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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Popham, George 1550- 1607 (search)
Popham, George 1550-1607 Colonist; born in Somersetshire, England, about 1550; became a patentee of a grant in the present State of Maine; and sailed from Plymouth, England, May 31, 1607, with two ships and 100 men. Popham commanded one of the vessels and Raleigh Gilbert the other. The expedition was a failure. Popham died Feb. 5, 1608. His brother, Sir John, who was lord chief-justice of the king's bench, and an earnest promoter of settlements in America, was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1531; became chief-justice in 1592; and died in June, 1607.
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition., Chapter