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Anthony West

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: London, England
Death: May 25, 1652 (51)
Northampton, Colony of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of (unknown father of Anthony) West and (unknown mother of Anthony) West
Husband of Anne Huffe West Charlton
Father of Anne Scarburgh; Katherine West; Lt. Col. John West, Sr., of Accomack and Anthony West

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About Anthony West

Anthony West came to Virginia in the "James," 1622, and in the census, 1623/4, is listed at James City, where he is living at "Mr. Treasuror's Plantation," across the river from Jamestown, 1624/5. At a court held at James City, 12 Dec 1625, Henry Menefre, merchant, testified that Mrs. Rowsley did set Anthony West free and delivered his Indenture to Capt. Sampson to carry into England to his friends. [With that kind of introduction, he did not come of a wealthy or powerful family...not legitimately.]

[Note: "Mr. Treasuror" (George Sandys) had three well-staffed plantations in close proximity. He could afford them.]

On 9 Jan 1625/6 he testified at a James City court concerning the quality of some tobacco. He is mentioned in Virginia records between 28 Feb 1627/8 and 14 Apr 1628 as having shipped 1380 pounds of tobacco to the port at Dartmouth, England.

Subsequently he returned to England, and as Anthony West of Shadwell, chirurgion, he married Anne Huffe. He may be the Anthony West referred to in a York County order, 1644/5, in which a debt of tobacco, incurred by Hercules Bridges, was due and payable to Anthony West in 1644 within five days.

He definitely returned with his family to Virginia by 5 Oct 1649, when Anthony West, Ann his wife, John West and Kathe West were named as headrights in a patent issued to Capt. Randall Herle, mariner, for 600 acres in Northampton County on the Great Nusewattock River, from Chingandehee Creeke Mouth unto Arokoko Creeke. His will names his wife Ann and children John and Katherine (Adventurers of Purse and Person, pp. 661-662).

Y-DNA testing shows his line to be the highly unusual R-U198. This matches no other tested West family to date.

In 1649 Anthony West and his wife Ann Barloe moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia  from Jamestown.

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Anthony West's Timeline

London, England
September 1, 1634
Age 33
Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA
January 9, 1635
Age 34
Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
April 7, 1638
Age 37
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
November 4, 1641
Age 40
Stepney, Middlesex, , England
May 25, 1652
Age 51
Northampton, Colony of Virginia