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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.

    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.