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.
This post, using primary documents like wills, traces President Munroe’s ancestry back to the original immigrant, with other collateral families.
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.
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.