Henry Cary was a leading contractor in colonial Virginia. Born in Warwick County, Cary spent much
of his life constructing public buildings. His major projects included the York
County courthouse (1697) and a new prison and Capitol in Williamsburg (by 1705). His success in these projects
led to his appointment in 1706 to oversee construction of the new residence for the
governor. A dispute in 1711 with Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood over progress on the
gover. . .
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