"..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.."
16 May 2013, 5:08 p.m. - Bill
For the family tree of Elizabeth Pickering: http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Elizabeth_Pickering_%2811%29
16 May 2013, 5:09 p.m. - Bill
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.
24 Oct 2013, 1:04 p.m. - Bill
Elizabeth, as Betty Pickering, is mentioned on November 17, 1660.
4 Feb 2014, 3:21 a.m. - Bill
CREED, ELIZABETH (1644?-1728), philanthropist; nee Pickering: married John Creed, of Oundle, 1668; gave free Instruction to girls in drawing and needlework; painted altar-pieces for churches near Oundle.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
10 Jun 2017, 3:26 a.m. - Terry Foreman
'Mrs. Betty Pickering, who is a very well-bred and comely lady, but very fat': http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1663/09/15/
24 Apr 2018, 10:13 a.m. - Sasha Clarkson
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.