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First Reading

vincent  •  Link

Bickerstaffe, Charles (ktd by 25 Nov. 1671) 1662-1696
Gt. in reversion after unnamed persons 5 Sept. 1642 (Docquets, p. 336); possession of office acknowledged 7 July 1660 (C 66/2946, gt. to Francis Slingsby); displaced nonetheless by Hartgill Baron 16 July 1660 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, ed. R. L atham and W. Matthews (1970-83), i, 207, 208, 235, 236); warrant for adm. in place of William Watkins 16 June 1662 (CSPD 1661-2, p. 409). Surr. by 11 Dec. 1696 (C 66/3382, recited in gt. to Sir George Piers).
reversion act of returning ,

from the modern dictionary :1 a,the part of a simple estate remaining in control of its owner, after he has granted therefrom a lesser estate particular estate. b: a future interest in property left in control of a grantor or his succesor.
2 the Right of succesion or future possession or enjoyment

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Sir Charles Bickerstaffe
Clerk in the Privy Seal. Displaced in 1660 by the appointment of Hartgill Baron (a relative by marriage), he was admitted in 1662 to another clerkship there only to lose it in 1669 on the resignation of Lord Robartes, the Lord Privy Seal. Kt 1671. (L&M Companion)

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Charles Bickerstaffe had a brother, Philip, who was an MP. His bio gives some family history:

The Bickerstaffes claimed descent from an ancient Lancashire family, but at the 1623 Surrey heralds’ visitation recorded only a short and undistinguished descent.
Their father, Haward Bickerstaffe of Chelsham, Surrey, became a page of the bedchamber, attended King Charles I in Oxford during the first Civil War, and died in exile in Barbados.

The elder brother, our Charles Bickerstaffe, was involved in Lord Mordaunt’s plans for a Surrey Uprising in 1659, and after the Restoration settled in Kent, becoming a clerk of the privy seal and a servant of Charles Stewart, Duke of Richmond.

Philip Bickerstaffe (1639-1714) was a courtier and a soldier (Ensign, Admiralty Regt. 1664, Lt. 1665-78; Capt. Duke of York’s Foot 1678-9.), and served in the Royal household as Clerk of the scullery by 1662, woodyard to 1683, poultry 1683-at least 1689. He wasn't elected until 1685, so we don't need to pursue that.

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