The Grave of Pocahontas at Gravesend, Parish Church of St. George

Princess Pocahontas, the first North American Indian Christian who had been recieved at the Court of King James I, died as she began her return journey to Virginia and was buried in the chancel of the church on 21st March, 1617. That church, built in circa 1485 was destroyed by fire in 1727 and rebuilt in 1732 with revenues obtained after an Act of Parliament signed by King George II. These Royal links have been extended, strengthened by the gracious gift by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of a Chalice and Paten presented to her by the people of Jamestown, Virginia to commemorate their tricentennial in 1957. These were delivered to the Church by the Bishop of Norwich on 2nd August, 1958. The statue of Princess Pocahontas, a replica of that in Jamestown, was unveiled by the Governor of Virginia on 5th October, 1958.

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