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"..of a dsign I have come in my head this morning at church of making a match between Mrs. Betty Pickering and Mr.Hill.."
Thomas Hill married in the following year, and on July 14th,1666, Pepys refers to the "young wife, and a blithe young woman she is.."
Henry.B.Wheatley. Vol.I. Febr, 1893.
".. Betty Pickering, Sandwich's niece, eventually married John Creed.."
For the family tree of Elizabeth Pickering: http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Elizabeth_P...
Elizabeth, married to John Creed, of Oundle, Gent. (mother of the famous Major Richard Creed, who attended King William in all his wars, and never more himself than when he looked an enemy in the face: at the glorious battle of Blenheim, 1704, he commanded one of those squadrons that began the attack; in two several charges he received no hurt, but in the third, many wounds, still valiantly fighting, he was shot through the head, and his dead body brought off by his brother, at the hazard of his own life;)
---The Baronetage of England. T. Wotton, 1771.
Pepys works with John Creed, but does not welcome the prospect of his marrying Sandwich's niece.
Sam is already one-up on Creed, in that he is a blood relation of Sandwich, whose mother was a Pepys (Sister to old Talbot of Impington, Roger & Dr John's dad)).
By marrying Betty, Creed becomes an "in-law" of both the Pepys and Montagu families, something that Sam clearly isn't keen on.
However, as the daughter of a Regicide, albeit forgiven, Betty's marriage prospects might be more limited than her social position might otherwise enable.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.