Category Archives: News

The News of First California Company’s members and events.

Jamestowne Society’s 2017 Governors’ Forum and Spring Membership Meeting

By Governor Scarlett Gathings Shepherd Each year, the Council encourages the Governor to participate in the Society’s spring Governors’ Forum and other meetings held annually in Williamsburg. Following is my report on my participation May 18-20, 2017. On May 18, the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Scott Burgess Krutilek

We regret to report the passing of our valued and steadfast member, Scott Burgess Krutilek; April 24, 1938 ~ February 28, 2017. He was active in our company’s Council for many years, a friend to many and brought joy and a large … Continue reading

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Jamestown in Winter

It’s been a tough weather week in Historic Jamestown. We here show a You Tube video of  Jamestown in Winter shot from a drone by the Jamestown Rediscovery staff. This makes us appreciate our California weather, no matter the current rains. Note how … Continue reading

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Our February 18 Winter Meeting in Los Angeles Will Celebrate Pocahontas’ Life

A Message from Governor Scarlett Stahl: We will next meet on Saturday, February 18 in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of Pocahontas. She was my tenth great-grandmother and the ancestor I chose to join Jamestowne Society with. I have made … Continue reading

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Our Fall 2016 Meeting Had a Romantic Twist

Governor Scarlett Stahl convened First California Company’s fall 2016 meeting on November 12 at Knotts Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park with 27 members, friends and guests attending. All officers and councilors were present, with the exception of Treasurer Suzanne … Continue reading

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Our Fall Meeting: November 12 in Buena Park

Our 2016 Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12 at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, La Palma Room, First Floor, 7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620. We will convene at 11:30 AM to give you an opportunity to renew old and … Continue reading

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Sweet Virginia Tobacco

By Jim Shepherd When the first settlers came to Virginia in 1607, their main problem was food; the 1609-10 winter was known as the Starving Times. They had trouble trading with the local Indian tribes for food. It is not … Continue reading

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Our New 2016-18 Council

Message from Governor Scarlett Stahl: First California Company’s 2016-18 Council met July 16, 2016 at immediate past Governor Donna Derrick’s home in San Diego. The new Council includes Governor Scarlett Stahl; Lt. Governor Julie Plemmons; Treasurer David Grinnell; Historian Jim … Continue reading

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We Exhibited at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree

By Scarlett Stahl Once again, First California Company participated in the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree, one of the premier national events of its kind, which is put on annually by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The 2016 Jamboree was held June … Continue reading

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We Held Our 2016 Annual Meeting and Council Elections

We met May 21, 2016 at the Officers’ Club at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego for a joint meeting with the Mayflower Descendants of San Diego. Our program was a presentation of a history of the flags of … Continue reading

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A Visit to St. George’s Church, Gravesend, England

By Scarlett Stahl As the First California Company’s  historian, I emailed the Reverend Canon Chris Stone, Rector of Gravesend in England to arrange a visit to St. George’s Church, where my 10th great grandmother, Pocahontas is buried. Reverend Chris graciously agreed … Continue reading

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John Smith’s Remembrance of an Unexpectedly Merry Christmas

The Little Ice Age made early 17th century winters very difficult in England, but especially in Virginia. Unlike our days of rain, and chill, the Thames and James would freeze over in those days, so this reprinted account of Remembering Capt. John Smith’s … Continue reading

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