Richard Parker, January 4, 1788-March 5, 1789

Parker, Richard Parker
Oil on canvas, by Charles S. Forbes, circa 1910
Image courtesy Westmoreland County Circuit Court

Born in 1729 in Essex, Virginia
Died April 4, 1813 in Westmoreland, Virginia

Elected to the General Court by the General Assembly on January 4, 1788 and became a member, ex-officio, of the Court of Appeals. Service terminated by reorganization of the courts in 1788, which took effect March 5, 1789.


Other judicial service:

Judge, General Court, 1788-1813

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Westmoreland County, Virginia
King’s attorney, Westmoreland County, Virginia, circa 1775
Westmoreland County Committee of Safety

Appointed to the General Court on January 4, 1788, Thomas Jefferson Headlee, Jr., “The Virginia State Court System, 1776-,” (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1969), p. 1; resigned, 4 Call (8 Va.), 627; birth, education, and career, 4 Call (8 Va.), 627; King’s Attorney and member, Westmoreland County Committee of Safety, “The Parker Family. Of Essex, the Northern Neck, &c,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, v. 6, no. 1 (July 1898), 86-88; date of death, Enquirer, April 13, 1813, p. 3, c. 4; died at Lawfield, his home in Westmoreland County, curator, Westmoreland County Museum; portrait painted by Charles S. Forbes, of Boston and Paris, and donated by James R. Keene of New York, T.R.B. Wright, compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia: parts I and II: a Short Chapter and Bright Day in its History (Richmond, Va: Whittet & Shepperson Printers, 1912).