James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough


James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough

James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough (1552-1629) was Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland and then in England; he was an English Member of Parliament and was Lord High Treasurer from 1624 to 1628. On 31 December 1624 King James I created him Baron Ley, of Ley in the County of Devon, and on 5 February 1626 King Charles I created him Earl of Marlborough. From July 1628 until December, 1628 he was Lord President of the Council. Both titles became extinct upon the death of the 4th Earl of Marlborough in 1679.


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