Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660

Dateline: Virginia, 1619-1660. This post is about the membership list for the Burgesses.  Long list of names for family research too. Some of them are royal gateway ancestors.

The House of Burgesses was the forerunner of the House of Representatives.

Warning!

This list uses the old lettering “f” for “s” inside the word.

Examples:

Burgeffes for the Affembly = Burgesses for the Assembly

Madifon = Madison

Baffett = Bassett

Mafon = Mason

Lift = list

Some of the membership lists for various years have not been found by Virginia historians.

The slash (1627/28) usually indicates crossing over the new year in the spring, which happened on March 25 (not January 1).

1619

Above, John Jefferson (Flowerdieu / Dew) is probably Thomas Jefferson’s ancestor, and Sam Jordan (Charles City) is probably James Monroe’s ancestor.

Thomas Jefferson’s Ancestry and Royal Lineage

James Monroe’s ancestry and family relations of Virginia 

1623/24

1625 and 1627/28

Above, 1625 Convention, the first man is the governor and the knight; the men right below him are probably his counselors; the rest are members of the House of Burgesses.

1629

1629/30

1631/32

1632

16323/3 to 1633

1639/40

1641/42 to 1643

1643/44 and October 1644

1644/45 and 1645/46

October 1646 and 1647/48

1649 and 1651 and 1651/52 and April-May 1652

November 1652 and 1653

Robert Booth (1653 and York Co.) is our direct line, next:

1654-1655 and 1655/56 and 1656

Robert Booth (1654-1655 and York Co.) is our direct line, next:

1657/58 and 1658

1659/60

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Members of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1660 to 1712

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1712 to 1761

Members of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1761 to 1765

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1666 to 1775

Gateway Ancestors of Virginia

SOURCE

Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1619-1658/59, ed. H. R. McIlwaine (Richmond: 1915).

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