Thomas Dale

Dale (left, standing behind Alexander Whitaker wearing armor) as portrayed in Baptism of Pocahontas, 1840, by John Gadsby Chapman

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The 4th Earl of Chesterfield, for whom Chesterfield County was named

Chesterfield County, Virginia

Located just south of Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Located just south of Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The 4th Earl of Chesterfield, for whom Chesterfield County was named
This 1888 map by surveyor Joseph Edgar LaPrade depicts six magisterial districts of Chesterfield County prior to the 1910 annexation of Manchester.

One of the more progressive developments in the colony was Henricus, founded under the guidance of Sir Thomas Dale.

Indian massacre of 1622, depicted as a woodcut by Matthäus Merian, 1628.

Indian massacre of 1622

Now the United States, on 22 March 1622.

Now the United States, on 22 March 1622.

Indian massacre of 1622, depicted as a woodcut by Matthäus Merian, 1628.

Unlike John Smith, other early leaders of Virginia, such as Thomas Dale and Thomas Gates, based their actions on different thinking.

Thomas Gates (governor)

The governor of Jamestown, in the English colony of Virginia (now the Commonwealth of Virginia, part of the United States of America).

The governor of Jamestown, in the English colony of Virginia (now the Commonwealth of Virginia, part of the United States of America).

Gates ruled with deputy governor Sir Thomas Dale.

Portrait after Isaac Oliver, c. 1610

Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales

The eldest son and heir apparent of James VI and I, King of England and Scotland; and his wife Anne of Denmark.

The eldest son and heir apparent of James VI and I, King of England and Scotland; and his wife Anne of Denmark.

Portrait after Isaac Oliver, c. 1610
Elizabeth sent a miniature portrait by Nicholas Hilliard to Prince Henry
Portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c. 1603
Portrait by Robert Peake the Elder, c. 1610
Portrait aged 13 or 14. He stands on a shield bearing his Prince of Wales's feathers.
Posthumous portrait by George Geldorp
Coat of arms of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales

Among his activities, he was responsible for the reassignment of Sir Thomas Dale to the Virginia Company of London's struggling colony in North America.

An 1850s painting of John Rolfe and Matoaka

John Rolfe

One of the early English settlers of North America.

One of the early English settlers of North America.

An 1850s painting of John Rolfe and Matoaka
Rolfe (right, standing behind Matoaka) as portrayed in Baptism of Matoaka, 1840, by John Gadsby Chapman

In 1612, Rolfe established Varina Farms, a plantation along the James River about 30 mi upstream from Jamestown and across the river from Sir Thomas Dale's progressive development at Henricus.

Houses east of the Methodist church

Bermuda Hundred, Virginia

The first administrative division in the English colony of Virginia.

The first administrative division in the English colony of Virginia.

Houses east of the Methodist church
Map showing Bermuda Hundred and other early settlements along the James River
African Americans, freed from plantation slaveholders, worked as teamsters at Bermuda Hundred to help the U.S. forces that freed them from the rebels of the civil war.

It was founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1613, six years after Jamestown.

Henricus

Reconstructed settler's house

The "Citie of Henricus"—also known as Henricopolis, Henrico Town or Henrico—was a settlement in Virginia founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611 as an alternative to the swampy and dangerous area around the original English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

The Appomattox Manor

City Point, Virginia

Town in Prince George County, Virginia, that was annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923.

Town in Prince George County, Virginia, that was annexed by the independent city of Hopewell in 1923.

The Appomattox Manor
Cabin occupied by General U.S. Grant during the siege
Grant at City Point in 1864 with his wife, Julia, and son Jesse
Explosion of the Powder Barges Hendricks and General Meade at City Point, VA, August 9
The waterfront of City Point, Virginia (present-day Hopewell) during the winter of 1864–1865
The magazine wharf at City Point during the Civil War
Alfred R. Waud′s illustration of the explosion of the barge J. E. Kendrick at City Point on August 9, 1864, published in Harper's Weekly on August 27, 1864
St. John's Episcopal Church, part of City Point Open Air Museum

City Point was established in 1613 by Sir Thomas Dale.

London Company

Division of the Virginia Company with responsibility for colonizing the east coast of North America between latitudes 34° and 41° N.

Division of the Virginia Company with responsibility for colonizing the east coast of North America between latitudes 34° and 41° N.

Jamestown Settler dead in the swamp
The 1608 grant to the Virginia Company of London "from sea to sea" is shown demarcated in red. The later grant to the Plymouth Council of New England is shown in green.

De La Warr was replaced by Sir Thomas Dale, who continued the war, which continued until a truce was made with the marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe in 1614.

Jamestown, Virginia

The first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

The first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

Map of Jamestown Island, showing the terrain and location of the original 1607 fort. (Modern roads, causeway, and buildings not shown)
Salt marshes along Jamestown Island. The ample wetlands on the island proved to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Detail of the map made by Pedro de Zúñiga y de la Cueva, depicting the fort in about 1608
Names of those on the Second Supply – Page 445 (or Page 72)"The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles", by Capt. John Smith –
Mass grave at Jamestown discovered by archaeologists, beneath the foundations of one of the later capitol buildings
1854 image of the ruins of Jamestown showing the tower of the old Jamestown Church built in the 17th century
Ruins of Jamestown Church at the turn of the 20th century, prior to the Tercentennial in 1907
The Jamestown Tercentenary Monument, erected on Jamestown Island in 1907. It stands 103 ft tall.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and her consort Prince Philip inspect the replica of Susan Constant at Jamestown Festival Park in Virginia on October 16, 1957

Without stockholder consent the Governor, Sir Thomas Dale, assigned 3 acre plots to its "ancient planters" and smaller plots to the settlement's later arrivals.