Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Sir Frescheville Holles (MP Grimsby, Lincs.) (1642-72)
A gentleman-captain: son of Gervase Holles, the antiquary. He held several commissions in foot regiments before being commissioned in the navy during the Second Dutch War. He lost an arm in the Four Days Fight. As an M.P (for Grimsby from 1667) he was a follower of Buckingham and usually therefore a violent critic of Coventry and the Navy Board. He carried the articles of Penn's impeachment up to the Lords, but out of friendship defended Brouncker in the debates on pay-tickets. He was killed in action at Sole Bay.
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