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John Chiswell

Member From: 1742 - 1758

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  • Death Date: October 15, 1766
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Randolph
  • Children: unknown
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  • Additional Info: ​John Chiswell was the son of Charles Chiswell.
    Elizabeth Randolph was the daughter of William "Councillor" Randolph (1681 - 1742) and his wife Elizabeth Beverley (daughter of Peter Beverley, 1668 - 1728).
    John Chiswell and Elizabeth Randolph married on May 19, 1736.  Elizabeth was born October 24, 1715 and died in February of 1776.
    John Chiswell killed Robert Rutledge, a Scot, in a political quarrel. While on trial for his life, John Chiswell committed suicide in 1766.
    1752-1755 Assembly- Prior to the 1752 session, John Chiswell and John Syme were declared not duly elected. A new election resulted in the return of Chiswell and Henry Robinson.
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1742-1747 Hanover Propositions and Grievances
1748-1749 Hanover Propositions and Grievances
1752-1755 Hanover Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1756-1758 Williamsburg Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances

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