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William Dugdale Correspondence

Gregory King (1648-1712)


King as Rouge Dragon pursuivant

Dugdale's clerk in the 1660s and later a member of the College of Arms.


William Dugdale to Gregory King, 17 July 1677

'Mr King,

This is to let you know, that having received (within this Quarter of an houre) by the post, a Certificate signed by my Lord Leigh, and Sir William Bromley on behalf of one Mr Thomas Baylye of the Citty of Coventre, directed to the Deputie Earle Marshall, for obtaining a Grant of Armes; by reason I must be gone hence on Wednesday morning by six of the clock, I would signe the patent before I leave London; and therefore desire you will prepare a piece of velome, and ingrosse the Grant, so as I may signe it and seale it to morrow evening. I have herewith sent you the Certificate, and likewise that which I myself have signed and sealed for Mr Hyth both which I desire you will give to Mr Hays. To morrow shortly after ten of the clock I will expect you here with that patent for the Coach makers &c to meet Mr Wiseman: and so I rest your assured friend'.

British Library, Stowe 745, 140

 

Gregory King, Heralds' Office to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 9 February 1684

Giving news of deaths, funerals, fees etc. and general political news.

Merevale, HT4/7/10

 

Gregory King, Heralds' Office to William Dugdale, Blyth Hall, 15 January 1685

Giving news of deaths, funerals, fees etc. and general political news.

Merevale, HT4/7/11

 

William Dugdale, South Lambeth to Gregory King, Heralds' Office, 25 July 1685

He has seen Charles Bertie at Whitehall, who would like King to visit him on Monday morning. Before Dugdale leaves London he intends to leave papers concerning the family with King.

Hamper, 453

 

William Dugdale, Blyth Hall to Gregory King, Heralds' Office, 3 August 1685

Concerning the installation of the Earl of Feversham as a Garter knight. Refers to the reluctance of local 'fanaticks' to accept the failure of Monmouth's rebellion.

Hamper, 454-5