surname research ?any findings about this surname
Dorrell, Henry -- 1587 Colonist roster,
In the year 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh organized another colonial expedition consisting of 150 persons. Its truer colonizing character was evidenced by the significant facts that, unlike the expedition of 1585, this one included women and children, and the men were called "planters." Its government was also less military, since the direction of the enterprise in Virginia was to be in the hands of a syndicate of subpatentees--a governor and 12 assistants whom Raleigh incorporated as the "Governor and Assistants of the Citie of Ralegh in Virginia."
/ Dorell / Durrell
is one of my ancestral surnames, and thus has a personal
interest for me. My Dorrells are brick-walled in Missouri, USA in the
1800s so I'm not considering that I'm a Lost Colony descendant.
Although, the two lineages could possibly connect back in the 1500s
We know that
the Roanoke Colony, an enterprise financed and organized by Sir Walter
Raleigh in the late 16th century to establish a permanent English
settlement was in 1587. So, we will need to assume here that Henry
Dorrell was an adult ranging from 21 years of age to say 40ish. We know
from records that the people left at the newly established colony
disappeared by 1889 when Governor White returned. We know that the
probate courts in England could declare them dead after 7 years of no
contact. So research should be started looking for a probate declaration
of death on Henry Dorrell.
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