\plˈɪməθ kˈʌmpəni], \plˈɪməθ kˈʌmpəni], \p_l_ˈɪ_m_ə_θ k_ˈʌ_m_p_ə_n_i]\
Definitions of PLYMOUTH COMPANY
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A company formed of Plymouth and Bristol merchants, and also called the North Virginia Company. It was incorporated in 1606, and obtained a charter from James I., with grant of land between Long Island and Passamaquoddy Bay. This company was the rival of the London company. In May, 1607, two ships were despatched to America bearing a company of colonists commanded by George Popham. An abortive attempt at permanent settlement was made on the Kennebec River, but Popham died and the remaining colonists returned home. The company still continued to exist till its reorganization in 1620 as the New England Company, or Council for New England.
By John Franklin Jameson
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