John Evelyn's Diary 1648

1648 Siege of Colchester

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John Evelyn's Diary 1648 is in John Evelyn's Diary 1640s.

John Evelyn's Diary January 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 14 January 1648

14 Jan 1648. From London I went to Wotton to see my young nephew; and thence to Baynards [in Ewhurst], to visit my brother Richard (25).

John Evelyn's Diary February 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 05 February 1648

05 Feb 1648. Saw a tragi-comedy acted in the cockpit, after there had been none of these diversions for many years during the war.

John Evelyn's Diary 28 February 1648

28 Feb 1648. I went with my noble friend, Sir William Ducy (afterward Lord Downe), to Thistleworth, where we dined with Sir Clepesby Crew, and afterward to see the rare miniatures of Peter Oliver, and rounds of plaster, and then the curious flowers of Mr. Barill's garden, who has some good medals and pictures. Sir Clepesby has fine Indian hangings, and a very good chimney-piece of water colors, by Breughel, which I bought for him.

John Evelyn's Diary April 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 26 April 1648

26 Apr 1648. There was a great uproar in London, that the rebel army quartering at Whitehall, would plunder the City, on which there was published a Proclamation for all to stand on their guard.

John Evelyn's Diary May 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 04 May 1648

04 May 1648. Came up the Essex petitioners for an agreement between his Majesty and the rebels. The 16th, the Surrey men addressed the Parliament for the same; of which some of them were slain and murdered by Oliver Cromwell's (49) guards, in the new palace yard. I now sold the impropriation of South Malling, near Lewes, in Sussex, to Messrs. Kemp and Alcock, for £3,000.

John Evelyn's Diary 30 May 1648

30 May 1648. There was a rising now in Kent, my Lord of Norwich (63) being at the head of them. Their first rendezvous was in Broome-field, next my house at Sayes Court, whence they went to Maidstone, and so to Colchester, where was that memorable siege.

John Evelyn's Diary June 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 27 June 1648

27 Jun 1648. I purchased the manor of Hurcott, in Worcestershire, of my brother George (31), for £3,300.

John Evelyn's Diary July 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 01 July 1648

01 Jul 1648. I sate for my picture, in which there is a Death's head, to Mr. Walker (49), that excellent painter.

John Evelyn's Diary 10 July 1648

10 Jul 1648. News was brought me of my Lord Francis Villiers (19) being slain by the rebels near Kingston.

John Evelyn's Diary August 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 16 August 1648

16 Aug 1648. I went to Woodcote (in Epsom) to the wedding of my brother, Richard (25), who married the daughter (19) and coheir of Esquire Minn (67), lately deceased; by which he had a great estate both in land and money on the death of a brother. The coach in which the bride and bridegroom were, was overturned in coming home; but no harm was done.

John Evelyn's Diary 28 August 1648

28 Aug 1648. To London from Sayes Court, and saw the celebrated follies of Bartholomew Fair.

John Evelyn's Diary September 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 16 September 1648

16 Sep 1648. Came my lately married brother, Richard, and his wife, to visit me, when I showed them Greenwich, and her Majesty's Palace, now possessed by the rebels.

John Evelyn's Diary 28 September 1648

28 Sep 1648. I went to Albury, to visit the Countess of Arundel (38), and returned to Wotton.

John Evelyn's Diary October 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 31 October 1648

31 Oct 1648. I went to see my manor of Preston Beckhelvyn, and the Cliffhouse.

John Evelyn's Diary November 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 29 November 1648

29 Nov 1648. Myself, with Mr. Thomas Offley, and Lady Gerrard, christened my niece Mary, eldest daughter of my brother, George Evelyn (31), by my Lady Cotton, his second wife. I presented my niece a piece of plate which cost me £18, and caused this inscription to be set on it—.

In memoriam facti.

Anno cIc Ix. xliix. Cal. Decem. viii. Virginum castiss: Xtianorum innocentis: Nept: suavis: Mariæ. Johan. Evelynus Avunculus et Susceptor Vasculum hoc cum Epigraphe L. M. Q. D.

Ave Maria Gratiâ sis plena; Dominus tecum.

John Evelyn's Diary December 1648

John Evelyn's Diary 02 December 1648

02 Dec 1648. This day I sold my manor of Hurcott for £3,400 to one Mr. Bridges.

John Evelyn's Diary 13 December 1648

13 Dec 1648. The Parliament now sat up the whole night, and endeavored to have concluded the Isle of Wight Treaty; but were surprised by the rebel army; the members dispersed, and great confusion every where in expectation of what would be next.

John Evelyn's Diary 17 December 1648

17 Dec 1648. I heard an Italian sermon, in Mercers' Chapel, one Dr. Middleton, an acquaintance of mine, preaching.

John Evelyn's Diary 18 December 1648

18 Dec 1648. I got privately into the council of the rebel army, at Whitehall, where I heard horrid villanies.

This was a most exceedingly wet year, neither frost nor snow all the winter for more than six days in all. Cattle died every where of a murrain.