Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Oudart (Oudant), Nicholas -- a Fleming, secretary to Mary, Dowager Princess of Orange from c. 1651. He was to become Latin Secretary to Charles II in 1666. He wrote an account of good practices of highway construction in the Netherlands, that Pepys refers to on Sat. 1 November, 1662. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1662/11/01/ [L&M Index and iii.246, n.2]
His naturalization: Oudart's, &c. Nat.Sir Edward Turner reports Amendments in the Bill for Naruralizing of Nicholas Oudart Esquire, and others: Which he read in his Place.Resolved, That John Van de Hoeux, Abigail Bourchier, Wm. Geering, and Elizabeth Hodgkin, who have produced no Certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, be left out of the Bill.He also presents a List of Names recommended by his Majesty, the Lord Chancellor, and others, amounting to Thirty-six in Number.Resolved, That the said Names be added in the Bill.Resolved, That the Bill, with those Amendments and Additions, be ingrossed.
From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 12 December 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 205-07. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 31 October 2005.
A portrait? NPG 288Probably Nicholas Oudartby William DobsonDate: circa 1645Medium: oil on canvashttp://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?...
Was his original full nameFrançois Nicolas Dubiez d’Ignancourt Oudart?
...was also to become a fellow of the Royal Society,http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/downloaddoc.asp?id=787and after his death in 1681 would be buried in Westminster Abbey.http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com...
The name Oudart was and is still fairly common, so I wouldn't take an oath on "François Nicolas etc"...
While at Oxford during the Civil war,Oudart also served in a military capacity,although his rank is currently unknown.
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