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Nicknames: "edmund/"
Birthplace: Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
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About Edward Fiennes de Clinton (Fiennes-Clinton), 1st. Earl of Lincoln

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Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln

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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1512 – 16 January 1584/85) was an English admiral during the 16th century.

Background

Clinton was born in Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton (1490–1517), by his marriage to Joan, a daughter of Sir Edward Poynings.

[edit]Military and political career

Clinton joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. Serving in the Parliament of 1536 he later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. Knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, (later 1st Duke of Somerset) for his role in the capture of the city in 1544 he also took part in the siege of Boulogne in September 1544. Under John Dudley, Viscount Lisle he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. Commanding the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour he provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 September 1547.

Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547, he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he became the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire as well as serving as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1554, and again from 1559 to 1585, and as Privy Counsellor from 1550 to 1553, briefly serving as an envoy to France in 1551. After becoming the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Becoming Lord General of Earl Pembroke's expedition he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 August 1557.

Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and began raiding the French coast burning the town on Conquet and the surrounding area in 1558. He was a joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army during the Northern Rebellion, however the army was still being assembled when the rebellion was defeated in January 1570. He was created Earl of Lincoln in 1572, and served as ambassador to France, undertaking several commissions from Queen Elizabeth I until his death in London on 16 January 1585.

[edit]Family life

He married three times. His first, to Elizabeth Blount, Henry VIII's former mistress, produced three daughters; his second to Ursula Stourton produced six children, including his heir, Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln. His third wife was Elizabeth FitzGerald, daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, whom he married on 1 October 1552. Their marriage was childless.

Edward CLINTON FIENNES

(1st E. Lincoln)

Born: 1512, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England

Died: 16 Jan 1585, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: St. George'S Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: Thomas CLINTON FIENNES (8º B. Clinton of Marstoke)

Mother: Mary (Joan) POYNINGS (B. Clinton of Marstoke)

Married 1: Elizabeth BLOUNT (B. Talboys of Kyme/B. Clinton of Marstoke) BET 1533/35, Kinlet, Shropshire, England

Children:

1. Catherine CLINTON FIENNES (B. Borough of Gainsborough)

2. Bridget CLINTON FIENNES

3. Margaret CLINTON FIENNES (B. Willoughby of Parham)

Married 2: Ursula STOURTON (B. Clinton of Marstoke) BEF 15 Jun 1541, Stourton, Wiltshire, England

Children:

4. Henry CLINTON FIENNES (2° E. Lincoln)

5. Frances CLINTON FIENNES (d. young)

6. Anne CLINTON FIENNES

7. Edward CLINTON FIENNES

8. Thomas CLINTON FIENNES

9. Frances CLINTON FIENNES (B. Chandos of Sudeley)

Married 3: Elizabeth FITZGERALD (C. Lincoln) ("Fair Geraldine") 1 Oct 1552, Sempringham, Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England

Born in Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire in 1512 to Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton and Mary Poynings, Edward, ninth Baron Clinton. He was a royal ward of Henry VIII.

Lord Clinton joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. In 1534 he married, Elizabeth Blount, mother of the King bastard, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond. She was much older than him, but his lands adjoined hers. They were to have three daughters, Bridget (was to marry Robert Dymoke of Scrivelsby and later lived at South Kyme); Catherine (was to marry Lord Borough of Gainsborough) and Margaret (was to marry Charles Lord Willoughby of Parham).

In 1536, he served in the Long Parliament. This year Henry VIII closed down most of the smaller monasteries in England. Barlings survived the first wave of suppression as it was a fairly prosperous abbey, but the reprieve was short lived. In Oct 1536 a rebellion against the Dissolution, known locally as the Lincolnshire Rising, took place. The same Monday, 2nd Oct, Edward, Lord Clinton left home on horseback, with just one servant. He headed first for Sleaford, and Lord Hussey. Clinton galloped on to Nottingham, then on to Lord Huntington at Ashby. By Friday, he reached the Earl of Shrewsbury at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. He carried letters from Cromwell. Meanwhile the rebels were joined by other groups of armed men, alerted by beacons, and had spread across the Humber to Yorkshire. The Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Thomas Moigne met Robert Aske, who led the rebellion in Yorkshire (where it was called the Pilgrimage of Grace). The Abbot of Barlings, Matthew Mackarel, and six canons were implicated, although they were probably all unwilling participants. They were arrested, and the Abbot and four canons were convicted of treason and hanged at Lincoln on 26 Mar 1537. As a result of their involvement, none of the other canons received a pension. The execution of the rebels was quickly followed by the Dissolution of the Abbey in 1537. All the valuables were taken away by the King's men, the lead was stripped from the church roofs and 'more than a horse load of the Abbot's books' were carted away.

The land-holdings were leased to Sir Edward Clinton and, in 1539, the abbey site was given to the King's brother-in-law, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. By 1620, Sir Christopher Wray had acquired the site and built a mansion next to the ruined abbey. It seems his house did not last long for we know that it was in ruins by 1720. The derelict buildings can be seen on Millecent's drawing made around 1730 and their outline can still be traced on the ground as a complex of earthworks to the south west of the abbey buildings.

When the Duke of Richmond died in 1536, Lord Clinton took his dead stepson's title of Admiral of England, his first marriage had been a good career move. Elizabeth Lady Clinton, returned to court as lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves, but not for long. She died, and Lord Clinton wasted no time in replacing her with a new wife, Ursula Stourton, who took her place at the court. She was the niece of John Dudley, and gave him three sons and three daughters.

He later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. Knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, for his role in the capture of the city in 1544 he also took part in the siege of Boulogne in 14 Sep that year. Under John Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. Commanding the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour he provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 Sep 1547. Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547 he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he became the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Briefly serving as an envoy to France in 1551, he was involved in the attempt to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne, being one of the peers who signed the device of the King.

After Ursula Stourton's death, he married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, the "Fair Geraldine" of the Earl of Surrey and widow of Sir Anthony Browne. She was a great friend of Elizabeth.

After becoming the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Becoming Lord General of Lord Pembroke's expedition he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 Aug 1557. Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and began raiding the French coast burning the town on Conquet and the surrounding area in 1558.

Having served as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1554, again was put in he charge after the accesion of Elizabeth, and served from 1559 to 1585. A joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army, he quelled the rising of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland in 1570 and Elizabeth created him Earl of Lincoln in 1572, employing him on diplomatic missions to France. He was also an investor in voyages of privateering and colonization. He had a stake in Drake's round-the-world voyage of 1577-80 and probably in Humphrey Gilbert's expedition to America, 1578. When the latter failed he was one of those charged with enquiry into the causes.

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Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1512 – 16 January 1584/85) was an English admiral during the 16th century.

Background

Clinton was born in Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas Clinton, 8th Baron Clinton (1490–1517), by his marriage to Joan, a daughter of Sir Edward Poynings.

Military and political career

Clinton joined the retinue of King Henry VIII at Boulogne and Calais in 1532. Serving in the Parliament of 1536 he later served in the Royal Navy against French and Scottish naval forces from 1544 to 1547. Knighted in Edinburgh by Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, (later 1st Duke of Somerset) for his role in the capture of the city in 1544 he also took part in the siege of Boulogne in September 1544. Under John Dudley, Viscount Lisle he saw action against the French at the Battle of Spearhead in 1545 and was sent as one of the peace commissioners to France the following year. Commanding the English fleet during the invasion of Scotland by Edward Seymour he provided naval artillery support at the Battle of Pinkie on 15 September 1547.

Appointed Governor of Boulogne in 1547, he successfully defended the city against a French siege from 1549 to 1550. That same year, with Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, he became the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire as well as serving as Lord High Admiral under King Edward VI from 1550 to 1554, and again from 1559 to 1585, and as Privy Counsellor from 1550 to 1553, briefly serving as an envoy to France in 1551. After becoming the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in 1552, Clinton later took part in the defeat of Wyatt's Rebellion in Kent in 1554. Becoming Lord General of Earl Pembroke's expedition he fought with Spanish forces at the Battle of Saint-Quentin on 10 August 1557.

The Earl of Lincoln (then known as Lord Clinton) by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1534–1535.

Upon his return to England, Clinton took command of the English fleet and began raiding the French coast burning the town on Conquet and the surrounding area in 1558. He was a joint commander with Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick of a large army during the Northern Rebellion, however the army was still being assembled when the rebellion was defeated in January 1570. He was created Earl of Lincoln in 1572, and served as ambassador to France, undertaking several commissions from Queen Elizabeth I until his death in London on 16 January 1585.

Family life

He married three times. His first, to Elizabeth Blount, Henry VIII's former mistress, produced three daughters; his second to Ursula Stourton produced six children, including his heir, Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln. His third wife was Elizabeth FitzGerald, daughter of Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, whom he married on 1 October 1552. Their marriage was childless.

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Edward Fienes of Clinton, 9th Baron Clinton and Saye's Timeline

1512
1512
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1533
1533
Age 21
Kinlet, Shropshire, England
1538
1538
Age 26
England, United Kingdom
1539
1539
Age 27
1540
1540
Age 28
Abt. 1637
1540
Age 28
Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England
1541
June 15, 1541
Age 29
Stourton,Wiltshire,England
1546
1546
Age 34
of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England
1546
Age 34
Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, , England
1548
1548
Age 36
of, Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, England