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Ensigne Thomas Savage, born 1590, probably was a member of The Noble and Ancient family of Savages of the Ards, London, 1888, VIV, pp,. 443-445. He came to Virginia in the first supply ship of Captain Christopher Newport, as cabin boy at the age of seventeen. Thomas arrived at Jamestown 8 Jan 1607/8. Early in February Captain Newport, accompanied by thirty men, visited Powhatan, Chief and King of all the natives in what is now called Tidewater, Virginia. Powhatan was found seated at his capital at Werowocomoco, on the Pamunkey (York) River. Newport was welcomed by two to three hundred braves (Smith 1, pp 100-01, 108)

The following day Newport came ashore (from York River) 

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