About Thomas West, II
Sir Thomas West II
M, #244930, d. 1 November 1343
Last Edited=17 Sep 2007
Sir Thomas West married Eleanor Cantelupe, daughter of Sir John Cantelupe, before 1321.1 He died on 1 November 1343.1
In 1322 he was granted the manor of Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, by Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Warwickshire in 1324.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1326.1 He held the office of Keeper of Christchurch Castle between 1330 and 1343.1 He held the office of Keeper of Southampton Castle between 1330 and 1343.1 In October 1330 he took an active part in the arrest of Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March.1 He held the office of Keeper of the King's Stannary, Devon between 1337 and 1343.1
Children of Sir Thomas West and Eleanor Cantelupe
1.Sir Thomas West+1 b. c 1321, d. 3 Sep 1386
2.John West1 b. a 1321
He was a Baron. -------------------- Notes: Knighted in 1326 and fought at Crecy. He served under Edward III, for which he was created a baron.
12 Dec 1330 Thomas West was granted, for a period of seven years, the castle at Christchurch, the borough and a hundred of Christchurch together with the Manor of Westover…the Southampton Castle, the New Forest, Manors of the Ringwood, and Lyndhurst and the bailiwick and hundred of "Rudbergh" (presumably Redbridge). He was instructed to pay the income of all of these estates (L435/year) to the Exchequer twice yearly at Easter and Michelmas.
24 Feb 1331 the King pardoned Thomas West and two others for the deaths of Sir Hugh Trupliton and Richard De Monmouth who had been killed while trying to prevent Mortimer's arrest.
Sir Thomas West died in 1343 in "parts beyond the seas", but he is not listed as holding any lands in Hampshire or Dorset at the time
Sir Thomas West II's Timeline
Hempston, Cantelupe, Devon, England
Hempstone Cantilupe, Devon, England
November 1, 1343
Rughcombe, Wiltshire, England