“Loyal Subjects, Staunch Protestants, and True Patriots”

Dateline: Virginia, 20 February 1745: The Executive of the Virginia Colony delivers a speech to support George II over the so-called Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charles. The title of this post is taken from words in the speech.

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The Grand Assembly Decides How to Fight Indians and Levy Taxes

Dateline: Virginia, 16 October 1629: After the massacre of 1622, it looks like the General Assembly (in this specific meeting) decides not to hold back against the Natives. Plus, how does one pay for the daily business of governing? Several names appear in this post for research purposes.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1766 to 1775

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.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1761 to 1765

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.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1712 to 1761

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.

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