George Percy Jamestown Virginia
Updated: Feb 9
George Percy (1580-1632) son of Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland and Lady Catherine Neville. He married Ann Floyd.
George Percy was one of the wealthy “gentlemen” among the 144 men who settled Jamestown in 1607. He served as president of the colony during the “starving time” of 1609-1610 when more than 400 colonists died, leaving only sixty survivors. He penned "A True
Relation" in 1624, partly to justify his leadership during this period.
Observations Gathered out of a Discourse of the Plantation of the Southern Colony in Virginia
by the English, 1606. Written by that honorable Gentleman, Master George Percy. From National Humanities Center
George Percy's A Trewe Relacyon https://research.colonialwilliamsburg.org/Foundation/journal/Winter07/jamestownDiary.cfm
PDF George Percy-----We Named That Land Cape Comfort