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Francis West (1586 - 1634)

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Gov Francis West
Born in Salisbury, Weltshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Jamestowne Colony, Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Virginiamap
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Categories: Gateway Ancestors | Magna Carta | Colonial governors of Virginia | Ancient Planter of Virginia | Jamestown, Virginia Colony | Mowbray-151 Descendants.

Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor
This profile is being maintained by the Magna Carta Project. Francis West is a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron William de Mowbray through his father Thomas West.




Birth: 28 OCT 1586, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England[1]


Death: Gov. Francis West, died in Virginia, leaving a will dated 17 Dec 1629 and proved 28 Apr 134.[1]


Francis emigrated to Virginia, and was elected to the Council in 1609. [1]
Residence: 1624, James City County, Virginia, USA[2]


Francis West was appointed Governor of Virginia 14 November 1627. [1]
Deputy Governor of Virginia BET 1627 - 1629[3]
Mission: Capt. John Smith vs Capt. Frances West (Jamestown president-in-waiting) Fort West[4]
Note: Governor of Virginia, 1627-1629, according to the article, "Lord Delaware: Governor Who Named Hampton."


He married first, before 6 Feb 1625, Margaret (Unknown), widow of Edward Blayney. They had one son, Francis, and one daughter, Elizabeth. [1]
Francis married second, at James City, Virginia, Lady Temperance Flowerdew, widow of George Yeardlay, Knight and Governor of Virginia, on 31 MAR 1628. [3] She died in December of 1628. Administration on her estate was granted in England on 14 February 1628/9. [1]
Francis West married third, Jane Davye, daughter of Henry Davye, Knight. [1]
"Francis was a legatee in the 1633 will of his mother, Anne West, Lady de la Warr." [1]
His will was proven, 28 April 1634, Eastern Shores, Virginia. [4] [1]
"Francis West, Esq., died in Virginia, leaving a will dated 17 December 1629," [1] (although family trees exist showing his death about 1634 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts). [3] [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Douglas Richardson: Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), volume V, page 356, Francis West.
  2. Ancestry Public Member Trees. Record for Francis West
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 West-4839. Record for Temperance Flowerdew; Record for Francis West
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ancestry Family Trees 8358841; S26. Ancestral File (R) LDS. 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998). Family History Library Address: 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.

See also:

  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Edited by Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. CreateSpace, 2011. Page 325.
  • Cokayne, George E. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. New ed. Vol. 4. London: St. Catherine Press, 1910. 160.
  • Wikipedia: Francis West

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