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William Fitzhugh

Member From: 1772 - 1788

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  • Birth Date: August 24, 1741 Birth Place:King George County, Virginia
  • Death Date: June 6, 1809
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Ann Bolling Randolph (granddaughter of William Randolph II & Elizabeth Beverley) - married in 1763
  • Children: William Fitzhugh
    Mary Lee Fitzhugh
    +1 girl
  • Religion: Episcopal - Pohick Church
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  • Additional Info: William Fitzhugh was the son of Henry and Lucy Carter Fitzhugh (daughter of Robert "King" Carter).  
    In 1804, his daughter Mary, married George Washington Parke Custis the adopted grandson of George Washington.
    Mary and her husband had a daughter, Mary Ann Randolph Custis. She married Robert E. Lee in 1831. ​
  • Bio: FITZHUGH, William, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Eagles Nest, King George County, Va., August 24, 1741; pursued classical studies with private teachers; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates in 1776 and 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1780, 1781, 1787, and 1788; served in the State senate 1781-1785; died in Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Va., June 6, 1809; interment in the private cemetery on the Ravensworth estate.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Continental Congress (1779)
    Virginia Senate (1780-1785)
    Virginia Constitutional Convention (1776)
    Committee of Safety (1774-1775)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1772-1774 King George Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1775-1776 King George Propositions and Grievances
1776 King George Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
1777-1778 Stafford
1780-1781 Stafford Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
1787-1788 Stafford Commerce
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances

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