763). Bushy Park burned down around 1763, and the family seat was relocated to Wilton, which was built around the same time. It is not clear whether Wilton already existed when Bushy park burned. Upon Armistead Churchill Sr's death, his son William Churchill (1726-1799), as Armistead's eldest son, inherited Wilton. There has been quite a bit of confusion in the literature between the original immigrant William and his grandson William. Some confusion was also generated between Armistead Churchill, Sr and his son Armistead Churchill, Jr (1733-1795), who established his residence on Churchill land in Fauquier County. Wilton is located on the south side (Pianketank River side) of the county, and is currently for sale for only $695,000. Sorry I don't have the google earth coords, but the location description by Tim Sprinkle in your post is Wilton, not Bushy Park. More info about Wilton, inluding a google map, can be had at

http://www.preservationvirginia.org/PropertyForSale/Wilton/

Hope this helps. Good luck.
Brad Churchill


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