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About Monday 12 October 1663

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"since the Duke’s establishment of fees"

See this post 2 June http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/06/02/#c53...
"so soon as [Coventry] found himself to be in an errour, he did desire to have his fees set, which was done; and since that he hath not taken a token more."

In April 1661 a list of authorized fees was issued by the Duke of York. An L&M footnote lists three places where copies of this order are archived.

In September 1664 this arrangement was exchanged for a fixed income (of
fees) of £500 p.a. (Per L&M footnote)

About Tuesday 2 June 1663

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"so soon as [Coventry] found himself to be in an errour, he did desire to have his fees set, which was done; and since that he hath not taken a token more."

In April 1661 a list of authorized fees was issued by the Duke of York. L&M footnote lists three places where copies of this order are archived.

About Monday 12 October 1663

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Sir G. Carteret did advise with him about the selling of the Auditor’s place of the stores, when in the beginning there was an intention of creating such an office."

This proposal was made at the time Sir Robert Slingsby was Comptroller (1660-1): see J Hollond Discourses (ed. Tanner), pp. 339-40.
https://archive.org/details/twodiscoursesna00ta...
A third commissioner was appointed in 1661 to do the work.
(Per L&M footnote)

About Thursday 8 October 1663

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"keeping myself warm"

Pepys's self-congratulatory account in 1677 of how well he dealt with colic:
' And this soe certaine, and orderly, that I never have a fitt thereof but I can assigne the time and occasion of it, as alsoe of its Cure, Namely; Soe Soone (and not before) as I can break wind behind in a plentifull degree....The preventions which I use...are the keeping of my feet warme, and my Stomach full.' (Per L&M footnote) http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/10/05/#c53...

Pepys did not review today's Diary entry for the 1677 survey of his health.

About Tuesday 6 October 1663

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Sir J Mennes "and Sir W. Batten were both abused, and I would prove it was as dear a bargain as had been made this half year, which occasioned high words between them and me, but I am able to prove it and will."

Cf. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/11/14/
Timber supplied from Essex by Thomas Winter had been reported on adversely by the Navy Board's purveyor, who referred to its 'visabull defects'. It had been contracted for on 2 June 1663. (Per L&M footnote)

About Buntingford, Hertfordshire

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Buntingford

Buntingford does not appear in the Doomsday Book and is first recorded in 1185 as Buntas Ford, and in the ownership of the Knights Templar. Sited on the cross-roads of the Roman road of Ermine Street (the A 10) and the road from the Pelhams to Baldock and was granted a charter to hold a market in 1253. The town centre has several 15th century buildings.

As well as being on the Old North Road, Buntingford was also on the London to Cambridge coach road, although an alternative coach road, now the B1368, ran a little to the east through the villages of Hare Street & Barkway. Some former coaching inns grace these two otherwise small villages. The first turnpike act, that for a stretch of the Old North Road between Ware and Buntingford was passed in 1662. The George and Dragon Inn was the meeting place of the Trustees of the Wadesmill Turnpike Trust, and also of the local Justices.

A popular local story tells that Samuel Pepys recorded, in 1663, that he and his wife stayed at the George Inn (or perhaps the Bell), where she became ill after drinking cold beer.

http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/buntingfo...