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language hat   Link to this

Elizabeth (born Turner) was Batten's second wife.
They had married in 1659; she was the widow of William Woodstocke of Westminster.

Terry F,   Link to this

Pepys had a low opinion of her fairly early.

E.g. Thursday 1 August 1661: "I hear how nurse’s husband has spoken strangely of my Lady Batten how she was such a man’s whore" http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/08/01/

Bill   Link to this

Elizabeth Woodcock, evidently his second wife (as his daughter Martha is often mentioned), married Feb. 3, 1658-9, to Sir W. Batten; and secondly, in 1671, to a foreigner called, in the register of Battersea parish, Lord Leyenburg. Lady Leighenberg was buried at Walthamstow, Sept. 16, 1681. Sir James Barkman Leyenburg, the envoy from Sweden, was resident in England till 1682, or later. His name occurs in The Intelligencer, 12th March, 1663-4, as delayed at Stockholm by a fever, though his despatches were ready. A hostile message appears to have passed between him and Pepys, in November, 1670, but the duel was prevented. Perhaps they quarrelled about the money due from Sir W. Batten to Pepys, for which the widow was liable.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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