Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Jones, Sir Theophilus (d 1685) Knight Scoutmaster General in Ireland
Scoutmaster ; chief of the alien spotters in Cromwells inter regnum army leads to the modern use of scout-master. via Baden-Powell and the Boer war.".The term Scoutmaster was no new one. It was an old English title used by Cromwell, who had "Scoutmasters" in his Army, and his Intelligence branch was under the direction of a "Scoutmaster-General"."full story of Boyscoutshttp://www.pinetreeweb.com/bp-varsity10-1.htmalong with a list of top of the heap army jobs.from SPRIGGE, Joshua, ANGLIA REDIVIVA (1647) Pages 325 to 331
http://home.wxs.nl/~taylorpj/officers.htman other mention of Scoutmaster Generalhttp://mural.uv.es/abenosan/biographyweb.html
Wots this? Mrs. Hatt versus Sir Theo. Jones, &c.Upon reading the Petition of Mary Hatt;It is ORDERED, to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions, who are to send for Sir Theophilus Jones and others, to be heard (Footnote
Sir Theophilus Jones had represented the county of Dublin in Parliament, and served as a colonel in the Commonwealth army.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
JONES, Sir THEOPHILUS (d. 1685), scoutmaster-general in Ireland; son of Lewis Jones; saved Lisburn from the Scots under Robert Monro, 1644; governor of Dublin, 1619-59; elected to British parliament, 1656; after his dismissal (1659) took part against the commonwealth; privy councillor, 1661 ; scoutmaster-general in Ireland, 1661-85.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
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