FITZWILLIAM, WALTER [SSNE 7828]

Surname
FITZWILLIAM
First name
WALTER

Text source

Walter Fitzwilliam was an Englishman who formed part of the English embassy to Russia in 1600: this was presumably Richard Lee's unsuccessful trade embassay on behalf of the Muscovy Company which set sail in June 1600. He was in Tallinn on 4 June 1601 when Henry Francklin [SSNE 7821] noted his arrival there.

Sources: Erik Wikland, Elizabethan Players in Sweden 1591-2 &c. (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1971), p.165; S. Simpson, Sir Henry Lee (1533-1611): Elizabethan Courtier (Routledge, 2014), pp.155-6.

Service record

ENGLAND, RUSSIA
Departed 1601-12-31, as ENVOY
Capacity ENVOY, purpose DIPLOMACY