Landgrave Joseph West

Of Joseph West, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury spoke in high terms, and presently added to his offices of storekeeper and deputy that of register or secretary. As the reports came in of the alleged extravagant schemes of Governor John Yeamans, the Lords Proprietors began to look about for his successor.

In 1674 they made Joseph West a Landgrave and appointed him Governor of Charles Town.


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