The First Virginia Planters (listing?)

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Is anyone aware of an online database listing those in the first influx of Virginia plantations? As do many of you, I should expect, I've a number of 'first arrivers' for the Plantations in Virginia. I was simply hoping to cross check my tree against some sort of surname database on the subject.
in Genealogy Help by Jerry Musser G2G1 (1.4k points)

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If you ancestors are very early, the Virtual Jamestown web site has tons of info on the very first setllers.  The “Cavaliers and Pioneers” books are abstracts of land patents starting in 1623; not a database but digitized.  The actual patents are on line at the Library of Virginia.  There also a biographical dictionary by Martha McCartney called “Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers” that lists pretty much everyone who arrived by 1635, all the bits of info known about them and gives the references. You can get an ebook version.
selected by Pip Sheppard
I do, indeed, have ancestors in early Jamestown. So, yes, this is a wonderful suggestion. Very kind of you and much appreciated.

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