Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Marmaduke, fifth son of Conyers, Lord Darcy, one of the companions of Charles's exile, whom the King was wont to call "'Duke Darcey," and he is so styled in Charles's narrative of his escape, as given to Pepys. On the pavement in the south aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, is the following inscription: -- "Here lyeth the body of the Honourable Marmaduke Darcy, Esq., brother to the Earl of Holderness, first gentlemen usher of the privy-chamber to his Majesty, who died in this castle on Sunday, the 3rd of July, in the seventy-third year of his age, A.D. 1687"per Wheatley
Marmaduke Darcy, born 1615, a gallant gentleman, as my Lord Clarendon writes, who was sent by the Earl of Rochester into the north to prepare the way for the restoration of King Charles the second; where he brought many who would have rose for the King, had not the Earl, who came there, discouraged them. He was Gentleman usher of the privy chamber to King Charles the second, and dying unmarried on the 3d of July 1687, aged 72, was buried at Windsor.---Peerage of England. A. Collins, 1756.
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