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First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

Clerk of the Ropeyard, Chatham 1660-63
(L&M Companion)

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Capt. and Mrs. Allen have at least one son, Jowles:

January 1, 1663/64: "By and by comes Captain Allen and his son Jowles and his wife, who continues pretty still. They would have had me set my hand to a certificate for his loyalty, and I know not what his ability for any employment. But I did not think it fit, but did give them a pleasing denial, and after sitting with me an hour they went away."

From this entry it seems likely the Allens are from a Puritan background, and Pepys probably did not sign for political reasons.

see: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

CORRECTION: Henry Jowles, naval lieutenant; of Chatham -- "A coxcomb" -- married Rebecca Alleyn, spinster (about 18), daughter of John Alleyn, to Henry Jowles, of Chatham, Kent, bachelor (about 24), in August, 1662 (Chester's "London Marriage Licences," ed. Foster, col. 779) -- Wheatley, 1904.

So Jowles is Capt. John and Mrs. Allen's son-in-law.

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