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      THE STORY OF SHOREHAM         EDWARD BLAKER    
                                   
early in March, and retained his governorship till 1645, when he was succeeded by Col. Algernon Sidney. Stapley was one of the judges of Charles I. and was present in Westminster Hall, 27th January, 1648-9, when sentence was pronounced and signed the death warrant 29th January. He was elected a member of the first Council of State of the Commonwealth, 17th February 1648-9, (when he signed the engagement) and re-elected 17th February, 1649-50, 25th November, 1651, 30th November, 1652, and 9th July, 1653.   One of Cromwell's immediate Council of thirteen, 29th April to 14th July, 1653, and of the Supreme Assembly called 6th June, 1653. He had joined the Admiralty Committee of the Committee of both Kingdoms 6th June, 1649, was nominated Vice-Admiral for the County of Sussex, 22nd February, 1650, and took the oath of secrecy the following day.   He died early in 1655, and was buried at Patcham. At the Restoration he was one of the Regicides notified as dead and excepted from the Act of pardon and oblivion, 6th June, 1660. Stapley married Ann, daughter of George Goring, of Danny, and sister of George, Lord Goring. She was buried at Patcham 11th November, 1637, and left three sons and two daughters. Stapley married a second wife-Dame Anne Clark-who pre-deceased him, May 15th, 1654.   Richard Cromwell 1658.9 Edward Blaker, Esq. John Whalley, Esq. 12 Charles II.   1660   Herbert Springate, Esq.  
  13   1661   Sir Herbert Springate, Bart.
               
                                   
                      Edward Blaker, Esq., of Buckingham in Old Shoreham, son of Edward Blaker, of Portslade, by his second wife Susan rna, daughter of Tuppen Scrase, of Blatchington. Baptised 10th January, 1629-30, admitted Student of the Inner Temple November, 1647, then described as " son and heir of Edward Blaker " and as " of Portslade." Sheriff of Sussex, 1657. M.P. for New Shoreham 1658, till his death 13th September, 1678. Buried at Old Shoreham (see notes on Buckingham House).
                                   
                      Sir Herbert Springett (or Springate) of Broyle Place, Ringmer, Sussex, created a Baronet 8th January, 1660, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Springett, Knt., by May, daughter of John Bellingham, of Erringham, Esq., Married Barbara, eldest daughter of Sir William Campion, Knt., by Elizabeth his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir William Stone, Knt., of London, and by her (who died 1696, aged 85) had issue-May, married Sir John Stapley, Bart., of Patcham, and died in 1708, having had issue. Elizabeth married John Whalley, Esq., of Ringmer. Charity died unmarried. Sir Herbert died 5th January, 1661-2, aged 49, and the baronetcy became extinct. His decease occasioned a New Election at Shoreham.   (Burke's Extinct Baronetcies. S.A.C. viii.-45).
  1 Charles I.   1625-6 John Alford, Esq.   William Marlott, Gent.  
  3   1627-8 Robert Morley, Esq.      
16   1640   John Alford, Esq.        
16   1640   „          
                     
John Alford, Esq., J.P., Sussex. Eldest son of John Alford, Esq., of Offington, by his wife, Judith, daughter of Sir Edward Downing, Knt. Sat for New Shoreham as above and for Arundel 3 Charles L, 1627-8. He married (18 Jac. I.) Frances, younger daughter of Sir Thomas Bishopp, 1st Baronet, of Parham, Sussex, M.P., and by her had two daughters. He died 5th January, 1648-9, and was buried at Broadwater. (Foster's Members of Parliament).  
               
  20 Jan.   1661-2.   William Quartermain, Esq., M.D., vice Sir Herbert Springett, deceased.
               
    William Quartermain. Son of Walter Quartermain, of Stubbington, Bucks., gent. Brasenose College, Oxon. Matriculated 10th October, 1634, aged 16. B.A. from Magdalene Hall 4th June 1635, M.A. 9th April, 1638, Doe. Med. Pembroke Coll. 23rd June, 1657. A Physician in the Navy. Physician in Ordinary- to Charles II. F.C.P. 1661, F.R.S. At the Royal Coll. of Physicians he came before the Censor's Board for examination 4th December, 1657, and 8th January, 1657-8 and was approved on both occasions.   He did not appear on the third examination and was never admitted a member of the College. This was probably due to his being engaged in his professional capacity with the Fleet.
               
    William Marlott (or Meriott) of Shoreham. Baptised 30th May, 1574. On a call of the House, 5th February 1644, William Marlott was absent, as being on service of the Parliament. He took the Covenant 27th March, 1644. Buried at Shoreham, 8th February, 1646. Administration of his estate granted to Mary Marlott, relict July 15th, 1646 (S.A.C. v.-102, xli.-107-113). Herbert Springate, Esq. (probably elected vice William Marlott, deceased)                
                                   
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