Author: John Lightfoot


A Memoriall Concerning the Mal-administrations of His Excellency Francis Nicholson, Esqr., Her Ma’ties Lieut. and Governour Generall of Virginia (1703)

In May 1703, six members of the governor’s Council— John Lightfoot, Matthew Page, Benjamin Harrison, Robert “King” Carter, James Blair, and Philip Ludwell—sent to the Crown the following list of grievances against Virginia governor Francis Nicholson. In April 1705 the Crown dismissed Nicholson, replacing him with Colonel Edward Nott. Some contractions have been expanded.