Immigrant Ancestors in the Virginia House of Burgesses

History of the Virginia House of Burgesses

The first meeting of the House of Burgesses was held in the church at Jamestown in the summer of 1619. This was the first legislative body in the Americas that was elected by the people. They met in Williamsburg beginning in 1699. (Public domain)

Major Robert Beverley

Dr. Robert Booth

Thomas Burgess

Christopher Branch

First meeting of the burgesses in 1619. (Public domain)

Captain Francis Eppes

Francis Eppes II

Reconstructed chamber of the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. (Source: Public domain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Burgesses)

Thomas Pawlett  

Francis Poythress

Henry Soane

Argall Yardley

Doctoris Christmas

William Clopton

Capt. Henry Isham 

Capt. Thomas Harris

Stephen Hamlin

Adam Thorowgood

Henry Woodhouse

Thomas Keeling

Nathaniel Basse

James Garnett

Salvator Muscoe

 

 

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