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John Banister (lawyer)

John Banister (December 26, 1734 – September 30, 1788) was an American lawyer and an American Revolutionary War patriot from Petersburg, Virginia. The son of John Banister and grandson of John Banister, the naturalist, he was educated at Middle Temple in London, England, admitted on September 27, 1753. He was a member of the Virginia Convention in 1776. He also served in the House of Burgesses (1765–1775, 1777), the Continental Congress (1778 – 1779) as a delegate, where he was a framer of and signed the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia House of Delegates (1776–1777, 1781–1783).

During the

  • "Battersea"National Register of Historic Places, Registration form for (PDF). 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  • John Banister at Find a Grave

External links

  • Johnson, Allen, ed. Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.
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  5. ^ "A List of Tithes & Taxable Property taken by Dun [Duncan] Rose Gent the 10th day of April, 1782 for Dinwiddie County". The William and Mary Quarterly 26 (3): 196–201. January 1918.  
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Banister is buried in the family plot at Hatcher's Run, the family estate in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.[6]

In 1782 Banister was listed in Dinwiddie County records with three free males, 46 Negros adults, 42 Negros under age, 28 horses, 126 cattle and one chairiott; Francis and Abram Ford were listed as 'overseer'.[5]

[4] style. A notable feature of the interior is a Chinese style staircase.Palladian, was built in 1768 in a five-part Battersea Banister's urban villa in Petersburg, [3][2] topic).Richard Bland (see also the Theodorick Bland Colonel and the sister of Theodorick Bland of Cawsons. He was well informed on current affairs and an established writer. Banister was married three times. His first was to Elizabeth Munford in 1755, and his marriage was to Elizabeth "Patsy" Bland, the daughter of Petersburg, Virginia Phillips would commonly stop at his home in Battersea, in General In 1781 he aided in supplying his militia and in repelling the British from his state. Much of his personal property was lost. British forces under [1]

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