First Settlers of Jamestown
— First Landing State Park —
George Kendall made history with his death. He was the first colonist to be sentenced to capital punishment. Captain Kendall was first arrested for sowing discord between the council president Wingfield and the rest of the council. With no prison in the fort, he was locked in a cabin aboard the Discovery, only to later be released as long as he remained unarmed. In late 1608 he was accused of mutiny by the fort's blacksmith, tried by a jury, and executed by firing squad.
Many of the first settlers names or accomplishments are incorporated into our everyday lives. They show up in the names of things such as buildings, neighborhoods, or streets.
The street just outside the west boarder of the the campground is named Kendall Street.
A First Hand Account
"Mr. Kendall was put from being of the Counsell and committed to prison; for that it did manyfestly appeare he did practice to sowe discord betweene the President and the councell. … Mr. Kendall was executed; being shott to death for a mutiny."
From A Discourse of Virginia by Edward Maria Wingfield
Erected by Virginia State Parks, Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 55.024′ N, 76° 3.39′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Shore Drive (U.S. 60) 0.4 miles west of Virginia Route 343, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2315 Kendall St, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Land Ho! (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Landing State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Virginia Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seashore State Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake Indians (approx. 1.3 miles away); Meeting of Three Commanders (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.