Buckingham, John Sheffield, Duke of, 1647-1721

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Birth 1648-09-08
Death 1721-02-24

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John Sheffield was born on 8 September 1648. Sheffield served with the navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral for Yorkshire and Northumberland (1687-1689). He held several posts at the Royal Court and armed forces including Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1673-1682, Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1685-1688, Colonel of the Holland Regiment, 1673-1682 and 1684-1685. Sheffield also served as the Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding 1679-1682, North Riding 1702-1705 and 1711-1714 and Middlesex, 1711-1714. He was created Marquess of Normanby in May 1694 and Duke of the County of Buckingham and of Normanby in 1702. Sheffield died at Buckingham House in March 1721.

From the guide to the Sheffield, John, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, 1708-1760, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Created Duke in 1703, the MS. must date between 1703-1721.

From the description of Receipt signed by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham [manuscript], [18th century]. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 230410361

Title: Duke of Buckingham

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000878.0x000170

British politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Windsor, to Temple Brisko of Wexford Co., Ireland, 1712 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888418

John Sheffield, Lord Mulgrave, later Duke of Buckingham and Normansby, was an English courtier and author who served on the Privy Council under James II but acquiesced to the Glorious Revolution in 1689. He is best remembered for his essays on poetry and satire, his patronage of Dryden and Pope, and the Earl of Rochester's satirical depiction of him as "Lord All-Pride."

From the description of Humanum est errare, or, false steps on both sides, 1689?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188554


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