FACTOID # 18: Alaska spends more money per capita on elementary and secondary education than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > William Noy

William Noy (1577 - August 9, 1634), was a noted English jurist.


He was born on the family estate of Pendrea in Buryan, Cornwall, belonging to a family whose pedigree went back to the visitation of Cornwall in 1620. He left Exeter College, Oxford without taking a degree, and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1594. From 1603 until his death he was elected, with one exception, to each parliament, sitting invariably for a constituency of his native county. For several years his sympathies were in antagonism to the court party. Yet every commission that was appointed numbered Noy among its members, and even those who were opposed to him in politics acknowledged his learning.


A few years before his death he changed political allegiance, went over to the side of the court, and in October 1631 he was created attorney-general, but was never knighted. It was through his advice that the impost of ship money was levied, resulting in a controversy that helped trigger the English Civil War. Noy suffered from stones, and died in great pain; he was buried at New Brentford church.


His principal works are On the Grounds and Maxims of the Laws of this Kingdom (1641) and The Compleat Lawyer (1661).


This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.


  Results from FactBites:
 
William Noy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
William Noy (1577 - August 9, 1634), was a noted English jurist.
He was born on the family estate of Pendrea in Buryan, Cornwall, belonging to a family whose pedigree went back to the visitation of Cornwall in 1620.
Noy suffered from stones, and died in great pain; he was buried at New Brentford church.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m