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Born in 1728 in Hanover County, Virginia.
Died in 1780 in Hanover County, Virginia.
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.
Attended the College of William and Mary, about 1745
Other judicial service:
Judge, High Court of Chancery, 1778-1780
Burgess, Virginia House of Burgesses, 1755-1761, 1766-1775
Treasurer, Colony of Virginia, 1766-1775
Delegate, Virginia Conventions, 1774-1776
Virginia state delegate, 1776-1778
Further reading/Research collections
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.