Henry Marney, 1st Baron Marney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Arms of Sir Henry Marney, 1st Baron Marney, KG

Henry Marney, 1st Baron Marney, KG (c. 1447 – 4 May 1523) was a politician of the Tudor period in England. He started the building of Layer Marney Tower in Layer Marney, in 1515; this was not finished before his death and passed to his son.

He rose to favour during the battles of Bosworth and Stoke and following the rout of Perkin Warbeck in 1497.

He was a Knight of the Garter; and ennobled as the first Baron Marney.

Offices held included Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Lord Privy Seal, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard.

He had two children, Catherine, and John, 2nd Baron Marney.


Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Empson
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Wingfield
Preceded by
Sir Henry Guilford
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Succeeded by
Sir William Kingston
Preceded by
Thomas Ruthall
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Tunstall
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Marney
April – May 1523
Succeeded by
John Marney