CORDELL, Edward (by 1536-90), of London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1536, 4th s. of John Cordell of Long Melford, Suff. by Emma, da. of Henry Webbe of Kimbolton, Hunts.; bro. of William. m. (1) Elizabeth (d.1586), da. of one Harrison of Norf.; (2) Abigail, da. of Sir Anthony Heveningham of Ketteringham, Norf., wid. of Sir George Digby (d.1587) of Coleshill, Warws., s.p. suc. bro. Francis 23 Nov. 1586.1

Offices Held

Examiner in Chancery by 1566, six clerk 1571-d.2


In the 1558 Crown office list Cordell’s name has been substituted for that of Edward Bashe, the navy victualler, who may have withdrawn from pressure of business, leaving William Cordell, the 1558 Speaker, free to nominate his brother.3

Cordell died on 9 Jan. 1590.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: Patricia Hyde


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from age at brother’s i.p.m., C142/229/146. Vis. Suff. ed. Metcalfe, 20-21; Vis. Norf. (Harl. Soc. xxxii), 86, 247; Vis. Norf. (Norf. Arch.), 398-9.
  • 2. W. J. Jones, Eliz. Ct. Chancery, 138; T. D. Hardy, Cat. Ld. Chancellors, 107.
  • 3. C193/32/2, f. 6.
  • 4. PCC 4 Sainberbe.