De La Warr[del′ə wer′, -war′]
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De La Warr, Baron (Thomas West) 1577-1618; 1st Eng. colonial governor of Va. (1610-11): called Lord Delaware
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, Baron. Title of Thomas West. 1577-1618.
English-born American colonial administrator chosen as the first governor of the Virginia Company colony. He arrived at Jamestown in 1610 in time to prevent the colonists from deserting the settlement.