al thanks, not only for permitting the picture to be photographed, but for contributing to the expense of procuring the portrait which is now presented.
Those, besides the Judges of the Court of Appeals, who presented the portrait, were Prof. John P. McGuire, stepson of Mrs. Judith (Brockenbrough) McGuire, daughter of the Judge; Miss Mary M. P. Newton, great-granddaughter of the Judge; Austin and Benjamin B. Brockenbrough and Thomas C. Gordon, grandsons of Dr. Austin Brockenbrough and Frances Blake, his wife, and grandnephews of the Judge; B. Blake Minor, Jr., M. D., and Benjamin Blake Minor, Sr., a native of Tappahannock.
The galleries of the portraits of worthies of Essex and some other counties are mainly due to the efforts of Judge T. R. B. Wright.
The records of Richmond county show that the Brockenbroughs were there, from England, prior to 1701; and some of them were in Essex also at a Very early date.
Dr. John Brockenbrough, of Tappahannock, a surgeon in the Virginia