Edward Chilton served asand was the coauthor of The Present State of Virginia, and the College (printed in 1727). He arrived in by 1682, when he served as a clerk for the and the General Assembly. He also acquired several thousand acres of land. In 1694 Chilton returned to England, where he became a barrister. He remained involved with Virginia affairs and testified before the about conditions in the colony in 1696. The following year Chilton, along with and Henry Hartwell, prepared a report on the colony titled The Present State of Virginia, and the College. He requested and acquired the position of Barbados’s attorney general in 1699. He died in Portsmouth, England, in 1707.