Captain James Davis and 45 colonists who had found the food situation and climate unbearable packed into the "Virginia" and also returned to England.
Structurally sound, the Virginia had more work to do.
James and Robert's father, Sir Thomas, later followed them to America, coming over on "The Margaret" and settling in Jamestown in 1619.
This Charter granted a vast extension of territory and expanded powers to the Virginia Company.
Captain James Davis died circa 1633/34 in Henrico, Henrico County, Virginia, at approximately age 53-58.
He was an early settler of the Colonies and well known by Captain John Smith.
Captain James Davis was born between 15 in England. Captain James Davis married Rachel Keyes circa 1607/8. Captain James Davis has been mentioned as Gentleman, Captain, Captain of Fort Sagadahoc, Maine, Colony Governor; original settler of Jamestown, Virginia, and "Ancient Planter." It appears that he spent a considerable amount of time sailing back and forth between England and Virginia, and Boddie notes he "was among the company of men assembled by Sir John Popham, 1607, to settle the region of Virginia which later was designated New England." In 1607 he first arrived in the northern colony of Virginia called Sagahadoc, Maine, which he helped establish.
Adventurers of Purse and Person, page 238, Rachell's name came from Patent Bk. Unfortunately the colonists there had a very hard time of it and most returned home to England by 1610. Robert Davis, the sons of Englishman Sir Thomas Davis came to America.
On October 17, 1608, the Popham Colony was abandoned.