Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Hooker's 'Of the lawes of ecclesiastical politie'
The edition of Richard Hooker's great work, "Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie," in the Pepysian Library, is dated 1666.---Wheatley, 1899.
The Maypole in the Strand was fixed on the site of the present church of St. Mary-le-Strand. It was taken away in 1718.---Wheatley, 1899.
SAY [sayette, F] a thin sort of Stuff. ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.
About Sampson (Paul's Churchyard)
There are tokens of the Samson in St. Paul's Churchyard (see "Boyne's Trade Tokens," ed. Williamson, vol. i., 1889, p. 735).---Wheatley, 1899.
About Robin Shaw
Robin Shaw, manager of Backwell's business, who died July 25th, 1665.---Wheatley, 1899.
About Lionel Walden
Lionel Walden, elected M.P. for the borough of Huntingdon, April 12th, 1661.---Wheatley, 1899.
About Catherine of Braganza (Queen)
CATHERINE of Braganza (1638-1705), queen of Charles II; born at Villa Vicosa; her father king of Portugal in 1640; her education utterly neglected; marriage with Charles, prince of Wales, proposed for her by her father, 1645; renewed proposals made by the Portuguese for her marriage with Charles II, May 1660; proposals opposed by the Spanish party, on the ground of her probable barrenness; the match determined upon by Charles II, acting under French influence, November 1660-March 1661; formal intimation of the match well received in England and enthusiastically in Portugal; marriage treaty signed, 23 June 1661; Catherine sailing for England, 28 April 1662, and reaching Portsmouth, 13 May; privately married, 21 May; arrived at Hampton Court, 29 May; compelled by Charles to receive at court his mistress, Lady Castlemaine, July; arrived at Whitehall, 23 Aug.; submissively accepted Charles IIs infidelities; showed kindness to his illegitimate children, and lived mostly at Somerset House, and not at court, being often in great poverty through non-payment of her allowances; tried to obtain from the pope recognition of Portuguese independence, 1662; seriously ill, October 1663; kept court in Oxford during the plague of London, 1665-6; proposals rumoured for dissolution of her marriage on account of her childlessness, 1667-70; complaints made of the concourse of English people to her chapel services, 1667; went a progress in the eastern counties, 1671; assailed by the whigs as privy to the 'popish plot,' 1678-680, but protected by Charles; attended the Oxford parliament, 1681; again abandoned by Charles for the Duchess of Portsmouth; instrumental in securing Charles II's deathbed profession of Romanism, February 1685; afterwards lived in retirement at Somerset House and Hammersmith; vainly begged James II to spare Monmouth; present at the birth of the Prince of Wales, 10 June 1688; gave evidence as to his legitimacy before the council; tried to recover damages from Henry, earl of Clarendon, her late chamberlain, for negligence in money matters; visited by William of Orange, but soon quarrelled with both William and Mary; travelled through France and Spain, reaching Lisbon, January 1693; resided near Lisbon; regent for her brother Pedro, 1704-5; favoured Italian music; unpopular in consequence of her ignorance of affairs, her haughtiness to her household, and her parsimony.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
About James Hamilton (a, Bishop of Galloway)
HAMILTON, JAMES (1610-1674), bishop of Galloway; graduated at Glasgow, 1628; minister of Cambusnethan,1634; deposed, 1638, but restored, 1639; supported the 'Engagement,' 1648; bishop of Galloway, 1661-74.---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
About Sunday 9 June 1661
Regarding the information of Wim above about the Bishop of Galloway, here is the complete note:
Murray and Heath, whose authority is generally good, assert that James Hamilton was at this time Bishop of Galloway; but the commission for his consecration bears date 12th December, 1661. Kennett also mentions Thomas Sydserf, who had been deposed from the see of Galloway by the Presbyterians in 1638, as the only Scotch prelate alive at the Restoration; and adds, that he came up to London, expecting to be advanced to the Primacy. But he had so disgusted the English bishops, that he was only removed to the See of Orkney, which, though richly endowed, was considered at all times as a sinecure; and he did not long survive his translation. At all events, Hamilton was his successor, and the Bishop of Galloway mentioned in the Diary, 15th May, 1663. Lingard's testimony is in favour of Sydserf being the Bishop of Galloway here alluded to. The death of the Bishop of Orkney (late of Galloway) is mentioned in The Intelligencer, 29th September, 1663.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
A sausage made of eggs, and of the blood of a sea mullet.---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.