Dateline: Virginia, 30 April 1652: The commissioners appointed by Parliament back in England and the Burgesses here in Virginia decide who should be Governor and Council members. Names are listed. My 500th post.
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.
Dateline: Virginia, 1625: One thing is certain: the Colony did not want to submit to another company. 32 Virginians signed the petition.
Dateline: Virginia, March 5, 1623: The year is 1624 by our dating system. The Privy Council is King James I’s closest advisers. 24 men signed this Act.
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.
Dateline: Virginia, February 1623: Thirty-two men sign this letter to the Privy Council (King James I’s closest advisers).
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.
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.
Dateline: Virginia. The meeting on August 1 has to qualify as the most solemn and briefest in early American history. Then, meeting on August 2, they carried on. Would you like to live under their list of rules?