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?
Burial site discovered - The graves of Capt Gabriel Archer, Rev Robert Hunt, Sir Ferdinando Wainman, and Capt William West have been identified in the old church area of Jamestowne. Read more at Jamestowne Rediscovery.
Four Ancestors Removed - Jeremy / Jeremie / Jeremiah Clement / Clements has been removed from the qualifying ancestor list because he has no known descendants; Cornelius Lloyd / Loyd (b. 1608, d. 1654 Lower Norfolk) has no known issue; Samuel Jordan (1619 Burgess, d. by Apr 1623 Charles City) has no proven surviving issue; Anthony Jones (d. ca 1649 Isle of Wight; 1640, 1643 Burgess) had no issue.
Sir Ferdinando Wainman
Sir Ferdinando Wainman
Fall Meeting Room Reservations - click here for more information and instructions. A second hotel has been added.
Three ancestors removed - George Jordan was removed since he had no surviving issue; Francis Yarly died without issue; John Slaughter has no proven descendants and no known records establish any connection of a Richard, Francis or William Slaughter who lived in Nansemond.
Jamestowne Society Flag - The Jamestowne Society Council approved a new design for the Jamestowne Society Flag. See image in upper left corner of this webpage.
Spring 2015 Membership Meeting - The Governors' Roundtable was held Friday May 15th, followed by the Spring Tour. The Membership luncheon and meeting was held on Saturday May 16th.
The Inaugural Heritage Week Jamestowne Society luncheon was held April 16, 2015. Click here to see photos from the event.
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 died 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.
Jamestowne Society Signet Rings and Pendants - New in the Merchandise section are signet rings and pendants in your choice of metals.
Last Update: 29 July 2015