1893 text

Thomas Turner (or Tourner) was General Clerk at the Navy Office, and on June 30th [1660 P.G.] he offered Pepys 150_l. to be made joint Clerk of the Acts with him. In a list of the Admiralty officers just before the King came in, preserved in the British Museum, there occur, Richard Hutchinson; Treasury of the Navy, salary 1500_l.; Thomas Tourner, General Clerk, for himself and clerk, 100_l._.

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vincent   Link to this

Mr Turner is not only works at Commissioners of the Navy is also a neighbour [ Mr. Turner

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Per L&M Companion:-

(d. 1681). Purser 1642; Clerk-General of the Navy Office c. 1646-60; Purveyor of Petty Provisions 1660-8; clerk to the Comptroller 1661-8; Storekeeper at Deptford 1668-?80. Evelyn thought more highly than Pepys of him and in 1680 appealed to Pepys on behalf of 'our disconsolate neighbor', threatened with the loss of his place. In his will he is described as of Tower St.; London, gentleman. His wife Elizabeth (daughter and heiress of Sir John Holmden) was left L 100 in the will of Sir. J. Mennes. She died in 1685. Their son Moses was an administrator of his father's will.

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