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Chapman, FNU -- 1585 - 1586 Military colony

Chapman, John , & Alis  -- 1587 Colonist roster


Raleigh's First Colony, 1585-86
Raleigh sent a colony of 108 persons to Roanoke Island. The expedition, commanded by Raleigh's cousin, Sir Richard Grenville, sailed from Plymouth, England, on April 9, 1585, in seven ships, the largest of which was of 140 tons' burthen.

1587 Colony  The two leading ships of the expedition reached Hatoraske on July 22, 1587, and the third ship on July 25. Meanwhile, on the 22d, Governor White and a small group of planters had gone to Roanoke Island with the intention of conferring with the 15 men left there by Grenville the preceding year. On reaching the place where the men had been left, they found only the bones of one of them who had been killed by the Indians. There was no sign of the others. 

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Chapman Research File

Chapman, FNU -- 1585 - 1586 Military colony

Chapman, John , &+ Alis  -- 1587 Colonist roster



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