William Cartwright, M.A. Aedis Christi, Oxon., natus juxta Teuxbury in com. Glocestriae, September, 1611; baptizatus 26 Sept.
Glocestershire is famous for the birth of William Cartwright at a place called Northway near Tewksbury. Were he alive now he would be sixty-one.
He writt a treatise of metaphysique — quaere Dr. (Thomas) Barlowe, etc. de hoc: as also of his sermons, particularly the sermon that by the king's command he preached at his returne from Edge-hill fight.
'Tis not to be forgott that king Charles 1st dropt a teare at the newes of his death.
William Cartwright was buried at Northway aisle in Christ Church, Oxon. Pitty 'tis so famous a bard should lye without an inscription.
William Cartwright was borne at Northway neer Tewksbury, Gloucestershire — this I have from his brother, who lives not far from me, and from his sisters whom I called upon in Glocestershire at Leckhamton. His sister Howes was 57 yeares old the 10 March last: her brother William was 4 yeares older.
His father was a gentleman of £300 per annum. He kept his inne at Cirencester, but a year or thereabout, where he declined and lost by it too. He had by his wife £100 per annum, in Wiltshire, an impropriation, which his son has now (but having many children, lives not handsomely and haz lost his learning: he was by the second wife, whose estate this was). Old Mr. Cartwright lived sometime at Leckhampton, Gloc., wher his daughters now live.