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Braddon, Lawrence, d 1724 (lawyer and politician)



Lawrence Braddon (d. 1724), politician, was called to the bar at the Middle Temple. He was imprisoned in 1683 after he spread rumours that the death of the Earl of Essex in the Tower had been the result of murder. He was released in 1689, and in 1695 became solicitor to the wine licence office. His published works included material concerning Essex's death. Braddon died on 29 November 1724.

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Lawrence Braddon: Reflexions on the Vindication of the Countess Dowager of Essex

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4375
Scope and Contents 'Reflexions on the vindication of the Countess Dowager of Essex & Bishop of Salisbury in gazetts of the 31st of July 4th and 7th of this present August and the Bishops reasons for the self murther consider'd and answer'd as also an abstract of what hath been most materially prov'd and made publick in detection of the barbarous murder of that unfortunate Lord Arthur (late) Earl of Essex in a letter to Mr. T. F. written by Lawrence Braddon Gent.', 30 folios. It is dated on p.57 12 August...
Dates: 1690
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