Hugh Holmes Records

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/85. Revised by staff 12/19.

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EXTENT: 2 volumes

DATE:  1786-1806

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: The Genealogical Society of Utah digitized this collection in 2007 [GSU disc 008-003]. Not available online.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:  The Hugh Holmes Records contains mathematical equations, philosophy notes, accounts from 1786 to 1794, and an account book kept by Holmes between 1798 and 1806.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Hugh Holmes was born on November 8, 1768, in York County, Pennsylvania to Joseph Holmes and Rebecca Hunter. His family moved to Frederick County, Virginia some time before 1775. Holmes studied law and became a prominent attorney in Winchester as well as taking up a career in local and state politics. Holmes served as 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 until 1799. He represented Frederick County from 1802 to 1806, and served as Speaker of the House of Delegates from 1803 to 1805.

Holmes married Elizabeth Briscoe on December 20, 1791. Judge Holmes died on Jan. 19, 1825, and was buried in Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery and reinterred in Mt. Hebron Cemetery 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.




Mathematical equations, philosophy notes, and accounts, 1786-1794, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 21 cm

Account book, 1798-1806, 1 volume (approximately 440 pages) ; 32 cm