A merchant, and brother of Samuel Moyer, also a merchant.

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Capt. Laurence Moyer of Leigh, was the son of James Moyer, a former Elder Brother of Trinity House who died in 1638.

This annotation was originally about his brother, Capt. Samuel Moyer, who was a Younger Brother of the Trinity House Corporation, and they were related to nearly all of those merchant mariners of Leigh who were connected with the Trinity House. The Moyer family had long been engaged in the Levant trade.

Capt. Lawrence Moyer was commander of the Hercules, in Adm. Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick’s fleet in 1643.

Both Moyer brothers were ardent supporters of Cromwell’s regime and held various offices in its administration. Like most of the Leigh mariners they were staunch Puritans, and he and his brother were subsequently committed to the Tower of London and kept under restraint for several years on suspicion of plotting against the monarchy.

This 1952 paper was presented by Captain William Robert Chaplin, of the Trinity House, London, and has information about the growth of shipbuilding under James I and Charles I, the Civil War years, shipbuilding in Boston and Wapping, the history of the Seething Lane offices, and the characters "Major" Nehemiah Bourne was related to by marriage ... the entire Trinity House Brotherhood were his Puritan in-laws and cousins from Wapping during the Cromwell years.

And yes, Pepys and the Diary get some mentions.…

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