The insignia for the American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699 evolved from some notepaper. With the iconic and historical Jamestowne Church representing the place where the original Burgesses met and the tobacco leaf representing the currency used in the 1600s and the addition of the formal name of the group that was being formed, several designs were created. The one with tobacco leaves surrounding the center oval of the Church seemed to busy and was discarded, as was the all gold design. The addition of the green enamal was the answer and the current insignia was slowly crafted. With the name of the society around the top and the leaves at the bottom, the final design was approved and brough to the meeting of the Founders in June 2009. All present were pleased and voted to accept this design as the final with the green enamel surrounding the Church Tower.
Official Insignia of the American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699
Images of the historical Jamestowne Church in Jamestowne, Virginia.
Interior of the Jamestowne Church.
Exterior of the Jamestowne Church.