Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy
Handwritten precedent book with subjects in alphabetical order.
Scope & Contents
This commonplace book of precedents is arranged by subjects and contains citations from English and American sources. Written in more than one hand, apparently over a number of years. The end paper contains a list of law books owned by Turner on Jaunary 1, 1828.
It is likely that Turner passed this book on to his son, Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, Jr., of Winchester, Virginia, who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1844, and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1857. Pasted in the book are two clippings about Fauntleroy, Jr.
This book was transferred to the Law Library from the rare book stacks in 1992.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, born in in Richmond County, Virginia, 6 October 1796, served as an officer in the U.S. Army, returning to Virginia at the outbreak of the American Civil War. By the time of the 1880 census, when he was 82 and living with his son in Winchester, Virginia, he listed his occupation as lawyer. Fauntleroy, Sr., died in 1883. His son, Thomas T. Fauntleroy, was born in 1824, and received his law degree from UVA in 1844. He later served as a judge on the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Fauntleroy, Jr., died in 1906.
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