WEST, Thomas III (1577-1618), of Wherwell, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

b. 9 July 1577, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Thomas West II, and bro. of Robert educ. Queen’s Oxf. 1592; travelled abroad 1596-7. m. 25 Nov. 1602, Cecily, da. of Thomas Shirley I of Wiston, 9ch. prob. 3s. Kntd. 1599; suc. fa. as 3rd Baron Delaware 1602.

Offices Held

Gov. and capt. gen. Virginia 1610.

Biography

West’s family had been friendly with the Shirleys of Wiston for many years. Sir Thomas Shirley, his father-in-law, had been a sponsor at his baptism and it was with one of Shirley’s sons that West travelled to Italy after coming down from Oxford. Their expenses