Lamotte, John

, the son of Francis Lamotte, a native of Ypres, in Flanders, fled thence into England from the persecution of the duke of Alva, and settled at Colchester, where he had a principal hand in establishing the | manufacture of “sayes and bayes.” He afterwards became a wealthy merchant of London, and was chosen alderman of the city. None of his contemporaries maintained a fairer character, or had a more extensive credit. His piety was exemplary; and his charities, in his life-time, almost without example, extending to the distressed protestants in foreign parts, as well as to multitudes of miserable objects in "the three kingdoms. He died much lamented, July 13, 1655. He was grandfather to the facetious Dr. William King. 1


Belief’s Life of Lamotte, 4to. 1656. Clark’s Live; of emm’ment persons, 1683, fol.