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Terry F  •  Link

MEYNELL, Francis
Ald Aldersgate, 7 Feb 1659/60-17 Dec 1663 removed to Cordwainer-6 Oct 1666 (d) (1) Lombard Street, by 1650-66, St Mary Woolnoth, 1652, Broad Street, post-Fire, Tooting, Surr (2) GOLD, not of L, Oct 1660 (3) d 6 Oct 1666, bur Tooting, Surr (4) Will pr in Court of Delegates, Dec 1667, and PCC 23 Drax pr, 5 Feb 1682/3 f Godfrey Meynell of Willington, Derbs, gent, m Dorothy, da of John Whitehaugh of Whitechapel, Middx, mar Sarah (4) Goldsmith and banker A corner stone of government finance Combined with Edward BACKWELL and Thomas and Robert VYNER in specific government loans His personal estate took ten years to call in (5) Land Derbs, Kent, Berks, Notts (6) Sheriff, 1661-2 (7) Bro of Richard MEYNELL Bro Isaac Maynell continued the business in Lombard Street after the Fire (8)
(1) Beaven, I, pp 6, 118 (2) Heal, London Goldsmiths, p 205 Hilton Price, Old Lombard Street, p 110, will (3) Beaven, I, p 6, TLMAS, VI, pp 30-1 (4) Boyd 2223 (5) Heal, London Goldsmiths, p 205 See Cal Treas Bks, I, II, passim, CSB, II, 75, 112b, 242b, 382, III, 20b-23, IV, 32 Invs give an indication of the scope of his lending (6) Will (7) Beaven, I, p 6 (8) Will of Richard MEYNELL, Heal, London Goldsmiths, p 205

From: 'Maycock - Mynne', The Rulers of London 1660-1689: A biographical record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London (1966), pp. 101-19. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/…. Date accessed: 18 September 2005.

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
Meynell, Ald. Francis (d. 1666). Goldsmith, of Lombard St; one of the principal Government bankers. His personal estate is said to have taken ten years to settle.

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Bill  •  Link

Alderman Francis Meynell was a goldsmith and banker in London, and then one of the Sheriffs. He was the third son of Godfrey Meynell, of Wellington, in Derbyshire, and died in 1666; his father was buried at Langley, in that county, where their descendants still possess property. Hugo Charles Ingram Meynell, of Hoare Cross, Staffordshire, and Temple Newsome near Leeds, is the present representative of the family. Sir W. Dugdale, in his Diary, mentions his having defaced the achievements which had been hung up at Bradley, in Derbyshire, where the Alderman was interred; not, as it would seem, from any doubt as to that gentleman being entitled to bear arms, but because a London painter had been employed to blazon the shield, who had not obtained the sanction of the Heralds' Office, and thereby excited their jealousy, at a moment when their occupation was on the decline.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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