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

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

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

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

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1619 to 1660 | Live as Free People

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