Henry Cary was one of the leading building contractors in Virginia during the first
half of the eighteenth century. The son of the builder Henry Cary, Cary was probably
born on his father's plantation in Warwick County and likely learned the trade
from his father. His first major project, late in the 1710s, was a church for Saint
Paul's Parish in what became Hanover County. A few years later he worked on the
governor's residence, a project begun by his father; repaired t. . .
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