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Eleanor Dare

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Eleanor Dare (née White; c. 1568 – after 18 August 1587) of Westminster, London, England, was a member of the Roanoke Colony and the daughter of John White, the colony's governor. While little is known about her life, more is known about her than most of the sixteen other women who left England in 1587 as part of the Roanoke expedition. She married Ananias Dare. It is known that she gave birth to their daughter Virginia Dare on Roanoke Island, in what is now the state of North Carolina. The girl was the first child of English parents to be born in North America, on 18 August 1587, shortly after their arrival. Eleanor Dare, along with everyone else remaining in the "Lost Colony", disappeared during the two years before her father returned to the colony with supplies from England. Roanoke colony Roanoke Colony In her book Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony (2000), anthropologist Lee Miller speculates that Eleanor and the other members of the Roanoke Col
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