Gov. Baron Thomas West, IX

Gov. Baron Thomas West, IX[1]

Male 1577 - 1618  (40 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thomas West  [2, 3, 4
    Prefix Gov. Baron 
    Suffix IX 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 9 Jul 1577  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1618  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I101032  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2007 

    Father Baron Thomas Leighton West, VIII,   b. 1555, Wherwell, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1602  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Anne Knollys,   b. Abt 1553,   d. Aft 30 Aug 1608, St. Catherine, Coleman, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1571  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Family ID F21093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cecily Shirley,   b. Abt 1581,   d. Abt 31 Jul 1662  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1602  St. Dunstan's in the West, Fleet St., London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Baron Henry West,   b. 3 Oct 1603,   d. 1 Jun 1628  (Age 24 years)
     2. Jane West,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Letitia West,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth West,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Anne West,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Cecilie West,   d. Feb 1638
     7. Lucy West,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Catherine West,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F40517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 3rd Baron Delaware. Governor of VA from Mar 1610 to 1611.
      9 mar 1592: Matriculated at Queen's Coll, Oxford Univ.
      M.A., Oxford, 30 Aug 1605, Member of Parliament for Lymington 1597-98.
      28 feb 1610: 1st Lord Governor & Captain-General of VA, brought 150 artificers to colony.
      Returned to England 1611.
      Settled the colony, saved it from abandonment by the disheartened settlers.
      Delaware Bay & the state of Delaware named after him.
      Died on return sea voyage to Virginia.
      Early principal investor in the London Company.

      Dorothy Lord sealed her will, according to Kenneth Lord (_Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord_, Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co, NYC, 1946), with the arms of Lord "alias Laward." Actually, the rd is more probably a double r, as in Lord de la Warr. Richard and William Lord, father and uncle of Thomas Lord the Founder of Hartford, Connecticut,, were from Yelvertoft, County Northampton. The name appears as Lords De la Warr of Northants, or West de la Warr. Lord De la Warr/Delaware was an early principal investor in the London Company which was responsible for the founding of Jamestown, and an early governor of Virginia (1609). Other relatives involved in the London Company were Thomas West, Baron de la Warr, and Francis West, brother to Lord de la Warr. Lord de la Warr was appointed governor of Virginia, coinciding with the Somers expedition; it was the largest fleet to leave England for the colonies up until that time, and not surpassed until Winthrop's 1630 expedition to Massachusetts Bay. Lord de la Warr came to Virginia to govern, but became so ill that he was forced to remain on ship most of the time; still he was credited with bringing early "orderliness" to the endeavor. He finally became so ill that he left in March, 1611, to take healthful baths on Nevis, West Indies. His ship was blown off course and returned to England, causing some embarrassment to the other members of the company, who were desperately touting the wonders of the Virginia colony. On returning to Jamestown, he "perished off its capes"
      (Monongahela of Old, 1858 by Veech, p213).

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] British Pedigrees, Peter Barns-Graham, (Stirnet), West of Alscot, West De La Warr (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S191] Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1996), 1st ed, pp 141-145 "Humphrey" (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S48] Visitation of Gloucestershire, (Harleian Society, Visitation Series [H. S.] ,).

    4. [S11] Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, (4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore , , Repository: J.H. Garner), line 4 p 4 (Reliability: 0).


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