Pocahontas – The popular young Indian rests in Gravesend

A Native American woman, notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She was the daughter of of an Indian chief. She is believed to have been born in 1595 and at about the age of 18 married the tobacco grower John Rolfe.

Statue of Pocahontas in St George’s Church

Pocahontas traveled with her husband to London in hopes of boosting investment in Jamestown. In 1617 Pocahontas died in Gravesend for unknown reasons. She was buried in St George’s Church, Gravesend, in England, but her grave’s exact location is unknown because the church was rebuilt after a fire destroyed it.

St George’s Church, Gravesend Kent / Image source

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