Sir Walter Mildmay MPAge: 6915201589

Sir Walter Mildmay MP
Birth about 1520 34

Birth of a son
Sir Anthony Mildmay
about 1550 (Age 30)

Chancellor of the Exchequor
1559 (Age 39)

Death of a fatherThomas Mildmay
1566 (Age 46)

Birth of a granddaughter
Mary Elizabeth Mildmay
1582 (Age 62)
Apethorpe, Northampton

The founder of Emanuel College, Cambridge
1583 (Age 63)

Special commissioner in the trial of Mary Queen of Scots

Death May 11, 1589 (Age 69)
Apethorpe, Northamtonshire, England

Burial May 31, 1589 (20 days after death)
St Bartholomew, London, Middlesex, England

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Thomas Mildmay
Birth: about 1486Chelmsford, Essex, England
Death: 1566
Sir-Walter-Mildmay.jpg Sir Walter Mildmay MP
Birth: about 1520 34
Death: May 11, 1589Apethorpe, Northamtonshire, England
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Sir-Walter-Mildmay.jpg Sir Walter Mildmay MP
Birth: about 1520 34
Death: May 11, 1589Apethorpe, Northamtonshire, England
Mildmay,Anthony(Sir)01.jpg Sir Anthony Mildmay
Birth: about 1550 30
Burial: 1617

Notes from Emmanuel College website: Sir Walter Mildmay was the youngest son of a prosperous merchant of Chelmsford in Essex. Three of his brothers followed their father in commerce, but one, Thomas, found a career in the ecclesiastical revenues annexed to the Crown on Henry VIII's assumption of supremacy over the Church of England. It was against this background of new opportunities in public office and land-owning status that Walter was in 1538 sent to Christ's College in Cambridge. He did not stay long enought to take a degree - by 1540 he had joined his brother Thomas - but he acquired a lasting attachment to his college; and it must have been in these formative years that he developed his sympathy for Calvinistic puritanism. Mildmay continued in public service, much in demand in financial affairs, throughout the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, and by 1556 was wealthy enough to acquire an estate at Apethorpe near Oundle. Under Elizabeth I he became Pivy Councillor, and was from 1566 to his death her Chancellor of the Exchequer. He frequently used his influence to protect the Puritans and to help protestant refugees from the Continent. He showed too his concern for education by benefactions in 1548 to Chelmsford Grammar School and in 1568 to Christ's College. His intellectual and religeous interests found their fullest expression in his foundation of Emmanuel in 1584. His original statutes for the College emphasised its role as a seedbed of learned ministers, but from the first it also accepted students with other careers in view; and though critics labelled it a 'puritan' institution, both Mildmay and Chaderton (the first Master) made it clear that they were neither religeous separatists nor political dissidents.
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