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London Company

noun
1.
a company, chartered in England in 1606 to establish colonies in America, that founded Jamestown, Va., in 1607.
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  • That London Company with Virginia to colonize had now come to see how inadequate to the attempt were its means and strength.

  • There is no record that these charges were ever considered by the London Company.

    Captain John Smith Charles Dudley Warner
  • Thus the London Company, from the very outset, found itself face to face with a difficulty which it could never surmount.

    The Planters of Colonial Virginia Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Other requests for physicians and for apothecaries were dispatched to the London Company during this period.

  • This was followed by a frontal assault on the London Company.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • In planning for the colony, the London Company took into account that health would influence the fortunes of the new settlement.

  • The London Company submitted on condition that the raising of tobacco in England should be prohibited, which was granted.

    England in America, 1580-1652 Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  • But Sandys and his friends were not without opposition in the London Company.

    Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688 Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • In the press of such demands the London Company passed away.

  • The southern, or London Company, were the first to commence the work of colonization with energy.

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