HARVEY, Francis I (1534-1602), of Cressing Temple, Witham, Essex.
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Family and Education
b. 1534, 2nd s. of John Harvey of Ickworth, Suff. by Elizabeth, da. of Henry Pope of Mildenhall, Suff. m. (1) 1564, Mary, da. and coh. of Thomas Neville of Holt, Leics., wid. of Sir John Smith; (2) Camillia, da. of Vincent Guiccardini, Florentine merchant, wid. of Thomas Darcy of Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex, 1da.
Bailiff of liberty of Witham 1569; j.p. Essex from c.1569; gent. pens. 1559.
Harvey owned land in Leicestershire and Berkshire as well as Cressing Temple, which came to him through his first wife. It may have been some relationship with the Earl of Oxford that first obtained him a seat at Colchester, but, more li