2 Annotations

First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
Alehouse keeper, Brampton. Her house was inherited by Pepys's father from his brother Robert. Her will survives: signed Nov. 1670, proved Oct. 1676. She was Margaret, a widow, and signed by making a mark. Her son Henry was cut off with a shilling; the rest of the goods went to Thomas Kent, a grandson. Will Stankes signed as witness. Keepers of alehouses were often widows: at Bideford in 1660 they numbered about one quarter of the total.

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Widow Gorham's alehouse, owned by Robert Pepys, was to pass to Peoys's father and then to Pepys himself after the death of the tenant." (L&M ii, p.138)

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