SALESBURY, Robert (1567-99), of Rûg, Corwen, Merion.; Bachymbyd, Llanynys, Denb. and Pool Park, Ruthin, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 20 June 1567, 1st s. of John Salesbury of Rûg by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Salusbury educ. Brasenose, Oxf. 1584; G. Inn 1586. m. Elinor, da. of Sir Henry Bagnall; 1s. 1da. illegit. suc. fa. 1580. Kntd. 1593.

Offices Held

J.p. Denb., dep. lt. by 1587; j.p. Merion, by 1591, dep. lt. from c.1592, custos rot. by c.1594.


Salesbury was only 13 when his father died in 1580. This second minority in successive generations dealt a further blow to the family fortunes. In accordance with the terms of his father’s will, Robert was brought up under the guardianship of Ambrose Dudley, Earl of Warwick. Salesbury was elected for Denbighshire at the age of 19. He was connected through his guardian with the most powerful