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Died April 1664. She was the daughter of Sir Richard Pepys (Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1655-9). Sir Richard was first cousin of Samuel Pepys's father.
"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?
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.