Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia, 1607-1624/5
Author: John Frederick Dorman
Hardcover, 1,089 pages
This is the third and final volume of the legendary "Adventurers of Purse and Person," a monumental compendium of genealogies of the founders of Virginia during the formative period 1607-1625 and the culmination of more than twenty-five years of research by the widely respected Virginia genealogist John Frederick Dorman. It contains accounts of forty-six pre-1625 Virginia settlers or members of the Virginia Company of London whose families later came to the colony, with thirty-six of them traced to the sixth generation. Individuals ranging from R-Z (Reynolds to Zouche) identified in the work must have been resident in Virginia during the period 1607-1624/25 or members of the Virginia Company of London in order to be designated "adventurers," and it is their descendants alone who qualify for membership in one of the most distinguished hereditary societies in America, the Order of First Families of Virginia. "Adventurers of Purse and Person" is their story, a collection of genealogies of all adventurers with proven descents into the sixth generation.