The Private Memoirs of Sir Kenelm Digby, by Kenelm Digby

Private Key to the Memoir of Sir Kenelm Digby.

The names thus marked * are copied from the account of the MS. in the Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts.


Arete Lady Digby, Sir Kenelm’s mother; she was the daughter and heiress of William Mulsho, Esq.

Artesia, widow of Auridonio Uncertain.

*Aristobulus John Digby, 1st Earl of Bristol.

Prince of Achaia King of Bohemia.

*Earl of Arcadia Henry Rich, Earl of Holland.

Babiliuda Uncertain.

*Clericus Mr. Clerk.

Mufti of Egypt Query — the Archbishop of Toledo.

Faustina Uncertain, but Lady Venetians governess or waiting-woman.

Famelicus Uncertain.

*Hephaestion George Villiers,Duke of Buckingham.

Hydaspes Uncertain.

Leodivius Apparently the son of the Countess of Bristol by her first husband, Sir John Dive of Bromham, Co. Bedford; but the pedigrees of the Dive family are silent as to the issue of that marriage.

Mauricana Uncertain, but the first lady of the bed-chamber to the Queen of Spain.

Mardontius Uncertain.

King of Morea James the First.

Nearchus Sir Edw. Stanley, K. B., Lady Venetia’s father; his wife was Lucy, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Percy, seventh Earl of Northumberland.

Nugeutius Uncertain.

Oxicrane Uncertain, a relation of the Duke of Buckingham.

Rogesilius Robert Digby, afterward created Lord Digby, and ancestor of the present Earl Digby.

Scanderbret . . . Uncertain, a relation of the Duke of Buckingham.

Stelliana Lady Venetia Stanley, wife of Sir Kenelm Digby.

Theagenes Sir Kenelm Digby.

Ursatius Uncertain.

The individual spoken of in page 84, as the paramour of the Queen of France, was the Marquess D’Ancre.


*Achaia Germany (Bohemia).

*Alexandria Madrid.

*Alexandretta Scanderoon.

Archiaepelago Uncertain.

*Attica France.

*Athens Paris, but afterward used also for French, or France.

Candie Uncertain.

*Corinth London.

*Cyprus Venice.

*Egypt Spain.

*Ephesus Florence.

Greece Europe.

*Ionia Italy.

Ionian Islands Uncertain.

Lepanto Uncertain.

Marathon Angers.

Milo Uncertain.

*Morea England.

Peloponnesus Query Great Britain.

*Rhodes Uncertain, perhaps Sally, or Algiers.

*Syria Portugal.

The town mentioned in page 85, is Blois.

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