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From Weddell, A Memorial Volume of Virginia Historical Portraiture ]

THE FIRST SEVENTEEN YEARS

Virginia, 1607 1624

CHARLES E. HATCH, JR.

The University Press of Virginia

Charlottesville

COPYRIGHT©, 1957 BY VIRGINIA 350TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CORPORATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Tenth printing 1991

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The University Press of Virginia / Charlottesville

CONTENTS

Foreword

The Start of Colonization 1

The Establishment of Jamestown 4

Summer and Fall, 1607 5

The Three Supplies, 1608 1610 6

A Critical Hour 10

Order and More Stable Ways 12

Tobacco 16

Yeardley and Argall 18

A New Approach 21

Yeardley and Wyatt 26

Virginia and the Dissolution 29

The Spread of Settlement 1607 to 1624 34

Towns, Plantations, Settlements, and Communities in Virginia: 1607 1624 (numbers are keyed to text and to illustrating map) 32, 33

1. Pasbehegh Country 1617 35

A. Argall Town 1617 36

B. Pasbehegh c.1617 37

C. "the Maine" 1608 37

2. Smith's (Southampton) Hundred 1617 38

3. "Tanks Weyanoke" c.1618 41

4. Swinhows before 1622 43

5. Westover c.1619 43

6. Berkeley Town and Hundred 1619 44

7. Causey's Care (or "Cleare") c.1620 46

8. West and Shirley Hundred c.1613 47

9. Upper Hundred "Curls" c.1613 49

10. "Diggs His Hundred" c.1613 49

11. The "citty of Henricus" (Henrico) 1611 50

12. Arrahatock before 1619 52

13. The College Lands c.1619 53

14. The Falls 1609 56

15. Falling Creek c.1619 57

16. Sheffield's Plantation before 1622 59

17. Proctor's Plantation before 1622 60

18. Coxendale c.1611 60

19. "Bermuda Citty" (Charles City) Incorporation 62

A. Bermuda Hundred 1613 62

B. Rochdale Hundred 1613 63

C. Bermuda City 1613 63

20. Piercey's Plantation c.1620 66

21. Jordan's Journey c.1619 67

22. Woodleefe's Plantation c.1619 68

23. Chaplain's Choice c.1623 68

24. Truelove's Plantation c.1621 69

25. "Powle brooke" or Merchant's Hope 1619 70

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