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James. Bapt. K. 1719. Marr. Joan who bur. K. 1808. Had grant of arms from Heralds' Col. lege 1765. Bur. K. 1769. Will 1770.
Robert. Bapt. K. 1721. Marr. Mary Holdsworth, of M., at R. 1745. Will proved 1751. Described then as “of Modbury."
Elizabeth. Bapt. M. 1747.
Katharine. Bapt. M. 1752.
In this table no place has been found for a remarkable branch of the family—that, viz., which was distinguished in the Parliamentary Wars, and afterwards in the reigns of Charles II., James II., Anne, and the early Georges. In Bath Abbey Church there is a mural monument to the memory of Sir Philip Frowde, Knight, the inscription on which runs as follows:
Here lies Enterred the Body of S* PAILIP
Coll. of Foot during ye whole late war, he
daughter of RICHARD LOWTHER Esq.
onely Daughter PENELOPE
Sussex, by whom he had allsoe foure
1674. In the principal Probate Registry at Somerset House, Sir Philip Frowde's will may be seen. The following is an abstract of the document. It is dated 21st July, 1674. The testator had a lease of the Post-office, from the profits of which he devised his legacies. He also possessed the Rectory, " or Sheafe,” of Welcombe, in the County of Devon. He was an “ Adventurer" in the" African Royal Company.” He seems to have been married to his third wife about nine years. He does not mention his son Michael, who, perhaps, was not born before his father's death. He complains that he never had a groat of Margaret Ashburnham's fortune, but that Sir Peter Honeywood and Sir Dennis Ashburnham had it “still." He makes his sons Philip and Corney Executors of his will. He leaves to Philip his diamond ring, which was given to him by Count de Taxis, also bis own picture, his father's picture, and his grandfather's picture. He leaves to his daughter Penelope, among other things, a Bond for £500, which Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Dennis Gauden,
and the other Victuallers of the Navy are to pay.
He requests Sir Robert Crooke to be Overseer of his will. He speaks of his cousin
Valentine Petit, Esq., godfather of his daughter Penelope. He makes him, “and his beloved friends, Sir Robert Crooke and Sir John Griffiths," Trustees for his daughter Penelope, who is to have a thousand pounds for her marriage portion. He speaks of an Agreement, bearing date 6th July, 1672, with Andrew Ellis, Esq., in virtue of which Colonel Robert Whittley is to pay Lady Margaret Frowde, his wife, £250 a year. He speaks of his and his wife's “losses by the late Fire.” He is described at the commencement of the will as “of Westminster.”
Of Sir Philip Frowde's children, Philip, born probably about 1648, succeeded him as Postmaster-General. He was a Colonel, and obtained Pepper Harrow, in Surrey, from John, Earl of Clare, about 1674. He sold this estate to Viscount Midleton in 1713, He died in 1736. Another son of Sir Philip, Ashburnham Frowde, born about 1666, was "Alphabet Keeper," in the Foreign Department of the Postoffice, in 1694. In 1735 he was “Controller of the Foreign Post-office.” He died about 1736.
Colonel Philip Frowde's son Philip, born in 1680, was a pupil and friend of Addison. He is said by Watkins to have been a native of Devonshire. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where Addison was a Demy. He was a poet; wrote a tragedy entitled “The Fall of Saguntum," another entitled Philotas," and Latin verses, which were published in the Musae Anglicanae. He also contributed several articles to the Spectator. He died in December, 1738, as far as I can find, unmarried. There are several notices of Colonel Frowde and his son in the writings of Addison and Swift. Indeed Philip Frowde, the grandson of Sir Philip, appears certainly to have been Addison's travelling companion on the Continent in the year 1699, if not also, as is most probable, in the years immediately subsequent to 1699.
an ad mintalit roda Besides the Froudes commemorated above, a will of Osmond-ffrowde, of Grantham, was proved in London, in May, 1656; and a will of John Fruid, of Blackshaw, "in
fronde the Commissariat of Dumfries," was proved in 1657. This John Fruid married a Janet Dicksone, and a son Thomas Fruid was his executor.
ELLIS VERYARD, OF PLYMTREE, PHYSICIAN
TAE name of Verriard, or Veryard, first appears in the Plymtree Church Registers in the year 1598, when Christian, daughter of “Ellis Verriard,” was baptized; but from whence the family came we do not know, though the name at one time was not uncommon in the valley of the Axe. It would seem that this Ellis Veryard, with his wife Wilmot, took up his residence in this parish towards the end of the 16th century, and remained there until his death in 1640. The family thus established continued at Plymtree, where the name constantly occurs in the registers until 1788, and in that period underwent the usual vicissitudes that happen to most families during a couple of centuries.
We are not aware what occupation the original Ellis Veryard pursued; it is, however, just possible that he was one of the “makers of Spanish cloth” who flourished in Plymtree at that era, but this is a mere conjecture. At all events, we find the elder branch of the family at a later date were sergemakers, while the younger branch practised medicine. Beside the Plymtree doctors, we notice there was a Dr. William Veryard of Wapping? (1709), and a Dr. Walter Veryard ? of Devon (1672), perhaps a member of the Sidmouth branch of Veryards. Both the father and grandfather of our Ellis Veryard were doctors, so it may well be said that he came of a family of physicians.
i Will of William Veryard, of Wapping, Chyrurgeon, dated 19th August, 1709, proved 9th March, 1709-10. P.C. of C. (Smith, 92.)
2 On 27th May, 1672, a license was granted to Walter Veryard to practice surgery in Devon. (Epis. Reg. Exon.)
The second son of the first Ellis Veryard of Plymtree was a physician. At his death in 1680–1 he is described in the parish registers as "Ellias Veryeard, Doct", Sen." His second son, Ellis Veryard, was licensed to practise surgery 1662–3,3 and perhaps assisted his father at Plymtree, where his children were baptized between the years 1655 and 1664. He may have lived there during the civil wars, though we have no evidence of his residence in the parish until 1664, at which time his father's name appears on the church rates as Ellis Veryard, Sen. But this Ellis Veryard, jun., third, predeceased his father, dying before he was forty years old, in October, 1673, leaving three sons, Ellis, Andrew, and John. The elder Dr. Veryard's name continues on the Church rates until 1680, when the entry reads, “Dr. Ellis Veryeard, or ye occupiers." Among the churchwardens' receipts for the same year is “Rec. for Dr. Veryard's Burial, 6s. 8d.,” for the old doctor was buried in the church on 10th February, 1680-1, having nearly reached his 80th birthday.
It was some time previous to this event that Ellis Veryard, grandson of the old doctor, began his travels; for we find that he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Utrecht in 1679, at which time he wrote a “Disputatio .... de fluxu hepatico."4
He probably returned to Plymtree for a short time and then again set forth to see more of the world. At the beginning of his book, entitled “ An Account of Divers Choice Remarks, &c.,” 5 he writes, “April 6th, 1682, I arriv'd at Amsterdam.” His voyages occupied thirteen years, he informs us on the titlepage, and at the end of that time it would appear that he returned to the vicinity of his native place, as we find his daughters, Sarah and Mary, were baptized at Plymtree 6th February, 1695-6. About this time he probably wrote his book, as it was published in 1701. In the following year his daughter Grace was baptized at Plymtree, the last of his children entered in the baptismal register. In the accounts of the Overseers of the Poor of Plymtree, for the years 1702 and 1704,8 are entries of the payment of “Dr. Veryard's bill,” so it would seem that he practised his profession there until 1704 at least. But we may conjecture that it was soon after this date that
3 On 13th January, 1662-3, a license was granted to Ellis Veryard, of Plymtree, to practice surgery in Devon. (Epis. Reg. Exon.)
For full title of this work see Appendix ii. 5 For full title of this work see Appendix ii.
6 From Book of Accounts of Overseers of the poor of Plymtree : April, 1702, paid Doctor Veryeards bill, 0 18 00.” “1704, paid Doctor Veryeard for Mary Clitsum."