Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr

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Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr
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Bornc. 1556
Died24 March 1602
Noble family De La Warr
Spouse(s) Anne Knollys
Issue
Sir Robert West
Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr
Walsingham West
Francis West
John West
Nathaniel West
Elizabeth West
Lettice West
Anne West
Penelope West
Katherine West
Helen West
Anne West (again)
Elizabeth West (again)
Father William West, 1st Baron De La Warr
MotherElizabeth Strange

Thomas West, 2nd and 11th Baron De La Warr ( /ˈdɛləwɛər/ ; [1] c. 1556 – 24 March 1601/1602) of Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire, was a member of Elizabeth I's Privy Council.

Wherwell village in the United Kingdom

Wherwell is a village on the River Test in Hampshire, England. The name may derive from its bubbling springs resulting in the Middle Ages place name “Hwerwyl” noted in AD 955, possibly meaning “kettle springs” or “cauldron springs.” Pronunciation of the name has ranged from “Hurrell” to “Wer-rel” to present-day “Wher-well.”

Hampshire County of England

Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England. The county town is the city of Winchester. Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council.

Elizabeth I of England Queen of England and Ireland

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Biography

Thomas West was the eldest son of William West, 1st Baron De La Warr, by his first wife, Elizabeth Strange, the daughter of Thomas Strange of Chesterton, Gloucestershire. [2] He succeeded his father, who had been created Baron De La Warr and died in 1595, by letters patent in 1597.

William West, 1st Baron De La Warr of the second creation was the elder son of Sir George West (d.1538), second son of Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr, by his third wife, Eleanor Copley, and Elizabeth Morton, widow of Robert Walden, and daughter of Sir Robert Morton of Lechlade, Gloucestershire. He was nephew and adopted heir of his uncle of the half blood, Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr, eldest son of the 8th Baron's second wife, Elizabeth Mortimer.

Gloucestershire County of England

Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

Letters patent type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order

Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation. Letters patent can be used for the creation of corporations or government offices, or for the granting of city status or a coat of arms. Letters patent are issued for the appointment of representatives of the Crown, such as governors and governors-general of Commonwealth realms, as well as appointing a Royal Commission. In the United Kingdom they are also issued for the creation of peers of the realm. A particular form of letters patent has evolved into the modern patent granting exclusive rights in an invention. In this case it is essential that the written grant should be in the form of a public document so other inventors can consult it to avoid infringement and also to understand how to "practice" the invention, i.e., put it into practical use. In the Holy Roman Empire, Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, imperial patent was also the highest form of generally binding legal regulations, e. g. Patent of Toleration, Serfdom Patent etc.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Yarmouth, Isle of Wight in 1586 and for Aylesbury in 1593. He was knighted in 1587. [3]

Yarmouth was a borough constituency of the House of Commons of England then of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two members of parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

Aylesbury (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885 onwards

Aylesbury is a constituency created in 1553 — created as a single-member seat in 1885 — represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom since 1992 by David Lidington, of the Conservative Party.

From 1590 to his death he was one of the two Chamberlains of the Exchequer.

The Chamberlains of the Exchequer were officials of the English Exchequer from its creation until 10 October 1826, when the offices were abolished and their duties transferred to the Auditor of the Exchequer.

In 1597 he petitioned the House of Lords to have the precedence of the original barony, 1299, on the basis that he actually held the ancient peerage. After his claim was admitted, he sometimes referred to himself as 11th Baron.

House of Lords Upper house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom

The House of Lords, also known as the House of Peers and domestically usually referred to simply as the Lords, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Membership is granted by appointment or else by heredity or official function. Like the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

Family

West married, on 19 November 1571, Anne Knollys, daughter of Sir Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey, daughter of William Carey, esquire, by whom he had six sons and eight daughters: [4]

Francis Knollys (the elder) 16th-century English courtier and politician

Sir Francis Knollys, KG of Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire was an English courtier in the service of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Elizabeth I, and was a Member of Parliament for a number of constituencies.

Catherine Carey chief Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I, who was her first cousin

Catherine Carey, after her marriage Catherine Knollys and later known as both Lady Knollys and Lady Catherine Knollys,, was chief Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I, who was her first cousin.

Ancestry

Notes

  1. "De La Warr". Collins English Dictionary .
  2. Richardson IV 2011, pp. 324-5.
  3. "WEST, Thomas II (c.1550-1602), of Offington, Suss. and Wherwell, Hants". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. Richardson IV 2011, pp. 325-9.
  5. West, Robert (c.1574-94), of the Inner Temple, London, History of Parliament Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. Cocke, Henry (1538-1610), of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, History of Parliament Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  7. Oxenbridge, Sir Robert (1508/9-74), of Brede, Sussex, and Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  8. Richardson IV 2011, p. 326.
  9. 1 2 3 Richardson IV 2011, p. 328.
  10. Brenan 1902, p. 208–9.
  11. Richardson IV 2011, pp. 328-9.
  12. 1 2 3 Richardson IV 2011, p. 329.
  13. Richardson IV 2011, p. 327.

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
William West, 1st Baron De La Warr
Baron De La Warr
1595–1602
Succeeded by
Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr