On This Day in Trinity House History – 4 June

1634

Trinity House appoints Consul at Sicily

Trinity House Court Minute:

“Trinity House appoints Henry Dyke to be Consul at Trappony*, in Sicily.”

One of the more obscure duties of the Elder Brethren was the appointment of consuls at foreign ports. Although it is a little-documented duty, there is evidence of Trinity House appointing consuls to such far-flung locations as Leghorn, Genoa, Trapani and Livorno.

*Trapani

 

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