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Sir Richard Ford was one of the commissioners sent to Breda to desire Charles II. to return to England immediately.

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vincent   Link to this

Read entry on Ford , Tuesday 25 September 1660 from Paul Brewster fri sep 2003
"..to have a peace with Spain and a war with France and Holland - where Sir R. Ford talked like a man of great reason and experience
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Pauline   Link to this

kt 1660 (1631-78). Merchant, of Seething Lane...member of the Council of Trade 1660-8. He had been educated at Oxford, and had spent some time in Holland during the Civil War. As a Common Councillor 1659-61, he was active in promoting the Restoration. He was responsible for securing the publication in 1664 of Thamas Mun's "England's treasure by foreign trade", which agrued the need for war against the Dutch....His connection with Pepys and the Navy Board was close--as a neighbour (his house abutted on the Navy Office to the south), as a contractor, a partner in privateering and as a member of the commission of enquiry into the Chatham Chest and of the Tangier Committee. He was an overseer of Batten's will....His house, a large one, taxed on 18 hearths, was detroyed in the Navy Office fire of 1673....

david ross mcirvine   Link to this

Sir Richard Ford reports on the Navy Debt from 1658 to 1660, out of committee to the House of Commons. This is in 1665, and the tab is in the low six figures.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com...

Sir Richard was later Lord Mayor of London.

Pedro   Link to this

Ford, Sir Richard

As well as being a trustee of the RAC formed in 1672, he had much to do with the Guinney Company in 1663.

Coventry (who was secretary) says...

"The Company being much steered by Sir Richard Ford, Captain George Cocke and Mr. Gray of the Court Party as they called it: the first (though underhand) governing the merchants by the Dependence they had on him for trade and payment in the Navy..."

(Man of War...Ollard)

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Sir Richard Ford, kt 1660 (1613-78).
Merchant, of Seething Lane; Alderman from 1661; Sheriff 1663-4, Lord Mayor 1670-1; Master of the Mercer's Company 1661-1, 1674-5; MP for Southampton 1661-78; member of the Council of Trade 1660-8. Educated at Oxford, he had spent some time in Holland during the Civil War. As a Common Councilor 1659-61 he was active in promoting the Restoration. He was responsible for securing the publication in 1664 of Thomas Mun's *England's treasure by foreign trade*, which argued the need for war against the Dutch, and in 1664 himself wrote a memorandum on the subject. As an M.P. he served on several committees concerned with trade. A man of wide interests, he was elected FRS in 1673. His connection with Pepys and the Navy Board was close -- as a neighbour (his house abutted on the Navy Office to the South), as a contractor, a partner in privateering and as a member of the commission of enquiry into the Chatham Chest and of the Tangier Committee. (per L&M Companion)

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