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East-Greenwich, in the county of Kent, in free and common
XIX. And do in like manner, grant and agree, for us, The like our heirs, and fucceffors, to and with the said Thomas promise Hanham, Ralegh Gilbert, William Parker, and George to the lands Popham, and all others of the said second colony, that We, that shall be our heirs and fucceffors, upon petition in that behalf to be occupied by made, shall by letters patent, under the great seal of England,
y colony. give and grant unto such persons, their heirs and assigns, as the council of that colony, or the most part of them, shall, for that purpose, nominate and affign, all the lands, tenements; and hereditaments, which shall be within the precincts limited for that colony, as is aforesaid, to be holden of us, our heirs, and fucceffors, as of our manor of East-Greenwich, in the county of Kent, in free and common soccage only, and not in capite.
XX. All which lands, tenements, and hereditaments, fo to be passed by the said several letters patent, shall be sufficient assurance from the said patentees, so distributed and divided amongst the undertakers for the plantation of the faid several colonies, and such as fhall make their plantations in either of the said several colonies, in such manner and form, and for such estates, as fhall be ordered and set down by the council of the said colony, or the most part of them, respectively, within which the same lands, tenements, and heredis taments shall lie or be; although express mention of the true yearly value or certainty of the premises, or any of them, or of any other gifts or grants, by us, or any of our progenitors or predecessors, to the aforesaid Sir Thomas Gates, Knight, Sir George Somers, Knight, Richard Hackluit, EdwardMaria Wingfield, Thomas Hanham, Ralegh Gilbert, William Parker, and George Popham, or any of them, heretofore made, in these presents, is not made ; or any statute, act, ordinance, or provision, proclamation, or restraint, to the contrary hereof had, made, ordained, or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, in any wife notwithstanding. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patents ; witness ourself at Westminster, the tenth day of April, in the fourth year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the nine-and-thirtieth.
King JAMES the First's Second Charter to the Treasus
rer and Company for VIRGINIA, erecting them into a Corporation and Body-politic, and for the further Enlargement and Explanation of the Privileges of the said Company and first Colony of VIRGINIA.
Dated March 23, 1609. 1. AMES, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scota
land, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all, to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Whereas, at the humble suit and request of furidry of our loving and well-disposed fubjects, intending to deduce a colony, and to make habitation and plantation of fundry of our people, in that part of America, commonly call'd Virginia, and other parts and territories in America, either appertaining unto Us, or which are not actually poffefied of any Christian Prince or people, within certain bounds and regions, We have formerly, by our letters patents, bearing date the tenth day of April, in the fourth year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the nine-and-thirtieth, granted to Sie Thomas Gates, Sir George Somers, and others, for the more speedy accomplishment of the said plantation and habitation, that they should divide themselves into two colonies (the one consisting of divers Knights, gentleinen, merchants, and others, of our city of London, called the first colony'; and the other confisting of divers Knights, gentlemen, and others, of our cities of Bristol, Exeter, and town of Plymouth, and other places, called the second colony'; 'and have yielded and granted many and fundry privileges and liberties to each colony, for their quiet settling and good government therein, as by the said letters patents more at large appeareth.
IÍ. Now, forasmuch as divers and sundry of our loving subjects, as well adventurers, as planters, of the said first.co. lony, which have already engaged themselves in furthering the business of the said colony and plantation, and do further intend, by the assistance of Almighty God, to prosecute the fame to a happy end, have of late been humble suitors unto Us, that (in respect to their great charges and the adventure
of many of their lives, which they have hazarded in the said discovery and plantation of the said country) We would be pleased to grant them a further enlargement and explanation of the said grant, privileges, and liberties, and that fuch Counsellers, and other officers, may be appointed amongst them, to manage and direct their affairs, as are willing and ready to adventure with thein, as also whose dwellings are not fo far remote from the city of London, but that they may, at convenient times, be ready at hand, to give their advice and allistance, upon all occasions requifite.
III. We, greatly affecting the effectual prosecution and Incorporahappy success of the said plantation, and commending their London or good desires therein, for their further encouragement in ac- firft Colony complishing fo excellent a work, much pleasing to God,' and by the name profitable to our kingdom, do, of our especial grace, and cer- Jurer and tain knowledge, and mere motion, for Us, our heirs, and Company of fucceffors, give, grant, and confirm, to our trusty and 'well- adventurers beloved
subjects, Robert, Earl of Salisbury, Thomas, Earl and planters of Suffolk, Henry, Earl of Southampton, William, Earl London, for of Pembroke, Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Earl of Dorset, the firft CoThomas, Earl of Exeter, Philip, Earl of Montgomery, ginia.
lony in Viro Robert, Lord Viscount Line, Theophilus, Lord Howard of Walden, James Montague, Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, Edward, Lord Zouche, Thomas, Lord Lawarr, William, Lord Mounteagle, Ralph, Lord Ewre, Edmond, Lord Sheffield, Grey, Lord Chandois, Lord Campton, John, Lord Petre, John, Lord Stanhope, George, Lord Carew, Sir Humphrey Weld, Lord Mayor of London, George Percie, Efq: Sir Edward Cecil, Knt. Sir George Wharton, Knt. Francis West, Esq. Sir William Wade, Knt. Sir Henry Nevil, Knt. Şir Thomas Smith, Knt. Sir Oliver Cromwell, Knt. Sir Peter Manwood, Knt. Sir Drue Drury, Knt. Sir John Seut, Knt. Sir Thomas Challoner, Knt. Sir Robert Drury, Knt. Sir Anthony Cope, Knt. Sir Oratio Vere, Knt. Sir Edward Conway, Knt. Sir William Brown, Knt. Sir Maurice Berkeley, Knt. Sir Robert Mansel, Knt. Sir Amias Preston, Knt. Sir Thomas Gates, Knt. Sir Anthony Athly, Knt. Sir Michael Sandys, Knt. Sir Henry Carey, Knt. Sir Stephen Soame, Knt. Sir Calisthenes Brooke, K'nt. Sir Edward Michelborn, Knt. Sir John Ratcliffe, Knt. Sir Charles Wilmot, Knt. Sir George Moor, Knt. Sir Hugh Wirral, Knt. Şir Thomas Dennis, Knt. Sir John Holles, Knt. Sir Willi. am Godolphin, Knt. Sir Thomas Monfon, Knt. Sir Thomas Ridgwine, Knt. Sir John Brooke, Knt. Sir Robert Killigrew, Knt. Sir Henry Peyton, Knt. Sir Richard Williamson, Knt.
Sir Ferdinando Weynman, Knt. Sir William St. John, Knt. Sir Thomas Holcroft, Knt. Sir John Mallory, Knt. Sir Roger Ashton, Knt. Sir Walter Cope, Knt. Sir Richard Wigmore, Knt. Sir William Coke, Knt. Sir Herbert Crofte, Knt. Sir Henry Fanshaw, Knt. Sir John Smith, Knt. Sir Francis Wolley, Knt. Sir F.dward Waterhouse, Knt. Sir Henry Seekford, Knt. Sir Edwin Sandys, Knt. Sir Thomas Waynam, Knt. Sir John Trevor, Knt. Sir Warwick Heele, Knt. Sir Robert Wroth, Knt. Sir John Townsend, Knt. Sir Christopher Perkins, Knt. Sir Daniel Dun, Knt. Sir Henry Hobart, Knt. Sir Francis Bacon, Knt. Sir Henry Montague, Knt. Sir George Coppin, Knt. Sir Samuel Sandys, Knt. Sir Thomas Roe, Knt. Sir George Somers, Knt. Sir Tho. mas Freake, Knt. Sir Thomas Harwell, Knt. Sir Charles
elke, Knt. Sir Baptist Hicks, Knt. Sir John Watts, Knt. Sir Robert Carey, Knt. Sir William Romney, Knt. Sir Thomas Middleton, Knt. Sir Hatton Cheeke, Knt. Sir John Ogle, Knt. Sir Cavallero Meycot, Knt. Sir Stephen Riddleson, Knt. Sir Thomas Bludder, Knt. Sir Anthony Aucher, Knt. Sir Robert Johnson, Knt. Sir Thomas Panton, Knt.. Sir Charles Morgan, Knt. Sir Stephen Pole, Knt. Sir John Burlacie, Knt. Sir Christopher Cleave, Knt. Sir George Hayward, Knt. Sir Thomas Davis, Knt. Sir Thomas Sutton, Knt. Sir Anthony Forest, Knt. Sir Robert Payne, Knt, Sir John Digby, Knt. Sir Dudley Digges, Knt. Sir Rowland Cotton, Knt. Dr. Matthew Sutcliffe, Dr. Meadows, Dr. Turner, Dr. Poe, Capt. Pagnam, Captain Jefferey Holcrofte, Captain Romney, Captain Henry Spry, Captain Shelton, Captain Sparks, Captain Thomas Wyat, Captain Brinsley, Captain William Courtney, Captain Herbert, Captain Clarke, Captain Duehurst, Captain John Blundell, Captain Fryer, Captain Lewis Orwell, Captain Edward Lloyd, CapSlingesby, Captain Hawley, Captain Orme, Captain Woodhouse, Captain Mason, Captain Thomas Holeroft, Captain John Coke, Captain Holles, Captain William Proude, Captain Henry Woodhouse, Captain Richard Lindesey, Captain Dexter, Captain William Winter, Captain Pearce, Captain John Bingham, Captain Burray, Captain Thomas Conway, Captain Rockwood, Captain William Lovelace, Captain John Afhley, Captain 'Tho. mas Wynne, Captain Thomas Mewtis, Captain Edward Har. wood, Captain Michael Everard, Captain Comock, Captạin Mills, Captain Pigot, Captain Edward Maria Wingfield, Captain Christopher Newport, Captain John Sicklemore, alias Ratcliffe, Captain John Smith, Captain John
Martin, Capt. Peter Wynne, Capt. Waldo, Capt. Thomas Wood, Capt. Thomas Button, George Bolls, Esq. Sheriff of London, William Crafhaw, Clerk, Batchelor of Divinity, Wil. liam Seabright, Esq. Chriftopher Brooke, Esq. John Bingley, Esq. Thomas Watson, Esq. Richard Percival, Esq. John Moore, Esq. Hugh Brooker, Esq. David Woodhouse, Esq. Anthony Aucher, Esq. Robert Boyer, Esq. Ralph Ewens, Efq. Zachary Jones, Esq. George Calvert, Esq. William Dobson, Esq. Henry Reynolds, Esq. Thomas Walker, Esq. Anthony Barnars, Esq. Thomas Sandys, Esq. Henry Sandys, Esg. Richard Sandys, Esq. fon of Sir Eda win Sandys, William Oxenbridge, Efq. John Moore, Esq. Thomas Wilson, Esq. John Bullock, Esq. John Wallet,
Thomas Webb, Jehu Robinson, William Brewster Robert Evelyn, Henry Danby, Richard Hackluit, Minifter, John Eldrid, merchant, William Ruffel, merchant, John Merrick, merchant, Richard Banister, merchant, Charles Anthony, goldsmith, John Banks, William Evans, Richard Humble, Richard Chamberlayne, merchant, Thomas Barber, merchant, Richard Pomet, merchant, John Fletcher, merchant, Thomas Nicholls, merchant, John Stoke, merchant, Gabriel Archer, Francis Covel, William Bonham, Edward Harrison, John Wolstenholme, Ni. cholas Salter, Hugh Evans, William Barnes, Otho Maw. det, Richard Staper, merchant, John Elkin, merchant, William Coyse, Thomas Perkin, cooper, Humphrey James, cooper, Henry Jackson, Robert Singleton, Chriftopher Nicholls, John Harper, Abraham Chamberlayne, Thomas Shipton, Thomas Carpenter, Anthony Crew, George Holman, Robert Hill, Cleophas Smith, Ralph Harrison, John Farmer, James Brearley, William Crosby, Richard Cox, John Gearing, Richard Strongarm, ironmongers, Thomas Langton, Griffith Hinton, Richard Ironfide, Richard Dean, Richard Turner, William Lawson, mercer, James Chatfield, Edward Allen Teddar, Robert Hildebrand Sprinson, Arthur Mouse, John Gardiner, James Russel, Richard Caswell, Richard Evans, John Hawkins, Richard Kerril, Richard Brooke, Matthew Screvener, gentleman, William Stallenge, gentleman, Arthur Venn, gentleman, Sandys Webbe, gentleman, Michael Phettiplace, gentleman, William Phettiplace, gentleman, Ambrose Pruley, gentleman, John Taverner, gentleman, George Pretty, gentleman, Peter Latham, gentleman, Thomas Montford, gentleman, William Cantrel, gentleman, Richard Wiffin, gentleman, Ralph Moreton, gentleman,