John Evelyn's Diary 1701

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John Evelyn's Diary 1701 January

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 January 01

01 Jan 1701. I finished the sale of North Stoake in Sussex to Robert Michell, Esq, appointed by my brother to be sold for payment of portions to my nieces, and other incumbrances on the estate.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 January 04

04 Jan 1701. An exceeding deep snow, and melted away as suddenly.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 January 19

19 Jan 1701. Severe frost, and such a tempest as threw down many chimneys, and did great spoil at sea, and blew down above twenty trees of mine at Wotton, Surrey [Map].

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 February

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 February 09

09 Feb 1701. The old Speaker (age 53) laid aside, and Mr. Harley (age 39), an able gentleman, chosen. Our countryman, Sir Richard Onslow (age 46), had a party for him.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 February 27

27 Feb 1701. By an order of the House of Commons, I laid before the Speaker (age 39) the state of what had been received and paid toward the building of Greenwich Hospital [Map].

27 Feb 1701. Mr. Wye, Rector of Wotton, died, a very worthy good man. I gave it to Dr. Bohun, a learned person and excellent preacher, who had been my son's tutor, and lived long in my family.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 March

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 March 18

18 Mar 1701. I let Sayes Court, Deptford [Map] to Lord Carmarthen (age 42), son to the Duke of Leeds (age 69). 28th. I went to the funeral of my sister Draper, who was buried at Edmonton in great state. Dr. Davenant displeased the clergy now met in Convocation by a passage in his book, p. 40.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 April

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 April 01

01 Apr 1701. A Dutch boy of about eight or nine years old was carried about by his parents to show, who had about the iris of one eye the letters of Deus meus, and of the other Elohim, in the Hebrew character. How this was done by artifice none could imagine; his parents affirming that he was so born. It did not prejudice his sight, and he seemed to be a lively playing boy. Everybody went to see him; physicians and philosophers examined it with great accuracy; some considered it as artificial, others as almost supernatural.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 April 04

04 Apr 1701. The Duke of Norfolk (deceased) died of an apoplexy, and Mr. Thomas Howard of complicated disease since his being cut for the stone; he was one of the Tellers of the Exchequer. Mr. How (age 52) made a Baron.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 May

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 May 01

01 May 1701. Some Kentish men, delivering a petition to the House of Commons, were imprisoned.

01 May 1701. A great dearth, no considerable rain having fallen for some months.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 May 17

17 May 1701. Very plentiful showers, the wind coming west and south. The Bishops and Convocation at difference concerning the right of calling the assembly and dissolving. Atterbury (age 38) and Dr. Wake writing one against the other.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 June

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 June 20

20 Jun 1701. The Commons demanded a conference with the Lords on the trial of Lord Somers (age 50), which the Lords refused, and proceeding on the trial, the Commons would not attend, and he was acquitted.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 June 22

22 Jun 1701. I went to congratulate the arrival of that worthy and excellent person my Lord Galway (age 53), newly come out of Ireland, where he had behaved himself so honestly, and to the exceeding satisfaction of the people: but he was removed thence for being a Frenchman, though they had not a more worthy, valiant, discreet, and trusty person in the two kingdoms, on whom they could have relied for his conduct and fitness. He was one who had deeply suffered, as well as the Marquis, his father, for being Protestants.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 July

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 July 01

01 Jul 1701. My Lord Treasurer (age 56) made my grandson (age 19) one of the Commissioners of the prizes, salary £500 per annum.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 July 08

08 Jul 1701. My grandson (age 19) went to Sir Simon Harcourt (age 39), the Solicitor General, to Windsor, Berkshire [Map], to wait on my Lord Treasurer. There had been for some time a proposal of marrying my grandson (age 19) to a daughter (age 26) of Mrs. Boscawen (age 58), sister of my Lord Treasurer (age 56), which was now far advanced.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 July 14

14 Jul 1701. I subscribed toward rebuilding Oakwood Chapel, now, after 200 years, almost fallen down.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 August

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 August 01

01 Aug 1701. The weather changed from heat not much less than in Italy or Spain for some few days, to wet, dripping, and cold, with intermissions of fair.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 September

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 September 02

02 Sep 1701. I went to Kensington, and saw the house, plantations, and gardens, the work of Mr. Wise, who was there to receive me.

02 Sep 1701. The death of King James (age 67), happening on the 15th of this month, N. S., after two or three days' indisposition, put an end to that unhappy Prince's troubles, after a short and unprosperous reign, indiscreetly attempting to bring in Popery, and make himself absolute, in imitation of the French, hurried on by the impatience of the Jesuits; which the nation would not endure.

02 Sep 1701. Died the Earl of Bath (deceased), whose contest with Lord Montague (age 40) about the Duke of Albemarle's estate, claiming under a will supposed to have been forged, is said to have been worth £10,000 to the lawyers. His eldest son (age 40) shot himself a few days after his father's death; for what cause is not clear. He was a most hopeful young man, and had behaved so bravely against the Turks at the siege of Vienna, that the Emperor made him a Count of the Empire. It was falsely reported that Sir Edward Seymour (age 68) was dead, a great man; he had often been Speaker, Treasurer of the Navy, and in many other lucrative offices. He was of a hasty spirit, not at all sincere, but head of the party at any time prevailing in Parliament.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 September 29

29 Sep 1701. I kept my first courts in Surrey, which took up the whole week. My steward was Mr. Hervey, a Counsellor, Justice of Peace, and Member of Parliament, and my neighbor. I gave him six guineas, which was a guinea a day, and to Mr. Martin, his clerk, three guineas.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 October

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 October 31

31 Oct 1701. I was this day 81 complete, in tolerable health, considering my great age.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 December

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 December 01

01 Dec 1701. Great contentions about elections. I gave my vote and interest to Sir R. Onslow (age 47) and Mr. Weston.

John Evelyn's Diary 1701 December 27

27 Dec 1701. My grandson (age 19) quitted Oxford.