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180               Glimpses of Our Ancestors.
he obtained at the cost of Ģi,ooo, as I heard. O the sottish omission of this gentleman ! what did I not undergo of danger in this negotiation, to have brought him over to his Majesty's interest, when it was entirely in his hands ! "
Yet it may well be doubted, with all due deference to Evelyn, whether the part taken by Col. Morley was not more honourable than that of Monk. He at least did not buy rank and wealth at the price of his colleagues' lives and the risk of his country's liberties.
Having procured his pardon, Morley retired to Glynde, and there ended his days peaceably in 1667, dying in the 52nd year of his age, and being interred in the Parish Church. His only son had married a daughter of Sir John Trevor, a grand-daughter of Hampden, and by this alliance the Glynde estate came to the Trevors, and, through them, to its pre­sent holder, Sir Henry Brand, Speaker of the House of Commons. Sir John Trevor himself, it may be added, who married Hampden's daughter, Ruth, supported both Oliver and Richard to the last, but was, in spite of this, taken into favour by Charles, and sent as Ambassador to France in 1667.
John Fagg, though not so active a soldier as Col. Morley, ran, in many respects, a parallel course with him. They were, indeed, closely connected, Fagg marrying Morley's sister, Mary. He represented Rye, of which he was a native, in the Long Parliament; received a Colonel's commission in the Parliamentary Army; and sat on the High Court of Justice, but rather assisted in making preparations for the trial than acted as a Judge; above all, he did not sign the death-warrant. He was made one of the Commissioners for Sussex by Cromwell, but does not appear to have been a zealous supporter of the Protector, for Gen. Goffe, writing fr.om Lewes to Secretary Thurloe, on Nov. 7, 1655, tells him that he had not put in Mr. Fagg's name, " as he appeared gracious with disaffected men, and would not stir a hair's breadth without Col. Morley." And in the following year (1656) he was precluded from sitting in the Parliament then summoned
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