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L&M: Sir Thomas Bendish, until 1660 ambassador at Constantinople; his aunt had married Pepys' great-uncle, John Pepys of Cottenham. He had 5 sons.

Amb. Sir Thomas Bendish, 2nd Bart.'s biography is at

We are told that one of the 5 brothers had drowed at sea by now, and that their mother, Lady Anne Baker Bendish, died of the plague before 1661 in Constantinople, and was buried at Steeple Bumstead, Essex.

None of the free geneology sites mention sons, but 2 daughters are mentioned on one site.

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