Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr

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Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr
Spouse(s) Katherine Hungerford
Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr
John West
Reginald West
Edward West
Richard West
Francis West
Alice West
Katherine West
Margery West
Noble family De La Warr
Father Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr
Mother Margaret Thorley
Born 28 October 1430
Died 10 March 1476

Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr and 4th Baron West (28 October 1430 – 10 March 1476) was the son of Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, by his first wife, 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.[1][2]

He fought on the Lancastrian side in the Wars of the Roses,[3] receiving an annuity of £40 for his services on 19 December 1459.[1][2]

On 1 July 1463 he had licence to travel abroad for three years with a retinue of 12 servants. He obtained a general pardon on 15 October 1471.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married, before 10 June 1451, Katherine Hungerford (d. 12 May 1493), daughter of Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford, of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, and Margaret Botreaux, daughter of William de Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux, of Boscastle, Cornwall, by whom he had six sons and three daughters:[1][2]

After West's death his widow married, before 1 November 1476, as his second wife, Nicholas Leventhorpe (died c.1505), esquire, of Bramham, West Yorkshire, King's Yeoman and Receiver of Pontefract, son of Geoffrey Leventhorpe.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Richardson IV 2011, pp. 318-19.
  2. ^ a b c d Cokayne 1916, pp. 153-4.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i The West Family Register: Important Lines Traced, 1326-1928, by Letta Brock Stone, Washington, DC: W. F. Roberts Company, 1928
  4. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1075.
  5. ^ Richardson IV 2011, p. 319.


  • Cokayne, George Edward (1916). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday. IV. London: St. Catherine Press. pp. 152–5. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. pp. 319–23.  ISBN 1460992709

External links[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Reginald West
Baron De La Warr
Baron West

Succeeded by
Thomas West