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Born in 1728 in Hanover County
Died in 1780 in Hanover County
Elected judge of the High Court of Chancery on April 6, 1778, and became a member, ex-officio, of the Court of Appeals when it met for the first time on August 30, 1779. Service terminated by death.
Other judicial service:
Judge, High Court of Chancery, 1778-1780
Attended the College of William and Mary, about 1745
Burgess, 1755-1761, 1766-1775
Treasurer, Colony of Virginia, 1766-1775
Delegate, Virginia Conventions, 1774-1776
State delegate, 1776-1778
Qualified on April 6, 1778, H.P. McIlwaine, editor, Journal of the Council of State v. ii, 1777-1781 (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1932), 116; attended the College of William and Mary, A Provisional List of Alumni, Grammar School Students, Members of the Faculty, and Members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia From 1693-1888, (Richmond: Division of Purchase and Printing, 1941), 30; birth, death, and career, Samuel M. Rosenblatt, “Merchant-Planter Relations in the Tobacco Consignment Trade: John Norton and Robert Carter Nicholas,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, v. 72, No. 4 (Oct. 1964), 545-470; public service, Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619-January 11, 1978: Bicentennial Register of Members (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 848. See also the sketch of Nicholas in 4 Call (8 Va.), 25.