|Year:||1584, July 13|
|Short description:||First British settlement in North America at Roanoke|
|Medium description:||First British settlement in North America at Roanoke.|
Expedition of two ships sponsored by Sir Walter Ralegh. Followed on from Ralegh's half-brother's death at sea after sailing south on claiming Newfoundland for Queen Elizabeth.
They stayed only a short time before returning to England with two local indians and returning the next spring with a colonising expedition. This was short lived and is assumed to have been over-run by native americans with all lives lost (McCrum et al).