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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 (search)
beauties of nature around them, the navigators returned to England, attended by Manteo and Wanchese, two Indian chiefs. The former was afterwards created Lord of Roanoke, and was the first and last American peer of England created. The glowing accounts given by Amidas and Barlow of the country they had discovered captivated the Q England long afterwards; and a few years after his voyage to Virginia he commanded an expedition to Newfoundland. He died in England in 1618. First voyage to Roanoke. The following is the narrative of the first voyage to Roanoke by Amidas (or Amadas) and Barlow, written by the latter: The 27 day of Aprill, in the yeereRoanoke by Amidas (or Amadas) and Barlow, written by the latter: The 27 day of Aprill, in the yeere of our redemption, 1584, we departed the West of England, with two barkes well furnished with men and victuals, having received our last and perfect directions by your letters, confirming the former instructions, and commandments delivered by your selfe at our leaving the river of Thames. And I think it is a matter both unnecessa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dare, Virginia, 1587- (search)
in. White persuaded him to receive the rites of Christian baptism, and bestowed upon him the title of baron, as Lord of Roanoke— the first and last peerage ever created on the soil of the American republic. It became necessary for the ships to retturn to England, and Spanish war-vessels in British waters prevented his sailing for America again until 1590. He found Roanoke a desolation, and no trace of the colony was ever found. It is believed that they became mingled with the natives, for milies of the Hatteras tribe exhibited unmistakable specimens of blood mixed with that of Europeans. It is supposed the friendly Lord of Roanoke had saved their lives, for an inscription on bark indicated that they had gone from Roanoke to Croatan.milies of the Hatteras tribe exhibited unmistakable specimens of blood mixed with that of Europeans. It is supposed the friendly Lord of Roanoke had saved their lives, for an inscription on bark indicated that they had gone from Roanoke to Croata
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
uly 13, 1584 After exploring Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and the island of Roanoke, they take two natives, Manteo and Wauchese, to England......September, 1584 tons, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh at his own expense with supplies, arrives at Roanoke a few days later; finding the colonists gone, she returns to England......June, 1586 Sir Richard Grenville, with three ships, visits Roanoke about fifteen days after the departure of Drake and leaves fifteen men plentifully supplied for twoleigh in charge of John White, leaves Plymouth......May 26, 1587 They reach Roanoke to find that the men left by Grenville have been murdered by Indians......July seventeen women, and two children......Aug. 27 1587 John White returns to Roanoke......Aug. 9, 1590 [He found the settlement deserted. Its fate is conjecturument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early,