Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
On the 26th May 1665 Sandwich reports…
“The same court-martial (as tried Nixon) enquired into the behaviour of Captain Stanesby of the Eagle, and in conclusion cleared him of any blame in that transaction of Nixon’s, and approved his carriage as a man of sound reputation and under that character represented him to his RH’s favour to be employed in his Majesty’s service.”
(Journal of Montagu edited b y Anderson)
STAINSBY, John,—was made commander of the Eagle in 1664. From this time, to the year 1672, his name does not again occur. He was then made commander of the Happy Return, which is all we have been able to learn of this gentleman.---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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