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Thomas West, Governor of Virginia

Male 1577 - 1618  (40 years)

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  1. 1.  Thomas West, Governor of Virginia was born on 9 Jul 1577 in of Thornwell, Wiltshire, England; died on 7 Jun 1618 in Port La Have, Nova Scotia.


    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.