Capt. John West

Male 1590 - 1659  (68 years)


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  • Name Capt. John West  [1
    Title Capt. 
    Born 14 Dec 1590  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1659  King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • When decision was reached, 1630, to plant a settlement on the York River, Colonel John West was among the first to patent lands there and by 1632 was established on his plantation, which, sold to Edward Digges, 1650, was then known as the "E.D. Plantation" and later as "Bellefield." From York, John West removed to his plantation at the fork of the York River on the site of the present town of West Point originally called Delaware. This tract of 3000 acres may be identified in a patent issued to him 6 March 1653, which included 850 acres granted to him, 3 July 1652. In addition, he was granted 1550 acres, 6 May 1651, about 6 miles up York River up the fort (fork) on the south of the River." which he subsequently sold to Major William Lewis, who included the land in his patent for 2600 acres issued, 20 January 1656. On 27 May 1654 West patented 1000 acres in Gloucester Co., on the "N.E. side of the Mattapony river."

      Colonel John West died at his West Point plantation, 1659, and March 1660 the House of Burgesses passed a resolution of good will in recognition of "the many important favors and services rendered to the countrey of Virginia by the noble family of West, predecessors of Mr. John West, their now only survivor ..... It is ordered that the levies of the said Master West and his family be remitted, and that he be exempt from payment thereof during life."

      The Honorable John West was the twelfth child of Sir Thomas West, Second Lord De La Warr, and his wife Lady Anne Knollys.

      The Honorable John West matriculated at Magdalen College 17 February 1603/9 and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts on the 1st of December 1613. He came to Virginia in 1618 and immediately associated himself with the military life of the colony. After the massacre of 1622 he commanded a company of men against the Indians. Great unrest arose in Virginia in the spring of 1635, and the Council advised that Governor Sir John Harvey return to England, whereupon Colonel John West was elected Governor and Captain General of Virginia and served until 18 January 1636/7, shortly after which he was appointed to the office of Muster Master General of Virginia by King Charles I of England.
    Person ID I6757  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Thomas West,   b. 1556, Wherwell, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1602  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anne Knollys,   b. 1556,   d. Aft 30 Aug 1608, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 19 Nov 1571  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2672  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Claiborne,   b. Abt 1600, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1667  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John West, Jr.,   b. Chiskack,   d. 15 Nov 1689, New Kent, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F957  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1590 - Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1659 - King William, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Internet, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/c/o/Herb-Scott/GENE4-0016.html.

    2. [S74] Internet, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/c/o/Herb-Scott/GENE4-0017.html.


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