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Robert Carter Nicholas

Robert Carter Nicholas, American colonial official. member Committee of Correspondence, 1773; member Virginia House of Delegates, 1777-1779.

Background

  • Nicholas, Robert Carter was born on January 28, 1728 in Hanover, Virginia, United States. Son of Doctor George and Elizabeth (Carter) Burwell Nicholas.

  • Education

    • Educated College William and Mary.

    Career

    • Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1756-1777. Opposed Patrick Henry’s Stamp Act Resolves, 1765. Treasurer Virginia, 1766-1777.

      Gradually came to favor American cause in pre-Revolutionary struggle. Member Committee of Correspondence, 1773. Opposed assertion in Declaration of Independence that all men are by nature equally free and independent, but was often placed on coms. to execute resolves of patriots.

      Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1777-1779. Judge Virginia High Court Chancery, 1779.

    Membership

    Member Committee of Correspondence, 1773. Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1777-1779.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Cary, 1751, children—George, John, Wilson Cary, Philipe Norborne, Elizabeth.
    • father: Doctor George Nicholas
    • mother: Elizabeth (Carter) Burwell Nicholas
    • spouse: Anne Cary
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    Born January 28, 1728
    Died September 8, 1780
    (aged 52)
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