1893 text

Thomas Clarges, physician to the army, created a baronet, 1674, died 1695. He had been previously knighted; his sister Anne married General Monk. “The Parliament also permitted General Monk to send Mr. Clarges, his brother-in-law, accompanied with some officers of the army, to assure his Majesty of the fidelity and obedience of the army, which had made publick and solemn protestations thereof, after the Letter and Declaration was communicated unto them by the General.”—Sir William Lowers Relation … of the Voiage and Residence which … Charles the II. Hath made in Holland, Hague, 1660, folio.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

2 Annotations

Nix  •  Link

Ah, the idiot brother-in-law.

Nothing new under the sun, is there?

Bill  •  Link

The General [Monck] about the same time [1659] gave his Commission to Mr. Clarges to be Commissary-General of the Musters of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
---A Chronicle of the Kings of England. A. Collins, 1741.

Commissary Clarges was knighted by King Charles II in Breda in May,1660.

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