THE ELDER BROTHERS OF TRINITY HOUSE SIGNING TOGETHER BYNG (George, 1st Viscount Torrington, 1663-1733, Admiral of the Fleet, 1st Lord of the Admiralty), Sir Richard HADDOCK(Henry Duffield1629-1715, Admiral, Comptroller of the Navy), Captain Robert SANDES(died 1721, Benefactor of Trinity Almshouses), Sir Henry JOHNSON (c.1659-1719, Master of Trinity House), Captain Sir William GIFFORD (c.1649-1724, Navy Officer and MP) and others

Exceptionally Rare Printed Document with the details filled in by hand signed by a total of 17 brethren appointing Captain Stephen MARTIN (1660-1740, Elder Brother of Trinity House) saying that the "Master, Wardens and Assistants of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond ... at the special request of the bearer Capt Stephen Martin of Mileend, Mariner, do Certify the aforenamed was admitted, sworn and entered an Elder Brother ... and is thereby exempted from any such Service or Imposition ...", 1 side 9½" x 8½" on vellum, with papered seal and revenue stamps, Trinity House, 17th October

The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond is the official authority for lighthouses in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. Trinity House is also responsible for the provision and maintenance of other navigational aids, such as lightvessels, buoys, and maritime radio/satellite communication systems. It is also an official deep sea pilotage authority, providing expert navigators for ships trading in Northern European waters.

Item Date:  1712

Stock No:  41542      £975

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