Part One - Foxhunting Life by Norman Fine
Hunting in the American Colonies (1600s to 1775)
If you were a second son to a family of landed gentry living in your English countryside during the seventeenth or eighteenth century, you would have found your prospects there considerably dimmer than those of your elder brother. Precluded from inheriting your father’s estate, you might have been tempted by land grants offered by the Colonial governors of Maryland or Virginia to emigrate, settle in the New World, and make your fortune here.
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