- Goodwin Wharton
Goodwin Wharton (
8 March 1653– 28 October 1704) was a Whig politician, a younger son of Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Whartonand Jane Goodwin.
An avid mystic, alchemist and treasure hunter, he sent two expeditions to
Tobermoryto try to raise a galleonfrom the Spanish Armadawrecked there. Some of his treasure-hunting was done on the advice of his lover, the medium Mary Parish, who claimed to have placed him in contact with faeries and eventually God and his angels.
Out of favor under James II for his pronounced Whiggery, he rose to greater eminence after the
Glorious Revolution, and was commissioned a lieutenant colonelof cavalry.
He was one of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty from 1697 until 1699.
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