Person:Edmund Winston (2)

Judge Edmund Winston
d.1818 Virginia
m. abt. 1730
  1. Elizabeth Louise Winston1734 - abt 1772
  2. Mary Ann Winstonabt 1735 -
  3. Judge Edmund Winstonabt 1745 - 1818
  • HJudge Edmund Winstonabt 1745 - 1818
  • WAlice Winston1753 - 1784
m. 27 October 1771
m. aft. 1799
  1. Dorothea Spotswood Winstonest 1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Judge Edmund Winston
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1745 Hanover County, Virginia
Marriage 27 October 1771 Buckingham County, Virginiato Alice Winston
Occupation[1] 23 Mar 1789 Bedford (county), Virginia, United Statesqualified as Judge of the District Courts
Marriage aft. 1799 Virginiato Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge
Death? 1818 Virginiaat Huntington Plantation
Reference Number? 47545
"During the late eighteenth century there was a small "English" church in Lynchburg, something of an oddity in the Quaker community. A one-story wooden structure, eighteen by twenty-four feet, it contained two "special" pews occupied by local worthies. One of these gentlemen was a now-forgotten Revolutionary officer, the other, Judge Edmund Winston. Judge Winston was not only a first cousin of Patrick Henry, but a longtime friend with peculiarly close associations. More than a village Hampden, Winston was an ardent Revolutionary patriot, a state legistlator, prosecuting attorney, and judge of the General Court. As early as 1781, he had earned enough local prominence for Mr. Jefferson to record in his Notes on the State of Virginia that lead from western Virginia was loaded on the boats at "Lynch's ferry, or Winston's, on James river" : and a generation later, the Judge crowned his career, for our purposes, by winning the hand of Mrs. Dorothea Dandridge Henry. ... [more]" (from Judge Edmund Winston's Memoir of Patrick Henry by Robert Douthat Meade, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 69, No. 1, Part One (Jan., 1961), pp. 28-41}

  1. Edmund Winston, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. Historical sketch of Bedford County, Virginia. 1753.

    p 20 -
    - Court held March 23rd, 1789. Edmund Winston, Esq., qualified as Judge of the District Courts according to law.
    - Court held August 27th, 1789. - The Honorable Edmund Winston came into Court and took the oath prescribed by Act of Congress entitled An Act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths.

    p 22 - LIST OF LAWYERS - The following is a list of the persons that qualified in the County Court between 1754 and 1829, inclusive, to practice as attorneys at law, and the respective dates of qualification. Courthouse at New London up to 1782.

    p 26 - Edmund Winston, June 26, 1764. Judge Superior Court of Law of Bedford County, 1809.

    p 26 - The judges of the Superior Courts of Law. of the Circuit Superior Courts of Law and Chancery, and of the Circuit Courts of Bedford County were as follows : Edmund Winston, 1809.

  2.   Edmund Winston in Will of Patrick Henry, in Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial website.

    ... I appoint my dear wife Dorothea executrix my friends Edmund Winston, Philip Payne and George D. Winston executors of this my last will revoking all others. In Witness whereof I have here-unto set my hand and seal this 20th November 1798
    P.Henry L.S.
    [sections omitted]
    ... At a Court held for Charlotte County the first day of July 1799.
    This Last Will and Testament of Patrick Henry esq. decd. With the Codicil hereto annexed was presented in Court by Edmund Winston Gentleman one of the executors therein named and there being no Witnesses to the said Will or codicil Paul Carrington senr. And Paul Carrington Junr. Gentlement, being sworn each deposed that they are well acquainted with the Testators hand writing and verily believes that the said Will and the Codicil annexed, and the name thereto subscribed are all of the Testators hand writing—Whereupon the said Will and Codicil are ordered to be Recorded—On the Motion of Dorothea Henry the executrix and the said Edmund Winston and George D. Winston two of the executors therein named who made oath according to Law Certificate is Granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form they giving security— ...