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William Presley/Presly

Member From: 1661 - 1682

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  • Additional Info: ​Son of William Presley, who represented Northumberland during the assembly of 1647-1648.
    Brother of Peter Presley, who represented Northumberland in 1676-1677, 1684 and 1691.
     William served during the long assembly of 1661-1676, but was returned to "Bacon's Assembly" in June 1676.  After the restoration of Governor Berkeley, he was again a representative and is remembered for his saying that "he believed that the governor would have hanged half the country, if they had let him alone."
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1661-1676 Northumberland Grievances
1676 Northumberland
1677 Oct Northumberland
1680-1682 Northumberland Public Claims

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