Rawdon, Marmaduke (1610 -1669)
Marmaduke Rawdon, who was baptised 17 March 1610, was the youngest son of Lawrence Rawdon, merchant and Alderman of York, and Margery, daughter of William Barton Esq., of Cawdon in Yorkshire. He was educated at the Grammar School of St. Peter’s York. On his father's death in 1626, he was adopted by his uncle Sir Marmaduke Rawdon, an eminent London merchant, and spent twenty years looking after his uncle's estates in the Canary Islands. In 1656 he returned to England and lived at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire where he occupied his time collecting manuscripts. He died 6 February 1669. The manuscript of his autobiography is in the British Library, but the present whereabouts of his other manuscripts is unknown.