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West, Richard (c. 1691–1726), lord chancellor of Ireland

Nathan Wells

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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West, Richard (c. 1691–1726), lord chancellor of Ireland, was the eldest son of Richard West, a London merchant. Some sources, including O'Flanagan, suggest that he was born in 1670, but a later date is more likely, since he entered the Inner Temple in 1708 and was called to the English bar on 13 June 1714. In April that year he had married ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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