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Ellesmere, Thomas Egerton, Baron, 1540?-1617


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  • Variants

    • Brackley, Thomas Egerton, Viscount, 1540?-1617
    • Egerton, Thomas, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, 1540?-1617
    • Egerton, Thomas, Sir, 1540?-1617
    • Egertonus, Thomas, Dominus de Ellismere, 1540?-1617
    • Ellismere, Thomas Egertonus, Dominus de, 1540?-1617
    • Elsemore, Thomas Egerton, Lord Chancellor, 1540?-1617
    • Elsmere, Thomas, Lord, 1540?-1617
    • Elsmore, Lord Chancellor (Thomas Egerton), 1540?-1617
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1540-01-23Oxford dictionary of national biography, 12 February 2016
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1540?Encyclopedia Britannica, 1983
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1617-03-15Oxford dictionary of national biography, 12 February 2016
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1617-05-15Encyclopedia Britannica, 1983
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) England and Wales. Privy Council
        • Organization: (naf) England and Wales. Court of Chancery
        • Organization: (naf) Brasenose College (University of Oxford)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England and Wales
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ellesmere (England)
    • Associated Locale

        Dodleston (England)
    • Gender

        Males
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

        Lord chancellor
          Lord keeper
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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • Egerton, Thomas, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, 1540?-1617
        • Egerton, Thomas, Sir, 1540?-1617
      • Sources

        • found: Patronage in late Renaissance England, 1983:p. 31, etc. (Sir Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere; Lord Chancellor Ellesmere; b. 1540; Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere, Viscount Brackley; Baron of Ellesmere)
        • found: LC data base, 2-8-84(hdg.: Egerton, Thomas, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, 1540?-1617; usage: Lord Chancellor Ellesmere; Lord Chauncellor Elsemore; Lord Chancellor Egerton; Sir Thomas Egerton)
        • found: Encycl. brit, 1983(Brackley, Thomas Egerton, Viscount; better known as Lord Chancellor Ellesmere; b. c. 1540, d. 5-15-1617)
        • found: DNB, 1917(Egerton, Sir Thomas, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, 1540?-1617; Ellesmere; Egerton; under Stanley, Ferdinando: Thomas Egerton, viscount Brackley, better known as Lord Chancellor Ellesmere)
        • found: Burke's peerage, 1967(under 5th Earl of Derby: 1st Viscount Brackley)
        • found: InU/Wing STC files(usage: Lord Chancellor Elsmore)
        • found: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. The workes of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, both morrall and naturall, 1614:dedication, preliminary page 7, leaf [a]4 recto (D. Thomæ Egertono, domino de Ellismere, summo Angliæ Cancellario, Maiestatis Regiæ Angliæ a[c] Secretioribus Concilijs omni virtutum genere ac Doctrina Clarissimo, Almæ Academiæ Oxoniensis Cancellario, bonorumq[ue]; studiorum omnium Mæcenati præstantissimo)
        • found: LNT files, 15 February 2015(usages: Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, Thomas, Lord Ellesmere, Thomas Lord Elsmere, Tho. Ellesmere Canc., Lord Chancellor Elsmore; language of resources: English)
        • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 12 February 2016(Egerton, Thomas, first Viscount Brackley (1540-1617), lord chancellor; Ellesmere [the form of name used in the dictionary entry when describing his career after July 1603 and his reputation during and after his lifetime]; born on 23 January 1540, illegitimate son of Sir Richard Egerton, landowner, of Ridley, Cheshire; Brasenose College, Oxford (entered 1556); called to the bar 1572; on 26 June 1581, appointed solicitor-general; 1586, appointed member of the queen's council in the marches of Wales; appointed attorney general 2 June 1592; 10 April 1594, master of the rolls at court of chancery (head of the chancery administration); 6 May 1596, appointed as lord keeper; on the accession of James I, was advanced to the peerage on 21 July 1603 as Baron Ellesmere, of Ellesmere in Shropshire (where he was given a large estate); on 24 July 1603, was appointed lord chancellor, relinquishing his position as lord keeper; presided over the chancery and Star Chamber for another fourteen years, and also conducted a number of state trials; even during Elizabeth's reign, Ellesmere was as much a statesman as a judge; a confidential adviser on domestic and foreign policy; was employed on diplomatic negotiations; on 7 November 1616, already in failing health, he was created Viscount Brackley; retired four months later; died at York House, his London home, on 15 March [1617]; on 5 April he was buried at Dodleston, Cheshire, where he had kept his principal seat since the 1580s)
        • notfound: Encycl. amer., c1975;Colliers, c1973;Debrett, 1972/73.
      • Change Notes

        • 1984-02-16: new
        • 2017-03-10: revised
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