Vaux, Edward (1588 - 1661)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1588-09-13
Death Date: 1661-09-08


Ward of Elizabeth I 1594--1598, when his mother brought his wardship. Travelled to Italy 1609--1611. Imprisoned in the Fleet for refusing to take the oath of allegiance 1 March 1611/12 and sentenced to perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of lands; pardoned and transferred into the custody of the Dean of Westminster Oct. 1612; lands restored and released on surety 1 March 1614/15. Served in Flanders 1622-1624. Imprisoned 13--25 Nov. 1625

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1632-7-2
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Couple were openly conducting an affair during Elizabeth's first marriage and were married about five weeks after her husband's death

Primary Title

4th Baron Vaux


  • 4th Baron Vaux
    Assumed 1595-08-20
    Vacated 1661-09-08

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
JP, Northamptonshire 1626 n.d.

Details of Properties


  • Harrowden, Northamptonshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1603-1604 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Lord Vaux's Players
Performance 1608-1608 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Lord Vaux's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Vaux's Players Vaux, Edward (1588 - 1661) Players 2

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (