The Legend of “Two Brothers”

Typical Passenger List

The story of “two brothers” coming to America in a barrel is simply a tale spun by relatives. An examination of the earliest passenger lists reflects that a great many persons traveled to the colonies alone and under the patronage of wealthy patrons. In Jamestown, they did well to acquire a wife for themselves. The London Company brought women over for that sole purpose. However, the massacre of 1622 killed many persons. If you wonder why…

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