America and West Indies: December 1619

Pages 22-23

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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December 1619

1619. 46. Note of the shipping, men, and provisions, sent to Virginia by the Treasurer and Company. Twelve ships are enumerated in this list as having taken out 1,261 persons, in the year 1619, making the number of English in Virginia to amount to about 2,400 souls; the cattle to about 500; with some horses and goats, and infinite number of swine. Among the names of those who have given to the colony are Mary Robinson, who in 1618, by will, gave 200l to wards found-ing a church; an unknown person 550l. in gold, for bringing up the children of infidels in the true religion; and Nicholas Ferrar, by will, 300l. to the College, to be paid when ten infidel children are placed in it.