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William Byrd Chamberlayne

Member From: 1816 - 1821

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  • Birth Date: 1789 Birth Place:King William County, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Ann Williamson Mosby — married November 1804 in Henrico County
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  • Military Service: In the War of 1812, he served as a Captain of the 1st Virginia Regiment, and was stationed during the latter months of 1814 at Bottom's Bridge under the command of Brigadier General William Chamberlayne of New Kent, his first cousin, once removed, who was some 20-25 years older than he.
  • Occupation/Profession: Lawyer
  • Additional Info: At least five children, although his "family papers," which we presume he compiled, list only the three still surviving at the time. The couple's first two children died in early adulthood. The oldest, Rebecca, born in 1807 and died in 1829. The next was William Mosby, who was born in 1809 and lived until 1838. Another son, Edwin Harvie, was born in 1816, was a merchant in Richmond, and lived until 1885. His first cousin, William Chamberlayne represented New Kent in the House of Delegates (1801-02)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1816-1817 Henrico Courts of Justice
1817-1818 Henrico Courts of Justice
Executive Expenditures
Treasurer's Accounts
1819-1820 Henrico Penitentiary (Chair)
Courts of Justice
1820-1821 Henrico Penitentiary (Chair)
Courts of Justice
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