Peter Osborne (Keeper of the Privy Purse)
He was born the second son of Richard Osborne of Tyld Hall, Lockingdon, Essex and educated at King's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn, called to the bar and entered official life in July 1551 upon receiving the clerkship of the faculties for life.
He was occupied in minting in 1560, MP for Tregony in 1559 and for Horsham, Sussex in 1562–3. He was made an ecclesiastical commissioner as early as 1566. He was MP for Guildford in 1571, Plympton, Devon in 1572, Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1584 and 1586 and Westminster in 1589.
- J. G. Elzinga, ‘Osborne, Peter (1521-1592)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 11 May 2005
- W. A. J. A., Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press 1894
- Archival material relating to Peter Osborne listed at the UK National Archives
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