London Company

London Company
a company, chartered in England in 1606 to establish colonies in America, that founded Jamestown, Va., in 1607.

* * *

British trading company chartered by James I in 1606 to colonize the eastern American coast.

Its shareholders were residents of London. Three ships with 120 colonists, led by John Smith, reached Virginia in 1607 and founded Jamestown. The company expanded its territory with new charters (1609, 1612) and authorized a two-house legislature (1619), including a House of Burgesses. Though the colony prospered, the company was divided by internal disputes and was dissolved in 1624, whereupon Virginia became a royal colony. See also Plymouth Company.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • London Company — The London Company (also called the Charter of the Virginia Company of London) was an English joint stock company established by royal charter by James I of England on April 10, 1606 with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North… …   Wikipedia

  • London Company — Siegel der Virginia Company of London Die Virginia Company of London oder kurz London Company war eine englische Aktiengesellschaft, die mit königlicher Urkunde von Jakob I. am 10. April 1606 errichtet wurde, um koloniale Siedlungen in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • London Company — Empresa comercial británica, creada en 1696 por concesión de Jacobo I, con el fin de colonizar la costa oriental estadounidense. Sus accionistas tenían su domicilio en Londres. Tres barcos con 120 colonizadores y John Smith a la cabeza llegaron a …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • London Company — a company, chartered in England in 1606 to establish colonies in America, that founded Jamestown, Va., in 1607 …   Useful english dictionary

  • London water supply infrastructure — London s Water Supply Infrastructure has developed over the centuries in line with the expansion of London and now represents a sizeable infrastructure investment. For much of London s history, private companies supplied fresh water to various… …   Wikipedia

  • London (disambiguation) — London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.London may also mean:PlacesPlaces in the United Kingdom*London, the capital city of the United Kingdom **City of London, the small, ancient city (and root of most other Londons) **London… …   Wikipedia

  • London General — is a modern bus operating company. It is now owned by the Go Ahead Group and operates buses under contract to London Buses. The company was named in honour of the London General Omnibus Company, the principal operator of buses in London between… …   Wikipedia

  • Barbers of London, Company of — The Company of Barbers (i.e. surgeons) was established in 1461 by Edward IV, in an attempt to deal with the problem of unqualified surgeons. By the time of Henry VIII, an examination was required to practise in London, overseen by the bishop of… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • London — puede significar: ● Capital de Inglaterra y el Reino Unido (Londres) ● la ciudad London en Canadá * * * London, John Griffith London, llamado Jack ► C. de Canadá, prov. de Ontario, entre los lagos Erie (S) y Hurón (NO); 269 140 h (aglomeración… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • London Underground — Infobox Public transit name = London Underground The Tube |thumb|Official logo. imagesize= 150px locale = Greater London, Chiltern, Epping Forest, Three Rivers and Watford transit type = Rapid transit began operation = 1863 system length = 400 km …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”