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Cha. 1.-Sir WILLIAM LE NEVE, Knight,
EDWARD BYSHE, Esq.
Having held this office some time with that of Garter, he was compelled to resign it in favor of
WILLIAM RYLEY, Esq.
Who was reduced at the Restoration to his legal appointment of Lancaster herald.
WILLIAM RYLEY, Esq.-See Clarenceux.
1658. GEORGE OWEN, Esq.
Reduced at the Restoration to his legal office of York herald,
Cha. 1.-EDWARD NORGATE, Esq.
Son of the Rev. Robert Norgate, D. D. greatly excelling as a limner, the Earl of Arundel sent him to purchase pictures in Italy. He was generally employed in forming the initial letters in the patents, granting the dignity of peers. Charles I., made him a clerk of the signet: as such he attended his Majesty in the north, in the year 1640. ·
USURPA Complying with the times, he retained his office during all the changes he After bearing a long and complicated illness with the greatest patience and fortitude, he died at the Heralds' College, and was buried at St. Bennet's, Paul's Wharf, December 23, 1650, leaving the character of an honest, amiable, and accomplished man. At St. Margaret's church, Westminster, October 15, 1619, he married Ursula, daughter of Martin Brighouse, of Colby in Lincolnshire, Gent., by Margaret, daughter and coheir of Edward Leeds of that place.
Brother of Edward Byshe, Esq., the intruding Garter. Garter. I am not certain that he filled this particular heraldship, but he certainly was an herald. during the Usurpation, and deprived at the Restoration..
Cha. 1.-WILLIAM DUGDALE, Esq.
Brother of William Ryley, Esq., the intruding Clarenceux. I am not certain that he was Chester, though he undoubtedly was an herald during the Usurpation, and deprived at the Restoration.
Cha. 1.-GEORGE OWEN, Esq.-See Norroy:
At the Restoration he was reduced to his legal situation of York he
1658. Brother of the preceding officer.
He was deprived at the Restora
Query. WILLIAM DETHICK, Esq.
I am not certain he had this particular office, but he was an herald during the Usurpation, reduced at the Restoration to the office of a pursuivant, and at length became Richmond herald.
Cha. 1.-GEORGE MANWARING, Esq.-See the reign of Cha. 11.
Query. EVERARD EXTON, Esq.
Deprived at the Restoration*. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Dethick, of Poplar, Esq. and sister of Henry Dethick, herald.
Query. What relation was the intruding herald to Dr. Exton, who, in 1648, with Dr. Clerk and Dr. Dorislaus, were appointed Judges of the Admiralty, or to Sir Thomas Exton, who, with Sir Richard Raines, was a surrogate, under Henry Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal in the Court of Chivalry, by a commission which his Grace held under James II. he was also Dean or Official of the Arches, Dean of the Peculiars, Vicar General to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Trinity Hall in Cambridge, and Judge of the High Court of Admiralty. In the register of the parish of St. Bennet, Paul's Wharf, are these persons mentioned of the family of Exton: Mr. John Exton, buried November 12, 1646; Dr. John Exton, Judge of the Admiralty, buried in the chancel, October 22, 1668; Dr. Thomas Exton, and Isabella Prudion, married January 19, 1663-4. She was buried June 10, 1673; he in the chancel, November 8, 1688, at his death Sir Thomas Exton, Dean of the Arches, Vicar General, and Chancellor of the Bishop of London, being the knight mentioned above; Everard, son of Everard Exton, a proctor, buried in the Chancel, January 1, 1673-4; Elizabeth Exton, buried in the church, August 27, 1697; John Exton, LL. D., buried in the middle aisle of the church; and Everard Exton, Esq., a proctor, from St. Gregory's parish, buried in the chancel, May 17, 1718.
Cha. 1.-WILLIAM RYLEY, Esq.-See Norroy.
After being removed to be Norroy and Clarenceux, during the Usur pation, he was reduced at the Restoration to his legal office of Lancaster herald.
EDWARD BYSHE, Esq.-See both Clarenceux and Garter.
GEORGE BARKHAM, Esq.
Son-in-law to Edward Byshe, Esq., who preceded him. Deprived at the Restoration.
EVERARD EXTON, Gent.-See Richmond.
ROBERT BROWNE, Gent.
Son of the loyal Robert Brown, Gent., Blue-mantle. It is uncertain whether he resigned, or was deprived of this office at the Restoration; probably the latter.
JOHN WATSON, Gent..
He was appointed by the Long Parliament, in 1646, in which year he assisted officially at the public funeral they gave to their deceased general, Robert Earl of Essex: he carried that nobleman's helm and crest.He obtained his entrance into the College by marrying into the family of Dethick,
Dethick; his wife being Ann, daughter of George Dethick, Esq., a near relation of the all-powerful Alderman Dethick, supposed to be descended from the two former Garters. His son James was baptized at St. Bennet's, Pursuivants. Paul's Wharf, May 14, 1656. He lost his office at the Restoration.
Cha. 1.-WILLIAM CROWNE, Gent.-See the reign of Cha. 11.
Cha. 1.-JOHN BEAUCHAMP, Gent.
He adhered to the Parliament. At the public funeral of the Earl of Essex, he carried the deceased general's gauntlet. As he bore for his arms Varry, Argent and Azure, he probably was of the family of the Beauchamps seated in Cornwall. He survived the Restoration, but was deprived or resigned at that time.
An erration from duty was ill-rewarded by those for whom the disloyal officers at arms declared: they saw strangers in the College, brought in by the omnipotence of the army or city, whilst they generally remained stationary, their friends seemingly despising the desertion of their Sovereign.
I have never seen any pursuivants extraordinary during the Usurpa
As a close to the history of the Heralds' College during the Usurpation, I shall give the petition presented to the Protector Oliver, and the order of council upon it, as it will shew how much the College suffered at this time. It proves, that wherever there is illegal power, there can be no proper subordination. Those persons who were most gratified by Cromwell, were averse to conform to the regulations and prescribed rules of the constitution; I mean of such parts as were admitted to remain, amidst the ruins which the civil war had occasioned.