Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
According to L&M he was of Wricklemarsh, south of Blackheath, Kent. One of the most vigorous supporters of parliament and the Commonwealth in the country. After a brief spell in prison in 1660 he retired into private life, devoting himself to mechanical inventions, a new chariot, a waywiser etc, some of which Pepys describes. He was elected FRS in 1665, but withdrew from the Society in 1668.
Thomas Blount or Blunt (born ca. 1604) was a British soldier, Member of Parliament and inventor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blount_%28c...
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