Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
(where Dr. Walter Walker was an advocate) from"...L&M note that Doctors’ Commons (near St. Paul’s) housed the society of lawyers practising civil (Roman) law in the court of Admiralty...... and in the ecclesiastical courtsthis day [aug 23rd]..""...[SP] to give him[Dr. W.W.] my Lord’s papers to view over concerning his being empowered to be Vice-Admiral under the Duke of York..."
Walker and naval law:"....Dr. Walter Walker, the state's advocate at civil law, asserted the Admiral's droit of deodand against a Dutch ship in 1658. The St. Jacob, he alleged, had been found by a jury to have run over a small boat in the Thames, drowning one of its passengers, and the ship, said Walker, for having caused a death, was by right forfeit to the Admiral...".29 "...The Admiralty Court was responsible for enforcing rules designed to en-courage prudent navigation ..."found under II.Rules, Pleas, and Ambiguity http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/...
One of the Judges of the Admiralty.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
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