1893 text

Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Pepys, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, and wife of Thomas Stradwick.

8 Annotations

David Gurliacci   Link to this

Elizabeth's sister-in-law was Mrs. Drinkwater . . .

. . . if Pepys means exactly what he says in this line listing attendees at the Stradwick's Twelfth Night celebration (6 January 1660 entry):

". . . Mr. Drawwater and his wife, and her brother, Mr. Stradwick, we had a brave cake . . ."

(If Mrs. Drawwater's brother was someone other than Stradwick, then the "and" would have been placed immediately before Stradwick's name -- unless Pepys's writing is sloppy.)

Neither the Stradwicks nor the Drawwaters make it into Claire Tomalin's "Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self."

language hat   Link to this

Description of the Stradwicks
from Bryant's Pepys bio:

"Elizabeth [married] Thomas Stradwick the confectioner. The latter, a wealthy and kindly man, as befitted his calling, generally entertained the whole family over a great cake on Twelfth Night

David Quidnunc   Link to this

Alternate spelling: "Strudwick" . . .

. . . which may give some indication about how the name was pronounced. The Stradwicks/Strudwicks are found in the Pepys family tree, in Claire Tomalin's biography, pp xii-xiii

David Quidnunc   Link to this

Her father and siblings . . .

. . . are found in the Pepys family tree in Tomalin's biography (pp. xii-xiii).

-- Her father, Sir Richard Pepys (1588-1659), was appointed Lord Chief Justice of Ireland by Cromwell in 1654 (p. 44). He would have known George Downing, Pepys's boss at the Exchequer, because in the same year Pepys was appointed as one of the barons of the Exchequer. Richard Pepys likely helped Pepys get the job.

-- Her brother, Richard, had emmigrated to Boston for religious reasons but returned in 1646 (p. 27).

-- Another brother, Samuel, "of Dublin."

-- A sister, Judith (d. 1664).

vincent   Link to this

Elizabeth Pepys [sister to judith] was born about 1630 in Dublin, Ireland. Elizabeth was living in 1678
Elizabeth married 3 Thomas Straidwick in 1650 in Stoke by Clare, Suffolk, England. Thomas was born about 1626. Thomas was living in 1678.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pepys/...

Ken Ledran   Link to this

We have been researching the Drawwater family in and around London for many years. It is surprising the number that were confectioners and bakers. Is this a coincidence in view of Mr Stradwick's occupation or does it connote a connection between the two families?

Marcus Strudwicke   Link to this

Elizabeth's sister-in-law was Mrs. Drinkwater ...
"... Mr. Drawwater and his wife, and her brother, Mr. Stradwick, we had a brave cake ..."

Mr Joseph Drawater married Jane strudwick, the daughter of Thomas Strudwick's (Stradwick)older brother Henry. Mr Drawater's wifes brother would have been either Henry or William Strudwick, Thomas's two nephews.
Thomas Strudwick was a Clothworkers Guild master, as was Samuel Pepys, and a dissenter.

Marcus Strudwicke   Link to this

"Mr Drawater's wifes brother would have been either Henry or William Strudwick, Thomas's two nephews."

Further to my previous annotation, it is most likely William Strudwick who is the brother referred to, as Henry, the elder brother was not mentioned in his father's will made in 1657, and is presumed to have predeceased his father.

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