Director of the East India Company, died in 1640. In 1618 he took an active part in the conclusion of the Treaty with the Dutch, concerning trade in the Moluccan Islands. In 1628 he was contractor of customs, and the following year member of the Council for the establishment in Virginia. It was the first Knight of the reign of Carlos I. In 1625 was appointed him representative of the city of London and Lord corregidor in 1638.