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Paul Brewster  •  Link

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

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=PA481&lpg=PA481…

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