Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
I assume this ship is named after the Battle of Cheriton, which took place in March 1644
" . . .over 2,000 men perished in the fighting before the battle was decided in favour of the Parliamentarians"
web site, civil war interest http://www.cityofwinchester.co.uk/touring/touri... The Royalists and the Parliamentarians fought on Cheriton Down in 1644.
The Cheriton was renamed the Speedwell in the mass renaming described at http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/05/23/Under either identity it was a fifth-rate of twenty guns built at Deptford in 1655 by Mr. Callis.per Wheatley
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