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Thomas West, Governor of Virginia

Male 1577 - 1618  (40 years)


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  • Name Thomas West 
    Suffix Governor of Virginia 
    Born 9 Jul 1577  of Thornwell, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1618  Port La Have, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I36900  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas West,   b. Abt 1556, of Wherwell, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1602  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Anne Knolles,   b. 19 Jul 1555,   d. Aft 30 Aug 1608  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1571  [1
    Family ID F21683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 3rd Lord La Warr (or De la Warr), after whom the bay, river, and ultimately the state of Delaware are named.

      He was appointed governor-for-life and captain-general of the colony of Virginia on 28 Feb 1610, replacing the governing council of the colony under the presidency of Captain John Smith.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.