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DINELY (or DINGLEY ), THOMAS (d. 1695 ), traveller ,

son and heir of Thomas Dingley of the Southampton neighbourhood; he was educated at a school kept by the poet Shirley , and joined Gray's Inn in 1670 . As a companion to ambassadors and other magnates , he travelled in the Low Countries , France , and Ireland , and in each case wrote a detailed account of his journey , illustrated by drawings of his own. We need here specify only the Account of the Official Progress of … the Duke of Beaufort through Wales in 1684 Dinely accompanied the 1st duke (on whom see under Somerset ) on his official tour of Wales as lord president of the Marches . The manuscript of this Account, interesting both in itself and because of its many illustrations, was reproduced in facsimile in 1885 , with an introduction by R. W. Banks on which the present note is based. Dinely d. unmarried at Louvain in 1695 .


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959