Walter Shelley

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Walter Shelley sailed to the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia before 1619.

Walter Shelley was one of the original subscribers to the London Company. He was a member of the First Legislative Assembly in America and sat for Smith's Hundred when they met at Jamestown on July 30, 1619.[1] His name appears on a monument to the first House of Burgesses which stands at Jamestown today.

Shelley died of fever in 1619, very shortly after the Assembly began.[1]


  1. ^ a b American Historical Association (1894). Writings on American History, pp. 307-08. Government Printing Office.