Jamestown Society of Qualifying Ancestors

The Red Dragon Ship, 1595

The Red Dragon ship, 1595, commandered by Capt William Keeling, 1607 … this ship not involved in settling Virginia but is similar to those that were used.

You can find an index of accepted early Virginians that are recognized for their role in establishing early Virginia via:

(1) was a stockholder in the London Company or the Virginia Company, or a member of one of the guilds which invested in the above, during the active investment period;

(2) owned land on Jamestown Island or lived on the Island prior to 1700 (owning land in a neighboring area or neighboring county does NOT of itself qualify an individual);

(3) was a resident in Virginia at the time of the 1624/25 Muster or earlier;

(4) served as Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Clerk of the General Court, Member of the Council or House of Burgesses prior to 1700; these persons shall be conclusively presumed to have had their domiciles on Jamestown Island during their terms of office;

(5) was an Anglican Church (Church of England) minister in Virginia prior to 1700; or

(6) served as an official Indian Interpreter in Virginia prior to 1700.  

The Jamestowne Society does not provide genealogical research for individuals. If you are interested in adding a Jamestowne-era ancestor to the Qualifying Ancestors Index, you must prove that they had appropriate service as defined by this Society, and your lineage, as part of the Membership Application Process.

Got info? Bill Golden Norfolk1956@gmail.com

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