14 Jan 2004, 10:49 p.m. - Phil Gyford

Wife of Christopher: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1809/

9 Apr 2021, 2:50 a.m. - San Diego Sarah

March 26. 1668 Woolwich. Ann Pett to Sam. Pepys. My husband died last Sunday, and has left me in a mean condition, having spent by losses and sickness my own estate and his, and I have 4 children and am 300/. in debt. His sickness has cost, since he came to Woolwich, 700/., besides what is now to pay. I intreat you to assist me in obtaining 500/. due to my husband, as also money owing in the yard, and to stand my friend to the Navy Commissioners, that I may continue in my house some time longer; my husband always attended to his Majesty's service, and never looked after his own concerns. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 237, No. 71.] 'Charles II: March 1668', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8, ed. Mary Anne Everett Green (London, 1893), pp. 262-320. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/chas2/1667-8/pp262-320 Apparently Pepys did not see this letter as he seems ignorant of Ann Pett's plight when she comes to see him on April 8, 1668: "This morning Mr. Christopher Pett’s widow and daughter come to me, to desire my help to the King and Duke of York, and I did promise, and do pity her."

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