Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lawrence Evans

Lawrence Evans arrived in Virginia in 1622. Another record shows 1623.  Since he was a merchant, he undoubtably spent a number of years on the high seas between England and Virginia. In 1638 Lawrence Evans was known as one of the wealthiest and most prominent businessmen in Virginia, including John Chew, Thomas Stegg, George Ludlow and Thomas Burbage. The controversies which arose between the English traders and their merchants residing in the colony were settled by a board of arbitration appointed by the General Court. 

Sources: British State Papers, Colonial, vol. X, Nos. 15, I, II, III; Sainsbury Abstracts for 1638, p. 71, Virginia State Library.
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