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Peter Bates  •  Link

Simon Beale was one of Oliver Cromwell's trumpeters from the 1640s, and played at his funeral in 1658. He was also a maker of trunpets and trombones, and a trumpet of his from 1667 is still in the Bate Collection at Oxford University.


Bill  •  Link

23 [Jan. 1656/7] To Simon Beale and eleven other trumpets who attended upon the proclamation of the peace lately made between his highness and the French king 12[l.] 0 0

June 6 [1657] To Simon Beale for himself and eleven other trumpets who proclaimed the peace betwixt his highness and the king of Portugal 12[l.] 0 0

--- A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe ... : 1657 to 1658

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