Correction to the Statutes at Large

Hening’s Statutes at Large, Volume 1, page 373 contains the following snippet:

The names of the Burgesses for the severall Plantations, November the 25th, 1652

Isle of Wight County −−− Mr. Charles Reynolds.

ReynoldsChristopher1652Burgessimg710Mr. Hening misread the name.

Here is the original page (found among the papers of Thomas Jefferson) which Mr. Hening transcribed. Armed with the knowledge that Christopher Reynolds was living in Isle of Wight at the time, it is clear that the name written in the original document is Chr: and not Chas:

Click on the image to view it full size.