Archaeologists working to excavate the earliest European settlement on Jamestown Island have discovered the graves of four of the men believed to have founded English America. The graves were discovered beneath what was the chancel — an area usually reserved for clergy — of the first church on the island, which stood from 1608 to 1616.
Those buried are believed to be:
- Rev. Robert Hunt: Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and founder of James Fort’s first church
- Capt. Gabriel Archer: Central political figure at Jamestown and a nemesis of Capt. John Smith
- Sir Ferdinando Wainman: Knight who came to Jamestown with Lord De la Warr, or Thomas West, who later became the colony’s leader
- Capt. William West: Nephew of Lord De la Warr
You can read the details in an article by Gregory Connolly in the WY Daily at http://goo.gl/S4zNZH.