Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
L&M Companion: "A captain under the Commonwealth; commissioned to the Newcastle in 1660." (Died before 1688)On 30 April 1660, sent by Montagu as part of a squadron of four to convoy merchant ships to the Mediterranean.
CURTIS, Edmund,—commanding the Newcastle in 1660, is unknown in any other respect, except that in the duke of York's Memoirs, there is an order from him to the principal officers of the navy board, "To permit captain Curtis to take away the brass bases and pieces of cable to his own use, which were by him taken out of a galley sunk on the coast of Spain, for his service in destroying the said galley; as also that they should give direction for the payment of the wages due to captain Curtis, notwithstanding any stop put on the same."---Biographia navalis. J. Charnock, 1793.
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