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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Susan, Pepyses' cookmaid, 10 Dec. 1662-18 Aug 1663; replaced 24 May 1663 then twice returns temporarily.

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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Of course, there may have been more than one Susan, but on March 26, 1663 http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/03/26/ Pepys pays off a Susan so he has room for the new cookmaid. Perhaps she found local rooms and came back part-time as needed? By the sound of the most recent wash days that would be a good time for her to be around ...

Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

I think there was only one Susan Sarah :)

When she leaves the second time on 24th May 1663,, Sam comments "it seems Susan ... is since she went from me taught to drink," - a reference to her previous employment. When she returns for the third - and last - time, Sam records "Susan beginning to have her drunken tricks, and put us in mind of her old faults".

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