Excerpt from Iter Bellicosum: Adam Wheeler, His Account of 1685
This M8,, called on the outside Adam Wheeler, His Account of was found in Corhampton House, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, by Mr. A. R. Malden of Salisbury, m.a., Trinity Hall, Cambridge. It has been put into the h... ands of the Society by the kindness of the owner, Mrs. Campbell-wyndham-long. The history of the writer has not been recovered. Adam Wheeler occurs in the rate-book of St. Edmund's parish, Salisbury, in 1661, but is more likely to be this Adam's father than himself. He was a man of some education, who not only could write and spell but could quote Virgil, Sic vos non vobz's, and could compose two very indifferent Latin elegiac couplets. Very possibly when not drummer to the Wilts Militia he was a Schoolmaster. He seems to have been rather specially attached to Colonel Wyndham, for whom no doubt he wrote the account. This was John Wyndham, of Norrington, mp. For Salisbury in 1681 and 1685, father to Thomas, created Lord Wyndham, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. His direct male line is extinct, but he was a relative of the owner of the ms.
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