Significant Historical Happenings By Year: 1609-11.
§February 25th, 1610: Poutrincourt sails with the La Tours for Port Royal.
§The French king, Henry the IV, is "assassinated by a fanatic named Ravaillac, a tool of the Jesuits."
§"Calentures" and "fluxes" prevalent in Virginia; of the 450 colonists, 150 die within the period of a few months. It was more than sickness that took the Virginian colonists, friction with the Indians caused bloodshed.
§June, 1610: After a two year absence the French return to Port Royal under Poutrincourt.
§On June 24th, Father Flesché baptizes a group of Micmac Indians, including, on June 24th, 1610, at Port Royal, Chief Membertou.
§July, 1610: Poutrincourt's son, a 19 year old, Biencourt, who come with the family to the new world, returns to France to secure further supplies.
§January 26th, 1611: Beincourt and 36 others set out from France.
§May 22nd, 1611: Beincourt arrives at Port Royal.
§July 1611: Poutrincourt sails for France, leaving his son, Biencourt, in charge.
§Chief Membertou dies and is given a Christian burial.
[Backward In Time (1605-8)]
[Forward In Time (1612-14)]
1There was money to be had in "walnut oils, wine, silk grass, pitch, tar, sturgeon, caviar, beaver and otter skins." (Chatterton, p. 172.)
3 A few men apparently were left behind at Bermuda and three of them were discovered still living there two years later, upon its permanent settlement.