Argall, Samuel, Sir
1580 - Born on the 4th of December.
1609 - Argall, a English ship captain employed by the Virginia Company of London, was the first to develop a shorter, more northerly route for sailing from England across the Atlantic Ocean to the Virginia Colony and its primary port and seat of government at Jamestown.
1610 - He arriving back at the Colony in the summer, when Royal Governor Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr started a period of aggressive and hostile action of the English against the Native Americans in Virginia.
1613 - In March, Captain Argall, who was looking for food for the settlement, sailed up the Potomac River.
1617 - He served what was considered an unsatisfactory term as deputy governor of Virginia beginning.
1620 - He was captain of a merchant vessel which took part in an expedition against Algiers, which at the time was a French Colony in North Africa.
1622 - On the 26th of June, he was knighted by King James I.
1625 - He was the admiral of a fleet of 28 vessels which took many prizes off the coast of France and in October commanded the flagship in an unsuccessful attack on Cadiz.
1626 - Died at sea on or about 24th of January.
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