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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
vicinity of missing Arlington Marker
Virginia (Northampton County), Cape Charles — WY-5 — Arlington
Two miles west stood Arlington, original home of the Custis Family, built by John Custis. The family tombs are still preserved there. Governor Wm. Berkeley made his headquarters there during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. Arlington on the Potomac was . . . — Map (db m98646) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cape Charles — Bacon's Rebellion
In 1676, John Custis II was recognized as a wealthy and powerful man, not only on the Eastern Shore, but also in Jamestown. When Nathaniel Bacon assembled a militia to overthrow the royal government at Jamestown, Governor William Berkeley fled to . . . — Map (db m98786) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cape Charles — Mansion Site
Exploratory digs here in 1988 and 1994 uncovered a three brick wide foundation of an extraordinary 17th century home. Measuring 54 feet by 43.5 feet, this huge footing supported a structure described in 1709 as a "...Dwelling House built of brick . . . — Map (db m98785) HM

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