Thomas West (1577-1618)

Thomas West, 3rd Baron de la Warr; for whom the State of Delaware is named

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Shirley Plantation

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Lord de la Warr was the 1st Governor of the Colony of Virginia and the the state of Delaware was named for him. His mother was the grand-daughter of Mary Boleyn whose sister married King Henry VIII and was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. 

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Contributed by Charlotte on 27/09/2018 and last updated on 14/04/2019.
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