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About Mathematics

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William Leybourn (1626-1716) was an English "mathematican and land surveyor" who wrote extensively on elementary and practical mathematics. He wrote the kind of books that Sam might have been interested in, though Leybourn is never mentioned in the diary. He is mentioned by a number of annotators though. Many of his works are available as reprints.

Here are a few of his works that are available through Google Books:

Arithmetick, vulgar, decimal, instrumental, algebraical.
Pleasure with profit:: consisting of recreations of divers kinds
The Compleat Surveyor
An Introduction to Astronomy, Geography, Navigation and Other Mathematical Sciences

About Stillyard

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The Steelyard, Steleyard, or Stilliard, the hall of the Hanse merchants, stood in Upper Thames Street, where the Cannon Street station now stands. The superficial area of the place amounted to four acres. The principal entrance in Thames Street was formed by stone gateways.
---Wheatley, 1899.

About Anthony Deane

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DEANE, Sir ANTHONY (1638?-1721), shipbuilder; friend of Pepys; master shipwright at Harwich, 1664; mayor of Harwich, 1676 and 1682; commissioner of navy, 1675; knighted; built yachts for Louis XIV, 1675; M.P., New Shoreham, 1678, Harwich, 1679 and 1685; inventor of 'Punchinello' cannon; F.R.S.; 1681.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

About Anthony Deane

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Anthony Deane, eldest son of Anthony Deane, mariner of Harwich, Essex, was born about 1638, celebrated as a shipbuilder. He was appointed to Woolwich dockyard at the Restoration, and was subsequently master shipwright at Harwich in 1664, and at Portsmouth in 1668. In 1672 he was Commissioner of the Navy at Portsmouth, and in 1675 Comptroller of the Victualling, and was knighted about that time. He was M.P. for Shoreham in 1678, and for Harwich in 1679 and 1685 (with Pepys), and elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1681. He was committed to the Tower with Pepys in 1679, and discharged in the following year. He died in Charterhouse Square in 1721 (see Duckett's "Naval Commissioners," 1889, p.71).
---Wheatley, 1899.

About Ald. William Barker

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William Barker, who married Martha, daughter of William Turner, and widow of Daniel Williams. His son William was created a baronet in 1676.
---Wheatley, 1899.

About Upnor Castle

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Upnor Castle, Kent, was erected by Queen Elizabeth to defend the passage of the Medway. In 1677 the Dutch were prevented from going up the river by this fort.
---Wheatley, 1899.

About Wednesday 9 July 1662

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"However, I used him civilly, though I love him as I do the rest of his coat."

COAT ... 3. Vesture as demonstrative of the office.
---A Dictionary Of The English Language. Samuel Johnson, 1756.