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  • Full Name: James Minge
  • Served: 1674 - 1676
  • Bio Information: JAMES MINGE probably was the son of the Reverend James Minge, who had come to Virginia about 1650. Minge was active as a surveyor from the 1670s to his death, and served as clerk of Charles City County from as early as 1672 to as late as 1698. Minge became clerk of the House of Burgesses in 1674 after Henry Randolph had died, and continued as clerk through the assembly of 1676. He represented Charles City County at the assemblies of 1680-1682 and 1684, and was appointed deputy surveyor general by Philip Ludwell, Sr., in 1690. Minge died about 1710.

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