From the History of the Harvard Law School and of Early Legal Conditions in America. Vol. 1
William Parks was the owner operator of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1750). In 1733 with the help of Webb he published the first compilation of the laws of Virginia. Webb, a planter, was a Vestryman of St. Peters, and Sheriff in 1737 (typically a rotating job amongst the Justices). He also operated a ferry across the Pamunkey.