Th17 Margaret Thorley

    Th17 Margaret Thorley (or Thornley) was the daughter of Robert Thorley (Th18) (before 1403 - ) of Tybeste, Cornwall (The family seems to have been seated in Thorley Suffolk which was sold
    Anne de la Pole (Po18)
    Born: about 1410 (contradicts above date: 1396 has been found with the same date of death but in Warwickshire and corresponds fully with the de la Pole Pedigree)
    Married: Lord Reginald West (We17) before 17 Feb. 1428/9.
    Died: before 24 Nov 1433
    and had issue:

    Anne West, married Maurice Berkeley and had Katherine Berkeley
    Possible other Children: 
    (We16) Margaret West
    Richard (4th Lord; de) West 
     Alternative Mothers of Eleanor PERCY poss. Eleanor Percy, q.v.

    before 1421 a Nicholas Thorley married Alice Sergeux, daughter of Phillipa Fitzalan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel. This Margaret may be a sister or aunt. Phillipa Fitzalan as daughter of Richard's first wife, who was the daughter of Richards's first lawful wife, Isabel Despenser, daughter of Hugh Despenser, was illegitimized as a consequence of the former being divorced due to the latter' being attainted and executed.
    Hence it is not surprising that data on this line is hard to find. The King may have had some things erased and/or the family might have wanted to escape public notice even as late as the first Visitations. Of course they could not hide a manor house, nor would not have wanted to. But descent from someone labeled a traitor might have been something where one likes to be on the safe side.
    On the other hand, it might be interesting to look into the nature of Hugh Despenser's disagreements with the King. Could there be just cause?
    Source:  Shows the name as Thornley and the mother as Anne Lisle