Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Lived close to the Pepys in Axe Yard: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/102/
Her son was Laud: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/536/
Lived in a roomy house near the southwest corner of Axe Yard; Pepys was attracted to her daughter.
1746 map and street name index:
Guys, were the configurations of Ax yard and King st. (which ran North-South (?) past Whitehall into London) different in 1660 than they were in this marvelous mid-18th century map?
Because if so, then direction challenged me doesn't see a South-West corner of Ax yard...
I've got the index URL in my tool bar, so I switch to the map when Sam describes his London peregrinations & pub crawls:
"southwest corner of Axe Yard":I'm assuming this means the far left end of the street, on the south side.
"Laud the page’s mother’", mentioned on December 7, 1660 http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/12/07/ is Mrs. Crisp, according to Wheatley (1896).
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