Name

Bartholomew Gosnold

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Explorer

Occupation 2

Maine, Cape Cod

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1572

Died

1607

Source

Robert A. McCaughey

Text

Experienced sea captain and privateer, Gosnold was employed by Bristol merchants to transport and settle a permanent contingent of settlers on the New England coast to service the fishing fleet home ported in Bristol. Sailed in the Concord, accompanied by Gabriel Archer and John Brereton, who later described the expedition. After making landfall in Maine, Gosnold proceeded south to Cape Cod and then westward along the ocean side of the Cape to the Elizabeth Islands in Buzzards Bay. When designated settlers refused to remain ashore on Cuttyhunk Island, Gosnold loaded ship with sassafras and returned to Bristol.

Gosnold was master of the Goodspeed , which, along with the Susan Constanct and Discovery , planted English settlers in Jamestown in 1607. He likely recruited Captain John Smith to become part of the undertaking. Gosnold died within weeks of their arrival.

Related People

Brereton, John Archer, Gabriel

Related Vessels

Concord (1602),

Related Locations

Elizabeth Islands/Cuttyhunk, Cape Cod,

Related Events

1602 - Bartholomew Gosnold cruises New England coast,

Related Source

Brief and True Relation: Account of a Journey to Northern Virginia (Maine)

External Links

Gabriel Archer, Relations of Captain Gosnold's Voyage to the Northern Part of Virginia, 1602

Related Documents

Log of Gosnold Voyage (1602)

Record ID: 262