British Colonial North America Timeline


This is a timeline of British Colonial North America, which became the United States of America. We feel it is very important to be able to access the history of this time. This timeline runs from the first British in North America to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775. This list includes significant events, with the names of people important within their own states and to the country as a whole. With each and every state, there are people who made a difference. We hope this section can help you find where your family fits into history.

  • 1485 – Henry VII begins his reign, after the battle of Bosworth Field. Richard III is killed in the battle by William Gardener, and is richly rewarded for his deed. Henry Tudor is thrown from his horse. Richard III goes in for the kill. Seeing this, Gardener drives a halberd into the helmet and scull of Richard III, ending the battle and making way for Henry to be crowned king of England.
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus makes the first of 4 voyages to the Americas. He was looking for a shorter route to Asia, for Spain. Columbus, first landed in the Bahamas.
  • 1497 – John Cabot, on behave of England, claims Canada for Henry VII.
  • 1499 – Amerigo Vespucci of Italy, claims South America for Spain.
  • 1507 – Amerigo Vespucci gets credit for discovering the Americas.
  • 1509 – Henry VIII inherits the throne of England.
  • 1513 – Juan Ponce de Leon claims and explores Florida for Spain.
  • 1519 – Hernando Cortes conquers the Aztec Empire for Spain.
  • 1519 – Ferdinand Magellan, of Spain, sails around the world.
  • 1524 – Giovanni da Verrazano explores the Carolinas, the Hudson River, Narragansett Bay and Nova Scotia. His trip is funded by France.
  • 1526 – On October 18, Lucas Vazquez de Ayllpe, a member of a Spanish Colony in South Carolina died.
  • 1526 – In November, A Spanish Colony in South Carolina called San Miguel de Gualdape, which is near the mouth of the Pee Dee River, is the place of the first slave uprising in Colonial America.
  • 1535 – Jacques Cartier sails up the St. Lawrence River, and lays claim to Canada.
  • 1539 – Hernando de Soto explores, what is now the southeastern United States.
  • 1540 – Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explores what is now, the southwestern United States, for Spain.
  • 1541 – Hernando de Soto explores the Mississippi River for Spain.
  • 1547 – Edward VI inherits the throne from his father, Henry VIII.
  • 1553 – Mary I becomes Queen of England after her brother, Edward VI.
  • 1558 – Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England after her sister, Mary I.
  • 1562 – May 1, Jean Ribault leading a French colonial group of five ships, lands in Florida. Ribault travels up to Parris Island, South Carolina with his band of Huguenots to found the settlement of Charlesfort. Ribault is born in 1520 and dies is 1565.
  • 1565 – The first lasting European colony in the Americas is established at St Augustine, Florida by Spain.
  • 1565 – Spain builds a fort in St Augustine, as protection from the French.
  • 1566 – Juan Pardo, a Spanish explorer, sails for the settlement of Santa Elena, later Parris Island, South Carolina. When he reaches the area he founds Fort San Juan near a Catawba Native American village known as Joara. After about a year and a half the Catawba burned down Fort San Juan.
  • 1570 – Spanish Jesuits found the Ajacan mission on the Your River, a few miles from where Jamestown Would be later. The priests were all killed by Native Americans in 1571 and the site was abandoned.
  • 1584 – On March 25, Sir Walter Raleigh, English explorer, courtier and writer renewed Humphrey Gilbert’s patent to explore North America. He went on to found Roanoke Island, naming it after the virgin Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1587 – On August 18, in the Roanoke Island colony, Ellinor and Ananias Dare became the parents of a baby girl whom they name Virginia. She was the daughter of John White. She was the first English child born on American soil.
  • 1587 – When the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island was running out of supplies, John White was sent back to England. His return was delayed by the Spanish Armada’s attacks on England. When he returned to Roanoke Island in 1591; he found “cro” carved on a tree and croatoan carved on a post. The area is now North Carolina.
  • 1588 – Thomas Harriot writes a firsthand account of the New World, called “A briefe and True Account of the New Found Land of Virginia”. It recounts attempts of the English to settle, what is now eastern North Carolina, between 1584 and 1588. It was meant to further settlement and investment in the new land.
  • 1590 – Flemish engraver, Theodor de Bry publishes an illustrated edition of Thomas Harriot’s book on the new land, including the paintings of English colonist John White.
  • 1590 – Richard Hakluyt writes an anthology of the known voyages of Europeans to the Americas. A Second edition comes out in 1598. This book produces much interest in England in exploring and colonizing the Americas.
  • 1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England upon the death of his cousin, Elizabeth I.
  • 1603 – On July 29, Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in the Virginia colony by Native Americans during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.
  • 1604 – At the Hampton Court Conference, James I said that he could not tolerate the Puritans.
  • 1605 – Don Pedro de Zuniga served as the Spanish ambassador to England through 1612. All of this time, he was also serving as a spy by sending reports and maps on the Virginia colony back to the Spanish court.
  • 1606 –On December 20, the London Company established the first colony in Virginia.
  • 1606 –A terrible drought lasting until 1612 could have caused some of the deaths in the American Southwest and in the Virginia colony. It was the worst in over 700 years.
  • 1607 – On April 26, Ships under the command of Capt. Christopher Newport were forced to land in the Chesapeake Bay. This leads to the founding of Jamestown on the James River, the first English settlement. A group of English, including Capt. John Smith went ashore at Cape Henry, Virginia to found a permanent settlement.
  • 1607 – On May 14, 104 men and boys went ashore from the ships: the Godspeed, Susan Constant,and Discovery, to what they called Jamestown Island, Virginia. Capt. John Smith was among them.
  • 1607 – On May 24, Jamestown was founded. Capt. Christopher Newport had left England, with 144 passengers. 39 people died on the way over. The settlement was near a Native American village called Werowocomoco, home of Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, an Algonquin chief.
  • 1607 – On May, about 200 Native Americans attacked the stockade. 2 settlers were killed. Others were wounded. The attackers were driven off by cannon fire from the ships.
  • 1607 – Capt. John Smith was captured by the Native Americans. Pocahontas talked her father, Chief Powhatan into sparing Smith’s life.
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  • 1607 –  On May the fourteenth, the original settlers of Jamestown founded the Village.
  •   Adling, Henry Adling or Adding held the position of Gentleman, Jamestown.
  •   Alicock, Jeremy Alicock held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fourteenth day of 1607.
  •   Archer, Gabriell Archer held the position of Captain and Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died during the Winter of 1609 or 1610.
  •   Asbie, John Asbie held the position of known, in Jamestown.
  •   Beast, Benjamin Beast or Best held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fifth day of September, in 1607.
  •   Behethland, Robert Behethland, Beheland or Behothland held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died in 1628.
  •   Brinto, Edward Brinto or Brinton held the position of Mason and Soldier, in Jamestown.
  •   Brookes, Edward Brookes held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the seventh day of April, in 1607.
  •   Brookes, John Brookes held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Brown, Edward Brown or Browne held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fifteenth of August in1607.
  •   Browne, Oliver Browne held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Brumfield, James Brumfield was a boy or male child, in Jamestown.
  •   Brunfield, James Brunfield was a boy, or a male child, in Jamestown.
  •   Bruster, William Bruster or Brewster held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Tenth day of 1607.
  •   Capper, John Capper held the position of Carpenter, in Jamestown.
  •   Casson, George Casson or Clawsen held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown. He died in December of 1607.
  •   Casson, Thomas Casson held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •   Casson, William Casson held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •   Clarke, Charles Clarke held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Clovill, Ustis or Eustace Clovill held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Seventh day of June, in 1607.
  •   Collier, Samuell Collier held the position of Boy or male child, in Jamestown. He died in 1622.
  •   Collson, John Collson or Cotson held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Cooke, Roger Cooke held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Couper, Thomas Couper, Cooper or Cowper held the position of Barber, in Jamestown.
  •   Crofts, Richard Crofts held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Crookdeck, John Crookdeck held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Deale, Jeremy Deale held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Dixon, Richard Dixon held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Dods, John Dods held the position of Labourer and Soldier, in Jamestown.
  •   Edward, Ould Edward held the position of Labourer, Jamestown.
  •   Fenton, Robert Fenton held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Fitch, Matthew Fitch held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown. He died in July of 1609.
  •   Emry, Thomas Emry held the position of Carpenter, in Jamestown. He died in December of 1607.
  •   Ford, Robert Ford held the position of Gentleman, Jamestown.
  •   Flower, George Flower, Flour or Flowre held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He die on the Ninth day of August, in 1607.
  •   Frith, Richard Frith held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Garret, William Garret held the position of Bricklayer, in Jamestown.
  •   Genaway, Richard Genaway held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Godword, Thomas Godword or Goodword held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Golding, George Golding or Goulding held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •   Gore, Thomas Gore or Gower held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Gosnold, Anthony Gosnold or Gosnoll held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. Both Anthony’s were cousins. He died on the Seventh day of January, in 1609.
  •   Gosnoll, Anthony Gosnoll or Gosnold held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Gosnoll, Bartholomew Gosnoll held the position of Captain, in the Council of Jamestown. He died on the Sixteenth day of August, in 1607.
  •   Halthrop, Stephen Halthrop, Halthrop, Galthrop or Calthrop held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fifteenth day of August, in 1607
  •   Harrison, Edward Harrison held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-fourth day of August, in 1607.
  •   Herd, John Herd held the position of Bricklayer, in Jamestown.
  •   Houlgrave, Nicholas Houlgrave held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •   Hunt, Robert Hunt held the positions of Gentleman, Master and Preacher, in Jamestown. He died before 1609.
  •   Jackson, Robert Jackson held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •   Jacob, Thomas Jacob held the positions of Sergeant and  Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fourth day of September, in 1607.
  •   Johnson, William Johnson held the position of Labourer, in Jamestow
  •   Kendall, George Kendall held the position of Captain, in the Council of Jamestown. He died on the First day of December, in 1607.
  •   Kingston, Ellis Kingston or Kiniston held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Eighteenth day of September, in 1607.
  •  Laxon, William Laxon or Laxton held the position of Carpenter, in Jamestown.
  •  Laydon, John Laydon held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •  Love, William Love or Loue held the position of Taylor, in Jamestown
  •  Markham, Robert Markham held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •  Martin, George Martin held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Martin, John Martin, (Senior) held the position of Captain, in the Council of Jamestown. He died in June of 1632.
  •  Martin, John Martin, (Junior) held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Eighteenth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Midwinter, Francis Midwinter held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Fourteenth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Morish, Edward Morish or Morris held the position of Gentleman and Corporal, in Jamestown. He died on the Fourteenth say of August, in 1607.
  •  Morton, Matthew Morton held the position of Sailor, in Jamestown.
  •  Mouslie, Thomas Mouslie held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown. He died on the Seventeenth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Mouton, Thomas Mouton held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Sixteenth day of September, in 1607.
  •  Mutton, Richard Mutton was a boy or a male child, in Jamestown.
  •  Nelson, Francis or Francis Nelson held the position of Captain, in Jamestown. He died in the Winter of 1612 or 1613.
  •  Newport, Christopher Newport held the position of Captain and Councilor, in Jamestown. He died in 1617.
  •  Peacock, Nathaniel Peacock, Reacocke or Pecock was a boy or a male child, in Jamestown.
  •  Penington, John Penington held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Eighteenth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Percie, George Percie or Percy held the position of Master and Gentlemen, in Jamestown. He died in 1632.
  •  Pickhouse, Dru Pickhouse held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Nineteenth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Pising, Edward Pising or Posing held the position of Carpenter, in Jamestown.
  •  Poole, Jonas Poole held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown. He died in 1612.
  •  Powell, Nathaniell Powell held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-second day of March, in 1622.
  •  Profit, Jonas Read held the position of Sailor and Fisherman, in Jamestown.
  •  Ratliffe, John Ratliffe or Sicklemore held the position of Captain, in the Council of Jamestown. He died in November, of 1609.
  •  Read, James Read held the position of Blacksmith and Soldier, in Jamestown. He died on the Thirteenth day of March, in 1622.
  •  Robinson, John or Jeru Robinson held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died in December of 1607.
  •  Rods, William Rods, Rodes or Roads held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-seventh day of August, in 1607.
  •  Sands, Thomas Sands held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Skot, Nicholas Skot or Scot held the position of Drummer, in Jamestown.
  •  Short, Edward Short held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown. He died in August of 1607.
  •  Short, John Short held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Simons, Richard Simons held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Eighteenth day of September, in 1607.
  •  Skynner, Thomas Skynner held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •  Small, Robert Small held the position of Carpenter, in Jamestown.
  •  Smethes, William Smethes held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Smyth, John Symth or Smith held the position of Captain, in the Council of Jamestown. He died in June of 1631
  •  Snarsbrough, Francis Snarsbrough held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Stevenson, John Stevenson held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Studley, Thomas Studley, Stoodlie or Stoodie held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-eighth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Tanker, William Tanker or Tankard held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Tavin, Henry Tavin or Tauin held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •  Throgmorton, Kellam Throgmorton held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-six day of August, in 1607.
  •  Todkill, Anas Todkill held the position of Soldier and Carpenter, in Jamestown.
  •  Turnbrydge, Thomas Turbridge held the position of Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •  Tyndall, Robert Tyndall held the position of Gunner and Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •  Unger, William Unger held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •  Waler, John Waler or Waller held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-fourth day of August, in 1607.
  •  Walker, George Walker held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  Webbe, Thomas Webbe held the position of Gentleman, in Jamestown.
  •  White, Benjamin White held the position of  Mariner, in Jamestown.
  •  White, William White held the position of Labourer, in Jamestown.
  •  Wilkenson, William Wilkenson held the position of Surgeon, in Jamestown.
  •  Wingfield, Edward Maria Wingfield held the position of Master of the Council (Councell) of Jamestown, Virginia. He died in 1613.
  •  Wotton, Thomas Wotton held the position of Gentleman and Surgeon, in Jamestown. He died on the Twenty-eighth day of April, in 1638.
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  • 1607 – June 15, the settlers of Jamestown finished the fort. Chief Powhatan talked with the local Native Americans who ended the attacks.
  • 1607 – Within a year of the settlement of Jamestown, 73 of the 105 settlers were dead.
  • 1607 – The 39 articles of the Episcopal Faith of England were adopted by the Virginia colony. They include, “There is but one living and true God, everlasting, body, parts, or passions, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness, the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible”.
  • 1608 – On January 7, an accidental fire damages the Jamestown settlement of the Virginia colony.
  • 1608 –In January, John Smith met with the Native American Chief Powhatan at Werocomoco on the Pamunkey River. He studied the Powhattan language and culture. The Powhattans were aggressive and had subjugated more than 20 other tribes. Pocahontas was a girl of 10 or 11 when she met John Smith in Virginia. Records on the colony were kept by William Strachey, the official historian. John Smith had been a mercenary in Hungary. He was wounded and captured. He was sold into slavery by the Turks. He escaped by killing his owner.
  • 1608 – 110 more settlers came to Jamestown from England.
  • 1608 – On September 10, the Jamestown colony council of Virginia, elects John Smith as president. Records of the colony were kept by the official historian, William Strachey.
  • 1608 – On October 1, about 200 new settlers arrived in the Jamestown colony of Virginia. They include, Dutch and Polish glassmakers artisans and the first European women.
  • 1608 – Bowling was banned in the colony after workers were found bowling instead of building the fort.
  • 1608 – The Jamestown settlers of Virginia shipped distilled tar back to English sponsors. It was the first manufactured product exported from the colony.
  • 1608 – Capt. John Smith, while looking for a new route to the Pacific, sailed up a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. He was surprised at the Native American’s skill in building log canoes.
  • 1608 – Robert Hunt, the first chaplain in Jamestown, Virginia dies. Robert Hunt was born in 1568.
  • 1609 – July 25, Admiral William Somers, head of a 7 ship fleet in route to Virginia spots an island, after being blown off course. He drive his ship, the Sea Venture, onto the reefs of Bermuda. William Strachey (1572-1621), is also aboard the vessel. He later, sends a letter to England describing the event. Strachey becomes secretary of the Jamestown colony of Virginia, once he reaches the mainland, on May 23, 1610. It is this letter that is thought to have inspired Shakespeare’s “Tempest”.
  • 1609 – Capt. John Smith returns to England, from Jamestown, Virginia, after being wounded in an accidental gunpowder explosion.
  • 1609 – The Dutch East India Company sends Henry Hudson to explore the Hudson River in North America, on the ship the Half Moon.
  • 1609 – Tobacco is planted as a crop in Virginia.
  • 1609 – A dry season began in1606 and went on in Jamestown, Virginia. 350 colonist were alive inJune of 1610. By the end of the summer, nearly one half were dead. This period is calledthe starving time.
  • 1610 – On February 28, Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia.
  • 1610 – May 24, Sir Thomas Gates establishes “laws divine and marshal,” a harsh civil code forlaw in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1610 – June 10, Lord De la Ware and his ships finally arrive in Jamestown, Virginia with needed supplies, permitting the colony to survive.
  • 1611 – The Jamestown colony venture west and establish the settlement of Henricus, later called Henrico, on the James River.
  • 1611 – Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish spy, is taken prisoner in Jamestown. Molina had sentreports about the colony to Catholic agents in London. When he returned to Spain, Molina wanted King Philip to attack the English in Virginia. Philip delayed again.
  • 1613 – The colonists in Jamestown, Virginia kidnap Pocahontas, holding her for ransom to force, her father, Powhatan, to free the English hostages and return stolen tools.
  • 1613 – A trading post is established by the Dutch in lower Manhattan.
  • 1613 – The Dutch colonists build settlements in New Amsterdam and other places in New Netherlands.
  • 1614 – Adriaen Block, explores the Connecticut River for the Dutch.
  • 1614 – On April 5, Native American princess Pocahontas marries, English Jamestown colonist, John Rolfe in Virginia. She converts to Christianity and goes by the name Lady Rebecca. Their marriage makes peace, for a time, between the English and the Algonquians.
  • 1614 – English Jamestown colonist, John Rolfe cultivated tobacco for export to England. This crop insures the Virginia colony’s success.
  • 1614 – The Dutch builts a trading post, near the site of Albany, (now New York State) to trade with the Native Americans.
  • 1616 – A smallpox epidemic breaks out among the Native American Indians of New England.
  • 1616 – Capt. Samuel Argall, deputy governor of Jamestown is appointed. Within 2 years the public estate was gone, while his own property grew weathy. The Earl of Warwick sent a ship and Argall loaded his plunder and fled to England. Argall was knighted after his return to England, and later served as an adviser on the governance of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1616 – John Smith writes “A Description of New England”. It describes his exploration of new England after he left Virginia in 1614.
  • 1616 – In a letter to Queen Anne, Capt. John Smith said that Pocahontas saved Jamestown from “death, famine and utter confusion”.
  • 1616 – Native American princess Pocahontas and her husband, Jamestown colonist John Rolfe, leftfor England with their infant son.
  • 1617 – January 6, Native American princess, Pocahontas, attends a court masque with King James I and Queen Anne.
  • 1617 – March 21, Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) dies of small pox or pneumonia, and is buried at the Parish church of St. George in Gravesend, England. In 2003 Paula Gunn Allen writes the book, “Pocahontas, Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat. ”
  • 1618 – The Headright System was established by the London Company, and gave 50 acres for each passage purchased for any colonist.
  • 1619 – July 30, The first meeting of the House of Burgesses meets in Jamestown, Virginia, with 22 Burgesses. It becomes the first representative assembly in America.
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  • 1619 – The Names of the First Proceedings of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  •   Boys, John Boys represented Martin’s Hundred.
  •   Capp, William Capp represented Kiccowtan.
  •   Davis, Thomas Davis represented Martin’s Brandon.
  •   Dowse, Thomas Dowse represented Henricus.
  •   Gibbes, John Gibbs represented Captain Warde’s Plantation.
  •   Gourgaing, Edward Gourgaing represented Argall’s Gift.
  •   Graves, Thomas Graves represented Smythes’ Hundred.
  •   Jackson, John Jackson represented Martin’s Hundred.
  •   Jefferson, John Jefferson represented Flowerdieu Hundred.
  •   Jordan, Samuel Jordan represented Charles City.
  •   Lawne, Christopher Lawne represented Lawne’s Plantation.
  •   Pawlett, Thomas Pawlett represented Argall’s Gift.
  •   Polentine or Pollington represented Henricus.
  •   Powell, William Powell represented James City.
  •   Roffingham, Edmund Roffingham represented Flowerdieu Hundred.
  •   Sharpe, Samuel Sharpe represented Charles City.
  •   Shelley, Walter Shelley represented Smythes’ Hundred.
  •   Spence or Spense, William Spence represented James City.
  •   Stacy, Robert Stacy represented Martin’s Brandon.
  •   Tucker, William Tucker represented Kiccowtan.
  •   Washer, Ensign Washer represented Lawne’s Plantation.
  •   Warde, John Warde represented Captain Warde’s Plantation.
  • 1619 – August 20, a Dutch ship brings the first African slaves (20) to Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1619 – The Virginia of London, the sponsor of the Jamestown colony, build a blast furnace of working iron. In 2007, the ruins of the furnace are found along Falling Creek in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
  • 1620 – January 31, Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in London asking for more Orphaned apprentices to come to work in the colony.
  • 1620 – The Mayflower lands at Massachusetts carrying 101 settlers on November 9. On November 11, 41 men signed the Mayflower Compact. The settlers have agreed to a form of government, where majority rules.
  • 1620 – The settlers of Virginia establish a public library, with donated books by landowners.
  • 1620 – The Pilgrims founded the second settlement at Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay.
  • 1621 – The settlers and the Wampanoag Tribe of Native Americans sign a peace treaty with the help of Squanto, who spoke English.
  • 1621 – The Dutch West India Company receives its charter.
  • 1621 – December 5, a letter from the English office of the Virginia Company reported that European honey bees were shipped to America. They arrive in Virginia in March 1622.
  • 1622 – Opechancanough, Chief Powhatan’s replacement, attack the settlement of Jamestown, killing 347, on March 22. This started a 22 year war with the colonists.
  • 1622 – The first land grants were issued to a few English settlers, giving then the right to colonize the land around the Merrimack River, in New Hampshire.
  • 1622 – The Powhatan Native Americans attack and destroy Henricus, an outlying settlement ofJamestown, Virginia.
  • 1622 – One of the main sources of food for the colonists in New Hampshire becomes fish.
  • 1623 – March 5, the first American temperance law is enacted in Virginia.
  • 1623 – March 5, class based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper Class from punishment by whipping.
  • 1623 – Captain Cornelius J. Mey establishes Fort Nassau close to Gloucester City; he then becomes Director General of New Netherland.
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  • 1623 and 1624 – The Names of the Assembly of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  •   Adams, Robert Adams represented James Island, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Baffe or Baffet, Nathaniel Baffe represented Baffe’s Choice, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Biggs, Richard Biggs represented the West and Sherlow Hundred, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Boys, Luke Boys represented the Neck of Land, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Blayney of Blaine, Edward Blaine represented Jamestown, from the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Caufey, Nathaniel Caufey represented Jordan’s Journey, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Chaplain, Isaac Chaplain represented Chaplain’s Choice, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Chew, John Chew represented Hog Island, From the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Crashaw, Ragegh or Rawley Crashaw represented Elizabeth City beyond the Hampton River, from the Incorporation of Elizabeth City.
  •   Dilke, Clement Dilke represented Jamestown, from the Incorporation of Henrico
  •   Grindon, Edward Grindon represented the Ye Plantations overagainst James City, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Harris, Thomas Harris represented the Neck of Land, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Holland, Gabriel Holland represented College Plantation, from the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Kingsmill, Richard Kingsmill represented the Neck of land, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Madison, Isaac Madison represented the West and Sherlow Hundred, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Martian, Martieu or Marlier, Nicholas Martieu represented Elizabeth City, from the Incorporation of Elizabeth City.
  •   Matthews, Samuel Matthews represented the Ye Plantations over against James City, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Morlett, Thomas Morlett represented College Plantation, from the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Pierce, William Pierce represented Jamestown, from the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Pollington, John Pollington represented Warraskoyack, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Sharpe, Samuel Sharp represented Westover, from the Incorporation of Charles City.
  •   Southerne, John Southerne represented Jamestown, From the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Stephens, Richard Stephens represented Jamestown, From the Incorporation of Henrico.
  •   Utie, John Utie represented Hog Island, from the Incorporation of James City.
  •   Tucker, William Tucker represented Elizabeth City, from the Incorporation of Elizabeth City.
  •   Whitaker, Jabez Whitaker represented Elizabeth City beyond the Hampton River, from the Incorporation of Elizabeth City.
  • 1624 – The Dutch West India Company establishes the Colony of New York area with 30 families.
  • 1624 – May 24, James I revokes Virginia’s charter. It becomes a Royal colony, after some years of unprofitable operation.
  • 1625 – Charles I comes to the throne of England. He is against the Puritans. This causes many people to leave England for the American Colonies.
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  • 1625 – The Names of the Members of the Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Baffe, Nathaniel Baffe was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Barkeley, F. Barkeley was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Bigges, Richard Bigges was a member of the Assembly of House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Blayney, Edward Blayney was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Boys, Luke Boys was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Cauffey, Nathaniel Cauffey was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Chamberlaine, Francis Chamberlaine was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Chaplyn or Chaplain, Isaac Chaplain was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Claybourne, William Claybourne was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Crewe, John Crewe was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Crowder, Hugh Crowder was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Dilke, Clement Dilke was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Downeman, John Downeman was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Emerson, Ellis Emerson was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Epes or Eppes, Francis Eppes was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Hamor, Ralphe Hamor was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Harwood or Horwood, Will or William Harwood was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Kingesmyll or Kingsmill, Richard Kingsmill was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Matthewes, Samuel Matthewes was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Peirsey, Abrah Peirsey was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Peppet, Gilbert Peppet was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  •   Pierce, William Pierce was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Price, John Price was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Sandys’, George Sandys’ was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Smyth, Roger Smyth was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  •   Tailer or Taylor, Richard Taylor was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  •   Tucker, William Tucker was a member of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  •   Waters, Edward Waters was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   West, Francis West was a Knight of England, and a member of the Governors Council of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  •   Woodward, Henry Woodward was a member of the Assembly of the Burgesses, in Virginia.
  •   Wyatt, Francis Wyatt was a Knight of England, the Governor of Virginia and the Chief Officer of the Governor’s Council of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia.
  • 1626 – Dutch settler, Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island for about 24 dollars, and founded the colony of New Amsterdam.
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  • 1627 and 1628 The Names of the members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses. 
  •   Baffe, Nathaniel Baffe was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State Virginia.
  •   Bennett, Edward Bennett was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Burgis, Thomas Burgis was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in  the State of Virginia.
  •   Burland, John Burland was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Chrewe, John Chrewe was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Crinden, Edward Crinden was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Englishe, William Englishe was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Epes or Eppes, Francis Eppes was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of  Virginia.
  •   Ffareley or Fareley, Thomas was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Harris, John Harris was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Harwood, William Harwood was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Jackson, John Jackson was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Jorden, Thomas Jorden was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Marshart, Michell or Mitchell was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Pawlett, Thomas Pawlett was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Perry, William Perry was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Popleton, William Popleton was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Price, Walter Price was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Rashell, Humphrey Rashell was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Smyth, John Smyth was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Stone Maximillian Stone was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Sweete, Robert Sweete was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Taylor, Richard Taylor was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Uty or Utie John was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Waters, Edward Waters was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   West, John West was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Weston, Thomas Weston was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Willoby, Thomas Willoughby was a member of the Assembly of the House Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  •   Wood, Percivall Wood was a member of the Assembly of the House of Burgesses, in the State of Virginia.
  • 1629 – King Charles I of England, puts an end to parliament. This causes turmoil and many people decide to leave for the American colonies.
  • 1629 – New Hampshire becomes an official English Colony between the Merrimack and Piscataquis rivers.
  • 1629 – Michael Pauw establishes the city of Pavonia on the west bank of the Hudson River; with the first land grant. This is the first of the patron system. This is an area in New Jersey.
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  • 1629 – The Names of the members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Allen, William Allen represented Mr. Throckmorton’s Plantation and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Baffe, Nathaniell Baffe represented Warrosquoyacke or Warrosqueake  and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bagwell, Thomas Bagwell represented Pasbehay and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bennett, Richard Bennett represented Warrosquoyacke and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bentley, William Bentley represented The Nettmegg Quarter and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Boyse or Boys, Cheney represented the Shirley Hundred Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Brewster, Richard  Brewster represented The Neck of Land and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Browne, John Browne represented the Shirley Hundred Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Browning, John Browning represented Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Ceely, Thomas Ceely represented Warwick County or River and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chew, John Chew represented Hogg Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Clause, Phettiplace Clause represented Mulberry Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Cole, William Cole represented The Nuttmegg Quarter and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of House of Burgesses.
  •   Cripps, Zachary Cripps represented Warwick County or River and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Doe, Thomas Doe represented Archer’s Hope and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Downman John Downman represented Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   English, William English represented Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of House of Burgesses.
  •   Edlowe, Matthew Edlowe represented The Plantation at the College and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fawcett, Thomas Fawcett represented Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fellgate, Robert Fellgate represented The Other Side of the Water and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented Warwick County or River and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harris, John Harris represented the Shirley Hundred Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented Mulberry Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jordan, Thomas Jordan represented Warrsquoyacke and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Kingsmell or Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill represented James City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Kingston, Thomas Kingston represented Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Menesie or Menefie George Menesie represented James City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Moyse, Theodore Moyse represented Archer’s Hope and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne represented the Plantation at the College and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Pagett or Paggett Anthony Pagett represented Flowerdieu Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Palmer, Thomas Palmer represented Shirley Hundred Main and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Perry, William Perry represented Pace’s Paines and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Popkton or Poppleton William Poppleton represented Jordan’s Journey and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Price, Walter Price represented Chaplaine’s Choice and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Rowlston, Lionel Rowlston represented Elizabeth City and was a member of thee State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Savin, Robert Savin represented Warrosquoyacke and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sharp or Sharpe, Samuel Sharp represented The Neck of Land and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Smyth or Smith, John Smith represented Pace’s Paines and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Stokes, Christopher Stokes represented Warwick County River and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Thompson, George Thompson represented Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Thoroughgood, Adam Thoroughgood represented Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Townsend, Richard Townsend represented The Plantations between Archer’s Hope and Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Tree, Richard Tree represented Hogg Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Utie or Uty John Uty represented The Plantations between Archer’s Hope and Martin’s Hundred was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   West, John West represented The Other Side of the Water and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Woodward, Christopher Woodward represented Westover and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1629 and 1630 The Names of the members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Aston, Walter Aston represented The Shirley Hundred Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Atkins, John Atkins represented The Warrosqueake Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bagwell, Henry Bagwell represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Barham, Anthony Barham represented The Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Barnes, Lancelot Barnes represented The Lower Part of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Barrington, Robert Barrington represented The James City Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Boyse or Boys, Cheney represented The Shirley Hundred Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Brewer, John Brewer represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Brewster, Richard Brewster represented The Neck of Land in the Corporation of James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Browning, John Browning represented The Harrap and The Plantations between Archer’s Hope and Martin’s Hundred Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Burges, Thomas Burges represented The Warrosqueake Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Ceely, Thomas Seely represented The Denby Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Coney, Henry Coney represented Archer’s Hope and Glebe Land Areas and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Farmer, Thomas Farmer represented the Plantations of the College and The Neck of Land Areas and member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Farley, Thomas Farley represented The Harrap and the Plantations between Archer’s Hope and Martin’s Hundred Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fellgate or Felgate, Robert Felgate represented The Other Side of the Water Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flood, John Flood represented The Flowerdieu Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fossett, Thomas Fossett represented The Martin’s Hundred Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Freeman, Bridges Freeman represented The Pasbehay Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Graves, Thomas Graves represented The Accomac or Accomack Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harris, John Harris represented The Shirley Hundred Main Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hayrick or Haywick, Thomas Hayrick represented The Upper Part of Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Kempe, William Kempe represented The Upper Part of the Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Key, Thomas Key represented The Denby area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Moyses, Theodore Moyses represented The Archer’s Hope and Glebe Land Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne represented The Plantations of the College and The Neck of Land Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Palmer, Thomas Palmer represented The Shirley Hundred Main Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Perry, William Perry represented Pace’s Paines and Smythe’s Mount Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Price, Walter Price represented The Jordon’s Journey and Chaplaine’s Choice Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Purifoy, Thomas Purifoy represented The Lower Part of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Robins, Obedience Robins represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the house of Burgesses.
  •   Savin, Robert Savin represented The Warrosqueqke Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scarborough, Edmund Scarborough represented The Accomac or Accomack Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scotchmore, Robert Scotchmore represented The Martha’s Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Southerne, John Southerne represented The James City Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Stokes, Christopher Stokes represented The Denby Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Stratton, Joseph Stratton represented The Nutmeg Quarter Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Thoroughgood, Adam Thoroughgood represented The Lower Part of Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Trahorne or Treherne, John Treherne represented The Weyanoke Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Upton, John Upton represented The Warrosqueake and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Utie or Uty, John represented The Hogg Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   West, John West represented The Other Side of the Water and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Willoughby, Thomas Willoughby represented The Upper Part of Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1630 – John Winthrop brings 900 settlers to Boston, Massachusetts, where Winthrop becomes the first governor of Massachusetts.
  • The Plantation of Westover was not represented in 1629 and 1630.
  • 1630 – Thousands of people from England flood into America between 1630 and 1640.
  • 1630 – The Dutch West India Company establishes the area of Harsimus; which is now Jersey City.
  • 1631 – June 21, John Smith, English sailor, soldier and author, dies in England. He is one of the founders of the Jamestown, Virginia colony for England.
  • 1631 – Some of the colonies start arguing over land boundaries. Capt. Thomas Wiggin is sent to govern New Hampshire.
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  • 1631 and 1632 The Names of members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses. 
  •   Afton, Walter Afton represented The Shirley Hundreds, Mr. Farrar’s and Chaplains Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crampe or Crump, Thomas represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Downes, George Downes represented The Lower Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Epes, or Eppes Francis Epes represented The Shirley Hundreds, Mr. Farrar’s and Chaplains Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Farley, Thomas Farley represented The Archer’s Hope Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Kethe’s Creek to Mulberry Island and Saxon’s Goal Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flood, John Flood represented Westover, Flowerdeiu Hundred and Weyanoke and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Kethe’s Creek to Mulberry Island and Saxon’s Goal Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Howe, John Howe represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jordan, Thomas Jordan represented The Warrosqueake Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Osborne, Captain Thomas Osborne represented The Arrowhattacks, The Neck of Land and the Curles Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Martain, Nicholas Martain represented The Kiskyacke and the Isle of Kent Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Perry, Captain William Perry represented Captain Perry’s Downwards to Hogg Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Ramshawe, Thomas Ramshawe represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Richards, Richard Richards represented Captain Perry’s Downward to Hogg Island Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Seely or Ceely, Thomas Seely represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scarborough, Edmund Scarborough represented The Accomac or Accomack Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Southerne, John Southerne represented the James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Willoughby, Thomas Willoughby represented The Water’s Creek and The Upper Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Wood, Percival Wood represented Archer’s Hope Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1632 – Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, a small city between York River and the James River is founded. Williamsburg is first founded as a plantation.
  • 1632 – The colony of Maryland is established, accepting many religions including Catholics.
  • 1632 – King George I grants Georgia its first royal charter.
  • 1632 – An organizational meeting is called by the trustees of Georgia. They elect John Percival, Earl of Egmont, president.
  • 1632 – A Connecticut tribe called the Pequots, battle the Narragansetts for area east of the Pawcatuck River.
  • 1632 – The Georgia Trustees place the first settlement on the coast and the Savannah River. They called it Savannah.
  • 1632 – James Oglethorpe and 114 people leave, for Georgia from England on the ship, the Anne.
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  • 1632 – The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Afton or Aston, Walter Afton represented The Shirley Hundred Main and Cawley’s or Cauley’s Care Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bagwell, Henry Bagwell represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Barnett, Thomas Barnett represented The Stanley Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bennett, Thomas Bennett represented The Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Boyse, Cheney Boyse represented The Shirley Hundred Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Browning, John Browning represented The Mounts Bay Area and was a member of the State of of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Clause, Pettiplace Clause represented The Denbigh and to Waters Creek and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Coney, Henry Coney represented The Glebe Land and Archer’s Hope Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Corker, John Corker represented the Pasbehay Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Coxe, Richard Coxe represented The Weyanoke  Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crump, Thomas Crump represented The Neck of Land Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   English, William English represented The Lower Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Downes, George Downes represented The Lower Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Stanley Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flood, John Flood represented The Westover and Flowerdieu Hundred Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Freeman, Bridges Freeman represented The Chickahominy Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Graves, Thomas Graves represented The Accomac or Accomack Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harmer, Charles Harmer represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Howe, John Howe represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hutchinson, William Hutchinton represented The Warrosqueake Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jackson, John Jackson represented The James City Island Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jordan, Thomas Jordan represented The Warrofqueake Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Martian Nicholas Martian represented The Kiskyacke Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne represented The Arrowhattocks, Neck or Land and Curles Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Powell, John Powell represented The From the Waters Creek to Marie’s Mount Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Richards, Richard represented The Over the Water against James City and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, on the House of Burgesses.
  •   Rowlston, Lyonel Rowlston represented The Yorke and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scotchmore, Robert Scotchmore represented The Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Seawell or Sewell represented The Upper Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sipsey, John Sipsey represented The Upper Parish of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Smythe, John Smythe represented The Smythe’s Mount and Perry Point’s Areas and was a member of the State of  Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stratton, Joseph Stratton represented The From Waters Creek to Marie’s Mount Area and was a member of           the State of Virginia Assembly, Of the House of Burgesses.
  • Thoroughgood, Adam Thoroughgood represented The Lower Parish of Elizabeth City Area and a member of           the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Tree, Richard Tree represented The Hogg Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly,          on the House of Burgesses.
  •   Wareham, John Wareham represented The Mounts Bay Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Webster, Roger Webster represented The Glebe Land and the Archer’s Hope Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Willoughby, Thomas Willoughby represented The Upper Parish of Elizabeth City and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Wood, Percival Wood represented The Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1632 and 1633 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Arundel, John Arundel represented The Lower Parts of The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Aston, Walter Aston represented The Shirley Hundred Main and Cawsey’s Care Areas and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Brewster, Richard Brewster represented The Harrop and to Martin’s Hundred Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Coney, Henry Coney represented The Archer’s Hope and Glebe Land Areas and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Corker, John Corker represented The James City, Chickahominy and Pasbehay Areas and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Cripps, Zachary Cripps represented The Stanley Hundred area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crump, Thomas Crump represented The Neck of Land Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Dilke, Roger Dilke represented The Stanley Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Emerson, William Emerson represented The Weyanoke Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   English, William English represented The Lower Parts of Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Denbigh Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Grindon, Thomas Grindon represented The Smythe’s Mount Hundred, The Other Side of the Water and Hogg Island and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins represented The Denbigh Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hoos, Rice Hoos represented The Shirley Hundred Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hough, Francis Hough represented The Nutmegg Quarter and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Howe, John Howe represented The Accomac and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Mansfield, David Mansfield represented Martin’s Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Martian, Nicholas Martian represented The Kiskyacke Area  and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Osborne, Thomas Osborne represented The Arrowhattocks, Henrico, Neck of Land and Curles Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Pawlett, Thomas Pawlett represented The Westover and Flowerdieu Hundred Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Rowlston, Lyonel Rowlston represented The Yorke Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Saunders, Roger Saunders represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Savin, Robert Savin represented Warrosqueake and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scarborough, Edmund Scarborough represented Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scotchmore, Robert Scotchmore represented Martin’s Hundred Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sipsey, John Sipsey represented The Upper Parts of The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sheppard, Thomas Sheppard represented The Upper Parts of The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of Virginia Assembly, on the House of Burgesses.
  •   Spencer, William Spencer represented Mulberry Island Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Upton, John Upton represented Warrosqueake and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Wareham, John Wareham represented Harrop and to Martin’s Hundred and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wilkinson, John Wilkinson represented Accomac and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of the Burgesses.
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  • 1633 – February 1, the tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting the tobacco production to prevent dependence on one crop.
  • 1633 – James Oglethorpe and the settlers land on the coast of Carolina.
  • 1633 – James Oglethorpe and interpreters, John Musgrove (trader) and his wife Mary Musgrove (daughter of Yamacraw Chief Tomochichi) negotiate permission to settle at Yamacraw Bluff, Georgia on February12 (now Georgia Day).
  • 1633 – The Georgia Trustees ruled Jews not be permitted in Georgia.
  • 1633 – On July 11, 42 Jewish settlers land in Georgia. They are accepted because Samuel Nunes is adoctor. The Jews remain in Georgia even though there was controversy.
  • 1633 – An agreement is reached between the Georgia settlers and the Lower Creek Native Americans Containing the “Articles of Friendship and Commerce between the Trustees for the Establishingthe Colony of Georgia in America and the Chief Men of the nation of the Lower Creeks”. This is the first treaty of Savannah.
  • 1633 – The first city government in the American colonies is established in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
  • 1633 – The Dutch build a house at Communipaw.
  • 1633 – The Dutch build a fort, called the House of (Good) Hope, where Hartford, Connecticut now stands.
  • 1633 – The Plymouth Colony asks William Holmes to start a trading post at Windsor, Connecticut.
  • 1634 – George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, establishes the first colony in Maryland, with 200 settlers. Many of the colonists are Catholic. This land was a grant from King Charles I. Maryland Becomes a destination for Catholics.
  • 1634 – Pastor Johann Martin Boltzius takes a group of Germans from Salsburg to the colony of Georgia. They settle in Ebenezer, Georgia.
  • 1634 – James Oglethorpe took Yamacraw Chief Tomochichi and his wife and other Native Americans to England.
  • 1634 – Wethersfield, Connecticut is founded by John Oldham and other settlers from Massachusetts.
  • 1635 – William Blackstone, an Anglican clergyman builds a home on the banks of the Blackstone River, near Lonsdale.
  • 1635 – April 28, Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
  • 1635 – The first public school is established in Boston. It is called the Boston Latin School.
  • 1635 – John Winthrop, Jr. founds the colony of Saybrook and a fort is built by Lion Gardiner.
  • 1636 – Roger Williams, having been throne out of Massachusetts, new ideas, founds Rhode Island as a place free from harsh Puritan law.
  • 1636 – Roger Williams purchases land from the Narragansett Indians for a new colony.
  • 1636 – Providence Plantation is established by Roger Williams. Many other people, who disagreed with Puritan rule followed Williams.
  • 1636 – The College of Harvard is founded.
  • 1636 – Thomas Hooker and a group of colonists travel from Newtown (now Cambridge), Massachusetts to found Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1637 – The Pequot War happened because the Connecticut settlers were encroaching on the land of Pequot Native Americans. The settlers came under attack. Capt. John Mason of Connecticut and Capt. John Underhill of the Massachusetts Bay Colony with English and Puritan troops, determined to end the problem, killed up to 700 Native Americans of the Pequot, Mohegan and Narragansett tribes.
  • 1637 – In Massachusetts Bay, Anne Hutchinson escapes being put on trial or worse, for her unorthodox ideas and moves her family to Pocasset, Rhode Island.
  • 1637 – John Tradescant the younger, a widower with a son and a daughter, made three voyages from England to Virginia, “to gather up all raritye of flowers, plants, shells. ” He did this at the King’s Request.
  • 1638 – The first printing press comes to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1638 – William Coddington, John Clarke, Anne Hutchinson among others settle with their families on Aquidneck Island, in the colony of Rhode Island. They are viewed as nonconformists.
  • 1638 – A number of settlers are driven out of Massachusetts; because of their different ideas. Many of these people move to New Hampshire.
  • 1638 – Peter Minuit builds Fort Christina on the Delaware River, thus establishing New Sweden.
  • 1638 – The Independent Colony of New Haven was founded by the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton.
  • 1639 – Sweden builds settlement in a colony, which includes parts of what are now, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • 1639 – William Coddington, John Clarke, William Dyer, Nicholas Easton, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, henry Bull, Jeremy Clarke and Thomas Hazard sign the Newport Compact in April. This establishes the town of Newport, Rhode Island, May 8.
  • 1639 – The Freemen of Hartford, Wethersfield and Winsor establishes the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (similar to the Bill of Rights). The first Governor is John Haynes.
  • 1639 – George Fenwick became the second governor of the colony of Saybrook.
  • 1639 – Henry Whitfield works with his community to found the town of Guilford, in the colony of New Haven (now in Connecticut).
  • 1639 – January 6, Virginia becomes the first colony to order surplus crops to be destroyed. The crop is tobacco.
  • 1639 – John Wheelwright founds the colony of New Hampshire for Puritan settlers.
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  • 1639 and 1640 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bland, Peregrine Bland represented The Charles River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Branch, Christopher Branch represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Ceely, Thomas Ceely represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crew, Randall Crew represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crip or Cripp, Zachary represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Eppes or Epes, Francis Eppes represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Warwick County River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Gookin, John Gookin Represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Gwyn, Hugh Gwyn represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harris, Thomas Harris represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hill, John Hill represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Johnson, Joseph Johnson represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jones, Anthony Jones represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Kingston, Thomas Kingston or Fawcett, Thomas Fawcett represented Martin’s Hundred to Kethe’s Creek Areas and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Mansfield or Manfell, David Mansfield represented Johnson’s Neck, Archer’s Hope, and the Neck of Land Areas and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Moone or Moore, John represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Neale, John Neale represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Norsworthy, Tristam Norsworthy represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Oldis, Thomas Oldis represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Pawlett, Thomas Pawlett represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Richards, Richard Richards represented The Farloes’ Neck to Waroues’ Ponds Areas and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Robins, Obedience Robins represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sibsey, John Sibsey represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Strafferton, Mr. Strafferton represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Tonshall or Tunstall, Edward Tonshall represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Tuke, James Tuke represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Upton, John Upton represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1640 – English Civil War breaks out against King Charles I and the Royalists. This rebellion overflows into the American colonies.
  • 1641 – Because of increased fighting among the settlers, the task of governing New Hampshire is given to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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  • 1641 and 1642 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Afton or Aston, Walter represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Barnett, Thomas Barnett represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, and was a member of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Baugh, John Baugh represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bernard, Thomas Bernard was a member of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia. He was not present for the  signing of the Twenty-first Act, in January.
  •   Branch, John Branch represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Butler, Wiiliam Butler represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Carter, John Carter represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chiles, Walter represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Clement, Jeremie Clement represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chiles, Mathew or Matthew was a member of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act, in January.
  •   Coogan or Gookin, Daniel Coogan represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Dacker, William Dacker was a member of the House of Burgesses, of Virginia. He was not present for the signing or the Twenty-first Act, in January.
  •   Dewe, Thomas Dewe was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Follis, Thomas Follis represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fowler, Francis Fowler represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Franklin, Ferdinand Franklin represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fulford, Francis Fulford represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Gough, Nathaniel Gough was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Harddie, George Harddie represented The  Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Harwood, Thomas Harwood was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Hill, Edward Hill was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Hill, John Hill represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hill, Thomas Hill represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Johnson, Joseph Johnson represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Ludlowe, George Ludlowe represented The Charles River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Neale, John Neale represented the Accomac or Accomack Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Payne, Florence Payne represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Richards, Richard Richards represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Robins, Obedience was a member of the House of Burgesses,in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act in January.
  •   Salmon, Joseph Salmon represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Shipsie or Sibsie, John Shipsie represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Townsend, Richard Townsend represented The Charles River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Upton, John Upton represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   White, John White represented The James City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Whittbey, William Whittby represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Wilkins, John Wilkins represented The Accomac Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Windham, Edward Windham was a member of the House of Burgesses, in Virginia. He was not present for the signing of the Twenty-first Act, in January.
  •   Worleigh or Warley, George represented The Charles River Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1642 and 1643 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Aston or Afton, Walter Aston represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bayly or Bayley, Arthur represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Branch, John Branch represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Carter, John Carter Represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chew, John Chew represented The York Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chiles, Walter Chiles represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crew, John Crew represented The York Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crew, Randall Crew represented The Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of  Burgesses.
  •   Davis, William Davis represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Death, Richard Death represented The Isle Wight Area and Was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Filmer, Henry Filmer represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Fludd or Flood, John represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Gough, Matthew Gough represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hoddin, John Hoddin represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jones, Anthony Jones represented The Elizabeth City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Lloyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Luellin, Daniel Luellin represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sadler, Rowland Sadler represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Scarbrough, Edmond Scarbrough represented The Northampton Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Smith, Toby Smith represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Stegg, Thomas Stegg represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Tayler, Phillip Tayler represented The Northampton Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Tayler, William Tayler represented The York Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Webb, Stephen Webb represented The James City Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Windham, Edward Windham represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1643 – Samuel Gorton, John Greene and others found Warwick, Rhode Island.
  • 1643 – The name Aquidneck is changed to Rhode Island.
  • 1643 – The settlers in neighboring colonies disagreed with Rhode Island on religious principals, and threatened their freedom. To prevent this Roger Williams went to England to obtain a royal charter for the colony.
  • 1643 – Colonel Johan Printz becomes the governor of New Sweden.
  • 1643 – Fort Elfsborg, now Sussex County, was built by the colonists of New Sweden.
  • 1643 – William Kieft’s War includes the Pavonia Massacre, by Native Americans, on February 25.
  • 1643 – Connecticut becomes part of the New England Confederation.
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  • 1643 and 1644 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Bishop, John Bishop represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Brewster, Richard Brewster represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Burnham, Rowland Burnham represented The Yorke County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Calthropp, Xposer Calthropp represented The Yorke County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Chewe, John Chewe represented The Yorke County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Crew, Randall Crew represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Death, Richard Death represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Douglas, Edward Douglas represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Gough, Matthew, Gough represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hardy, George Hardy represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hill, Edward Hill represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Holden, John Holden represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hull, Peter Hull represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Jorden or Jordan, John Jordan represented The City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Loven, Thomas Loven represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Loyd or Lloyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Luellin, Daniel Luellin represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Poyethres, Francis Poyethres represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Roper, William, Roper represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Shepard, John Shepard represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Sidney, John Sidney represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Smith, Toby Smith represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Travers, Edward Travers represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Walker, John Walker represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Warren, Thomas Warren represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Webb, Stephen Webb represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Westropp, John Westropp represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Whitby or Whittby, William Whitby represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Woolridge or Woolridg William Woolridge represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •   Zouch, John Zouch represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • October of 1644 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bernard, Thomas Bernard represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bishop, John Bishop represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Burnham, Rowland Burnham represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  • Caultropp or Calthropp, X’pher or Xpofer represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Chew, John Chew represented The York or Yorke County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Cocke, Richard Cocke represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Crew, Randall Crew represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Death, Richard Death represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Douglas, Edward Douglas represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Faugtleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hardy, George Hardy represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hatcher, William Hatcher represented The Henrico Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Heyrick, Henry Heyrick represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the Houde of Burgesses.
  •  Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Edward Hill was also, the Speaker of the House for that session.
  •  Hodin, John Hodin represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hull, Peter Hull represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Jordan, George Jordan represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Llewellin, Daniel Llewellin represente The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Lloyd or Loyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Loving or Loveing, Thomas represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Poythers or , Francis Poyethers represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Robins, Obedience Robins represented The Northampton County area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Shepard or Shepherd, John Shepherd represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Sidney, John Sidney represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Travis, Edward Travis represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Walker, John Walker represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Warren, Thomas Warren represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Webb, Stephen Webb represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Westropp or Westrop, John Westropp represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Wood, Abraham Wood represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Wooldridge or Worbrigh, William Wooldridge represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1644 – Roger Williams returns from England with the charter. Rhode Island’s freedom is assured.
  • 1644 – After the charter was obtained, Lauren Boesel got a land patent for Rhode Island. This secured the land for the colony.
  • 1644 – Disagreements continue between Rhode Island and neighboring colonies based on religious and political issues.
  • 1644 – Opechancanough, chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, is captured and executed, ending the 22 year war between the colonists of Virginia and the Native Americans.
  • 1644 – Merchants Theophilus Eaton, Thomas Gregston and Stephen Goodyear, along with others of the New Haven colony invested in the building of a ship, by John Wakeman, Richard Miles, Jasper Crane and Joshua Atwater. The cargo on the ship included the papers of John Davenport of New Haven and Thomas Hooker of Hartford, along with hides, peas and wheat.
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  • 1644 and 1645 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Barrett, William Barrett represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Baugh, John Baugh represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bennett, Phillip Bennett represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the  State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bernard, Thomas Bernard represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Burroughs, X’pher Burroughs represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Caulthropp or Calthorp, X’pher or Xopher represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Charlton, Stephen Charlton represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Corker, John Corker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Fauntleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hardy, George Hardy represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Harmer, Ambrose Harmer represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Heyricke, Henry Heyricke represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Edward Hill was the Speaker of the House for the 1644 and the 1645 time period.
  •  Hooe, Rice Hooe represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City County Area was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Lloyd or Loyd, Edward represented The Lower Norfolk County Area was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Meares, Thomas Meares represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Poythres or Poyethres, Francis Poyethres represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Prince, Edward Prince represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Price, Arthur Price represented The Elizabeth City County area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Ridley, Peter Ridley represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Rogers, John Rogers represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Scarbrough, Edmond Scarbrough represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Smith, Arthur Smith represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the Houseof Burgesses.
  •  Stephens, George Stephens represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wood, Abraham Wood represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Yeo, Leonard Yeo represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1645 and 1646 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Barker, William Barker represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bennett, Phillip Bennett represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Bernard, Thomas Bernard represented The Warwick County and River Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Burnham, Rowland Burnham represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Burroughs or Burrowes, X’pher represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Calthropp or Colthorp, or X’pher Calthropp represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Chandler, John Chandler represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Chiles, Walter Chiles represented The James City County Area and was a member of the States of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Crew, Randall Crew represented The Warwick County and River Area and was a member of the States of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Eps or Epps, Francis Epps represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Flood, John Flood represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hardy or Hardin, George represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Harmer, Ambrose Harmer represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hatcher, William Hatcher represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Hooe, Rice Hooe represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Johnson, Thomas Johnson represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Lloyd or Loyd, Cornelius represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Major, Edward Major represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Matrum, John Matrum represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Price, Arthur Price represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Prince, Edward Prince represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Ridley, Peter Ridley represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Scarbrough, Edward Scarbrough represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Edward Scarbrough was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1645 and 1646.
  • Seward, John Seward represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Sparrow, Charles Sparrow represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Stephens, George Stephens represented The James city County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Swan, Thomas Swan represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Upton, John Upton represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Walker, John Walker represented The Warwick County or River Area ans was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Warne, Thomas Warne represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Weatherall, Robert Weatherall represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wells, Richard Wells represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Wood, Abraham Wood represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Wyatt, Anthony Wyatt represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  •  Yeo, Leonard Yeo represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • October of 1646 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bagnall, James Bagnall represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ball, Henry Ball represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Barrett, William Barrett represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Chiles, Walter Chiles represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cocke, William Cocke represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Crew, Randall Crew represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Douglas, Edward Douglas represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Eyres, Robert Eyres represented The Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fawdowne, George Fawdowne represented The Isle of Wight Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gwin or Gwynne, Hugh Gwynne represented The Yorke or York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harmer, Ambrose Harmer represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hooe, Rice Hooe represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Johnson, Thomas Johnson represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Llewellen or Lluellen, Daniel Llewellen represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lloyd or Loyd, Edward Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Luddington, William Luddington represented The Yorke County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Major, Edward Major represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond Area is now part of the City of Suffolk, Virginia.
  • Meares, Thomas Meares represrented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Shepherd or Sheppard, Robert represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Jordan or Jordayne, George Jordan represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lovinge or Loveing, Thomas Lovinge represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Robbins, John Robbins represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stoughton, Samuel Stoughton represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City Area is now part of the City of Suffolk Area of Virginia.
  • Taylor or Tailer, Thomas represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Walker, John Walker represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of the Burgesses.
  • Wood, Abraham Wood represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1646 – The ship started in 1644, sails into a very ice covered New Haven harbor. Passengers were Thomas Gregson, George Lamberton, Nathaniel Turner, Francis Austin and the wife of Stephen Goodyear. Months later, a strange image of the ship appeared over New Haven Harbor. It was discovered later that the ship never reached any port, or ever came back home. Groups of people are said to have seen the Phantom Ship. This tale includes Quinnipiac Native Americans.
  • 1646 – John Winthrop, Jr. founds the settlement of New London, Connecticut. He became governor of Connecticut. His wife was Anne Dudley Winthrop.
  • 1646 – Massachusetts declares religious heresy to be punishable by death.
  • 1646 – A treaty with Virginia Native Americans requires the state to protect the Mattaponi from “enemies,” but only on the reservation in King William County. The treaty destroyed the peace between the tribes and much land is ceded to the Virginia settlers.
  • 1646 – The ship started in 1644, sails into a very ice covered New Haven harbor. Passengers were Thomas Gregson, George Lamberton, Nathaniel Turner, Francis Austin and the wife of Stephen Goodyear. Months later, a strange image of the ship appeared over New Haven Harbor. It was discovered later that the ship never reached any port, or ever came back home. Groups of people are said to have seen the Phantom Ship. This tale includes Quinnipiac Native Americans.
  • 1646 – John Winthrop, Jr. founds the settlement of New London, Connecticut. He became governor of Connecticut. His wife was Anne Dudley Winthrop.
  • 1646 – Massachusetts declares religious heresy to be punishable by death.
  • 1646 – A treaty with Virginia Native Americans requires the state to protect the Mattaponi from “enemies,” but only on the reservation in King William County. The treaty destroyed the peace between the tribes and much land is ceded to the Virginia settlers.
  • 1647 – January 2, Nathaniel Bacon, the leader of Bacon’s Rebellion is born in Virginia.
  • 1647 – Massachusetts establishes a law, that all large towns must provide a form of public education.
  • 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant becomes Director General of New Netherland.
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  • 1647 and 1648 The Names of the Members of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Chandler, John Chandler represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, Of the House of Burgesses.
  • Charleton, Stephen Charleton represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Crew, Randle or Randall Crew represented The Warwick County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Davis, William Davis represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Elliot or Elliott, Anthony Elliott represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fauntleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Flint, Thomas Flint represented The Warwick County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Freeman, Bridges Freeman represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • George, Jorden George represented The Isle of Wight County Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harris, Thomas Harris represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hill, Edward, Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Jorden or Jordan, George Jordan represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lee, Richard Lee represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lloyd, Loyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of  Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Meeres or Meares, Thomas represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Morgan, Francis Morgan represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Poole or Pool, Henry Poole represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Poythers or Poyethers, Franicis Poyethers represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Presley, William Presley represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ridley, Peter Ridley represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Scarbrough, Edward Scarbrough represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Shephard, Robert Shephard represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sidney, John Sidney represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stoughton, Samuel Stoughton represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Taylor or Tailer William Taylor represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Upton, John Upton represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wells, Richard Wells represented The Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Woodhouse, Henry Woodhouse represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • 1648 – Samuel Gorton, a religious rebel secured a letter from Robert Rich, the Earl of Warwick and Governor and Chief of the American Colonies. This letter ordered the other colonies to cease the “molesting” of the Rhode Island Colony.
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  • 1649 The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Barrett or Barret, William represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Burnham, Rowland Burnham represented The Yorke or York Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Carter, John Carter represented The Nansemond Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond area is now part of the Suffolk Area, in Virginia.
  • Chandler, John Chandler represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Chiles, Walter Chiles represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Dunston, John Dunston represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hardy, George Hardy represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harwood, Thomas Harwood represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Thomas Harwood was the Speaker, of the House of Burgesses for the Year of 1649.
  • Hatcher, William Hatcher represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hoskins, Bartholomew Hoskins represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lambert, Thomas Lambert represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Pitt, Robert Pitt represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Poyethers or Poythers, Francis Poyethers represented The Northumberland County area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Read, George Read represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Robbins, John Robbins represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Smith, Toby Smith represented The Nansemond Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond area is now part of the Suffolk area, in Virginia.
  • Sparrow, Charles Sparrow represented The Charles City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Swan, Thomas Swan represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Trussell, John Trussell represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Walker, John Walker represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittaker, William Whittaker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Worlich or Wooldridge, William represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wormeley or Wormly, Ralph Wormeley represented The Yorke or York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1648 – Samuel Gorton, a religious rebel secured a letter from Robert Rich, the Earl of Warwick and Governor and Chief of the American Colonies. This letter ordered the other colonies to cease the “molesting” of the Rhode Island Colony.
  • 1649 – King Charles I was beheaded, then Oliver Cromwell ruled England as a commonwealth.
  • 1650 – Roger Ludlow writes a Code of Laws for the Connecticut legislature to adopt.
  • 1651 – The first Navigation Act is made into law. It forbids the shipment of colonial goods in ships that are not English.
  • 1651 – The Dutch built Fort Casimir.
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  • 1652 – April and May – The Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bishop, John Bishop represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Borrowes or Burroughes, Charles represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly of the House of Burgesses.
  • Due or Dew Thomas Dew represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City Area is now part of the Suffolk City and Area.
  • Fletcher, George Fletcher represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fludd or Flood, John Fludd represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • George, John George represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gwinne or Gwynn, Hugh Gwinne represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hardie or Hardy, George represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hatcher, William Hatcher represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hoskins, Anthony Hoskins represented The Northampton County Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Johnson, Thomas Johnson represented The Northampton County Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Jones, William Jones represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lambert, Thomas Lambert represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lee, Henry Lee represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lloyd or Loyd, Cornelius represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mansill, David or Daniel Mansill represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Major, Edward Major represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Edward Major was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses, for the April and May, 1652 Session.
  • Matthews or Mathews, Samuel Matthews represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Moone, John Moone represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Morgan, Francis Morgan represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mottram, John Mottram represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Pitt, Robert Pitt represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ransom, Peter Ransom represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Robbins, Obedience Robbins represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Scarbrough, Edmond Scarbrough represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Shepard or Sheppard, John represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Soane, Henry Soane represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stephen, George Stephen represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Warner, Austin Warner represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Weatherall or Wetherall Robert Weatherall represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittbye or Whitby, William Whittbye represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittakere or Whittaker, William Whittaker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Willis, Francis Willis represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the Houde of Burgesses.
  • Woodhouse, Henry Woodhouse represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • In November of 1652 The Names of of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Burrowes or Burroughes, Charles Burrowes represented The Lower Nolfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Calthroppe or Calthropp, X’pher Calthropp represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Charlton, Stephen Charlton represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Dew or Due, Thomas Dew represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. Thomas Dew was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses for the November of 1652 session.
  • Edwards, William Edwards represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fleet, Henry Fleet represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gill, Stephen Gill represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gouge, William Gouge represented The York County Area and was a member of State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gwinne or Gwynn, Hugh represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harris, William Harris represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hone, Theodore Hone represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lambert, Thomas Lambert represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lloyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Llewellin, Daniel Llewellin represented The Charles City County Area ans was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Matthews or Mathews, Samuel Matthews represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Montague, Peter Montague represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City became a part of the Suffolk City Area.
  • Perry, Henry Perry represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ransome or Ransom, Peter Ransome represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Reynolds, Charles Reynolds represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Robbins, Colonel Robbins represented The Northampton County Area and a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Soane, Henry Soane represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sparrow, Charles Sparrow represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stephens, George Stephens represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Thomas, William Thomas represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Underwood, William Underwood represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Watson, Abraham Watson represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Weatherall or Wetherall Robert Weatherall represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittaker or Whittakere, William Whittaker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittley or Whitly, William Whittley represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Willis, Francis Willis represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Woode or Wood, Abraham Woode represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Woodliffe or Woodcliffe Captain Woodcliffe represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1652 – That year, the settlers of Rhode Island had ended witch trials, slavery, capital punishment among other laws, that they consider unjust. They also, had let the neighboring colonies know of their disapproval of these laws.
  • 1652 – May 10, John Johnson, a free black man, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia.
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  • 1653 – The Names of the Members of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. 
  • Bishopp or Bishop, John Bishop represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, Of the House of Burgesses.
  • Boothe or Booth, Robert Booth represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Boucher, Daniel Boucher represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Broadhurst, Walter Broadhurst represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Butler, William Butler represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Calthropp or Calthrop, X’pher Calthropp  represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Chiles, Walter Chiles represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Dew or Due, Thomas Dew represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Edwards, William Edwards represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fauntleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fletcher, George Fletcher represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fowden, George Fowden represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hackett, Thomas Hackett represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harris, William Harris represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hockaday, William Hockaday represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Horsey, Stephen Horsey represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Iversonn, Abraham Iverson Represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Johnson, Thomas Johnson represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lloyd, Cornelius Lloyd represented The Lower Norfolk Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Morgan, Francis Morgan represented The York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Major, Edward Major represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City has been incorporated into the City of Suffolk, in the State of Virginia.
  • Mathews or Matthews, Samuel Matthews represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mellin or Mellon, William Millen represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Montague, Peter Montague represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The City of Nansemond was incorporated into the City of Suffolk, in Virginia.
  • Pate, Richard Pate represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Pitt, Robert Pitt represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sheppard or Shepard, John Sheppard represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the House of Burgesses.
  • Soane, Henry Soane represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Thornbury, Thomas Thornbury represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Watson, Abraham Watson represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittaker or Whittakers, William Whittaker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittbye or Whittby, William Whittbye represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. William Whittbye was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses, during the 1653 Sessions.
  • Wyatt, Anthony Wyatt represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Yardley or Yardly, Francis Yardly represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1654 – November 21, Richard Johnson, a free black man, is granted 550 acres in Virginia.
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  • The 1654 and 1655 Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses Sessions.
  • Abrell, Robert Abrell represented the New Kent County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bagnall, James Bagnall represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Batt, William Batt represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Baynham or Bainham represented the Westmoreland County Area and was a member of the State of Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bond, John Bond represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Booth or Boothe, Robert Booth represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Breman, Thomas Breman represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Carter, John Carter represented The Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cock or Cocke, Richard represented The Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Dew or Due, Thomas represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The City of Nansemond was, later incorporated into the City of the Suffolk Area, in the State of Virginia.
  • Dipnall, Thomas Dipnall represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hamlin, Stephen Hamlin represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hayward, John Hayward represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hill, Edward Hill represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hobbs, Francis Hobbs represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Holland, John Holland represented the Westmoreland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hoskins, Bartholomew Hoskins represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Godwin or Goodwin, Thomas Godwin represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Gooch, William Gooch represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Johnson, Thomas Johnson represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Abrell, Robert Abrell represented The New Kent City or County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mason, James Mason represented The Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mason, Lemuell Mason represented The Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Matthewes or Matthews, Samuel represented The Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Moone, John Moone represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Perry, Henry Perry represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Pitt, Robert Pitt represented The Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Shepard or Sheppard, John Sheppard represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Soane, Henry Soane represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stoughton, Samuel represented The Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The City of Nansemond was later, incorporated into the Suffolk City Area, of Virginia.
  • Trussell, John Trussell represented The Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Walker, Peter Walker represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Brugesses.
  • Waters, William Waters represented The Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Watson, Abraham Watson represented, The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Webb, Wingfield Webb represented The Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whitaker or Whittaker, William Whittaker represented The James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whitbye or Whittbye William Whitbye represented The Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wood, Abraham Wood represented The Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Worlich or Woodridge, William Woodridge represented The Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1655 – September 15, the Peach tree War, the Native Americans destroy Pavonia, New Jersey again. The Swedes are forced to give up the forts in South Jersey to Dutch leader Peter Stuyvesant.
  • 1656 – March 10, in the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.
  • 1656 – The Dutch capture the colony of New Sweden.
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  • The 1655 and 1656 Names of the Members of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ashton or Aston Peter Aston represented the Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Beazley, Jobadiah Beazley represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Blake, Captain Blake represented the Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City Area was incorporated into the Suffolk Area of Virginia.
  • Bond, John Bond represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Chicheley, Henry Chicheley represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Croshaw, Joseph Croshaw represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Davis, Thomas Davis represented the Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ellyson or Ellison, Robert Ellison represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fauntleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Flood or Fludd, John Flood represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Foster, Richard Foster represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harris, William Harris represented the Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Holt, Robert Holt represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hone or Hoane, Theophilus Hone represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hoskins, Bartholomew Hoskins represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the Houde of Burgesses.
  • Lambert, Thomas Lambert represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Langley, Ralph Langley represented the York County area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Llewellen or Lluellin, Daniel Llewellen represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Lyggon or Ligon, Thomas  Lyggon represented the Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mason, Lemuel Mason represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Page, John Page represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ramsey, Thomas Ramsey represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, Of the Houese of Burgesses.
  • Reade or Reed George represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Scarborough, Edmond Scarborough represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sidney, John Sidney represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Smith, Nicholas Smith represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Streeter, Edward Streeter represented the Nansemond City Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The City of Nansemond was later, incorporated into the Suffolk City Area, of Virginia.
  • Trussell, John Trussell represented the Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wade, Armiger Wade represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Whittaker or Whitaker, William Whitaker represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wilcox, John Wilcox represented the Nansemond city Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. The Nansemond City was incorporated into the Suffolk Area of Virginia.
  • Willis, Francis Willis represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wood, Abraham Wood represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wyatt, Anthony Wyatt represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1657 – The first iron works was started in an area between New London and Branford, Connecticut.
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  • In 1657 and 1658 the Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Blacky or Blackie, William Blacky represented the New Kent Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bond, John Bond represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Borne or Born, Robert Borne represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Brewer, John Brewer represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bridger, Joseph Bridger represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Burtler, William Butler represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Carter, Edward Carter represented the Upper Norfolk Area and was a member of the state of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Carter, John Carter represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Corker, William Corker represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cowfield or Cawfield, William Cawfield represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Davis, Thomas Davis represented the Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Edwards, William Edwards represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Elliott or Elliot, Anthony Elliott represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Francis, Thomas Francis represented the Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Goodwin or Godwin, James Goodwin represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ham, Jeremy Ham represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Haney, John Haney represented the Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Harris, William Harris represented the Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hay or Haye, William Hay represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Horsmenden, Warm Horsmenden represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Kendall, William Kendall represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Knight, Peter Knight represented the Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Loveinge or Loving, Thomas Loveinge represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mellings or Mellen, William Mellen represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Michell or Mitchell, William Mitchell represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Montague, Peter Montague represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Powell, John Powell represented the Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Revell, Randall Revell represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ramsey or Ramsay, Thomas Ramsey represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the Houseof Burgesses.
  • Lucas, Thomas Lucas represented the Rappahannock County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mason, Lemuell Mason represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Smith, John Smith represented the Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses. John Smith was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses, for the 1657 ans 1658 Sessions, of the State of Virginia Assembly.
  • Soane or Sone, Henry Soarn represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Swann or Swan, Thomas Swann represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Tabenor, Thomas Tabenor represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Webb, Giles Webb represented the Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Webster, Richard Webster represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Willcox or Wilcox John Wilcox represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wooldridge, William Wooldridge  represented the Eilzabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wynne or Winne, Robert Wynne represented the Charles city County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • The 1659 and 1660 Names of the Members of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses Sessions. 
  • Ashton or Aston Peter Ashton represented the Northumberland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Abrahall, Robert Abrahall represented the New Kent County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Baldry, Robert Baldry represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bland, Theodorick Bland represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bland, Theodorick Bland represented the Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Bond, John Bond represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Browne or Brown, William Browne represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Calthropp or Colthropp, Christopher Calthropp represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cant, David Cant represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Carter, John Carter represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cary, Miles Cary represented the Warwick County of River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Catchmie, George Catchmie represented the Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Cawfield or Cowfield, William Cawfield represented the Surry County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Corbin, Henry Corbin represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Crowshaw, Joseph Crawshaw represented the York County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Curtis, John Curtis represented the Lancaster County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Denson, William Denson represented the Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ellison, Robert Ellison represented the James County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Fauntleroy, Moore Fauntleroy represented the Rappahannock County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Farrar, William Farrar represented the Henrico County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Ford, Richard Ford represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Foulke or Fowke, Thomas Fowke represented the Westmoreland County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Griffith, Edward Griffith represented the Warwick County or River Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hammond, Manwaring Hammond represented the New Kent County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Hill, Richard Hill represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Jennings, Peter Jennings represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Knight, Peter Knight represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Mason, Lemuel Mason represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Morley, William Morley represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Pitt, Robert Pitt represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Powell, John Powell represented the Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Scarbrough or Scarborough, Edmund Scarborough represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sidney, John Sidney represented the Lower Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Smith, Nicholas Smith represented the Isle of Wight County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Soane, Henry Soane represented the James City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Sparrow, Charles Sparrow represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Stringer, John Stringer represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Waters, William Waters represented the Northampton County Area and was a member of the State of the Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Webb, Giles Webb represented the Upper Norfolk County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Weyre, John Weyre  represented the Rappahannock County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Willis, Francis Willis represented the Gloucester County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wooldridge or Worlrich, William Wooldridge represented the Elizabeth City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
  • Wynne or Winne Robert Wynne represented the Charles City County Area and was a member of the State of Virginia Assembly, of the House of Burgesses.
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  • 1660 – The Stuarts were restored to the English throne with King Charles II.
  • 1660 – Once King Charles II is on the throne, the men charged with his father’s death (regicide) were condemned to death. Some of them were able to escape and went to New Haven, Connecticut. They were John Dixwell, William Goffe and Edward Whalley.
  • 1660 – The Dutch establish the Bergen Township, now the Bergen Square in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1660 – A statue is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.
  • 1660 – England institutes the Navigation Act, which restricts colonial trade to English ships, andlimits colonial exports of goods to England alone.
  • 1660 – As King Charles II takes the throne, Rhode Island needs a new charter. Colonists go toEngland.
  • 1661 – The first school is established in Bergen Township, now Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • 1662 – John Winthrop, Jr. is able to get a charter for Connecticut.
  • 1662 – On September 12, Governor William Berkeley of Virginia was turned down in his attempts to repeal the Navigation Acts.
  • 1663 – Rhode Island obtained a new charter and elected new governor and legislature. Benedict Arnold (ancestor of the traitor during the American Revolution) became Governor of Rhode Island.
  • 1663 – Religious group persecuted in other colonies move to Rhode Island.
  • 1663 – King Charles II allows the founding of a new colony, Carolina. The territory was given to eight Englishmen, who favor the crown. Anthony Ashley Cooper institutes a feudal like society there.
  • 1663 – April 6, King Charles II signs then charter for Carolina.
  • 1663 – The Navigation Act of 1663 insists that imports going to the American colonies, go through England, on English ships.
  • 1664 – The English establish a blockade of New Netherland forcing the Dutch and Governor Peter Stuyvesant to relinquish the colony to the British.
  • 1664 – On June 24, the Dutch surrender New Netherland to England. The area is taken without a shot. The land is named for the Duke of York and is between the Hudson River and the Delaware River.
  • 1664 – New Netherlands is given to King Charles II, brother James, the Duke of York who traveled to New Netherland with a fleet of ships to take the colony.
  • 1664 – New Jersey is founded by Sir George Carteret and John, Lord Berkeley.
  • 1664 – Philip Carteret is named the first governor of New Jersey.
  • 1664 – A pack is made that anyone buying an African may receive 60 acres, in New Jersey.
  • 1664 – Maryland passes a law making black slavery permanent, to avert blacks from using an English law which gives freedom to those people, who become Christian.
  • 1665 – Robert Treat founds Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1665 – The Colonies of New Haven, Saybrook and Connecticut officially become Connecticut, which include the towns of New Haven, Bradford, Guilford, Milford and Stamford. Matthew Griswold is instrumental in this effort.
  • 1667 – On September 23, Slaves in Virginia were banned from getting their freedom by converting to Christianity.
  • 1668 – The first Assembly meeting is held in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.
  • 1670 – On October 13, Virginia passes a law that Africans arriving in the colonies as Christians could not be forced into slavery.
  • 1672 – The Royal Africa Company is given soul rights to the slave trade in the American colonies.
  • 1673 – The Dutch take back New York from the English.
  • 1673 – The British use the Navigation Act of 1673 to set up a customs office to collect fees on goods going from one plantation to another following the barter system.
  • 1673 – The Third New Jersey Regiment is formed at Piscataway. The unit is called the Jersey Blues.
  • 1673 – On September 21, James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the lands west, which would become Tennessee.
  • 1674 – Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, explore parts of North America, including the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, for the French.
  • 1674 – The Treaty of Westminster gives the colony of New York back to the British.
  • 1674 – Two Quakers, Edward Byllynge and John Fenwick buy West Jersey from Lord Berkeley.
  • 1675 – John Fenwick founds a Quaker the settlement of Salem in West Jersey.
  • 1675 – King Philip’s War breaks out between colonists in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the Native Americans. This was because they both claimed the same land. King Philip’s Native American name is Metacomet, chief of the Wampanoags.
  • 1675 – On February 10, Narragansett and Nipmuck Native Americans raided Lancaster, Massachusetts. 35, or more settlers were killed. 24 were taken captive, including Mary Rowlandson and her3 children. Mrs. Rowlandson was freed after almost 3 months. An account of her experience was published after her death in 1682.
  • 1675 – The Great Swamp Fight near Kingston, Rhode Island was the first major victory of settlers over the Native Americans, in King Philip’s War.
  • 1676 – On May 10, Bacon’s Rebellion begins. The frontiersmen challenge the government of Virginia. They attack the capital in Jamestown, Virginia and Native American villiages.
  • 1676 – The Quintipartite Deed divides the New Jersey Colony into East Jersey and West Jersey, from Little Egg Harbor to the Delaware Water Gap. The meeting is between George Carteret, Edward Billinge, William Penn, Gawn Lawry and Nicholas Lucas.
  • 1676 – Metacomet, chief of the Wampanoag tribe, renamed King Philip by the colonists, was killed on August 12, 1676. Many people were killed on both sides of the war. Benjamin Church, a volunteer, ordered that King Philip be beheaded.
  • 1676 – On September 1, Nathaniel Bacon led an insurrection against Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia; which was destroyed by fire. The rebellion was in response to the governor’s refusal to protect the colonists from Native American attacks.
  • 1676 – On October 18, Nathaniel Bacon is killed. He was born in 1647.
  • 1676 – New Hampshire and Maine suffer attacks from the Saco Native Americans.
  • 1677 – On April 27, Colonel Jeffries becomes Governor Sir Herbert Jeffries.
  • 1677 – May 29, England’s King Charles and 12 Native American chiefs sign a treaty securing a 3 mile zone of no trespassing around Native American land.
  • 1679 – After years of persistence, New Hampshire is able to obtain a new charter from King Charles II, and elect its own governor again.
  • 1679 – John Cutt became the governor of New Hampshire.
  • 1680 – New Hampshire becomes an independent colony, free of Massachusetts control.
  • 1680 – The first slaves in New Jersey are purchased for a plantation in Shrewsbury.
  • 1680 – On August 6, The Grant of 1680 is the Duke of York’s second grant. The participants are William Penn, Gawn Lawry, Nicholas Lucas, John Eldridge, Edmund Warner and Edward Billinge or Byllyinge.
  • 1680 – New Jersey founder, George Carteret dies.
  • 1681 – William Penn is given a land grant from King Charles II of England and founds the Quaker state of Pennsylvania.
  • 1682 – Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle or Robert de La Salle travels the Mississippi Valley, and claims the area for france, calling it Louisiana after King Louis XIV.
  • 1682 – New Jersey Governor Philip Carteret dies. His estate is sold to 24 different proprietors, who establish the Board of Proprietors.
  • 1682 – Nicholas Wise founds Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1682 – Pennsylvania opens up for immigrants from Britain, the German regions of Europe; which includes: Quakers, Catholics, and other religions.
  • 1685 – The Duke of York inherits the thrown of England and becomes King James II.
  • 1685 – King Louis XIV of France, resends the Edict of Nantes, which gave the citizens freedom ofreligion. This decision persuades many to immigrate to the American colonies.
  • 1685 – New Hampshire new Governor John Cutt didn’t work out, neither did Governor Richard Waldron.
  • 1686 – King James II begins to combine the colonies of New England into one, thus limiting their rights. The legislatures are replaced by royal supporters.
  • 1686 – England decided to combine all the New England states under one government. It became the Dominion of New England.
  • 1687 – The New England Royal Governor, Sir Edmund Andros, orders the Old South Meeting House, in Boston be closed and reopened as an Anglican Church, that March.
  • 1687 – King James II revokes the Connecticut charter, Sir Edmund Andros wanted to take the charter. Joseph Wadsworth ran off with it. Legend says he hid it in an old hollow oak tree on the property of Samuel Wylly.
  • 1687 – That August, Ipswich and Topsfield of Massachusetts object to assessments established by Governor Andros, complaining of taxation without representation.
  • 1688 – That March, Massachusetts Governor Andros states, that New England towns may only haveone meeting per year.
  • 1688 – The Council of West Jersey Proprietors meets in Burlington, New Jersey.
  • 1688 – Massachusetts Governor Andros places all militias under his direction.
  • 1688 – In Pennsylvania, the Quaker Society makes a formal protest objecting to slavery.
  • 1688 – King James II of England leaves for France; once powerful forces within the government reject some of his views, especially on religion.
  • 1689 – That February, William and Mary of Orange take the throne of England. Mary is the daughter of James II.
  • 1689 – That April, the colonists of Boston put Governor Andros in jail.
  • 1689 – That July, Governor Andros sails for England to stand trial.
  • 1689 – The Dominion of New England did not work. New Hampshire is again put under the rule of Massachusetts.
  • 1689 – German immigrant, Jacob Leisler led an insurrection against the New York Colony, to 1691.
  • 1689 – Connecticut continues government with the charter.
  • 1690 – King William’s War begins. The French and Native Americans burn part of New York. England’s battles become America’s battles.
  • 1690 – John Worlidge surveys the Quintipartite Deed in New Jersey.
  • 1690 – That February, Schenectady, New York is burned by the French and Native Americans.
  • 1691 – New Governor of New England, Henry Sloughter, arrives and establishes representative Government. Massachusetts gets a royal charter, which includes a governor’s council.
  • 1691 – Under England’s new leaders, New Hampshire gets a new government of its own. Again, that didn’t work out. New Hampshire remains under Massachusetts rule until 1741.
  • 1691 – August 16, lawyer, Thomas Ballard and Joseph Ring found Yorktown, Virginia.
  • 1691 – Plymouth officially becomes part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1692 – In Salem, Massachusetts, 150 people accused of witchcraft are imprisoned. A special courtis appointed. 20 people are executed. Later that year, the other people are released. The Court is excused.
  • 1692 – The Laurens Family is involved in the slave trade in South Carolina.
  • 1693 – William of Orange or William III takes the throne of England from the unpopular James II, easing fears that James would try to turn the country Catholic again. William’s wife Mary also reigns.
  • 1693 – On February 8, a charter is granted and, William and Mary’s College is founded in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • 1696 – The Royal African Trading Co. no longer is exclusively involved in slave trading. Residents in the American Colonies began to sell slaves. Trade was to be done only on ships built in England. Trade restrictions were further tightened.
  • 1696 – That April, the Navigation Act of 1696 insists that American trade be conducted on ships built in Britain. This act broadens the duties of customs agents and requires bonds be posted on goods. The act also includes forcible entry.
  • 1697 – The Massachusetts court expresses regret over the witch trials of 1692. Jurors sign a statement of regret and remuneration is given to the families of the accused.
  • 1697 – That September, King William’s War is over, with the signing of Treaty of Ryswick.
  • 1698 – The settlement of Colchester is founded in Connecticut.
  • 1698 – Elias Ball, known as Red Cap leaves England for America to claim the land he inherited. The plantation is named Comingtee and lies along the Cooper River, in South Carolina. The Ball family kept a history. (In 1998 Edward Ball has the book printed, calling it “Slaves in the Family”. )
  • 1698 – The Virginia state house at Jamestown, and the capital is then, moved to Williamsburg.
  • 1698 – Connecticut chooses Fitz-John Winthrop as governor. He is the son of John Winthrop and Elizabeth Reade.
  • 1699 – Williamsburg serves as the capital of Virginia until 1780.
  • 1699 – England’s Wool Act prohibited the export of wool from the American Colonies.
  • 1700 – The Population of Anglo American reaches 275,000.
  • 1700 – Massachusetts and New York ordered Roman Catholic priests to leave those states or suffer death or imprisonment.
  • 1701 – The General Assembly in Connecticut authorizes the Collegiate School.
  • 1701 – The City of Detroit is founded by the French.
  • 1702 – William III dies. Anne, his sister-in-law and James’s daughter is next in line for the British Throne.
  • 1702 – Anne becomes Queen of England. Charles II of Spain dies. England declares war on France to prevent Spain and France from joining forces. Queen Anne’s War begins.
  • 1702 – The East and West Jersey Proprietorships end. New Jersey becomes a royal colony under authority of the governor of New York.
  • 1702 – England’s Queen Anne orders Lord Cornbury to found the Royal African Company.
  • 1702 – The colonies bordering Canada suffer attacks from the French and Native Americans.
  • 1702 – The Spanish town of St. Augustine, Florida is attacked by South Carolina Militia.
  • 1702 – New Jersey’s two parts become one royal colony.
  • 1702 – The Colleigiate is founded in Connecticut. Later it becomes Yale.
  • 1702 – The Anglican Church become the official church of Maryland.
  • 1703 – The colony of Delaware, Originally part of New Sweden, separates from Pennsylvania, toform a government of its own.
  • 1704 – The Boston Newsletter becomes the first lasting newspaper in the American Colonies.
  • 1705 – The Virginia Black Code of 1705 means that runaway slaves can be put to death, if caught over forty miles north of Albany, New York.
  • 1705 – Massachusetts passes a law making it illegal, for blacks and whites to marry.
  • 1706 – Charleston, South Carolina is attacked by the French and the Spanish.
  • 1706 – On July 10, Grace Sherwood, also known as the Witch of Pungo in Virginia, stands trial for witchcraft. The trial is by water. She floats which means she is guilty. She spends almost 8 years in prison. She dies in 1740.
  • 1706 – Founding father, Benjamin Franklin is born.
  • 1706 – The Anglican Church becomes the official church of South Carolina.
  • 1708 – The Saybrook Platform permits churches to join a regional association.
  • 1708 – Increase Mather is a major figure in bringing the population back to religion; when faith had fallen off.
  • 1708 – The first census in Rhode Island is taken with a population of 7,181.
  • 1709 – September 3, a large group of German settlers comes to the Carolinas.
  • 1710 – The Post Office Act, creates the postal system in the American Colonies, governed by the Postmaster in London and a deputy in New York City.
  • 1710 – The British captured the French city of Port Royal in Acadia (now Nova Scotia).
  • 1711 – The British attacks on Montreal and Quebec were throated.
  • 1711 –The city of Beaufort, South Carolina is founded. Beaufort is known as the second oldest city in South Carolina.
  • 1711 –The Tuscarora Indian War starts over settlers moving west in North Carolina. Some Native Americans massacre settlers.
  • 1712 –Queen Anne’s War end when the Armistice is declared.
  • 1712 –Carolina was divided into North and South Carolina.
  • 1712 –South Carolina law demands church attendance and with no travel or work on Sundays.
  • 1712 –The first sperm whale was caught off the coast of Nantucket.
  • 1712 – the Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves.
  • 1713 –Queen Anne’s War is officially over when the Peace of Utrecht is signed.
  • 1714 –Tea becomes part of the life of the American Colonies.
  • 1714 –Queen Anne dies, and her closest acceptable heir is George I, who is of German descent. The Hanovers begin their reign of England.
  • 1715 –On April 15, the Yamasee Native Americans rise up in South Carolina attacking settlements, and attempting to destroy the colony.
  • 1717 –The Collegiate School was moved to New Haven. The name was changed to Yale.
  • 1717 –Many Scots-Irish begin to settle in the western part of Pennsylvania. Germans, or Pennsylvania Dutch settle in this colony, as while.
  • 1718 –The French founded the settlement of New Orleans.
  • 1718 –In May, the pirate Blackbeard or Edward Teach blockades the Charleston, South Carolina harbor with the French flagship or La Concorde, which he called Queen Anne’s Revenge. The ship held 40 guns.
  • 1718 –On November 22, Lt. Robert Maynard, commanding British troops, capture the English pirate, Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard and Capt. Drummond, during a battle close to Ocracoke Island off the coast of North Carolina. The governor of Virginia put a price on his head, of 100 pounds.
  • 1720 – The population of Anglo American is 475,000.
  • 1721 – On May 29, South Carolina becomes a royal colony.
  • 1722 – Founding father, Samuel Adams is born.
  • 1724 – On March 6, Henry Laurens is born in South Carolina. His grandfather is Andre Laurens, a French Huguenot who comes to America in 1682. Henry’s father John Laurens marries Hester or Ester Grasset. Henry marries Eleanor Ball. Henry Laurens is important in the American Revolution and in Politics. His family is in the rice and slave businesses at this time.
  • 1725 – The population of African American slaves reaches 75,000.
  • 1725 – On December 11, George Mason is born at Gunston Hall Plantation, 20 miles south of Washington D. C. on the Potomac River. Mason outlines the Bill of Rights for the Virginia Convention in June 1776. Mason dies at Gunston Hall on October 7, 1792.
  • 1726 – The pillories and stocks are torn down and burned as the poor riot in Philadelphia. The pillories and stocks were used for public scorning and punishment.
  • 1726 – By this time, there are 2,581 slaves in New Jersey.
  • 1727 – George II becomes King of England, when George I dies.
  • 1728 – The first synagogue is built by Jewish settlers in New York City.
  • 1729 – Benjamin Franklin publishes The Pennsylvania Gazette.
  • 1730 – The City of Baltimore is founded in the Colony of Maryland.
  • 1730 – The Census in Rhode Island is taken with a population of 17,935.
  • 1731 – Benjamin Franklin Founds the first public library in Philadelphia.
  • 1731 – Disagreements arise over boundary lines between New York and Connecticut.
  • 1732 – The only Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says its first mass.
  • 1732 – James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the British empire in America.
  • 1732 – George Washington, patriot, founding father and President of the United States is born, in Virginia.
  • 1732 – Benjamin Franklin begins publishing Poor Richard’s Almanac, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1733 – On January 13, James Oglethorpe lands in Charleston, South Carolina, with 130 English settlers.
  • 1733 – The Molasses Act, imposes heavy duties on molasses, rum and sugar. Products coming from the Caribbean, and not under British control.
  • 1734 – New York publisher is accused of seditious libel spurring the Great Awakening; which opens up religious revival throughout the American Colonies. He is found innocent with a defense, of the truth is not libel.
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, frontiersman, patriot and pioneer is born on November 2, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone.
  • 1735 – Paul Revere, statesman, patriot is born. He is later immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride. ”
  • 1735 – The Great Awakening is helped by Jonathan Edwards, a Congregationalist minister. He preaches a number of sermons in Northampton Massachusetts. For the next ten years, religious revival travels throughout the American Colonies. George Whitefield plays a large part in this movement.
  • 1735 – February 18, The first opera is performed in America, in Charleston, South Carolina. The opera is “Flora. ”
  • 1735 – Brothers John and Charles Wesley sail from England to Georgia. Charles, to be secretary to James Oglethorpe. Wesley becomes a missionary to the Native Americans.
  • 1735 – John Adams, Statesman, Patriot and President of the United States of America, is born in Massachusetts.
  • 1735 – Button Gwinnet of Georgia, Signer of the Declaration of Independence is born in England.
  • 1735 – John Musgrove, trader and translator for James Oglethorpe dies in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1735 – Moravian Church members settle in Georgia.
  • 1735 – Alice Riley is hanged for helping murder someone in Georgia. Reportedly her ghost is still seen today.
  • 1736 – James Oglethorpe and company have English orders to build a fort on St. Simons Island,off the coast of Georgia.
  • 1736 – On May 29, Patrick Henry, American patriot and governor of Virginia, is born. He is a slave owner and justifies this by saying: “I am driven along by the general inconvenience of living without them. ”
  • 1736 – A group of Scottish Highlanders settle on the Altamaha River and call it New Inverness (now Darien), Georgia.
  • 1736 – James Oglethorpe sees to the building of Fort Frederica, and goes to England to report to the Trustees on the progress of the Georgia Colony.
  • 1737 – While in England, James Oglethorpe visits Parliament. He gets funds and 600 soldiers for Georgia. He is named “Colonel of the Regiment of the Foot for the Defense of His Majesty’s Plantations in America”. He then sails home to Georgia.
  • 1737 – William Stephens is named secretary for the colony by Georgia Trustees.
  • 1737 – Construction is started on Fort Augusta, north of Savannah, Georgia and across the River.
  • 1737 – George Whitefield is commissioned by the Trustees to serve as Minister to Georgia. He replaces John Wesley.
  • 1737 – The first cooper coins are minted in Connecticut.
  • 1738 – James Habersham, who becomes one of Georgia’s most important People.
  • 1738 – The Prince of Wales is born in England. He will become King George III.
  • 1738 – New Jersey becomes a separate royal colony, leaving New York’s authority. The new royal governor of New Jersey is Lewis Morris.
  • 1738 – By this time, there are about 4,000 slaves in New Jersey.
  • 1738 – Some Georgia settles petition the Trustee to allow slavery in the colony. They are called “Malcontents” James Oglethorpe objects to this.
  • 1739 – England declare war on Spain. This causes war between Spanish Florida and Georgia andSouth Carolina. Which causes violence among African American slaves in South Carolina.
  • 1739 – Yamacraw Chief, Tomochichi dies and is buried in Percival Square (now Wright Square), Georgia. James Oglethorpe is one of his pall bearers.
  • 1739 – George Whitefield is granted 500 acres by the Georgia Trustees to build an orphan home in Savannah.
  • 1739 – On September 9, a slave uprising in Stono, South Carolina results in twenty some deaths among whites. The leader is an Angolan called Jemmy. There were three slave riots in 1739 in South Carolina. After this, laws are passed called the black codes, to restrict all areas of a slaves life.
  • 1739 – James Oglethorpe and the Creek Chiefs sign the Treaty of Coweta on the Chattahoochee River. This treaty reaffirms the Treaty of Savannah in 1733. The new treaty also specifies which lands are available to the Georgia colonists.
  • 1739 – In 1731, during the conflict between England and Spain, Capt. Robert Jenkin’s ear was cut off by the Spanish for attacking Spanish ships. This began the War of Jenkin’s Ear.
  • 1740 – The War of Austrian Succession, in Europe, is King George’s War in the American Colonies. With the death of Emperor Charles VI, France and Spain combine forces against England.
  • 1740 – James Oglethorpe leads a militia from Georgia and South Carolina, and Native Americans to attack the Spanish at St. Augustine. They, then captured a fort and attacked Fort Mose. They lost a number of men and fled to St. Simons Island, Georgia.
  • 1740 – Fifty slaves are hanged in Charleston, South Carolina, because a slave plot is discovered.
  • 1740 – George Whitefield named the orphan’s home in Savannah, Georgia, Bethesda.
  • 1740 – Edward and William Pattison set up a tinware works in Berlin, Connecticut.
  • 1741 – King George II issues boundary lines between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • 1741 – Benning Wentworth becomes the new governor of New Hampshire.
  • 1741 – In April, the Trustees separated Georgia into two counties. North of Savannah River, became Savannah County. South of the Savannah County became Frederica County.
  • 1741 – William Stephens, formerly secretary of the Georgia Trustees, becomes the president of the County of Savannah.
  • 1741 – Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, sponsors Virus Bering, a Danish navigator to explore the Alaskan coast.
  • 1742 – William Stephens is appointed president of the entire Georgia Colony.
  • 1742 – July 7, James Oglethorpe and a force of Scottish Highlanders, defends St. Simons Island against the Spanish from St. Augustine, in the Battle of Bloody Marsh.
  • 1742 – Nathanael Greene is born August 7, in Rhode Island. Many counties across the country are named for Greene; because he is a Revolutionary War Hero.
  • 1743 – James Oglethorpe and his militia, again repel the Spanish at St. Simons Island, Georgia. Oglethorpe is made a brigadier general for his efforts.
  • 1743 – On April 13, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States is born, in what is now Albemarle County, Virginia. He calls slavery cruel; but includes 25 slaves in his daughter’s dowry. He takes child slaves to market and has 10 year old slaves working 12 hour days in a nail supply. He states that blacks are “in reason inferior” and “in imagination they are dull, tasteless and anormalous. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. ”
  • 1743 – The American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia is established by Benjamin Franklin and A group of friends.
  • 1743 – James Oglethorpe sails for England to settle his finances. He had helped the Georgia colony by borrowing from his family estate.
  • 1743 – David Emanuel is born in Pennsylvania. He will become the Governor of Georgia.
  • 1744 – The Georgia colony has difficulty finding a sustaining crop.
  • 1744 – James Habersham institutes the first profitable company for shipping goods to England.
  • 1744 – John Houstoun is born. He becomes chief justice and Governor of Georgia.
  • 1745 – As King George’s War spills over into the colonies, the French privateers using Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada, as a fortress and base, start attacking New England fishermen working on the Grand Banks.
  • 1745 – New Englanders under William Pepperrell, with support from Sir Peter Warren and a fleet of merchants force the surrender of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1745 – In March, James Oglethorpe is made a major general, in the British army, because of hisefforts in Georgia.
  • 1745 – James Habersham Jr. is born. He becomes Speaker of the Georgia Assembly twice and serves on the Board of Trustees that founds the University of Georgia.
  • 1746 – John Treutlen comes to Frederica, Georgia. He becomes the first state governor of Georgia.
  • 1746 – George Whitefield wrote account on the Bethesda orphan home, March 21, 1746, “In Their Own Words”. This is about the idea and building of the home.
  • 1746 – The College of New Jersey is chartered. The school is now Princeton University.
  • 1747 – The New York Bar Association is established in New York City.
  • 1748 – The Rhode Island Census is taken with a population of 32,773.
  • 1748 – Lord Thomas Fairfax, a Virginia land owner, commissions a survey of the Patterson Creek area, which became part of West Virginia. The surveyor shared the journey with the nephew, of Fairfax and George Washington, age 16. The survey was a poor one.
  • 1748 – The Horseshoe Riots were riots over land. They went on through 1753.
  • 1748 – Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada is given back to the French upon the signing of the Treaty Of Aix-la-Chapelle, which ends finally ends King George’s War.
  • 1750 – The Iron Act restricts iron production in the American Colonies.
  • 1750 – The Spanish Treasure ship, La Galga sinks off the coast of Virginia.
  • 1750 – The Wilton Mansion on the James River in Virginia is built for William Randolph III, and his wife, Anne Carter Harrison and their 8 children. It was moved to West Richmond and is now the headquarters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. The home takes over 2 years to build.
  • 1751 – On March 16, James Madison is born in Port Conway, Virginia. Madison becomes a secretary Of state, and the forth president of the United States. He created the Electoral College system, he says, “to break the tyranny of majority. ”“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. ”
  • 1751 – The Currency Act bans paper money in American Colonies.
  • 1752 – The first general hospital is established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1753 – Benjamin Franklin and William Hunter are appointed as postmasters general for the American Colonies.
  • 1753 – On August 10, Edmund Jennings Randolph is born. He becomes the first attorney general of the United States.
  • 1753 – In October, Robert Dinwiddie, governor of Virginia calls a meeting to discuss the eviction of British colonists from homesteads west of the Appalachian Mountains by French troops Stationed in Canada. Major George Washington volunteered to deliver the letter about the unlawful intrusion, to the French in the Ohio Valley.
  • 1753 – On December 14, French Captain Jacques Le Gardeur rejects the claims of British to the landsin the Ohio Valley. The Captain says he will see that his superiors in Canada receive the letter from Virginia Governor Dinwiddie.
  • 1754 – The Seven Years War breaks out in Europe. The War is called the French and Indian War, in the American Colonies. Much of the dispute is over the Ohio River Valley.
  • 1754 – The Susquehanna Company purchases some land in Pennsylvania for 2,000 pounds from the Iroquois Native Americans. This land is about one third of Pennsylvania and included land belonging to other Native American groups and Connecticut.
  • 1754 – On April 2, a troop of 159 men under the command of Lt. Col. George Washington arrives at Will’s Creek and learns the French had taken Fort Prince George from the British and renamed it Fort Duquesne.
  • 1754 – In December, Lt. Col. George Washington resigns his commission.
  • 1754 – On June 19, the Albany Congress opened. New York colonial Gov. George Clinton called the meeting to discuss better relations with the Native Americans and common defense measures against the French. Attendees included Native Americans, and representatives from New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Benjamin Franklin attended and proposed a Plan of Union, which was adopted, by the conference.
  • 1754 – George Washington rents Mount Vernon from Anne Fairfax, the widow of his half-brother Lawrence.
  • 1755 – England commits 2000 troops under Gen. Braddock to the American Colonies to fight the French and Indians.
  • 1755 – George Washington volunteers to serve as an aide to British General Edward Braddock. Braddock came to America to force the French out of the Ohio River Valley. The campaign failed, but Washington was hailed as a hero. At the Battle of Monongahela, Washington had four bullets shot through his coat, yet was not hurt. With so many officers injured during the battles, Washington was instrumental in carrying out Braddock’s orders of retreat. Shortly afterward, Washington was put in charge of Virginia’s forces trying to defend the Virginia’s frontier from raiding French and Indian’s.
  • 1755 –  When General Braddock is killed; he is replaced by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley as the new commander.
  • 1755 – The Census is taken in Rhode Island with a population of 40,414.
  • 1755 – Nathan Hale is born in Coventry, Connecticut.
  • 1755 – The first newspaper of Connecticut called the Connecticut Gazette is printed by James Parker in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1755 – Alexander Hamilton is born. He becomes a statesman, patriot and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America.
  • 1756 – England declares war on France, as French and Indian War flows into Europe.
  • 1756 – On April 14, Governor James Glen of South Carolina objects to the Acadia Indians landing on his shore. The Acadians were told they were not welcome in their Canadian homeland. The British loaded them on ships bound for South Carolina among other places. For specific names please see the chapter on Ships and Passenger lists.
  • 1756 – The College of New Jersey is called Prince Town to honor Prince William of Orange and Nassau. He is also William III. Nassau Hall is the largest school building in the American Colonies, at the time. In 1776, the building became the first capitol of New Jersey. The Continental Congress meets there in 1783.
  • 1757 – William Pitt becomes England’s Secretary of State, with new policies on war.
  • 1758 – English lose 2,000 men at French hands at Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1758 – April 28, James Monroe, is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He becomes a secretary of state and the fifth president of the United States.
  • 1758 – On July 24, George Washington becomes a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • 1758 – The first Indian reservation in the American Colonies is established in New Jersey. Native Americans are relocated to the Brotherton Reservation in Burlington County by the New Jersey Assembly.
  • 1758 – In Trenton, a barracks is built to house British soldiers as winter quarters.
  • 1759 – Fort Niagara is taken away from the French by the English.
  • 1759 – English takes Quebec in battle. English General James Wolf is killed. American General Phillip Schuyler survives. French General Marquis de Montcalm is wounded and dies the next day.
  • 1759 – War breaks out between the Cherokee Native Americans and the southern colonies.
  • 1759 – George Washington Married Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow with land, property, slaves and two young children. Washington adds additions on to Mount Vernon.
  • 1760 – Population in American Colonies reaches 1,500,000.
  • 1760 – On February 16, the Cherokee Native Americans, being held at Fort St. George, South Carolina are killed, as a reaction to attacks on pioneer settlements.
  • 1760 – Most of Boston, Massachusetts goes up in flames.
  • 1760 – French Quebec finally surrenders to the English.
  • 1760 – George III becomes King of England upon the death of George II.
  • 1762 – England declares war on Spain.
  • 1762 – The new colonists in Pennsylvania often were attacked by Native Americans. Some went back to Connecticut after many deaths.
  • 1762 – August 22, Ann Franklin became the first woman editor of an American newspaper, the Newport, Rhode Island Mercury.
  • 1763 – On December 2, Touro Shul, the oldest existing American synagogue is dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1763 – The Brick State House is built on the New Haven Green in Connecticut.
  • 1763 – William Franklin becomes the last royal colonial governor of New Jersey.
  • 1763 – The French and Indian war ends, with England gaining all territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. England gets Florida. Spain gets Cuba. The Ottawa Native Americans begin a war against the British with the siege of Detroit. The British defeat the Ottawa at Pittsburgh. Ottawa Native Americans are led by Chief Pontiac.
  • 1763 – The English Proclamation of 1763 says no settlement of land west of the Appalachian Mountains, and settlers there must return, because of hostile Native Americans.
  • 1764 – Thomas Green starts printing the Connecticut Courant in Hartford, Connecticut; the oldest American newspaper still in existence today.
  • 1764 – The Sugar act is imposed to pay for the French and Indian War. This Act includes other goods as well, and doubles the duties on goods reshipped from England.
  • 1764 – The Currency Act forbids the issuing any legal tender paper money.
  • 1764 – A one hundred ton brigantine called the Sally set off from Providence, Rhode Island, to West Africa. The ship was owned by Nicholas Brown and Company. A merchant firm of four brothers Nicholas, John, Joseph and Moses Brown. Of the 196 Africans purchased by ship’s master, Esek Hopkins, over 109 died by suicide, starvation, disease and failed insurrection.
  • 1765 – The Stamp Act imposed a direct tax, by passing local government, and going to England. This applied to all printed materials.
  • 1765 – The Quartering Act meant that the colonists must house and feed British troops.
  • 1765 – On May 29, Patrick Henry condemns the Stamp Act in Virginia’s House of Burgesses. It during this speech that it is said, Henry responses to cries of “Treason” by saying, “If this be treason, make the most of it. ”
  • 1765 – The Sons of Liberty use violence to stop British agents, and stop merchants from buying British goods.
  • 1765 – A mob attacks the home of Thomas Hutchinson, Chief Justice of Massachusetts. The family escapes.
  • 1765 – The Stamp Act Congress sends King George III a resolution, which requests the repeal of the Acts of 1764 and 1765.
  • 1766 – New York refuses to comply with the Quartering Act.
  • 1766 – On February 11, The Stamp Act was condemned as unconstitutional by the colony of Virginia.
  • 1766 – Governor William Franklin of New Jersey signs the charter for Queen’s College in honor of England’s Queen Charlotte. The school began in 1771, at the Sign of the Red Lion Tavern at the corner of Albany and Neilson Streets.
  • 1766 – England repeals the Stamp Act. That same day, The Declaratory Act states that Britain has the to legislate any laws governing the American Colonies in all cases, whatsoever.
  • 1766 –Violence breaks out over the Quartering Act. The New York Legislature is suspended by the crown.
  • 1766 – Connecticut Governor Thomas Finch, who was accepting of the Stamp Act, loses to new Governor William Pitkin.
  • 1767 – Thomas and Samuel Green start a Newspaper which becomes the New Haven Journal-Courier.
  • 1767 – On March 15, Andrew Jackson is born in Waxhaw, South Carolina. He is a hero of the War of 1812, an Indian fighter, a Tennessee Attorney, and the seventh President of the United States of America.
  • 1767 – England passes the Revenue Act. This act imposes a tax on even more imports. Boston and other colonists decide to boycott these goods.
  • 1767 –The Townshend Acts put duties on the importation on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea,among other goods. This leads to a boycott of English products.
  • 1768 –The Revenue Act is repealed.
  • 1768 –Two English regiments land in Boston.
  • 1768 – Thomas Jefferson, becomes a member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia.
  • 1769 – New Jersey, Rhode Island and North Carolina join the boycott of English goods.
  • 1769 – San Diego, California is founded by Friar Juniper Serra of the Franciscan Order.
  • 1769 – Connecticut takes control over the Susquehanna Company territory in Northern Pennsylvania.
  • 1769 – Rhode Island settlers burn the British ship Liberty at Newport. One of the first acts of rebellion in the American Colonies.
  • 1770 – Population of the American Colonies has risen to 2,210,000.
  • 1770 – The Boston Massacre happens when a mob harasses British troops, who fire on the crowd. 5 are dead. 6 are wounded. Governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson withdraws British troop, at Samuel Adams insistence. British Capt. Thomas Preston is arrested with 8 of his men and charged with murder.
  • 1770 – British repeal the Townshend Acts except for the one on tea.
  • 1770 – On August 1, William Clark is born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He and Meriwether Lewis leadthe Corps of Discovery to explore the west, at the direction of President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803.
  • 1770 – Boston Massacre Trial with Colonial lawyers John Adams and Josiah Quincy defending Capt. Preston and the others, who were all acquitted. 2 others were found guilty of manslaughter,branded and released.
  • 1771 – Mark Catesby writes, “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. ”His Work is printed in London. It took Catesby almost thirty years to write and and compile all the drawings from his own hand.
  • 1772 – Colonists attack British schooner, the Gaspee, after it runs aground. They set the crew ashore, and burn the ship. The offenders were to be sent to England. This inflamed the colonists.
  • 1773 – The first Museum on the North American Continent is founded in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1773 – February 9, William Henry Harrison is born. Harrison becomes the 9th president of the United States. He had the shortest term of any of the presidents, one month.
  • 1773 – Virginia House of Burgesses appoints a committee to communicate with other colonies about common complaints against the British. Committee members include:Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and Richard Henry Lee. Other colonies follow suit.
  • 1773 – The Tea Act takes effect. It gives the British East India Company a monopoly by allowing itto sell directly to agents, and underselling American merchants. The company is allowed to ship half a million pounds of tea to chosen agents.
  • 1773 – A huge crowd comes to hear Samuel Adams tells them of Governor Thomas Hutchinson’s order, that the tea tax be paid before the ship leaves the harbor. That night colonists, dressed as Mohawk Indians dump the tea overboard. This is known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • 1773 – John Randolph, a state representative from Virginia, says of Edward Livingston, a later mayor of New York, a senator from Louisiana and United States Secretary of State, that he “shines and stinks like a mackerel by moonlight. ”
  • 1774 – The English pass the Coercive Acts, called the Intolerable Acts by colonists. This is because of the rebellion. The Boston Port Bill closes commercial shipping in Boston, until the tea and the tax on the tea are paid.
  • 1774 – Boston boycotts British imports. General Thomas Gage and 4 regiments of British troops institute military rule in Massachusetts, replacing Governor Hutchinson.
  • 1774 – The English pass more Coercive Acts. The Massachusetts Regulating Act and the Government Act. This ended self-rule by the colonists. Political power controlled by the Royal governor, not the colonists. The Administration of Justice Act protects royal officials from being suedin colonial courts. The Quebec Act meant that Canada controlled territories claimed by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Virginia.
  • 1774 – A new version of the 1765 Quartering Act is passed, requiring the colonies to house British troops in homes, taverns and unoccupied buildings. Governor Gage seizes the colonies’ arsenal of weapons at Charlestown.
  • 1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first colony to prohibit the importation of slaves.
  • 1774 – The Census is taken in Rhode Island with a population of 57,707.
  • 1774 – The First Continental Congress meets in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, with 56 delegates from every colony except Georgia.
  • 1774 – Connecticut sends Silas Deane, Eliphiat Dyer and Roger Sherman as representatives to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – Delaware sends Thomas McKean, George Read and Caesar Rodney to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – Maryland sends Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsborough, Thomas Johnson, William Paca and Matthew Tilghman to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – Massachusetts Bay sends John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Cushing and Robert Treat Paine to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – New Hampshire sends Nathaniel Folsom and John Sullivan to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – New Jersey sends Stephen Crane, John De Hart, James Kinsey, William Livingston and Richard Smith to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – New York sends John Alsop, Simon Boerum, James Duane, William Floyd, John Jay, Philip Livingston, Isaac Low and Henry Wisner to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – North Carolina sends Richard Caswell, Joseph Hewes and William Hooper to the Firs Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – Pennsylvania sends Edward Biddle, John Dickinson, Joseph Galloway, Charles Humphreys, Thomas Miffin, John Morton and George Ross to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – Rhode Island sends Stephen Hopkins and Samuel Ward to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – South Carolina sends Christopher Gadsden, Thomas Lynch, Jr. , Henry Middleton, Edward Rutledge and John Rutledge to the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – May 28, Virginia sends Richard Bland, Benjamin Harrison, Patrick Henry, Richard henry Lee, Edmund Pendleton, Peyton Randolph and George Washington to the First ContinentalCongress.
  • 1774 – Peyton Randolph is elected President of the First Continental Congress.
  • 1774 – On August 18, Meriwether Lewis is born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He and William Clark lead the Corps of Discovery to explore the West, at the direction of President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803.
  • 1774 – The Congress says the Coercive Acts are not to be obeyed. It asks for the formation of local militias. A Declaration and Resolves is passed opposing the Coercive Acts, the Quebec Act and other measures which limit self-rule. The colonists speak of rights to “life, liberty and property”. The Congress agree to a Continental Association, which will boycott British imports, place an embargo on exports to England and end the slave trade.
  • 1774 – On October 14, Patrick Henry, speaking of his love of country says, “I am not a Virginian, but an American.
  • 1774 – Thomas Jefferson, writes a “Summary View of the Rights of British America. ”He then retires from his law practice.
  • 1775 – The first Chamber of Commerce on the North American Continent is founded in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1775 – January 11, Francis Salvador becomes the first Jewish person elected to public office in South Carolina and all of North America.
  • 1775 – In Cambridge, MA. , a colonial congress, which included John Hancock and Joseph Warren, began to prepare for war. England declares Massachusetts, in a state of rebellion. In Virginia, Patrick Henry makes a speech against England ending in “Give me liberty, or give me death”.
  • 1775 – The New England Restraining Act requires New England to trade with Britain only, and banned fishing in the North Atlantic.
  • 1775 – Massachusetts Governor Gage is ordered to enforce the Coercive Acts on the colonist by any means needed.
  • 1775 – General and Governor Gage ordered 700 British troops to Concord destroy the Colonists’ weapons. Paul Revere, William Dawes and many others were sent out from Boston to Lexington, and other places. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were at Lexington. These men tried to warn as many colonists as possible on the night of April 18, 1775.
  • 1775 – April 19, 70 of the Massachusetts militia stand at Lexington to face the British. The “shot heard around the world”, rang out, which begins the American Revolution. No one knows who fired the first shot. The British return fire; then charge with bayonets, which leaves eight colonists dead and ten wounded. The British, then destroy the weapons. Another incident occurred at the North Bridge in Concord; a British platoon was attacked. This resulted in more casualties. The British, then retreat to Boston, suffering about 250 casualties by rebels along the way. The news of these events spread quickly through the colonies.
  • 1775 – The Provincial Congress of Massachusetts orders an army be assembled. 13,600 volunteers answer the call. They begin a year long siege of Boston, controlled by the British.
  • 1776 – Rhode Island becomes the first colony to declare its independence from Great Britain on May 4.

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