A daughter of Roger Pepys (a distant cousin of Samuel’s) by his second wife. Sister to Betty.

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Jim  •  Link

According to information at the L.D.S. (Mormon) ‘Family Search’ site Barbara (Bab) Pepys was born in 1645 probably at Impington, Cambridge, England.

She married Thomas Gale D.D in 1671. He became Dean of York Cathedral.
More information can be found about Gale at > > >…

Barbara & Thomas Gale had eleven children, but it appears only four reached adulthood.
Their son Roger Gale became an M.P. More information about Roger can be found at > >… .
Their son Samuel Gale founded the Society of Antiquaries of London. More information on Samuel can be found at > >…
His godfather was (our) Samuel Pepys.

Barbara Gale (nee Pepys) died in 1689 shortly after giving birth to her last child.

The ‘Family Search’ site is available at

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Getting married and starting such a large family at 26 was very late for those days. Pepys usually mades unkind comments about spinsters, but not this time.

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