Popham Colony Timeline

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  • 1607 - 1608
    Duration of the Popham Colony in New England.
  • Aug 1607 - Oct 1607
    Colonist John Hunt draws map of proposed settlement of Fort St. George at Popham Colony.
  • Feb 1608
    George Popham is succeeded by Raleigh Gilbert as the colony's leader.
  • 5 Feb 1608
    Death of George Popham, the colony's leader.
  • Sep 1608
    Raleigh Gilbert receives word of his inheritance back in England; Popham Colony is abandoned.
  • 1611
    Jesuit priest Pierre Biard visits the abandoned site and reports on its weaknesses.