Jamestown

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  • 1585
  • 1607 
  • 1609
  • Roanoke
  • 1610
  • Jamestown was founded -Captain Christopher Newport created a seven-man council  Captain Christopher Newport, Edward Maria Wingfield, Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, Captain John Ratcliffe, Captain John Martin, Captain George Kendall, and John Smith.Over half the colonists died, mostly from disease and starvation, a few from wounds caused by Indians.
  • 1612
  • Starving period-Due to a shortage of food resources, John Smith scattered the settlers to get oysters and other foods. A fleet of more than 300 new settlers arrived in Virginia. These men, women, and children arrived tired and hungry. Their flagship, Sea Venture, carrying acting governor Sir Thomas Gates and other newly appointed colonial leaders, had shipwrecked in Bermuda.
  • 1619 
  • starving period- This winter is often called the “starving time,” when the population of Virginia shrank from about 300 to 90 (60 left at Jamestown). The Powhatan Indians placed the settlement under siege at this time. The siege warfare lasted about four years.
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