31 Jul 2005, 1:29 a.m. - Terry Foreman

"Master of Horse to the Duke of York." L&M, iii.149.n.5. (Wednesday 30 July 1662 - http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1662/07/30/ )

31 Jul 2005, 5:11 a.m. - Pauline

from L&M Companion (?1611-77). Of Little Saxham, Suff.; an influential courtier (first app. c. 1635); after 1660 Master of the Horse to the Duke of York; Captain of the Guards to the Queen Mother and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King. He was also from 1658 Governor of the Duke of Monmouth, who for some time went by the name of James Crofts.

31 Jul 2005, 5:42 a.m. - Cumgranissalis

see google uk Little Saxham, Suffolk, IP29 3 Km west of Bury St Edmunds

7 May 2015, 3:56 p.m. - Bill

CROFTS, WILLIAM, Baron Crofts Of Saxham (1611?-1677), captain of Queen Henrietta Maria's guards before outbreak of civil war, during which he continued in attendance on the king and queen; given manors in Essex and Suffolk, 1645; gentleman of bedchamber to Charles II, 1652; created peer, 1658; employed on several royal missions after the Restoration. ---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

8 May 2015, 1:55 a.m. - Bill

William Crofts, created Baron Crofts, of Saxham, in Suffolk, 1658, and died s.p. 1677. Governor to the King's son (afterwards the Duke of Monmouth), who bore his name before he took that of Scott from his wife. ---Wheatley, 1899.


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.