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Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

kt ?1660 (1625-94). Of Ickworth, Suffolk; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1658; Extra Commissioner of the Navy 1665-8; M.P. for Bury St. Edmunds March 1679-90. His appointment to the Navy Board was a political one and he earns no praise from Pepys. On the other hand his memorial in Ickworth church - and memorials do not always lie - records that he and his wife were 'most eminent examples of piety, charity and conjugal affection.' Lord Hervey the memoir writer was his grandson.

Per MR: "When God created the human race he made men, women and Hervey's," was an eighteenth century commonplace about Sir Thomas' descendants, attributed variously to Chesterfield, Voltaire and Lady Mary Wortley Montague.

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