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Capt Bartholomew Gosnold

Capt Bartholomew Gosnold

Birth
Grundisburgh, Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, England
Death 22 Aug 1607 (aged 34–35)
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, USA
Burial Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 41616436 · View Source
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English explorer. Captain Gosnold pioneered a new and faster route across the Atlantic, sailing north of the Azores before going to the west. In 1602, with a crew of 32, including 20 would-be settlers, Gosnold landed his ship, the "Concord," off present-day Portland, Maine. He then sailed south, becoming the first recorded European to explore Cape Cod. The explorer tried to establish a colony, but he and his crew returned to England after after running short on provisions after approximately one month's stay. Upon his return to England, Gosnold pressed the crown to allow him to establish a new colonial voyage. Instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, Gosnold obtained all of the necessities for the new colonial venture and set sail in December 1606. In April 1607, Gosnold, aboard the "Godspeed," landed with the other settlers at the mouth of what they named the James River. The settlers soon established the Jamestown colony in present-day Virginia. Gosnold was one of 50 settlers who died in August, long before the colony prospered. He was buried with full military honors. In 2003, archaeologists in Jamestown discovered this grave, believed to belong to Captain Gosnold.

See memorial here: Capt Bartholomew Gosnold


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JR1046B Burial of a European man, estimated age mid-thirties, interred with a captain's leading staff. This is likely the grave of Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, the "prime moving" force behind the "plantation" here at Jamestown.


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  • Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 5 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41616436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Bartholomew Gosnold (1572–22 Aug 1607), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41616436, citing James Fort Burial Ground, Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .