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Brydges, Sir Richard (c. 1500–1558), landowner and administrator  

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Croft [Crofts, Craftes], Sir Herbert (c. 1565–1629), administrator and landowner  

David Daniel Rees

Croft [Crofts, Craftes], Sir Herbert (c. 1565–1629), administrator and landowner, was the eldest surviving son of Edward Croft (d. 1601) [see under Croft, Sir James] of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and his first wife, Anne (d. 1575), daughter and heir of ...

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Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614)  

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Henry Howard, earl of Northampton (1540–1614) by Nicholas Stone, 1615 © Warburg Institute

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Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614), courtier, administrator, and author  

Pauline Croft

Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614), courtier, administrator, and author, was born on 24 February 1540 at Shottesham, Norfolk, the second son of Henry Howard, styled earl of Surrey (1516/17–1547), poet and courtier, and his wife, Lady Frances de Vere (1517–1577), daughter of ...

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Jerningham [Jernegan], Sir Henry (1509/10–1572), courtier and administrator  

Ann Weikel

Jerningham [Jernegan], Sir Henry (1509/10–1572), courtier and administrator, was the son of Edward Jernegan of Somerleyton, Suffolk, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Richard Scrope. Both his parents served in Katherine of Aragon's household, and his mother's second marriage, to Sir William Kingston...

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Ker, Sir Thomas, of Ferniehirst (d. 1586), border chieftain and administrator  

Maureen M. Meikle

Ker, Sir Thomas, of Ferniehirst (d. 1586), border chieftain and administrator, was the second son of Sir John Ker (d. 1562), laird of Ferniehirst, and his wife, Katherine Ker of Cessford. Thomas inherited the Ferniehirst estates on his father's death in 1562 and married ...

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Leighton, Sir Elisha [Ellis] (d. 1685), royalist courtier and government official  

D. W. Hayton

Leighton, Sir Elisha [Ellis] (d. 1685), royalist courtier and government official, was the third son of the Scottish physician and presbyterian divine Alexander Leighton (c. 1570–1649), and younger brother of Robert Leighton (bap. 1612, d. 1684), bishop of Dunblane and archbishop of Glasgow...

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Molyneux, Richard, first Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough (bap. 1594, d. 1636), office-holder and landowner  

Malcolm Gratton

Molyneux, Richard, first Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough (bap. 1594, d. 1636), office-holder and landowner, was baptized at Walton, Lancashire, on 21 February 1594, the eldest surviving son of Sir Richard Molyneux, baronet, of Sefton, Lancashire (1559–1623), and his wife, Frances Gerard, eldest daughter of ...

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Mordaunt, John, second Baron Mordaunt (1508–1571), landowner and administrator  

C. S. Knighton

Mordaunt, John, second Baron Mordaunt (1508–1571), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of John Mordaunt, first Baron Mordaunt (c. 1480x85–1562), and his wife, Elizabeth Vere. He married, before 24 February 1526, Ela, daughter of John FitzLewis (son and heir of Sir Richard FitzLewis...

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Mordaunt, John, second Baron Mordaunt (1508–1571)  

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John Mordaunt, second Baron Mordaunt (1508–1571) by unknown artist, 1564 Principal and Fellows of Brasenose College, Oxford

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Nau de la Boissellière, Claude (fl. 1574–1605), administrator and courtier  

Peter Holmes

Nau de la Boissellière, Claude (fl. 1574–1605), administrator and courtier, was born in France, but precise details of his birth and parentage are not known. His family was originally from Touraine, but had settled in Paris. He was trained as a lawyer and gained a position as a secretary to ...

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Paulet, William, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?–1572), administrator and nobleman  

L. L. Ford

Paulet, William, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?–1572), administrator and nobleman, was born at Fisherton-Delamare in Wiltshire, the eldest of four sons of Sir John Paulet (1453/4–1525), soldier, of Basing in Hampshire and Nunney in Somerset [see under Paulet, Sir Amias (c. 1457-1538)...

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Paulet, William, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?–1572)  

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William Paulet, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?5–1572) by unknown artist, 1560s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Waldegrave, Sir Edward (1516/17–1561), courtier and administrator  

Ann Weikel

Waldegrave, Sir Edward (1516/17–1561), courtier and administrator, was the eldest son of John Waldegrave and his wife, Laura (d. in or after 1545), daughter of John Rochester, and the grandson of Sir Edward Waldegrave of Bures, Suffolk. His father died in 1543, and two years later he succeeded his grandfather in the family estates. In 1546 he bought the manor of ...