Lancaster county, Virginia Rawles record sources

+7 votes
George Rawles came to America in 1635 as a surveyor for William Bennett. He is listed in various records in Lancaster county, Virginia from the 1830's to 1650's. He was supposed to be a Burgess, and was listed in Isle of Wight from the RODD POINT to the HEAD of PAGAN POINT CREEK With JOSEPH SALMONE & JOHN MILES.

 He was listed on records with William Underwood, Robert Bennett, EPPA DAWSON, FRANCIS BROWNE, Among others in the 1630's to 1650's in Lancaster county.

Question; Does anyone on wikitree capable of searching records for that area of Virginia and know what sources are available from that area?
in Genealogy Help by Bobby Rawls G2G2 (2.5k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

Hi Bobby, I hope we can help.

Can you please explain what this means?:  "He was supposed to be a Burgess"

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. The house was established by "The Virginia Company" , which created the body as part of an effort to encourage English Craftsmen to settle in North America, and to make conditions in the colony more agreeable for it's current inhabitants. Reference; Bosher, Kate (1907). "The first house of Burgesses". The North American Review. 184 (612): 733-39. {via google search hitting on, "Wikipedia"


GEORGE RAWLES apparently represented the inhabitants of LANCASTER CO., VA. from ROOD POINT to the Head of PAGAN POINT CREEK along with JOSEPH SALMONE & JOHN MILES.This in the year 1639

Reference, "William & Mary Quarterly, page 16, acts of the General assembly, Jan 6, 1639-40.

Please log in or register to answer this question.

Related questions

+2 votes
1 answer
117 views asked Sep 22, 2023 in Genealogy Help by Robyn Adair G2G6 Mach 1 (19.7k points)
+8 votes
0 answers
134 views asked Apr 9, 2016 in Genealogy Help by Bobby Rawls G2G2 (2.5k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright