Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mulberry Island

1662. Whatever merchandise was consigned to planters or merchants (during the 17th century) between the capital and Mulberry Island was to be landed on the island. If a vessel loaded or unloaded elsewhere, its cargo was forfeited.  That meant that all tobacco ready for shipment above Mulberry Island was first to be conveyed to Jamestown, and there loaded for shipment abroad.  The idea was to ensure the transfer of a larger quantity of tobacco to Jamestown and to expand the trade. Other progressive ideas were to enlarge the town by constructing houses made of brick and thus attract more settlers. However, a short time later, in 1675, Jamestown consisted of only twelve or fourteen families whose profession was that of keeping houses of entertainment. There were twelve new brick houses and a number of framed houses with brick chimneys (attached). Source: Bacon's Proceedings, p. 25, Force's Historical Tracts, vol. I.
Mulberry Island

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