Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq
Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq
Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq

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PEPYS DIARY – Five Volumes. Second Edition, Henry Colburn, London 1828. MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ., F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles 11 and James 11. Comprising his diary from 1659 – 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B., from the original short-hand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalen College, Oxford and a selection from his Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke and with a signed note by him inside the front cover. Five volumes. Red Leather quarter bound over marbled boards, slight foxing to the pages, pages uncut, the spines tight and with gilt lettering and rules. Condition: Very Good.
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Richard Aldworth Griffin-Neville,
Baron Braybrooke (1750-1825)
Born: 3rd July 1750 at Duke Street, Westminster, Middlesex
2nd Lord Braybrooke
Died: 28th February 1825 at Billingbear Park, Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire.

Richard Aldworth Neville was the only son and heir of Richard Neville Aldworth-Neville and was born on 3rd July 1750 in Duke Street, Westminster. He matriculated at Merton College, Oxford on 20th June 1768, was created M.A. on 4th July 1771, D.C.L. on 3rd July 1810 and was incorporated LL.D. of Cambridge in 1819. He was M.P. for Grampound from 10th October 1774 till the dissolution in 1780, and for Buckingham in the next parliament till his appointment as agent to the Regiment of Buckinghamshire Militia in February 1782. On the 21st of the same month, he was returned for Reading, and was re-elected for the same place in the three succeeding parliaments (1784,1790,1796).

On the death, in May 1797, of his father’s maternal uncle John, Baron Braybrooke and Lord Howard de Walden, by whom he had been adopted as heir, he succeeded to the Braybrooke Barony, the latter having become extinct by limitation of patent. He then assumed the additional surname and arms of Griffin, but did not actually come into possession of his uncle’s Audley End estate until the death, in 1802, of Dr. Parker, a son-in-law of the late lord, who had a life interest in it. Braybrooke increased the property by the purchase of neighbouring manors and farms from the Earls of Bristol and Suffolk, besides making smaller acquisitions. He became Lord-Lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Essex immediately after his accession to the peerage, on 10th January 1798, and was also Vice-Admiral of Essex, Recorder of Saffron Walden, High Steward of Wokingham, Hereditary Visitor of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Provost-Marshal of Jamaica.

Braybrooke died on 28th February 1825, after a lingering illness, at his seat of Billingbear Park, near Shurlock Row in Waltham St. Lawrence, and was buried in the parish church there. He was married Catherine, the youngest daughter of George Grenville, in June 1780 at Stowe in Buckinghamshire, by whom he had issue, besides twin sons who died immediately after birth, four sons – viz. Richard, afterwards 3rd Baron Braybrooke; Henry Captain in the Dragoons, who died in 1809 while serving in Spain; George (1789-1854), the Dean of Windsor, who took the surname of Grenville upon inheriting Butleigh Court in Somerset from his maternal uncle; and William, who died young, and four daughters, Catherine, died unmarried in 1841; Mary married Sir Stephen Glynne, bart., of Hawarden; Caroline married Paul Beilby-Thompson, esq; and Frances died young.
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