1862 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Puttenham

John Payne Collier, in Poetical Works of Spenser (1862; 1875) 1:clxvi n.



There was both a George and a Richard Puttenham in the latter part of the reign of Elizabeth. George was a suitor respecting his property in the year 1584, when the Council made an order in his favour. Richard Puttenham, in 28 Eliz., was sued for 50 in the Court of Requests, and pleaded that the extravagance of his wife had brought him to poverty. A Richard Puttenham, "yeoman of her Majesty's Guard," was buried at St. Clement Danes on the 2nd July 1601. The name, with the ordinary license in this respect, was frequently written Putnam.