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Terry F  •  Link

Sir Ellis (b. Elisha) Leighton (???-1684) was secretary to John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton when he was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1670 and British Ambassador to France in 1675. Elisha died on 9 January 1684 and his will mentions a daughter Mary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Leighton

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Leighton from 1664 was one of the secretaries to the prize office.
(L&M footnote)

Bill  •  Link

LEIGHTON, Sir ELISHA (d. 1685), courtier; son of Alexander Leighton (1568-1649); colonel in the royalist army; joined royalist party abroad after Charles I's execution; appointed by Charles secretary for English affairs in Scotland, 1650; knighted, 1659; F.R.S., 1663-77; one of the secretaries of the prize office, 1664; LL.D. Cambridge, 1665; secretary to the lord-lieutenant of Ireland, 1670; recorder of Dublin, 1672.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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