1893 text

William Swan is called a fanatic and a very rogue in other parts of the Diary.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

4 Annotations

First Reading

Terry F  •  Link

Swan was a "fanatique" in that in June, 1662, he held a radically nonconformist view, "for he finds that he and his company are the true spirit of the nation, and the greater part of the nation too, who will have liberty of conscience in spite of this 'Act of Uniformity,' or they will die; and if they may not preach abroad, they will preach in their own houses." http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1…

For the reference to "Fanatics" see http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo…

I find no reference to Pepys having called him "rogue" by Nov. 6, 1662.

Terry F  •  Link

Servant to Lord Widrington; claimed, 20 December 1661, to be writing a book called “The unlawfull use of lawfull things” (L&M Index) "Possibly the Treasury solicitor of that name under the Commonwealth." (L&M Companion)

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Which Lord Widdrington?

Sir Thomas Widdington MP 1603 - 1664: 1659-60 he was a member of the council of state, and on three occasions he was one of the commissioners of the great seal, but he lost some of his offices when Charles II was restored.

Sir Edward Widdrington lived in Axe Yard and was related both to a public orator at Cambridge and to the speaker of the House, William Lenthall. (Claire Tomalin, "Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self", p.68)

Thomas Widdrington was chief baron of the Exchequer, making him a better candidate for the person Pepys is calling "my Lord."

or Ralph Widdrington of Cambridge University, related to these Widdringtons.

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