Civil Appointments, 1782-1789
Contributed by Minor Tompkins Weisiger
These Civil Appointments from the Executive Department are transcribed from the original notes and letters that have survived. They provide information of the lives and business of the residents of James City County. They are especially important where the county court records are not extant.
At a Court held for James City County March the 12th 1781
Edward Power & William Barrett Gent are by the Court recommended to his Excellency the Governor for one of them to be by him appointed Sherif of this county in the Room of Champion Travis Gent. who hath served his Years in that office
Test Ben C Waller C.C.
At a Court held for James City County Decr 9th 1782
Ordered that Robert Nicolson Gent be recommended to his Excellency the Governor & honble Council as a proper Person to be added to the Commission of the Peace for this County
B C Waller
At a Court held for James City County August the 12th 1783
Ordered that John Kirby be recommended to his Excellency the Governor and honble Council as a proper Person to be by them appointed an assistant Inspector of Tobo at the College landing and York Town Warehouses
Benj Waller C C
At a Court held for James City County October 14th 1783
William James Lewis is recommended to his Excellency the Governor & honble council to be by them appointed Inspector of Tobacco at the Warehouses at the College Landing in James City County & at York Town B C Waller C C