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  British colonial America timeline
Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, is settled by the first English colonists in America – with disastrous results      
c. 1585
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The English artist John White paints the everyday life of the Secotan Indians of America      
A new group of English settlers arrives at Roanoke Island and makes a second attempt at a settlement       
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Virginia Dare becomes the first English child to be born in America, on Roanoke Island      
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Colonists establish the first lasting British settlement in the new world, at Jamestown      
List compiled in 1619 of the burgesses of Jamestown
National Archives, Kew

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John Smith claims (many years later) that when captured by Indians he was saved from execution by Pocahontas, daughter of the chief       
Map of Virginia featuring an image of Pocahontas, 1608
National Archives, Kew