Monday 7 October 1661

Up in the morning and to my uncle Fenner’s, thinking to have met Peg Kite about her business but she comes not, so I went to Dr. Williams, where I found him sick in bed and was sorry for it. So about business all day, troubled in my mind till I can hear from Brampton, how things go on at Sturtlow, at the Court, which I was cleared in at night by a letter, which tells me that my cozen Tom was there to be admitted, in his father’s name, as heir-at-law, but that he was opposed, and I was admitted by proxy, which put me out of great trouble of mind.


8 Oct 2004, 7:18 a.m. - Mary

The surrender for Sturtlow. L&M note that this document was in Pepys' possession immediately after his Unlce Robert's death, and refer to the entry for 21st July 1661,

8 Oct 2004, 7:38 p.m. - vicente

good to read: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/07/21/ and a nice piece on the properties by Pauline: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/884/#c20886 Inter resting re reading the july piece

16 Apr 2014, 4:05 a.m. - Terry Foreman

A nice piece on the properties by Pauline indeed (several paragraphs) (thanks for the heads-up, vicente): http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/884/#c14211

11 Oct 2014, 11:59 p.m. - Chris Squire UK

Agreed. This page also includes an explanation of copyhold for anyone wondering what this form of tenure = property right was. It was abolished in 1922.

11 Oct 2017, 4:29 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Pegg Kite's "business" https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/09/15/

28 Feb 2021, 10:09 p.m. - Terry Foreman

"troubled in my mind till I can hear from Brampton, how things go on at Sturtlow, at the Court, which I was cleared in at night by a letter, which tells me that my cozen Tom was there to be admitted, in his father’s name, as heir-at-law, but that he was opposed, and I was admitted by proxy," L&M: Pepys had possession of Robert Pepys's surrender for the Sturtlow land: https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/17/21/