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Pauline  •  Link

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

Ald.? Bart.? What do these mean?

Peter  •  Link

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

Michael Robinson  •  Link

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
http://books.google.com/books?id=MKb83jA9TQYC&p...

Bill  •  Link

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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