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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Pepys knew lots of people he doesn't mention in the Diary. One was a Capt. Richard Haddock of Leigh-on-Sea, a remarkable individual because of his astonishing longevity. Given his first captain's commission was during the Protectorate of Richard Cromwell, he was still in harness as Controller of the Navy when George I came to the throne.

Sir Richard Haddock was joint admiral of the fleet in 1690-1, the last time that the Royal Navy employed the 'generals at sea' concept from the time of the Commonwealth.

Should you visit Leigh-on-Sea, you'll find many seafaring Haddocks in the parish church.

For more, see http://jddavies.com/2015/12/17/dead-haddock-socie…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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