Category Archives: Nottoway

The Lost Colonists and Edward Bland’s 1650 Expedition

In 1650, Edward Bland and others explored “New Brittaine.” A pamphlet published in London the following year told of the voyage to the Chowan, Meherrin, and Roanoke river area. On August 27, 1650, a Virginia exploring party set out from … Continue reading

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Blunt – An Indian Interpreter

The Jamestown project, which documents the history of Jamestown and surrounding area for the first hundreds years, holds some very interesting information.  On July the 4th, 1693, in the Acts of Assembly, we find that Thomas Blunt and the Nottoway and … Continue reading

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The Chowan Indians by Fletcher Freeman

A 1585 Map of Virginia drawn by Theodore de Bry designates several Indian tribes, one of which is the CHAWANOK. They are shown with at least five towns, being Chaunoock, Rannoushowog, Movatan, Metocuuem,and Tanduomuc. Also reflected are the SECOTAN and … Continue reading

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Meeting with King Hagler and the Catawba Nation – 1756

Colonial and State Records of NC – Report by Peter Henley concerning his conference with King Hagler and the Catawba Nation – Henley, Peter, 1725-1758 May 26, 1756 – May 28, 1756 Volume 05, Pages 579-584 [B. P. R. O. North … Continue reading

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Brafferton School Student List

I’ve been trying to find some way to obtain a copy of the thesis, So Good a Work: The Brafferton School, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 1988, Department of History, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia by Karen Stuart.  This document … Continue reading

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