- James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough
James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough (1552-1629) was Lord Chief Justice of the
King's Benchin Irelandand then in England; he was an English Member of Parliamentand was Lord High Treasurerfrom 1624 to 1628. On 31 December 1624King James I created him Baron Ley, of Ley in the County of Devon, and on 5 February 1626King 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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