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Clerke, Bartholomew, approximately 1537-1590

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: approximately 1537 - 1590

Biography

Bartholomew Clerke (approximately 1537–1590) was an English jurist, politician and diplomat. In January 1573 Clerke became a member of the College of Advocates at Doctors' Commons, and in May that same year he was constituted dean of the arches. He became archdeacon of Wells about the beginning of 1582.

In December 1585 he and Henry Killigrew were sent to Flanders to co-operate with the Earl of Leicester, being appointed members of the council of state. In October 1586 he was despatched to England by Leicester on a special mission to the Queen. In 1587 he was again sent to the Low Countries, with Lord Buckhurst and Sir John Norris, to allay the discontent which had been excited by the Earl of Leicester's proceedings in Holland, and to open the way for a peace with Spain.

Citation:
Castiglione, B. Balthasaris Castilionis comitis de curiali siue aulico libri quatuor, 1603: t.p. (Bartholomæus Clerke Anglo Cantabrigiensi interprete)

DNB ǂb (Clerke, Bartholomew, LL.D., b. about 1537, d. 1590)

Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 17, 2020 (Bartholomew Clerke (approximately 1537–1590) was an English jurist, politician and diplomat. In January 1573 Clerke became a member of the College of Advocates at Doctors' Commons, and in May that same year he was constituted dean of the arches. He became archdeacon of Wells about the beginning of 1582. In December 1585 he and Henry Killigrew were sent to Flanders to co-operate with the Earl of Leicester, being appointed members of the council of state. In October 1586 he was despatched to England by Leicester on a special mission to the Queen. In 1587 he was again sent to the Low Countries, with Lord Buckhurst and Sir John Norris, to allay the discontent which had been excited by the Earl of Leicester's proceedings in Holland, and to open the way for a peace with Spain.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bartholomew Clerke letter to Sir Francis Walsingham

 Digital Record
Identifier: VMSS457_I32_O1
Dates: 1587 April 12