Edward Talbot, 8th Earl of Shrewsbury

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Edward Talbot, later 8th Earl of Shrewsbury, in 1586 aged 25, by Hieronimo Custodis.

Edward Talbot, 8th Earl of Shrewsbury and 8th Earl of Waterford (christened February 25, 1561 – February 8, 1617), was the younger brother and nearest male heir of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, whom he succeeded as Earl of Shrewsbury and Lord High Steward of Ireland in 1616.

He was born in Sheffield, the son of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, by the latter's first marriage to Gertrude Manners, daughter of first Earl of Rutland. He entered Magdalen College, Oxford in 1579.[1]

He served twice as Knight of the Shire (MP) for Northumberland in 1584 and 1586. He was a JP for Northumberland from c.1592 and appointed Sheriff of Northumberland for 1601 and 1609. He was a member of the Council of the North from 1603 until his death in 1618.[2] He died in London in his 57th year and was buried in Westminster Abbey.[1]

In 1583 he had married Jane Ogle, Baroness Ogle, the daughter of Cuthbert Ogle, 7th Baron Ogle. None of their children survived him, and he was succeeded by his nearest male relative, George Talbot of Grafton who became the 9th Earl. However, some of the extensive family estates passed to the daughters of his elder brother and predecessor and devolved ultimately on the Dukes of Norfolk.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Complete Peerage, Volume XI. St Catherine's Press, London. 1949. p. 716. 
  2. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Edward Talbot, 8th Earl of Shrewsbury". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-11-11. [unreliable source]

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Attribution

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Russell
Thomas Leighton
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
1584–1587
With: Lord Russell 1584–1585
Sir Thomas Gray 1586–1587
Succeeded by
William Carle
Robert Woddrington
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Carey
Custos Rotulorum of Northumberland
bef. 1605–1617
Succeeded by
Sir Ralph Delaval
Preceded by
The Earl of Shrewsbury
Lord High Steward of Ireland
1616–1617
Succeeded by
The Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Gilbert Talbot
Earl of Shrewsbury
1616–1617
Succeeded by
George Talbot
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Gilbert Talbot
Earl of Waterford
1616–1617
Succeeded by
George Talbot