Wednesday, December 01, 2004
More about Robert Moulton from Andrew
Andrew reports that Robert Moulton commanded the 2nd Rate Vanguard up until May 1665. I happen to have a very poor copy of Granville Penn's book about William Penn (published in 1833), which says that by March 29, 1665, Robert Moulton commanded the Centurion (46 guns) and that Jonas Poole commanded the Vanguard (56 guns). Another source to check would be the journal of the Earl of Sandwich, of which I also have a copy (it is not rare). The journal says that Robert Moulton commanded the Vanguard (56 guns) in the Earl of Sandwich's squadron on 13 September 1665. That lists gives Daniel Keeling as captain of the Centurion on that date. Another list for April 1665 gives Robert Moulton as captain of the Centurion in the Earl of Sandwich's squadron. That list gives Jonas Poole as the Vanguard's captain.