Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Per L&M Companion:
(d. 1684) An Edinburgh graduate 'brought into the Navy,' Pepys later wrote, 'for want of other ways of gratification,' but in fact a man of some achievement. He was successively Deputy-Treasurer of the fleet 1665, Judge Advocate-General 1672-80, and Secretary to the Admiralty 1680-4. He went to Paris as secretary to the embassy in 1675 and 1679 (in the latter year helping Pepys to gather evidence against Col. Scott.) He was about to go to Lisbon as envoy-extraordinary when he died. He is said to have suggested to Burnet the writing of his history. The diary points to some connection with Cartaret.
[In 1676 he married Margaret, Baroness Napier (d. 1706)]http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuSCRIPTs/search...
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