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.
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’s financial support, and here is their report on the state of the colony. The Indians (supposedly) told the colonists there were gold and silver mines in the area. One suggestion is to bring over malt to make beer for water to drink. This post is a primary source with thirty-one names of original colonists.
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?