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First Reading

Paul Brewster  •  Link

Wheatley Footnote:
Colonel, afterwards Sir Phillip Honywood, son of Robert Honywood of Charing, Kent.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir Philip Honywood was an active Royalist agent in 1656-9, and in constant communication with Sir Edward Hyde. He bore to Charles II and the Marquis of Ormonde in July, 1657, the letters recommending Sir Richard Fanshawe's appointment to be secretary to the Duke of York, and Hyde spoke of him then as an honest man.

Honywood he was on Colonel Montagu's ship with Sir Thomas Leventhorpe in May, 1660.

Sir Philip was still Governor of Portsmouth in 1671.

He was son of Robert Honywood of Charing, 5-1/2 miles north-west of Ashford, Kent, and younger brother of Sir Robert Honywood: both of them and a third brother, Michael, Dean of Lincoln, dined with Pepys on 13 January, 1662.

His grandmother was remarkable for the fact that on her death, at 93, she had 367 lawful descendants. Her own children numbered 16, of whom 11 married. Her two sons had 17 and 12 children; one daughter had 14; three daughters had 13; two daughters had 11 children, and three had smaller numbers.

Sir Robert Honeywood had 20 children, but Sir Philip had only one daughter, who took his estates of Petts, in Charing, to her husband, George Sayer.

Taken from https://books.google.com/books?pg…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

1662 March - Sir Charles Berkeley was appointed Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth.
He was killed at the battle of 3 June, 1665, when his brother, Sir William Berkeley succeeded him as Lieut. Governor of Portsmouth.
Twelve mouths later, on 1 June, 1666, Sir William Berkeley was killed in a naval engagement,
and on 14 June, 1666 Sir Philip Honywood, who had been Commander-in-Chief of the garrison under Sir Charles Berkeley, was appointed Lieut.-Governor.


Jan. 14. 1668
Hugh Salesbury to Williamson.
Sir Philip Honywood and his lady arrived on Saturday evening, and were heartily welcomed, he having altered his condition by marriage.
The Constant Warwick and Eagle are ready for service when required.
[S.P. Dom., Car. II. 232, No. 116.]

The party was for Lt. Governor of Portsmouth, Sir Philip Honywood's new bride. I have yet to find her name.

'Charles II: January 1668', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green (London, 1893), pp. 262-320. British History Online

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