De La Warr at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
English founder of Virginia. After serving under the Earl of Essex in the Netherlands and Ireland, he became a member of the Virginia Co. and was appointed governor in 1610. He and 150 settlers arrived at Jamestown as another group was abandoning the colony. He established two forts at the mouth of the James River and rebuilt Jamestown. Delaware Bay, the Delaware River, and the state of Delaware were named for him.