I love to study history and learn how it was back then, Jamestown Colony interests me a lot; probably because I discovered that my seventh grandfather was there in the 1600's , and he made into the history books, because, he was chosen to represent a group in the HOUSE of BURGESSES, whic was, I believe was the first legislative body in North America. His name was Roger Delk, sometimes spelled Delke, he was from England, and came to the Colony aboard one of Sir Walter Raleigh's ships.
PATRICK HENRY (1736-1799). American Revolutionary leader. Patrick Henry speaking out against the Stamp Act in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765. Steel engraving, American, 1856, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel.
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.
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.