Weld, John, Sir -1623)
Sir John Weld, of Arnold's Court, Edmonston, in Middlesex was the only son of Humphrey Weld, grocer of London, and of Holdwell in Hertfordshire, and Anne, daughter of Nicholas Wheler. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a Fellow Commoner at Easter 1598. Knighted 5 July 1607, he succeeded his father in 1610. He bought the manor of Barnet in 1619, and married Frances, daughter of William Whitmore, merchant of London. They had four sons and four daughters. The eldest son, Thomas, died young, and Sir John was succeeded by his second son, Humphrey Weld of Holdwell, Governor of Portland Castle, who bought Lulworth Castle in Dorset from the Howard family in 1641. Though the book was published during the lifetime of his father, the label shows the stamp to be that of an eldest son. Humphrey had been a fourth son.