Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"(d. 1658) Secretary to the Earl of Northumberland as admiral of the fleet 1626 and as acting Lord High Admiral 1638-42; appointed secretary to the Admiralty by parliament, 1642; Navy Commissioner 1646, reappointed 1649. His widow (supported by her kinsman Speaker Grimston) appealed to the government for payment of debts due to her late husband." L&M Companion, 399.
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