31 Mar 2005, 8:32 p.m. - vicenzo

a prize ship? from a great site on: "...In 1660, {John Wilgress}he commanded the Dutch prize Bear. After the Restoration, the King commissioned him to continue commanding the Bear...." http://anglo-dutch-wars.blogspot.com/2005/02/english-captain-john-wilgress.html It was Sam, that gave him his Papers."...made a commission for Captain Wilgness, of the Bear,..." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/04/01/

7 Apr 2017, 8:30 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Bear 36-52 guns; prize 1652; given to Ordnance Office 1665 (L&M Index)


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


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