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Thomas Napier

Member From: 1777 - 1781

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  • Additional Info: ​Es`cheat´or n.1.(Law) An officer whose duty it is to observe what escheats have taken place, and to take charge of them. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.   es·cheat (s-cht) n. 1. Reversion of land held under feudal tenure to the manor in the absence of legal heirs or claimants. 2. Law a. Reversion of property to the state in the absence of legal heirs or claimants. b. Property that has reverted to the state when no legal heirs or claimants exist. intr. & tr.v. es·cheat·ed, es·cheat·ing, es·cheats Law To revert or cause to revert by escheat. [Middle Englisheschete, from Old French (fromescheoir, to fall out) and from Anglo-Latinescheta, both from Vulgar Latin*excadre, to fall out : Latinex-, ex- + Latincadere, to fall; seekad- in Indo-European roots.] es·cheata·ble adj. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published byHoughton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
    1779 Assembly-Thomas Napier had become an escheator, an election was ordered to fill his seat. (date unknown) See more information:
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1777-1778 Fluvanna
1778 Fluvanna Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
1779 Fluvanna
1780-1781 Fluvanna Privileges and Elections

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