Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, -1629

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Sir Charles Cornwallis (1555-1629) was a courtier and diplomat who served as treasurer to the household of Prince Henry from 1610 until the prince's death. His biography of Prince Henry was first published in 1641 as The Life and Death of Our Late Most Incomparable and Heroique Prince, Henry Prince of Wales.

From the description of Prince Henrie his life, death, and funeralles : who was borne at Steurling Castle the 19th of Februarie 1594 and deceased at St. James on Fridaie, the 6th of November 1612, circa 1615. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194176

Epithet: diplomatist

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x0001da

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referencedIn COPIES of political tracts, reports of trials, precedents, versw, etc., chiefly of the first half of the xviith century. The principal are:-1. Song, "How happie is hee borne or taught," by S' H[enry] W[otton], f. 11 b. 2. "The names and ages of the ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn HISTORICAL LETTERS AND PAPERS (ENGLISH AND FOREIGN) OF THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES: a collection of copies closely resembling those in Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS. Tanner 82 (see Cat. Cod. MSS. Bibl. Bodl., Pt. iv, Codices T. Tanneri, ed. A. Hackman..., 17th century British Library
creatorOf Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, d. 1629. A discourse of the lyfe of the most illustrious Prince Henrye, late Prince of Wales : wrytten anno 1626 / by S[ir] Charles Cornwallyes, Knight : manuscript, 1626. Houghton Library
referencedIn SCUDAMORE PAPERS. VOL. IV. Miscellaneous Tracts, etc.; 1611-1629. As follows:-(1) 'Certayne Remembrances to prince Charles written by Sr Charles Cornwallis duringe his committment in the tower'; i.e. 1614-1615. Beg. 'for his most excellent highnes...., 1611-1629 British Library
referencedIn RALPH STARKEY TRANSCRIPTSTranscripts of State Papers and political tracts made chiefly by Ralph Starkey (d. 1628), relating with few exceptions to the royal marriages of England; 1474-1624. Viz.:-(1) Covenant for a proposed marriage of Cicely, dau. ..., 1474-1624 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, chiefly of the Nobility, addressed (with few exceptions) to Sir Julius Cæsar, between the years 1579 and 1619. Vol. II.Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon: Letter to Sir J. Caesar: 1611.Sir Julius Caesar, judge: Original Lett..., 1579-1619 British Library
referencedIn COLLECTION of historical and other letters, Privy Council orders, etc., including correspondence of Sir Humphrey Ferrers, of Tamworth, Knt., with his brother Thomas, Esquire of the Body, etc., to James I., and other members of Sir Humphrey's family; ... British Library
referencedIn EDMONDES PAPERS. Vol. IV. (ff. 309). 29 March, 1607-16 March, 1607 [8]. A gap of a whole year occurs between this and the preceding volume. The latter part of 1606 had been taken up by the secret negotiations of John Ney, Commissary General of the F... British Library
creatorOf PAPERS RELATING TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, PARLIAMENT, etc.; 1525-1624, n.d.. Partly Latin. Partly copies.1. ff. 1-85b. Original (unless otherwise described) correspondence of English ambassadors in France and Rome, etc.; 1530-1533, n.d. Not in LP Hen. VIII..., 1525-1625 British Library
referencedIn HENRY FREDERIC, Princes of Wales: Account of his death: 1612.Sir Charles Cornwallis: Extract from his " Life and Death of Henry, Prince of Wales": 1626. British Library
creatorOf Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, d. 1629. The life and death of our late most incomparable and heroique Prince, Henry Prince of Wales [manuscript], ca. 1626. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn EDMONDES PAPERS. Vol. V. (ff. 385.) 28 Mar. 1608-23 Mar. 1608[9]. This volume is principally taken up with the Peace Negotiations at the Hague. Ney was sent to Spain at the end of March to procure ampler instructions on the disputed points, viz., the... British Library
referencedIn A COPIE of a letter sent unto a certaine friend, briefly touching the life, sicknes, death, etc., of Henry, Prince of Wales. [By Sir Charles Cornwallis.] Transcribed in the year 1613. Quarto. [11,532.], 1613 British Library
referencedIn EDMONDES PAPERS. VOL. III. (ff. 385). 21 Feb. 1605-22 Mar. 1606, N.S. Edmondes started for Brussels on 19 April, 1605, and his first letter here is dated 3 May, containing an account of the Marquis Ambrosio Spinola, the newly-appointed Spanish Genera... British Library
referencedIn EDMONDES PAPERS. Vol. VI. (ff. 387). 28 March, 1609 -24 March, 1610[1]. A truce for twelve years having been signed at Antwerp on 9 April, 1609, the letters of Edmondes from Brussels, of Carew from Paris, of Cornwallis from Madrid, and of Winwood fr... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.includes:f. 9 Richard Wodehouse: Complimentary poem to R. Paston: 17th cent. ff. 11-67 Ralph Knyvett: Discourse on the harp, with poems: 1631. f. 28 b Thomas Pettus, of Rackheath, afterwards Baronet: Letter to T. Knyvett: 1638. ff. 68-73 He..., approximately 1520-1701 British Library
creatorOf Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, d. 1629,. Autograph letter signed from Sir Charles Cornwallis to Sir John Hobart [manuscript], 1625 October 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn "A COLLECTION of Sr Charles Cornwaleys my father's manuscripts " : copies of correspondence and papers of Sir Charles Cornwallis (d. 1629), Ambassador to Spain (1605-1609), Treasurer of the Household of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1610-1612), a..., 17th century-18th century British Library
creatorOf Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, d. 1629. Prince Henrie his life, death, and funeralles : who was borne at Steurling Castle the 19th of Februarie 1594 and deceased at St. James on Fridaie, the 6th of November 1612, circa 1615. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn MISCELLANIES, legal and political:-1. Reading of Edward Bagshaw on 25 Edw. III., c. 7, in the Middle Temple, 24 Feb. 1639 [40]; with index. From a MS. belonging to Sir Henry Yelverton. f. 3. 2. Reading of Henry Slierfield on 32 Hen. VIII. c. 1, of W... British Library
referencedIn LIST of the English peers in order of precedence; followed by lists of the officials in the Revenue Courts, the Courts of Justice, Admiralty, Mint and other public offices, and the royal household, with the fees attached to their several offices; als... British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION OF POLITICAL TRACTS AND LETTERS, ETC.; circa 1567-1639, n.d., with additions circa 1683-1699. Copies. Partly Latin. The collection consists largely of political tracts from the reign of James I, with some verses. The final se..., 1562-1639 British Library
referencedIn ASTON PAPERS. Vol. I. (ff. 257). Correspondence of Sir Walter Aston; 1619-1620. The writers are:-Sir Robert Naunton, Secretary of State; Sir George Calvert, Secretary of State; 20 Jan., 20 Mar. 1619[20]. ff. 122,134. 4 Aug., 20 Nov. 1620. ff. 173, 2..., 1619-1620 British Library
referencedIn TRANSCRIPTS Of State papers and political tracts; circ. 1565-1629. The contents are :-1. A conference between William Axton, minister of Morton-Corbet, co. Salop, and [Thomas Bentham] Bishop of Lichfield, Thomas Bickley, Chancellor of Lichfield, and... British Library
creatorOf Cornwallis, Charles, Sir, d. 1629. Precepts by Sir Charles Cornwallis directing Charles Grosse, Esq., his grandchild, how to govern himself in his youth [manuscript], 1614 November 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS TRACTS AND LETTERS, ETC., relating to English affairs, domestic and diplomatic, with some legal papers, etc.;circa 1571-1626, n.d. Copies, circa 1626-1633. The Ralegh material (no. 2 below) comprises eleven letters, etc., 1603-1612, n.d..., 1571-1633 British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE, Papers. Vol. CCCCLXXXIX. Collection of transcripts of State papers intended to be incorporated in a second edition of the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke's State Papers (2 vols., 1778, with a supplement, 1781), and to form a third volume; 1496-1725...., 1496-1725 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL warrants, orders, and other official documents relating to the county of Norfolk, chiefly concerning the raising of troops and other military matters; 1581-1663. Signatures occur of the following officers of state, and Sheriffs, Justices, Co..., 1581-1663 British Library
creatorOf PAPERS RELATING TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, etc.; 16th-17th centt. Some Latin, French and Italian. Partly copies. 1. ff. 4-43b. Tabular analysis of the state of Europe, showing military forces, religious and political affiliations, etc., with detailed accoun..., 16th century-17th century British Library
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associatedWith Brooke, Thomas, Sir, 1830-1908, person
associatedWith Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, person
associatedWith Crombie, G. N. Paul, of York, person
associatedWith Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1594-1612. person
correspondedWith Hobart, John, 1593-1647 person
associatedWith Le Grosse, Charles, Sir. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Norfolk, England
Spanish Netherlands, Europe
Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
Ostend, Belgium
Gorgeau, France
Netherlands, Europe
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Netherlands, Europe
Spanish Netherlands, Europe
Aragón, Spain
Ratisbon, Bavaria
Nantwich, Cheshire
Héricourt, France
Fez, Morocco
Sherborne, Dorset
Flushing, the Netherlands
Paris, France
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Grisons, the Netherlands
Spanish Netherlands, Europe
Allestree, Derbyshire
Staffordshire, England
Gap, France
Hoogstraten, the Netherlands
Netherlands, Europe
West Indies, America
West Indies, America
Ireland, Europe
Venice, Italy
Netherlands, Europe
Great Britain
British Guiana, South America
Thetford, counties Norfolk and Suffolk
Lisbon, Portugal
Dimchurch, Kent
India, Asia
Ireland, Europe
Summer Islands, Lake Michigan
Ireland, Europe
Düsseldorf, Westphalia
London, England
Geneva, Switzerland
Italy, Europe
Netherlands, Europe
Ireland, Europe
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Netherlands, Europe
Calais, France
Germany, Europe
Essex, England
Gran, Hungary
Antwerp, Belgium
Isle of Man, England
Mulheim, Germany
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Ireland, Europe
Italy, Europe
Dover, Kent
Wachtendonck, Prussia
Netherlands, Europe
Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire
Windsor, Berkshire
Norfolk, England
Colchester, Essex
Saxony, Germany
Venice, Italy
Stade, Germany
Warwickshire, England
River Scheldt, the Netherlands
London, England
Sherringham, Norfolk
Venice, Italy
Embden, Hanover
Venice, Italy
Guiana, South America
Antwerp, Belgium
Italy, Europe
Geneva, Switzerland
St Maixent, France
Wales, United Kingdom
Cyprus, Asia Minor
Lubec, Germany
Winchelsea, Sussex
Germany, Europe
Spanish Netherlands, Europe
Brussels, Belgium
Needwood Chase, Staffordshire
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Italy, Europe
Kent, England
Ireland, Europe
Derbyshire, England
Sark, Channel Islands
Cheshire, England
English prose literature--17th century
Conduct of life--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts


Death 1629



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