Meyricke of Chudleigh N/A

Possibly the stamp of the Rev. Edmund Meyricke of the Parish of Chudleigh in Devon [source unknown]

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Sir John Meyrick (also spelled Merrick; c.1559 – 1638/9) was an English merchant in Russia; he became the English ambassador to Russia during the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov. Meyrick was the second son of William Meyrick or Merick, at one time of Gloucester, but afterwards of London. His youth was spent at the factory of English merchants in Moscow. In 1584 he became the agent of the Muscovy Company at Yaroslavl, and in May 1592 he had a similar position in Moscow. Through 1596 and 1597 he forwarded from Russia much political intelligence to Queen Elizabeth, and on 14 March 1598 he reported the death of Tsar Feodor I. When the new tsar Boris Godunov was crowned, Meyrick was instructed to strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries.

Sir John Meyrick (1584–1659), the fifth son of Sir Francis Meyrick, was born in 1584. His grandfather was bishop Roland Meyrick and his uncle was Sir Gelly Meyrick. He joined the 3rd Earl of Essex's expedition to Flanders in 1620. In 1624, he fought as a soldier in the Low Countries, and in Spain in 1625. He was knighted in 1625 and elected to the Short Parliament as member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, on 25th March 1640. On 13th October the same year he was re-elected to the Long Parliament. He was appointed Sergeant-Major-General in the Parliamentary Army commanded by the Earl of Essex in the Civil War of 1642-1646. He commanded his own infantry regiment, Sir John Meyrick's Foote, and fought at Edgehill. He was later appointed general of the Ordnance at the battles of Gloucester and Newbury. He married Alice Fitton of Gawswoth Cheshire by whom he had a son named Essex and two daughters. His second wife, Jane, widow of Peter Wyche bore him no children. He died in 1659 and is commemorated in a portrait in Bush church dressed in black armour. He is also included on a stone monument to his father in Priory church Monkton.

Seat / Residence(s): Chudleigh, Devon
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Meyricke of Chudleigh (Stamp 1)
Arms: Three pallets overall on a fess three mullets
Crest: A water spaniel passant
Helmet: Esquire
Dimensions (height x width): 70mm x 54mm
Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3), Heraldic Charges: pallets (3), Heraldic Charges: spaniel