Blair, James, 1656-1743

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Henry Hartwell was a member of the Council of Virginia. James Blair was president of the College of William and Mary. Edward Chilton, served as attorney general of Virginia.

From the guide to the "An Account of the Present State and Government of Virginia, ", 1697., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Born in Scotland in 1655 or 1656. M. A. University of Edinburgh. Ordained in Church of England. Rector of parish of Cranston. Came to Virginia as rector of parish of Varina (Henrico). Commissary of Bishop of London in Virginia. First president of College of William and Mary. Served on the council of Virginia. Acting governor of Virginia. Died 1743.

From the description of Papers, 1718-1729. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 19829818

James Blair was born in Scotland. He received his master of arts from the University of Edinburgh in 1673. Ordained in Church of England. Went to Virginia. In 1689, he was apointed commissary. Minister of Jamestown Church and in 1710, rector of Bruton Parish Church. Instrumental in founding the College o f William and Mary and served as its first president. Member of the Virginia Council and served as acting governor. Blair died in 1743.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1701-1747. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 25545491

Born in Scotland in 1655 or 1656. M. A. University of Edinburgh. Ordained in the Church of England. Rector of parish of Cranston. Came to Virginia as rector of parish of Varina (Henrico). Commissary of Bishop of London in Virginia. First President of College of William and Mary. Served on council of Virginia. Acting governor of Virginia. Died 1743.

From the description of Papers, 1701-1743. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 19829739

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creatorOf Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872,. Virginia papers collected by Sir Thomas Phillipps [manuscript] 1683-1784. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Blathwayt Papers, 1680-1700 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Blair family. Papers, 1741-1792. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Blair, James, 1656-1743. Papers, ca. 1701-1747. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf "An Account of the Present State and Government of Virginia, ", 1697. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Andrews, Marietta Minnigerode, 1869-1931. Papers of Marietta Minnigerode Andrews, 1923-1927. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hartwell, Henry. An Account of ye present state and government of Virginia, 1696. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997. Papers, 1971-1977. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Blair, James, 1656-1743. Papers, 1718-1729. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Francis Nicholson Papers, 1680-1721. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Quary, Robert, fl. 1701-1703. Robert Quary reports to William Blathwayt, 1702-ca. 1703. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Custis, John, 1678-1749. Letterbook, 1717-1741. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn College of William and Mary. College of William and Mary records, 1710-1902. Library of Congress
creatorOf Blair, James, 1656-1743. Affidavit, 1704 April 25. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Land Grant to Robert Bolling, 1741 Jul 25. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Papers, 1680-1721. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Blair, James, 1656-1743. Papers, 1701-1743. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Blair, James, 1656-1743. Land grant, 1741 July 25, Williamsburg, Virginia, to Robert Bolling. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Hartwell, Henry. An account of the present state and government of Virginia, 1697. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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Birth 1656

Death 1743-04-18

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