Hugh Holmes Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Hugh Holmes Records, 398 WFCHS

Scope and Content: The Hugh Holmes Records collection contains mathematical equations, philosophy notes, accounts, 1786-1794, and an account book, 1798-1806.
(2 boxes) Last updated 02/07.

Biographical/Historical: Hugh Holmes II was born on Nov. 8, 1768, in York Co., PA, to Joseph Holmes and Rebecca Hunter. Some time before 1775, he moved to Frederick Co., VA. He studied law and became a prominent attorney in Winchester. On Dec. 20, 1791, he married Elizabeth Briscoe. Holmes soon became judge of the General Court and of the Superior Court for the 9th District. In 1795, he became mayor of Winchester and the same year began representing the district in the State Senate (1795-1799). He represented Frederick County from 1802 to 1806, and was Speaker of the House of Delegates from 1803 to 1805. Judge Holmes died on Jan. 19, 1825, and was buried in Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery and reinterred in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in a mass grave in 1912.

Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

Cite As: Hugh Holmes Records, 398 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Mathematical equations, philosophy notes, and accounts, 1786-1794

Account book, 1798-1806

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

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