from L&M Companion
Kt 1661 (d. 1669). Baltic merchant and navy contractor; member of the Tangier Committee and the committee of enquiry into the Chatham Chest from 1662, and of the Royal Fishery from 1664; Pepys preferred Capt. John Taylor. He had an imposing Elizabethan country house at Bethnal Green and was allowed by licence to drive his coach across the green to church. At the time of the Fire, Pepys sent his valuables there (including his journal) for safe-keeping. His wife was Priscilla, daughter of Roger Tweedy.
20 Aug 2014, 7:41 p.m. - Bill
Sir William Rider's house was at Bethnal Green, and was popularly associated with the ballad of the "Beggar's Daughter of Bethnal Green." It was long known as the "Blind Beggar's House."
It's of a blind beggar who had lost his sight,
And he had a daughter most beautiful bright,
Let me seek my fortune, dear father, said she
And the favour was granted to charming Betsy.
See the diary entry for 26 June 1663: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/06/26/
Bethnal Green: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/6421/
25 Apr 2017, 8:41 p.m. - San Diego Sarah
If Pepys wanted to meet with Sir William Rider, or his side-kick, William Cutler, he would often go to the Great James inn on Bishopsgate Street. It must have been what passed in those days as an office for the victualers as Pepys occasionally mentions there being others present.
29 Apr 2020, 6:48 a.m. - Kyle in San Diego
We also learn around Mar 1664 that he kept a diary for 40 years. Wouldn't it be great if we had that one.
30 Apr 2020, 9:16 p.m. - San Diego Sarah
Seems that in "normal" times a book by a William Rider is available, printed on demand.
A New History of England, From the Descent of the Romans to the Demise of his Late Majesty, George II.
Publisher: Lightning Source UK Ltd
Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
OR on Kindle if you contact the Publisher.
No sign of anything like a Diary
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.