Burgesses

Some articles on burgesses:

Samuel Matthews
... to Virginia Colony in 1622 and was chosen as governor by the House of Burgesses in 1656 ... In April 1658, mainly to signal their displeasure with Oliver Cromwell, the Burgesses ceremonially dismissed him and reelected him in a single Act ... English Restoration, Matthews died in office, and the Burgesses at that point simply reinstated the former Royalist Governor, William Berkeley by unanimous vote ...
Ancient Borough - Anglo-Saxon Burhs - Legal and Administrative Roles
... of (generally twelve) " lawmen," in other towns probably by a group of aldermen, senior burgesses, with military and police authority, whose office was in some cases ... increased by the liberty which some burgesses enjoyed to "commend" themselves to a lord of their own choosing, promising to that lord suit and service and ... Over these burgesses the lords could claim jurisdictional rights, and these were in some cases increased by royal grants of special rights within certain sokes ...
Two Penny Act
... The colony's councilors had approved and with the House of Burgesses, convinced Francis Fauquier, the royal governor, to allow the act to go into effect ... country were intent upon it, and both the Council and the House of Burgesses were almost unanimous in their pressing it ... it, I must have despaired ever gaining any Influence either in the Council or House of Burgesses." ...
Bossiney (UK Parliament Constituency) - History
... to vote was vested in the Mayor and freemen of the borough, collectively called the burgesses the freedom of the borough was hereditary, passing to the eldest son of any burgess possessing ... The number of burgesses was always small, with only 25 being entitled to vote in 1831 ... habitually secured their interests by obtaining for the burgesses lucrative appointments in the customs-house at Padstow ...
List Of Members Of The Virginia House Of Burgesses
... a partial list of members of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1619 to 1775 ... or planned articles below to distinguish members of the Virginia House of Burgesses from other persons with the same name ... Two burgesses of the same name are distinguished by showing the first year served in the assembly after the word "burgess" in the link ...