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