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Paul Brewster  •  Link

L&M: "Elias Ashmole, antiquary and herald; a friend of Lilly http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1064/ and much concerned with astrology, who had this day [October 24, 1660] taken up his duities as a Comptroller of the Excise for London."

Bill  •  Link

ASHMOLE, ELIAS (1617-1692), antiquary and astrologer; educated at Lichfield; solicitor, 1638; joined royalists and in 1644 was appointed commissioner of excise at Lichfield; studied physics and mathematics at Brasenose College, Oxford; commissioner of excise, captain of horse and comptroller of ordnance, Worcester; Windsor Herald, 1660; held successively several government appointments; presented, 1677, his collection of curiosities to Oxford University, to which he subsequently bequeathed his library; M.D. Oxford, 1690; wrote or edited antiquarian and Rosicrucian works.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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