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*** In the Angler we find two poems addressed to Isaak Walton, by John Floud, M A. and Robert Floud, both of whom st; le 1. W. their dear brother.
It is not generally known who was the first wife of Isaac Walton, but her name was Rachel. I have been favoured with the present pedigree.
Edmund Cranmer, Archdeacon=..
Thomas Cranmer, Gent. of St. Mildred's, Canterbury. T.
John Floud, M.A. Robert Floud.
Since the three first sheets were printed off, I have received from C. G. Young, Esq. York Herald, a full account of all Thomas Ken's children, which entirely agrees with what I suggested, that the Bishop of Bath and Wells was youngest son of the first wife. All, except Thomas, the youngest, were baptized at St. Giles, Cripplegate.
Christened. 1626, Jan. 1. John, son of Thomas Kenn, Gent. 1628, June 28. Martha, daughter of Mr. Thomas Kenne, Gent. 1629, February 23. Mary, daughter of Thomas Kenne, Gent. 1631, March 26. Margaret, daughter of Thomas Kenne, Gent. 1632, July 10. Hyon, son of Thomas Kenne, Gent. 1635, April 14. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Ken'e, Gent. 1638, Aug. 17. Mary, daughter of Thomas Ken, Gent. 1640, March 16. Martin, son of Thomas Ken, Gent. [Anne, Mrs. Walton, not baptized at Cripplegate ]
Buried. 1639, Dec. 7. Mary, daughter of Thomas Ken, Gent. 1640, March 19. Martha, wife of Thomas Ken, Gent.
LIFE, FORTUNES, CHARACTER, AND TIMES OF BISHOP
MORLEY, KEN'S FIRST PATRON PARENTAGE EARLY SOCIETY-CHAPLAIN TO CHARLES THE FIRST-LAST IN
EXPELLED FROM HIS CANONRY OF CHRIST
CHURCH BY THE PARLIAMENTARY VISITORS-HIS WANDERINGS, AFTER LEAVING WALTON'S COTTAGE CHARACTER REFLECTIONS DOMESTIC GROUPE IN THE
PALACE HOUSEHOLD WHEN HE
WAS BISHOP OF
Æquam memento rebus in arduis
We have brought Ken from Oxford back to the scene from whence, thirteen years before, a disciplined and ingenuous youth, he set out on the eventful journey of life. He was now twenty-nine.
Immediately on his return to Winchester, he was appointed Domestic Chaplain to Bishop Morley, and soon after presented to the rectory of Brixton, in the Isle of Wight.
The interest which Morley took in his fortunes, and the origin of that interest, we have been the first to shew.
Before we proceed on the public and more eventful
passages of Ken's life, it will be proper to relate more particularly sonie of the chief occurrences in the life of that munificent Prelate, the first patron and promoter of Ken's fortunes.
Morley, now Bishop of Winchester, having been promoted from Worcester 1662, — according to Wood, (the universal storehouse of biographical information,) was son of Francis Morley, by Sarah sister of Sir John Denham, the poet. He was born 1597, and educated at Westminster school, from whence he was elected Student of ChristChurch, Oxford. He was afterwards domiciliated as Chaplain and friend, as we have related, in the household of Robert Earl of Carnarvon. We may
here add the account of the family of this generous and loyal nobleman, who was afterwards killed at the battle of Newbury.
Robert Dormer, created Lord=Elizabeth, dau. of Viscount Dormer, 1615.
Robert Dormer, created Earl of=Lady Anna Sophia Herbert,* Carnarvon 1623; killed at New- | daughter of 4th Earl of Pembury fight.
broke. Charles Dormer, 2d and last Earl of>Elizabeth, dau. of Arthur Carnarvon,
Elizabeth=Philip Earl of
Isabel Dor-=Charles Earl of mer.
From the loyalty of his friend and patron, whose household Morley left in 1640, we have concluded, as he was made Chaplain to King Charles, in the commencement of his troubles, that he was first recommended to this post by Lord Carnarvon.
* Their portraits are at High-clear. Loyalty and sorrow seem to have connected the families, for the son of Lord Carnarvon married the daughter of Lord Capel.