Eleanor Dare


Eleanor White Dare of Westminster, London, England, was a member of the Roanoke Colony and the daughter of John White, the colony's governor. While little is known about her life, more is known about her than most of the sixteen other women who left England in 1587 as part of the Roanoke expedition. She married Ananias Dare, a London tiler and bricklayer.… Read More

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  • New &Amp; Noteworthy
    NYTimes - Sep 26, 2004
  • Journeys; A Colony Lost, A Tradition Lingers
    NYTimes - Jun 11, 2004
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    NYTimes - Dec 07, 2003
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    NYTimes - Oct 05, 2003


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1568 Birth Born in 1568.


1587 19 Years Old 1 More Event
It is known that she gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in North America, on August 18, 1587, shortly after their arrival, and that, along with everyone else in the "Lost Colony", she disappeared while her father went to get supplies back in England. … Read More
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