A useful complement to Nugent’s Cavaliers and Pioneers, this work provides an exhaustive list of immigrants to Virginia, 1623-1666, who were not original patentees of land. As the records stand, it is almost impossible to discover names of persons who came to Virginia unless they were patentees of land, and the great majority of immigrants to the colony were not patentees.
Nearly 25,000 names have been collected from the original records in the Virginia State Land Office and arranged in alphabetical order. Every immigrant from 1623 (when the records begin) down to 1666 is noted with the name of the patentee or party acting as sponsor, and the date and place of residence.
As the author remarks, “The search has been systemic and thorough and every name from 1623 (when the records begin) down to 1666 has been noted with date of appearance.”