Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"Richard Bowcock was far from dead. His second wife Sarah Nodes had died in 1660, seven years before Pepys brought his gold to the Inn, and in 1672 he married for the third time, Alice Hitchin. He survived her to die in 1688. Dinner in Stevenage, Pepys recorded, cost him 5s. 6d., and to the menders of the highway between Barnet and Stevenage he gave 6d."
Quoted from a "Nodes" family information page: http://www.shephallmanor.net/Nodes_family.htm accessed on October 12, 2010.
(There are a few interesting notes on place names on this same page below the quoted section.)
Richard Bowcocke, landlord of the Swan, Stevenage in 1663, whom Pepys judged "the best host I know almost." (L&M Index)
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