27 Aug 2003, 5:56 a.m. - vincent

Edith Pepys was born 8 on 11 Oct 1599 in Sutton, Mddlsx, England. She was christened on 11 Oct 1599 in Impington, Cambridge, England. Edith was living 10 in 1636. She was mentioned in the wil(l) of her brother Robert on 12 Aug 1657. She signed a will on 15 Sep 1665. She had a will probated on 4 Oct 1665. Samuel's "Aunt Bell." Described in marriage allegation as age 45 understating her age by 2 years. Described herself in will as a widow of St. Bartholomew the Less. - EC Edith married John Bell on 12 Oct 1646 in St. Leonard's, Bromley, Middlesex, England. born about 1586. John was mentioned in the will of his brother-in-law Robert on 12 Aug 1657. ? Clerk of St. James, Clerkenwell, widower 60,? http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pepys/pepys/pafg06.htm [Working link: https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lbernhard1&id=I336588 [P.G. 3 Dec 2018]]

1 Dec 2018, 5 a.m. - San Diego Sarah

Sadly the math is obviously "off" on this rendition. The link no longer works. Anyone know anything about aunt Bell?

1 Dec 2018, 8:59 a.m. - Mary K

St. Leonard's Church, Bromley by Bow, no longer exists except for some residual ruins, having been hit by a flying bomb during WW2.

4 Dec 2018, 11:46 p.m. - San Diego Sarah

My thanks to Phil for finding and posting the new link which explains Vincent's post above. It should read [for posterity, in case they change the link again]: ID: I336588 Name: Edith PEPYS Given Name: Edith Surname: Pepys Sex: F Birth: 11 Oct 1599 in Sutton, Middlesex, England Christening: 11 Oct 1599 Impington, Cambridgeshire, England Death: Y Event: living Unknown 1636 Event: mentioned in the wil of her brother Robert Unknown 12 Aug 1657 Will: 15 Sep 1665 Probate: 4 Oct 1665 Note: Also Known As: Pepys Samuel's "Aunt Bell." Described in marriage allegation as age 45 understating her age by 2 years. Described herself in will as a widow of St. Bartholomew the Less. I suspect the birth day was at least a month earlier than that, if she was born in Middlesex. They recorded christenings more reliably than births. If she was born in Impington, the christenings usually happened soon after birth, so the birth date may have been only a few days before.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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