William Brouncker

William Brouncker, Lord Viscount of Castle Lyons in Ireland : he lived in Oxford when 'twas a garrison for the King. but he was of no university, he told me. He addicted himself only to the study of the mathematics, and was a very great artist in that learning. His mother was an extraordinary great gamester, and played all games, gold play [for stakes in gold] ; she kept the box [bank ?] herself.