History and Genealogy of Peter Montague

This two-volume book set is a quadricentennial celebration of Peter Montague’s birthday (1603-2003) and the founding of Jamestowne (1607-2007). It is the definitive history and genealogy of one of Jamestowne’s original planters and progenitor of the first Montague family in America. In Nov 1621, at 18 years of age, Englishman Peter Montague arrived at the Virginia colony settlement of Jamestowne on the ship “Charles”, then survived the next 37 years to become one of Jamestowne’s few original planters (one out of seven) to survive the incredibly harsh experience—and thrive. He serves seven years as an indentured servant and beats the awful odds to become a landowner (850 acres), a burgess in the Virginia legislative assembly, vestryman, and sheriff. From two sons, Peter and William, he creates an avalanche of over 6,300 direct descendants documented here. In 1659, this rugged individualist dies in Middlesex County, Virginia—the quintessential proto-American. This book set is manufactured from the finest archival inks and papers and includes Premium Bonded Leather black, textured hard covers w/silver foil stamping, 45# Utopia Film coat paper, Smith-sewn binding (opens flat), 80# Mica Marble End Sheets, 3/8″ silver single-faced satin ribbon, font is Book Antiqua, all delivered shrink-wrapped in custom mailing carton.

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