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A Navy man
One of the leading commanders in the Commonwealth navy, he continues on as a captain in the 1660s, holding four commands even though Edward Mountagu, Pepys's patron, told Pepys he didn't like him (11 April 1660).
Mountagu gave Pepys's brother-in-law, Balthasar St. Michel, a post with Stoakes on 6 April 1660.
-- Latham and Matthews edition of the diary, Volumes 1 (1660), 10 (companion), 11 (index)