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Edmund Sheffield

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Birthplace: Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Boston, Lincolnshire, England
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Son of John Sheffield, 2nd Lord of Sheffield and Lady Douglas Sheffield
Husband of Mariana Irwin and Ursula Sheffield
Father of The Hon. James Sheffield; John Sheffield; Frances Fairfax; Charles Sheffield; Mary Fairfax and 11 others
Brother of Elizabeth Butler
Half brother of Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick and Frances Lascelles

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About Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave

JOHN SHEFFIELD, the second Lord, married the daughter of William, first Lord Howard of Effingham, and thereby created an alliance with the most powerful family of the time. His son, 'EDMUND SHEFFIELD, was born around 1564 and succeeded his father in 1568'. In 1573 his mother secretly married Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, and 'EDMUND was for some time Lord Dudley's ward. In 1582 he was one of the Lords whom Queen Elizabeth ordered to accompany the Duke of Angoux to Antwerp and he served under Leicester as a volunteer in the wars in the Netherlands against the Spanish.'

JOHN SHEFFIELD is supposed to have been poisoned by the Earl of Leicester, to facilitate his private marriage with Lady Sheffield, one of the greatest beauties of Queen Elizabeth's court. But Lord Leicester being afterwards captivated by the charms of Lettice, daughter of Sir Francis Knolles, K.G., and wife of Walter Earl of Essex, he is said to have had that nobleman poisoned in Ireland , and at the same time to have attempted the death of Lady Sheffield, to make way for this new attachment. He likewise disowned his private marriage with her; and the poison he administered having deprived her of her hair and nails, and nearly of her life, she was induced, for safety, to obey his commands in accepting, for her third husband, Sir Edward Stafford.

'In 1588, when the Spanish sent their Armada to attack England , EDMUND was a member of the Council of war and commanded his own ship “The Bear” as head of a squadron. He was knighted by his cousin, the second Lord Howard of Effingham, the Lord High Admiral in charge of the English fleet. Elizabeth was so impressed with the many services that EDMUND had rendered the Crown that in 1591 she awarded him the Manor of Mulgrave in Yorkshire , which was part of the forfeited estate of Sir Francis Bygod, a catholic. In 1593 he was elected a Knight of the Garter but suspicions were aroused as he had married a catholic, although records at the time tell that “he was very zealous in apprehending priests and that he would undertake any service against the papists, for God has called him to the profession of religion”.

'After the death of Elizabeth he become Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire and in 1609 was made Lord President of the North, which really meant that he governed the whole of the north of England in the King's name and he held both these posts for a considerable time until 1619 when he was forced to resign as he had executed a catholic priest without the King's leave and James I had to promise the Spanish Ambassador that he would be removed.

' From 1616 to his death, EDMUND was a Vice Admiral of the County of York and he also invested in the colonisation of North America and was a member of the Councils of the Virginia Company and of the New England Company. He lived in a very fine house in Hammersmith called Butterwick House and his tomb is in Hammersmith church

' When James I died, at the coronation of Charles I, EDMUND was made the EARL OF MULGRAVE but he eventually was one of the only 20 peers that remained in London when in 1640 Cromwell started the civil war. Although by now he was too old to take an active part, all his family influence was exerted for the parliamentary cause and as his estates in the north of England were in the hands of the King he had to petition Parliament for support and was granted £50 per week for his own subsistence and £10 per week for that of his grandson. His grandson, also called EDMUND, played a considerable part in the war and was a member of the Council of State of the Commonwealth in 1654. He was dissatisfied by the execution of the King and also the threat to abolish the House of Lords. In December 1657 Cromwell summoned him to his new House of Lords but MULGRAVE did not take his seat. Young EDMUND's father, JOHN SHEFFIELD, the old Earl's son, was drowned in 1614, together with two of his brothers, crossing the Humber at Whitgift, and was married to the daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, who lived at Lea near Gainsborough and gave a considerable amount of land at Flixborough to his son-in-law as a dowry for his daughter. As a matter of interest, Edmund Anderson's tomb is in the church at Broughton and is a particularly fine one of it's type.

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  • 'Sir Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave, 3rd Lord Sheffield1,2,3,4
  • 'M, b. 7 December 1565, d. 6 October 1646
  • Father Sir John Sheffield, 2nd Lord Sheffield5 b. c 1538, d. 10 Dec 1568
  • Mother Douglas Howard5 b. c 1535
  • ' Sir Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave, 3rd Lord Sheffield was born on 7 December 1565 at of Butterwick, Lincolnshire, England.1,2,3 He married Ursula Tyrwhitt, daughter of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt and Elizabeth Oxenbridge, before 13 November 1581; They had 6 sons (Charles; Sir John; Sir Edmund; William; Philip; & George) and 11 daughters (Mary, wife of Ferdinando, 2nd Lord Fairfax; Magdalen, wife of Walter Walsh; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Edward Swift, & of Sir John Bourchier; Tryphena, wife of George Verney; Dorothy; Douglas; Margaret; Ursula; Sarah; Anne; & Frances).3,4 Sir Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave, 3rd Lord Sheffield died on 6 October 1646 at age 80; Buried at Hammersmith.1,3
  • 'Family Ursula Tyrwhitt b. c 1562, d. bt May 1617 - 4 Aug 1618
  • Child
    • ◦Frances Sheffield1,2,3 b. c 1585
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 745.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 213.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 19-20.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 245.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 19.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3153.htm#i94738
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Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave KG (c. 1564–1646) was a British peer and Member of Parliament, who served as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire from 1603 to 1619 and Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire from 1604 to 1646. He was created Earl of Mulgrave in 1626.

The Sheffield family descended from Sir Edmund Sheffield, second cousin of Henry VIII, who in 1547 was raised to the Peerage of England as Baron Sheffield, of Butterwick and in 1549 was murdered in the streets of Norwich during Kett's Rebellion.

He was succeeded by his grandson, Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave.

References

  • "Sheffield, Edmund (1564?-1646)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Sheffield,_1st_Earl_of_Mulgrave
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  • 'Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave1
  • 'M, #29726, b. 7 December 1565, d. October 1646
  • Last Edited=11 Jun 2011
  • ' Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave was born on 7 December 1565. He was the son of John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield. He married an unknown person before 13 November 1581. He died in October 1646 at age 80.
  • ' He gained the title of 1st Earl of Mulgrave. He gained the title of 3rd Baron Sheffield.
  • 'Children of Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave
    • 1.Lady Mary Sheffield+1 d. c Jun 1619
    • 2.Elizabeth Sheffield2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1373. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S5258] Dick Payne, "re: Anstruther Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 13 March 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Anstruther Family."
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p2973.htm#i29726
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  • 'Edmund SHEFFIELD (1º E. Mulgrave)
  • 'Born: 7 Dec 1565
  • 'Died: 6 Oct 1646
  • 'Buried: Hammersmith (M.I.)
  • 'Notes: Knight of the Garter. Served in the fleet against the Spanish Armada.
  • Father: John SHEFFIELD (2° B. Sheffield of Butterwick)
  • Mother: Douglas HOWARD (B. Sheffield of Butterwick)
  • 'Married 1: Ursula TYRWHITT BEF 13 Nov 1581, Thornton College, Lincolnshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Mary SHEFFIELD
    • 2. Frances SHEFFIELD
    • 3. Charles SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1585 - d. 1600)
    • 4. John SHEFFIELD of Mulgrave
    • 5. Mary SHEFFIELD
    • 6. Edmund SHEFFIELD
    • 7. William SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1591)
    • 8. Phillip SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1593 - d. 3 Dec 1614)
    • 9. George SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1595)
    • 10. Magdalen SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1597)
    • 11. Elizabeth SHEFFIELD
    • 12. Triphenia SHEFFIELD
    • 13. Frances SHEFFIELD
    • 14. Margaret SHEFFIELD
    • 15. Sarah SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1610)
    • 16. Thomas SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1614)
    • 17. Robert SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1616)
  • 'Married 2: Mariana IRWIN 4 Mar 1619
  • Children:
    • 18. James SHEFFIELD
    • 19. Douglas SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1620)
    • 20. Dorothy SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1622)
    • 21. Ursula SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1624)
    • 22. Anne SHEFFIELD (b. ABT 1626)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SHEFFIELD.htm#Edmund SHEFFIELD (1º E. Mulgrave)
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-------------------- The Peerage Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave was born on 7 December 1565. He was the son of John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield. He married an unknown person before 13 November 1581. He died in October 1646 at age 80. He gained the title of 1st Earl of Mulgrave. He gained the title of 3rd Baron Sheffield.

Children of Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave

1.Lady Mary Sheffield+1 d. c Jun 1619

2.Elizabeth Sheffield2

Citations 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1373. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. 2.[S5258] Dick Payne, "re: Anstruther Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 13 March 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Anstruther Family."

-------------------- Source: The Peerage & Wikipedia

Edmund Sheffield-2nd Earl of Mulgrave, was a peer who supported the parliamentary cause during the English Civil War period. He was the grandson of the 1st Earl of Mulgrave and succeeded to his title in Oct. 1646. He also succeeded his grandfather as Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire. He sat in the House of Lords until its abolition, and was a member of the Council of State during the Commonwaelth. in 1658 he was nominated a member of Cromwell's Upper house, but like most other peers summoned, he declined to serve. He died later that same year His son, John, succeeded to the earldom. John was later created Marquis of Normandy and Duke of Buckingham and Normandy, and was Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council during the reign of Queen Anne.

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