THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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April 25, 1708
Ann Walker Appeared Before the Governor's Council
A member of the Church of England, Ann Walker faced opposition from her husband, whose religious beliefs are not clear. He tried to prevent her from attending church, and he wished to direct the religious education of their children. Husband and wife both complained to the governor and Council. She asked for liberty to attend church, to pursue her religious beliefs, and to raise her children as members of the Church of England. He asked for confirmation of his authority as a father to direct the religious education of the children. Ann Walker was allowed the freedom to attend church as she wished, and George Walker was allowed to direct the religious education of the children as long as he remained a Christian and exercised his faith.