Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Sir Thomas Bond
The Thomas Bond who would later give his name to Bond Street in London (technically Old Bond Street and New Bond Street). This is because Bond developed this area after he (together with a couple of other financiers) bought the former Duke of Clarendon's gardens from the Duke of Albermarle (the new owner) for £36,000 in 1686.
Sir Thomas was a wily property speculator, a close friend of King Charles II, and for some time comptroller for Henrietta Maria, the Queen Mother. Quite fittingly the family motto was “Non sufficit orbis” - Not even the world is enough…
The Bond family trace their ancestry back to the Norman invasion, and before that to Norway. For more info on the Bonds, see:http://www.swalecliffe.fsworld.co.uk/www.swalec...andhttp://homepages.anglianet.co.uk/entwistle/no_f...
"Non sufficit orbis"And an alternative translation is "The World Is Not Enough", which interestingly enough is the title of one of the recent cinematic adventures of Sir Thomas Bond's latter-day descendant James, 007. Thanks, Dirk, for that fascinating tidbit.
My grandfather's name was James Lewis Bond he was born in 1914. Little fact I posses the Non sufficit orbis motto with a shield and a lion and the surname in bold gothic font, "Bond". Does this make me any related to Thomas Bond from the Bertie NC? Plus he my grandfather was born in NC Bertie county.
Sir Thomas Bond (ca. 1620–1685) was an English landowner and Baronet, Comptroller of the household of Queen Henrietta Maria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Thomas_Bond,_1...
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