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  • Start Date: Oct 7 1776
  • End Date: Dec 21 1776
  • Notes: The delegates elected to serve in the convention of May 1776 were members of this session. There were numerous changes caused by death, resignation, acceptance of new offices, and sickness.
  • Journal Link: https://archive.org/details/journalofhouseof1776virg/page/n6
  • Speaker: Edmund Pendleton
  • Clerk: John Tazewell
    George Wythe
Name Locality Committees
William Acrill Charles City Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Richard Adams/Adam Henrico Public Claims
Religion
Garland Anderson Hanover Public Claims
Religion
Jesse Ball Lancaster
John Banister Dinwiddie Privileges & Elections
Edmund Berkeley Middlesex
Abraham Bird Dunmore Propositions and Grievances
Richard Bland Prince George Privileges & Elections
Religion
Trade
John Bolling Chesterfield Propositions and Grievances
William Booker Prince Edward Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
John Bowyer Botetourt Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
Carter Braxton King William Religion (Chair)
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
William Brent Stafford Privileges & Elections
Religion
Trade
Cuthbert Bullitt Prince William
Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Lewis Burwell Gloucester Privileges & Elections
Religion
John Cabell Buckingham Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Joseph Cabell Amherst Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Arthur Campbell Fincastle Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Charles Carter Stafford Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Archibald Cary Chesterfield
Richard Cary Warwick Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Religion
Wilson Miles Cary Elizabeth City Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Josias/Josiah Clapham Loudoun Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
William Clayton New Kent Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Allen Cocke Surry Privileges & Elections
Thomas Coleman King and Queen Propositions and Grievances
Religion
William Cowper Nansemond Privileges & Elections
John Cralle Jr. Northumberland Privileges & Elections
William Roscow Wilson Curle Norfolk Borough Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Birkett Davenport Culpeper Public Claims
Dudley Digges York Religion
William Digges York Propositions and Grievances
James Edmondson Essex Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Jesse Ewell Prince William Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
Lodowick Farmer Lunenberg Privileges & Elections
Nicholas Faulcon Jr. Surry Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
William Fitzhugh King George Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Tarlton Fleming Goochland Propositions and Grievances
William Fleming Cumberland Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Public Claims
Religion
Charles Fulgham Isle of Wight Public Claims
David Garland Lunenberg Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Henry Gee Sussex Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Matthew Godfrey Norfolk County Propositions and Grievances
Trade
Bennett Goode Mecklenberg Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
James Gordon Lancaster Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
Edwin Gray Southampton Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Corbin Griffin York Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Trade
Benjamin Harrison V Charles City Propositions and Grievances (Chair)
Privileges & Elections
Religion
John Harvie West Augusta Propositions and Grievances
Samuel Harwood Charles City Privileges & Elections
William Harwood Warwick Propositions and Grievances
Religion
James Henry Accomack Courts
Privileges and Elections
Patrick Henry Jr. Hanover County
Abraham/Abram Hite Hampshire
Thomas Hite Berkeley
Thomas Jefferson Albemarle Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Thomas Johnson Louisa Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Joseph Jones King George Courts of Justice (Chair)
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Gray Judkins Sussex Public Claims
Rodham Kenner Northumberland Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Henry King Elizabeth City Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Benjamin Lankford Pittsylvania Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Richard Henry Lee Westmoreland Public Claims (Chair)
Privileges & Elections
Religion
Trade
Charles Lewis Albemarle Religion
Thomas Lewis Augusta Privileges & Elections
Patrick Lockhart Botetourt Public Claims
Charles Lynch Bedford Propositions and Grievances
George Lyne King and Queen
William Lyne King and Queen Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Religion
Frederick Maclin Brunswick Propositions and Grievances
James Madison Jr. Orange Privileges & Elections
Religion
George Mason Fairfax Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
John Mayo Cumberland Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Charles McCarty Richmond County Privileges & Elections
Samuel McDowell Augusta Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
James Mercer Hampshire Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
George Meriwether Louisa Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Religion
James Montague Middlesex Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
William Moore Orange Privileges & Elections
Religion
Hudson Muse Richmond County Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Religion
Thomas Nelson Jr. York Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Robert Carter Nicholas James City County Privileges & Elections (Chair)
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
William Norvell James City County Propositions and Grievances
Religions
Mann Page Jr. Spotsylvania Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Mann Page Jr. (III) Gloucester Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Charles Patteson Buckingham Propositions and Grievances
Edmund Pendleton Caroline
Philip Pendleton Berkeley Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Gabriel Penn Amherst Propositions and Grievances
Francis Peyton Loudoun Public Claims
Martin Pickett Fauquier Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Peter Poythress Prince George Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
Joseph Prentis Williamsburg Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Thomas Read Charlotte Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Willis Riddick Nansemond Privileges & Elections
William Robinson Princess Anne Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Edmund Ruffin Jr. Prince George
Armistead Russell New Kent Public Claims
William Russell Fincastle Propositions and Grievances
George Savage Northampton Privileges & Elections
Nathaniel Littleton Savage Northampton Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
James Scott Fauquier Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
Charles Simms West Augusta Public Claims
Southey Simpson Accomack Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Meriwether Smith Essex Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
Joseph Speed Mecklenberg Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Bolling Starke Dinwiddie Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Religion
French Strother Culpeper Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
John Syme Hanover Propositions and Grievances
Religion
John Tabb Amelia
John Talbot Bedford Courts of Justice
Public Claims
Religions
Henry Taylor Southampton Privileges & Elections
James Taylor Orange Privileges & Elections
James Taylor Caroline Religion
Richard Squire Taylor King William Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Henry Tazewell Brunswick Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Nathaniel Terry Halifax Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
George Thornton Spotsylvania Privileges & Elections
Public Claims
John Thoroughgood Jr. Princess Anne Privileges & Elections
John Tipton Dunmore Propositions and Grievances
John Augustine Washington Westmoreland Privileges and Elections
Religion
Benjamin Watkins Chesterfield Public Claims
Micajah Watkins Halifax Propositions and Grievances
William Watts Prince Edward Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Religion
John West Jr. Fairfax Propositions and Grievances
Nathaniel Wilkinson Henrico Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Robert Williams Pittsylvania Courts of Justice
Privileges & Elections
Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
John S. Willis Isle of Wight Religion
John Scarsbrook Wills Isle of Wight Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
John Wilson Norfolk County Propositions and Grievances
Public Claims
Religion
Trade
John Winn Amelia
James Wood Frederick Propositions and Grievances
Religion
John Woodson Goochland Courts of Justice
Propositions and Grievances
Isaac Zane Frederick

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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