Three weeks after the battle he, still provost of St Giles, was admitted a burgess of Edinburgh, his father, the "Great Earl," being then civil provost of the capital.
ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER SHAFTESBURY, 1ST EARL OF (1621-1683), son of Sir John Cooper of Rockbourne in Hampshire, and of Anne, the only child of Sir Anthony Ashley, Bart., and was born at Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, on the 22nd of July 1621.
Ernest Giles made several attempts to cross the Central Australian Desert, but it was not until his third attempt that he was successful.
Working westerly along the line of the 30th parallel, Giles reached Perth in about five months.
The reputation of the district immediately to the south, embraced in the parish of St Giles in the Fields, was far different.