Dating in colonial new hampshire
Another colony was left at Roanoke in 1587 but by 1590, when a long delayed supply ship finally arrived, they had disappeared without a trace. Sir Walter Raleigh sent ships to America to search for the colonists but they were unsuccessful.By the time the next English settlers arrived in North America to colonize Jamestown it was nearly twenty years later and, although several attempts were made to find out what happened to them, the fate of the "Lost Colony" was never fully explained.But no one knew where they were headed at the time and it could have ended up very different. In 1585, after a small scouting expedition had returned from North America with two Native Americans and many astonishing stories, Sir Walter Raleigh tried to establish a colony called Roanoke in the land which the British named "Virginia", in honor of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.
One of these companies was called the London Company and it was given the southern Virginia territory.
Once again, over the winter, most of the colonists died of starvation and from hostile encounters with their neighbors.
As winter came to a close, ships arrived, and most of them were ready to leave.
They had not given enough thought to the perils that they would face in this unknown land. He had fought in France and Hungary, been captured and escaped.
One of the settlers, however, was familiar with hardship and was committed to Jamestown's survival. Although his personality caused him some initial problems with the other colonists (he arrived in Jamestown in chains after alienating the leaders of the expedition) he eventually made contact with the local Native American chieftain Powhatan, who provided the colonists with much of their food in that first year. Smith was eventually even appointed leader of the colony.
To prepare for their life in America, they had sought advice from people who had already visited the New World.