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About Sculls/Oars

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On 22 July 1660 a "pair of oars" is mentioned, with annotations.
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/07/22/

About Gherkins

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GHERKINS, a Sort of foreign pickled Cucumbers
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.

About Thomas Hollier

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A SCALD HEAD, a scurfy or scabbed Head
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.

About Samuel Cromleholme

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Samuel Cromleholme (or Crumlum), born in Wiltshire in 1618; Surmaster of St. Paul's School, 1647; Head Master in 1657. He was a good scholar, and lost a valuable library when the school was burnt in the Great Fire. Died July 21st, 1672.
---Wheatley, 1896.

About Joshua Kirton

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Joseph Kirton was a bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, at the sign of "The King's Arms," ruined by the Fire of London. His death, in October, 1667, is recorded in Smith's "Obituary," printed for the Camden Society. He was buried in St. Faith's.
---Wheatley, 1896.

About Saturday 7 December 1661

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"concerning the business of striking sail, which I am now about"

Pepys seems not to have been aware at the time that Sir John Burroughs, Keeper of the Records, temp. Car. I., had written a Treatise on the Sovereignty of the British Seas, copies of which, both in Latin and English, are common, and one of which is in the Pepysian Library; neither had he discovered that William Ryley, the Herald, Deputy Keeper of the Records, whom he knew personally, had also written on the subject, and had made extracts from the Records. Ryley's collections appear to have belonged to James II., and were probably made for him at this time. The Duke of Newcastle afterwards possessed them, and they are now in the British Museum.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

About Saturday 7 December 1661

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"See May 4th, 1662, host."

This should read: See May 4th, 1662, post.

About Samuel Moyer

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Samuel Moyer, one of the Council of State, 1653
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

About Sunday 1 December 1661

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"a brave collar of brawn"

BRAWN, hard Flesh, sous'd Meat or Boar's Flesh.
BRAWNY, full of Brawn or Sinews, fleshy, lusty, strong.
---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.

About John Ireton

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IRETON, JOHN (1615-1689), lord mayor of London, 1658; brother of Henry Ireton.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.