COSWORTH, Edward, of Cosworth, Cornw.

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

s. of John Cosworth of Cosworth by Dorothy, da. of Sir William Lok of London; bro. of Thomas. m. Dorothy, da. of John Arundell of Trerice, 3s. 10da. suc. nephew John.

Offices Held

J.p. Cornw. by 1619.


Described in the late 1570s as ‘one of Mr. Secretary Wilson’s [Thomas Wilson, MP Mitchell, 1583] men’, Cosworth owed his seat at Mitchell to his wife’s family, the Arundells of Trerice. Carew, in his Survey of Cornwall, said of him that ‘from a civil courtier’s life in his younger years, reposeth his elder age on the good husbandry of the country, having raised posterity sufficient for transplanting the name into many other quarters’.

He made his will in 1639 or 1640 and probably died soon after.

Vis. Cornw. (Harl. Soc. ix), 50; Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 104; Carew’s Surv. Cornw. ed. Halliday, 221; CSP Dom.Add. 1580-1625, p. 613; C115/ L2/6697; Wills, Cornw. (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. lvi), 72.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N.M.S.