Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626

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Dates:
Birth 1569-04-16
Death 1626-12-08
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Sir John Davies (1569-1626) was a lawyer and poet. Much admired for his poem, Nosce teipsum, Davies made his way into the court of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. He became solicitor-general for Ireland in 1603, and attorney general in 1606.

From the description of [The question concerning impositions, tonnage, poundage, prizage, customs, &c., temp Jac. I] circa 1656. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702177426

John Davies was born in 1569. He became a barrister in Middle Temple, London, in 1595, and was elected as MP for Corfe Castle in 1601. Davies was appointed Solicitor General for Ireland in 1603, and served as Attorney-General from 1606-1619. During this period he was MP for County Fermanagh and Speaker of the Irish Parliament, 1613, and MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1614 and 1621. He was appointed Chief Justice of England in 1626, but died before he was able to take up office. Davies wrote extensively on government history and also wrote poetry.

Publications: A full list of the works of Sir John Davies may be found in the British Library catalogue.

From the guide to the Davies, Sir John, 1603-1625, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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Subjects:

  • Monarchy--History--17th century
  • Tonnage fees
  • Prerogative, Royal
  • Ship money--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Taxation--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
  • Trade policy
  • Legal manuscripts
  • Trade
  • Taxation

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  • London England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)