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date: 23 October 2019

Andros, Sir Edmundlocked

(06 December 1637–19 February 1714)
  • Stephen Saunders Webb

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Andros, Sir Edmund (06 December 1637–19 February 1714), imperial administrator, was born in London, England, the son of Amias Andros, seigneur of Sausmarez, Guernsey, and master of the ceremonies to King Charles I, and Elizabeth Stone, the sister of Sir Robert Stone, cupbearer to Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia. Raised with royalty, Edmund Andros suffered with the Stuarts. He went into exile in October 1643 when his father took up a command in the besieged Castle Cornet, Guernsey. The last place in Europe to hold out for the Stuarts, the castle was not surrendered until 15 December 1651. The Andros family took refuge at the court of Elizabeth of Bohemia in The Hague. There, in April 1656, “Mun” Andros was commissioned in the cuirassier troop of his uncle Sir Robert Stone and fought in Denmark from 1655 to 1658. Andros was then named gentleman-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth and also served her nephews, the exiled Charles II of England and the prince of Orange, later William III....

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