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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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1660 to 1712

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.

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Virginia Colonists Petition James I for His Tender Care

Dateline: 1623/4, Virginia: After the Indian massacre of 1622 and after Thomas Smith’s oppressive governorship, the Colonists implore James I for his support. 26 Virginians signed this petition.

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You Are There! America’s Sixth Government Meeting, August 4, 1619

Dateline: Virginia. This is the final day of their weeklong plenary session. The Governor, his Council, and Burgesses consent to more laws, like treating Indian property with respect and servant girls not getting married without permission. Colonists had dogs too.

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You Are There! America’s Fifth Government Meeting, August 3, 1619

Dateline: Virginia. This post deals with issues of a harsh punishment of a servant and then a petition by Mr. John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas.

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