About Aholiab West
- A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (1894)
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- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
- .... 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.
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- .... 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.
- 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-
- ing to Vifitation of Hampfhire). Of which fons, Sir Owen, the eldeft, married Mary, daughter of Sir George Guildford, of 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-
- morton, by whom he had two fons; John, who died in his infancy; and Aholiab Weft, who married Elizabeth Prefton, grand-daughter (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, of Hillmorton, in Warwickfhire, Efq; and by her had four fons, James, John, Richard, and Aholiab; who all died without iffue, except Richard, the third fon, of Priors-Marfton, in Warwickfhire. Which Richard Weft married Mary Ruffel, .... 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.