NOY, WILLIAM (1577-1634), attorney-general, was born, it is believed, on the family estate of Pendrea in Burof that institution were invaded by Lord Petre, lie pleaded its cause gratuitously and successfully. His legal career began at Lincoln's Inn, and throughout life he was a diligent student of the grounds and precedents on which English over to the side of the court, and in October 1631 he was created attorney-general, but was never knighted. It was through his advice that the impost of ship-money was levied, and popular feeling vented its rage against him for its disastrous revival. Noy had long been a martyr to disease of the stone, and his death occurred, under circumstances of great agony, 9th August 1631 ; two days later can be gleaned from the literature of his time. His prinnubie2zsis, vols. i. and iii.