Welcome to Jamestowne Society
We designed this website for the use of members, for those interested in membership, and for those just interested in learning more about Jamestowne during the period 1607 - 1700. We hope you find it helpful. We welcome your comments for future improvements.
Our members are descended from early settlers who lived or held colonial government positions in Jamestowne, Virginia prior to 1700, or who invested in its establishment. The Jamestowne Society was organized for educational, historical, and patriotic purposes. We have a range of activities, from visiting early American sites, providing an annual graduate fellowship for research on Colonial Virginia prior to 1700, funding the restoration of records, and supporting preservation of Colonial sites.
What's New on the Website?
The Inaugural Heritage Week Jamestowne Society luncheon was held April 16, 2015. Click here to see photos from the event.
“Business and History for Former Governor” - Click here to read more
The Spring 2015 Newsletter is available: click here
Qualifying Ancestor removed: John Rogers who was a Burgess has no proven descendants. The John Rogers who dies in Surry County has not been proven to the same who served as a Burgess from James City.
New Qualifying Ancestors recently added: Sarah ( ) Chew, wife of John Chew; Rev. Thomas Hampton, Anglican Minister in York and James City counties 1640-1680; Joan ( ) Bennett, wife of Samuel Bennett and Thomas Chapman, listed in the Muster 1624/5; Cornelius Dabney, Indian Interpreter; Thomas Busby, Indian Interpreter; King James I of England, signed charter of the Virginia Company.
Spring 2015 Membership Meeting - The registration forms and additional information can be found on the Events / Meetings webpage.
Jamestowne Society Signet Rings and Pendants - New in the Merchandise section are signet rings and pendants in your choice of metals.
Spring Tour - May 15, 2015 - Spirit of Norfolk Chesapeake Bay tour - read more on the Events / Meetings webpage.
Last Update: 16 April 2015