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The story of Jamestown was one of Americas first documented mysteries There are clear facts about this voyage that have been documented In 1587 John White did make a temporary establishment on or near Roanoke Island and that after leaving for three years did return to the island in 1590 On his return all traces of the colonist having lived there for those three years had vanished No Jamestown colonist is known to be seen from again So what happened to them during those three years Jamestown which was led by Governor John White landed on Roanoke Island between April and late July 1587 and was a royal grantee of Sir Walter Raleigh Jamestown was a small self-supporting community that was suppose to be protected by the Chesapeake Indians who were know to help English visitors The colony was made up mostly of people on the middle to lower social and economic ladder These people were willing to work for a living farming or do crafts to form an English society on American soil Each colonist was in turn given 500 acres for their trouble 150 persons intended to start the voyage to America in the spring but because of financial troubles only 118 were finally able to set sail The voyage was an unhappy one because White and his chief pilot Simon Fernandes spent a majority of the time quarreling Fernandes was a suspected of wanting to steal the Spanish ships but White interfered with his plans and the ship arrived safely at Hatarask Inlet on July 22 1587 Fernandes was not finished yet he left the settlers on the island and did not go on the Chesapeake Bay as the arrangements stated This distraction was only a minor disaster compared to the ones to come Summer was ending and it was getting late in the year to establish a new settlement They would have to make
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