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Governors under the company issued patents based on the headright until dissolution by the crown in 1624.
One of these grants by Governor Wyatt is the earliest extant form of the headright franchise.
The meaning of "headright" was that any person who paid his own way to Virginia would receive 50 acres of land.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
This headright system was later adopted in other colonies and continued in use for generations.The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624|Charles E. Hatch
It is not conclusively proved, then, that a certain person came as a servant merely because he is listed as a headright.The Planters of Colonial Virginia|Thomas J. Wertenbaker