Sir Philip Warwick, employed as Secretary to Charles I. in the Isle of Wight, and Clerk of the Signet, to which place he was restored in 1660; knighted, and elected M.P. for Westminster. He was also Secretary to the Treasury under Lord Southampton till 1667. Ob. 1682-3. His second wife here mentioned was Joan, daughter to Sir Henry Fanshawe, and widow of Sir William Boteler, Bart. He left memoirs behind him that have been published.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
Sir Philip Warwick was son of Thomas Warwick, organist of St. Peter's Westminster, of which church the former was some time a chorister. He was educated at Eton school, and finished his studies at Geneva, under the care of Diodati, well known for his Commentaries on the Scriptures. He had much the same advantages of knowledge, and was witness of many of the same facts, with the historians before-mentioned; and yields to none of them in candour and integrity. He served the worthy earl of Southampton in the office of secretary to the treasury; an employment which he had enjoyed in the former reign. He acquitted himself in this office with such abilities as did honour to them both: but the earl's enemies insinuated, that all the honour was due to the secretary, and usually called him "Sir Philip the Treasurer." The most considerable of his works is his "Memoirs, or Reflections upon the Reign of King Charles I." This book was published by Dr. Thomas Smith, the learned writer concerning the Greek church. But the doctor's preface, of some pages, having been not altogether pleasing to the administration at that time, it has been suffered to stand in very few copies. He died the 15th of January, 1682.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1775.
WARWICK, Sir PHILIP (1609-1683), politician and historian; his father organist of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal, Loudon; chorister at Westminster; visited France and Geneva; secretary to George, baron Goring, and, 1636, to Lord-treasurer Juxon ; student of Gray's Inn, 1638; clerk of the signet, 1638: hon. B.C.L. Oxford, 1638; M.P., Radnor, in the Long parliament, 1640, till expelled, 1644; opposed Strafford's attainder; sat in Charles I's parliament at Oxford; twice sent to urge Newcastle to march south, 1643: negotiated the surrender of Oxford, 1646: secretary to Charles I at Hampton Court, 1647, and Newport, 1648; compounded for his estate, 1649; imprisoned as a suspect, 1655; knighted, 1660; M.P., Westminster, 1661-78: managed the treasury for Thomas Wriothosley, fourth earl of Southampton, 1660-7: urged war with France, 1668: opposed toleration of dissenters, 1672: his 'Discourse of Government' appeared, 1694, and his 'Mémoires,' 1701.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
WARWICK, Sir Philip (1609-83), of Westminster and Frognal, Chislehurst, Kent.
Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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