Dateline: 1623/4, Virginia: After the Indian massacre of 1622 and after Thomas Smith’s oppressive governorship, the Colonists implore James I for his support. 26 Virginians signed this petition.
Dateline: Virginia, 1619-1660. This post is about the membership list for the Burgesses. Long list of names for family research too. Some of them are royal gateway ancestors.
Dateline: Virginia. This is the final day of their weeklong plenary session. The Governor, his Council, and Burgesses consent to more laws, like treating Indian property with respect and servant girls not getting married without permission. Colonists had dogs too.
Dateline: Virginia. This post deals with issues of a harsh punishment of a servant and then a petition by Mr. John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas.
Dateline: Virginia. The meeting on August 1 has to qualify as the most solemn and briefest in early American history. Then, meeting on August 2, they carried on. Would you like to live under their list of rules?
Dateline: Virginia: The Governor and Council and the Burgesses first met on July 30, and here they meet the next day. I feel something significant is happening, History in the making!
Dateline: Virginia, July 30, 1619: The Virginia colonists under Sir George Yeardley met in a plenary session to invoke God’s blessing and set out basic rules. Lots of names in this post.
Dateline: Virginia, March 1631: The Governor and Council in Virginia write to the Privy Council (Charles I’s closest advisers) to explain the progress and needs of the Colony. Eleven men signed the Virginia document.
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.