Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Sir Richard Beach, Kt 1675 (d. 1692). An officer in the royalist navy; held commissions in the 'ro's; Rear-Admiral and C.-in-C. Mediterranean 1670. Navy Commissioner at Chatham 1671-9. and at Portsmouth 1679-92. There were complaints about his treatment of his seamen in 1669, but he was much valued by Pepys and was a member of the Special Commission, 1686-9. In 1679 he helped to defend Pepys against the charge of introducing papists into the navy. (L&M Companion)
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