Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626

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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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creatorOf Ayton, Robert, Sir, 1570-1638. Commonplace book, [ca. 1634]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bagshaw, Edward, d. 1662. Bagshaw's reading on the clergy, 1640. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. Letter: 1868 Sept. 12, 15 St. Albans Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, to David Laing / Alex. B. Grosart. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Epigramata. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
referencedIn Hakewill, William, 1574-1655. The marchants appeale argued in the Exchequer against the booke of impositions writt by Sr. John Davies, [ca. 1610]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. Letter: 1868 Sept. 26, 15 St. Albans Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, to David Laing / Alex. B. Grosart. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Nosce teipsum. This oracle expounded in two elegies. 1. Of humane knowledge. 2. Of the soule of man and the ymortallity thereof. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. Camera stellata : reportes of the Starrchamber : manuscript, [16--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hastings family. Hastings family papers : Irish papers, 1583-1751, (bulk 1603-1723). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Davies, Sir John, 1603-1625 Senate House Library, University of London
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Whether the Kinge of England by his perogative may sett impositions, loanes or privy seales without assent of Parliament, [ca. 1650]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. A discovery of the [true causes why] Ireland was never [entirely subdued] and brought under [obedience] of the Crowne [of] England until [the] beginnin[g of his] ma[jesty's happy] ra[ign] : manuscript, [16--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Spencer, Theodore, 1902-1949. Papers concerning Nosce teipsum, 1937. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. English Epigrammes much like Buckminsters Almanacke ... November, 1594. University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
referencedIn Carte Papers, 14th-18th century Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. Letter: 1868 Sept. 5, 15 St. Albans Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, to David Laing / Alex. B. Grosart. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. A Poem of Dauncing, [and some other poems] University of Birmingham, Birmingham University
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Hill on tenures, ca. 1612. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Copy of An argument on the question of impositions, before 1625 [manuscript], ca. 1640. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thompson, L. C., fl. 1897,. Autograph letter signed from L.C. Thompson, London, to W.R. Cutter, Librarian [manuscript], 1897 July 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Commonplace book, [ca. 1637]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. Letter: 1868 Nov. 19, 15 St. Albans Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, to David Laing / Alex. B. Grosart. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. Letter: 1868 Sept. 20, 15 St. Albans Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, to David Laing / Alex. B. Grosart. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618. Poetical miscellany [manuscript], ca. 1600-ca. 1725. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. Commonplace book, [ca. 1605-1618]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Davies, John, Sir, 1569-1626. [The question concerning impositions, tonnage, poundage, prizage, customs, &c., temp Jac. I] circa 1656. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
associatedWith Croke, George, Sir, 1560-1642. person
associatedWith England and Wales. Court of Star Chamber. corporateBody
associatedWith Grosart, Alexander B. (Alexander Balloch), 1827-1899. person
associatedWith Hakewill, William, 1574-1655. person
associatedWith Hastings family. family
associatedWith James I, King of England, 1566-1625. person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, person
associatedWith Spencer, Theodore, 1902-1949. person
associatedWith Thompson, L. C., fl. 1897, person
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London England
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland
England
England
Subject
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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Birth 1569-04-16

Death 1626-12-08

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