✹ About Tuesday 17 September 1667 San Diego Sarah on 18 Sep 2020 • Link I think in Pepys fractured language moher means wife. So he's referring to Michael Mitchell's wife, Betty, and my guess is the Deptford reference is to the Bagwells. I don't think anyone's mother is involved -- yet. Mrs. Mitchell Snr., and Mr. and Mrs. Howlett know Pepys from Westminster Hall where they have their businesses. Mrs. Howlett has done her best to keep Pepys away from Betty for years. After the Mitchell Jrs. married, and opened The Old Swan, Mrs. Howlett was effectively out of the picture.