Monday, February 1, 2016

Argall Town

Having been assigned 2400 acres for the transportation of 24 persons, a site west of Jamestown was selected by Samuel Argall in 1617 as settlement.  This was one of the first land grants.  Also, there were settlers with him to be employed on the land.  The occupants of this area were listed two years later which sent representatives to the Fist Assembly of 1619, viz., Thomas Pawlett and Edward Gourgaing. From all that I can determine this land was near to the present site of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Seemingly the accommodations which resulted were good ones for when, in 1619, some newly arrived Martin's Hundred people were seated here, there was good and convenient housing which enabled them to do the best of all new-comers. They reaped better crops and the list of those who died was not comparable to other places. Argall Town, however, was not destined to become a settled community. It was on the Governor's land and Yeardley proceeded after his arrival in 1619 to take a petty rente from the settlers here "to make them acknowledge that Paspaheigho by expresse wordes in the greate commission did belonge to the Governor and that they had bene wrongfully seated by Capt. Argall upon that lande."
Source:  The First Seventeen Years 1607-1725 by Charles E. Hatch Jr.

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