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Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
Cholmley, Sir Hugh, 4th Bt (1632-89). Engineer; son of Sir Hugh Cholmley of Whitby, Yorks. Having established his reputation in the construction of Whitby pier, he was given charge in 1663 of the building of the mole at Tangier. He and his wife (Lady Anne Compton, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Northampton) lived there at intervals until he was replaced by Sheeres as Surveyor-General of the project in 1676. Pepys had a high regard for him but preferred Sheeres's method of constructing the mole. From c. 1662 he was First Gentleman-Usher to the Queen--hence his flow of information about the court--and in parliament in 1679 and 1685 proved to be a loyal but not uncritical opponent of exclusion. His personal papers are impressively tidy and welll-ordered, and his account of his Tangier career (published in 1787) very readable.

Bill  •  Link

Hugh Cholmeley, afterwards the third baronet of that name; he was the second son of Sir Hugh Cholmeley, of Whitby (governor of Scarborough for Charles I.), whose autobiography has been printed. This Hugh succeed his nephew of the same name, who died minor in June, 1665, after which date Pepys speaks of him by his title. In February, 1666, he married Lady Anne Compton, eldest daughter of Spencer, Earl of Northampton. He was afterwards, for some years, governor of Tangier, of which he published an account. He died 9th January, 1688. He was descended from younger branch of that great family of Egertons and Cholmondeleys, of all of whom Sir Philip Grey Egerton is the head.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

Sir Hugh Cholmley would eventually have a family connection with Pepys, via his cousin Jane. Her eldest son, Charles Turner (brother of the precocious Theophila), married Cholmley's niece Margaret. Their eldest son, Cholmley Turner, became the heir of his great uncle, Alderman Sir William Turner, Lord Mayor of London (1668-69) who died without issue in 1693.
(Sir William, Jane's brother-in-law, was first mentioned in the diaries as "Mr Turner the draper".)



To my knowledge, Sam never mentions his kinship with William Turner in the diary, but it's a matter of public record that John, Jane's husband, was his brother. The connection is easily traceable because both were born at Kirkleatham in North Yorkshire.


Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

Pepys' Sir Hugh, 4th baronet, succeeded his eponymous nephew, Sir Hugh Cholmley (1662 - 1665)), 3rd baronet, son of Sir William Cholmley (1625-1663).

It was Sir William's daughter Margaret who married Charles Turner, son of Pepys' cousin Jane Turner.


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