Ahh, brilliant, thanks Pauline. After all these years I still get confused by the details of Sam's long-ago life! I'll go through and correct early references to the Navy Office as his place of work.
On 14 May, 2012, at 18:56, Pauline Benson wrote:
Sam worked as a personal employee (a clerk) for George Downing, an official (Teller of the Receipt 1656-84) at the Exchequer, which occupied a series of buildings within the palace of Westminster, on the east side of New Palace Yard.
From the L&M Companion, good info in the Exchequer entry.
He also worked personally for Edward Montagu (later Lord Sandwich).
On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Phil Gyford <lists@...>
I'm going through tidying up some of the earliest diary entries, as they have lots of links missing. He often refers to "my office" but I assume at this point, while he was living on Axe Yard, it wasn't the Navy Office on Seething Lane - it sounds like he's still around Westminster.
So does anyone have any idea where "my office" might be in those days?