Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The Bernards were an influential family in Huntingdon and Brampton, according to the Companion. Sir Robert (1601-1666) was Recorder of Huntingdon in 1660. Had sat for the borough in the Short Parliament (1640).
His son was Sir John Bernard: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/556/
Warrington has this on him: "Sir Robert Bernard, sergeant-at-law, of Huntingdon, cr. bart., 1662, and ob. 1666. His second wife, here mentioned, was Elizabeth, relict of George Lord Digby, ob. January 1662."
L&M Companion continues Mary's earlier non-spoiler post:"...was recorder of Huntingdon until Sandwich had him removed and himself appointed in 1662."http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/02/28/#ann...
His son, Sir John, was a friend of Pepys later, though something of a political adversary to Montague. See Phil's link above.
Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Baronet (1601 – 1666) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Robert_Bernard...
In the North Ile of Abington Church near Northampton.
To the Memory of Sir Robt. Bernard Knt. & Bart. Serjeant at Law, Son of Francis Bernard Esq; who was 2d Son of Francis Bernard Esq; Lord of this Mannor. He was twice very happy; first, in the marriage of Elisabeth Tallakerne, daughter of Sr. John Tallakerne, by whom he had many Sons & daughters. & after her decease, he was very happy a Second time in the marriage of Elisabeth Digby, Relict of Robert Ld Digby, who was a good Mother though she had no Children. But he was most happy in that not weary at all of this Life he was willing to depart to a better in the 66th. year of his Age. A. D. 1666. His Body lies interred near this Monument, which was due to so good a Father from his Eldest Son & Heir Sr. John Bernard Kt.---Monumenta Anglicana. John Le Neve, 1718.
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