Edward Vincent Conway

Nombre al nacer Conway, Edward Vincent
Sexo masculino
Edad de defunción 67 años, 2 días


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Nacimiento 1564 Inglaterra  
Defunción 1631-01-03    


    Familia de Edward Vincent Conway y Dorothy Ann Tracy
Casados Esposa Dorothy Ann Tracy
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Matrimonio     Y
  1. Edward Conway


Edward Conway, 1st Viscount Conway PC (1564 – 3 January 1631) was an English soldier and statesman.

[edit] Life

He was the son and heir of Sir John Conway of Arrow, and his wife Ellen or Eleanor, daughter of Sir Fulke Greville of Beauchamp's Court, Warwickshire.[1]

He commanded a foot regiment at the sack of Cadiz in 1596, where he was knighted. He then served as governor of Brill, near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where his daughter Brilliana (who married Robert Harley) was born. In the first parliament held in the reign of James I, he sat as member for Penryn. When Brill was handed back to the States of Holland in 1616, he was given a pension. He later served as ambassador at Brussels.[1]

He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1622 and made a Secretary of State in 1623. In the parliament which convened on 19 February 1624 he was returned for Evesham. He was created Baron Conway, of Ragley, in 1624 or 1625 and Viscount Conway in 1627, and received the Irish peerage title of Viscount Killultagh. No doubt as a result of his time in the Netherlands, he was a supporter of a 'Protestant' foreign policy; he was sent as ambassador to Prague. In 1628, he was appointed Lord President of the Council, a post he held until his death on 3 January 1631. By his wife Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Tracy of Tedington, Gloucestershire, and widow of Edmund Bray, he had three sons and four daughters. He was succeeded by his son Edward.[1


    1. Edward Vincent Conway
      1. Dorothy Ann Tracy
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