Lord Delaware West married Cecelia SHIRLEY in England (daughter of Sir
Thomas Shirley the elder). He became the first colonial Governor of
1613 Shirley Plantation granted to Lord Delaware West
1618 Lord Delaware West died on the return voyage to England on the ship "Neptune" (from New England History and Genealogy. Reg. Vol. XXX page___.1655 Shirley Plantation passed to the Hill family.
Sir Thomas West, Knight of Wherwell, Hampshire Co. (Hants.) England was 2nd Lord Delaware, Sherriff of Hampshire, M. P., was born about 1556. He married Nov 19, 1571 to Anne Knollys, daughter of Francis Knollys, K.G. of Rotherfield Greys, Oxford Co. England by Mary Cary who was the 1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth. He died March 1601/2. His widow was living at St. Catherine, Coleman, London in 1608.
Their children were:
Sir Thomas West was the first Lord Governor and Captain General of Virginia 1610. He proceeded that year with one hundred and fifty skilled workers and craftsman and saved the colony from abandonment by the disheartened settlers. He returned to England in 1611 and died in Nova Scotia June 17, 1618 on a return voyage to America.
Delaware Bay and the State of Delaware
named after him. He married Cecily Sherley, daughter of Sir Thomas Sherley
the elder of Wiston, Sussex Co. England. They had 6 children.
(1). Herbert, who married Jemima
Waldegrave. of Essex Co. England. One of their children is recorded in St.
Margaret's Parish in Westminister in 1629. As early as 1629, Herbert
Pelham agreed to invest in the Winthrop project of colonization with his
father-in-law, and invested some $3,000 pounds in the venture. The two
families embarked from Gravesend in 1639/40. His wife died during the
crossing. He remarried, became Treasurer of Harvard College in 1643,
Commissioner of the United Colonies in 1645, and was active with the
Society for Promoting the Gospel in New England. He returned to England
and died in 1674. He is buried at Bures, Essex Co.
Capt George Yardley, son of Ralph Yardley, merchant tailor of London aand Governor of Virginia in 1619, was a soldier in the Low Countries (Holland). He went to Virginia with Gates in 1609.
Capt George Yardley was married to Temerance WEST. (from Ken).
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