The one hundred seventeen men, women and children were not the first white people to try to live on the island. A group of more than one hundred Englishmen had arrived two years earlier, in fifteen eighty-five. But they arrived too late in the year to plant crops, and their supplies nearly ran out. They also fought with Indians. The Englishmen returned home the following year.
Then came the families of what would become the Lost Colony.
Is it okay to say the bold sentence in this way:
Then the families which would become the Lost Colony came.
Then the families of becoming the Lost Colony came.
And I really don't understand 'of what' before 'would become the Lost Colony.
please let me know about that in detail.
Thanks a million.