Eades, Richard

See Edes, Richard.

Earle, John

(fl. 1640). Actor (Prince Charles' (II)). [Nungezer, 126 [full citation]; JCS ii, 429 [full citation]]

Eaton, William

(fl. 1622-28). Actor (Prince Charles' (I) 1622). [Nungezer, 126 [full citation]; JCS ii, 429 [full citation]]

Ecclestone, William

(circa1591-1623<) (Eglestone). Actor (King's 1610-11, Lady Elizabeth's 1611-13, King's 1614-23). [ES ii, 314 [full citation]; Nungezer, 127 [full citation]; JCS ii, 429 [full citation]; Riddell, 'Actors', 294 (1969) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 454 (1991) [full citation]]

Edes, Richard

(circa1552-1604). Latin playwright, royal entertainment contributor. [ES iii, 309 [full citation]; McGee and Meagher, 'Entertainments: 1558-1603', 127-8 (1981) [full citation]; Sutton, Oxford Poetry by Richard Eedes and George Peele (1995) [full citation]]

Edge, Roger

(b.1590; fl. 1613). Actor. [REED Heref./Worc, 386 (1990) [full citation]]

Edgecombe, Peter

(circa1536-1608). Patron (1561-8). [Hasler, House of Commons ii, 74 (1981) [full citation]; Bindoff, House of Commons ii, 81 (1982) [full citation]; REED Devon, 483 (1986) [full citation]]

Edmonds, John

(fl. 1604-1619?). Actor (King's?, Queen Anne's 1618-19), sharer. [ES ii, 315 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 128 [full citation]; JCS ii, 431 [full citation]]


(fl. 1613). Boy actor (Lady Elizabeth's). [REED Coventry, 394 (1981) [full citation]]

Edwards, John (I)

(1601-1648<) (Edwardes). Playwright. [JCS iii, 291 [full citation]; Phelps, 'John Edwards' (1979) [full citation]]

Edwards, John (II)

(circa1605-1629<). Actor (?) (Netherlands and Germany) (possibly the same as Johann Eydtwartt). [Riewald, 'Actors and Musicians', 34 (1959) [full citation]]

Edwards, Rebecca

See Heminges, Rebecca Edwards Knell.

Edwards, Richard

(circa1524-1566) (Edwardes). Playwright, Master of Children. [ES iii, 309 [full citation]; Bradner, Richard Edwards (1927) [full citation]; Nungezer, 128 [full citation]; Grove vi, 60 (1980) [full citation]; DLB 62: 71 (1987) [full citation]]

Edwards, Thomas

(1567?-1612<). Poet. [Eccles, Authors, 46 (1982) [full citation]]

Eedes, Richard

See Edes, Richard.

Egerton, Alice Spencer Stanley

(circa1555-1637). Sister of Anne Spencer Stanley Compton Sackville and Elizabeth Spencer Carey Eure; wife of Ferdinando Stanley and Thomas Egerton. [Peerage iv, 212 (1916) [full citation]]

Egerton, Thomas, 1st Viscount Brackley, Lord Chancellor of Ellesmere

(1540-1617). Patron (Lord Chancellor's 1608). (Husband of Alice Spencer Stanley Egerton) [Peerage ii, 271 (1912) [full citation]; Heltzel, 'Sir Thomas Egerton as Patron' (1948) [full citation]; Seronsy, 'Daniel's Letter to Egerton' (1965) [full citation]; Hasler, House of Commons ii, 80 (1981) [full citation]; Tiner, 'York', 21 (1992) [full citation]]

Eglestone, William

See Ecclestone, William.


(fl. 1604). Actor (Germany). [ES ii, 315 [full citation]; Nungezer, 129 [full citation]]

Elderton, William

(fl. circa 1552-3). Actor; choirmaster at Westminster and Eton. [ES ii, 315 [full citation]; Nungezer, 129 [full citation]; Blewitt, 'Winchester and Eton', 139 (1984) [full citation]; Gurr, Playing Companies, 220 (1996) [full citation]]

Elizabeth I, Queen

(1533-1603). Patron (Queen's 1583-1603), translator. (Cousin of Henry Carey) [ES ii, 104; iii, 311 [full citation]; Pinciss, 'Queen's Men' (1970) [full citation]; Johnson, Elizabeth I (1974) [full citation]; Bergeron, 'Elizabeth's Coronation Entry' (1978) [full citation]; Grove vi, 131 (1980) [full citation]; Ridley, Elizabeth I (1987) [full citation]; DLB 136: 85 (1994) [full citation]; Gurr, Playing Companies, 196 (1996) [full citation]; Cerasano and Wynne-Davies, Renaissance Drama by Women, 7 (1996) [full citation]]

Elizabeth, Lady

(1596-1662). Patron (Lady Elizabeth's 1611-25; King and Queen of Bohemia's (aka Lady Elizabeth's) 1626-32). (Daughter of King James I and Queen Anne; wife of Frederick, Elector Palatine; sister of Prince Henry and King Charles I; aunt of King Charles II) [ES ii, 246 [full citation]; Gurr, Playing Companies, 394, 438n2 (1996) [full citation]]

Ellam, Brian

(circa1534-93). Carpenter who worked on the Theatre. [Wills, 62 (1993) [full citation]]


See Guest, Ellis; Bedowe, Ellis; Worth, Ellis.

Elton, William

(fl. 1633). Actor (Ellis Guest company). [REED York, 593 (1979) [full citation]]

Elward, John

(fl. 1563). Actor (Lincolnshire circa1563). [Barley, 'Plough Monday Play' (1954) [full citation]; Kahrl, 'Lincolnshire', 6 (1974) [full citation]]

Errington, Richard

(circa1577-1636<). Actor (King's touring 1622-27, Revels 1631-36). [Nungezer, 130 [full citation]; JCS ii, 432 [full citation]]

Essex, Countess of

See Blount, Lettice Knollys Devereaux Dudley.

Essex, Earl of

See Devereaux, Robert; Devereaux, Walter.

Estotville, George

See Stutville, George.

Eure, Elizabeth Spencer Carey

(d.1618). Sister of Anne Spencer Stanley Compton and Alice Spencer Stanley Egerton; wife of George Carey and Ralph Eure; daughter-in-law of Henry Carey. [Hasler, House of Commons i, 547 (1981) [full citation]]

Eure, Ralph, 3rd Lord Eure, Lord President of the Council in the Marches of Wales

(1558-1617) (Ever(s)). Patron (Lord Eure's 1600-7; Lord President's [aka Lord Eure's]

1607-17). (Husband of Elizabeth Spencer Carey Eure) [Murray, English Dramatic Companies ii, 44 (1910) [full citation]; Peerage v, 181 (1926) [full citation]; Redstone, 'Ipswich', 281 (1931) [full citation]; Galloway and Wasson, 'Norfolk/Suffolk', 217 (1980) [full citation]; REED Norwich, 361 (1984) [full citation]; George, 'Walmesley', 12 (1985) [full citation]; REED Cumb./West./Glouc, 443 (1986) [full citation]; REED Heref./Worc, 620 (1990) [full citation]; REED Lancashire, 375 (1991) [full citation]; REED Shropshire, 710 (1994) [full citation]; REED Somerset, 57, 994 (1996) [full citation]]

Evans, Henry

(circa1543-1608). Manager of Blackfriars Boys. (Father-in-law of Alexander Hawkins) [ES ii, 315 [full citation]; Nungezer, 132 [full citation]; Ball, 'Choir-Boy Actors', 11 (1962) [full citation]; Smith, 'Personnel', 444 (1978) [full citation]; Forse, 'Extortion' (1990) [full citation]]

Evans, Thomas

(fl. 1608). Blackfriars lessee. [ES ii, 315 [full citation]]

Evelyn, George

(1530-1603). Patron(?). [ES ii, 117 [full citation]]

Ever(s), Lord

See Eure, Ralph.

Eveseed, Henry (I)

(d.1614). Chorister in Chapel Royal (<1585). (Father of Henry Eveseed (II) (?)) [ES ii, 315 [full citation]; Nungezer, 132 [full citation]]

Eveseed, Henry (II)

(d.1627). Singer. (Son of Henry Eveseed (I)?) [Nungezer, 132 [full citation]; Wills, 155 (1993) [full citation]]

Eydwartt, Johann

(fl. 1627). Actor (Germany) (possibly the same as John Edwards (II)). [Nungezer, 132 [full citation]; JCS ii, 432 [full citation]]

Eyton, William

See Eaton, William.