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Pauline  •  Link

Claire Tomalin reports that when he joined the household he was 10-12 years old.

Oliver Mundy  •  Link

Wheatley seems to have supposed that Wayneman Birch was the same person as the 'Will' (surname unknown) who served as Pepys's 'boy' in 1660-61 and was dismissed for theft. He may have been influenced by the fact that Jane and Wayneman had a brother named William, apparently older than Wayneman, who is first mentioned on 27 December 1662 and died in 1667.

Oliver Mundy  •  Link

(Correction of previous annotation) Wheatley seems to have supposed that Wayneman Birch was the same person as the 'Will' (surname unknown) who served as Pepys's 'boy' until his dismissal for theft on 5 September 1660. He may have been influenced by the fact that Jane and Wayneman had a brother named William, apparently older than Wayneman, who is first mentioned on 27 December 1662 and died in 1667.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Wayneman Birch arrived to serve Pepys 21 September 1660. His time in service was marred with misbehavior. Pepys dismissed his ruefully on 7 July 1663.

That 14 November SP hears Wayneman "hath behaved himself so with [another master] that they have got himself put into a Barbados ship to be sent away."

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