This eccentric man was a native of Gloucestershire. When he relinquished the oar, he kept a public house in Phoenix-alley, Long Acre, where, after the execution of Charles the First, he set up the sign of the mourning crown. This however he was speedily obliged to remove, and he then exhibited his own portrait, garnished with the following couplet.
There's many a king's head hang'd up for a sign,
And many a saint's head too, then why not mine?