Fortescue, John, Sir, 1531?-1607

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Sir John Fortescue, a prominent scholar of Greek and Latin, became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1589. Fortescue became wealthy through his office and connections to the Custom House. Queen Elizabeth granted Fortescue a number of land grants and in 1601 he became Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

From the description of Order of the Exchequer, 1602 April 30. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944271

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creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Whitehall, to Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst, Lord High Treasurer of England, 1600 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Whitehall, to Thomas Sackvill, 1st Baron Buckhurst, Lord High Treasurer of England, 1602 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Winslow Manor (England). Records of Winslow Manor, Buckinghamshire [manuscript], 1600-1663. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Nottingham, Charles Howard, Earl of, ca. 1536-1624. Signature and postscript to letter : "from the Court," to Baron Buckhurst and Sir John Fortescue, 1598 Nov. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Banbury, William Knollys, Earl of, 1547-1632. Document : Richmond, to Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst, Lord High Treasurer of England, 1601 Oct. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Document signed : Oxford, addressed to Sir John Fortescue, Master of the Great Wardrobe, 1566 Sept. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Declaration of moneys due by the Privy Council to Sir John Peyton, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and to the yeomen of the guard [manuscript], 1598 December-1599 March. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Treasury. Warrant : to Mr. Sutton and others, 1599 May 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf James I, King of England, 1566-1625. Document signed : Hampton Court, to Sir John Fortescue, 1603 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598. Letter, 1594, March 22?, to Richard Stoneley. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Sovereign (1558-1603 : Elizabeth I). Warrant from Elizabeth I, Queen of England, Westminster, to John Fortescue, Master of the Wardrobe [manuscript], 1591/2 January 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1599. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Letter from Privy Council, Greenwich, to the Commissioners for the Assessment of the First Subsidy [manuscript], 1598 July 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Treasury. Document : addressed to Vincent Skinner, 1596 Mar. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fortescue, John, Sir, 1531?-1607. [Letter] 1591 Sept. 27, Hendon [to] Robert Peter / Sir John Fortescue. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Whitehall, 1597/98 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Exchequer. Order for payment from Exchequer [manuscript], ca. 1590. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Letter signed from the Privy Council to Lord Buckhurst and Sir John Fortescue [manuscript], 1599 May 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Copy of her warrant, 1589. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Whitehall, to Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst, Lord Treasurer of England, 1599 Dec. 05. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Exchequer. Order for payment from Exchequer to Fulke Greville, Treasurer of the Navy [manuscript], 1602 June 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Richmond, to all mayors, sheriffs, justices of the peace, etc., and other officers of Her Majesty, 1601 Oct. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Stevenson, Joseph, 1806-1895. Letter: 1835 Nov. 14, 6 Regent Place West, London, to David Laing / Jos. Stevenson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Document signed : Greenwich, addressed to Sir John Fortescue, 1579 Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Greenwich, to Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst, Lord High Treasurer of England, 1600 Jun. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fortescue, John, Sir, 1531?-1607. Order of the Exchequer, 1602 April 30. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn CECIL, William, 1st Baron Burghley (1520-1598), 1536-1616 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Letter signed from the Privy Council to the Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Exchequer [manuscript], 1598 September 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Fortescue, John, Sir, 1531?-1607. Signature on document, 1594 Feb. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William, of Jumièges. Atcheson L. Hench Autograph Collection [manuscript] 1562-1649, 1755. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn England and Wales. Exchequer. [Collection of documents], 1578 Apr to 1622 Mar 1. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Privy Council. Document : Richmond, to Sir Thomas Shirley, Treasurer at War for the forces in Picardy, 1596 Nov. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598. person
associatedWith Cecil, William, 1520-1598, 1st Baron Burghley, statesman person
associatedWith Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. person
associatedWith England and Wales. Exchequer. corporateBody
associatedWith England and Wales. Privy Council. corporateBody
associatedWith England and Wales. Sovereign (1558-1603 : Elizabeth I) corporateBody
associatedWith England and Wales. Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Hausdorfer, Walter, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith James I, King of England, 1566-1625. person
associatedWith Nottingham, Charles Howard, Earl of, ca. 1536-1624. person
associatedWith Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Joseph, 1806-1895. person
associatedWith Winslow Manor (England) corporateBody
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Birth 1531

Death 1607-12-23

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