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Sir Henry Mildmay, Regicide, 1593-1664
MP for Maldon, Essex, in the Short and Long Parliaments. Formerly Master of the Jewel House to King Charles I and a supporter of Strafford, he moved into opposition from religious principles. A commissioner on the High Court of Justice, but declined to sign the death warrant. After the Restoration, he was sentenced to be transported to Tangier
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In the 17th century, Tangier was used to dump criminals in, then in the 18th century, it was the future USA, then Australia!(until the 1860s).
Sir Henry Mildmay, third son of Sir Humphrey Mildmay, had enjoyed the confidence of Charles I., who made him Master of the Jewels; but he sat a few days as one of the King's judges. He died at Antwerp. His estate of Wansted was confiscated, and was given to Sir Robert Brookes; and by him, or his heirs, or creditors, alienated in 1667 to Sir Josiah Childe, ancestor of the Earl Tylney. See May 14, 1665. It is now Lord Mornington's, in right of his first wife. Sir Henry Mildmay's other estates were saved by being settled on his marriage.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
MILDMAY, Sir HENRY (d. 1664?), master of the king's jewel-house; knighted, 1617; master of the king's jewel-house, 1620; M.P., Maldon, 1620, Westbury, 1624, Maldon again, 1625-60; attended Charles I to Scotland, 1639; deserted the king, 1641; revenue commissioner, 1645-52; left as hostage in Scotland, 1646; present at Charles I's trial; member of state councils, 1649-52; attempted escape when called on to account for the king's jewels, 1660; degraded and sentenced to imprisonment for life; warrant issued for his transportation to Tangier, 1664; died at Antwerp on the way.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.