The Right Honble. Sr. John Holt Knt. Lord Chief Justrice of the Court of Kings Bench And one of their Maties most Honble Privy Council Ano. 1689.
Printed and Sold by John King at the Globe against the Church in the Poultry. [n.d. c.1670.]
Engraving. Mounted on an album page. Image 387 x 273mm. 15¼ x 10¾". Cut and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
Sir John Holt (1642-1710) was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 17 April 1689 to his death. He purchased Redgrave Manor in Suffolk, which had been the seat of the Bacon family in 1702, when debts forced the fifth baronet, Sir Robert Bacon, to sell the estate. A letter in the Bodleian Library reads: "The celebrated Dr Radcliffe, the physician ... took special pains to preserve the life of LCJ Holt's wife, whom he attended out of spite to her husband, who wished her dead." Sir John Holt's sister Susan was married to Francis Levett, Esq., tobacco merchant and brother of Sir Richard Levett, Lord Mayor of London.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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