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About Wednesday 27 April 1664

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"... to my cozen Roger Pepys’s chamber, and there he did advise me about our Exchequer business, and also about my brother John, he is put by my father upon interceding for him, but I will not yet seem the least to pardon him nor can I in my heart. "

Nor should you, Sam. Just in case it's slipped your mind, young John the university wastrel was conspiring with brother Tom:

http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/03/19/
Saturday 19 March 1664
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"Then by coach to my brother’s, where I spent the afternoon in paying some of the charges of the burial, and in looking over his papers, among which I find several letters of my brother John’s to him speaking very foul words of me and my deportment to him here, and very crafty designs about Sturtlow land and God knows what, which I am very glad to know, and shall make him repent them."

About Wednesday 27 April 1664

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

JWB's link to a contemporary account of the causes of the 2nd Dutch War is broken. But I found this:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/trade.asp

Brief Observations Concerning Trade and Interest of Money -- by J.C.
London, Printed for Elizabeth Calvert at the Black-spread Eagle in Barbican, and Henry Mortlock at the Sign of the White-Heart in Westminster Hall. 1668
Josiah Child - 1668

About Tuesday 26 April 1664

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"My wife gone this afternoon to the burial of my she-cozen Scott, ..." It sounds as if Elizabeth attended this funeral.

At Tom's funeral -- http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/03/18/ -- "And being come to the grave as above, Dr. Pierson, the minister of the parish, did read the service for burial: and so I saw my poor brother laid into the grave; and so all broke up; and I and my wife and Madam Turner and her family to my brother’s, ..." it sounds to me as if Elizabeth and Mrs. Turner attended.

Yet we established that women at this time did not attend funerals. Perhaps they sat in the parlor and waited for the men to return? Doesn't sound like that. Perhaps only close relatives attended funerals? Anyone got any information on this?

About Judith Scott (cousin)

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"My wife gone this afternoon to the burial of my she-cozen Scott, ..." It sounds as if Elizabeth attended this funeral.

At Tom's funeral -- http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/03/18/ -- "And being come to the grave as above, Dr. Pierson, the minister of the parish, did read the service for burial: and so I saw my poor brother laid into the grave; and so all broke up; and I and my wife and Madam Turner and her family to my brother’s, ..." it sounds to me as if Elizabeth and Mrs. Turner attended.

Yet we established that women at this time did not attend funerals. Perhaps they sat in the parlor and waited for the men to return? Doesn't sound like that. Perhaps only close relatives attended funerals? Anyone got any information on this?

About Amsterdam, Netherlands

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/11/25/

An account of the Dutch Admiralty:

"The Dutch constitution shaped the Dutch navy. With no central government there was no single national navy, but five provincial admiralties; nominally federal institutions, though in practice dominated by provincial interests. The Admiralty of Amsterdam was the wealthiest and politically most influential, but its rival the Admiralty of the Maze at Rotterdam was the senior. Next in importance was the Admiralty of Zeland, with its headquarters at Middleburg and its naval yard at Flushing. There was a third Holland Admiralty, that of the "North Quarter," which alternated its establishment every six months between Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and finally the little admiralty of Friesland at Harlingen. Each of these admiralties had its own fleet and naval establishments, supported by its own revenues, but they did not exhaust the Republic's naval resources.

The two great joint stock companies, the East and West India Companies each owned substantial fleets of well-armed ships which could, by negotiation, be made available to the Republic."

"The Dutch fleet organization ... reflected political rather than operational priorities. Rivalry between the admiralties had generated a plethora of flag-officers, to accommodate whom the fleet was divided into seven squadrons, each with three admirals or commodores. Most of the squadrons were made up of ships from mixed admiralties, commanded in many cases by admirals unknown to their subordinates, and there was no established order of seniority between them. Nor was there any arrangement of the squadrons in a line of battle, which the Dutch had not yet adopted ..." -- N. A. M. Rodger The Command of the Ocean A Naval History of Britain, 1649 - 1815 NY: 2005 (London: 2004) pp. 9-10, 69.

About Monday 25 April 1664

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http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/Dest...

On the west side of Newington Green, perched on the border of Hackney and Islington, is the home of the oldest surviving terraced houses in London. Built in 1658, the four buildings at 52-55 Newington Green have survived the Great Fire of London as well as two World Wars.

The building of the terrace was actually as a replacement of a much larger house that stood on the same site. This original house was said to have had gardens, orchards and outhouses, but with the growth of the Stoke Newington area the terraced houses provided more financial yield from the land.

About Tuesday 12 April 1664

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"I found my Lord and ladies and my wife at supper. My Lord seems very kind. But I am apt to think still the worst, and that it is only in show, my wife and Lady being there."

There's no mention of this, but Lady Sandwich is expecting child #10. Perhaps that's why she was in urgent need of a pott the other day??? Son James arrives sometime in 1664. There is a lull of one month in references to her in the autumn, but Pepys doesn't refer to the birth. I scanned the biography of Sandwich https://archive.org/stream/lifeofedwardmont02ha... and he makes no mention either. Does anyone know when the happy event occurred -- if it was imminent that might account for Sandwich's "show".