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Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold

military officer
Skillful military strategist who defected and joined the loyalists in 1779.

Catherine Blaikley

Catherine Blaikley

midwife
A midwife who delivered 3,000 babies.

William Byrd III

William Byrd III

statesman, military officer
A gentry man whose gambling habits led to lifetime of debt.

Robert Carter

Robert Carter

statesman, planter
This religious enthusiast emancipated 500 slaves.

Christiana Campbell

Christiana Campbell

Proprietor
Tavern keeper and slave owner.

Richard Charlton

Richard Charlton

merchant
Owner of Charlton's coffeehouse and wigmaker.

Sarah "Sally" Charlton

Sarah "Sally" Charlton

housewife
Wife of Richard Charlton.

Francis Fauquier

Francis Fauquier

governor
Lieutenant governor of Virginia for 10 years.

Anne Geddy

Anne Geddy

housewife, businesswoman
Wife of James Geddy Sr.

James Geddy Jr.

James Geddy Jr.

silversmith
Williamsburg's best-known colonial silversmith.

John Greenhow

John Greenhow

merchant
Merchant with store on Duke of Gloucester St.

Grissell Hay

Grissell Hay

housewife, proprietor
Wife of the apothecary Peter Hay.

Samuel Henley

Samuel Henley

priest, professor
British-born professor of moral philosophy at the College of William and Mary.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

statesman, lawyer, planter
Lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in virtually every aspect of the founding of America.

William Holt

William Holt

merchant
Merchant, entrepreneur, and landowner in Williamsburg, Yorktown, and James City County.

Alexander Hoy

Alexander Hoy

carpenter
A Williamsburg carpenter who fell into debt, and enlisted in the Army in 1776.

Barbara Hoy

Barbara Hoy

housewife
Wife of Alexander Hoy, a resourceful woman who struggled to support her family.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

statesman, lawyer, planter
Scholar, governor of Virginia, writer of the Declaration of Independence, and considered one of the founding fathers.

Marquis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette

military officer
At 19 years old, this Frenchman's passion and skill helped win the American Revolution.

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

statesman, lawyer, planter
Planter who was a defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act.

George Mercer

George Mercer

military officer, surveyor
Surveyor, military officer, and for a brief time, stamp collector for the colonies of Maryland and Virginia.

Lord Dunmore, John Murray

Lord Dunmore, John Murray

governor
Fourth Earl of Dunmore

Lady Dunmore, Charlotte Murray

Lady Dunmore, Charlotte Murray

housewife, countess
A countess renowned for grace and charm.

Edmund Pendleton

Edmund Pendleton

lawyer, statesman
Moderate political views guide a lifetime of public service.

Alexander Purdie

Alexander Purdie

printer
Public printer and postmaster.

Robert Carter Nicholas

Robert Carter Nicholas

lawyer, statesman
Lawyer who introduced day of fasting, humiliation and prayer in sympathy with embargoed Boston.

Peter Pelham

Peter Pelham

organist, gaolkeeper
Musician and keeper of the Public Gaol.

Annabelle Powell

Annabelle Powell

housewife
Wife of Benjamin Powell.

Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

builder, planter, statesman
A successful builder in colonial Williamsburg.

Ariana Jenings Randolph

Ariana Jenings Randolph

housewife
Wife of John "The Tory" Randolph.

Edmund Randolph

Edmund Randolph

lawyer, statesman, military aide-de-camp
Son of John "The Tory" Randolph, joined the American army and served as aide-de-camp to General George Washington.

Elizabeth (Betty) Harrison Randolph

Elizabeth (Betty) Harrison Randolph

housewife
Wife of Peyton Randolph.

Sir John Randolph

Sir John Randolph

statesman, lawyer
Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and Attorney General for the Virginia colony.

John "The Tory" Randolph

John "The Tory" Randolph

statesman, lawyer
Son of Sir John Randolph, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, Attorney General for the Virginia colony and loyalist.

Peyton Randolph

Peyton Randolph

statesman, lawyer
Revolutionary leader, Attorney General of Virginia Colony, and chairman of the first and second Continental Congress.

Lady Susannah Beverley Randolph

Lady Susannah Beverley Randolph

housewife
Wife of Sir John Randolph

Susannah Beverley Randolph

Susannah Beverley Randolph

housewife
Daughter of John "The Tory" Randolph.

John Robinson

statesman, planter
Planter, delegate, and speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

St. George Tucker

St. George Tucker

lawyer, statesman
Lawyer, trader, inventor, scholar, professor, judge, essayist, poet, gardener, and stargazer.

Ann Wager

Ann Wager

teacher
Governess to the Burwell children at Carter's Grove, then appointed mistress of the Bray School, a school for African American children in Williamsburg.

Benjamin Waller

Benjamin Waller

lawyer, developer
Lawyer, civil servant, community leader, and land developer.

George Washington

George Washington

statesman, military officer
Considered one of the founding fathers, a general in the Virginia militia, and first president of the United States of America.

Martha Washington

Martha Washington

housewife
Wife of George Washington.

George Wythe

George Wythe

lawyer, statesman
First Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence, framer of the federal Constitution, and instrumental in the design of the seal of Virginia.




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