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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Newport's News. Nomen non Locus. (search)
wport's News) until the autumn of 1621; for, when referring to the abandonment of the Colony in 1610 by all the settlers then in it, and of their meeting, while on their way down the river, Lord De La Warr's long boat coming up the river, Mr. Grigsby says: Now, Newport was really present on this occasion, which, by the way, happened eleven years before Newport's News was named. Now, with respect to Newport's and Sir William Neuse's The name is variously spelled in the records, viz.: as Neuse, Nuce, Newce, Nuse, and Nuice; but we have no trace of Sir William's own mode of spelling it. alleged joint presence in the Colony, let us see how a few facts of history will dissipate into vanishing mist the dreams of Mr. Grigsby as to this matter. But permit first a few remarks preliminary thereto. When, in 1624, the King resolved to take away and abolish the charter of the Virginia Company of London, an attempt was made to obtain the records of the Company by their opponents. --[Neill