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Pedro  •  Link

Christopher Pett.

Brother of Peter Pett. The ship-building brothers competed on behalf of the royal brothers. The King on a visit to Deptford pronounced his work (for his brother) as “very pretty”.

By 1663 yacht-building was spreading downwards to the aristocracy, so much so that C. Pett demanded extra gratuity for building pleasure boats, because of all the people he had to entertain. Early owners included Sir W Batten, whose wife was ungratefully sick.

(Summary from King Charles II...Fraser)

Bill  •  Link

Christopher Pett was the eleventh child of Phineas Pett, "Master Shipwright to James I.," and was born May I4th, 1620.
---Wheatley, 1896.

Ricadus  •  Link

The Pett family owned a large area of land in what is now suburban Southeast London called Petts Wood. The woodland, which still exists, was leased for the production of timber.

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