On This Day in Trinity House History – 4 September

1662

Samuel Pepys has an interesting dinner at Trinity House

Samuel Pepys’ diary:

Sir William Compton, by Henry Paert the Elder, after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely, (circa 1655).

Sir William Compton, by Henry Paert the Elder, after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely, (circa 1655).

“At noon to the Trinity House where we treated, very dearly I believe, the officers of the Ordnance; where was Sir W Compton and the Lieutenant of the Tower. We had much good musique. Sir W Compton I heard talk with much great pleasure of the difference between the fleet now and in Queen Elizabeth’s day; where in ’88, she had but 36 sail great and small, in the world; and ten rounds of powder was their allowance at that time against the Spaniard.”

 

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