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c. 1926

Tufton is the name of a former estate that dates back to the original property owned by Peter Jefferson in the 18th century and inherited by Thomas Jefferson. [1]

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Tufton is located between the Rivanna River and Milton. The name comes from Lady Tufton, niece of the Duke of Dorset, a friend of Jefferson's daughter Martha. [1]

Ownership history

In 1833, Thomas Seldon Macon of New Kent County purchased the property from John Price Sampson. The Macon family kept the land for 78 years.

In late 1952, the property was sold to John S. Halloran of Monroe, New York. The seller was L.D.B. Cady. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. 'Tufton,' Former Jefferson Estate, is Sold by Cady, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 22, 1952, retrieved November 22, 2022. Print. November 22, 1952 page 3.

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