Escheator

Richard Sackville (escheator)

Sir Richard Sackville (d. 1566) was an English administrator. He was under-treasurer of the exchequer, chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, Escheator of Surrey and Sussex in 1541–2. 1544 steward of the archbishop of Canterbury's Sussex manors, 1554, JP and custos rotulorum of Sussex.

Sir Richard Sackville was the eldest son of John Sackville of Chiddingley, Kent, and Anne, the daughter of Sir William Boleyn, who was a cousin of Anne Boleyn.

He married Winifred (d. 1586), the daughter of Sir John Brydges (or Brugge), Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1520, and had issue, three sons and one daughter, Anne, of whom married Gregory Fiennes, tenth Baron Dacre. She co-founded Emanuel School.

His only surviving son, Thomas Sackville became the first Earl of Dorset, who married the daughter of Sir John Baker.

Sources

  1. S.L, DNB 1897
  2. HoP, Commons, 1558–1603, Vol. III p.314, HMSO 1982
  3. Sybil M. Jack, ‘Sackville, Sir Richard (d. 1566)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 18 July 2005

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