Tuesday, November 9, 2010

George Menefie

Some of the first plantations were located along the James and York Rivers. From earliest times, despite the hardships at the Jamestown settlement, wealthy merchants received thousands of acres in land grants for transporting (paying for passage) persons. Such a person was George Menefie who built in 1636 "Rich Neck Plantation" and "Littleton Plantation", both near to Jamestown.
This was a daring adventure, especially after the Indian massacre of 1622, as it left colonists volunterable to unfriendly attacks.  The Menefie biography is available to members of <a href="http://www.virginiapioneers.net">Virginia Pioneers.net</a>

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