Robert Hunt (chaplain)
Robert Hunt (c. 1568–1608), a vicar in the Church of England, was chaplain of the expedition that founded, in 1607, the first successful English colony in the New World, at Jamestown, Virginia.
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Jamestown, Virginia
The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. William Kelso says Jamestown "is where the British Empire began ... this was the first c...
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Edward Bennett (colonist)
Edward Bennett (1577 – bef. 1651), was a London merchant who established the first large plantation in the United States, luring more than 800 immigrants to the new world.
Edward Bennett was born ...
Bartholomew Gilbert
Captain Bartholomew Gilbert was an English mariner who in 1602 served as co-captain on the first recorded European expedition to Cape Cod. His decisions resulted in that expedition's failure to estab...
Edwin Sandys (died 1629)
Sir Edwin Sandys (/ˈsændz/ SANDZ; 9 December 1561 – October 1629) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1589 and 1626. He was also one of the founders of ...
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Mary Brewster
Mary Brewster (ca. 1569 – April 17, 1627) was a Pilgrim and one of the women on the Mayflower. She was the wife of Elder William Brewster. She was one of only five adult women from the Mayflower to su...
Guarionex
Guarionex was a Taíno cacique from the cacicazgo of Maguá in the island of Hispaniola. The subsequent Spanish colonization of the island forced thousands of Indians to other neighboring islands such a...
George Kendall (Jamestown council member)
Captain George Kendall (c.1570–1608) was a member of the first council appointed at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia. Kendall arrived with the first supply, and was sworn to the council on M...
Enriquillo
Enriquillo was a Taíno Cacique who rebelled against the Spaniards from 1519 to 1533. His long rebellion is the best known for the early Caribbean period and he is considered a hero of indigenous resis...
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Don Luis
Don Luís de Velasco (f. 1561-1571), also known as Paquiquino, was a Native American, possibly of the Kiskiack or Paspahegh tribe, from Tidewater Virginia. In 1561 he was taken by a Spanish expedition....
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Richard Saltonstall
Sir Richard Saltonstall (baptised Halifax, England 4 April 1586 - October 1661) led a group of English settlers up the Charles River to settle in what is now Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630.He was a ...
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Hayuya
Hayuya (born c. 1470s) was the Taíno Cacique (Chief) who governed the area in Puerto Rico which now bears his name (which is now spelled "Jayuya").
When the Spaniards arrived in "Borikén" (the Taí...
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Jumacao
Jumacao a.k.a. Jumaca (born c. 1480s) was the Taíno Cacique (Chief) of the area in Puerto Rico named after him (now spelled Humacao).
The Taínos, who lived in Puerto Rico long before the arrival o...
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John Howland
John Howland (c. 1591 – February 23, 1672/3) was a passenger on the Mayflower. He was an indentured servant and in later years, the executive assistant and personal secretary to Governor John C...
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Stephen Bachiler
Stephen Bachiler (c. 1561–1656) was an English clergyman who was an early proponent of the separation of church and state in America.
Bachiler was born in 1561. An early graduate of Oxford (St. Jo...
Jusepe Gutierrez
Jusepe Gutierrez (also known as Joseph) (born c. 1572; fl. 1590s, death date unknown) was a Native American guide and explorer. He was the only known survivor of the Umana and Leyba expedition to the...
John Tilley (Mayflower passenger)
John Tilley (c.1571- winter of 1620/21) John Tilley and his family were passengers on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact, and died with his wife in ...
John White (colonist and artist)
John White (c. 1540 – c. 1593) was an English artist and early pioneer of English efforts to settle North America. He was among those who sailed with Richard Grenville to the shore of present-da...
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Orocobix
Orocobix was the principal regional Taíno Cacique (chief) of the central mountain region of Puerto Rico called Jatibonicu in the 16th century. The Jatibonicu territorial region covered the present day...
John Brereton
John Brereton (ca. 1571/1572 - ca. 1632) was a gentleman adventurer and chronicler of the 1602 voyage to the New World led by Bartholomew Gosnold. Brereton recorded the first European exploration of C...
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Edward Maria Wingfield
Sir Edward Maria Wingfield, sometimes hyphenated as Edward-Maria Wingfield (born 1550, Stonely Priory, near Kimbolton – died 1631, Manchester, New Hampshire, British America). He was the son of ...
Richard Amerike
Richard ap Meryk, Anglicised to Richard Amerike (or Ameryk) (c. 1445–1503) was a wealthy Anglo-Welsh merchant, royal customs officer and sheriff of Bristol. He was the principal owner of the Matthew, ...
Bartholomew Gosnold
Bartholomew Gosnold (1571 – 22 August 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial America. He led th...
John Martin (Jamestown)
Capt. John Martin (c. 1560 – 1632) was a Councilman of the Jamestown Colony in 1607. He was the proprietor of Martin's Brandon Plantation on the south bank of the James River. Located in modern-day Pr...
George Popham
George Popham (1550–1608) was a pioneering colonist from Maine, born in the southwestern regions of England. He was an associate of English Colonizer Sir Ferdinando Gorges in a colonization scheme for...
Donnacona
LGJ,J;LGF,HJChief Donnacona (died c. 1539 in France) was the chief of Stadacona located at the present site of Quebec City, Canada. French Explorer Jacques Cartier, concluding his second voyage to wh...
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Lower Brandon Plantation
Lower Brandon Plantation (or simply Brandon or Brandon Plantation and initially known as Martin's Brandon) is located on the south shore of the James River in present-day Prince George County, Virgin...
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Urayoán
Urayoán was a Taíno "Cacique" (Chief) famous for ordering the drowning of Diego Salcedo to determine if the Spanish were gods. He was the cacique of "Yucayeque del Yagüeka or Yagüeca", which today wou...
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