Richard Swinglehurst - Company Secretary
Richard was born in 1598 and was from the same branch of the family who we think had connections to the Guy Fawkes family. He was educated at Queen's College Cambridge and received a BA Hon. He was Secretary of the East India Company from 1641 to 1654 when he died in service at the age of 56.
Below are a number of extracts from the books of the East India Company during the time of his service. You can see more personal information about Richard's work for the East India Company by backing up to the page entitled 'extracts from the books of the East india company'