Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Per L&M Companion:
Naval officer; he held captain's commissions from 1652 until his death in action in 1666.
MOOTHAM, Peter,—was made commander of the Foresight, by the duke of York, in the year 1660. He was not appointed to any other ship till the year 1665, when he was made captain of the Princess. He continued so till the following year, when he unfortunately fell in that action which terminated so fatally to the lives, though not to the glory, of such a number of his contemporaries, on the 4th of June, 1666.---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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