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Elsynge, Henry, ? 1606-1656 (Clerk of the House of Commons)

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Dates

  • Existence: ? 1606 - 1656

Biography

Henry Elsynge (?1606-1656) was born at Battersea, the eldest son of Henry Elsynge. He was educated at Westminster under L. Osbaldiston, before entering Christ Church, Oxford, as a commoner in 1621 (B.A., 1625). Elysynge spent seven years in foreign travel, before he was appointed clerk of the House of Commons. He held this position until 1648, when he resigned in order to avoid involvement in the proceedings against Charles I. He retired to Houslow, Middlesex, where he died, and was buried in St Margaret's, Westminster. The entry at front of the volume is to George Pryme, M.A. (1781-1868), the only son of Christopher Pryme of Hull. George attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1803. He was Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, 1828-1863.

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Henry Elsynge: Judicature in Parliament

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6577
Scope and Contents

Henry Elsynge, 'Judicature in Parliament', 81 folios. On folio i v is 'E Libris MSS Geo. Pryme Hospit: Lincol: Westmon. AD 1806'. The entry at front of the volume is to George Pryme, M.A. (1781-1868), the only son of Christopher Pryme of Hull. George attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1803. He was Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, 1828-1863.

Dates: 1627 (Circa)
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Modus tenendi Parliamentum apud Anglos, by Henry Elsynge, Seventeenth century

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ll.03.04
Scope and Contents 'Modus tenendi Parliamentum apud Anglos. In twoe bookes. Composed by Henry Ellsing, Clerk of the Parliaments.’ For a notice of Sir Henry Elsynge (c. 1606-1656), see Anthony Wood's Athenæ Oxoniensis, where this work is said to have been mostly taken from one with a similar title by the father of Sir Henry (Henry Elsynge, bap. 1577-1635), who was clerk to the House of Lords, as the son was to that of the Commons. Henry Ellsing, Clerk of the Parliaments, must be the father, as that title...
Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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