Sir Edward Littleton, Baron Lyttleton of Mounslow, was born about 1588, bap. 15 Mar. 1590, 1st s. of Edward Littleton I and Alice, da. of Richard Thornes of Condover, Salop.bro. of Timothy†.1 educ. Christ Church, Oxf. 1606, BA 1609, DCL 1643; I. Temple 1608, called 1617.2 m. (1) 25 Sept. 1617, Anne (d. 6 Feb. 1624), da. of John Lyttelton† of Frankley, Worcs., 3s. d.v.p., 2da. d.v.p.; (2) 1624/5 Sidney, da. of (Sir) William Jones I* of Castellmarch, Llanengan, Caern., wid. of Richard Wynn of Glasinfryn, Caern. and Sir George Calveley of Lea, Cheshire, 1da.; 1s. illegit.3 suc. fa. 1622;4 kntd. 6 June 1635;5 cr. Bar. Lyttelton of Mounslow 18 Feb. 1641.6 d. 27 Aug. 1645;7 sig. Edw[ard] Littleton. Littleton succeeded his father as justice on the North Wales circuit at the early age of 32, and while lord keeper Williams intervened to award (Sir) Peter Mutton* precedence as chief justice, the two men shared the profits of both places equally. Clarendon (Edward Hyde†) remembered Littleton as a handsome and proper man, of a very graceful presence, and notorious for courage, which in his youth he had manifested with his sword. He had taken great pains in the hardest and most knotty part of the law, as well as that which was more customary; and was not only very ready and expert in the books, but excellently versed in records, in studying and examining whereof he had kept Mr. [John] Selden* company ... and upon the mere strength of his abilities, he had raised himself into the first rank of the practisers in the common law courts.
LITTLETON, Edward II (1590-1645), of Henley, Salop and the Inner Temple, London. Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010 Available from Cambridge University Press. 
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