19 Dec 2006, 1:15 a.m. - Bradford

The Companion says, of this intriguingly named fellow, only: "Primate, [Josiah]. Projector and leatherseller, of Fleet St."---a "projector" being an old term for a "promoter"; perhaps "entrepreneurial speculator" might be the mod equivalent. (Defoe's famous "An Essay upon Projects" was published in 1697.)

References

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

1663