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First Reading

David Quidnunc  •  Link

He worked in the Exchequer

Ashwell and various members of his family appear in the diary, but apparently too little is known of him for L&M to have an entry in the Companion volume. We don't even have his first name.

On 2 January 1660 he talks and sings with Pepys at Will's tavern. On 30 January he is socializing with Pepys and others.

In addition to having worked in the Exchequer together, Pepys and Ashwell may have a love of music in common. He next appears in the diary on 23 October 1660, when Pepys meets up with Ashwell, his cousin, Sam Ashwell and Thomas Mallard (a violin player and composer).

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

February 2, 1663: "This day at my Lord’s I sent for Mr. Ashwell, and his wife came to me, and by discourse I perceive their daughter is very fit for my turn if my family may be as much for hers, but I doubt it will be to her loss to come to me for so small wages, but that will be considered of." (Elizabeth is in need of a companion, and Jane left today -- it is unclear which position the daughter is being considered for.) http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo…

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.



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