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John Salusbury Was a Welsh Knight


John Salusbury (1567 24 July 1612) was a Welsh knight, politician and poet.

The Life of John Salusbury.
Salusbury was a member of the Salusbury family of Lleweni in the Vale of Clywd, where they owned a considerable estate, including Lleweni Hall. Various members of the family acquired honours and appointments through their support of the Tudor monarchs. He was the son of Sir John Salusbury and Katheryn of Berain, and the younger brother of Thomas Salusbury, who was executed in 1586 for his involvement in the Babington Plot against Elizabeth I.

He was born in 1567 and educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1581 aged 14. He studied law at the Middle Temple from March 1595. Elizabeth appointed him as squire of the body in the same year, and he was knighted in June 1601 for his help in suppressing the Earl of Essex's revolt. He became MP for Denbighshire in December 1601. He also wrote sonnets and love lyrics. After Elizabeth's death, he spent little time in London, with his enemies attempting to discredit him at court. He died on 24 July 1612, and was succeeded by his son Henry, who became the first of the Salusbury Baronets in 1619.