Derek • Link
The Council of State was the executive arm of government during the Commonwealth, consisting of councillors elected by and answerable to Parliament. For more information see:
David Quidnunc • Link
Some Council employees Pepys knew
Samuel Hartlib, Jr.
underclerk to the Council of State and later to the Privy Council, he had moved by 1666 to a post at the Hearth Office
Thomas Lea (
Cumgranissalis • Link
Leads to comings and firings of the board. an example;
Mr. Annesley, Lord President of the Council of State, reports from the Council of State, a Particular of the Sums of Money charged by Order and Warrants from the Council of State, upon the several Treasuries therein named, from the Twenty-fifth of February 1659, to the Fifteenth of May 1660."
Followed by monies paid out : example monies advanced to General [ADM] Mountague, Sam Hartlib, etc..
From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 16 May 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 27-33. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 03 September 2005.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.