On This Day in Trinity House History – 26 December

1660

Charles II addresses the Corporation

Trinity House Court Minute:

“Trusty and well beloved we Greet you well, Whereas wee have been gratiously pleased to renue and confirme your Charter with Severall additional powers and priviledges both for the advantage of our service and the Publique Wee cannot but lett you know that we expect you should be very carefull in the choice of such as are to be admitted Members of your Society, that they being persons of exemplary piety, prudence and integrity wee may with confidence hope for Gods blefsing in theire endeavours for ours and the Kingdomes service. Wee will and require you therefore that you elect none to be of your body that have sate in any of the late pretended high Courts of Justice, or who signed any Peticon for the Triall of our Father of Blefsed memory, or who continue disaffected to the Peace of theis Kingdomes under our Government, and refuse the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremancy wch. the Lawes exact of all our subjects, And for the better discharge of the Trust reposed in that Society you are to admit none to be Elder Brethren but able and experienced Seamen and Mariners. And soe we bid you farewell.

Given at our Court at Whitehall this 26th. December 1660”

1280-360 Charles II to TH 1675

 

On This Day in Trinity House History – 18 June

1660

Samuel Pepys has a good night with the Elder Brethren

Samuel Pepys’ diary:

“By barge to Stepney with my Lord (Sandwich), where at Trinity House we had great entertainment; with my Lord there went Sir W Pen, Sir H Wright, Hetley, Creed, Pierce Hill, I and other servants.”

 


1661

The Elder Brethren attend to the discord among the almspeople at Deptford

Trinity House Court Minute:

“The Elder Brethren then present were desired by the Master that everyone of them would betwixt this and Saturday next consider what was requisite to add to the By lawes of the Corporacon, The Master Wardens and Brethren having been informed that there is not that love and good agreement amongst theire Almswomen at Deptford as ought to bee.

And the reason to be in regard five of the said Almespeople have but five shillings per month and the other seaven hath ten shillings per month wch. hath caused animosities and undervalluing one another.

To prevent wch. and that they may live as they ought to doe in love and peace, It is thought fit and ordered, That those five new Almeswomen who recd, formerly five shillings a Month shall for the future tyme receive ten shillings a Month as the other seaven doe, and soe in all gifts and payments according to custome or otherwise, there be an equall proporcon amongst them,

Ordered, That they have notice thereof and be admonished to live together in love and peace as is meett they should least the offenders doe incurre the displeasure of this House.”

Trinity House almshouses at Deptford

Trinity House almshouses at Deptford