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Who founded "Joint Stock Companies " in the American Colonies?

Joint-Stock Companies and Noble Second Sons

Who led these English COLONIAL EXPEDITIONS? Often, these leaders were second sons from noble families. Under English law, only the first-born male could inherit property. As such, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Sir Humphrey Gilbert were all second sons with a thirst to find their own riches....

Merchants who dissented from the Church of England were also willing investors in New World colonies....

This starkly contrasted with Spanish and French settlements....

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