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from L&M Companion
Cholmley, Sir Hugh, 4th Bt (1632-89). Engineer; son of Sir Hugh Cholmley of Whitby, Yorks. Having established his reputation in the construction of Whitby pier, he was given charge in 1663 of the building of the mole at Tangier. He and his wife (Lady Anne Compton, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Northampton) lived there at intervals until he was replaced by Sheeres as Surveyor-General of the project in 1676. Pepys had a high regard for him but preferred Sheeres's method of constructing the mole. From c. 1662 he was First Gentleman-Usher to the Queen--hence his flow of information about the court--and in parliament in 1679 and 1685 proved to be a loyal but not uncritical opponent of exclusion. His personal papers are impressively tidy and welll-ordered, and his account of his Tangier career (published in 1787) very readable.

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Hugh Cholmeley, afterwards the third baronet of that name; he was the second son of Sir Hugh Cholmeley, of Whitby (governor of Scarborough for Charles I.), whose autobiography has been printed. This Hugh succeed his nephew of the same name, who died minor in June, 1665, after which date Pepys speaks of him by his title. In February, 1666, he married Lady Anne Compton, eldest daughter of Spencer, Earl of Northampton. He was afterwards, for some years, governor of Tangier, of which he published an account. He died 9th January, 1688. He was descended from younger branch of that great family of Egertons and Cholmondeleys, of all of whom Sir Philip Grey Egerton is the head.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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