6 Annotations

First Reading

language hat  •  Link

Lived in a roomy house near the southwest corner of Axe Yard;
Pepys was attracted to her daughter.

Hhomeboy  •  Link

1746 map and street name index:

Guys, were the configurations of Ax yard and King st. (which ran North-South (?) past Whitehall into London) different in 1660 than they were in this marvelous mid-18th century map?

Because if so, then direction challenged me doesn't see a South-West corner of Ax yard...


I've got the index URL in my tool bar, so I switch to the map when Sam describes his London peregrinations & pub crawls:


language hat  •  Link

"southwest corner of Axe Yard":
I'm assuming this means the far left end of the street, on the south side.

Second Reading

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

There are several families in Westminster in 1660 named Crisp or Cripps.
Mrs. Crisp, Pepys' friend and neighbor, lives in the s-w corner of Axe Yard, in a roomy house (taxed on 8 hearths), next door to the Hartlibs.
Her daughter, Diana, caught Pepys' attention.
Her son, Laud, by 1663 was an officer at the King's Wardrobe; he then petitioned for a place as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal -- Pepys admired his voice -- but his name does not appear in the establishment lists of that time. In 1667 he was still at the King's Wardrobe.

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