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date: 30 March 2020

Cranfield, Lionel, first earl of Middlesexlocked

(1575–1645)
  • Michael J. Braddick

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Cranfield, Lionel, first earl of Middlesex (1575–1645), merchant, financier, and government minister, was born in London, the second son of Thomas Cranfield (d. 1595), a London mercer and Eastland Company merchant, and his wife, Martha (d. 1609), daughter of Thomas's master, ...

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