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The Christian name given to Laud Crisp would indicate Royalist, or at least Established Church, sympathies, since William Laud had been the Archbishop of Canterbury under the late lamented Charles I., and was much hated by the Puritans. He was beheaded for "treason" in early 1645.
L&M: THE CRISP FAMILY:
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.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.