Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"One of the ablest financial experts thrown up by the Civil War"
(b. 1602, d. 1670) "From being an attorney and man of business to the Earl of Northumberland, he became M.P. for Berwick in the Long Parliament, chairman of the army committee in 1645 and one of the architects of the parliamentary victory. In Jan. 1659 he sat for Grampound and was made a commissioner for the management of the revenue. When Pepys met him he was one of the commissioners for disbanding the armed forces (1660-1). He was a commissioner of appeals in the excise service from Oct. 1660 until his death." (L&M Companion)
adding on :Robert Scawen was appointed Chairman of the Committee for the Army, based in London and responsible for receiving assessments and sending out soldiers' pay, organising recruitment and seeing to supplies of arms, ammunition, clothing, equipment and provisions
http://www.learntolearn.ac.uk/cgi-bin/essex/ecw...more on supplies etchttp://www.learntolearn.ac.uk/cgi-bin/essex/ecw...Scawen, R Commissioners of Appeals in Excise 1661-c1841
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