Chiskack - 1689
||Col. John West, Jr.  |
||06 Jun 1632
||Bellfield Plantation, York, Virginia, USA 
||15 Nov 1689
||New Kent, Virginia, USA 
- John West appears in Virginia 1651, as a headright in a patent issued that year to his father, indicating that he was probably returning from a trip to England. He lived on the plantation at West Point patented by his father, served as Captain, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel of militia, 1662-1673, was loyal to Governor Berkeley during Bacon's Rebellion and sat as a member of the Courts-Martial which tried the insurgents. In 1680 he was senior Justice of New Kent and served the County in the House of Burgesses, 1685. His will dated 15 November 1689 is no longer extant having been destroyed with other New Kent records.
Colonel John West, only child of the Honorable John West and Ann Percy West was born at Chiskack/Bellfield Plantation, York River, in 1632 and the Council of Virginia on 6 June 1632 took recognition of his birth and granted his father two thousand acres of land in honor of his son he being "the first Christian child born on the York River". It seems likely that he was sent to England for his education and returned to Virginia about 1651 at which time Governor John West made claim for land for the entry of himself, his wife Mrs. Ann West, and his son John West Jr. in the colony.
John West is mentioned in various records as captain in 1662, major in 1667 and lieutenant colonel in 1673. He figured prominently in Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. In 1680 he was senior presiding justice of the County Court of New Kent and Colonel commanding the militia of that county.
A historical marker in York Co., VA reads, "The Bellfield house site and graveyard are located some 300 yards to the east. This was the home of two early Virginia governors, Captain John West in 1632 and Edward Digges who bought the property from West in 1650. Here Digges produced superior tobacco and let attempts to develop silk culture in the colony."
||2 Jun 2016 |
||John West, b. 14 Dec 1590, Hampshire, England , d. 1659, King William, Virginia, USA (Age 68 years) |
||Anne Claiborne, b. Abt 1600, Virginia, USA , d. 10 Apr 1667 (Age ~ 67 years) |
||Unity Croshaw, b. Abt 1634, Williamsburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA , d. 20 Apr 1669, West Point, King William, Virginia, USA (Age ~ 35 years) |
||04 Nov 1667
||West Point, King William, Virginia, USA [2, 3]
|+||1. Anne West, b. 1655, West Point, King William, Virginia, USA , d. 1708, New Kent, Virginia, USA (Age 53 years)|
||2 Jun 2016 |
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Record for Unity Croshaw
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