Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
(1613-72) Pepys' colleague on the Fishery Corporation and the Tangier Committee. A Dorset landowner active in the trade of importing sailcloth from France; M.P for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, 1660, 1661-72; responsible for obtaining money for the improvement of the harbor there. A friend of Penn, Coventry, Clifford and Ashley; a Commissioner for the Sick and the Wounded in the Second and Third Dutch Wars; appointed Surveyor of the Wardrobe 1668. Elected F.R.S. 1667 on Evelyn's nomination.
From Paul Brewster in 3rd june 2003
In the north aisle of the Parish Church of St. Peter in the Dorset village of Portesham near Weymouth is the Chafin memorial with a reference to Bullen Reymes. In 1695 he was found lying wounded in a street in Weymouth, perhaps after a tavern brawl, and was brought home to Waddon Manor to die. His father, COLONEL BULLEN REYMES, (1613-1672), who also lived at Waddon Manor, was a much worthier character. A Cavalier, friend of Pepys, Vice-Admiral of Dorset and MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, he was laid beside his wife in a vault under this aisle.
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