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Encyclopedia > Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland

Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, was born in 1577, at Roxwell in Essex, England, eldest son and heir of Sir Hierome Weston, High Sheriff of Essex, and Mary Cave. Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK...


During the reign of King James I of England, Richard was sent on embassies to Bohemia, Brussels, and Spain. On the last assignment, he negotiated for the restitution of the Palatine. Upon his return to England, Richard was made Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was elevated to the peerage on April 13, 1628, as Baron Weston of Neyland. He was subsequently made Lord Treasurer of England and invested with the Order of the Garter. On February 17, 1633, Sir Richard was created Earl of Portland. His lordship was married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Pinchon of Writtle in Essex. And, his second wife was Frances Walgrave of Boreley in Essex. He had three children by his first marriage, and eight by his second. His nephew, Jeremiah Clarke, became a Colonial Governor of Rhode Island. James VI of Scotland and I of England (Charles James) (19 June 1566–27 March 1625) was a King who ruled over England, Scotland and Ireland, and was the first Sovereign to reign in the three realms simultaneously. ... Bohemia This article is about the historical region in central Europe; for other uses, see Bohemia (disambiguation). ... Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ... See Palatine Hill for geography of Rome. ... The Rt. ... 13 April is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... The title of Earl of Portland has been created twice in the Peerage of England, most recently for Hans Willem Bentinck, the favorite of King William III in 1689. ... The village of Writtle lies in Essex, England, just to the west of Chelmsford. ...


The Earl of Portland died March 13, 1634, when he was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son, Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland, was born about 1605 at Neyland in Essex, England, the second but eldest surviving son of Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, by his second wife Frances Walgrave. ...


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