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From: William Addams Reitwiesner< >
Subject: Re: Ancestors of Thomas West, 2nd Lord Delaware, part 1
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 03:49:21 GMT
(Alex Polenov) wrote:
>Understand! But wy they wrotes Delaware instead de la Warre after 1570?
>Was William adopted a new rule of spelling this name or this is only
>author skill. Or this is a skill of XVI century (Lopital instead L'Hopital,
>Dalamber instead D'Alamber etc)
The actual summons to the first Lord De La Warr was issued to "Rogero la
Warre". Later summonses were to "Johanni la Warre", "Johanni de la Warre"
or "le Warre", "Rogero de la Warre" or "de Warre", "Thome de la Ware", and,
occasionally, "Reginaldo West". In other words, choose whichever one you
One reason for the "Delaware" spelling of the later peerage might be that
the 3rd Baron of the 1570 creation was very interested in colonization of
the New World. Delaware Bay, and the state of Delaware, both with that
spelling, are named after him.
William Addams Reitwiesner
"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc."
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