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sorrow which such separations cause, it can be but coniectur'd; but the thing being not ordinary, and having receiv'd it from the relation of one of his daughters and his grandchild, I thought it not impertinent here to insert. I shall now proceed to our owne story.

Assoone as my lady Hutchinson was dead, her brother, Sr. John Biron, came over and found the most desolate aflicted widower that ever was beheld, and one of his sisters, the lady Ratcliffe, who was the deare sister of the dead lady, scarce allive for sorrow; and indeed such an universall lamentation in the house and neighbourhood, that the protraction of their griefes for such a funerall as was intended her, might possibly have made them all as she: Sr. John therefore the next morning privately, unknowne to her busband, with only her owne famely, carried her to the church, which was but the next door, and enterr'd her without further ceremony. It booted not Sr. Thomas to be angrie att her friend's care of him, who persued it so farre, that the next day he carried away Sr. Thomas, lady Radcliffe, and Mr. John Hutchinson, towards his owne house at Bulwell, leaving Mr. George at his nurse's. But the horses of the coach being mettled, in the halfway between Owthorpe and Nottingham runne away, overthrew it, and slightly hurt all that were in the coach; who all gott out, one by one, except the maid that had the child in her arms, and she stay'd as long as there was any hope of preventing the coach from being torn to pieces: but when she saw no stop could be given to the mad horses, she lapp'd him as close as she could in the mantle, and flung him as farre as she could from the coach into the plow'd lands, whose furrows were at that time very soft, and by the good providence of God the child, reserv'd to a more glorious death, had no apparent hurt. He was taken up and carried to Bulwell, where his aunt had such a motherly tendernesse for him that he grew and prosper'd in her care. As the fresh memory and excessive love they bore the mother en

dear'd the young child to all her relations at the first, so as he grew, he discover'd so much growing wisdome, agillity, and prettie spritefullnesse, had such a natural gravity without sullennesse, and such sweete innocence, that every child of the famely lov'd him better than their owne brothers and sisters, and Sr. John Biron and my lady were not halfe so fond of any of their owne. When it was time for them to go to schoole, both the brothers were sent to board with Mr. Theobalds, the master of the free schoole att Nottingham, who was an excellent schollar, but having no children, some wealth, and a little living that kept his house, first grew lazie, and after left of his schoole. Sr. Thomas then remoov'd his sons to the free schoole at Lincolne, where there was a master very famous for learning and piety, Mr. Clearke, but he was such a supercilious pedant, and so conceited of his own pedantique forms, that he gave Mr. Hutchinson a disgust of him, and he profited very little there. At this place it was that God began early to exercise him with afliction and temptation: he was depriv'd of the attendance and care he had bene us'd to, and mett with many inconveniences, unsuitable to his tender and nice constitution; but this was little, for he had such discretion in his childhood that he understood what was fitt for him to require, and govern'd whereere he liv'd; for he would not be denied reasonable, and would not aske other things.. He was as a father over his brother, and having some advantage of yeares, tooke upon him to be the guide of his youth, yet with such love, that never were children more commendable and happie in mutuall affections: but it pleas'd God to strike his brother with a sad disease, the falling sicknesse, wherein Mr. Hutchinson most carefully attended him while he continued at Lincolne, which his father permitted him to doe, for the opertunity of Dr. Pridgeon, one of the best physitians in those parts. When he had in veine exercis'd all his art on the young gentleman, and that he found no successe in it, he advis'd he should returne to his father's house, and be

entertain'd with all the sports that could be found to delight his mind or exercise his body. Accordingly he was carried home, and had a pack of hounds, huntsmen, and horses kept for him, and was something recreated, but not cured thereby, till afterward it pleased God to effect that cure by a young practitioner, which the ablest phisitians of the country could not worke. The separation from this brother to whom he had such an entire affection, consider'd with the sad occasion of it, was a greate afliction to the elder brother, who remain'd in a place where he had little to delight him, having an aversion to his austere pedantique master, and that encreast by an opinion that his severitie had bene the cause of his deare brother's distemper.

The greate encouragement Sr. Thomas had to trust his sons in this towne, was, because att that time, a gentleman inhabited there who had married his uncle's widow, and had bene his fellow-sufferer in a confinement in Kent, when King Charles the First had broken up a parliament to the disgust of the people, and durst not trust those gentlemen that had bene most faithfull defenders of their countries interests, to return for some time to their owne countries, for which they serv'd. Of these worthy patriots Sr. Thomas Hutchinson and Sr. Thomas Grantham, the gentleman of whom I am speaking, were confined from Nottingham and Lincolneshire to the house of one Sr. Adam Newton in Kent; the good father little thinking then, that in that fatall countrie, his sonne should suffer an imprisonment, upon the same account to the destruction of his

This piece of history is mentioned by Rapin, Sir Thomas Grantham is named, but Sir Thomas Hutchinson and many others not named. It appears, in Thoroton's History of Nottingham, edited by Throsby, that this confinement'so far answered the purpose of Charles the First, that it caused another to be chosen instead of Sir Thomas Hutchinson, Knight of the Shire; but as soon as Sir Thomas got free he was again chosen, and continued to represent the county till his death.

life and famely. Sr. Thomas Grantham was a gentleman of greate repute in his country, and kept up all his life the old hospitality of England, having a greate retinue and a noble table, and a resort of all the nobility and gentry in those parts. He had only two sons, whereof the eldest was a fine gentleman, bred beyond the seas, according to the best education of those times; the other was a foolish youth, schoolefellow with Mr. Hutchinson, who every Saturday night was fetcht from schoole to Sr. Thomas Grantham's, and return'd againe the Munday morning. Upon the intimate friendship betweene Sr. Thomas Hutchinson and this gentleman, Sr. Thomas Hutchinson had a lodging always kept for him at Lincolne, and was very often there. My Lady Grantham had with her a very pretty young gentlewoman, whom she brought with her out of Kent, the daughter of Sr. Adam Newton; my lady's designe was to begin an early acquaintance, which might after draw on a marriage betweene her and Mr. Hutchinson, and it tooke such effect that there was a greate inclination in the young gentlewoman to him; and so much good nature on his side, as amounted to a mutuall respect, and such a friendship as their youth was capable of, which the parents and others that wisht soe, interpreted to be a passion of love; but if it were, death quencht the flame, and ravisht the young lady from him in the sweete blooming of her youth. That night she died, he lay in his father's chamber, and by accident being very sick, it was imputed to that cause, but he himselfe least perceiv'd he had any more of love for her, then gratitude for her kindnesse to him, upon which account her death was an afliction to him, and made that house which had bene his reliefe from his hated schoole lesse pleasant to him: especially when he mett there continuall sollicitations to sin by the travel'd gentleman, who living in all seeming sobriety before his father, was in his owne chamber not only vicious himselfe, but full of endeavour to corrupt Mr. Hutchinson, who by the grace of God resisted and detested his fre


quent temptations of all kinds. The advantage he had at this schoole, there being very many gentlemen's sons there, an old lowcountry souldier was entertain'd to traine them in arms, and they all bought themselves weapons, and instead of childish sports, when they were not at their bookes, were exercis'd in all their military postures, and in assaults and defences; which instruction was not uselesse in a few yeares after, to some of them: Col. Thornhagh, who was now train'd in this sportive militia, with Col. Hutchinson, afterwards was his fellow souldier in earnest, when the great cause of God's and England's rights came to be disputed with swords against encroaching princes. Sr. Thomas Grantham dying, Mr. Hutchinson was removed from Lincolne to the freeschoole at Nottingham, where his father married a second wife, and for a while went up to London with her, leaving his sonne at bord in a very religious house, where new superstitious and pharisaical holiness, straining at gnatts and swallowing camels, gave him a little disgust, and was a while a stumbling block in his way of purer profession, when he saw among professors such unsuitable miscarriages. There was now a change in the condition and contentment of his life; he was old enough to be sensible that his father's second love and marriage to a person of such quallity, as required a settlement for her sonne, must needs be a lessening to his expectation, but he was so affectionate to his father that he receiv'd it very contentedly, and reioic'd in his remoove, comming from a supercilious pedant to a very honest man, who using him with respect, advanc'd him more in one month then the other did in a year. This tied him to no observation, nor restrein'd him from no pleasure, nor needed not, for he was so moderate when he was left at his liberty that he needed no regulation.. The familliar kindnesse of his master, made him now begin to love that which the other's austerity made him loath; and in a yeare's time he advanc'd exceedingly in learning, and was sent to Cambridge. He was made a fellw-commoner of Peter House, under the tuition of one

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