Joseph Nicolson 1740 VA, notary public register
Article from the "Virginia Gazette"
At an Ordination Special held on Sunday the fourteenth day of September 1740 in the chapel at Rose Castle in the County of Cumberland, by the right reverend Father in God George by divine permission Lord Bishop of Carlisle in the presence of me Joseph Nicolson Notary public Register of Carlisle aforesaid Thomas Dawson of the College of William and Mary in Virginia was admitted into the holy order of Deacon and had Letters Testimonial thereof under the said Lord Bishop's Episcopal Seal.
An exactly similar entry records that Thomas Dawson was admitted priest on Sunday, 21 September, 1740, at a special ordination held in the same place.
The Bishop of Carlisle in 1740 was Dr. George Fleming.
It will be observed that Thomas Dawson was ordained deacon and priest on two successive Sundays.Such a course at that time was infrequent, but not without precedent.
Yours very truly,
Dr. Lyon G. Tyler, M.A. LL.D
Not a relative of mine. thought someone might like this.I copied it from the William and Mary Quarterly, Vol 11, No 2 (Oct 1902) pg 93-98