First Freeborn Afro-Englishman is Born
William Tucker, son of African Anthony Johnson is the first recorded Afro-Englishman born in Virginia. He is a freeborn Englishman by law.
Virginia Colonial Charter Revoked
Virginia’s colonial charter is revoked. Virginia becomes a royal colony. Virginia’s legislative assembly is bicameral. All colonial statutes requires the assent of the King. Colonial government is answerable to the monarch’s privy council whose then answerable to His Majesty’s Court of the King’s Bench.