Frederick Richard West

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Frederick Richard West (1799 – 1 May 1862) was a British Tory MP for Denbigh Boroughs and East Grinstead. He was a member of the Canterbury Association.

Early life[edit]

West was born in 1799 in Hanover Square, London. He was the third son of Frederick West (1773–1852) and Maria Myddleton. He attended Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, from where he left in 1818 without a degree.[1]

Political career[edit]

West was an MP for Denbigh Boroughs from 1826 to 1830, for East Grinstead from 1830 to 1832, and again Denbigh Boroughs again from 1847 to 1857. He was a member of the Canterbury Association from 7 May 1850.[1]


His first marriage was on 14 November 1820 to Lady Georgiana Stanhope. Her parents were Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield (1755–1815) and Henrietta, the third daughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath. His second marriage was in 1827 to Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby, the only daughter of Captain John Whitby RN, and Mary Anna Theresa Symonds.[1] A son from the second marriage was William Cornwallis-West, who later became an MP for West Denbighshire.


  1. ^ a b c Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections. Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 87–88. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Wynne Griffith
Member of Parliament for Denbigh Boroughs
Succeeded by
Robert Myddelton Biddulph
Preceded by
Townshend Mainwaring
Succeeded by
Townshend Mainwaring
Preceded by
Lord Strathavon
Viscount Holmesdale
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
With: Viscount Holmesdale 1830–1832
Constituency abolished