Person:Erasmus Dryden (4)

Erasmus Dryden
m. Bef. 20 Dec 1553
  1. Mary Dryden
  2. Anthony Drydenabt 1551 -
  3. Erasmus Dryden1553 - 1632
  4. Edward Drydenabt 1556 -
  5. George DrydenABT 1557 - 1591
  6. John DrydenABT 1559 -
  7. Elizabeth DrydenABT 1561 -
  8. Thomas DrydenABT 1563 -
  9. Bridget Dryden1563 - Bef 1645
  10. Stephen Drydenabt 1567 - 1591
  11. Emma DrydenAbt 1569 -
  12. Nicholas DrydenAbt 1571 - 1607/08
m. 1575
  1. Sir John Dryden, 2nd Baronetabt 1580 - abt 1658
  2. Susannah Drydenabt 1582 -
  3. Erasmus Dryden1588 - 1654
  4. Frances Elizabeth Dryden1597 - 1658
  5. William Dryden
Facts and Events
Name Erasmus Dryden
Gender Male
Birth[2] 29 Dec 1553 Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
Marriage 1575 Canons Ashby, Northampton, Englandto Frances Wilkes
Title (nobility)[4] 16 Nov 1619 Created as 1st Baronet Dryden
Reference Number? Q7526643?
Death[1] 22 May 1632 Warwick, Warwickshire, England

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Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet (c. 1549 – 22 May 1632) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1624.

Erasmus Dryden was the son of John Dryden who built Canons Ashby House, Northamptonshire. Erasmus' mother, Elizabeth Cope, was the daughter of Sir John Cope, from whose heirs the Drydens purchased the priory and village remnants of the Canons Ashby estate. Sir Erasmus Dryden was the grandfather of the poet John Dryden[1] (through his third son, Erasmus) and he was also the uncle of Elizabeth (Dryden) Swift, who was the grandmother of Jonathan Swift. Dryden's sister-in-law, Katherine (Throckmorton) Dryden, was a first cousin of Lady Elizabeth (Throckmorton) Raleigh.

He entered Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1571 aged 18. and was demy from 1571 to 1575 and fellow from 1575 to 1580, being awarded BA on 11 June 1577. In 1577, he was student of the Middle Temple. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1599 and in 1618. He was created a baronet on 16 November 1619. In 1624, Dryden was elected Member of Parliament for Banbury in the Happy Parliament.

Sir Erasmus Dryden married Frances Wilkes, daughter of William Wilkes of Hodnell, Warwickshire. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters. His eldest son John succeeded to the Baronetcy. He was an uncle of female Puritan preacher Anne Hutchinson.

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  1. Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Bt., in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   DRYDEN, Sir Erasmus, 1st Bt. (1553-1632), in The History of Parliament.
  4. Cokayne, George Edward. Complete baronetage, 1611-1800. (Exeter [England]: W. Pollard, 1900-1906), 1:128.