As noted in Chapter 2, family tradition says that Richard Bandy (71, 14-1)(July 8, 1722 - July 21, 1795) came from Liverpool, England and settled in Cumberland County, Virginia reportedly around 1748.
A Richard (perhaps the oldest) was imprisoned for treason in 1780 in Virginia, but was pardoned. It is not clear that he was ever tried. He, and several others, were imprisoned for taking an oath of allegiance to the King. Apparently, Richard and the others renounced their oath and were released. The pardon noted that there were no charges of "any overt act criminal by law".[i]
[i]Laws of Virginia, Chapter II. p. 324. October 5, 1780.