Harwood, Edward (1586?-1632) (DNB00)

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HARWOOD, Sir EDWARD (1586?–1632), colonel, descendant of a Lincolnshire family, was born about 1586. According to Fuller, ‘his having killed a man in a quarrel put a period to all his carnal mirth’ (Worthies, ‘Lincolnshire,’ ed. 1662, pp. 162–3). He was one of the four standing colonels in the Low Countries, and was shot at the siege of Maestricht in 1632. His will, dated 14 June 1632, was proved at London on the following 11 Sept. (P.C.C. 94, Awdley). In 1642 his brother George, a merchant of London, published ‘The Advice of Sir E. Harwood, written by King Charles his Command, upon occasion of the French King's preparation, and presented in his life time by his owne hand, to his Majestie: … also a Relation of his life and death’ [by Hugh Peters], &c., 4to, London (reprinted in ‘Harleian Miscellany,’ ed. Park, iv. 268).

[Authorities quoted; Visitation of London (Harl. Soc.); Gent. Mag. xc, i. 397–8.]

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