Eleanor Dare

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Mother of Virginia Dare

Eleanor Dare, daughter of John White, wife of Ananias Dare, and mother of Virginia Dare, traveled to Roanoke Island with her husband and father in 1587. She gave birth (likely at age 18) to Virginia Dare on August 18, 1587, shortly after arriving in the New World. Her daughter Virginia was the first English child born in North America.

Little is known about the fate of Eleanor, Ananias, and Virginia. They disappeared along with the rest of the Lost Colony sometime between 1587-1590.

Last updated: July 5, 2016