Nelson, Thomas

Nelson, Thomas,

1738–89, American Revolutionary general, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Yorktown, Va. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1775–77, 1779), commander (1777–81) of the Virginia militia in the Revolution, and governor (1781) of the state. Nelson lost his fortune aiding the Revolutionary cause and died impoverished.


See E. G. Evans, The Nelsons (1957).

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(Back, from left), coach Ron Barker, Arjun Bath, George Ball, Matthew Nelson, Arjan Basra, Rory Kenney-Herbert, William Druiett, Simran Bansal, James Searle, Jacob Rowan, coach Paul Horgan; (front), coach Marco Higgins, Harvey Burke, Curtis Carvell, Simarpreet Dyal, Ben Clark, Matthew Naylor, Bradley Curtis, Mitchell Leybourne, Ben Ellis, Luton Stonier, Matthew Blaylock.; UNDER-10s DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (Back, from left), coach Jamie Marsh, Lewis Proctor, Arjan Basra, Nick Payne, Greg Checklin, Jamie O'Hara, Hamza Khan, George Carter, Glen Foulkes, Aksa Khan, Thomas Hall, coach Marco Higgins; (front), Ben Green, Adam Bristow, George Lilley, Toby Palmer, Harvey Burke, Ford Collins, Jack McCarthy, Yaseen Khan, Adam Lynskey, James Nelson, Thomas Wall, Tarandeep Toor.
OUT: Stuart Nelson, Thomas Pinault, Adam Griffiths, Lloyd Owusu, Neil Shipperley, Joe Keith, Calum Willock, Nathan Abbey, Jo Kuffour, Alex Rhodes, Andy Frampton
In the meantime, Nelson, Thomas and McLane are staying focused on their mission.
Middleton, Arthur Rutledge, Edward Virginia Braxton, Carter Harrison, Benjamin Jefferson, Thomas Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Richard Henry Nelson, Thomas, Jr.
All I would say is that Hamed has performed at his best in the past when he has been surrounded by his posse of pals from Sheffield, including young Ryan Rhodes, Johnny Nelson, Thomas Bradley, Clifton Mitchell and Kevin Adamson.
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