24 Aug 2003, 8:52 p.m. - vincent

(where Dr. Walter Walker was an advocate) from "...L&M note that Doctors’ Commons (near St. Paul’s) housed the society of lawyers practising civil (Roman) law in the court of Admiralty...... and in the ecclesiastical courts this day [aug 23rd].." "...[SP] to give him[Dr. W.W.] my Lord’s papers to view over concerning his being empowered to be Vice-Admiral under the Duke of York..."

24 Aug 2003, 9:27 p.m. - vincent

Walker and naval law:"....Dr. Walter Walker, the state's advocate at civil law, asserted the Admiral's droit of deodand against a Dutch ship in 1658. The St. Jacob, he alleged, had been found by a jury to have run over a small boat in the Thames, drowning one of its passengers, and the ship, said Walker, for having caused a death, was by right forfeit to the Admiral...".29 "...The Admiralty Court was responsible for enforcing rules designed to en-courage prudent navigation ..." found under II.Rules, Pleas, and Ambiguity http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/21.1/steckley.html

10 Jul 2013, 5:26 p.m. - Bill

One of the Judges of the Admiralty. ---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.


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