William Roscoe Wilson Curle, August 30, 1779-February 7, 1782

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Born, date unknown, probably in Elizabeth City County, Virginia.
Died by February 7, 1782 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly to the Court of Admiralty on June 17, 1779 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, Court of Admiralty, 1779-1782

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Norfolk, Virginia
Representative, Norfolk Borough Common Council, 1772
Member and chair, Elizabeth City County-Hampton Town Joint Committee, 1774
Delegate, Virginia Convention, 1776
Virginia state delegate, 1776-1779

Military service:
Revolutionary War (Elizabeth City County militia)

Further reading/Research collections

Thomas M. Costa, “William Roscoe Wilson Curle (?-1782),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998), 606. For Curle’s election to the Court of Admiralty, Costa cites the Court of Appeals Order Book, 1:1, RG 100, Library of Virginia; for his appointment to the Court of Appeals, he cites the Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, May 1779 Session, 54.