Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
GrannieAnnie has posted 5 annotations/comments since 6 January 2014.
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About Tuesday 9 April 1661
"the best hand" I'm with Robin: surely this means her handwriting often stated in old writings as something was "written in a neat hand."
About Wednesday 6 March 1660/61
I, too, was disappointed I'd missed the party! And by 10 years, no less!
Perhaps those of us late-comers will have to arrange our own get-together, myself coming from Delaware (USA). Of course inviting the party-goers who left us out in the cold : )
In researching wigge: it appears the Swiss bake an August weggen, a buttery bread, not sweet, but formed to look like the Swiss flag, and whoknows when that custom began.
About Sir William Warren
Seeing the note that he was involved with shipping timber from New England, I wonder if he was any relation to the Richard Warren who was a London merchant and a Pilgrim on the Mayflower ship to America. Not much is known of Richard Warren except he had a huge family, all girls except one son, and most of the people related today to the Mayflower ancestors are related to Richard Warren.
About Saturday 2 February 1660/61
Mary's comment gives a baseline for their weekly food costs, but how does one calculate it accurately considering Sam is mooching meals constantly from His Lady and others? It seems like it is pay-back time for him otherwise he'll be labeled a sponge like many today who don't bother reciprocating a dinner.
About Saturday 5 January 1660/61
the laying of an extra place:Though I don't know where this originated, some Christian families today set an extra place as a reminder that Christ is also present at their table. I wonder would it have helped to quiet our children's pandemonium?