Monday, May 30, 2011

Seeking Early Opportunity in Jamestown

The attraction of Jamestown was opportunity. One of the earliest families to settle was that of Richard and Isabella Pace and their young son, George. Both were investors in the Virginia Company of London and were among the recipients of the first headrights or land grants.

The Jamestowne Society’s First California Company will present two of their descendants, Martha Pace Gresham and your editor, to provide insights into their lives and contributions to Jamestown’s survival and development. We will discuss what drove emigration from England to Virginia, how the settlers lived in those early days and what they did to help create the foundation for our American nation.

Saturday June 18, 2011, San Diego Yacht Club: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm. Luncheon: $30. Please make reservations by June 10, 2011

For more details, go to First California Company’s web site at

or its newsletter/blog at

Questions: Call Ginny Gotlieb 818-635-5764 or email

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