Richard, the grandfather of our hero, was ennobled by James the First. He married a lovely girl of the ancient family of the Goodalls, in the county of Surrey, and at seven years’ distance had two sons, Richard and Henry; but, dying early in the reign of Charles the First, he bequeathed £12,000 to his youngest, and near £20,000 annual income to his eldest son—not in any personal preference to his brother, but as one who was to support the name and honours of the family. He appointed his brother-in-law executor and guardian, who, educating the children agreeable to their different fortunes and prospects in life, in about seven years after the death of their father, sent Richard with a tutor to take the tour of Europe, and bound Henry apprentice to a considerable London merchant.