Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. F.W. Gregory


Permanent colonization called for the common man as well as the adventurer, to whom life in the old England had become, for some reason or another, joyless and burdensome, and who welcomed the opportunity that new lands offered to better his worldly estate. Colonization required leaders and capital, but it demanded people as well -- men, women and children -- to build homes, till the soil, and provide for the coming generations. Without colonists of this type, settlement was bound to be costly and permanance was never assured. Why they came, how they were organized, who were in the first boat load to Virginia and what became of them, are questions this paper shall attempt to explore.

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