Gosnold, Bartholomew

Gosnold, Bartholomew

▪ English explorer
born c. 1572, Grundisburgh, Suffolk, Eng.
died Aug. 22, 1607, Jamestown, Va.

      English explorer and colonizer.

      The eldest son of an English country squire, Bartholomew Gosnold attended Cambridge University before marrying and settling at Bury St. Edmunds in the late 1590s. In 1602 the Earl of Southampton defrayed most of the expenses for fitting out the ship “Concord,” which Gosnold commanded on a voyage of exploration to the New World.

      Gosnold reached the North American coast in lower Maine, then sailed southward to a peninsula that he named Cape Cod. During that voyage to New England he also explored the coastal waters along Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, and Narragansett Bay. He returned to England with a cargo of lumber, sassafras, and furs.

 Gosnold worked energetically to promote the colonization of North America following his return to England. After James I had granted the Virginia Charter in 1606, Gosnold was appointed vice admiral of the London Merchants' fleet of three ships that sailed from England on December 20 of that year. When the vessels reached Cape Henry in April 1607, Gosnold was appointed a member of the resident council for the new settlement. He opposed establishing the settlement on Jamestown Island, but was overruled by Edward Wingfield, president of the council. Gosnold died during an epidemic of malaria. In 2003 archaeologists uncovered what they believed to be Gosnold's remains, just outside the grounds of the historical settlement. Although DNA testing proved inconclusive, forensic and archaeological evidence supported the theory, and the results of the scientists' research were made public as part of the Jamestown settlement's 400th anniversary celebration in 2007.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bartholomew Gosnold — (1572 ndash;August 22, 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer, instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown, Virginia. He is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) …   Wikipedia

  • Bartholomew Gosnold — (* 1572; † 1607) war ein englischer Rechtsanwalt, Unternehmer und Entdeckungsreisender. Er war wesentlich an der Gründung der Virginia Company und der durch diese betriebene Besiedlung von Virginia beteiligt und leitete darüber hinaus die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bartholomew Gilbert — Captain Bartholomew Gilbert was an English mariner who in 1602 served as co captain on the first recorded European expedition to Cape Cod. His decisions resulted in that expedition s failure to establish a colony there. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Gosnold, Massachusetts — Infobox Settlement official name = Gosnold, Massachusetts nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location in Dukes County in Massachusetts mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type = Country… …   Wikipedia

  • Госнольд, Бартоломью — Бартоломью Госнольд англ. Bartholomew Gosnold Род деятельности: адвокат, путешественник Дата рождения: 1572 год( …   Википедия

  • John Brereton — (1571/1572? 1632?) was the chronicler of the 1602 voyage to New England, which was led by Bartholomew Gosnold, and recorded the first European exploration of Cape Cod and its environs. His account, published in 1602 helped promote the… …   Wikipedia

  • Martha's Vineyard — an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 6000; 1083/4 sq. mi. (282 sq. km). * * * Island, Atlantic Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Situated across Vineyard Sound from Cape Cod, it is nearly 20 mi (32 km) long and… …   Universalium

  • Elizabeth Islands — Chain of small islands, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. Extending southwest for 16 mi (26 km) from the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, the group lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. The islands were visited in 1602 by the English… …   Universalium

  • George Waymouth — George Weymouth ( * vor 1585 in Cockington; † etwa 1612) war ein englischer Entdecker und Schriftsteller. Leben Das Geburtsjahr des in Cockington (Devon) geborenen Weymouth ist nicht überliefert, erstmals tritt er der zuvor umfassende Kenntnisse… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kap Cod — Blick aus dem All auf Cape Cod Blick aus dem Flugzeug auf Cape Cod …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

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