Robert Markham (MP)

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Robert Markham (1536-1606) was an English politician.

He was born the eldest son of John Markham of Cotham, Nottinghamshire.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Nottinghamshire from 1564 and High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1571-2 and 1583-4.

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Nottinghamshire in 1571 and 1589 and Grantham in 1586.[1]

He married twice: firstly Mary, the daughter of Francis Leck of Sutton in the Dale, Derbyshire with whom he had five sons and three daughters; and secondly Jane, the daughter of William Burnell of Winkburn.