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Pauline   Link to this

Sir John Robinson, Bart., his Majesty's Lieutenant of the Tower of London

Ald.? Bart.? What do these mean?

Peter   Link to this

In answer to Pauline's question...
Ald. = Alderman. This is a civic dignitary, one rung down in the hierarchy from the mayor.
Bart. = Baronet.
Bart. is still used nowadays. I'm not sure if there are still aldermen around, but I certainly remember the word being used when I was a boy in the 60's

TerryF   Link to this

There are still Aldermen with municipal districts in the UK (also in the US in many older cities) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alderman

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Ald. Sir John Robinson's wife

Anne, daughter of Alderman Sir George Whitmore (of Balmes), Lord Mayor 1631.

Wheatley ed., note to Feb 28 1663/4

For a character sketch of Robinson and wife, citing Pepys, see:-
Dixon, Her Majesty's Tower, Part 2, p. 262

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Brief (and flattering) biographical sketch:-

Baddeley, The Aldermen of Cripplegate Ward from AD 1276 to AD 1900, 1900. p. 73


Bill   Link to this

Sir John Robinson, created a baronet for his services to Charles II. 1660, and had an augmentation to his arms. He was Lord Mayor of London, 1663. He retained the Lieutenancy of the Tower till 1678.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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