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George Gilmer, Sr.

Death: Jan 15, 1757

Birthplace: Edinburgh

Nationality: United Kingdom

George Gilmer, Sr.

Date of Death : Jan 15, 1757
Birth Place : Edinburgh

Dr. George Gilmer served as mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1746 to 1747. Gilmer was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1700. He studied medicine at the Edinburgh University. In 1731, Dr. Gilmer emigrated to Virginia, settling in Williamsburg. In the mid-1730s, Gilmer owned and ran an apothecary in Williamsburg as well as owning several lots. He married three times. He first married a Miss Ridgeway and secondly Mary Peachy Walker. His third wife, Harrison Blair, was the daughter of Archibald Blair. Gilmer died in Virginia on January 15, 1757. Dr. George Gilmer was the great grandfather of both George Rockingham Gilmer of Georgia and Thomas Walker Gilmer of Virginia.

Also known as

  • George Gilmer
  • Mayor George Gilmer, Sr.


  • James Blair
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