14 Nov 2005, 10:57 a.m. - Phil Gyford

Daughter of Sir Richard Ford: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1347/

1 Dec 2005, 2:50 a.m. - Pauline

Annotations from Terry F. on Nov. 23 “Sir R. Ford’s daughter is married to a fellow without friends’ consent” L&M note: “This is probably the match between Rebecca Ford and John Oviat, merchant, of St Olave’s; they were not married in the parish church. Parents’ consent was not required by law until the Marriage Act of 1753. Oviat was a beneficiary under his mother-in-law’s will of 1681, so that any estrangement which may have occurred was temporary.”


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