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Thomas 8th Baron de la Warr West KB, KG (West)

Also Known As: "Thomas West 5th Baron West"
Birthplace: Offington, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Broadwater, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Broadwater, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard West, 7th Baron de la Warre and Baroness Catherine de Hungerford
Husband of Eleanor West; Elizabeth West, Baroness La Warre and Eleanor West, 8th Baroness de la Warre
Father of Sir Thomas West 9th Lord de la Warr; Eleanor Guildford (West); Dorothy Owen; Elizabeth West, Countess of Worcester; Anne Clinton Fiennes and 8 others
Brother of George West; John West; Margaret Strelley; Reginald West; Edward West and 6 others
Half brother of Constance Leventhorpe Cotton

Occupation: Kt. of the Garter, 3rd Baron de la Warre, courtier and military commander during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII
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About Thomas, 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West

Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr

Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr and 5th Baron West, KB, KG (c.1457 – 11 October 1525) was a courtier and military commander during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII.

Thomas West was the eldest son of Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr (28 October 1430 – 10 March 1476),[1] and Katherine Hungerford (d. 12 May 1493),[2] daughter of Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, by Margaret Botreaux, daughter of William de Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux, of Boscastle, Cornwall.[3]

West served in an expedition to France in 1475. He was said to be aged 19 or more at his father's death on 10 March 1476,[4] and was granted special livery of his lands on 1 September of that year.[5][6]

He was knighted by Henry VII on 18 January 1478, and on 4 March 1486 was granted lands in Sussex after the attainder of the Duke of Norfolk. In 1487 he was granted an annuity of £20 by Peter Courtenay, Bishop of Winchester. In 1489 he was made a Knight of the Bath at the creation of Henry VII's eldest son, Arthur Tudor, as Prince of Wales.[1][6]

He was one of the 'chief commanders' of an English force sent to Flanders in 1491 to assist the Emperor Maximilian against the French, and in 1496 was the 'chief commander' of forces raised to suppress the Cornish Rebellion, commanding a retinue at the Battle of Deptford Bridge. He was installed as a Knight of the Garter on 11 May 1510. He participated in the sieges of Therouanne and Tournai in 1513, and was made a knight banneret after the French defeat at the Battle of the Spurs on 18 August 1513. He attended Mary Tudor at her marriage to Louis XII of France in 1514, and attended Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.[1][6] In 1524 he was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex.[citation needed]

West married firstly Eleanor Percy (b. 1455), daughter of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, and Eleanor Poynings, daughter and heiress of Sir Richard Poynings (d. 10 June 1429), by whom he had no issue.[8][6][9]

He married secondly, before 1482, Elizabeth Mortimer (d. 29 June 1502), the daughter of Sir Hugh Mortimer[10] of Martley and Kyre Ward, Worcestershire, by Eleanor Cornwall, daughter of Sir Edmund Cornwall, by whom he had five sons and six daughters:[6][11][12]

  • Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr (d. 25 September 1554); married Elizabeth Bonville, daughter and co-heiress of John Bonville, esquire, of Shute, Devon, by Katherine Wingfield, daughter of Sir Robert Wingfield.[13]
  • William West[6]
  • Anthony West[6]
  • Richard West[6]
  • John West[6]
  • Anne West; married, as his second wife, John Clinton, 7th Baron Clinton (d. 4 June 1514).[6][14]
  • Eleanor West (b. 1481); married Sir Edward Guildford (d. 4 June 1534) of Halden and Hempsted in Benenden, Kent, by whom she had a son, Richard, and a daughter, Jane, who married John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland.[15][16]
  • Dorothy West (1483-1542); married Sir Henry Owen of Pulborough and Newtimber, Sussex.[15][17]
  • Margaret West[6]
  • Elizabeth West (1487-1526);[citation needed] married, as his second wife, Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester.[18][19]
  • Joan West[6]

He married thirdly Eleanor Copley (c.1476-1536), daughter of Roger Copley, esquire, of London and Roughey in Horsham, Sussex, by Anne Hoo, second daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Hoo, Baron Hoo and Hastings, by whom he had three sons and four daughters:[20]

  • Sir Owen West (d. 18 July 1551); married Mary Guildford, daughter of George Guildford, esquire, second son of Sir Richard Guildford, by whom he had two daughters, coheirs to the barony of West after the death of their half-brother, Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr: Mary West, who married firstly Sir Adrian Poynings (d. 15 February 1571), and secondly, as his second wife, Sir Richard Rogers (died c.1605); and Anne West.[21][22][23][15]
  • Sir George West (d.1538); married Elizabeth Morton, widow of Robert Walden, and daughter of Sir Robert Morton of Croydon, esquire to Henry VIII, by whom he had two sons, William West, 1st Baron Delaware, and Sir Thomas West, and a daughter, Margaret, who married Thomas Arundel, esquire.[21][24]
  • Leonard West (c. 17 June 1578); married Barbara Gascoigne, the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, by whom he had three sons and four daughters.[21][25]
  • Anne West; married Sir Anthony St Amand, illegitimate son of Richard Beauchamp (d.1508), Baron St Amand, by whom she had a daughter, Mary, who married Richard Lewknor.[26][6][27][28][29]
  • Mary West[6]
  • Katherine West[6]
  • Barbara West (1504-1549); married Sir John Guildford, by whom she had six sons and six daughters.[30][15]



  • Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord de la Warre, 5th Lord West1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19
  • M, #15335, b. circa 1457, d. 11 October 1525
  • Father Sir Richard West, 7th Lord de la Warr, 4th Lord West20,21,22 b. c 28 Oct 1430, d. 10 Mar 1476
  • Mother Katherine Hungerford20,21,22 b. c 1434, d. 12 May 1493
  • Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord de la Warre, 5th Lord West was born circa 1457 at of Newton Valence, Oakhanger in Selborne, & Testwood in Eling, Hampshire, England; Age 19 in 1476.2,8,18 He married Eleanor Percy, daughter of Sir Henry Percy, 3rd Earl Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy and Eleanor Poynings, circa 1470; They had no known issue.2,5,8,16,18 Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord de la Warre, 5th Lord West married Elizabeth Mortimer, daughter of Sir Hugh Mortimer and Eleanor Cornwall, circa 1479; They had 5 sons (Sir Thomas, 9th Lord de la Warre, 6th Lord West; William; Anthony; Richard; & John) and 6 daughters (Anne, wief of John, 7th Lord Clinton; Dorothy, wife of Sir Henry Owen; Margaret; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert; Joan; & Eleanor, wife of Sir Edward Guildford).2,6,8,11,15,17,18 Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord de la Warre, 5th Lord West married Eleanor Copley, daughter of Roger Copley, Esq., Warden of the Mercers Company and Anne Hoo, after 29 June 1502; They had 3 sons (Sir Owen; Sir George; & Leonard) and 4 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir Anthony St. Amand; Mary; Katherine; & Barbara, wife of Sir John Guildford).2,23,4,7,8,13,14,18 Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord de la Warre, 5th Lord West left a will on 8 October 1525.8,18 He died on 11 October 1525 at of Roughcombe, East Hatch, Hazeldon, Nippred, & Wick, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England; Buried in the chancel of the church of Broadwater, Sussex.2,8,18 His estate was probated on 12 February 1526.8,18
  • Family 1 Eleanor Percy b. c 1451, d. b 1478
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Mortimer b. c 1459, d. 29 Jun 1502
  • Children
    • Anne West2 b. c 1480
    • Sir Thomas West, 9th Lord de la Warre, Sheriff of Sussex & Surrey2,8,18 b. c 1482, d. 25 Sep 1554
    • Dorothy West24,8,15,18 b. c 1484
    • Elizabeth West+25,2,6,8,9,17,18,19 b. c 1486
    • Eleanor West+2,3,8,12,18 b. c 1488
  • Family 3 Eleanor Copley b. c 1476
  • Children
    • Sir Owen West+26,8,27,18 b. c 1505, d. 18 Jul 1551
    • Barbara West+2,4,8,10,13,18 b. c 1507, d. a 1554
    • Sir George West+2,8,18 b. c 1508, d. bt 7 Sep 1538 - 25 Sep 1538
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4090] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 155/6; Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists, p. 25.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 403.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 556-557.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 314.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 346.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 50-51.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 311.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 320.
  • 9.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 351-352.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 562-563.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 311.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 342.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 171.
  • 14.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 311.
  • 15.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 524-525.
  • 16.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 359.
  • 17.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 655-656.
  • 18.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 347.
  • 19.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 377.
  • 20.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 402-403.
  • 21.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 319.
  • 22.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 346.
  • 23.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 760.
  • 24.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 566-567.
  • 25.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 185.
  • 26.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 4-5.
  • 27.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 359.
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  • Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord la Warre1
  • M, #3300, b. circa 1457, d. 11 October 1525
  • Last Edited=18 Sep 2007
  • Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord la Warre was born circa 1457.1 He was the son of Richard West, 7th Lord la Warre and Catherine Hungerford.1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Mortimer, daughter of Hugh Mortimer and Eleanor Cornwall.1 He married, secondly, Eleanor Copley, daughter of Sir Roger Copley.1 He died on 11 October 1525.1
  • He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord la Warre [E., 1299] on 10 March 1475/76.1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord West [E., 1322] on 10 March 1475/76.1 He was invested as a Knight on 18 January 1477/78.1 On 5 March 1485/86 he was granted the Sussex estates of the attainted Duke of Norfolk.1 In 1497 he helped quell the Cornish uprising in support of Perkin Warbeck.1 He was invested as a Knight Banneret on 18 August 1513.1
  • Children of Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord la Warre and Eleanor Copley
    • 1.Sir George West+1 d. Sep 1538
    • 2.Sir Owen West+1 d. 18 Jul 1551
    • 3.Leonard West1
  • Children of Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord la Warre and Elizabeth Mortimer
    • 1.Eleanor West+1
    • 2.Elizabeth West+2
    • 3.Sir Thomas West, 9th Lord la Warre1 d. 25 Sep 1554
    • 4.William West1
    • 5.Dorothy West1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1075. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 105. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
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  • Thomas WEST (4º B. West of Oakhanger / 9º B. De La Warr)
  • Born: 1457, Offington, Sussex, England
  • Died: 10 Oct 1525, Sussex, England
  • Buried: 11 Oct 1525, Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. 18 Jan 1477/78 Knight of the Bath. 1497 one of Chief Commanders at Battle of Blackheath. 1510 Knight of the Garter. 1513 Served in Battle of Spurs. Attended Henry VIII on Field of the Cloth of Gold. Thomas seems to have married firstly Eleanor Percy. His subsequent wife Elizabeth Mortimer died 29 Jun 1502, according to his will. As she predeceased her brother Sir John Mortimer (d. 1504), it was actually her son Thomas who was (presumably) Sir John's heir (and he was later the heir of Elizabeth's mother (Eleanor). Roger Copley, the father of his last wife Eleanor, was probably not a knight. In his will Thomas provides for prayers for the soul of Elizabeth and for the soul of his living wife Eleanor, but makes no mention of any other wife. Favoured Henry VIII's divorce and had large grants of monastic lands.
  • Father: Richard WEST (3º B. West of Oakhanger / 8º B. De La Warr)
  • Mother: Catherine HUNGERFORD (B. De La Warr)
  • Married 1: Eleanor PERCY
  • Married 2: Elizabeth MORTIMER (B. De La Warr) (d. 29 Jun 1502) (dau. of Hugh Mortimer of Mortimer's Hall, and Eleanor Cornwall) ABT 1480
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth WEST (C. Worcester)
    • 2. Thomas WEST (5º B. West of Oakhanger / 10º B. De La Warr)
    • 3. William WEST
    • 4. Eleanor WEST
    • 5. Dorothy WEST
    • 6. Anne WEST
  • Married 3: Eleanor COPLEY (B. De La Warr) (dau. of Sir Roger Copley and Jane (Anne) Hoo) BEF 1507
  • Children:
    • 7. Owen WEST
    • 8. Barbara WEST
    • 9. George WEST (Sir Knight)
    • 10. Leonard WEST
  • From: WEST (4º B. West of Oakhanger / 9º B. De La Warr)


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60
    • by Isaac Saunders Leadam
  • WEST, Sir THOMAS, eighth Baron West and ninth Baron De La Warr (1472?–1554), soldier and courtier, born about 1472, was son and heir of Thomas West, eighth baron De La Warr, by Elizabeth, sister and heir of Sir John Mortimer and daughter of Hugh Mortimer of Mortimer's Hall, Hampshire, where West was probably born in 1472 (Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, xiv. ii. 544, 547). In 1492 West was admitted to Gray's Inn. On 25 Jan. 1503 he was one of the esquires in attendance at the wedding feast of the Princess Margaret [see Tudor, Margaret] (Hist. MSS. Comm. 1888, Duke of Rutland's MSS. i. 18). On 30 June 1513 West was a captain in Henry VIII's army at the sieges of Thérouanne and Tournai, and was dubbed a knight-banneret at Lille on 14 Oct. 1513 (Metcalfe, Book of Knights, p. 45). On his return he resided at Halnaker or Halfnaker, Sussex, which he had acquired by marriage with Elizabeth, younger daughter and coheir of John Bonville. Here, on 23 May 1517, he received license to impark three hundred acres (Letters and Papers, ii. 3311). He occasionally attended court, and in 1520 was at the Field of the Cloth of Gold (ib. iii. 237, 241, 243; Chron. of Calais, p. 22), and at the interview of Henry VIII with Charles V at Gravelines on 10 July. At Christmas 1521 he was appointed carver to the king (Letters and Papers, iii. 1899). On 27 May 1522 he was at the meeting of Henry VIII with Charles V at Canterbury (ib. 2288). In 1523–4 he was a commissioner of subsidy for Sussex (ib. 3282, iv. 214, p. 83). On 10 Nov. 1524 he was pricked high sheriff for Surrey and Sussex (ib. 819). He succeeded to the title and estates of De La Warr on the death of his father, whose will was proved on 25 Feb. 1525–6. Having rebuilt Halnaker, he entertained Henry VIII there with ‘great cheer’ (ib. 2407) in August 1526. These expenses were probably the cause of his constant letters to Cromwell pleading ‘poverty’ and soliciting leave of absence from parliament (ib. v. 709, vi. 536, vii. 12, 1412, viii. 21). He was one of the peers who on 13 July 1530 subscribed the declaration to Clement VII urging the divorce (ib. iv. 6513). In January 1534, soliciting from Cromwell leave of absence from parliament on the ground of poverty, he adds that his proxy is as good as himself, ‘for I can reason no matter, but say yea or nay for the impediment God has given me in my tongue’ (ib. vii. 12). Nevertheless, he was summoned to sit upon the trial of Lord Dacre, and joined in his acquittal on 10 July 1534 (ib. 962, x.).
  • On 20 April 1534 De La Warr was nominated a commissioner for Sussex to receive the oaths to the act of succession (ib. 518). The nomination was an act of policy, for he was intimate with the Lisles [see Plantagnet, Arthur, Viscount Lisle] (ib. vi. 1179, 1180, vii. 644, 1577), and with Robert Sherborne [q. v.], bishop of Chichester, who were known to be opposed to the ecclesiastical policy of the government. The clerical party spoke of him as ‘the whole stay of our corner of Sussex’ (ib. vii. 1243). Upon the dissolution of Boxgrove on 26 March 1537 he purchased the goods of the house (Dugdale, Monasticon, iv. 649; Letters and Papers, ix. 509, 530, XII. i. 747), and, having vainly endeavoured to obtain an exchange of its lands for his hereditary estate of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, succeeded (29 Hen. VIII) in procuring a grant of a lease of the priory and rectory (ib. XIII. i. 585).
  • On 15 May 1536 De La Warr sat on a full panel of available peers (Friedmann, Anne Boleyn, ii. 274) at the trial of Anne Boleyn and her brother, and his friend George Boleyn, lord Rochford [q. v.] He henceforth acted with the opposition, who disliked the religious changes. After the northern rebellion De La Warr was evidently anxious to strengthen his position at court, and in 1537 was twice an unsuccessful candidate for the Garter (Letters and Papers, xii. i. 1008, ii. 445). He was among the peers who on 14 May 1537 convicted Lord John Hussey [q. v.] and Thomas, lord Darcy [q. v.] (ib. i. 1199, 1207), of complicity in the northern insurrection. On 15 Oct. he ‘uncovered the basins’ at the christening of Prince Edward (Edward VI; ib. XIII. ii. 911), and was one of the supporters of the canopy over the corpse at the funeral of Queen Jane Seymour [q. v.] at Windsor on 14 Nov. (ib. 1060). He was anxious to display vigilance on behalf of the government, and on 14 April 1538 sent Cromwell information of the disaffected language of the vicar of Walberton, a parish near Halnaker (ib. 759). Yet he was so vehement in his religious conservatism that he dismissed one of his servants who ‘were of the new opinions’ (ib. ii. 829, 1). It is evident that he was already under suspicion of disloyalty. A letter written by him to Cromwell from Halnaker on 9 Oct. 1538 (ib. 570) excuses his absence from London, and says he is ‘evil at ease.’ He had reason for the anxiety he felt (ib. 963). His intimate friends Sir Geoffrey Pole [q. v.] and Lord Montague, whom he had been entertaining at Halnaker the previous midsummer, had been arrested on suspicion of treason. Pole's confession implicated De La Warr (ib. p. 266) and George Crofts [q. v.], a prebendary of Chichester (ib. 695, 2, p. 264). Crofts confessed that De La Warr had made the particularly odious charge against the government that it only secured the conviction of Lord Darcy by a promise to the peers that he should be pardoned (ib. 803). On the other hand, De La Warr had expressed disapproval of the northern rebellion, and ‘rejoiced when the same was ended’ (ib. 822). More serious was the evidence of De La Warr's brother-in-law, Sir Henry Owen, on 13 Nov. Not only had De La Warr frequently denounced ‘the plucking down of abbeys and the reading of these new English books;’ Sir Henry had ‘known much familiarity to have been between the Marquis of Exeter’ [see Courtenay, Henry], the arch-suspect, and De La Warr (ib. 821). It is significant that on 4 Nov. 1538 the marquis and Lord Montague were sent to the Tower and on the same day Cromwell received a gratuity of 20l. from De La Warr (ib. XIV. ii. 327). The depositions against De La Warr were collected (ib. XIII. ii. 831–2). At the end of November he was examined before the privy council and confined to his house in London (ib. 968). On 1 Dec. the council wrote to the king apologising for not proceeding ‘more summarily’ (ib.) On 2 Dec. De La Warr was sent to the Tower. On 15 Dec. information reached the government of mysterious nocturnal visits to Halnaker, presumably to put evidence out of the way (ib. 1062). But the house was not searched, and De La Warr evidently had powerful friends. The clerical party in Sussex boldly predicted his speedy return (ib.) About 20 Dec. he was released (ib. 1112) upon recognisances of 3,000l., the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk and the Earl of Sussex being among his sureties (ib. 1117).
  • But De La Warr's opposition had been crushed. Early in November 1539 Cromwell wrote to Lady De La Warr that the king had forgiven her husband (ib. XIV. ii. 481). As a sign of grace his recognisances were discharged on 18 Nov. 1539, before the twelvemonth had expired (ib. 619–45). The pardon was not gratuitous. Henry intimated that he would like to have Halnaker in exchange for a grant of crown land (ib. 481). There was no alternative but prompt submission. Within a fortnight Halnaker was surveyed for the crown (ib. 544). The nunnery of Wherwell, Hampshire, was accepted in exchange, the grant being dated 24 March 1540 (ib. xv. 436–72; cf. ib. p. 219, c. 74). On 11 Dec. 1539 Cromwell received from De La Warr a fee of 50l. for his services (ib. XIV. ii. 328), and the language of Lady De La Warr seems to point to him as the author of the release of her husband from confinement (ib. 481).
  • De La Warr now reappeared at court. He was present at Henry's reception of Anne of Cleves on 3 Jan. 1540 (ib. xv. 5). On the following 23 July he purchased from the court of augmentations a house and chapel in the White Friars, Fleet Street (ib. p. 567; Pat. Rolls, 36 Hen. VIII, pt. i.). He had vacated Halnaker, which the king suffered to go to ruin (State Papers, Dom. Edw. VI, i. 30), and had moved to his father's house at Offington, Sussex, where on 22 June he obtained license to enclose land for his park (Letters and Papers, xv. 831–59). In 1541 he again twice became an unsuccessful candidate for the Garter (ib. xvi. 449, 751). His proxies at the opening of parliament on 29 Jan. 1546 were Lord St. John, great master, and Lord Russell, privy seal (Lords' Journals), a proof that he had now surrendered to the court party. But on the opening of parliament on 4 Nov. 1547, and on 24 Nov. 1548, he nominated Lord Seymour of Sudeley and Lord Morley (ib. i. 316, 355), showing that on the death of Henry VIII he had passed into opposition. In this he was perhaps influenced by the marriage of his niece Jane Guildford with John Dudley, earl of Warwick and afterwards duke of Northumberland [q. v.] It was probably through the influence of the earl, then at the height of his power, that on 1 Dec. 1549 De La Warr was elected a knight of the Garter.
  • De La Warr, having no children, had adopted as his heir, at some date after 1540, William West, son and heir of Sir George West of Warbleton, Sussex. Sir George was De La Warr's younger half-brother by his father's second wife, Eleanor Copley (Collins, Peerage, v. 16). According to Dugdale, William West was bred up by De La Warr in his own house; but ‘being not content to stay till his uncle's natural death, prepared poison to dispatch him quickly’ (Baronage, ii. 141). De La Warr thereupon brought in a bill of attainder to disinherit West. The record of De La Warr's attendances in the House of Lords during November 1549, when the bill passed the lords, confirms this (Lords' Journals). The bill was apparently thrown out by the commons, a new bill being introduced on 9 Jan. 1550. On 23 Jan. West, who had been imprisoned in the Tower, was brought to the bar of the house. ‘He clearly denied the fact, but confessed his hand to be at the confession, which he did for fear.’ Witnesses were called, the house considered his guilt proved, and the bill was passed two days later. It is possible that religious animosities played some part in this case. At any rate, it is certain that De La Warr not only forgave West but left him 350l. a year for life, a house in London, and his manors of Offington and Ewhurst (see West's statement in State Papers, Dom. Eliz. iii. 39).
  • It is evident that during Edward VI's reign De La Warr retained his religious convictions so far as they were consistent with his personal security. On 29 Sept. 1550 he denounced a Sussex clergyman to the privy council for irreverent language about the sacrament (Acts of Privy Council). On 14 April 1551 he was nominated, jointly with Lord Arundel, lord lieutenant of Sussex (ib.), probably through Warwick's influence. But when, as Duke of Northumberland, that peer proclaimed Lady Jane Grey, De La Warr declared for Mary. His loyalty was rewarded by a grant of two hundred marks per annum and nomination to the privy council (Rymer, Fœdera, xv. 352). He died in October 1554. Henry Machyn [q. v.] the diarist, a political sympathiser, speaks of him as ‘the good Lord De La Warr,’ and describes him as ‘the best howssekeeper in Sussex’ (Diary, p. 71). His funeral was sumptuous (ib.) He was buried at Broadwater, near Offington, close to the magnificent tomb he had erected there to his father. His monument in that church also survives. The ‘powr chapell to be buryed in’ which he had originally destined for himself at Boxgrove is another splendid specimen of Tudor art. In it was buried his wife, who predeceased him, it being near her ancestral domain of Halnaker. A poetical epitaph, composed in his honour by his friend Henry Parker, lord Morley, is printed in Wood's ‘Fasti,’ i. 117.
  • West's nephew, William West, first (or tenth) Baron De La Warr (1519?–1595), who had been adopted by his uncle, and by act of parliament in 1549–50 was disabled from all honours on the ground that ‘he, being not content to stay till his uncle's natural death, prepared poison to despatch him quickly,’ was none the less on 10 April 1563 restored in blood, and on 5 Feb. 1569–70 is believed to have been created by patent Baron De La Warr; he was summoned to parliament by writs from 8 May 1572 to 19 Feb. 1591–2, and sat on the trials of the Duke of Norfolk and the Earl of Arundel; he died on 30 Dec. 1595; and a portrait of him, attributed to Holbein, was exhibited at Kensington in 1868 (Cat. Third Loan Exhib. No. 629). His son Thomas, second or eleventh baron, claimed the precedency of his great-uncle's ancient barony, which the House of Lords, by a decision of very doubtful legality, granted (see G. E. C[okayne], Complete Peerage, iii. 48–9n.) The second or eleventh baron died on 24 March 1601–2, leaving, besides other issue, Thomas West, third or twelfth baron De La Warr [q. v.], Francis West [q. v.], John (d. 1659?), and Nathaniel, all of whom went to Virginia and took part in its government (see Brown, Genesis U.S.A., ii. 1047–8).
  • [State Papers, Dom., Hen. VIII, Edw. VI, Eliz.; Pat. Rolls, Hen. VIII (Record office); Journals of the House of Lords; Journals of the House of Commons; Acts of the Privy Council, ed. Dasent, 1890, fol.; Nichols's Lit. Remains of Edward VI (Roxburghe Club), 1857; Machyn's Diary (Camden Soc.), 1847; Strype's Ecclesiastical Memorials, 1822, and Annals of the Reformation, 1824; Douthwaite's Gray's Inn, 1886; Foster's Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1889; Dugdale's Monast. Angl. 1830, and Baronage of England, 1676; Nicolas's Testamenta Vetusta, 1826, 2 vols.; Jones's Hist. of Brecknockshire, 1809, 2 vols.; Collins's Peerage, ed. Brydges, 1812, vol. v.; Dallaway's Hist. of Sussex, 1815, vol. ii.; Elwes and Robinson's Castles, Manors, and Mansions of West Sussex, 1879; Cartwright's Rape of Bramber, 1830, 2 vols.; Tierney's History and Account of Arundel, 1834; Collinson's History of Somerset, 1791, 3 vols.; An Account of the Hospitals, &c., in Bristol, 1775; Cranidge's Mirror for the Burgesses and Commonalty of Bristol, 1818; Corry's History of Bristol, 1816, 2 vols.; Birch's Original Documents relating to Bristol, 1875; Carlisle's Endowed Grammar Schools, 1818, vol. ii.; Beltz's Order of the Garter, 1841.]


  • The peerage of England. 3 vols. [in 4. Sig. N6,7 of vol. 1, 3B1 of vol. 2 ...
  • Pg.383
  • Which RICHARD, LORD DE LA WARR, being a ftout affertor of the intereft of the houfe of Lancafter, in the wars of that time againft the houfe of York; .... etc, However, he did not long remain abroad, for he (y) had fummons to parliament from 38 Hen. VI. to 12 Edw. IV, inclufive, and died (z) on March 10, 1475-6, 16 Edward IV. poffeffed of the manors of Hempfton-Cantilupe, in com. Devon; Mapoudre, Walverton, Cherleton, Compton-Valence, Hynton-Martell, Mayn-Martell in New-Peverell, in Dorfetfhire; Bournehall and Hertefbourne, in com. Hertford; Newton-Valence, Wynketon, Barton-Peverell, Okenhanger, and Tirftwode, in com. Southamp. Midfomer-Norton, Bruftlyngton, Shipton-Malet, Efton-Lucies, Swalclyffe, Eft-Hacche, Alynton, Bredmere, Wyke, with the park of Rounde, Sutton-Mandeville, Stratford-Tony, Hafildon and Upton, in Wiltfhire. Leaving iffue (a), by Catherine his firft wife, daughter of Robert Lord Hungerford, by Margaret (daughter and heir of William Lord Botreaux) his wife, five fons, viz. 1. Thomas, who fucceeded him in his honours; 2. John; 3. Reginald; 4. Edward; 5. Richard, a Francifcan friar at Greenwich: alfo two daughters, Margaret (b), wife of Sir Nicholas Strelley, of Strelley, in com. Nott. (who died in London, on April 30, 1491, and was buried in the church of St. Andrew's Wardrobe, near Baynard's-Caftle) and Margery, a nun at Syon, in Middlefex.
  • Which THOMAS, in the life-time of his father, though not more than eighteen years old, was in that expedition into France (c), in 1474 .... etc.
  • Pg.385
  • This Thomas Lord la Warre, ftiling himfelf Knight of the Garter (r), made his will on October 8, 1524, whereby he orders his body to be buried in a tomb of free-ftone, within the chancel of the parifh church of Broadwater, .... etc.
  • Pg.386
  • .... the probate whereof bears date on February 12, 1525, which fhews he died foon after. He married two wifes (g), whereof I shall firft trace the iffue he had by his firft wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh, fifter and heir of Sir John Mortimer, of Mortimer's Hall, in com. Southamp. which were two fons, Thomas, who fucceeded to his eftates and honour, and William who died iffue-lefs; alfo four daughters; Eleanor, married to Sir Edward Guldeford, of Hempfted-place, and Halden, in Kent, Knt. warden of the Cinque-ports, who had iffue, by her, Joan, wife of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland; Dorothy, to Sir Henry Owen, Knt. Elizabeth, to Charles Somerfet, Earl of Worcefter; Anne, to Thomas Lord Clinton, .... etc.
  • THOMAS WEST, LORD LA WARRE, fon and heir to Thomas, laft Lord la Warre, (t) was, in 5 Henry VIII. with his father, at the fieges of Therouenne and Tournay .... etc.
  • Pg. 387
  • .... And having married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Sir John Bonville, Knt. left no iffue by her, departing this life, on September 25, 1554, at Offington, and was buried near his father at Broadwater, in Suffex, October 12 (b), with .... etc.
  • Pg.388
  • I have before mentioned, that Thomas, father of the laft Lord, had two wives; and I am now to treat of the iffue he had by his fecond wife (e), Eleanor, daughter of Sir Roger Copley, of Gatton, in Surrey, Knt. which were three fons, viz. Sir Owen (f), Sir George, and Leonard (or Reginald, accord-
  • Pg.389
  • ing to Vifitation of Hampfhire). Of which fons, Sir Owen, the eldeft, married Mary, daughter of Sir George Guildford, aof Hempfted-place in Kent, Knt. and by his will, on July 17 1551, being then fick, orders his body to be buried where he departs this life. To dame Mary Weft, his wife, he bequeaths the lordfhip of Hynton-Martyll, during her life, and after to his two daughters, Mary and Anne. He conftitutes dame Mary, his wife, his fole executrix; and the Lord his brother, and his brother Guilford, fupervifors; and bequeaths to each a gelding. The probate is dated October 30, 1551, whereby it appears he did not recover. His daughter, Mary, (* who at length became his fole heir) was married firft to Sir Adrian Poynings, Knt. and fecondly to Sir Richard Rogers, Knt.
  • Leonard Weft, third and youngeft fon by the faid fecond marriage, had, by the laft will and teftament of his father Sir Thomas Weft, Knt. Lord la Warre, Knight of the Garter, bearing date on October 8, 1524 (g), the manors of Sutton-Maundeville, and Hafilden, in Wiltfhire; and the manor of Brodele in Dorfetfhire; which were fettled on him, and his heirs male; in default, on Sir Thomas Weft, Knt. his fon and heir. And his father dying poffeffed of a very great eftate, in the counties of Suffex, Southampton, and in Wiltfhire, Dorfetfhire, Somerfetfhire, Gloucefterfhire, Warwickfhire, Leicefterfhire, Lincolnfhire, and Lancafhire, which he fettled on Sir Thomas Weft, Knt. his fon and heir, and his heirs male; and, in default therof, entailed his faid eftate on Owen Weft, his fon, remainder to George Weft, and the faid Leonard Weft.
  • On the deceafe of his father he was in his youth; but in the parliament (which was fummoned to meet at Oxford, on April 2, 1554(h)) he was one of the members for the borough of Shoreham, in Suffex. He married (i) Barbara, daughter of Sir William Gafcoigne, of Gawthorpe, in Yorkfhire, Knt. by whom he had iffue four fons; Thomas and Anthony, who died infants; William; and John, of whom I fhall further treat: alfo, four daughters, Mary, St. Armand, Margaret, and Anne; whereof Mary was the wife of Ralph Vavafor, of Hazlewood, in com. Ebor. Efq; and Margaret, of Thomas Brown, of Weftwood, in com. Lincoln, Efq.
  • I now return to JOHN WEST, Efq; the only furviving fon of the faid Leonard Weft. He refided at Banbury, in Oxfordfhire, and had to wife Mary, daughter of ___ Throg-
  • Pg.390
  • morton, by whom he had two fons; John, who died in his infancy; and Aholiab Weft, who married Elizabeth Prefton, grand-daugher (k) of Thomas Prefton, Doctor of the civil Law, and mafter of Trinity-hall, in the univerfity of Cambridge, who, on Queen Elizabeth's being entertained at Oxford, in the beginning of September, 1564, was incorporated, on the fixth of the faid month, mafter of arts of that univerfity. The faid Aholiab died at Fawefley, in Northamptonfhire, in 1628, leaving iffue by the faid Elizabeth, his wife, Richard Weft, Efq; who married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of James Hill .... etc.
  • SIR GEORGE WEST, fecond fon of Thomas Lord Warre, by his 2d wife, Eleanor Copley, married Elizabeth, eldeft of the two daughters and coheirs of Sir Anthony (or Sir Robert, as in the Vifitations of Hampfhire and Surrey) Moreton, of Lechlade, in Gloucefterfhire; .... ; and had iffue by her .... etc.


  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (1894)
  • Lineage. — THE HON. LEONARD WEST, youngest son of Thomas, Lord De la Warr, K.G., by Eleanor his 2nd wife, dau. of Sir Roger Copley, Knt. of Gatton, sat, 1554, as one of the Members for the borough of Shoreham, in the Parliament summoned to meet at Oxford. He m. Barbara, dau. of Sir William Gascoigne, Knt. of Gawthorpe, and had (with four daus., of whom Mary, m. Ralph Vavasor, Esq. of Haslewood; and Margaret, m. Thomas Brown, Esq. of Westwood) four sons, who all d. young, except the youngest,
  • JOHN WEST, Esq., who resided at Banbury, co. Oxford. He m. Mary Throckmorton, and was father of
  • AHOLIAB WEST, Esq., m. Elizabeth Preston, grand-dau. of Thomas Preston, D.C.L., Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; and dying 1628, left a son,
  • RICHARD WEST, Esq., m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of James Hill, Esq. of Hillmorton, co. Warwick, and had four sons, James, John, Richard, and Aholiab, who all d. without issue, except the 3rd,
  • RICHARD WEST, Esq. of Priors Marston, co. Warwick, m. Mary Russell, of the RUSSELLS of Strensham, co. Worcester, and was father of .... etc.


  • Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ... By Douglas Richardson
  • Pg.50
  • .... etc.
  • 11. CHARLES SOMERSET (or BEAUFORT), K.G., of Gower Glamorgan, Chepstow and Raglan, Monmouthshire, and Kew, Surrey, Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard, 1486, Knight for the Body to King Henry VII, 1486-1503, Constable of Abergavenny, Cardiff, Helmsley, Monmouth, Montgomery, Pains, Ruthin, and Usk Castles, Captain and Admiral of the Fleet, 1488-9, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, 1501, Steward of Ewyas Lacy and Monmouth, 1503, Privy Councillor, 1505, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, 1508-26, Sheriff of Glamorgan, 1509, Joint Steward of the Liberties of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1509, Chancellor and Chief Forester of Glamorgan, 1515, illegitimate son, born about 1460. He was knighted by Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond (afterwards Henry VII) on his landing at Milford Haven 7 Ag. 1485. As "the bastard Somerset," he was allowed 3 yards of cloth of gold for the Coronation of Henry VII in Oct. 1485. In March 1486 King Henry VII granted "Charles de Somerset, knt., natural son of Henry, late duke of Somerset" the manors of Tilbrook, Huntingdonshire, and Caldecot, Chelveston, Duston, Tichemersh, Middleton, and Collingtree, Northamptonshire, they being in the hands of the Crown by forteiture of various parties by virtue of an act of Parliament. He served in the vanguard under the Earl of Oxford at the Battle of Stoke 16 June 1487. He married (1st) 2 June 1492 ELIZABETH HERBERT, suo jure Lady Herbert, daughter and heiress of William Herbert, Knt., Earl of Huntingdon, 2nd Lord Herbert, by is 1st wife, Mary, daughter of Richard Wydeville, K.G., 1st Earl of Rivers, Constable of England, Lord High Treasurer [see HERBERT 13 for her ancestry]. She was born about 1476-7 (aged 16 in 1492, and 30 in 1507). They had one son, Henry, Knt. [2nd Earl of Worcester], and one daughter, Elizabeth (wife of John Savage, Knt., and Willam Brereton). His wife, Elizabeth, was co-heiress in 1491 to her uncle, Richard Sydeville, K.B., 3rd Earl Rivers. He was appointed a Trier of Petitions in Parliament in 1504. In 1506 he acquired the manor of Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire from Richard Grey, Earl of Kent. He was summoned to Parliament on 17 Oct. 1509 and 28 Nov. 1511, by writ directed Carolo Somerset de Herbert Chivaler, whereby he is held to have become Lord Somerset or Lord Herbert. His wife, Elizabeth, died between 29 Jan. 1508/9 and 21 March 1512/3, and was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire. He married (2) ELIZABETH WEST, daughter of Thomas West, K.G., 8th Lord la Warre, 5th Lord West, by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth daughter of Hugh Mortimer, Knt. [see WEST 12 for her ancestry]. They had two sons, Charles, Knt., and George, Knt., and one daughter, Mary. He distinguished himself at the Sieges of Therouanne and Tournai in France in 1513, and for his services was created Earl of Worcester 1 Feb. 1513/4. He was Chief Ambassador to France in 1514 for the espousal of Princess Mary to King Louis XII of France. He married (3rd) ELEANOR SUTTON (or DUDLEY), daughter of Edward Sutton (or Dudley), K.B., 2nd Lord Dudley, by Cecily, daughter and co-heiress of William Willoughby, Knt. [see SUTTON 9 for her ancestry]. They had no issue. As Lord Chamberlain, he was largely responsible for the arrangements at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. SIR CHARLES SOMERSET, 1st Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert, died 15 April 1526, and was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire. He left a will dated 21 March 1523/4, proved 20 Nov. 1526 (P.C.C. 13 Porch). In the period, 1526-9, Henry Grey, Knt., 2nd son of George Grey, Earl of Kent sued his widow, Eleanor, in Chancery regarding the detention of deeds relating to the manors of Great Brickhill, Roydon, Bodmansfylde, Foxley, and other manors and lands, which he claimed as reversioner upon the death of his brother Richard Grey, late Earl of Kent. Eleanor married (2nd) (as his 2nd wife) [LORD] LEONARD GREY, Carver
  • Pg.51
  • in the Royal Household, Marshal of the Army in Ireland, 1535, Deputy Chief Governor of Ireland, 1536, Keeper of Beaumanor Park, Leicestershire, 6th but 2nd surviving son of Thomas Grey, K.G., K.B., 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lord Ferrers of Groby, Harington, Bonville, and Astley, by his 2nd wife, Cecily, suo jure Lady Harington and Bonville, daughter of William Bonville, Knt., 6th Lord Harington [see GROBY 13 for his ancestry]. he was born about 1490. His wife, Eleanor, died before 24 May 1532. He was crated Viscount Grane [co. Carlow, Ireland] 2 Jan. 1535/6. In 1539 he defeated a large force of rebel Irish and Scots. His favoring the Geraldine party laid his conduct open to suspicion. On his arrival in England in 1540, he was sent a prisoner to the Tower about 1 June. [LORD] LEONARD GREY. Viscount Grane, was found guilty of high treason and executed on Tower Hill 28 July 1541. .... etc.
  • Child of Charles Somerset, K.G., by Elizabeth Herbert:
    • i. HENRY SOMERSET, Knt., 2nd Earl of Worcester [see next].
  • Child of Charles Somerset, K.G., by Elizabeth West:
    • i. MARY SOMERSET, married (1st) WILLIAM GREY, K.G., 13th Lord Grey of Wilton [see WILTON 12]; (2nd) ROBERT CARR (or CARRE), Esq., of Aswarby, Lincolnshire [see WILTON 12].
  • 12. .... etc.


  • Sir Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr and 5th Baron West KB KG succeeded to his titles at the age of 19. He had an active military career under both Henry VII and Henry VIII, and was multiply honored as a result. He married three times and fathered ten children, including his heir, Thomas, and Sir Owen West, among whose heirs the Barony of West remains abeyant to this day. He is buried in Broadwater Church in Broadwater Sussex England.


Notes: Knight of the Garter. 18 Jan 1477/78 Knight of the Bath in reign of Henry VII. 1497 one of the Chief Commanders at Battle of Blackheath. 1510 Knight of the Garter. 1513 Served in Battle of Spurs. Attended Henry VIII on Field of the Cloth of Gold. Favoured Henry VIIIs divorce and had large grants of monastic lands.

Thomas (West), Lord La Warre and Lord West son and heir aged 19 and more at his father's death. He obtained special livery of his lands, 1 Sept 1476, having served two years previously, in the expedition to France. Knighted by the King 14 Jan 1477/78. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 Nov 1482 to 15 April 1583. Espousing the cause of Henry VII, he obtained from that King, 5 Mar 1485/86 Large grants from the estates in Sussex of the attainted Duke of Norfolk, including the honour of Bramber, the forest of St. Leonards, the towns of Horsham, Shoreham, &c. He was in 1491 one of the commanders in Flanders; aided in suppressing the Cornish rebels in 1497; in 1513 was at the sieges of Therouenne and Tourney, being made a knight in Benneret at the defeat of the French at Guinegate, known as the Battle of the Spurs, 18 Aug 1513. Present at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Nominated K.G. 23 April and was installed 11 May 1510. Attended the King's sister in 1514 at her marriage to Louis XII of France.

Sources: 1) Some Corrections and Additions to The Complete Peerage www.medieval Rec. 21 Aug 2001, IV, De La Warre. 2) Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, Charles Mosley, Editor-in-Chief, 1999 Rec. Date: 31 Aug 2001, 793. 3) Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., Fifth Edition, 1999, Rec. Date: 31 Aug 2001, 4-12. 4) Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Briton and the United Kingdom , by G.E. Cockayne, Sutton Publishing LTD, 2000. Rec. Date: 31 Aug 2001, 155-6. XIV: 243. 5) Jim Weber Rec. Date: 31 Aug 2001 6) Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weiss, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 1999 Rec. Date: 31 Aug 2001, 18-35


  • 2B) ELEANOR CORNEWALL, born 1430/5, married 1st, Sir Hugh Mortimer, of Kyre Wyard and Martley, Worcestershire, and Tedstone Wafer, Herefordshire, heir of the Tedstone Wafer Mortimers. He was killed at Wakefield in December 1460, and was buried in the Church of St. Peter, Martley. By him she had a son and a daughter. She married 2nd, Sir Richard Croft (d. 29 July 1509), of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, sheriff of Herefordshire 1471-72, 1477, 1486, MP Herefordshire 1477, and had three more sons and five more daughters. The Crofts had occupied Croft Castle since before the Conquest. Eleanor was the governess of Edward IV's sons at Ludlow Castle. She died 23 Dec. 1519, at an advanced age, and was buried with her second husband in the chapel of Croft Castle (tomb now in St. Michael church, Croft). Issue:
    • 2B2) ELIZABETH MORTIMER, LADY DE LA WARR, born 1455/60, married about 1480, Sir Thomas West, 8th Lord De La Warr (c.1457- 11 Oct. 1525), and died 29 June 1502, having had issue at least one son and four daughters.


  • 'West01'
  • Thomas West in Swallowcliffe (a 1275) presumed father of ...
    • 1. Sir Thomas West in Swallowcliffe (d 01.11.1343/4)
    • m. (before 1321) Eleanor Cantilupe (a 04.1344, dau of Sir John Cantilupe of Hempston Cantelupe)
      • A. Sir Thomas West of Hempston Cantelupe (b c1321, d 03.09.1386)
      • m. (before 1365) Alice Fitzherbert (d before 01.09.1395, Reynold Fitzherbert of Midsomer Norton (by Joan Hakluyt), sister/heir of Edmund)
        • i. Sir Thomas West of Oakhanger, 1st Lord (b 1365, d 17/9.04.1405)
        • m. (before 02.05.1384) Joan La Warr (d 24.04.1404, dau of Sir Roger La Warr, 3rd Lord)
          • a. Sir Thomas West, 2nd Lord (b 1392, dsp 30.09.1416)
          • m. (before 02.07.1406) Ida de St. Amand (b 06.05.1392, d before 06.11.1416, dau of Almarle, 3rd Lord St. Almand)
          • b. Sir Reginald or Reynold West, 3rd Lord West, 6th Lord La Warr (b 07.09.1395, d 27.08.1450/1)
          • m1. (before 17.02.1428/9) Margaret Thorley (d before 24.11.1433, dau/heir of Robert Thorley of Tybeste)
            • (1) Sir Richard West, 7th Lord De La Warr (b 28.10.1430, d 10.03.1475-6)
            • m. (before 10.06.1451) Catherine Hungerford (d 12.05.1493, dau of Robert Hungerford of Heytesbury, Lord)
              • (A) Thomas West, 8th Lord De La Warr (b by 1432, d 11.10.1525)
              • m1. (before 24.08.1494) Elizabeth Mortimer (d 1536, dau of Hugh Mortimer of Mortimer's Hall by Eleanor, dau of John Cornwall)
                • (i) Sir Thomas West, 9th Lord De La Warr (dsp 25.09.1554)
                • m. (before 24.08.1494) Elizabeth Bonville (dau of Sir John Bonville of Halnaker)
                • (ii) Eleanor West
                • m. Sir Edward Guilford or Guildeford
                • (iii) Dorothy West
                • m. Sir Henry Owen of Easebourn
                • (iv) Elizabeth West identified in TCP (Worcester) as the Elizabeth who married ...
                • m. Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester (b c1460, d 15.04.1526)
                • (v)+ other issue - William (dsp), Anne, Margaret
              • m2. Eleanor Copley (dau of Sir Roger Copley of Roughway and/or Gatton)
                • (viii) Sir Owen West (d 10.1551)
                  • (a) Mary West
                  • m1. Sir Adrian Poynings, Governor of Portsmouth (d c1571)
                  • m2. Sir Richard Rogers
                  • (b) Anne West
                • (ix) Sir George West of Warbleton (d 1558)
                • m. Elizabeth Morton (dau of Sir Robert (sb Anthony?) Morton of Lechlade)
                  • (a) Sir William West, 1st Lord De La Warr (b before 1520, d 30.12.1595)
                  • This title was a new creation.
                  • m1. (before 1555) Elizabeth Strange (dau of Thomas Strange of Chesterton)
                  • m2. Anne Swift (d after 10.1611, dau of Henry Swift of Andover)
                • The following comes from Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, West Lord Delaware).
                  • (b) Sir Thomas West of Testwood, Southamptonshire (d 11.08.1622)
                  • m. _ Hotofte
                    • ((1)) Mary West
                    • m. Sir John Leigh of Couldrey
                  • (c) Margaret West
                  • m1/2. Thomas Arundell
                  • It appears that Margaret also married ...
                  • m2/1. Humphrey Clarke of Buckford
                • (x) Leonard West (a 1554)
                • m. Barbara Gascoigne (dau of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe)
              • Probably of this generation, but (if so) by which marriage is unknown, were ...
                • (xi) Catherine West
                • m. Sir Nicholas Strelley of Strelley
                • (xii) Barbara West of the 2nd marriage ?
                • m. Sir John Guldeford of Hemsted
              • (B)+ 3 sons (including Richard, a friar) and 2 daughters (including Margery, a nun)
            • (2) John West of Wath or Waith, Yorkshire (a 1455, 2nd son) probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
            • m. Agnes Iveson (dau/heir of William Iveson of Wath)
            • (3) Margaret West
            • m. Thomas de Echingham of Etchingham
            • (4) Anne West
            • m. Maurice Berkeley of Beverstone
            • (5) Mary West possibly of this generation
            • m. Sir Roger Lewknor
          • m2. (before 19.11.1443) Elizabeth Greyndour (d 01.09.1452, dau of Robert Greyndour of Micheldean and Abenhall)
          • Identified as possibly "brother to Thomas and Reginald West, Barons West" was the following John. However, the date 1325 is noted alongside the identification of his wife. It is not clear whether that date indicated that his wife was living in 1325, in which case perhaps Ralph was a generation earlier than shown, or her father (in which case he may well have been of this generation - though it seems still uncertain as to whether or not he was of this family). Their son John is shown as "living 1380".
          • c. John West of Aughton
          • m. Ann Aughton (dau/heir of Ralph Aughton alias Personson)
  • Main sources: BP1934 (De La Warr), TCP (West), TCP (De La Warr)
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