Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr

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Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr
Spouse(s) Margaret Thorley
Elizabeth Greyndour

Issue

Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr
Roger West
Anne West
Margaret West
Elizabeth West
Mary West
Katherine West
Noble family De La Warr
Father Thomas West, 1st Baron West
Mother Joan La Warre
Born 5 or 7 September 1395
Died 27 August 1450
Buried Broadwater, Sussex

Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr and 3rd Baron West (5 or 7 September 1395 – 27 August 1450) was the second son of Thomas West, 1st Baron West (d. 19 April 1405) and Joan La Warre (d. 24 April 1404), widow of Ralph de Wilington (d. 16 August 1382) of Sandhurst, Gloucestershire, and daughter of Roger La Warr, 3rd Baron De La Warr (d. 27 August 1370), by his second wife, Eleanor Mowbray, daughter of John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray. He had an elder brother, Thomas West, 2nd Baron West, a younger brother, John, and a sister Joan, who married firstly Richard Delabere and secondly William Catesby. He inherited the title of Baron West when his brother Thomas West, 2nd Baron West, was accidentally killed at sea on 29 or 30 September 1416, and the title Baron De La Warr in 1427 at the death of his uncle, Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr (d. 7 May 1427).[1][2]

He was knighted at some time prior to 1416, and on 22 November of that year had livery of the lands inherited from his brother, Thomas West, 2nd Baron West.[1][3]

During the wars in France he was captain of the castle of Saint Lo in the Cotentin in Normandy in March 1418 and in April 1421, and captain of the fort of La Motte on 5 December 1419.[1][3]

On 21 June 1427 he had livery of the lands to which he was entitled as heir general of his uncle, Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr.[1][3]

He was summoned to Parliament from 15 July 1427 to 3 August 1429 as Reginaldo la Warre chivaler, and from 25 February 1432 to 23 September 1439 as Reginaldo West chivaler. In October 1427 he petitioned the King and Council 'that he might sit in Parliament with the precedence held by his ancestors, Lords la Warre, who had continually attended Parliament since 27 Edward I'.[1][3]

In 1430 and 1431 he was in France with the King. In 1435 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Sussex. On 10 December 1446 he had licence to travel to Rome with a retinue of 24 servants, and in 13 December had similar licence to travel to the Holy Land. On 14 October 1448 he was to have gone abroad 'on the King's affairs'.[1][3]

He died 27 August 1450, and was buried at Broadwater, Sussex (now part of the town of Worthing).[1][3]

Marriages and issue[edit]

West married firstly, before 17 February 1429, Margaret Thorley, daughter of Robert Thorley, esquire, of Tybeste, Cornwall, and his first wife, Anne de la Pole, widow of Sir Gerard de Lisle, and daughter of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk, by whom he had two sons and five daughters:[3][4]

He married secondly, before 19 November 1443, Elizabeth Greyndour (d. 1 September 1452),[10] daughter and heir of Robert Greyndour (d.1443),[citation needed] esquire, of Clearwell, Gloucestershire, by whom he had no issue. After West's death, his widow married John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, who was beheaded on Tower Hill 18 October 1470.[10][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cokayne 1916, pp. 152-3.
  2. ^ Richardson IV 2011, pp. 317-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Richardson IV 2011, p. 318.
  4. ^ Cokayne 1916, pp. 153-4.
  5. ^ Richardson II 2011, pp. 173-4.
  6. ^ a b c d Richardson IV 2011, p. 319.
  7. ^ Richardson II 2011, p. 102.
  8. ^ Richardson I 2011, pp. 182-3.
  9. ^ Richardson III 2011, pp. 19-20.
  10. ^ a b Cokayne 1916, p. 154.

References[edit]

  • Cokayne, George Edward (1916). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday IV. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 152–4. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 182–3. ISBN 1449966373. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 102, 173–4. ISBN 1449966381. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 19–20. ISBN 144996639X. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 317–19. ISBN 1460992709. 

Ancestry[edit]

Reginald West, 6th Baron de la Warr's ancestors in three generations
Reginald West, 6th Baron de la Warr Father:
Thomas West, 1st Baron West
Paternal Grandfather:
Sir Thomas West
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Sir Thomas West
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Eleanor Cantelupe/Cantelou
(first cousin of William de Cantelou and daughter of Margaret de Mohun, descendant of William de Mohun)
Paternal Grandmother:
Alice Fitzherbert
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Either Edmund Fitzherbert or Reginald Fitzherbert
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Unknown
Mother:
Joan la Warr
Maternal Grandfather:
Roger la Warr, 3rd Baron la Warr
Maternal Great-grandfather:
John la Warr
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margaret Holland
(daughter of Robert de Holand and half-sister of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent)
Maternal Grandmother:
Eleanor Mowbray
Maternal Great-grandfather:
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Joan of Lancaster
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas West
Baron West
1416–1450
Succeeded by
Richard West
Preceded by
Thomas la Warr
Baron De La Warr
1427–1450