John Hinton, M.D., a strong royalist, who attended Henrietta Maria in her confinement at Exeter when she gave birth to the http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1272/”>Princess Henrietta. He was knighted by Charles II., and appointed physician in ordinary to the king and queen. His knighthood was a reward for having procured a private advance of money from his kinsman, the goldsmith, to enable the http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/111/”>Duke of Albemarle to pay the army (see “Memorial to King Charles II. from Sir John Hinton, A.D. 1679,” printed in Ellis’s “Original Letters,” 3rd series, vol. iv., p 296).
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.