Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.
He is best remembered for the energy of his administration in Virginia, which established order and worked very well for the way the colony was developing. Dale is also credited with the establishment of Bermuda Hundred, Bermuda Citie and the development at Henricus. Encyclopædia Britannica tells much of the story we who live in the area already know.
Governor Dale sailed back to England in 1616 and accompanying him trip back to England were John Rolfe, his wife Pocahontas and their baby son.
On Aug. 19, 1619 while on an expedition to the East Indies, Dale became sick and died at Masulipatam, India of a fever.