1893 text

William Garway, elected M.P. for Chichester, March 26th, 1661, and in 1674 he was appointed by the House to confer with Lord Shaftesbury respecting the charge against Pepys being popishly affected. See note to the Life, vol. i., p, xxxii, and for his character, October 6th, 1666.

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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Per L&M Companion:

Garraway (sic) (1617-1701) M.P. for Chichester 1661-Jan. 79, Arundel March 1679-90. A captain in the royalist army, he became one of the leading critics of the court (having a particular interest in finance), and, while retaining his independence, often acted with the Buckingham and Shaftsbury factions. He appears from the diary to have been a friend or acquaintance of Capt. Cocke. One of the best speakers in the House, he proved to be a formidable enemy of Pepys in the '70's: he challenged the validity of his election (1674), questioned the need for his shipbuilding proposals (1675 and 1677), and pressed the charges of treason (1679). He was a strong protestant (but in favour of toleration) and supported the attempt to exclude the Duke of York from the succession. He welcomed the Revolution of 1688, but continued to be a watchful critic of government policy.

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