Two Angolans in the Depths of Somerset
Manchester Papers, page 252, London, England – PRO. Courtesy Author – Benjamin Woolley, Savage Kingdom, The True Story of Jamestown.
Two Angolans were not specifically named in the Manchester Papers, filed in the Public Records Offices in London. The evidence is an accumulation. The naming of the “White Lyon (Lion) was not coincidental. These Angolans were pirated from the San Juan Bautista in the summer of 1619. As you follow, it will be determined, the two Angolans were Margaret Cornish and John Gowen/Graweere.
Manchester Papers – Rich Letters 1621
Three other Angolans, pirated from the San Juan Bautista, would also visit England via the English ship, James, from Bermuda. They landed at the Port of Southampton where they were taken to Leez (Leighs) Priory, Robert Rich II, Earl of Warwick’s estate. Their names were – Anthony, Mary, and John Pedro.
John Goins / gowan married to Margaret Cornish is my grandfathers John Burchell Goins ggggggggg grandfather.