1893 text

Thomas Pepys, of Hatcham Barnes, Surrey, Master of the Jewel House to Charles II. and James II.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

Pepy's cousin; variously referred to as 'cousin', 'the Executor' and 'Hatcham Pepys'. His biography is difficult to establish at several points....It seems likely that he was the Thomas Pepys who was born in 1611 at Sutton to Thomas Pepys 'the Red', cousin of Pepys's father, and who was married at St Paul's, Covent Garden in 1654 to Anne, daughter of Sir John Cope, a witness to the marriage being Percival Angier, son-in-law of Thomas the Red. The diary makes it clear that he was a puritan (probably a Presbyterian), and it is therefore virtually certain that he was the Thomas Pepys who served as a magistrate for Middlesex and as a commissioner for the assessment and the militia in the late '50s. In Dec. 1660 he took out a pardon. The facts clear from the diary--that he was rich, that he had a partner, and that he was ignorant of Latin--suggest that he was a business man rather than a member of a profession. He lent money to Mountagu in 1658. His nickname 'the Executor' may refer to his usefulness to the family in that function.

He was living in 1661 in St-Martin-in-the-Fields, later in Newport St, Covent Garden, whence in 1663 he moved to Hatcham, Surrey. He died in 1675 at Merton Priory, Surrey, which he had acquired in 1668. Pepys was appointed trustee of his estate for the benefit of his widow. She was his second wife (b. Ursula Stapelton of Myton, Yorks) whom he had married at Kensington in March 1660 and by whom he had a son and daughter. She died c. 1693.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

1893 Text: "Thomas Pepys, of Hatcham Barnes, Surrey, Master of the Jewel House to Charles II. and James II."

Perhaps they had the wrong title. The Masters of the Jewel House were:

1595: Sir Edward Cary
1603: Sir Henry Cary
1618: Sir Henry Mildmay
1643: Sir Robert Howard (at Oxford) -- he died during the English Civil War (1642–51).

A successor was appointed at the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II in 1660.
1660: (June) Sir Gilbert Talbot
1665: Talbot Edwards
1674: Wythe Edwards
1676: Sir Martin Beckman
1690: Sir Francis Lawley
1697: Heneage Montagu
1698: Colonel Charles Godfrey
1702: Talbot Edwards (Jnr)
1704: John Charlton
1711: Heneage Finch

see: https://www.geni.com/projects/Tow…

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