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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
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
One of these grants by Governor Wyatt is the earliest extant form of the headright franchise.
Therefore, all persons so listed under the headright claim cannot be considered indentured servants.
Governors under the company issued patents based on the headright until dissolution by the crown in 1624.