AGLIONBY, Edward II (d.1599), of Carlisle, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. and h. of John Aglionby of Carlisle by his w., a da. of Richard Salkeld of Corby Castle. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1576. m. Elizabeth, da. of Cuthbert Musgrave of Crookdike, at least 1s. 1da.

Offices Held

Mayor, Carlisle ‘often’; ‘gunner’, Carlisle to 1597.


Of a prominent Carlisle family, Aglionby became a retainer of Thomas Warcop. In 1592 he sent Burghley an account of local administration and politics on both sides of the west border with Scotland and of the state of English military preparedness in the area. Returning home from Corby on a Sunday evening late in 1599, he was attacked and run through with a spear, dying on Christmas Day. His assailants were said to be members of the Carlton and Graham families, against whom he had laid information.

Hutchinson, Cumb. i. 195; Trans. Cumb. and Westmld. Antiq. and Arch. Soc. n.s. xiii. 100, 105; Border Pprs. i. 391-5, 483, 634; C142/263/53; NRA 6315, p. 5.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: B.D.