Samuel Pepys attends Trinity Monday with his Master
Samuel Pepys’ diary:
“So I back to the Wardrobe; and there found my Lord going to Trinity House, this being the solemn day of choosing Master, and my Lord is chosen.”
On this date, Edward, first Earl of Sandwich KG was elected Master by the Court of Trinity House, and Captain Sir William Ryder was elected his Deputy.
Pepys started his career as a minor member of the Montagu household and owed his appointments first to the Wardrobe and then as Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board to Montagu’s influence.
HRH Prince Charles Sworn in as Elder Brother
At a Special Court held immediately prior to the Annual Court His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, was elected an Honorary Elder Brethren of Trinity House.
The Honorary Elder Brethren attending the Court were the Master HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, The Duke of Norfolk, The Viscount Runciman of Doxford, The Right Hon. Harold Wilson, The Right Hon. Edward Heath, together with the Active and Retired Elder Brethren and Younger Brethren.