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About Sunday 26 July 1663

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"to Mr. Minnes’s house"

Of course, Pepys recalls who owned these places -- whose family's they were -- 10+ years ago. The last George Mynne (d. 1652) to own this house was the son of George Mynne (d. 1648), the son of George Mynne (d. 1581), who acquired it by marriage. This reminds me of "the Ihrig place" inherited by an aunt 30 years ago at the death of her father, whose forebears first settled it in the early 19th century. This land was farmed for her father by my uncle, a Foreman; it is still called "the Ihrig place" -- in the neighborhood and its far-flung families.

About Wednesday 29 July 1663

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"Tom Hater, to whom I gave leave...to go down to Portsmouth this Pay"

The dockyards were paid quarterly. (L&M footnote)

About Sunday 26 July 1663

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"to Durdans and walked round it and within the Court Yard and to the Bowling-green, where I have seen so much mirth in my time; but now no family in it (my Lord Barkeley, whose it is, being with his family at London), and so up and down by Minnes’s wood, with great pleasure."

The gardens at Durdans were judged by Evelyn to be among the best in England. The Berkeleys had a town house in St John's St, Clerkenwell.
(Per L&M footnote)