Jeffrey Burwell 1606-1684

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Sir Jeffrey BURWELL 1606-1684

Armorial stamp of Sir Jeffrey Burwell (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Son of Edward Burwell of Woodbridge, Suffolk, draper. The family were established merchant gentry in Suffolk. Matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1629, but did not graduate; admitted at Gray's Inn 1627 (barrister, 1636). He developed a successful legal practice, bought Rougham Place, Suffolk in 1645, and was knighted in 1663,


A number of books with his armorial stamps survive (several are inscribed by his daughter, Mary, who married Robert Walpole of Houghton, Norfolk). Examples: at Houghton Hall.