MYNGAYE, Francis (c.1574-1632), of Ilkestall St. Margaret, Suff.; later of The Bridge House, Southwark, Surr.

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.1574, 1st s. of William Myngaye of Amringale, Norf. by Winifred, da. of Robert Coke and sis. of (Sir) Edward. educ. I. Temple 1591, called 1600. m. Frances, da. and h. of Edmund Richers of Swannington, Norf., at least 2s. 2da.

Offices Held

Bencher, I. Temple 1617; j.p. Surr. by 1623.


Myngaye was a lawyer and moneylender who owed his education at the Inner Temple to his uncle the solicitor-general, who used on his nephew’s behalf the special admission accorded to him in January 1593 by virtue of his first reading. Coke also saw to Myngaye’s return at Dunwich. Myngaye is not named in the proceedings of the House, and it is not clear where he was residing at the time. He was living at Ilkestall St. Margaret in 1592, and his will mentions property also at South Clincham and elsewhere in Suffolk, but his main residence by the time of his death was at Southwark. He died in 1632, and his will, dated 28 Apr. in that year, was proved 28 June. He had ‘put out’ sums of money in the names of his daughters, Anne and Martha, and his many clients included Sir George Vernon and Sir Richard More. His partner in these moneylending activities was one Peter Bramble, who was asked to look after the interests of Myngaye’s family as he had ‘given him board for 20 years together, and done him many extraordinary kindnesses’.

Vis. Surr. (Harl. Soc. xliii), 133; Cal. I.T. Recs. i. 386, 434; ii. 102; HMC Var. vii. 87; Dunwich min. bk. 1595-1619, f. 84; Norf. Arch. xxvii. 43; PCC 64 Audley.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge