Encyclopedia Virginia http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/img/EV_Logo_sm.gif Encyclopedia Virginia This is the urltopfeed http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth /Burwell_Lewis_bap_1622-c_1652 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:44:36 EST Burwell, Lewis (bap. 1622–ca. 1652) http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burwell_Lewis_bap_1622-c_1652 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:44:36 EST]]> /Associates_of_Dr_Bray Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:47:58 EST <![CDATA[Associates of Dr. Bray]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Associates_of_Dr_Bray Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:47:58 EST]]> /Burwell_Lewis_1651_or_1652-1710 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:45:43 EST <![CDATA[Burwell, Lewis (1651 or 1652–1710)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burwell_Lewis_1651_or_1652-1710 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:45:43 EST]]> /Armistead_John_fl_1650s-1690s Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:58:01 EST <![CDATA[Armistead, John (fl. 1650s–1690s)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Armistead_John_fl_1650s-1690s John Armistead was a member of the governor's Council of Virginia late in the seventeenth century. A planter in Gloucester County, he also entered into several successful business ventures. Becoming active in politics, Armistead sat on the county court and served as sheriff. He opposed the tobacco cutting riots and favored English policies put in place after Bacon's Rebellion (1676–1677). Armistead twice represented Gloucester in the House of Burgesses before the governor appointed him to the Council in 1688. Armistead relinquished his seat in 1691 when he refused to take the oaths to the new monarchs William and Mary. Although restored to his place later in the decade, Armistead did not rejoin the Council. His date of death is unknown.
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/Burwell_Robert_1720-1777 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:45:01 EST <![CDATA[Burwell, Robert (1720–1777)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burwell_Robert_1720-1777 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:45:01 EST]]> /New_Deal_in_Virginia Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:22:26 EST <![CDATA[New Deal in Virginia]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/New_Deal_in_Virginia In March 1933, the newly inaugurated president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, addressed the problems created by the Great Depression by announcing a vast array of federal programs that came to be known as the New Deal. During the first 100 days of his administration, a Democratic Congress created the "alphabet agencies" (so called because of their well-known abbreviations) to deal with unemployment, economic stagnation, low farm prices, and home and farm foreclosures.
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/Jefferson_s_Mound_Archaeological_Site Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:01:47 EST <![CDATA[Jefferson's Mound Archaeological Site]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Jefferson_s_Mound_Archaeological_Site Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:01:47 EST]]> /Blair_John_ca_1687-1771 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:27:45 EST <![CDATA[Blair, John (ca. 1687–1771)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Blair_John_ca_1687-1771 John Blair sat on the governor's Council (1745–1770), becoming its president in 1757 and serving as acting governor on four occasions. Born in Scotland, he came to Virginia as a child, living in Williamsburg and earning a degree there at the College of William and Mary, founded by his uncle, James Blair. John Blair served as deputy auditor general from 1728 until 1771, reforming and improving the procedures by which the government collected revenue. In addition, he served as York County justice of the peace (1724–1745) and as a naval officer on the James River (1727–1728). Upon the death of his father, Archibald Blair, he joined the House of Burgesses representing Jamestown (1724–1736). In 1736, he was elected as a burgess from Williamsburg, serving until 1740. He is probably the same John Blair who also served as mayor of Williamsburg in 1751. After the governor's death and in ill health himself, Blair resigned from the Council in 1770 rather than serve as acting governor a fifth time. He died in 1771.
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/Burwell_Lucy_1683-1716 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:12:20 EST <![CDATA[Burwell, Lucy (1683–1716)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burwell_Lucy_1683-1716 Lucy Burwell is best known for rejecting the fervent and sometimes menacing courtship of Governor Sir Francis Nicholson. The teenaged daughter of a key Virginia family chose to marry Edmund Berkeley, twelve years her senior, instead of the forty-five-year-old governor. Humiliated by this rejection, Nicholson taunted and threatened the Burwells and their allies among Virginia's elite. These actions, along with his attempted reforms of the colony's politics, led to a petition against Nicholson. Queen Anne ultimately removed him from office. In exercising her prerogative to choose her own husband, Burwell became a symbol of Virginia's opposition to heavy-handed rule. She bore Berkeley at least five children before her death in 1716.
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/Burwell_Lewis_d_1743 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:59:41 EST <![CDATA[Burwell, Lewis (d. 1743)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burwell_Lewis_d_1743 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:59:41 EST]]>