"Edward Dering was granted, August, 1660, "the office of King's merchant in the East, for buying and providing necessaries for apparelling the Navy" ("Calendar," Domestic, 1660-61, p. 212)." Note to 12 Dec 1663 by Henry B. Wheatley. When that office became disused, Dering continued to trade in navy stores from the Baltic.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.