Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Sir John Robinson, Bart., his Majesty's Lieutenant of the Tower of London
Ald.? Bart.? What do these mean?
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
There are still Aldermen with municipal districts in the UK (also in the US in many older cities) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alderman
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. 262http://books.google.com/books?id=MKb83jA9TQYC&p...
Brief (and flattering) biographical sketch:-
Baddeley, The Aldermen of Cripplegate Ward from AD 1276 to AD 1900, 1900. p. 73
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