term "Ancient Planter" is applied to those persons who arrived
in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, and paid their
passage. They received the first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their
Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters is an incorporated non-profit
society whose purpose is to honor and perpetuate the memory of the Ancient
Planters; to promote historical and genealogical research; to inspire
patriotism; and to enhance fellowship among those of similar interests.
The Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters was founded October 13,
1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Membership is limited to descendants
of Ancient Planters. Persons unknown to members of the Society may submit
the name of their ancestor with a letter of endorsement. An invitation
may then be issued. An invitation is valid for one year from the date
it is issued.
Persons under the age of 21 may become Junior Members upon the approval
of application papers and payment of application fee. They pay no yearly
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