Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
This is probably Col Philip Frowde who received a knighthood in 1665. On 17th May 1671 he was one of the first Commissioners of Wine Licences. He was married three times and had nine children.
An epitaph can be seen in Bath Abbey which reads:
Here lies enterred the body of Sir Philip Froude Knt who served his MAjie Charles ye first in ye Qualities of Collonell of horse and Cott of Foot During ye whole late war, he had three wives ye first Elenor Lowther Daughter of Richard Lowther esq, of ye North, by whom he had no issue. The second Margaret ONeile Daughter of ye Province of Ulster in Ireland by whom he had four sons, Philip, Frederick Corney and Charles and only one Daughter Penelope. The third was Margaret Ashburnham Daughter of Sr John Ashburnham of Sussex by whom he had Allsoe foure Sonns, Ashburnham, Peter, William Michaell.
He died ye sixth day of August 1674
Per L&M Companion:
kt. 1665 (d. 1674.) Secretary to the Committee for Foreign Plantations and to the Duchess of York from 1660; farmer of the Post Office; Commissioner of Prizes during the Second Dutch War. A man of slow wits and dim understanding according to Marvell. But the grandfather of Philip Frowde, dramatist and poet (d. 1738).
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