America and West Indies
Undated, 1621

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W. Noel Sainsbury (editor)

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1860

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'America and West Indies: Undated, 1621', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1: 1574-1660 (1860), pp. 498-499. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=69353 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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1621? Promise of certain "Walloons and French" to emigrate to Virginia. In the centre of a large sheet of paper is written in French, "We promise my Lord Ambassador of the Most Serene King of Great Britain to go and inhabit in Virginia, a land under His Majesty's obedience, as soon as conveniently may be, and this under the conditions to be carried out in the articles we have communicated to the said Ambassador, and not otherwise, on the faith of which we have unanimously signed this present with our sign manual." The signatures and the calling of each are appended in the form of a round robin, and in an outer circle the person signing states whether he is married, and the number of his children. Endorsed by Sir Dudley Carleton, "Signature of such Wallons and French as offer themselfs to goe into Verginia." See the answer of the Virginia Company, 11 Aug. 1621, ante p. 26, No. 55, and Carleton's Letter to the Privy Council, p. 27, No. 1. The names with an * have only signed their marks. Total 227, including 55 men, 41 women, 129 children, and two servants. French. [The signatures are so indistinctly written that several may be incorrectly copied. Colonial Corresp., Vol. I., No. 45*.]
Mousnier de la Montagne, medical student; marrying man.
Mousnier de la Montagne, apothecary and surgeon; marrying man.
jacque Conne, tiller of the earth; wife and two children.
Henry Lambert, woollen draper; wife.
*George Beava, porter; wife and one child.
Michel Du Pon, hatter; wife and two children.
Jan Bullt, labourer; wife and four children.
Paul de Pasar, weaver; wife and two children.
Antoine Grenier, gardener; wife.
Jean Gourdeman, labourer; wife and five children.
Jean Campion, wool carder; wife and four children.
*Jan De La Met, labourer; young man.
*Antoine Martin; wife and one child.
Francois Fourdrin, leather dresser; young man.
*Jan Leca, labourer; wife and five children.
Theodore Dufour, draper; wife and two children.
*Gillain Broque, labourer; young man.
George Wautre, musician; wife and four children.
*Jan Sage, serge maker; wife and six children.
*Marie Flit, in the name of her husband, a miller; wife and two children.
P. Gantois, student in theology; young man.
Jacques de Lecheilles, brewer; marrying man.
*Jan Le Rou, printer; wife and six children.
*Jan de Croy, sawyer; wife and five children.
*Charles Chancy, labourer; wife and two children.
*Francois Clitdeu, labourer; wife and five children.
*Philippe Campion, draper; wife and one child.
*Robert Broque, labourer; young man.
Philippe De le Mer, carpenter; young man.
*Jeanne Martin; young girl.
Pierre Cornille, vine-dresser; young man.
Jan de Carpentry, labourer; wife and two children.
*Martin de Carpentier, brass founder; young man.
Thomas Farnarcque, locksmith; wife and seven children.
Pierre Gaspar.
*Gregoire Le Jeune, shoemaker; wife and four children.
Martin Framerie, musician; wife and one child.
Pierre Quesnee, brewer; marrying man.
Pontus Le Gean, bolting-cloth weaver; wife and three children.
*Barthelemy Digaud, sawyer; wife and eight children.
Jesse de Forest, dyer; wife and five children.
*Nicolas De le Marlier, dyer; wife and two children.
*Jan Damont, labourer; wife.
*Jan Gille, labourer; wife and three children.
*Jan de Trou, wool carder; wife and five children.
Philippe Maton, dyer, and two servants; wife and five children.
Anthoine de Lielate, vinedresser; wife and four children.
Ernou Catoir, wool carder; wife and five children.
Anthoin Desendre, labourer; wife and one child.
Abel de Crepy, shuttle worker; wife and four children.
*Adrian Barbe, dyer; wife and four children.
*Michel Leusier, cloth weaver; wife and one child.
*Jerome Le Roy, cloth weaver; wife and four children.
*Claude Ghiselin, tailor; young man.
*Jan de Crenne, glass maker? [fritteur]; wife and one child.
*Louis Broque, labourer; wife and two children.