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First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
(d. c. 1683). Republican merchant; a member (from 1647) and chairman (from 1650) of the Committee for Compounding, and a member of the High Court of Justice set up in 1650. along with Ireton and other republicans he was imprisoned after Venner's rising in 1661. His brother Laurence secured his release in 1667. Laurence himself narrowly escaped arrest in 1661, arms having been discovered in his house, by virtue of having taken the oaths as a member of Trinity House.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Samuel Moyer, one of the Council of State, 1653
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

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

Capt. Samuel Moyer was a Younger Brother of the Trinity House Corporation, and was related to nearly all of those merchant mariners of Leigh who were connected with the Trinity House.

Although Samuel Moyer and his family had long been engaged in the Levant trade, with the opening up of commerce with the Americas he adventured into the trade, frequently in partnership with Capt. Maurice Thomson, but eventually both were to become more prominent in the East India trade.

Capt. Samuel Moyer was an ardent supporter of Cromwell’s regime and held various offices in its administration. Like most of the Leigh mariners he was a staunch Puritan, and he and his brother, Capt. Lawrence Moyer (who became one of the Elder Brethren of the House at the Restoration) were subsequently committed to the Tower of London and kept under restraint for several years on suspicion of plotting against the monarchy.

Capt. Nicholas Hurlestone, Samuel Moyer's brother-in-law and a Warden of Trinity House both before 1649 and after the Restoration was captain of the Jewel, one of the ships in Governor Winthrop’s fleet in 1630.

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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