15 Mar 2003, 11:40 p.m. - Pauline

Will Bowyer was among the friends and colleagues that Sam hangs out with early in the diary. Claire Tomalin, in “Samuel Pepys: the Unequaled Self,” lists out the names of these young men. [p67] “Will Bowyer was only a doorkeeper, but his father Robert was an usher at the Exchequer…” see Robert: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/521/

29 Feb 2012, 12:28 a.m. - Terry Foreman

William Bowyer (1624-94) was the eldest son of Robert Bowyer, Usher of the Receipt in the Exchequer, under whom Pepys worked early in his marriage. William held the post of doorkeeper in the Exchequer from c. 1655. He died a bachelor. (L&M Companion)


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.





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