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.
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?