The First Charter of the Virginia Company April 10, 1606 King James hereby grants his loving subjects, a license to settle in Virginia in North America. The London Company shall locate its Colony between 34 degrees and 41 degrees north latitude along the Atlantic coast... The Colony's government shall be a Council which shall make all laws. It shall be made up of 13 persons. In England, a Council of Virginia shall be set with 13 persons also. ...All settlers and their children born within the Colonies shall have and enjoy all liberties, franchises, and immunities within these Colonies just as if they were living or born in England.