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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

On May 20, 1666 "After dinner my wife and Mercer by coach to Greenwich, to be gossip to Mrs. Daniel’s child."

A gossip is an old-fashioned word for godmother.

Terry Foreman gives an annotation that the boy's name is John, and Lt. Daniel's name is also John, but gives no citation.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

On further exploration, I find there is a John Daniel, a Lt. from the Royal Charles, mentioned on June 4, 1666, the only time in the Diary.

However, there re 8 links saying Samuel Daniel is the Lt. married to Mrs. Daniel. So I think Terry is mistaken.

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