A true reportory of the wracke, and redemption of Sir Thomas Gates Knight; vpon, and from the Ilands of the Bermudas: his comming to Virginia, and the estate of that Colonie then, and after, vnder the gouernment of the Lord La Warrre, Iuly 15. 1610

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A true reportory of the wracke, and redemption of Sir Thomas Gates Knight; vpon, and from the Ilands of the Bermudas: his comming to Virginia, and the estate of that Colonie then, and after, vnder the gouernment of the Lord La Warrre, Iuly 15. 1610

Subject

Virginia
History
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Description


A true reportory of the wracke, and redemption of Sir Thomas Gates Knight; vpon, and from the Ilands of the Bermudas: his comming to Virginia, and the estate of that Colonie then, and after, vnder the gouernment of the Lord La Warrre, Iuly 15. 1610 is an account by William Strachey about his journey from England to the Jamestown colony. It was re-printed in the anthology compiled by the Reverend Samuel Purchas, Hakluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes, in 1625. Hakluytus was a four volume set, and Strachey’s work can be found in the fourth volume on page 1758.

William Strachey sailed from England on the ship Sea Venture in the summer of 1609. On route, a hurricane diverted the ship and ultimately caused it to wreck in Bermuda. Strachey was one of the survivors of the shipwreck. He and the other survivors built two pinnaces, the Patience and the Deliverance, to continue on to their original destination, the Jamestown colony. Strachey arrived in Jamestown in May of 1610 to see the aftermath of the period known as The Starving Time.

Original copies of Hkluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes is held as part of the Hans P. Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress and the four part series can be read digitally in their entirety online.

Creator

William Strachey

Source

Library of Congress, Rare Book & Special Collections Division

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Publisher

The University of Memphis

Date

1610

Contributor

Reverend Samuel Purchas

Rights

Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, The Hans P. Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake

Citation

William Strachey, “ A true reportory of the wracke, and redemption of Sir Thomas Gates Knight; vpon, and from the Ilands of the Bermudas: his comming to Virginia, and the estate of that Colonie then, and after, vnder the gouernment of the Lord La Warrre, Iuly 15. 1610 ,” Early North America, accessed August 21, 2018, https://hist4620.omeka.net/items/show/14.

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