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Sir William Herrick (28)

  • Birth: 1 Feb 1557, baptized December 9, 1562
  • Death: 2 Mar 1652

Father: John Eyrick or Heyrick(27)
Mother: Mary

Spouse: Joan (May) married 1596


  • Sex: M

Biography Notes…

He was a goldsmith in London, the “Principal Jeweler (or Teller) of the Crown”, then became a courtier and politician in 1575. Queen Elizabeth commissioned him to an embassy to the Ottoman Porte in Turkey. Upon his return he was appointed a lucrative situation in the Exchequer which he held through the remainder of the reign of Elizabeth and the following reign of James. Due to his diplomatic success with the Turks, he was Knighted by James I in 1605. He