On This Day in Trinity House History – 06 May

1622

Trinity House makes contribution in fight against overseas piracy

Trinity House Court Minute:

“Council Order that Trinity House shall pay £2,000 per annum for the undertaking against the pirates [of Algiers].”

See our post from 20 March 2014 describing Trinity House’s long-running struggle against piracy overseas.

 


1663

Samuel Pepys Dines at Trinity House

Samuel Pepys’ diary:

“To the Trinity House, and there dined, where, among other discourse worth hearing among the old seamen, they tell us that they have catched often in Greenland whales with the iron grapnells that had been struck into their bodies covered over with fat; that they have had eleven hogsheads of oyle out of the tongue of a whale.”

Samuel Pepys, Master of Trinity House

Samuel Pepys, Master of Trinity House

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