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 died unmarried at Louvain in 1695.
Published date: 1959
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