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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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 Third and Fourth Government Meetings, August 1-2, 1619

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?

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You Are There! America’s First Government Meeting, July 30, 1619

Dateline: Virginia, July 30, 1619: The Virginia colonists under Sir George Yeardley met in a plenary session to invoke God’s blessing and set out basic rules. Lots of names in this post.

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Two Oaths in the Virginia House of Burgesses

Despite the hardships of the earliest Virginia colonists, they still formed the House of Burgesses to discuss the running of the colony. Here are two oaths that the members had to swear. They also swore on the Bible.

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