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from L&M Companion
Thomas Foley (1617-77), elder son of Richard Foley, who had founded a manufacturing dynasy in Worcestershire in the early part of the century, was said by the Puritan moralist Richard Baxter (also from Worcestershire) to have got £5000 p.a. by fair dealing. Thomas's grandchildren moved into a different world, his grandson Thomas becoming 1st Baron Foley in 1712, and two of his granddaughters marrying the politicians Robert and Edward Harley.

Brother of Robert Foley http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/5669/

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