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Precolonial period (pre-1600)
Ayllón, Lucas Vásquez de
by Stoudemire, Sterling. Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, explorer, was the son of Judge Juan Ayllón, head of a noble and rich family of Toledo, Spain, which probably originated in the province of Segovia. Ayllón was educated in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barlowe, Arthur
by Shirley, John W. Arthur Barlowe, explorer, is remembered today for his entertaining report to Sir Walter Raleigh describing the experiences of the 1584 Virginia expedition, of which he was a member. This report has [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Batts House
by Parramore, Thomas C. Fur trader Nathaniell Batts, reputedly North Carolina's first permanent white settler, apparently worked for George Yeardley of Lynnhaven River, Va. (modern-day Virginia Beach), who in 1653 sent [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Fear River Settlements
by Lennon, Donald R. Attempts to explore and colonize North Carolina's Cape Fear region (now Brunswick, New Hanover, and other southeastern counties) spanned 200 years prior to the permanent occupation of the area by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Constable
by Towles, Louis P. The constable was envisioned in the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina (1669-98) as one of the seven chief officers of the colony and having his own court. Although this role never materialized, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
CROATOAN
by Evans, Phillip W. CROATOAN was the sole complete word found on Roanoke Island by John White on 18 Aug. 1590 in his search for the English colonists, including his granddaughter Virginia Dare, whom he had left there [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dare Stones
by Childs, T. Mike. The Dare Stones By T. Mike Childs NC Government & History Library, 2013. Listen to this entry Download MP3 audio The Dare Stones are a series of [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dare, Ananias
by . Ananias Dare, was one of twelve "Assistants" in the government of the Citie of Ralegh in Virginia and a member of the "Lost Colony" of 1587 that arrived at Roanoke Island in July. He was described in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dare, Eleanor White
by . Dare, Eleanor White b. 1569 See also: Ananais Dare, husband. Eleanor White Dare, a member of the "Lost Colony" of 1587, was the daughter of Governor John White of that colony. Her name appears [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dare, Virginia
by Powell, William S. Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, was the daughter of Ananias and Eleanor White Dare and granddaughter of Governor John White. Born on Roanoke Island, she was christened on 24 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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