Paul S. LESLEY
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Robert L. REEVES
12-SEP-1911 - 17-NOV-1924
_Alfred REEVES ______+ | (1809 - 1860) _George Washington REEVES _| | (.... - 1890) m 1885 | | |_Parthenia REEVES ___ | (1808 - 1880) _Squire Elbert REEVES _| | (1889 - 1962) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_Mary TURNER ______________| | (1851 - 1928) m 1885 | | |_____________________ | | |--Robert L. REEVES | (1911 - 1924) | _____________________ | | | ___________________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Nellie Jane QUALLS ___| (1887 - ....) | | _____________________ | | |___________________________| | |_____________________
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Thomas (Lord Delaware) West, SIR
09-JUL-1577 - 07-JUN-1618
_George Trent WEST ___+ | (.... - 1538) _William WEST _________| | (1520 - 1595) m 1551 | | |_Elizabeth MORETON ___+ | (1497 - ....) _Thomas Leighton WEST , Sir._| | (1557 - 1602) m 1571 | | | _Thomas STRANGE ______ | | | | |_Elizabeth STRANGE ____| | (1524 - 1596) m 1551 | | |_Mrs. Thomas STRANGE _ | | |--Thomas (Lord Delaware) West, SIR | (1577 - 1618) | _Robert KNOWLES ______ | | | _Francis Knollys, SIR _| | | (1514 - 1596) | | | |_Katherine PENISTON __ | | |_Anne Knollys KNOWLES _______| (.... - 1608) m 1571 | | _William CARY ________+ | | (1492 - 1528) m 1520 |_Mary Katherine CARY __| (.... - 1568) | |_Mary BOLEYN _________+ (.... - 1543) m 1520
Member of Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth I, and then of King James; named Governor and Captain General of Virginia for life on 23 May 1609; set sail for Virginia on the de la Warr, 1 April 1610 just in time to bring provisions and stop colonists from returning to England; returned to England (due to illness) 28 Mar, 1611; d. 7 Jun 1618 and buried at sea. He enrolled in Queen's College, Oxford in 1592, and he received a Master's of Arts in 1605.
Notes for Thomas West, Gov. of Va., Lord De La Warr 3rd: Ref FTM.comSIR THOMAS WEST, III who became Lord De La Warr, First Gov. Gen. of Virginia in 1609. succeeded to the title on the death of his father, 1602, and also succeeded as a member of the Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth, and on her death became Privy Counselor to James I. He took a most active interest in the "American plantations" fostered by the monarch. He was educated at Oxford, and in 1596, in the old church of St. Dunstan, he married Cesselye, daughter of Sir Thomas Shirley; they had seven children. In 1599, he was knighted by Essex at Dublin, Ireland and served with distinction in the low country wars. He was also implicated in Essex's rebellion and was imprisoned in 1601. Hecame to Virginia in 1608 and and was made a Member of the Virginia Council in 1609, he was made first Governor of the Virginia colony,1610, and Captain General for life. Sailing in March 1610 with three ships, 50 settlers, and supplies, Governor Thomas West, Lord De La Warr arrived at Jamestown on June 10, 1610, "The Day of Providence", in time to intercept the colonists who had embarked for England and were abandoning the enterprise. De La Warr constructed two forts near the mouth of the James River, rebuilt Jamestown, and in general brought order out of chaos.He returned to London in 1611, where he published, at the request of the company's Council, his "Relation" (1611, reprinted 1858) of the condition of affairs in Virginia. He remained in in England until 1618, when the news of the tyrannical rule of the deputy, Samuel Argall, led him to start again for Virginia. He embarked in May but died in 1618, on the return voyage from England. Soon after Sir Thomas's death, King James granted his widow a pension of 500 lb. per annum for thirty-one years; she petitioned Charles I to renew it, upon the grounds that her husband had used their jointure and impoverished himself in establishment of the colony. His great services were acknowledged officially by the crown, the company and the colony; he was universally recognized as the actualfounder of Virginia.He was instrumental in establishing "Hundreds," communities where the colonists could have better protection against the hostile Indians.. His was Shirley Hundred," so named for his father-in-law, Sir Thomas Shirley. The home was erected in 1613 overlooking the James River between Jamestown and Richmond. In 1660 Edward Hill purchased"Shirley Hundred," 9,376 acres in Charles City County, Virginia. The home was rebuilt in 1723 by adescendent Edward Hill III, for his daughter Elizabeth, who married John Carter the emigrant who had five wives The last of these , Elizabeth Shirley,he married Oct 24, 1668. John Carter came into possession of what was then the most renowned plantation in Virginia.. The house still stands, the historic "Shirley Mansion" of Virginia, and is still inhabited by the Carter family. It is a mostinteresting plantation and is open to the public.Thomas West, born July 09, 1577 in Wherwell, Hampshire, England; died June 07, 1618 in Hampshire, England. He was the son of Thomas West and Anne Knollys. He married Cicely Shirley 1602 in Hampshire, England.