Hellowes, Edward (DNB00)

HELLOWES, EDWARD (fl. 1574–1600), translator, may have belonged to the family of Hallowes of Dethick and afterwards of Glapwell, Derbyshire (cf. Notes and Queries, 7th ser. ii. 485). He dedicated his earliest translation to Sir Henry Lee, master of the leash in Queen Elizabeth's household, who may perhaps be identical with Sir Henry Leigh of Egginton, high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1612. Hellowes certainly served as groom of the leash under Sir Henry Lee or Leigh as early as 1574 (see title-page of No. 1 below). Resigning that office in January 1597, he became groom of the chamber in the royal household, and on 27 Jan. 1599–1600 received a pension of 12s. a day for life (Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1595–7 p. 353, 1598–1601 p. 387). He translated three works from the Spanish of Guevara, and all were published in London by Ralph Newberrie. Their titles run:

  1. ‘Familiar Epistles of Sir Anthonie of Gueuara,’ 1574, 1577, and 1584; dedicated to Sir Henry Lee.
  2. ‘A Chronicle conteyning the liues of tenne Emperoures of Rome,’ 1577; dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. 3. ‘A Booke of the Inuention of the Arte of Navigation,’ 1578; dedicated to Lord Charles Howard of Effingham.

[Authorities cited; Hellowes's works.]

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