LAWLEY, Robert (c.1550-1622), of Much Wenlock, Salop.

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. c.1550, 2nd s. of Thomas Lawley, of Wenlock, merchant of the Calais staple, by Beatrice (d.1570), da. and coh. of Griffin Hinton of Hinton, wid. of Richard (or William) Constantine of Broseley; bro. of Thomas. educ. Shrewsbury 1562. m. 24 Jan. 1602, Margaret Coston of Much Wenlock, 2s. 2da.

Offices Held


All that is known of Lawley’s career is that, when his brother Thomas wrote to Sir Thomas Bromley asking for the reversion of an office for Robert and himself, Robert carried the letter to the lord chancellor and explained ‘the particularities’ of their suit. He died 1622 and was buried at Wenlock 20 Jan. The register notes that he had ‘but one hand’.

Vis. Salop (Harl. Soc. xxviii), 132, 248; (xxix), 313; Wenlock par. reg.; Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. (ser. 1), xi. 17-20; (ser. 3), ii. 318; Egerton Pprs. (Cam. Soc. xii), 89.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.