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Valentine Dale, Dr., MP

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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in London, Greater London, England
Place of Burial: London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Matthew Dale and Mary Dale
Husband of Elizabeth Sherer
Father of Dorothy Dale and Margaret Justice
Brother of Elizabeth Dale; Hanry Dale; Matthew Dale and John Dale

Occupation: Sir, English jurist and diplomat
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DALE, VALENTINE, D.C.L. (d. 1589), civilian and diplomatist, supplicated the university of Oxford in 1541 for the degree of B.A., but does not appear to have been admitted. He was, however, elected a fellow of All Souls' College in 1542 (Boase, Reg. of the Univ. of Oxford, i. 201). In November 1545 he proceeded to the degree of bachelor of the civil law; and in 1550 he wrote from All Souls' College to Sir William Cecil, desiring his interest to procure for him the situation of official of the archdeaconry of York. Subsequently he travelled in France, and at Orleans was created a doctor of civil law. Having more than once supplicated the university of Oxford for that degree, it is supposed that he was incorporated there in November 1552 (Wood, Fasti Oxon. ed. Bliss, i. 136). On 14 Jan. 1553–4 he was admitted a member of the College of Advocates at Doctors' Commons (Coote, English Civilians, p. 38). It is said that he was a member of the House of Commons in the parliament of 21 Oct. 1555, and it has been surmised that he then represented Taunton, as he certainly did in the parliament which met 20 Jan. 1557–8, and probably also in that of 23 Jan. 1588–9. On 9 July 1562 he was incorporated LL.D. in the university of Cambridge (Addit. MS. 5867, f. 18 b).

In 1562–3 he was ambassador in Flanders, receiving his final despatch from the regent on 6 Feb. He was again sent to Flanders, in December 1563, to answer the complaints against England for lack of justice and for depredations. In the parliament of 8 May 1572 he sat for the city of Chichester, being at or about that time one of the masters of requests. On 15 Feb. 1572–3 he was presented to the archdeaconry of Surrey. On 19 March 1572–3 he was appointed resident ambassador in France, where he continued till 1576. In the meanwhile (18 Jan. 1573–4) he became dean of Wells. Between 1576 and 1580 he served on several important royal commissions. To the parliament which assembled on 23 Nov. 1584 he was returned both for the city of Chichester and the borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, and it is probable that he elected to serve for Chichester. On 30 Jan. 1584–5 the queen issued a commission to Dale and Dr. Julius Cæsar to exercise admiralty jurisdiction during the vacancy of the office of lord high admiral (State Papers, Domestic, Eliz. vol. clxxvi. No. 20). On 20 Feb. 1584–5 Dale was in the special commission of oyer and terminer for Middlesex, under which Dr. Parry was arraigned and convicted of high treason. On 22 March following he was presented to the mastership of Sherburn Hospital, co. Durham. His name occurs in the special commission for Middlesex (5 Sept. 1586), under which Anthony Babington [q. v.] and others were indicted for treason. He assisted at the trial of Mary Queen of Scots, at Fotheringhay, in October the same year; and to the parliament which met on the 15th of that month he was again returned for Chichester. He acted as one of the high commissioners for causes eccle- siastical at the deprivation of Cawdrey on 30 May 1587.

In February 1587–8 Dale, Henry, earl of Derby, William, lord Cobham, Sir James Crofts, and John Rogers, LL.D., were sent as ambassadors to the Prince of Parma to treat for a league between England and Spain. The negotiations were broken off on account of the fitting out of the Spanish armada for the invasion of England. To the parliament of 4 Feb. 1588–9 Dale was once more returned for Chichester. He was present as a commissioner at the trial, on 18 April 1580, of Philip Howard, earl of Arundel, for high treason. It has been stated that he went on an embassy to Portugal. He died on 17 Nov. 1589, at his house near St. Paul's, London, and was buried at St. Gregory's in that city. It appears that he also had a residence in Hampshire, and that he was a justice of the peace for that county. His daughter Dorothy was the wife of Sir John North, knight, eldest son of Roger, lord North.

On account of his great professional skill and experience, he was consulted by Sir Christopher Hatton, when lord chancellor, in all cases of importance or difficulty. When he was employed as a diplomatist abroad a question arose as to the language in which the discussions should be conducted, and the Spanish ambassador sarcastically suggested that French would be the most proper because Dale's royal mistress entitled herself queen of France. ‘Nay, then,’ retorted Dale, ‘let us treat in Hebrew, for your master calls himself king of Jerusalem’ (Howell, Letters, ed. 1705, iv. 432, 433). [Addit. MS. 12504 f. 119; Calendars of State Papers, Dom. (1547–80) pp. 204, 298, 314, 328, 386, 417, 457, 590, 640, 645, 655, 656, (1581–90) pp. 35, 63, 224, 237, 257, 381; Wright's Queen Elizabeth, i. 155, 449–51, 479, 494, 500, 510, 512; Lloyd's State Worthies, pp. 564–7; Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. ii. 62; Lodge's Illustrations (1838), ii. 351; Lists of Members of Parliament (official return), i. 398, 411, 415, 416, 420, 425.]

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Dale, Valentine

  • LL.D. 1562 (incorp. from Orleans).
  • B.A. (Oxford) 1541 ;
  • B.C.L. 1545 .
  • Incorp. D.C.L. 1562 (from Orleans).
  • Fellow of All Souls', 1542 .
  • V. of Winterbourne Earls, Wiltshire, 1550 .
  • R. of Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, 1554 .
  • Adm. advocate, 14 Jan., 1553/4.
  • M.P. for Taunton [ Somerset], 1555, 1558, 1559 ; for Chichester [ Sussex], 1572, 1584, 1586, 1588 ; for Hindon [ Wiltshire or Somerset], 1584 .
  • Master of the Court of Requests.
  • Ambassador in Flanders, 1563 .
  • Dean of Wells [ Somerset], 1575-89 .
  • Master of Sherburn Hospital, Co. Durham, 1585 .
  • Judge of the Court of Admiralty, 1585-9 .
  • Died 17 Nov., 1589; buried in St Gregory by St Paul, London.
  • Will, P.C.C.
  • (Cooper, II. 62; D.N.B.)

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He supplicated the university of Oxford in 1541 for the degree of B.A., but does not appear to have been admitted. He was, however, elected a fellow of All Souls' College in 1542 . In November 1545 he proceeded to the degree of bachelor of the civil law; and in 1550 he wrote from All Souls' College to Sir William Cecil, desiring his interest to procure for him the situation of official of the archdeaconry of York. Subsequently he travelled in France, and at Orleans was created a doctor of civil law. Having more than once supplicated the university of Oxford for that degree, it is supposed that he was incorporated there in November 1552. On 14 January 1554 he was admitted a member of the College of Advocates at Doctors' Commons. He was a member of the House of Commons for Taunton in the parliaments of 21 October 1555, 20 January 1558, and 1559; later he was four times MP for Chichester (1572, 1584, 1586 and 1589). On 9 July 1562 he was incorporated LL.D. in the university of Cambridge.[1]

In 1563 he was ambassador in Flanders, receiving his final despatch from the regent on 6 February. He was again sent to Flanders, in December 1563, to answer the complaints against England for lack of justice and for depredations. In the parliament of 8 May 1572 he sat for the city of Chichester, being at or about that time one of the masters of requests. On 15 February 1573 he was presented to the archdeaconry of Surrey. On 19 March 1573 he was appointed resident ambassador in France, where he continued till 1576. In the meanwhile (18 January 1574) he became dean of Wells. Between 1576 and 1580 he served on several important royal commissions and was Master of Requests (1576–1589). To the parliament which assembled on 23 November 1584 he was returned both for the city of Chichester and the borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, and elected to serve for Chichester.

On 30 January 1585 the queen issued a commission to Dale and Sir Julius Cæsar to exercise admiralty jurisdiction during the vacancy of the office of lord high admiral. On 20 February 1585 Dale was in the special commission of oyer and terminer for Middlesex, under which Dr. William Parry was arraigned and convicted of high treason. On 22 March following he was presented to the mastership of Sherburn Hospital, County Durham. His name occurs in the special commission for Middlesex (5 September 1586), under which Anthony Babington and others were indicted for treason. He assisted at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Fotheringhay, in October the same year; and to the parliament which met on the 15th of that month he was again returned for Chichester. He acted as one of the high commissioners for causes ecclesiastical at the deprivation of Robert Cawdrey on 30 May 1587.

In February 1588 Dale, Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby, William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, Sir James Croft, and John Rogers, were sent as ambassadors to Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma to treat for a league between England and Spain. The negotiations were broken off on account of the fitting out of the Spanish Armada for the invasion of England. To the parliament of 4 February 1589 Dale was once more returned for Chichester. He was present as a commissioner at the trial, on 18 April 1580, of Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, for high treason. It has been stated that he went on an embassy to Portugal. He died on 17 November 1589, at his house near St. Paul's Cathedral, London, and was buried at St Gregory by St Paul's. It appears that he also had a residence in Hampshire, and that he was a justice of the peace for that county. His daughter Dorothy was the wife of Sir John North, knight, eldest son of Roger North, 2nd Baron North.

References[edit] Jump up ^ "Dale, Valentine (DL562V)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. Sources[edit]

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Dale, Valentine". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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Valentine Dale, Dr., MP's Timeline

1527
1527
London, Middlesex, England
1550
1550
Age 23
London, England
1562
January 11, 1562
Age 35
Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1580
July 3, 1580
Age 53
London, Middlesex, England
1589
November 17, 1589
Age 62
London, Greater London, England
November 17, 1589
Age 62
London, England, United Kingdom