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UMMM... we are doing a report on George weymouth first settler in maine can you help us?
I believe that George Waymouth (??same man??, if so this spelling should be noted in the article), prior to his discovery of Maine, attempted to find the Northwest Passage in 1602. See: http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/historical/exploration/1602_waymouth.mov/view Duncan.france (talk) 19:48, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
- This is correct, Weymouth was the leader of the 1602 Arctic expedition. For a detailed description see Mills (2003): Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia., p 694-694.-Kompakt (talk) 14:39, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Weymouth did not capture Squanto. It is a misremembering by Fernando Gorges 40 years later. (1) Squanto did not live anywhere near Monhegan where Weymouth was. (2) Squanto would have been 9 years younger than he was in 1614 when he was captured by Hunt, and he was a young man in 1620, in 1605 he would have been a very young boy. (3) Squanto was captured at Patuxet, which we know is his home; we know it as Plimouth Plantation (4) Captain Smith gave no indication that Squanto knew of England or spoke English when he (Smith) and Captain Hunt came to Patuxet. In short Squanto was captured once by Hunt, went to Spain, was redeemed by monks, sent to England and lived with boat builder Slany, went to Newfoundland as interpreter by Slany, was introduced to Captain Dermer, who took him to Fernando Gorges in England, where Gorges gave Dermer a ship and Squanto to go back and explore. Dermer delivers Squanto back to Patuxet where they find out how bad the plauge of 1617-1618 was (complete desolation of Patuxet). A few months later the Pilgrims arrive. That's how it went down. Calixte 02:01, 30 June 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Calixte (talk • contribs)
addendum: here are the names of the natives captured by Weymouth from the '1605 Relation': The names of the five Savages which we brought home into England, which are all yet alive, are these. 1. Tahanedo, a Sagamo or Commander. 2. Amoret. or Nahanada 3. Skicowaros, Gentlemen. 4. Maneddo 5. Saffacomoit, a servant. or Skidwares
Does anyone know where the suggested dates of birth and death come from? I would like to revise this article (which is filled, short as it is, with many misstatements), and I have assembled the basic sources (which appear not to have been used in creating this article), but I cannot find any authority for the approximate birth and death. Was this pulled out of thin air? AnthroMimus (talk) 05:29, 12 December 2016 (UTC)