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Clarke, Edward (d. 1630), courtier and diplomat  

Sean Kelsey

Clarke, Edward (d. 1630), courtier and diplomat, appears in the state papers as Ned; his family origins and details of his early life are unknown. His career at court appears to have begun in the post of groom in the bedchamber of James VI and I...

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Erskine, John, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634), courtier and politician  

Julian Goodare

Erskine, John, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634), courtier and politician, was the eldest son of John Erskine, seventeenth or first earl of Mar (d. 1572), and his wife, Annabella Murray (d. 1603). His extensive estates were mainly in Stirlingshire...

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John Erskine, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634) attrib. Adam de Colone, 1626 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Foulis, Sir David, first baronet (d. 1642), court official and politician  

Fiona Pogson

Foulis, Sir David, first baronet (d. 1642), court official and politician, was the son of Henry Foulis (d. 1571) of Colinton, an advocate, and Margaret Haldane (fl. 1545–1560). Between 1594 and 1602 he was sent by James VI to London six times, primarily to secure payment of the king's English pension but also, in 1601, to offer assistance against the Irish rebels. In October 1598 he was appointed keeper of the king's secret papers. He accompanied ...

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Killigrew, Sir William (d. 1622), courtier  

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Stewart, James, earl of Arran (c. 1545–1596), courtier and administrator  

Rosalind K. Marshall

Stewart, James, earl of Arran (c. 1545–1596), courtier and administrator, was the second son of the eight children of Andrew Stewart, second Lord Ochiltree (1521?–1594?), and his first wife, Agnes Cunningham (d. in or after 1557), daughter of John Cunningham of Caprington...

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Stuart [Stewart], Esmé, first duke of Lennox (c. 1542–1583), courtier and magnate  

Rosalind K. Marshall

Stuart [Stewart], Esmé, first duke of Lennox (c. 1542–1583), courtier and magnate, was born in France, the only child of John Stewart or Stuart (d. 1567), fifth seigneur d'Aubigny, and his wife, Anne de La Queulle (d. 1579), fourth daughter and coheir of ...