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JWB  •  Link

"On Dec 10, 1661, a warrant was issued appointing Adrian May to be supervisor of the French gardeners employed at Whitehall".
'Notes & Queries', William White

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion: Groom of the Privy Chamber in ordinary to the King.

JWB  •  Link

Noel Malcolm presents a short bio of Adrian May in "The Correspondences of Thomas Hobbes"


"'...was wont to foretel the change of weather confidently and infallibly'...he had confined a 'great toad' in a corner of the garden and went several times a day 'to see how her colours change'".

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