117 people Sailed to Roanoke Island From Portsmouth England. They were hoping to set up a colony near Chesapeake bay. Two years earlier, another colony was supposed to be set up by sir Richard Greenville it was unsuccessful.
Once the colonists arrived they found a demolished fort and one dead body. They still decided to settle there, Also John whites Daughter gave birth to a child named Virginia which was the first child in North America from England.
After John White left i think that the Colonists gave up waiting, so they tried to go back to England and they got lost at sea. One of my evidence to back this up is that the weather was very bad and it was in an area where hurricanes happen a lot. Another piece of evidence is it was not very known, the path to Croatoan island because it was 50 miles away from Roanoke