Author: David Lloyd


The Legend of Captaine Jones by David Lloyd (1631)

The Legend of Captaine Jones, a poem attributed to David Lloyd (1597–1663) and first published in 1631, satirizes the legend of Captain John Smith, one of the first English settlers at Jamestown. A native of Montgomeryshire in Wales, Lloyd graduated from Oxford in 1612 and from 1628 and until his death served as a chaplain and official in the Church of England. Included in some printings but not here were various commendatory verses and a longer, second poem that continues the story of Captain Jones. Some spelling has been modernized.