See also:commander and colonial
See also:governor of Virginia . From about 1588 to 1609 he was in the service of the Low Countries with the
See also:English army originally under Robert
See also:earl of
See also:Leicester; in 16o6, while visiting in England, he was knighted by
See also:James; from 1611 to 1616 he was actually though not always nominally in chief
See also:control of the province of Virginia either as deputy-governor or as " high
See also:marshall," and he is best remembered for the energy and the extreme rigour of his administration there, which established
See also:order and in various ways seems to have benefited the colony; he himself declared that he
See also:left it " in
See also:great prosperity and peace." Under him began the first real expansion of the colony with the
See also:establishment of the settlement of Henrico on and about what was later known as
See also:Island; it was he who, about 1614, took the first step toward abolishing the communal
See also:system by the introduction of private holdings, and it was during his administration that the first
See also:code of
See also:laws of Virginia, nominally in force from 1610 to 1619, was effectively tested . This code, entitled " Articles, Lawes, and Orders—Divine, Politique, and Martiall," but popularly known as Dale's Code, was notable for its pitiless severity, and seems to have been prepared in large
See also:part by Dale himself . He left Virginia in 1616 with the intention probably of returning to the service of the Low Countries, but instead was given command of an English
See also:fleet sent against the Dutch, defeated the enemy near
See also:Batavia in the East Indies
See also:late in the
See also:year 1618, arrived at
See also:Masulipatam in
See also:July 1619, and died there on the 9th of the following
See also:month . An account of Dale's career in Virginia is given in
See also:Brown's The First Republic in
See also:America (Boston, 1898) ; a scholarly discussion of " Dale's Code " by Walter F .
See also:Prince may be found in vol. i. of the
See also:Report of the
See also:Historical Association for 1899 (
See also:Washington, D.C., 1900), and the code itself is reprinted in
See also:Peter Force's Historical Tracts, vol. iii., No . 11 .
ROBERT WILLIAM DALE (1829-1895)
DALECARLIA (Dalarne, " the Dales ")
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