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Terry Foreman   Link to this

Robert Banes, "a gentleman very well bred...going for Flushing, who spoke French and Latin very well, brought by direction from Captain Clerke hither, as a prisoner, because he called out of the vessel that he went in, “Where is your King, we have done our business, Vive le Roi.” He confessed himself a Cavalier in his heart, and that he and his whole family had fought for the King." http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/13819/#r... Presumably Robert Banes of Hampshire, on the strength of a reference in Clarendon's papers. But there were several royalists of this name in Lancashire too. (L&M Companion)

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  • 1660