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First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

Jones, Sir Theophilus (d 1685) Knight Scoutmaster General in Ireland

vicente  •  Link

Scoutmaster ; chief of the alien spotters in Cromwells inter regnum army leads to the modern use of scout-master. via Baden-Powell and the Boer war.
".The term Scoutmaster was no new one. It was an old English title used by Cromwell, who had "Scoutmasters" in his Army, and his Intelligence branch was under the direction of a "Scoutmaster-General"."
full story of Boyscouts
along with a list of top of the heap army jobs.
from SPRIGGE, Joshua, ANGLIA REDIVIVA (1647) Pages 325 to 331

an other mention of Scoutmaster General

vicente  •  Link

Wots this? Mrs. Hatt versus Sir Theo. Jones, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Hatt;
It is ORDERED, to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions, who are to send for Sir Theophilus Jones and others, to be heard (Footnote

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Sir Theophilus Jones had represented the county of Dublin in Parliament, and served as a colonel in the Commonwealth army.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

Bill  •  Link

JONES, Sir THEOPHILUS (d. 1685), scoutmaster-general in Ireland; son of Lewis Jones; saved Lisburn from the Scots under Robert Monro, 1644; governor of Dublin, 1619-59; elected to British parliament, 1656; after his dismissal (1659) took part against the commonwealth; privy councillor, 1661 ; scoutmaster-general in Ireland, 1661-85.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

In Ireland the Restoration proceeded independently of, and even a little before, that in England. Having secured power at the end of 1659, a group of Cromwellian army officers, Sir Theophilus Jones, Sir Charles Coote, and Roger Boyle, Lord Broghill, opened negotiations with Charles II well before Gen. Monck.

In February 1660 the officers called a convention in Dublin. It declared for Charles, who was proclaimed King on 14 May 1660.

Despite its early commitment to Charles' Restoration, Charles' chief interest in Ireland was as a source of revenue for his government and his favorites.

For more information, see http://www.oxforddnb.com/ (sorry, I can't figure out their filing system either, but this is where it came from)

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