Sir Thomas Walsingham (1561-1630) was an important landowner and literary patron.
Ingram Frizer was employed by Walsingham, at Scadbury Manor before he killed Christopher Marlowe. Walsingham may have allowed Marlowe to live at one of the many houses he inherited. Marlowe and Walsingham were friends during this time. Walsingham died in August 1630 and was buried in Chislehurst, Kent, England.