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and entring into Holy Orders, became Canon of Christ Church, in Oxford A‘! 1567. He was at this time but very young, however promoted to so considerable a Dignity; and by that
means was the more easily drawn away to follow Those, who from their pretences to a
greater purity of Church Government, and Dis- .
cipline, got to themselves the Characteristical Name of Puritans.
It was upon this account, and that he might the more freely enjoy his own Way, that in a short time after his promotion he retired from Oxford, into the Isle of Jersey, and there continued many Years.
However as he grew in Years and Judgement So he became better affected to the Establishment of the Church of England, and declared his Concern for having been so easily led away from the C(fiunion of it. For he was indeed a modest, and good Man. And being once return’d to the Communion of our Church, he never started any more from it, but continued on to the last in it. He dyed about the Year 1596: and was buryed at Christ Church in Oxon.
9What other Children he had I cannot tell, but the Person whom I am chiefly concern’d to take notice of, is his Son Sr. Isaac Wake, the Ornament of our Name, our University, and even of our very Country its self. He was born in the Year 1575: At three and twenty Years of Age he became Probationer Fellow of Merton Colledge, and six years after was chosen publick Orator of the University of Oxford.
His natural Parts, which were very Great, He not only cultivated by those kind of Studies that were the most proper to fit him for Business, As History Oratory, and the like: but perfected by Travel, which he undertook at an Age in which he was best qualified to make a usefull Improvement of it; After he had been about six Years Master of Arts; being return’d from his Travels, with all the Ornaments, and Advantages, that an excellent Temper, and a large Capacity, and a generous Education, could give him. He was entertained first by Sr. Dudley Carleton, one of his Majestys principal Secretarys of State: And so well acquitted himself under him, that, in a little time, he was preferred to the Kings Service, and employed, in the most weighty Affairs of State by him.
9 Abraham and Sarah, Stemm: Chich: No. 499. E. B.
The first Post to which the King raised him, was not only very honourable in its self but was particularly agreeable to his Genius, being sent Ambassador extraordinary to Savoy, and in ordinary to Venice, and some other Parts thereabouts.
Having discharg’d this Trust to the Satisfaction of his Majesty: He was, upon his Return chosen one of the Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the University. A". 1623. And in that he was also much taken notice of, for his excellent Understanding, and an Elocution above the pitch of most other men.
He was after this again sent Abroad by the King into ffrance, And continuing in his Eniploys- for several Years more, dyed at last, at Paris, about the Year 1632. His Body was brought from thence into England, and interr’d in the Chapple of Dover Castle, not long after.
And now having given this short Account of this great Man, I proceed according to my proposal, to continue the Line of the elder House of our Name, first, and then to close all with that which peculiarly belongs to our own Family.
Goodwin, of Port
bury Com: Somer
set Esq? | Sr. Baldwin Wake Baron? daughter created by K. James 1st. of Sr. Robert A‘? 1621. Regn: l8. Digby of Coleshil in Warwickshire.
Sr. John Wake.
Sr. William Wake.
I have given the. shorter Account of this descent, both for that it may at any time be particularly had out of the Herald’s books, and because I have no other concern in it, than only just to show how our own Line stands paralel with that of the Elder Race.
As for our own Pedegree.; I have before said, that we are to derive it from William, the second
Margaret daughter Brother of John, from whom we began the last Line. And this will bring the descents on our side exactly answerable to those in the other House, and which inclines me rather to fix our beginning here, than in William before: besides that in the imperfect Accounts, which have come to my hands of this Pedegree, I have met with none that go any farther, than that William, with whom I therefore begin.
Margaret Hooper . . l Wllham Wake —_ Magdalene, Daughter Clerk: of Wanhaml of Edw'l. Winslow of in the County of Dorset Worcestershire. . . l I l 1 William Wake=Emma Edward Wake Charles
of Shapwick in daughter of Charlton Magdalen the County of of Edward in Dorset