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Brereton, William (c. 1487x90–1536), courtier and administrator  

E. W. Ives

Brereton, William (c. 1487x90–1536), courtier and administrator, was the sixth of the nine sons of Sir Randolph Brereton (d. 1530) of Malpas, chamberlain of the county palatine of Cheshire, and Eleanor, daughter of Piers Dutton of Halton. Sir Randolph's family must be distinguished from that of his distant relative ...

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Darcy, Thomas, first Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506–1558), courtier and administrator  

David Loades

Darcy, Thomas, first Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506–1558), courtier and administrator, was born on 4 December 1506, the only son of Roger Darcy (d. 1508) of Danbury, Essex, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk. His father, who had been an esquire of the body to ...

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Devereux, Walter, first Viscount Hereford (c. 1489–1558), administrator and nobleman  

Howell A. Lloyd

Devereux, Walter, first Viscount Hereford (c. 1489–1558), administrator and nobleman, was the son and heir of John Devereux, second Baron Ferrers of Chartley (c.1463/4–1501), and his wife, Cecily (d. 1493), heir of the houses of Bourchier and de Bohun and niece of ...

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Godsalve, Sir John (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556), administrator and landowner  

Dale Hoak

Godsalve, Sir John (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556), administrator and landowner, was the first son and heir of Thomas Godsalve (d. 1542), registrar of the Norwich consistory court, and his first wife, Joan. Nothing is known of John Godsalve's early schooling. He was admitted to ...

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Godsalve, Sir John (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556)  

Maker: Hans Holbein the younger

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Sir John Godsalve (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1532 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Kingston, Sir William (c. 1476–1540), courtier and administrator  

Stanford Lehmberg

Kingston, Sir William (c. 1476–1540), courtier and administrator, is of uncertain origins, but was probably a member of a Gloucestershire family related to the barons Berkeley of Berkeley Castle; he also had some connection with the third duke of Buckingham. His marriages are uncertain as well: his first two wives (the order is unclear) were ...

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Lestrange, Sir Thomas (c. 1490–1545)  

Maker: Hans Holbein the younger

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Sir Thomas Lestrange (c. 1490–1545) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1536 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photographer Michael Bodycomb

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Lestrange [Le Strange], Sir Thomas (c. 1490–1545), landowner and administrator  

Joy Rowe

Lestrange [Le Strange], Sir Thomas (c. 1490–1545), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of Robert Lestrange, esquire (d. 1511), and Anne Lestrange, heir to Sir Thomas Lestrange of Walton, Warwickshire. Upon the death of his father in 1511, when he was in his early twenties, he inherited scattered estates in ...

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More, Sir Christopher (b. in or before 1483, d. 1549), landowner and administrator  

William B. Robison

More, Sir Christopher (b. in or before 1483, d. 1549), landowner and administrator, was the son of John More, a London fishmonger active in the 1480s and his wife, Elizabeth, and the grandson of a Thomas More recorded at Norton, Derbyshire, earlier in the fifteenth century. Such particulars are owing to the remarkable collection of ...

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Musgrave, Sir William (b. in or before 1506, d. 1544), landowner and administrator  

R. W. Hoyle

Musgrave, Sir William (b. in or before 1506, d. 1544), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of Sir Edward Musgrave (d. 1542), of Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, and of Edenhall, near Penrith, Cumberland, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Christopher Ward...

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Plantagenet, Arthur, Viscount Lisle (b. before 1472, d. 1542), soldier, diplomat, and administrator  

David Grummitt

Plantagenet, Arthur, Viscount Lisle (b. before 1472, d. 1542), soldier, diplomat, and administrator, was the illegitimate son of Edward IV (1442–1483).

The identity of Arthur's mother and his date of birth have given rise to much speculation. The editor of his correspondence, Muriel St Clare Byrne...

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Radcliffe, Henry, second earl of Sussex (c. 1507–1557)  

See Radcliffe, Robert, first earl of Sussex