b. 18 Aug. 1587
Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, was the daughter of Ananias and Eleanor White Dare and granddaughter of Governor John White. Born on Roanoke Island, she was christened on 24 August by the name given by Queen Elizabeth to the new country. A terra cotta memorial to her was installed in St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London, after that church was restored following World War II.
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