Dateline: 1765, Virginia: Primary source in this post: the complete text. First read the entire act, and then read what Patrick Henry had to say about it. Thomas Jefferson, then only a student, stood in the lobby and heard Patrick Henry debate with the Party of Submission. Read his account from memroy.
Now Updated. Thomas’s mother, Jane Randolph, descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.
Yes, he really does descend from Charlemagne to the French Capetians, William the Conqueror, and the Plantagenets.
Dateline: Mt. Vernon, Virginia, 5 October 1770: He wants to protect the interest of the soldiers that served in the Seven Years War or French and Indian War (1754-1763). The colonel knew how to write well and present his case. Bonus: his 1754 memorandum on the need for a fort and expansion. Primary sources here!
Dateline: Virginia: 6 March 1631/32: Twenty members of the House signed this petition asking for all sorts of favors and permission to make the Colony profitable.
Collected together in one post for your convenience, this is the Revolutionary generation. Washington and Jefferson appear. Lots of other names and great for research.
Put together in one post for your convenience, this is a list of members for the House of Burgesses. Lots of names. Great for research. George Washington appears in the lists for the first time.
In one post for your convenience, this is a membership list of the House of Burgesses from 1712 to 1761. Lots of names here. Great for research, both historical and family.
Dateline: Virginia, 1660-1712. This post is about the membership list of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Primary sources are offered in this post. Great list of names for family research too.