Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Joshua elmer steward to Thomas, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon, disbursed over £480 for his master’s funeral in 1582. Thereafter he probably remained in the service of the family. Bindon’s half-sister married the son of John Thynne, and Elmer’s representation of Heytesbury was presumably due to this connexion with the Thynne family. He had some dealings with Edmund Ludlow, who was ordered by the and Earl of Pembroke and Sir James Marvin, acting as arbitrators, to pay £300 to Elmer. This was not done and in 1589 the Privy Council directed Pembroke to enforce the award.

APC, xviii. 399; Lansd. 109, f. 211; Thynne mss 6 (general correspondence ii) f. 250.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.C.H.