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  THE STORY OF SHOREHAM             SIR ROBERT FAGGE            
                                       
"which, from its shortness and bigness, they do call Punchinello." He received a commission 20th April, 1637, as Captain of a company which he was to raise, train, and exercise from amongst the workmen at Harwich yard for defence of the port in case of foreign invasion, so Pepys speaks of him in his diary as " Captain Deane." By his industry he rose to be Surveyor-General of the Royal Shipyards and a Commissioner of the Navy 1675, and was knighted on board ship about the same time.   of the New Board appointed by the Duke of York (afterwards James II.) to help in improving the condition of the Navy which was then in a very reduced state. After the Revolution he sought retirement in Worcestershire and corresponded with Pepys.   He died at his house in Charterhouse Square, London, at an advanced age (Holman, in MS. History of Essex, says he was over 90) in 1721, and was buried in the Church of the Crutched Friars. He was twice married, his second wife being Christian, daughter of Robert Hawkins of Lyons, in Bocking, widow of Sir John Dawes, Knt., of Putney, whom he married at St. Martin Outwich, London, July, 1678
On the death of Edward Blaker (of Buckingham House, Old Shoreham) in 1678, the Duke of Monmouth wrote to Capt. Goring in the following terms-" understanding that a considerable part of the Corporation of Shoreham, on a vacancy of one of their burgesses in Parliament, had invited Sir Anthony Deane to succeed him and knowing him to be a person very well qualified I was early persuaded to recommend him and to desire you would not let him want your assistance." This assistance was apparently given and Sir Anthony was returned for New Shoreham 24th October, 1678  
                             
  31 Charles If.   167S-9 Robert Fagge, Esq.   John Cheale, Senn, Gent.  
  31   11   1679   John Hales, Esq.   „        
  33   11   1630-1 Robert Fagge, Esq.   John Hales, Esq.    
  Sir Robert Fagge, 2nd Bart., of Wiston (son of Sir John Fagge, 1st Bart., who received his title on the return of Charles II.). Born about 1649. Married 21st September, 1671, at Wiston (with the consent of Mary Beard, her aunt), Elizabeth-then sixteen years of age--orphan daughter of Benjamin Culpeper of Lindfield, Sussex. Also sat for Steyning, 1690-5 and 1701-2. Succeeded to the baronetcy 18th January, 1700-1. Died, 26th August, 1715, and was buried at Albourne, Sussex. His will proved September, 1715. Succeeded by his second but only surviving son and heir, who was baptised 9th August, 1763, Robert. It is to Sir Robert Fagge that James Brarnstone, who was Rector of Harting, Sussex, alludes when he writes in his " Art of Politics " in connection with the Parliamentary Representation of Steyning and Bramber, that worthy electors will
He represented the town but a short time. In the next Parliament, 31 Charles II., 1678-9, he sat for Harwich, and for the same place, 1 James II., 1685. He was Mayor of Harwich in 1676 and 1682. In 1679 he built yachts for Louis XIV.  
           
Sir Anthony Deane did not escape persecution and a joint charge of betraying the secrets of the British Navy was made against himself and Pepys in 1675. They were accused on tho depositions of Col. John Scott, of sending particulars to the French Government and also of a design to dethrone the King, and extirpate the Protestant Religion. Both were committed to the Tower under the Speaker's warrant, May 22nd, and were brought to the Bar of the King's Bench, June 2nd following and refused bail, but were afterwards allowed to find bail for £30,000. At length, after several months' delay, it was found that Col. Scott refused to acknowledge the truth of the original depositions, and the prisoners were relieved from their bail, February 12th, 1679-80.   James, a butler, at one time in Pepys' service, confessed on his death-bed, 1680, that he had trumped up a story relating to a change of Religion which his former master was supposed to have made and that he had done this at the instigation of Mr. Harbord, M.P. for Launceston, an enemy of Pepys.  
      " Leave you of mighty interest to brag          
        And poll two voices like Sir Robert Fagge."      
                             
    1 James 11.   1635 Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Richard Haddock
            K.B.   Knt.          
                             
  Sir Richard Haddock greatly distinguished himself in the Dutch Wars in the reign of Charles II. In the Battle of Solebay, 28th May, 1672, he was in command of the " Royal James," which was closely engaged and grappled by two of the enemy's ships. According to Haddock's own account, " about 12 o'clock, I was shot in the foot with a small shot, I supposed out of Van Ghent's maintop, which pressed me after a small time to go down to be dressed." Then describing how they got loose from the ships
Sir Anthony Deane resigned his post as Commissioner of the Navy in 1680, but in the following year he again formed one  
                                       
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