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Dare, Eleanor White

b. 1569

Actress Katherine Cole portraying Eleanor White Dare in the 1937-1938 production of Paul Green's play "The Lost Colony" in ManteoSee also: Ananais Dare, husband.

Eleanor White Dare, a member of the "Lost Colony" of 1587, was the daughter of Governor John White of that colony. Her name appears first in the list of women of the "Lost Colony." Her daughter, Virginia, was born less than a month after the colony landed.

Additional Resources:

"The Women of the Lost Colony." National Park Service.  (accessed April 19, 2013).

Horn, James. A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Philadelphia, Penn.: Basic Books, 2011.

Image Credits:

"Photograph, Accession #: H.1938.68.2." Photograph. 1937-1938. North Carolina Museum of History.

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