Sackville, Edward, 4th Earl of Dorset (1590 -1652)

Edward Sackville was the second surviving son of Robert Sackville, 2nd Earl of Dorset, and Margaret Howard. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 25 July 1605, and may have been the Edward Sackville who incorporated at Cambridge 9 July 1616. He fought a duel with Edward Bruce, 2nd Lord Kinloss, in August 1613, near Bergen op Zoom, in which his opponent was killed. He was Member of Parliament for Sussex in 1614 and 1621 1622. He was created a Knight of the Bath in 1616, when Charles I was made Prince of Wales. He was present at the battle of Prague 8 November 1620, and Ambassador to Louis XIII, July 1621. He succeeded his elder brother Richard in 1624. He was made a Knight of the Garter 15 May 1625, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen 1628, and Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household in 1644. He joined the King at York in 1642 and pledged himself to support a troop of sixty horse. He was one of the signatories of the Capitulation of Oxford in 1646. After the execution of the King, he is said never to have left his house in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. He married, before 1638, Frances Cranfield, daughter and eventual heir of Lionel, 1st Earl of Middlesex. The library of Elizabeth, Duchess of Dorset was sold by T. Evans of Locke’s Head, Covent Garden on 6 March 1769. She was Elizabeth daughter of Lieutenant- General Colyear and wife of Lionel, 7th Earl and 1st Duke. The library of George Germaine-Sackville, first Viscount Sackville was sold by auction by Riley of Pall-Mall 28 June 1786.

Seat / Residence(s): Knole, Kent
Library Auction Details: Riley of Pall-Mall (28 June 1786)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Sackville, Edward, 4th Earl of Dorset (1590-1652)  (Stamp 1) Title: Sackville, Edward, 4th Earl of Dorset (1590 - 1652) (Stamp 1)
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet an estoile of eight points
Dimensions (height x width): 44mm x 37mm
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: estoile