SALUSBURY, Sir THOMAS (1612 - 1643), poet and country gentleman

Name: Thomas Salusbury
Date of birth: 1612
Date of death: 1643
Child: Hester Cotton (née Salusbury)
Child: John Salusbury
Child: Thomas Salusbury
Parent: Hester Salusbury (née Myddelton)
Parent: Henry Salusbury
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and country gentleman
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Poetry; Royalty and Society
Author: Emyr Gwynne Jones

Born 6 March 1612, eldest son of Sir Henry Salusbury of Lleweni, the 1st baronet, and Hester, daughter of Sir Thomas Myddelton. He went to Jesus College, Oxford, but did not graduate. He joined the Inner Temple, November 1631, with the intention of studying law but, when his father died at the end of July 1632, he returned to Lleweni to look after the estate. He was elected a burgess of Denbigh town, 10 September 1632, and an alderman, 1634-8 and 1639, and he was also Member of Parliament for the county from 1640 until his death. He fought in the Civil War as a staunch supporter of the king and is believed to have been engaged in the battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642; a few days later he was given the degree of D.C.L. by Oxford University. He died in July 1643. He is referred to by Anthony Wood as ' a most noted poet of his time,' but the only work of his which still survives is The History of Joseph, a poem (London, 1636).


Published date: 1959

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