Source:Jester, Annie Lash. Adventurers of purse and person

Source Adventurers of purse and person
Virginia, 1607-1625
Author Jester, Annie Lash
Hiden, Martha Woodruff
Place Virginia, United States
Year range 1607 - 1625
Subject Biography, Family tree, Passenger/Immigration records
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Princeton University Press
Date issued 1956
Place issued Princeton, New Jersey
Number of Volumes 1
Jester, Annie Lash, and Martha Woodruff Hiden. Adventurers of purse and person: Virginia, 1607-1625. (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1956).
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Description of 1956 original version

Transcription of the 1624/25 muster taken in Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia and information on three generations of descendants. 442 pages. Compiled and edited by Annie Lash Jester in collaboration with Marth Woodroof Hiden.

Reprints of original include

  • 1964, 2nd edition - Princeton University
  • 1964, 2nd edition, revised - Princeton University
  • 1987, 3rd edition - Jester, Annie Lash; Virginia M Meyer; Martha Woodruff Hiden; and John Frederick Dorman. Adventurers of purse and person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5. (Virginia?: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5, c1987).

Sequel to original

Abt 2004 - Due to the popularity of the original 1956 title, other researchers submitted data they had collected on individuals who appeared on the 1624/25 Jamestown muster, and a new version of this book was released. The source page for the newer version is Source:Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624-5.

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