WEST, Leonard (by 1518-78), of Burghwallis, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Constituency

Dates

Apr. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1518, 3rd s. of Thomas West, 8th Lord la Warr, by 2nd w. Eleanor, da. of Roger Copley of Roughey, Suss. and Gatton, Surr. m. by 1540, Barbara, da. of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Yorks., 3s. 4da.1

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Biography

The youngest of Lord la Warr’s sons, Leonard West was bequeathed the manors of Hasilden and Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, and Bradell, Dorset, although they were to remain with his mother until he became 18. In 1539 he sold Bradell, and the impression of financial difficulty is strengthened by (Sir) William Shelley’s decision, when adding a codicil to his will of 1548, to remit all West’s debts to him. West was included as a remainderman in the Act of 1540 (32 Hen. VIII, c.74) confirming an exchange of lands between his half-brother the 9th Lord la Warr and the King. In 1552 he benefited by the will of his brother-in-law Thomas Gascoigne, whose dislike of his own brother and affection for his sister led him to leave the Yorkshire manors of Burghwallis and Thorpe to the Wests in the event of his dying childless. On Gascoigne’s death West braved the brother