Date Thesis Awarded

5-2010

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

James P. Whittenburg

Committee Member

Paul W. Mapp

Committee Member

Adam Potkay

Abstract

This study of twelve men listed as justices of the peace for late-seventeenth-century Isle of Wight County, Virginia looks at the justices as an emerging native social elite, examining their wealth, family connections, and status within the community. While the county's elite was in most ways very similar to the gentry in the rest of colonial Virginia, a strong Quaker presence in Isle of Wight County reached up even into the ranks of the justices, differentiating them from the conventional conception of colonial Virginia's gentry class.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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