Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"my Lord Chamberlain’s secretary"showed our Sam a good time and the Cellars too:
Co(o)ling, [Richard](d. 1697). Publice servant and friend. His unashamed delight in bribes is reported at viii.369. He came of a family that produced several public servants, among them William Coling who was Thomas Turner's assistnat in the Navy Office just before the Restoration. He himself was secretary to the Lord Chamberlain from 1660 until his death, combining it with other offices such as Commissioner for licensing hackney coaches (app. 1670), Clerk of the Robes in the Great Wardrobe (app. 1670, and Clerk-in-extraordinary to the Privy Council (app. 1879).
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