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.
This list uses the old lettering “f” for “s” inside the word.
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).
Above, John Jefferson (Flowerdieu / Dew) is probably Thomas Jefferson’s ancestor, and Sam Jordan (Charles City) is probably James Monroe’s ancestor.
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.
Francis Epes, on the 1625 list, on the right, was very prominent in Virginia. The Epes eventually married into the Jefferson line; see this post: Epps of Early Virginia
16323/3 to 1633
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
Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1619-1658/59, ed. H. R. McIlwaine (Richmond: 1915).