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Michael Robinson  •  Link

"At the Restoration William Ryley had been deprived of all his posts, including the office of Clerk of the Tower Records, which was given to Prynne. Ryley was originally made Lancaster Herald by Charles I., but he sided with Parliament and devoted himself to Oliver Cromwell. He was fortunate in being afterwards restored to the post of Lancaster Herald, which he held to his death in 1667, ..." -B
Wheatley ed. note May 13th. 1664

Bill  •  Link

RYLEY, WILLIAM, the elder (d.1667), herald and archivist; studied at Middle Temple; clerk of records in Tower, c. 1620; Bluemantle pursuivant of arms, 1633; Lancaster herald, 1641; supported parliamentarians, but was more than once suspected of treachery; keeper of records, 1644; Norroy king-of-arms, 1646; Clarenceux king-of-arms, 1659; proclaimed Charles II, 1660, but was reduced to rank of Lancaster herald on Restoration; buried in east cloister, Westminster Abbey; associated with his son William Ryley the younger in publication of 'Placita Parliamentaria. Or pleadings in Parliament,' 1661.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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