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Norwood, Henrylocked

(1614–1689)
  • Stephen Saunders Webb

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Norwood, Henry (1614–1689), royalist soldier, treasurer and auditor of Virginia, and lieutenant governor of Tangier, was born at or near Leckhampton, Gloucester, England, to a family with a “near affinity in blood” to the Berkeleys. His parents’ names are unknown. Norwood entered the Inns of Court in 1637, but his legal studies were broken by the civil war. He followed his family into the royalist ranks, rose from volunteer to major, and was distinguished at the storm of Bristol, where he killed the parliamentary commander in single combat. In 1648, after the city was retaken by the parliamentarians, Norwood fled into Holland....

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