Figure of the Week

Charles Waller

Born 1702 - Died 1749

Charles Waller (1702-1749) was the son of Charles Waller (1674-1724) and Susannah Forrest (c.1677-1747) of Essex County, Virginia and the brother of Edward Waller (1703-1753).  At some point, the elder Charles acquired several hundred acres on Aquia Creek and devised this to his sons, Charles and Edward.  Charles, Sr. died prior to his sons and their mother moving to Stafford County, Virginia from Essex.  Once here, they built Concord on their father’s land.  The younger Charles had sawyers and may have been in the boat building business, as well.  In 1749 he sold 7,013 feet of pine planks to Kingsbury Iron Furnace in Maryland and 596 feet of oak planks to Accokeek Iron Furnace in Stafford.  The following year, Accokeek paid him £30.12.6 “for a New flat with oars masts anchors & cable.”  Charles also partnered with Capt. Richard Lyndon in a store, possibly at their landing at Sandy Level on Aquia Creek.