(1557–1636), English judge, born in Tottenham (Middl.), the son of Cesare Aldemare (originally Aldemare Cesare), an Italian physician at the courts of Mary and Elizabeth. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and studied common law at the Inner Temple and civil and canon law at the University of Paris. In the course of his career he served as an Admiralty judge (1584), a master of chancery (1588–91), a master of the Court of Requests (1595), chancellor of the exchequer (1606), and master of the rolls (1614–36); he was also a member of Parliament for various constituencies from 1589 to 1622. He wrote, but did not publish, treatises on the Court of Requests and on the Privy Council.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).