RARE 1602 BOOK!   Honor Military and Ciuill By William Segar

Honor Military and Ciuill (Civil) By William Segar  (Dated 1602  Half skin calf skin cover Approx 8" x 11")

Imprinted in London by Roger Barker, Printer to the Queenes Most Excellent Majestie. Anno Dom. 1602
Descended from Edward Brinto, Mason, Soldier (Later Grinto,,,Gornto… The name “Edward Brinto [N. Gornto]” appears on Page 1, probably a 18th or 19Th century inscription maybe even 20th century.)

Ownership History:

  • Family, Eustis, Florida
  • Carlton Collection purchased from the Family in Eustis, Florida. 2012

On May 13, 1607 three English ships the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery with approximately 144 settlers and sailors, will land and plant the first permanent English colony in North America. Established by the Virginia Company of London this settlement would be called Jamestown, after king James I. On June 15, 1607 the fleet commander Captain Christopher Newport will return to England leaving 104 settlers. Original settlers arrived on three ships, the Susan Constant, the Discovery and the Godspeed.  Included in the 104 settlers left to settle Jamestown was Edward Brinto, mason and soldier (later Grinto,,,Gornto). The history of the Gornto family in America begins with the founding of Jamestown in 1607 by the Virginia Company.  Edward Brinto[n] (Gornto) was the first Gornto ancestor in the new world [Note the name Brirnto has gone through a number of spelling variations-- ].  He is listed among the original settlers of Jamestown as a "mason."        


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