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Henry Vane the Elder
Birth: Feb. 18, 1589
Death: May, 1655

Politician and Statesman. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and Gray's Inn, London, before being knighted by James I in 1611. At age 23 he paid 5000 for a position at court, and by1639 had been appointed Treasurer of the Household under Charles I. He served as Member of Parliament for Carlisle and later East Retford, and was sent on several diplomatic missions in Europe. He oversaw peace negotiations between Holland and Spain and in 1631 went to Germany to propose an alliance with Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1630, and a commissioner of the admiralty in 1636. He quarrelled with the Earl of Stafford over the government's Scottish policy, and in 1640 was accused of causing the break up of parliament in order to discredit him. He was an important prosecution witness when Stafford was condemned to death in the same year. He later accompanied the King on a trip to Scotland, but was accused of treachery and dismissed from his court posts in 1641. He then joined the parliament party, and was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Durham, but was blamed when the city was captured by the Royalists during the English Civil War. He remained in government after the king's execution, and was Member for Kent in the first protectorate parliament. After his death in 1655 the royalists reported that he had committed suicide in shame at his part in the death of Stafford. (bio by: js) 
 
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  Henry Vane the Younger (1613 - 1662)*
 
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St Giles Churchyard
Shipbourne
Tonbridge and Malling Borough
Kent, England
 
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Record added: Feb 16, 2007
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 Added: Apr. 8, 2017
For my 11th G-Grandfather may you RIP.
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