Gov. John West

Gov. John West

Male 1590 - 1659  (68 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John West  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Gov. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 14 Dec 1590  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1659  New Kent Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I51906  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2009 

    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 Ann Percy,   b. Abt 1609-1610, Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1632, West Point, York River, York Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Abt 1639  [2
    Children 
     1. Lt. Col. John West, Jr.,   b. 6 Jun 1632, Chiskack/Bellfield Plantation, York River, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, New Kent Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F41094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1635-1637 3rd Governor of Virginia Colony.
      1 Dec 1613 B.A., Magdalene Coll, Oxford Univ.
      Emigrated to VA aboard the "Bony Bess" in 1618.
      Associated with the military in the defense of the colony.
      Member, House of Burgesses 1628.
      Member of the Governor's Council 1631-1659.
      Justice of York Co, VA 1634.
      Patented land on York River, plantation at (now) West Point, VA.
      City of Westpoint (West's Point), VA, named after him.

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

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

    3. [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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