House of Burgesses    In April, 1619, GOVERNOR GEORGE YEARDLEY arrived in Virginia from England and announced that the Virginia Company had voted to abolish martial law and create a legislative assembly. It became the House of Burgesses — the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. The first assembly met on July 30, 1619, in the church at Jamestown.

House of Burgesses In April, 1619, GOVERNOR GEORGE YEARDLEY arrived in Virginia from England and announced that the Virginia Company had voted to abolish martial law and create a legislative assembly. It became the House of Burgesses — the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. The first assembly met on July 30, 1619, in the church at Jamestown.

Benjamin Harrison, original signer of Declaration of Independence (1726-1791) ★ Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1764; Member of Continental Congress, 1774-77; Reelected House of Burgesses, 1777, Selected as Speaker, 1778; Elected Governor of Virginia, 1782-84, 1791. While serving in the Continental Congress in 1774, he was one of a party of representatives who, the following year, attended General Washington in Cambridge to plan the future of the revolutionary American Army.  (July…

Benjamin Harrison, original signer of Declaration of Independence (1726-1791) ★ Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1764; Member of Continental Congress, 1774-77; Reelected House of Burgesses, 1777, Selected as Speaker, 1778; Elected Governor of Virginia, 1782-84, 1791. While serving in the Continental Congress in 1774, he was one of a party of representatives who, the following year, attended General Washington in Cambridge to plan the future of the revolutionary American Army. (July…

The House of the Burgesses, by Mary Burgess & Michael Burgess (TPaperback) 893704792

The House of the Burgesses, by Mary Burgess & Michael Burgess (TPaperback) 893704792

Captain Raleigh Croshaw (–1624) was an Ancient planter and a representative in the House of Burgesses for Elizabeth City County in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. He arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on the "Mary & Margrett", with the Second Supply in September 1608.

Captain Raleigh Croshaw (–1624) was an Ancient planter and a representative in the House of Burgesses for Elizabeth City County in the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. He arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on the "Mary & Margrett", with the Second Supply in September 1608.

Capt. Gabriel Holland sailed to America  on the ship Supply in 1620. He was a Burgess in the Virginia House of Burgesses, and in 1625 returned to England to King Charles l with a petition. He eventually returned to America on the ship Assurance in 1635.

Capt. Gabriel Holland sailed to America on the ship Supply in 1620. He was a Burgess in the Virginia House of Burgesses, and in 1625 returned to England to King Charles l with a petition. He eventually returned to America on the ship Assurance in 1635.

After his arrival in Jamestown in 1619, Governor George Yeardley immediately gave notice that the Virginia colony would establish a legislative assembly. This assembly, the House of Burgesses, first met on July 30, 1619.

After his arrival in Jamestown in 1619, Governor George Yeardley immediately gave notice that the Virginia colony would establish a legislative assembly. This assembly, the House of Burgesses, first met on July 30, 1619.

My 9th GGF Thomas Jordan, the son of Samuel Jordan was a member of the Houses of Burgesses from Warroquoiacke in the years 1629, 1631, and 1632.  He was Commissioner in 1627.

My 9th GGF Thomas Jordan, the son of Samuel Jordan was a member of the Houses of Burgesses from Warroquoiacke in the years 1629, 1631, and 1632. He was Commissioner in 1627.

Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.. "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"

Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.. "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"

1851 painting of Patrick Henry's speech before the House of Burgesses on the Virginia Resolves against the Stamp Act of 1765

1851 painting of Patrick Henry's speech before the House of Burgesses on the Virginia Resolves against the Stamp Act of 1765

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