Sir John Mennes is attended Corpus Christi College Oxford (1615); he joined the Navy Office during the reign of James I and was Comptroller of the Navy under Charles II. Mennes commanded the Victory and the Vanguard and was knighted for his services in 1642; he was reinstated as Comptroller after the restoration. Mennes was one of the contributors to Annalia Dubrensia (1636).
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