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How was the colony of Virginia founded?

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Learn more about the Virginia Colony founded by the London Company in colonial America. It started as Jamestown in 1607 before becoming a royal colony. read more

The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583, and the subsequent further south Roanoke Island (modern eastern North Carolina) by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 1580s. read more

The Virginia Company of London founded the Virginia colony during the reign of King James I (1566-1625). Motivation for Founding Jamestown was originally founded from a desire to gain wealth and to a lesser extent to convert the natives to Christianity. read more

The Virginia Colony, the first permanent English colony in North America, was founded to give Britain a foothold in North America, to Christianize Native Americans and to make money. Despite a terrible famine during the winter of 1610, it eventually accomplished all these goals to some extent. read more

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