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Capt. John Smith, of Jamestown

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: June 21, 1631 (52)
London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: London, Middlesex (now Greater London), England
Immediate Family:

Son of George Smith, of Ledbury and Alice S. Smith
Brother of Francis Smith; Richard Smith; Thomas Smith; William Smith and Alice Smith
Half brother of Margery Smith; Richard Smith; Robert Smith; Thomas Smith; Edward Smith and 7 others

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About Capt. John Smith, of Jamestown

Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – June 21, 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and friend Mózes Székely. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian[1] girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.

His books and maps may have been as important as his deeds, as they encouraged more Englishmen and women to follow the trail he had blazed and to colonize the New World. He gave the name New England to that region, and encouraged people with the comment, "Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land...If he have nothing but his hands, he may...by industrie quickly grow rich."

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1575
March 13, 1575
Ledbury, Herefordshire, Engl
March 13, 1575
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
March 13, 1575
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
1576
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, Engl
December 21, 1576
Castle Church, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, Engl
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, Engl
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
December 21, 1576
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom