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Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

The pretty widow of a naval lieutenant, Anthony Burrows, who was killed in action in 1665. Her mother Mrs. Crofts kept a shop in Westminster where Elizabeth seems to have worked. An entry in Pepys's private accounts for 1667-8 ('Burroughs ... gloves') may refer to a purchase that was innocent. Most of his dealings with her were not.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

A curious tea party took place one Sunday in May, 1666:

"After dinner ... I by water to Westminster to Mrs. Martin’s, and there sat with her and her husband and Mrs. Burrows, the pretty, an hour or two,"

So the Elizabeths knew each other, and Mr. Burrows knew Pepys, and they all sat around for an hour or two discussing ... the weather?

https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1666/05/27/

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"So the Elizabeths knew each other, and Mr. Burrows knew Pepys, and they all sat around for an hour or two discussing ... the weather?"

It was, of course, Mr. Martin ... Lt. Burrows died in 1665. Sorry!

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