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"Sir Thomas Vyner 1588-1665 who became Lord Mayor of .London was born at North Cerney. His mother was an Eycot. Thomas Vyner was a brother and uncle to Eycotts whose second wife was Anne Eycott was father of Sir Thomas Lord mayor in 1653. (See Will of Thomas Ekott 1583) He was knighted by Oliver Cromwell. Sir Tomas (b. 15 dec 1588 - d. 1665) was a goldsmith of London and Comptroller of the Mint. He married Anne daughter of Richard Parsons, Honor, daughter of George Humble and in 1661 Alice Bat. He had four daughters by Ann and 2 sons with Honor. His sister Mary was wife of Samuel Moore, goldsmith of London and his brother William Vyner of East Coope, Warwickshire, was father of Sir Robert Vyner (1631- 1688) who died at Windsor Castle. He was knighted at Whitehall in 1665, made baronet in 1666. He was sheriff of London at the time of the fire 1666. With his great wealth he bought the crown jewels of Charles II and furnished 300 000 pounds to the Restoration Navy."


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VINER, Sir THOMAS, baronet (1588-1665), lord mayor of London; came to London, 1600; brought up by Samuel Moore, goldsmith; alderman of London, 16461660, sheriff, 1648, lord mayor, 1653; knighted, 1654; created baronet, 1661; did much government banking business from James I's to Charles II's time; benefactor of the Goldsmiths' Company.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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