De La WarrDe· La Warr
(Thomas West) 1577-1618; 1st Eng. colonial governor of Va. (1610-11): called Lord Delaware
De La Warr
, 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.