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Paul Brewster   Link to this

From a Web genealogical site: Henry Norwood, Colonel, b 1615 d 14 Sep 1689 active in the Royalist cause at the outbreak of civil war in England. In 1649, after the beheading of Charles I, Henry fled with friends to Virginia where his cousin, Sir William Berkeley, was governor. Author of "A Voyage to Virginia", describing their trip. In 1658 Henry returned to Holland, then to England and was active in the efforts to restore the STUARTS. At the Restoration in 1660, Henry took part in the coronation ceremony of Charles II as Esquire of the Body. Henry was made treasurer of VA 1661-1673 (apparently an absentee position which consisted mainly in being the recipient of the "Quitrents") Henry was appointed governor to Tangier - an active post - and lived there for some time. He was never married; he returned to England and bought Leckhampton from his cousin, Francis Norwood. Henry Norwood is buried in Leckhampton Parish Church with his grandfather, William wh died in 1632.

Sjoerd Spoelstra   Link to this

Henry is recorded as being the first Colonel of the Queen's Foot or Old Tangier Regiment on the site of their Living History Society "Kirke's Lambs"

http://www.kipar.org/society/kirkes_officers.html

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Per L&M Companion:

(c. 1614 - 1689). Royalist soldier and conspirator; imprisoned 1655-9 and employed in the negotiations between Montagu and the King in late 1659. After the Restoration he was rewarded with a post at court as an equerry (1660) and with the deputy governorship of Dunkirk (1662) and of Tangier (1665-9). He was a Gloucestershire man and after his return from Tangier served Gloucester as Mayor (1672-3) and M.P. (1675-Jan 1679). He was also Treasurer of Virginia 1661-73; Tangier Commissioner 1673-80; and member of the Royal Fishery Company (1677). Pepys rented from him the little house at Parson's Green which he used as a weekend retreat in 1679 and 1681. His letters to Pepys are full of life and humour. He gave the name Parson's Green to a part of Tangier.

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