Lawson, Wilfred (1545 - 1632)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1545
Death Date: 1632-04-16


Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University 1562; Gray's Inn 1564

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1575
    Union ended: n.d.

Primary Title



  • Knight
    Assumed 1604
    Vacated 1632-04-16

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Sheriff, Cumberland 1582-12-5 1583-11-24
JP, Cumberland by 1587 n.d.
Capt & Lieut, Cumberland ca. 1591 n.d.
MP, Cumberland 1593 n.d.
Sheriff, Cumberland 1597-11-25 1598-11-27
MP, Cumberland 1604 n.d.
Sheriff, Cumberland 1606-11-17 1607-11-8
Sheriff, Cumberland 1612-11-6 1613
MP, Cumberland 1614 n.d.

Details of Properties


  • Isel Hall, Cumberland
    Acquired via marriage. Also spelled 'Isell'
    Acquired: before 1575
    Divested: 1632-04-16

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1619-1620 Moot Hall, Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Wilfred Lawson's Fool
Performance 1618-1619 Moot Hall, Carlisle , Cumberland Sir Wilfred Lawson's Musicians

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Sir Wilfred Lawson's Fool Lawson, Wilfred (1545 - 1632) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Sir Wilfred Lawson's Musicians Lawson, Wilfred (1545 - 1632) Musicians 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Isel Hall Cumberland Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Burke, John, and Bernard Burke. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland. 1838. London: J.R. Smith, 1844.
Hasler, P.W. The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1558–1603. 3 vols. London: HMSO, 1981.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Rickerby, Valerie. Isel Hall [guidebook]. np: npub, nd.