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Captain John Smith

Person  Male  Born 1580  Died 1631

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Countries: USA

Citizen and cordwainer (cobbler), first among the leaders of the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia from which began the overseas expansion of the English speaking peoples. Born Lancashire.
He set sail from Blackwall to found the colony of Virginia in 1606. Following a period as the prisoner of the native Americans (famously "saved" from death by native American princess, Pocahontas) he became head of the settler's colony before returning to London in 1609-1. He was buried in St. Sepulchure's Holborn in 1631 where his gravestone can still be found.

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Captain John Smith

{On the front of the plinth:} Captain John Smith, citizen and cordwainer, 15...

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Virginia Settlers Memorial

The memorial has a history of its own. British History Online (text and plan)...

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