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1577, Jul 91618, Jun 7
an English politician, for whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, a Native American people and U.S. state, all later called "Delaware", were named. "De La Warr" is pronounced "Delaware". Lord De La Warr was appointed governor-for-life and captain-general of the Colony of Virginia, to replace the governing council of the colony under the presidency of Captain John Smith. Subsequently, in November 1609, the Powhatan tribe of Native Americans killed John Ratcliffe, the Jamestown Colony's Council President, and attacked the colony in what became the First Anglo-Powhatan War.
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02/28/1610-Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia 
10/28/1610-Thomas West, baron De La Mar appointed as first Governor of Virginia colony 
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