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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth Company. (search)
tlement. The principal members of the company were Sir John Popham (then chief-justice of England, who had, with scandalous injustice, condemned Raleigh to die on the scaffold), his brother George Popham, Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Sir John and Raleigh Gilbert (sons of Sir Humphrey Gilbert), William Parker, and Thomas Hanham. In 1606 Justice Popham sent a vessel at his own cost, commanded by Henry Challons, to make further discoveries of the north Virginia region. Challons and his crew of about them with maize or other food. The season was too far advanced to raise food for the colony, so, on Dec. 5, two of the ships returned to England, leaving forty-five persons, with sufficient stores, Popham being president of the colony, and Raleigh Gilbert admiral. During the severe winter their storehouse was burned by accident. The next spring a vessel arrived at Fort St. George with supplies, and with the intelligence of the death of Chief-Justice Popham and Sir John Gilbert, two of the m
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.
, June 12. After pleasant intercourse with natives, he seizes and carries away five of them......1605 Colonies of Virginia and Plymouth incorporated with a grant of land between 34° and 45°, including all islands within 100 miles of the coast, the permission given the Plymouth colony to begin a plantation anywhere above lat. 38°......April 10, 1606 Lord John Popham, chief-justice of England, and Sir Ferdinando Gorges, fit out two ships and 100 emigrants, under George Popham and Raleigh Gilbert, which land at Stage Island......Aug. 11, 1607 Finding Stage Island too small, they establish a colony and Popham's Fort on the west bank of the Sagadahoc River......1607 Discouraged by the death of George Popham, and the burning of their storehouse, they return to England in the spring of......1608 Two French Jesuits, Biard and Masse, with several families, settle on Mount Desert Island......1609 Twenty-five French colonists land on Mount Desert Island and found a settlemen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
to her daughter......1755 Governor Glen erects Fort Prince George on the Savannah about 300 miles from Charleston......1755 Patrick Calhoun and four families settle in Abbeville district......1756 Treaty of peace concluded with the Cherokees at Fort Prince George......Dec. 17, 1759 Two ships reach Charleston with several hundred poor German emigrants from England, deserted there by their leader Stumpel......April, 1764 Two hundred and twelve French settlers, in charge of Rev. Mr. Gilbert, arrive at Charleston in April. Settle at New Bordeaux......October, 1764 Stamped paper stored in Fort Johnson on James Island, by order of Governor Bull. One hundred and fifty volunteers compel the captain of the ship which brought the paper to reload it and sail immediately for Europe......October, 1765 Christopher Gadsden, Thomas Lynch, and John Rutledge appointed delegates to the second Colonial Congress......Oct. 7, 1765 An association of regulators formed in the inland s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 10 (search)
od, accompanied by the Mary and John, Captain Raleigh Gilbert. They reached the mouth of the River in his pinnace, with thirty persons, and Captain Gilbert in his long-boat, with eighteen persons mpinnace all finished. But by reason that Captain Gilbert received letters that his brother was new only a year later than Virginia. Iv.—Captain Gilbert's adventure with the Indians. [CaptaCaptain Gilbert, the companion of Captain Popham, went up the River Kennebec, or Sachadehoc, in a shallons they could pass any farther, for which Captain Gilbert, with nine others, landed, and took theirer savages, whose houses, the sagamo told Captain Gilbert, were not far off. And, after a good tedimall skins, which were of no value; which Captain Gilbert perceiving, and that they had nothing elsrope, that the shallop could not put off. Captain Gilbert caused the musketeers to present their pive excused the fault of the others. Captain Gilbert made show as if he were still friends, and en[6 more...]
his sanguine hopes of fortune and domains in America, Chap VIII.} 1607. and, in the next year, two ships were despatched to Northern Virginia, commanded by Raleigh Gilbert, and bearing emigrants for a plantation under the presidency of George Popham. Gorges, c. VI. VIII. IX. Purchas, IV. 1828. Smith, II. 173—175. Belknap, the numerous graves of the dead; drawing on his imagination for embellishments. Compare II. Mass. Hist. Coll. IX. 4. Chalmers, 79, names among those who died, Gilbert, their chief—an error. of the company that died there; the ships which revisited the settlement with supplies, brought news of 1608. the death of the chief justice, the most vigorous friend of the settlement in England; and Gilbert, the sole in command at St. George, had, by the decease of his brother, become heir to an estate which invited his presence. So the plantation was abandoned; and the colonists, returning to England, did coyne many excuses, and sought to conceal their own defici