1893 text

Thomas Pepys, probably the son of Thomas Pepys of London (born, 1595), brother of Samuel’s father, John Pepys.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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David Quidnunc  •  Link

His job and close family members

Cousin Thomas Pepys owned a "hardware shop" in St. Paul's churchyard, according to O.F. Moreshead's "The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Illustrated Edition" (1960 edition), p xix. Pepys calls him a "turner."

His father was Thomas Pepys of St. Alphage's parish, London (d. 1676), and he apparently had a sister (name unknown) and a brother, Charles, a joiner.

vincent  •  Link

Pepys, Thomas (cousin)
born 1620 Eaton Cambs"Thomas the Turner." AB
Prospered as a trader with the West Indies, making several voyages there. The last trace of him is returning from Jamaica some time after Pepys funeral. The Diary of Samuel Pepys Vol X Latham.

brothers John(1622-1702 of chatham) ,Charles(the joiner1631-1702? creed st. Stephany),sister Mary (1626-1667 mar. Samuel de Santhuns 1662 French church )
[His father was Thomas Pepys of St. Alphage

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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Members of the Tuners' were those who specialised in wood turning on a lathe, and whilst this would have included the manufacture of furniture, a key product of the Turners' appears to have been wooden measuring vessels, a device that would hold a set quantity of liquids such as wine or ale, and therefore able to show that an expected quantity (such as a pint or a quart) was being provided.

The trade of a Turner seems to date back many hundreds of years. According to "The Armorial Bearings of the Guilds of London" by John Bromley (1960):

"In 1310 six turners were sworn before the mayor not to make any other measures than gallons, pottles and quarts, and were enjoined to seize any false measures found in the hands of others whether free of the City or not."

The problem with false measures was still a problem a couple of hundred years later, when in 1547 Turners were again summoned before the mayor and ordered to make only measures which conformed to the standard.

The mayor is still indirectly responsible for measures in the City of London, although rather than being hauled up before the Mayor, today it is the City of London Corporation Trading Standards team that manage this, and the sale of ale is still on their agenda as they have a web page dedicated to the Pub trade within the City of London and "Was your pint a short measure?".

In 1604, King James the 1st granted the Turners' their first Royal Charter.

The first Turners' Hall was in Philpot Lane, off Eastcheap, where the company leased a mansion in 1591.

The Turners' occupied this hall until 1736 when they had o leave their Philpot Lane location due to the landlord and the legal representative of the landlord's estate both going bankrupt, apparently as a result of the South Sea Bubble. ...

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