Dateline: Virginia, February 1638: The King proposes five things to clarify the plight of the colonists.
Dateline: 1642: King Charles I in an epistle tells the Virginia colonists that he supports them as they outgrow the restrictive company that seeks to recover its investments. Over 30 men signed this proto-Declaration of Independence that breaks free from the original company. Great for family research.
William Farrar (and his brother John) is a gateway ancestor; he and his descendants left behind excellent records to sort out family relationships. Counties: Henrico (original one), Goochland, and Chesterfield. These records go from 1610 to 1815 and include marriages.
The religious left tells us that budgets are moral documents. Secular leftists agree: Bernie Sanders: Trump’s morally repugnant must be defeated: Sen. Bernie Sanders. One report says the federal government runs 126 different anti-poverty programs. Has anyone noticed we still have poor people? Maybe we need another way. What does the Bible say about helping the poor?
Henry Isham is a royal gateway ancestor (descends from royalty and moved to America); he and his descendants left behind excellent records to sort out family relations. These records go from 1678 to 1747.
The colonists wanted the King James I’s financial support, and here is their report on the state of the colony. 31 Virginians signed this document.
The earliest Perrins married into gateway ancestors (descendants of royalty), like the Ishams and Farrars. These records go from 1637 to 1837.
Its critics denounce it as heretical and a gateway to licentiousness. Its manipulators indeed use it as a license to do what they please. Is there a balanced understanding of this revolution?