Timelines

Lord Delaware’s success as an English leader demonstrates the power of family connections and military might in the Age of Sail.

John West’s success as a planter, built on Indigenous land, ties to Indigenous leaders, and African slavery, shaped the area surrounding contemporary West Point, Virginia.

The fourth West son, Francis West, held many positions during and after the Virginia Company period. His success as a military commander and risk-taker enabled his economic success as a planter.

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