Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685

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Birth 1630-05-29
Death 1685-02-06

Biographical notes:

The New River is in fact a canal which has brought water to London from outlying areas since the early 17th century.

From the description of Letter to the Governor of the New River Company, 1667 Sept. 19. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 70187741

Bount is remembered in particular for his travels in Turkey, published as A VOYAGE INTO THE LEVANT (London, 1636). He was recognised by Charles I, being made a gentleman pensioner to the king and knighted 21 March 1639. During the Civil War he was a committed royalist, attending the king at York and fighting in the battle of Edgehill. However, at the start of the interregnum he switched sides, serving on the Hales commission for the reformation of the criminal code and on the trade and navigation committee. At the Restoration he supported Charles II.

From the description of A pardon unto Sir Henry Blunt Kn[igh]t. Westminster, 15 November 1660 : original document. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864947

Samuel Pepys held several important posts in the navy office.

From the description of MsDS : ordering provisioning of naval vessels at Portsmouth under command of Captain Rooth, 1673 Jan. 31. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38003913


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