"... and who should be here in the quality of a woman but Mrs. Worship’s daughter, Dr. Clerke’s niece, ..."
"a women" probably means a companion.
Pepys knew Timothy Clarke, M.D., one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society. He lived at Whitehall, and knew what was going on at Court, and was married to Frances Clarke.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.