English Puritans emigrated under the auspices of the Virginia Company to the Bermudas in 1612; and in 1617 a Presbyterian Church, governed by ministers and four elders, was established there by Lewis Hughes, who used the liturgy of the isles of Guernsey and Jersey.
Bermudas) and coral reefs.
BERMUDAS, a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, forming a British colony, in 32° 15' N.
The Bermudas were formerly much more extensive than at present, and they may possibly stand upon the summit of a hidden volcano.
The principal kind of tree is the so-called "Bermudas cedar," really a species of juniper, which furnishes timber for small vessels.