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David Llewellyn was the underkeeper of the Privy Lodgings at Windsor. In February 1660 his son Peter (1636-65), the Diary’s “Luellin,” became an underclerk of the Council of State, joining Simons, Hawley, and Pepys’s other work colleagues.
Up to the present (as of 13 March 1659/60), he has figured as one of Samuel’s familiars; together or in consort with other clerks, they drank at Marsh’s or other Whitehall-area taverns. Most memorably, it was with him that, on Saturday 28 January 1659/60, Pepys “went to Heaven, where Luellin and I dined on a breast of mutton all alone, discoursing of the changes that we have seen and the happiness of them that have estates of their own.” [For Heaven, see “Places > Taverns.”]
“Luellin” was three years Pepys’s junior, and one senses Samuel regarded him as a friend who did not require “Mister” before his name. He served in Ireland with Anglesey, then became clerk to the timber merchant Edward Dering; and died unmarried, of the Plague. A brother, David, apparently headed to Constantinople in 1660, and was still in foreign parts when Peter made his will.
(Facts and a few phrases garnered from the Companion, p. 234, as well as various annotations, esp. one by Glyn, who surmises from his surname, doubt rightly, that Llewellyn was Welsh.)