Nathaniel West, Captain (c.1655 - c.1724) MP

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Birthplace: West Point, King William, Virginia
Death: Died in New Kent, Virginia
Occupation: Military Captain
Managed by: Myrna Huthmacher, (C)
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About Nathaniel West, Captain

Captain Nathaniel West was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses for King William County, Virginia 1703-1705. The House of Burgess was the representative assembly in colonial Virginia; the First elective governing body in a British overseas possession. The assembly was one division of the legislature established by Governor George Yeardley at Jamestown July 30, 1619; the other included the governor himself and a council, all appointed by the colonial proprietor (the Virginia Company). Because each Virginia settlement was entitled to elect two burgess, the original membership of the House of Burgess was 22.

On May 14, 1702, Nathaniel married Martha Woodard Macon (1665-1727) in York County, Virginia. Martha was the widow of Gideon Macon, and the daughter of William Woodard and Martha (West?). It has been suggested, but not proven, that the mother of Martha Woodward was Martha West, thereby making Martha and Nathaniel West second cousins. They lived at Popular Neck, Virginia and had the following children:


Unity West (1702-1753), married Colonel William Dandridge of Elsing Green, who was Martha Washington's uncle. Direct ancestors of Edith Wilson. From Martha's first marriage to Gideon Macon, there were seven children. Their daughter, Martha Macon, married Orlando Jones. Martha and Orlando Jones were the parents of Frances Jones and thereby the grandparents of Martha Washington.

According to 1704 Virginia Quit Rent Roos, Nathaniel owned 6370 acres i n New Kent Co. and 2000 in King William Co.

CAPTAIN, NATHANIEL WEST, of "Popular Neck" Virginia and son of Captain John West, of West Point, Virginia and Unity Croshaw, Colonists in Virginia/ He married late in 1699 his cousin May 14, 1702 Martha Woodward in her sixteenth year, he being many years older. Nathaniel West, Capt., born 1665 in of West Point, VA He died Aft. October 30, 1723. Martha Woodward born Abt 1686, she was the daughter of William Woodward an d Martha West she married (1) Nathaniel West May 14, 1702 (2) Gideon Maco n 1725 (3) Mr. Bigger of Scotland 1727

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Capt. Nathaniel West's Timeline

1655
1655
West Point, King William, Virginia
1657
1657
Age 2
West Point, King William, Virginia
1702
1702
Age 47
King William, VA, USA
1702
Age 47
King William, Virginia
1724
1724
Age 69
New Kent, Virginia
1724
Age 69
New Kent, Virginia
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Of "West Point"