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John West

Birthplace: West Point, King William Co., VA
Death: Died in Northumberland County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John West of West Point, Virginia and Unity Croshaw
Husband of Judity West; Elizabeth Turley and Agnes //
Father of John West; Maj. Charles West; Susannah Pace; John West, Sr; Robert West and 2 others
Brother of Capt. Nathaniel West; Anne Fox; Unity Susannah Martin (West); Lord Delaware Thomas West, I; James West and 1 other
Half brother of private graves and John West, "sonne to the Queen of Pamunkey"

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About John West

John West, III, was born in West Point, Virginia in 1676. He was the son of John West II. His birth is debated: he may have been the son of Colonel John West and wife Unity Croshaw or he might have been the son of Cockacoeske, Queen of Pamunkey with whom John West lived after his wife left him because of his adultery. It is believed that John West II had a son with Cockacoeske. It is known that she had an English interpreter named John West when she signed the Articles of Peace in 1677

John West III lived at 'West Point', the seat established in Virginia by his grandfather, Governor John West. In 1692, he was appointed justice in King and Queen County and also as a sheriff of the county. He represented the newly formed County of King William in the House of Burgesses from 1702 to 1706 and was also a justice of the peace.

On October 15, 1698, in Elizabeth City County, he married Judith Armistead, the daughter of Captain Anthony Armistead. They had the following children:

  • Major Charles West, who inherited the 'West Point' estate of some 4,000 acres (16 km2). Charles died unmarried and without issue. His will dated 1734 bequeathed 'West Point' to his first cousin Thomas West, the son of his uncle, Captain Thomas West. He served in the 3rd Virginia Regiment with the rank of major from February 1, 1777 to July 6, 1778.
  • Luranna West, married William Pace.

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John West's Timeline

King William, Surry, Virginia
Stafford Co, Virginia
West Point, King William Co., VA
Age 22
King William Co, VA
Age 22
King and Queen, Virginia
Age 32
King William County, VA
Age 50
Amelia County, Virginia, United States
Age 54
Age 83
Northumberland County, Virginia, United States