Place    From 4/5/1607 

Jamestown Settlement

Categories: Community / Clubs

Countries: USA

The first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and named by some as the place where the British Empire began.105 so-called 'adventurers' sailed in three ships, the 'Susan Constant', the 'Discovery' and the 'Godspeed'. The site of the settlement was chosen for its good defensible position, but it was too poor and remote for agriculture, swampy, plagued by mosquitoes, and only had brackish tidal river water which was unsuitable for drinking. In addition, the settlers arrived too late in the year to get crops planted, and in a few months, 80% of the party were dead. In spite of problems with supplies, mismanagement and attacks from local Indians, the settlement survived and prospered.

Note that these settlers were well in advance of the better-known Mayflower pilgrims who set sail in 1620.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Jamestown Settlement

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Captain John Smith

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

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Jamestown tree

Virginians seem keen on sending us their soil: in 1921 they gave us a statue ...

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Virginia Settlers Memorial

This voyage took place 16 years before the Mayflower. The memorial has a his...

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Other Subjects

London Society of East Anglians

London Society of East Anglians

Apart from erecting the Liverpool Street Station memorial and commissioning the design of this flag in 1903 or 1905 we can't discover what this society has done, or what it's for.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Wembley History Society

Wembley History Society

This group still exists as a charity, but they do not seem keen to give away any information about themselves.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Eton Mission and Eton Manor Clubs

Eton Mission and Eton Manor Clubs

The private boys school Eton College launched a scheme to provide social and religious support to people living in Hackney Wick and to familiarise privileged schoolboys with social conditions in de...

Place, Children, Community / Clubs, Religion, Sport / Games

4 memorials
Tonbridge Club

Tonbridge Club

From Tony Jauncey: "Tonbridge club in Judd Street was founded after WW2 by a local vicar for the boys of King's Cross and surrounding area, to get them off the street and channel their energy into ...

Group, Children, Community / Clubs, Sport / Games

1 memorial