A Journal kept by Sir Richard Haddock in the company of Sir Antony Deane.

The journal comprises nine pages beginning at London on 29 May 1677 and ending at Colchester on 19 June 1677. The content deals with a journey with Sir Antony Deane, then a Commissioner of the Victualling accounts in the Navy Board. Under an act of Parliament in 1677, Deane supervised the construction of thirty new ships and this account by Sir Richard Haddock details their journey across the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk to meet various landowners in order to purchase quantities of timber or plank; in order to build the 30 ships under commission by the Navy. The Journal documents who was consulted to buy trees, revealing the main landowners and keepers of enclosures of the best kept woodland in this part of the country.

Object Details

ID: JOD/305
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Haddock, Richard
Date made: 1677
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1 folder
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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