Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
(Up to Feb 1663 in Diary)
(d. 1670). He was one of the foremost shipbuilders of his day. He built the London in1657 and her successor the Loyal London1666. Like many shipbuilders he was unversed in theory of naval architecture. He served as Master-Shipwright at Chatham under the Commonwealth until he was replaced in 1660 at the instigation of the Duchess of Albemarle by Phineas Pett. He then resumed business as a private shipbuilder and timber merchant with a yard at Wapping.
Peculiar: Warrington thinks this Taylor is Silas Tailor: "described by A. Wood as alias Domville; he was a native of Shropshire and educated at Oxford, and became a captain in the Parliament forces. Subsequently to the Restoration he was appointed Commissary of Ammunition at Dunkirk and in 1665 made Keeper of the King's Stores at Harwich. He died 4th November 1678.
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