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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Robert Withers was a shipbuilder, of Bolton-le-Sands, Lancs. (L&M)

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

Probably - since Pepys met him in Batten's company - the shipwright Robert Withers, who in 1665 was recommended by Jonas Shish
( http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo… ) to conduct a survey of a new ship. Possibly the man of the same name who was a shipbuilder in Boulton-le-Sands, Lancs.

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