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First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

kt. 1600 (15631-86) Brother of the 1st. Earl of Carlisle
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Char… ): Captain of the King's Lifeguard 1660-78; Governor of Jamaica 1685-6; M.P. for Malton 1659-60, 1660 Carlisle 1661-81. 'He discourses as well as ever I heard man'
( http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1… ). None of his speeches in Parliament is recorded. He took a leading part in the hostile questioning of Pepys's servant Atkins in the Popish Plot scare.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Sir Philip Howard, captain of the horse guards, got in patents and boons 4000l.
---A Seasonable Argument ... for a New Parliament. Andrew Marvell, [1677] 1776.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

There are a couple of material errors in the L&M entry above. Since I am not a fan of Wikipedia, I have used Howard's biography from the House of Commons website.

Sir Philip Howard MP, Captain of the King's Lifeguard (1631-1686) -- kt. 1660 -- Brother of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle
( https://www.historyofparliamenton… ): Captain of the King's Lifeguard 1660-1678; M.P. for Malton 1659-1660, 1660 Carlisle 1661-1681.

'He discourses as well as ever I heard man'
( http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1… ). Pepys probably knew him because Howard and his partner, Francis Watson, were involved in a Bill to protect their invention for sheathing hulls with lead which lasted from 1668 - 1671. Since none of Howard’s speeches in Parliament is recorded, Pepys may not have been objective.

As a Westminster justice, Sir Philip Howard MP took the deposition of his disreputable nephew, Capt. Charles Atkins, on the Popish Plot. Atkins was also Pepys’ manservant.

Howard was appointed Governor of Jamaica, but never left England because of ill health, from which he died.

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