Re: James, Sec. of NJ 1670s,
Bef. Dec. 16, 1661 James Bollen had made an appointment with Samuel Pepys, who was a “deputy” to Edward Montagu, one of the four clerks of the Privy Seal.Since June 1661, Montagu had been en route to, and then arrived in October in, Tangiers.Montague (and the other clerks) worked for Sir John Robartes, the Lord Privy Seal.Bollen probably arrived at Pepys’s residence (the Axe, near Westminster) by 8:00 a.m.Bollen and Pepys then took a coach to see Henry Moore, who also worked for Montagu, and resided at the Wardrobe.Moore (a lawyer) joined then in the coach and they all three proceeded to Chelsea, to Danvers House, the leased residence of the Lord Privy Seal.There, Bollen (with the assistance ofPepys and Moore) obtained the Privy Seal on some document.At that point, Bollen may have parted company, or might have accompanied them back from Chelsea down the Thames to London (area of Westminster).
Source:http://www.pepys.info/1661/1661dec.htmlhttp://www.pepys.info/1661/1661dec.htmlSamuel Pepys Diary December 166116th. Up by five o'clock this morning by candlelight (which I have not done for many a day), being called upon by one Mr. Bollen by appointment, who has business to be done with my Lord Privy Seal this morning, and so by coach, calling Mr. Moore at the Wardrobe, to Chelsy, and there did get my Lord to seal it. And so back again to Westminster Hall, and thence to my Lord Sandwich's lodging, where I met my wife (who had been to see Mrs. Hunt who was brought to bed the other day of a boy), and got a joint of meat thither from the Cook's, and she and I and Sarah dined together, and after dinner to the Opera, where there was a new play ("Cutter of Coleman Street"), [Cutter, an old word for a rough swaggerer.] made in the year 1658, with reflections much upon the late times; and it being the first time, the pay was doubled, and so to save money, my wife and I went up into the gallery, and there sat and saw very well; and a very good play it is. It seems of Cowly's making. From thence by coach home, and to bed.