David Quidnunc • Link
Chancery clerk, friend of Pepys
PEPYS'S SPELLINGS: "Chetwynd," "Chetwin"
-- His WIFE, Margaret, is the sister of Will Symons, an underclerk at the Council of State (until early 1660) and nephew of Chancery official Henry Scobell.
-- Chetwind's SISTER, Margaret, is married to Thomas Lea ("Leigh"), a clerk with the Council of State.
-- He also, at least at one point, owned a dog.
-- The Chetwinds lodge with Richard Hargraves, a "cornchandler" on St. Martin's Lane. In Chetwind's will, Lea, Symons and Hargrave are named as executors.
SOCIAL: He's one of the clerks who goes out drinking and socializing with Pepys in the late 1650s and the 1660s.
-- 20 Feb. 1660, he's with Symons and John Gregory, an Exchequer employee.
-- 2 March 1660, Pepys finds him with Samuel Edlin (randy in the past, a minister in the future) and one "Thomas" (first name unknown), a government clerk.
-- 7 March 1660, Pepys agrees to meet at the Angel with Chetwind, that same Thomas, and Thomas Doling, who in 1660 was a messenger for the Council of State (where Lea and Symons worked). They eat seafood because it's Ash Wednesday.
For Pepys, a point in Chetwind's favor was that he played a lute (which Chetwind called an "Angelique").