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from L&M Companion
(1632-1703). Soldier; in the Dutch army 1644-50; imprisoned under the Commonwealth. Chief Justice in Eyre of the Forest south of Trent 1660-73; Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse from 1661. He lived in a large house (taxed on 17 hearths) in the Piazza, Covent Garden.
With his death this line of the Earls of Oxford became extinct.
Cumgranissalis • Link
Sorry, here be it, the juicy titbit; 8 lines down:
Earl of Oxford was one of the oldest titles in the English peerage, and was held for several centuries by the de Vere family. It finally became dormant[?] in 1703 with the death of the 20th Earl. Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is perhaps the most famous of the line, due to the claims put forward by some that he was the actual author of the works of William Shakespeare
Aubrey, 20th Earl of Oxford, had no sons and when he died in 1703 this famous title became extinct. His daughter Diana married Charles, the illegitimate son of Nell Gwynne and King Charles II who was created 1st Duke of St. Albans
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.