Event Summary

London and Plymouth Companies established to promote American settlements

Date

April 10, 1606

Description

King James I allows the creation of two companies, to undertake settlement of English in North America. Plymouth Company to settle northern area (38 to 45 N), London Company the south (34 to 41 N). Principals include Fernando Gorges and John Popham; also Richard Hakluyt, Raleigh Gilbert and George Somers.

Lecture

Enterprise/Commerce

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

230