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GENEALOGY OF THE PEPYS FAMILY. 



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GENEALOGY 



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PEPYS FAMILY 

1273— 1887 
COMPILED BY 

WALTER COURTENAY PEPYS 

LATE LIEUTENANT 60TH ROYAL RIFLES 
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LONDON 
GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET 
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PREFACE. 

N offering the present compilation of family data to those 
interested, I wish it to be clearly understood that I claim 
to no originality. 

It is intended — as can readily be seen by those who 
. read it — to be merely a gathering together of fragments 
of family history, which has cost me many hours of research, and which 
I hope may prove useful to any future member of the family who may 
feel curious to know who his forefathers were. 

I believe the pedigrees of the family I have compiled from various 
sources to be the most complete and accurate that ever have been 
published. 

Walter Courtenay Pepys. 

6l, PORCHESTER TeRRACE, 

London, W., 

/uly, 1887. 




TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

1. Arms of the Family, &c. 9 

2. First Mention of the Name 1 1 

3. Spelling and Pronunciation of the Name . . . . . . .12 

4. Foreign Form of the Name . . 14 

5. Sketch of the Family Histoiy 16 

6. Distinguished Members of the Family 33 

7. Present Members of the Family 49 

8. Extracts from a Private Chartulary $2 

9. Correspondence 5^ 

10. Wills 65 

11. Pedigrees 7^ 





ARMS OF THE FAMILY. 




HE arms and crest of the family are described by Burke 
in his "General Armoury" (London, 1884), as follows : — 
Anns. — Sa. on a bend or, between two horses' heads 
erased ar. 3 fleurs de lis of the field. 

Crest. — A camel's head erased or, bridled, lined, ringed 
and gorged with a ducal coronet, sa. 

I am informed by Charles Athill, Esq. (Bluemantle), that " the ori- 
ginal grant of armorial bearings to your family has been omitted to be 
registered, but the arms and crest have on several occasions been ad- 
mitted. The earliest instance I find is in the year 1563, when the right 
of Thomas Pepys of Southcreke,^ co. Norfolk, was allowed at the Visita- 
tion of Norfolk in that year, and on several subsequent occasions it has 
been confirmed." 

The earliest drawing of the arms and crest I have discovered is 
annexed to a pedigree of the Norfolk branch in "Genealogies of 
Families in Norfolk, 161 2," given in No. 4756 of the Harleian MS. ; but 
this especial one (set out at p. 74) is dated 1585, and signed " Robert 
Cooke — Clarencieux." 

^ Thomas Pepes of Southcreke. Will proved ii April, 1582 (Norwich Registry), 
Harleian MS., Nos. iioi and 11 54, Brit. Museum. 



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The Pepys Family. 



The motto, " Mens cujusque is est quisque," adopted by the family, I 
cannot exactly trace as to date. It first occurs connected with the 
arms of Samuel Pepys the Diarist; and Mr. Henry Wheatley, in his 
book, " Samuel Pepys and the World he lived in," attributes the adoption 
to him. Most likely he is right. 

It is a quotation from Cicero's " Somnium Scipionis," 8, the whole 
passage being as follows : — 

" Tu vero enitere, et sic habeto te non esse mortalem sed corpus hoc. 
Nee enim is est quem forma ista declarat ; sed Mens cujusque is est quis- 
que non ea figura quae digito montrari potest." 

*' But do you bear in mind, and endeavour to show, that it is not 
yourself that is mortal, but this body of yours ; for that which a man's 
form declares him to be, is not the real man himself, but it is the mind 
of each one that makes the real man, and not the mere frame which 
may be pointed out with the finger." — J. E. 0. 




FIRST MENTION OF THE NAME. 




HE first mention of the name in English manuscript 
I have been able to discover occurs in the " Rotuli 
Hundredorum " (Edw. I., 1273), and is as follows :— 

" Hundr de Stane 
1/ "ComCantabr 

" Ric Pepis tz j mes' & rod de eod G r' oB p omibz " 

Translation. —i?2V//^r^ Pepis holds one messuage and one rood of 

land of the same G. He pays a halfpenny for the 

lot. 

2/ " Hundr de Wytlisford 

"Com Cantabr 

"Henxton 
''Jots Pepes ten' de dca P'orissa una placea gtin di' rod p s"^ vie 

eid viiij'^ iij p car' p c' iijd & ead P'orissa ten' ut 

sua'' 
Translation. —John Pepes holds of the said Prioress one plot of half a 

rood by a rent to her of eightpence, and three 

fisheries of the value of three pence, and the same 

Prioress holds them as her own. 



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SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION OF 

THE NAME. 




T will be observed that in the extracts just given two 
spellings of the name occur, though no doubt the same 
surname is intended. This recklessness is very common 
in all old manuscripts and books even as late as the last 
century. In some of the wills I have examined, dating 

from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the name is spelt in three 

different ways in the same document. 

Perhaps it would be thought impossible to misspell the same name 

in seventeen different ways ; so I have extracted from my records 

specimens of each spelling, with a reference where each occurs. 

1. Pepis. Rolls of the Hundreds, 1273. 

2. Pepy. Inquisitiones ad quod damnum, 1439. 

3. Pypys. Will of Laurence Pypys, 15 11. 

4. Pipes. Ditto. 

5. Peppis. Will of John Peppis of Branktre, 15 18. 

6. Peppes. Will of Margaret, wife of above, 15 19. 

7. Pepes. Will of Thomas Pepes of Cottenham, 1520. 

8. Peppys. Will of John Peppys of Debden, 1552. 

9. Peaps. Will of John Peaps of Cambridge, 1636. 
10. Pippis. Will of Anna Pippis of Cambridge, 1639. 



spelling and Pronunciation of the Name, 1 3 

11. Peapys. Magdalen College, Cambridge, Records, 1653. 

12. Peps. Samuel Pepys, marriage register, St. Martin's in the 

Fields, 1655. 

13. Pypes. Admon. of Wm. Pypes' Estate, 1656. 

14. Peypes. Letter of Edw. Montagu to Chief Justice Pepys, 1656. 

15. Peeps. Extract from "Coffee House Paper," Samuel Pepys' 

Diary. 

16. Peepes. Marriage licence, John Peepes and Mary Gibson, Apr. 

1683. 

17. Peyps. Buriafl register of Samuel Peyps, St. Olave's, Hart 

Street, 1703. 

The accepted spelling of the name " Pepys " was adopted generally 
about the end of the seventeenth century, though it occurs many years 
before that time. 

There have been numerous ways of pronouncing the name, as " Peps," 
"Peeps," and "Peppis." The Diarist undoubtedly pronounced it 
" Peeps," and the lineal descendants of his. sister Paulina, the family 
of " Pepys Cockerell," pronounce it so to this day. 

The other branches of the family all pronounce it as " Peppis," and I 
am led to be satisfied that the latter pronunciation is correct by the two 
facts, that in the earliest known writing it is spelt " Pepis," and that the 
French form of the name is " Pepy " (p. 14). 






FOREIGN FORM OF THE NAME. 

HIS takes the form of " Pepy," " Pepie," or " Pepe." Sir 
William Betham, in his "Baronetage" (London, 1805), 
mentions that the family may have come from Languedoc, 
which supposition is supported by the name " Pepyons " 
occurring in the " Armorial General de la France," Hozier, 
Paris, 1768, Registre 6, in an ancient contract of marriage in the 
Province of Languedoc, dated 1292, and in " Le Cabinet Historique," 
iii., p. 12, also by Hozier, in the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris, the 
name " Pepie " occurs. 

I chanced to read the discourse of a French pastor whose name is 
" Pepy," and I wrote to him and inquired into his family history. The 
statement upon the subject which he makes, and which is given below, 
curiously exactly corresponds with Sir William Betham's supposition. It 
will also be observed that M. Pepy mentions a tradition of his family 
having in the first place come from Italy to Languedoc. The name un- 
questionably exists in that country, the two well-known Italian 
authors, Guglielmo Pepe or Peppe, 161 1, and Baron Antonio Pepi, 
1750-70, testifying to the fact. 
The following is M. Pepy's letter : — 



Foreign Form of the Name. 15 

" Porrentruy, Jura-Bernois, 
" 18 Oct., 1880. 

"Tr^s honore Monsieur, 

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"II m'est difficile de vous envoyer, quant a I'objet de votre lettre, 
des renseignements positifs ou meme interessants. 

" Une tradition tres ancienne dans ma famille, qui est originaire de La 
Rochelle et de Rochefort-sur-mer, est que notre premier ancetre connu, 
medecin assez capable, est venu du Midi de la France habiter Rochefort 
au temps du Ministre d'Etat Colbert ; et que ce medecin descendait, 
probablement, de la famille Pippio ou Peppio dont Tun des membres a 
ete le fameux Giulio connu, dans I'histoire de la peinture, sous le nom 
de Jules Romain. Cette famille italienne a pu se repandre dans le 
Languedoc, comme vous le supposez, et les recits de ma famille con- 
corderaient en ce point avec votre maniere de voir. 

" Vous connaissez peut-etre par vos lectures et vos recherches I'exis- 
tence de la vieille famille Von Pippitz, qui habite, je crois, le Tyrol 
Autrichien et qui doit venir originairement de I'ltalie, tant ce pays a 
eu des relations constantes avec les deux Tyrols. 

" Recevez, &c., &c., 

"J. Pepy-Deramez, 

" Docteur de Sorbonne, 

** Cure de Porrentruy, 

" Berne." 





SKETCH OF THE FAMILY HISTORY. 




N the following sketch of the family history I have at- 
tempted to enumerate most of the succeeding repre- 
sentatives of each generation in as concise a manner as 
possible, while still giving a few details concerning those 
who, alluded to in various records, &c., barely come under 
the head of " distinguished," and thereby obtain separate notice. 

The first of the name in 1273 were evidently but small copy- 
holders. Within 150 years (1420) three or four of the name had 
entered the priesthood, and others had become connected with the 
monastery of Croyland, as bailiffs, &c. In 250 years (1520) there were 
certainly two families ; one at Cottenham, co. Cambridge, and another 
at Braintree, co. Essex, in comfortable circumstances as yeomen farmers. 
Within fifty years more (1563), one of the family, Thomas, of South- 
creeke, co. Norfolk, had entered the ranks of the gentry sufficiently to 
have his coat-of-arms recognized by the Herald Cooke, who conducted 
the Visitation of Norfolk in that year. From that date the majority 
of the family have been in good circumstances, with perhaps more than 
the average of its members taking up public positions. 

It has been already stated that the first mention of the name occurs 
in the Rolls of the Hundreds of Stane and Wytlisford, co. Cambridge, 
in the year 1273. 

In two deeds relating to College lands in the parish of Cottenham, 



Sketch of the Fa77iily History. 1 7 

CO. Cambridge, dated respectively 20th March, 1329, and 30th July, 
1340 (Cole's MS., British Museum, vol. i., p. 56, vol. xlii., p. 44), 
*' William Pepis " and " William Pipys " appear as landholders in that 
parish, most probably one and the same person. This evidence that 
the family existed in Cambridgeshire, and at Cottenham (where it was 
afterwards so numerous), at such early dates, is interesting, although the 
connection with the after members is lost. 



The next mention of the name is in 1411, when "John Pypys," 
Chaplain to the Guild of the Holy Cross, was buried in the parish 
church of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The tomb is described by Gough 
in his "Sepulchral Monuments " (London, 1786, vol. ii., pt. ii., p. 39, and 
" History of Derbyshire," by Stephen Glover, Derby, 1822, vol. ii., p. 303) 
as of alabaster and of fine character. Gough gives an engraving of it. 



According to the Court Roll of the Manor of Pelhams, in the parish 
of Cottenham, Thomas Pepys was "bayliffe of the Abbot of Crowland 
in 1434" (p. 53), but I have failed to identify him with succeeding 
members of the family, several of whom, however, remained connected 
with that monastery until its dissolution. I have not been more suc- 
cessful with Robert Pepys, mentioned by the Heralds Harley and Cooke 
in their Visitations of the County Norfolk of 1563 and 1585 (Harleian 
MS., Brit. Museum, Nos. iioi and 1154, pp. 48-50 and 127), and with 
whose name all former pedigree compilers have headed their work. 



The next member of whom there is mention is " Henry Pepes alias 
Peppys," of Depedale, co. Norfolk^ whose will, dated 24th February, 
1439, was proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich, i8th March, 
1439. He thereby leaves to his wife, Isabel, cattle and agricultural 
implements, by which I conclude he was a yeoman farmer. 



Robert Peppy was Rector of Beeston, Norfolk, 1428-39 (Blomefield's 
"Norfolk," vol. xi., p. 15, edit. 1810). Perhaps he was the father of 

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1 8 The Pepys Family, 

Robert Pepy, who, in the seventeenth of Henry VI. (1439), ^^'^ P^^" 
sented by Alice, Prioress of St. George's, Thetford, to the Chapel of 
St. Edmund at King's Lynn (Inquisitiones ad quod damnum, Brit. 
Mus., p. 380). 

Another member of the family within the next century entered the 
priesthood — Laurence Pypys, having made his will the 13th April, 
15 1 1, proved the 13th August following (Principal Registry, Somerset 
House), in which he describes himself as " Clericus " of Stallham, co. 
Norfolk. The ecclesiastics named by him as executors having renounced, 
one William Pipes, most likely the testator's brother, was granted the 
administration of the estate. 



The first member of the family whose descendants I have definitely 
been able to trace, by wills or otherwise, is " John Peppis the elder, of 
Branktre, co. Essex," and his wife, " Margaret Peppes, of Branktre, co. 
Essex, widow, late wife of John Peppes the elder, of Branktre, now 
lately deceased." These two wills are dated respectively the 31st De- 
cember, 15 18, and 8th May, 15 19, and were proved on the same day, 
the 15th July, 1519 (Principal Registry, Somerset House). John Peppis 
was evidently the head of an Essex branch of the family, which entirely 
died out in 155 1, thirty-three years after the date of his will, as a re- 
ference to the Pedigree A, compiled from wills, \vill show. 



The first ancestor of the existing branches of the family I can trace 
descent from is " William Pepis the elder, of Cotenham, co. Cambridge, 
yeoman," whose will, dated 20th March, 15 19, and that of his wife, 
Margaret, dated 4th January, 1529, are given in extenso at pp. 65 and 68, 
and show that he was in very substantial circumstances as a yeoman. 

On the authority of a genealogical note made by this William Pepys' 
grandson (p. 53), " he was brought up by the Abbot of Crowland in 
Huntingdon, and he was born at Dunbar in Scotland, a gentleman whom 
the said Abbot did make his bayliffe of all his lands in Cambridgeshire, 



Sketch of the Family History. 19 

and placed him in Cottenham. The which WiUiam aforesaid had 3 
sons, I Thomas, 2 John, 3 WiUiam." It was evidently upon the au- 
thority of the above note that Roger Pepys (eldest son of Talbot, in 
whose writing this note comes down to us) informed his first cousin 
once removed, Samuel Pepys the Diarist, " that we did certainly come 
out of Scotland, with the Abbot of Crowland" (Diary, June 12, 1667). 
I cannot quite follow this Scottish descent, as, on the authority of the 
same note-book, one Thomas Pepys filled a similar position to the 
Monastery of Croyland in 1434, and I think I have shown that the 
family had been pretty numerous in the Eastern Counties between that 
date and William of Cottenham's time. 



Thomas, William of Cottenham's eldest son, was also of Cottenham, 
and married Clemence, daughter of Nicholas Thurlow, by whom he left 
a large family, all mentioned in his will, proved the 4th May, 15 21 
(Principal Registry, Somerset House). He held lands under the Abbot 
of Croyland, and in his will directs that rent should continue to be paid 
to that dignitary. His second son, Richard, was appointed by John 
Wells, last Abbot of Croyland, bailiff and collector of the Manors of 
Cottenham, Hokynton, and Drydrayton on the nth January, 1539 
(Cough's "History of Croyland," Appendix, p. 122). 

The descendants of this branch settled principally at Burnham West- 
gate, CO. Norfolk, and were very numerous, but by the last quarter of the 
seventeenth century they had greatly diminished. At that date the 
chief representative was settled in London, Richard Pepys, citizen and 
upholder of London ; will proved 23rd May, 1679 (Principal Registry, 
Somerset House). His descendants were resident in London in 1802, 
but were then very few in number, and have since died out ; about the 
same date the name disappeared in the co. Norfolk (Pedigree A). 



John, William of Cottenham's second son, married Cicely, daughter 
and heiress of John Style of Wyveston, co. Norfolk, '"and became, 
evidently, a man of wealth, for he purchased the manors of Roses and 



20 The Pepys Family. 

Holkham, co. Norfolk, in 1541 (Blomefield's " Norfolk," edit. 18 10, 
vol. vii., p. 80). He lived at Southcreeke, and by his will, dated 
loth May, 1541, and proved nth February, 154! (Principal Registry, 
Somerset House), in which he is described as " merchant," he left to 
his son Thomas " My manor of Roses and all other manors, lands, free- 
hold and copyhold, lying in Southcreke, Syderston, Barwyke, Skulthorp, 
Burnham Overy, Burnham Norton, Burnham Westgate, Burnham 
Depdale, in co. Norfolk," and his manor of Holkham and all lands 
appertaining, to his second wife, Elizabeth, for her life. 

The chief representatives of this branch remained settled at South- 
creeke, and married, to their pecuniary advantage, into the Norfolk 
families of Seafoule, Drury of Godwick, Walpole of Houghton, and 
Walpole of Broomsthorpe. Thomas Pepys, a member of this branch, bap- 
tized at Mileham, i6th January, 1640, became Master of the Jewel Office 
to Charles 11. and James II., and was of Hatcham Barnes in the parish 
of Deptford (hence " Pepys Street " now in that parish) and Merton 
Abbey, co. Surrey. He married Ursula, daughter of Bryan Stapylton 
of Myton, CO. York (Burke's "Commoners," 1835, vol. ii., p. 209). Both 
he and his wife are frequently mentioned in the Diary. 

Upon the death of Edward Pepys of Broomsthorpe and Southcreeke 
in 1663, without surviving issue, the landed property of this branch, 
which must have been considerable, passed to the family of Sir Arthur 
Harris of Hayne, near Stowford, co. Devon (Blomefield's " Norfolk," 
edit. 1810, vol. X., p. 349). He had married Theophila, only child of 
John Turner of Kirkleatham, co. York (Burke's " Extinct Baronetage "), 
Sergeant-at-Law and Recorder of York, by Jane, daughter of John 
Pepys of Southcreeke and Ashstead, co. Surrey, who died in 1652. 
This is doubtless "Madame Turner" and her daughter "The" so 
frequently mentioned by the Diarist (Pedigree B). 



William, William of Cottenham's third son, married Alice, daughter 
of John Smith of Wighton, co. Norfolk, and was the ancestor of Samuel 



Sketch of the Family History, 2 1 

the Diarist, and of the three surviving branches of the family ; therefore 
it is a pity that no more is known of him beyond the fact that he was a 
"yeoman of Cottenham/' and that his brother John of Southcreeke 
mentions him in his will as his heir failing his own sons (p. 68). He 
had a numerous family, six sons and two daughters, all mentioned in 
their uncle John's will. The eldest son, WiUiam, is the author of the 
genealogical " noate" given at p. 53. 



John, his second son, must in early life have been connected with the 
administration of the confiscated Abbey lands, for on the 15th July, 
1547, he was granted a patent of annuity for ;£86 (equal to some ;^9oo 
at the present day) in consideration of his surrender of other patents of 
King Henry VIII. and of the auditorship of the lands, revenues, &c., 
of the abbeys of Glastonbury and Reading (p. 54). He married Edith, 
daughter and sole heiress of Edmund Talbot of Cottenham and St. 
Clement, Cambridge. She not only inherited her father's property, but 
also that of her grandmother (wife of John, the son of Sir Gilbert Talbot), 
in whom had been centred the property of two families, viz., Sorrel and 
Ristoft (p. 54). 

In addition to considerable landed property brought to him by his heiress- 
wife, John Pepys made extensive purchases, probably with her money, in 
Cottenham, Histon, Chesterton, &c., and in December, 1579, a large 
property, lately belonging to the Burgoynes, but then the property of 
Thomas Thoresby by marriage, situated in the parishes of Impington, 
Waterbeach, Girton, and Histon, co. Cambridge, was added by purchase 
to his former possessions (p. 52). He began building a considerable 
manor house at Impington, and by his will, dated 2nd July, 1589 (p. 69), 
he left full directions that funds from his estate should be provided for 
its completion, which directions were complied with, and his descen- 
dants resided in the house until it passed away by failure of male heirs 
in 1805. The following description of it, written in 1774 by the Rev. 
W. Cole (Cole's MS., Brit. Mus., vol. iv., pp. 74 and 90) will be of 



22 The Pepys Family. 

interest : — *' At a small distance from the Church, S. of it, a very elegant 
seat of seven windows in front and built of brick, belonging to M'" Pepys 
y^ present Lord of y^ Manor [Charles Pepys, who died 1778], adorned 
with beautiful gardens and canals about it. A noble hall, with two 
Corinthian pillars on one side of it, is in the centre. On one side a 
dining-parlour, kitchen, &c. On the other an elegant dining-room and 
drawing-room, and by the hall a most beautiful saloon and staircase, 
with an opening to the top of the house with a gallery into which all 
the bedchambers have entrance — the whole elegantly fitted up and 
furnished." 

(In June, 1887, I saw over this house, through the kindness of the 
present owner, W. B. Caldwell, Esq. I found that Mr. Pine Coffin, 
to whose family it came by marriage in 1805, sold it about 1862 to 
Charles Bamford, Esq., who spent a large sum in recasing the build- 
ing, renovating the stone work, additions, &c. ; in 1873 it was resold by 
him to the present owner ; the interior quite corresponds still to the 
above account. The shield of Pepys arms, quartered with the lion for 
Talbot, is in excellent preservation over the hall porch.) 

John Pepys of Impington died in 1589, and was buried at Cotten- 
hnm the i6th July; he left a large family of six sons and four daughters, 
and a widow who was his second wife, Edith the heiress having died 
about 1585. His eldest son, John, was disinherited by his father, but 
notwithstanding he was destined to become the ancestor of the surviving 
branches of the family. His fourth son, " Thomas the red " (to distin- 
guish him from an elder brother, " Thomas the black," who died young) 
was grandfather of the celebrated Diarist Samuel (p. 36), who was 
born in 1632 at Brampton, Hunts, and married in 1655, at St. Martin's 
in the Fields, Elizabeth St. Michel, daughter of Balthazar St. Michel, of 
French origin, by whom he had no issue. Samuel Pepys died in 1703 
at Clapham, and by his will, dated May, 1703 (Principal Registry, 
Somerset House), he left his property to his nephew John Jackson, son 
of his sister Paulina, the representatives of whom are now the family of 
Pepys Cockerell. 



Sketch of the Family Histo7y. 23 

John Pepys' sixth son, Talbot, was his father's favourite, for he left 
him (p. 70) the Impington manor house and the bulk of his landed 
property. He was born in 1583, educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 
and called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1605. On the 12th 
April, 1625, he was elected member for Cambridge borough, but did 
not sit long, for that Parliament was dissolved the following August, 
and he was not re-elected (Return of Members to Parliament, 12 13 to 
1702, Brit. Mus.). In 1624 he was appointed Recorder of Cambridge, 
and held that office until 1660 (Cooper's "Annals of Cambridge," 
vol. iii., p. 169), when he was succeeded in it by his son Roger, of 
whom more hereafter. 

In connection with this appointment the following letters were sent 
by Viscount Mandeville, Lord President of the Council, and the Duke 
of Buckingham to the Corporation recommending Talbot Pepys for the 
Recordership : — 

** After my harty commendacions. 
" Whereas I am informed that M^ Brackyn, Recorder of your Towne, 
hath expressed him self soe farre that he is willinge to resigne his 
Recordershipp unto M"" Talbutt Pepys of the Middle Temple, a gentle- 
man who hath beene many yeares well knowen unto me to bee of very 
honest conversacion & integritie & able & sufficient to supply that 
place, I have therefore thought good to recommend him unto you, of 
whom yf you shall please to make choice to succeed M^" Brackyn, I doe 
assuredly perswade myselfe that you shall ever finde him true and fayth- 
full to performe his beste service to your corporacion. And I shall 
acknowledge it as a respecte unto myselfe, and so I reste 

" Your very lovinge friend, 

" Mandeville. 
"Whitehall, ij Octobris Anno Dni 1624." 



24 The Pepys Family, 

" To my veiy lovinge freinds the Maior and Aldermen of the Towne 
of Cambridge. 

" After my hearty commendacions. Whereas I am given to under- 
stand that W Brackyn, Recorder of the Towne of Cambridge, is 
willinge to resigne his place to M"* Talbott Pepys, a gentleman that 
hath beene employed in some affayres of myne, of whose integritie & 
sufficiencie I have had good testimonie, therefore I am desirous to re- 
commend him unto you as a man every way fytt for that place, of whom 
if you shall make choice to succeed M"" Brackyn, I shall take for a 
curtesie which I shal be readye to acknowledge, and reste 

" Your very lovinge friend, 

" Buckingham. 

" Royston, the xviij of October, 1624." 

The above letters were read at a Common Day of the Corporation of 
Cambridge, held on the 27th of October, when Talbot Pepys was 
appointed Recorder, and made a freeman. At another Common Day, 
held on the i6th of November, the following letter from Talbot Pepys 
was read : — 

"To the Righte Worshipfull and mine especiall good friends the 
Maior, Aldermen, & Burgesses of Cambridge. 

" Righte Worshipfull, 

" Beeing certified that uppon M'' Brackyn's resignacion of his Re- 
cordership it hath pleased yow to conferre uppon me that his place by 
election, I thereby acknowledge myselfe wholly engaged to your whole 
bodye in generall. And in testimony of true thankfull acceptacion of 
your loves therein doe professe myselfe (by the gratious assistance of 
Almightie God) ready carefully and faythfuUy uppon all occasions to 
the uttermost of my power to preserve & promote the good of the 
Corporacion & of every particular member thereof, in the same meanes 
as mine owne private-beinge by the sence of your love & favors herein 
to me shewen, as in the name & outward callinge so in sincere love & 
affection, reallie & truly incorporated yours, and shall (God willinge) att 



Sketch of the Family History, 25 

the end of the Terme shew myselfe ready personally to be informed of 
the particular duties of my place, and then and in the mean tyme (if 
cause be) to doe for you any service. 

" Yours assuredly, 

"Talbott Pepys. 

"Middle Temple in London, 13 November, 1624." 

Talbot Pepys must have assisted the Parliamentary party by a good 
deal more than his good wishes, for it is recorded (Cole's MS., Brit. 
Mus., vol. xxi., p. 28) "Anno 1648 June 9. Ordered that the sum of 
;£'5oo formerly bequeathed to Mr. Speaker for the use of the Publick 
by Mr. Pepis, late Recorder of the Town of Cambridge, be employed 
towards making up of 3 months pay for the troop of horse to be raised 
for the Parliaments guard." — -Journals of House of Commons^ vol. v., 
p. 592. 

The compiler of this minute killed Talbot Pepys many years before 
his death, for under date July 15, 1661, he is thus mentioned by the 
Diarist : — " Rode to Impington, where I found my old Uncle sitting all 
alone, like a man out of the world, he can hardly see, but all things else 
he do pretty livelyly." At that date he was aged seventy-eight, having 
been born in 1583. He married twice. By his first wife, Beatrice, 
daughter of John Castell of Raveningham, co. Norfolk, whom he married 
3rd August, 1615, he left three sons and one daughter. He died in 
March, 1666, aged eighty-three, and was buried at Impington. 



Talbot's eldest son, Roger, is the '' cozen Roger " so very often 
alluded to in the Diary. He distinguished himself in many ways. He 
married four wives, the second a lady of large fortune, Parnell, daughter 
and heiress of John Duke of Worlingham, Suffolk, and Lord of the 
Manor of Diss, co. Norfolk (Blomefield's ** Norfolk," ed. 1810, vol. i., 
p. 12). Her father in 1649 ^^^ Diss Jylanor between his two daughters, 
Parnell and Anne. The latter dying unmarried, her sister and co- 
partner Parnell became Lady of the Manor. Roger was Recorder of 



2 6 The Pepys Family. 

Cambridge from 1660, when he succeeded his father, until 1678, when 
the Corporation removed him "for acting in conjunction with the 
factious party against the Court and loyal interest " (Cooper's " Annals of 
Cambridge," vol. iii., pp. 478 and 578); however, he obtained a man- 
damus for restitution to his office, and established the validity of the 
same in the Court of King's Bench the following year, 1679. He was 
elected member for Cambridge borough 12th April, 1661, and sat 
throughout the "Long Parliament" until 24th January, 1678, when it 
was dissolved. At the election for Cambridge the following month he 
was unsuccessful (Return of Members to Parliament, 12 13-1702, Brit. 
Mus.). He died 4th October, 1688, and was buried at Impington. 



The great-grandson of Roger Pepys was Charles of Impington, born 
there 22nd October, 17 10. He married Anne, daughter of John 
Spelman of Narborough, co. Norfolk. He died without issue at Bath, 
17th January, 1778 (Cole's MS., Brit. Museum, vol. iv., p. 74), the 
last male representative of the Impington Pepys'. By his will, dated 
nth August, 1773, and proved 3rd February, 1778 (Principal Registry, 
Somerset House), he appointed his wife, Anne, sole executrix and 
residuary legatee. At this lady's death, in 1805, the Cambridge and 
Norfolk estates passed under her will, dated 3rd February, 1778, and 
proved 22nd April, 1805 (Principal Registry, Somerset House), to the 
Rev. John Pine of Exeter, for life, with remainder to his second son, 
Charles — Charles Pepys of Impington's sister, Hannah Anne, having 
married John Pine of East Down, co. Devon, the father of the above 
Rev. John Pine (Pedigree D). 

This is the second branch of the family I have shown to have died 
out, and its possessions pass to another name, although large families 
several times were born to their representatives. This fact substantiates 
that the Diarist was right when, on the 26th April, 1664, he wrote, 
*' and it is a sad consideration how the Pepys' decay." In another part 
of the present work I have alluded to the same process going on at the 



Sketch of the Family History, 2 7 

present day (p. 49) ; whether " sad " or not to be few in number is a 
question of opinion. 



The fourth and youngest daughter of John Pepys of Impington was 
PauHna, married to Sir Sidney Montagu, younger brother of Henry, first 
Earl of Manchester (Burke's " Peerage "). Their only son, Edward, was 
born 27th July, 1625, and became so notable that a sketch of his life is 
here given. 

He was a very distinguished military commander under the Parlia- 
mentary banner during the Civil War, and subsequendy joint High 
Admiral of England, in which capacity, having had sufficient influence 
to induce the whole fleet to acknowledge the restored monarchy, he was 
elevated to the peerage by Charles II., 12th July, 1660, by the titles of 
Baron Montagu, Viscount Hinchinbroke, and Earl of Sandwich ; his 
Majesty also conferring upon him the Order of the Garter. His gallan- 
try as a naval commander is historic (" Burials in Westminster Abbey," 
Col. Chester, London, 1876, p. 176). Refusing to quit his ship at the 
battle of Southwold Bay, 28th May, 1672, against the Dutch, he was 
blown up in her with a few sailors who (heroically) would not leave him. 
He was buried in the Duke of Albemarle's vault in Westminster Abbey. 
Lord Sandwich married Jemima, daughter of John, first Lord Crewe, and 
left a large family. He stood his first cousin once removed, Samuel the 
Diarist, in good stead, and is frequently mentioned by him. 



John, the eldest son of John Pepys of Impington, whom I have 
before mentioned as being disinherited by his father (p. 22), was of the 
Middle Temple, and married Elizabeth, daughter of John Bendish of 
Bower Hall, Steeple Bumsted, co. Essex, and is the last Pepys de- 
scribed as " of Cottenham," though the name remained at Impington, 
hard by, until 1805. He died in 1604, was buried at Cottenham, and 
left a family of four sons and two daughters. John, his eldest son, was 
of Stoke, next Clare, co. Suffolk, and died without issue in 1642. 



28 The Pepys Family. 

He by his will, dated 17th January, 1641, and proved 20th May, 1642 
(Principal Registry, Somerset House), left all his estate to his next 
brother, Richard (p. 34), who was of the Middle Temple, and 
treasurer of that inn, 1643-4 (Dugdale's " Origines Juridiciales," Brit. 
Mus., p. 222). His shield of arms can now be seen on the wainscot- 
ing and window of that hall, dated 1 644. He was elected member for 
Sudbury borough, co. Suffolk, on i6th March, 1639-40, and sat until that 
Parliament was dissolved, 5th May, 1640 (Return of Members, 1213- 
1702, Brit. Mus.). Early in 1654 he was appointed Sergeant-at-Law, 
and on the 30th May of the same year one of the Barons of the 
Exchequer, and in September, 1655, Chief Justice of the Court of 
King's Bench in Ireland (Foss's " Judges of England," vol. vi., p. 467 ; 
Liber Hiberniae, Line. Inn Library ; Lodge's " Patentee Officers," p. 31), 
which office he continued to hold until his death, 2nd January, 1658. 
Chief Justice Pepys married, first, Judith, daughter of Sir William Cutte, 
Knt., of Arkesden, co. Essex, both families in the former generation 
having been connected by intermarriage with the Bendish family. The 
Chief Justice's second wife was Mary, daughter of Captain Gosnold, who 
died at Dublin in 1660, and whose will was proved loth October of 
that year (Principal Registry, Somerset House). 

It is singular that Samuel Pepys never once mentions Chief Justice 
Pepys in his Diary, for he was decidedly fond of those in good position, 
especially when connected with himself, and the Chief Justice was the 
Diarist's first cousin once removed, and was in high office at the very 
date the Diary was being written, 1655-58. Charles, brother of Francis 
Glasscocke, who married Mary, elder sister of Judith Cutte, the Chief 
Justice's first wife (Pedigree of Cutte, " Essex Archaeological Transac- 
tions," vol. iv., p. 42), is mentioned several times as " Cousin Glasscocke." 



The Chief Justice's eldest son, Richard, married, very early in life, 
Mary, daughter of John Scott of Walter Belchamp, co. Essex, and his 
name, and that of his wife Mary and daughter Mary, are found in the 



Sketch of the Family History. 29 

list of passengers in the ship "Ffrancis" of Ipswich, John Cutting, 
master, bound for New England, the last of April, 1634 ("Researches 
among British Archives," Samuel G. Drake, Boston, i860). Amongst 
the correspondence (p. 56) will be found a letter from the Chief 
Justice to his two sons, Richard and George, addressed to them at 
Boston, New England, in 1641. In 1642 Richard Pepys purchased 
land near that town (" Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers in New 
England," Jas. Savage, vol. iii., p. 393, Boston, 1861). From family 
letters I find that he returned to England about 1650, when he settled 
down at Ashen Clare, co. Essex, in the neighbourhood of his wife's 
home, and there several of his children and grandchildren were bap- 
tized (Parish Registers, Ashen Parish). 



Richard's eldest son, Richard of Warfield, Berks, and afterwards of 
Hackney, died unmarried in 1722, and his will was proved the 14th 
May in the same year (Principal Registry, Somerset House). His 
second son, John, born at Ashen in 1656, settled in London, and in 
April, 1683, married Mary, daughter of Alice Gibson, widow (Parish 
Register, St. Sepulchre's, Holborn). He was Master of the Clock- 
makers' Company, 1707-8 (Records of Company), and died in 1737, 
leaving three sons and a daughter. 



Richard Pepys' third son, George, born at Ashen in 1657, settled at 
Worcester, and his descendants distinguished themselves in the City of 
London, his eldest son, Richard, being Master of the Clothworkers' 
Company in 1769, and his grandson and great-grandson, both of whom 
were named "William Hasledine," were Masters of the Cutlers' Com- 
pany in 1792 and 1822 and 1828 (Companies' Records). His great- 
grandson, William Hasledine (p. 41), was Fellow of the Royal Society, and 
one of the most distinguished chemists of his day. By experiments made 
with apparatus constructed by himself, he greatly advanced the know- 
ledge of the powers of electricity, and brought nearer its practical use. 



30 The Pepys Family. 

He died at Earl's Court, Kensington, in 1856, and his grandchildren 
are now settled in the City of London and at Cologne and x\ix-la- 
Chapelle in Germany. 



The eldest son of John Pepys, Master of the Clockmakers' Company, 
was Richard, who died at Hackney in 1727, leaving an only son, 
Richard, who died unmarried at York in 1787. 



The second son was John, of the parish of St. Dunstan's, London, 
who died in 1750, leaving a son, Edmund, of the Inner Temple and 
Braywich House, Berks, who married Sarah, only child and heiress of 
J. Triquet, Esq. Mr. Edmund Pepys died in 18 17, and was buried in 
St. Pancras Church, where there is a monument to his memory. His 
eldest son was John Pepys, of Lower Berkeley Street, London, born 
in 1776. He married Sarah, daughter of John Bond, Esq., of Lombard 
Street, and Mitcham, Surrey. John Pepys died in i860, and was 
succeeded by his son Edmund, of 20, Portland Place, London, born in 
1806, and who married Louisa Jane, daughter of Colonel Davis, of 
Harley Street, London. Mr. Edmund Pepys died in 1878, leaving four 
sons and three daughters. His eldest son, Mr. Edmund Pepys, of 20, 
Portland Place, born in 1834, is now the representative of this the 
senior branch. 



The third son of John Pepys, Master of the Clockmakers' Company, 
was William, of Lombard Street, banker, to whom the estate of Ridley 
Hall, CO. Cheshire, passed by sale from Orlando Bridgeman in 1705 
(Ormerod's "Cheshire," vol. ii., p. 161). Ridley had formed part of 
the Egerton estates, and on the 4th June, 1643, stood a siege from the 
ParHamentary forces; the hall was burnt down in 1706 from the upset- 
ting of a bale of flax, and has never been rebuilt. The estate is still in the 
possession of Lord Cottenham. William Pepys married, in 1738, 
Hannah, daughter of Dr. Russel, of Lewes, Sussex, — one of the dis- 



Sketch of the Family History. 3 1 

coverers of Brighton, — and widow of Alexander Weller; he died in 
September, 1743, leaving two sons, both of whom succeeded in after 
life. The elder, William Weller, born in 1740, filled the office of 
Master in Chancery for thirty years (17 75-1805), and was created a 
baronet in 1801; he was well known in the society of his day, and 
is frequently mentioned in the works of Hannah More, Madame 
d'Arblay, &c. The younger, Lucas, became one of the first physi- 
cians, and was appointed Physician to King George III. and created a 
baronet in 1802; he married, in 1772, Jane Elizabeth, Countess of 
Rothes, by whom he left at his death, in 1830, two sons and a daughter 
— married in 1804 to William Courtenay, eleventh Earl of Devon, and 
who, by the death of her brothers without issue, become her father's 
heiress. 

Sir William Weller Pepys married, in 1777, Elizabeth, eldest daughter 
of the Right Honourable William Dowdeswell, M.P., of Pull Court, 
Tewkesbury (Chancellor of Exchequer, 1765), and by her left three sons 
and three daughters at his death, 2nd June, 1825. The second daughter, 
Isabella Sophia, married, in 1813, the Rev. Thomas Whately, brother of 
the future Archbishop of Dublin. Sir William, by his will dated 29th 
July, 181 3, left a sum to be laid out by his trustees in the purchase 
of land, with which in 1834 was purchased the estate of Tandridge 
Court, Godstone, co. Surrey, which, with additions, is still the property 
of Lord Cottenham. 

Sir William's eldest son, William Weller, born 4th May, 1778, was 
never married, and died in 1845 at Tandridge, where he was buried. 
The second son, Charles Christopher (p. 43), born in Wimpole 
Street, London, 30th April, 1781, and educated at Harrow School 
and Trinity College, Cambridge, was called to the Bar at Lincoln's 
Inn and became a celebrated judge. For more than nine years 
(January, 1836, to September, 1841, and July, 1846, to June, 1850), 
he filled the high office of Lord High Chancellor of England; he 
was created Baron Cottenham 20th January, 1836, upon his appoint- 



32 The Pepys Family. 

ment to the Chancellorship, and Viscount Crowhurst and Earl of 
Cottenham, the nth June, 1850, upon his resignation of that office. 
Lord Cottenham married, at Bloom sbury Church, London, 30th June, 
1 82 1, Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of William Wingfield, Master in 
Chancery, by his wife, Lady Charlotte Maria, daughter of the first Earl 
Digby ; he died at Pietra Santa, in the Duchy of Lucca, on his seventieth 
birthday, the 29th April, 185 1, and was buried at Totteridge, Herts, 
leaving twelve children, six sons and six daughters. 



Lord Cottenham's eldest son, Charles Edward, born 30th April, 1824, 
succeeded him as second earl, but died unmarried, i8th February, 1863, 
and was buried at Tandridge, when he was succeeded by the second 
son, William John, born 15th August, 1825. Remarried, nth October, 
1870, Theodosia Selina, only daughter of Sir Robert Dallas, Bart., and 
died 2ist January, 1881, and was buried at Tandridge, leaving two sons 
and a daughter. The eldest, Kenelm Charles Edward Pepys, born i8th 
May, 1874, is now fourth Earl of Cottenham. 



Henry, the third son of Sir William Weller Pepys (p. 31), was born 
1 8th April, 1783, and was ordained Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1840, 
and translated to the See of Worcester the following year; he died 13th 
November, i860, at his episcopal residence, Hartlebury Castle, near 
Worcester, leaving two sons and two daughters. His eldest son, Philip 
Henry, held the office of Registrar in Bankruptcy for several years 
before his death in February, 1886, thereby further justifying the obser- 
vation which occurs in Foss's " Judges of England" (vol. vi., p. 467) : — 
" In the family of Pepys is illustrated every gradation of legal rank from 
Reader of an Inn of Court to Lord High Chancellor of England." 





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1 



DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE 

FAMILY. 



HERE note in chronological order those members of the 
family who have in several ways been distinguished, the 
dates of their birth and death, and reference to other 
pages in which they are more particularly mentioned. 



Richard Pepys, Chief Justice of Ireland, born 1588, died January, 
1658 (p. 34). 

Samuel Pepys, F.R.S., the Diarist, born 1632, died 1703 (p. ^6). 

Sir Lucas Pepys, Bart., Physician to the King, born 1742, died 
1830 (p. 40). 

William Hasledine Pepys, F.R.S., a celebrated chemist, born 
1775, died 1856 (p. 41). 

Charles Christopher Pepys, Lord Chancellor, &c., &c., created 
Earl of Cottenham, born 1781, died 1851 (p. 43). 



Henry Pepys, Bishop of Worcester, born 1783, died i860 (p. 48). 



34 The Pepys Family, 

RICHARD PEPYS, Chief Justice of Ireland. 
From Foss's '■^Judges of Engla7id^'' Londo7i^ 1857, vol. vi.^p. 467. 

"In the family of Pepys is illustrated every gradation of legal rank, 
from Reader of an Inn of Court to the Lord High Chancellor of 
England. The first who attained legal honours was Richard, the son of 
John Pepys of Cottenham, co. Cambridge, and the nephew of Talbot 
Pepys, who was a Reader in the Middle Temple in 1623. His mother 
was Elizabeth, daughter of John Bendish of Steeple Bumsted, co. 
Essex. He was the second son, and choosing the law for his profession, 
he studied at the Middle Temple; there he arrived at the post of 
Reader in the autumn of 1640, and was elected Treasurer of the 
Society in 1643. Beyond the notice of his name as a barrister in 
Style's Reports, there is no other trace of him until January, 1654, 
when he was appointed Sergeant, immediately after which he was named 
on the Commission for the Spring Circuit through the Midland Counties, 
and on the 30th May, 1654, he was made Baron of the Exchequer. 
Within a year he was removed to the Chief Justiceship of the Upper 
Bench in Ireland, for though the date of his patent is not given, it 
appears that on the 14th June, 1655, he was placed in that character as 
Chief Commissioner of the Great Seal of that country. He was re- 
lieved from this extra duty on 20th August, 1656, by the nomination of 
WiUiam Steele, Chief Baron of the English Exchequer, to be Lord 
Chancellor of Ireland. Chief Justice Pepys at the time of his death in 
January, 1658, was the sole judge of his court, and it is much to his 
credit that in times like those in which he flourished, no touch of 
calumny sullies his name." 

The following extracts from MSS., <S:c., relating to Chief Justice 
Richard Pepys, are worth adding to the above memoir : — 

"The 25 day of Sept., 1654. 
"Warrant under the Privy Seal of Edmund Prideaux, Esq., Attorney 



Distmguished Members of the Fa7itily. 35 

General, to prepare a Bill for constituting Richard Pepis, Esq., Sergeant- 
at-Law, Lord Chief Justice, for holding pleas in the Upper Bench in 
Ireland. To hold it during good behaviour with a salary of 500 
pounds." — Sloaiie Ayscoiigh MS., Brit. Miis., No. 41S4, fo/. 47 / Cafa- 
logite of Warrants, 1653-56. 

" Oliver P. 

" Instructions given by US by the advice of our Councell to our 
Trustie and right well-beloved Charles Fleetwood, Esq., our Deputie in 
the Dominion of Ireland, and to such other persons as hereby are nomi- 
nated and appointed to bee of our Councell with our Deputie for the 
Government of the said Dominion. 

" To continue and bee in force for the space of three years and noe 
longer. 

" It being necessarie for the good government of the Dominion of 
Ireland in al affaires thereto belonging That a Councell be establisht to 
assist our Deputie therein that Government, Wee reposing great trust 
and confidence in the fidelitie, wisdome, and advice of our Trustie and 
well-beloved Richard Pepys, one of the Barons of our Exchequer (and 
four others) doe nominate, assigne, and appoint them to be of our 
Councell with our said Deputie, and therefore Will that our said 
Deputie shall use their advice and Councell in al Affayres concerning 
the said Government as hereafter shalbee more particularly directed in 
these Instructions. 

"Whitehall, 17 Aug., 1654." 

Sloane Ayscoiigh MS., Brit, Mus., No. 5014 {original warrant). 

The following is from an author whose biassed mind evidently could 
never discover much good in any servant of the Commonwealth, so the 
negative praise he bestows upon Chief Justice Pepys may be considered 
eulogy : — 

" Pepys was Chief Justice of the Upper Bench, to which situation he 
had been removed from the station of Puisne Judge in England. 



.36 The Pepys Family. 

Obscurity is merit in a period teeming with every vice which can flow 
from irrehgion or hypocrisy. We do not hear of Pepys as a judicial 
bloodhound soHciting the properties of convicted criminals, so let us 
presume him reasonably innocent." — Smyth, Law Officers of Ireland, 
London, 1839, p. 291. 

In a sermon preached by Edward Worth, D.D., at the funeral of 
Chief Justice Pepys, entitled: "The Servant doing, and the Lord 
Blessing. Sermon at funeral of Rt. Hon. Rich. Pepys (who deceased 
2 Jan. 1658). Edw. Worth, D.D. Dublin, 1659," Brit. Mus., he is 
thus spoken of : — 

"Few mention his name without some eulogie — the honest Lord 
Pepys, or the good Lord Pepys. He was a faithful and wise Ruler in 
Civil things as well as Sacred, both as a Master in his own family, and 
as a Magistrate in the Commonwealth. First, as a Master, his servants 
were not like slaves, but lower friends. Secondly, as a Magistrate, the 
Chief Justice he might say with Samuel, ' Whose ox or whose ass have 
I taken?'" 



SAMUEL PEPYS, F.R.S. 

Fro7n " Penal Laws aftd Test Act,^^ Sir Geo. Ducket f, Bart., London, 

1883,//. 73-4. 

^' Samuel Pepys, the well-known Diarist, was the eldest surviving son 
of John Pepys, who was descended from a family of that name at 
Cottenham in Cambridgeshire. 

" His brothers were John and Thomas. The former was Clerk of 
the Acts to the Trinity House. The brother of John Pepys, senior, 
was Thomas, of Bride Lane, London, who had a son, Thomas, cousin 
to Samuel. What relation he bore to Roger, the M.P. for Cambridge in 



Distinguished Membe7's of the Family. 37 

1660, we have not ascertained [first cousin once removed. — W. C. P.]. 
A letter from him to Samuel Pepys — in the Bodleian — tends to the 
belief that he was of Impington, co. Cambridge. After pursuing some 
trade (as has been said, though on no very authentic grouncis), John 
Pepys, senior, eventually settled at Brampton in Hunts on a small pro- 
perty which he had inherited from his eldest brother, and he was also of 
Ellington, in the same county. It was at the former place that Samuel 
Pepys was born, in 1632. After leaving the school at Huntingdon, 
and that of St. Paul's, London, he went to Cambridge and entered 
Magdalen College, where we find his admission at folio 12 of the 
College Register : — 

" * Oct'" 1650 Samuel Peapys filius Johannis Peapys annos natus — e 
schola Paulina admissus est sizator, Tutor(e) Domino Morland.' 

" His cousin was Sir Edward Montagu, afterwards Earl of Sandwich, 
whose father. Sir Sidney Montagu (a younger brother of Sir Edward 
Montagu of Boughton), had married Paulina, third daughter of John 
Pepys of Cottenham aforesaid. It was doubtless to this renowned 
naval commander that Samuel Pepys owed much of his subsequent 
advancement. Sir Edward had been employed to bring over Charles II. 
to England at the Restoration in 1660, Pepys accompanying him as 
Secretary on that occasion. In the same year he was nominated ' Clerk 
of the Acts of the Navy,' and thrown into almost daily intercourse with 
the Duke of York as Lord High Admiral. He was very active in his 
department on the breaking out of the Dutch War in 1664, and re- 
mained at his post during the whole time of the Plague in the year 
following, regardless of the dangers which surrounded him. During 
the memorable Fire of London he exerted himself also very con- 
spicuously, as detailed in his own Diary. When, in 1667, the officers 
of the Navy Board were summoned to the Bar of the House of Com- 
mons respecting the success of the Dutch Admiral De Ruyter against 
Chatham Dockyard, Pepys undertook their defence, and succeeded, in 
a briUiant speech of three hours' duration, in so disproving all charges 
made against the Board that the inquiry went no further. 



38 The Pepys Family. 

" In a contest for Aldborough, in Suffolk, in which the Duke of York 
and Lord Henry Howard (afterwards sixth Duke of Norfolk) exerted 
themselves for his return, he was unsuccessful, and in 1673, although 
he was chosen for Castle Rising, his return was disputed, proceedings 
taking place in the House of Commons against his election on the 
grounds of religious principles. In 1685 he was returned for Sandwich, 
one of the Cinque Port boroughs, as well as for Harwich, for which 
latter place he elected to sit. 

*' Upon the passing of the Test Act in 1673, the Duke of York having 
resigned all his employments, the king called Mr. Pepys into his own 
service as 'Secretary of the Affairs of the Navy.' In 1679 ^^ was 
accused, with Sir Anthony Deane, a Commissioner of the Navy, on the 
depositions of Col. John Scott, of treasonable correspondence with the 
French king as to the state of the English navy, and also of a design 
to dethrone the king and extirpate the Protestant religion. He and 
Sir Anthony were committed to the Tower under the Speaker's warrant 
on May 22nd, and S. Pepys' place at the Admiralty was filled by the 
appointment of Thomas Hayter. When the two prisoners were brought 
to the Bar of the King's Bench on the 2nd of June, the Attorney General 
refused bail, but subsequently they were allowed to find security for 
^30,000. At length, after several months' delay, it was found that 
Colonel Scott refused to acknowledge the truth of his original deposition, 
and the prisoners were relieved from their bail on February 1 2th, 1679-80. 

''In 1680, when in attendance upon Charles II. at Newmarket, he 
took down in shorthand from the king's mouth the narrative of his escape 
after the Battle of Worcester, which is now in the Pepysian Library at 
Magdalen College, Cambridge. So high, indeed, was Pepys in favour both 
with Charles II. and his brother, that we are told on reliable authority, 
that when the latter was in the act of sitting for his portrait to Sir Godfrey 
Kneller, intended as a present to him, then Secretary of the Admiralty, 
news coming that the Prince of Orange had landed, James II., with the 
utmost composure, desired Kneller to finish the picture, ' that his good 
friend might not be disappointed.' This picture was at one time in the 



Distinguished Af embers of the Family, 39 

possession of Mr. Samuel Pepys Cockerell, and has been engraved by 
Vertue. Samuel Pepys had assisted at James II.'s coronation as one 
of the Cinque Port Barons. 

" Upon the accession of William and Mary he lost his appointment, 
an order made out by the Commissioners of the Admiralty on the 9th 
of March, 1688-9, commanding him to give up all documents connected 
with his office to Phineas Bowles, the newly-appointed Secretary of the 
Admiralty, and although he had represented Harwich in two Parlia- 
ments — those, namely, of 1678-9 and 1685 — the electors refused to 
return him for the Convention Parliament of 1688-9. He retired to his 
house at Clapham, and there lived quietly until his death, May 26th, 
1703, from the stone — a disease he had suffered from throughout his 
life. 

" His death and funeral are thus mentioned by Evelyn in his Diary, 
and by Charles Hatton to Lord Hatton. The latter writes : ' June 
5th, 1703. Mr. Pepys, who was a very valuable person and my parti- 
cular friend, to whom dying he left mourning, is dead and was yesterday 
buried; several persons of quality and note being at his funeral.' 
Evelyn observes : '26th May, 1703. This day died Samuel Pepys, a 
very worthy, industrious, and curious person, none in England exceed- 
ing him in knowledge of the navy, in which he had passed through all 
the most considerable offices. When King James went out of England 
he laid down his office, and would serve no more, but withdrawing him- 
self from all public affairs he lived at Clapham, with his partner, Mr. 
Hewer, formerly his clerk, in a very noble house and sweet place. Mr. 
Pepys had been for forty years so much my particular friend that Mr. 
Jackson [son of Samuel Pepys' sister, Paulina, and his heir] sent me 
complete mourning, desiring me to be one to hold up the pall at his 
magnificent obsequies, but my indisposition hindered me from doing 
this last office.'" 



40 The Pepys Family, 



SIR LUCAS PEPYS, Bart. 

Sir Lucas Pepys was born 26th May, 1742, and was the younger 
son of William Pepys, of London, banker, and of Ridley Hall, 
Cheshire, by Hannah, widow of Alexander Weller, and daughter of Dr. 
Richard Russel. Sir William Weller Pepys was Sir Lucas's elder 
brother. Both brothers were educated at Eton and at Christ Church, 
Oxford, where Sir Lucas took the degrees of A.M. 1767, M.B. 1770, 
M.D. 1774. On settling in London he fixed his residence in St. 
Anne's Street, Soho, and as early as 1769, at the age of twenty-seven, 
was appointed one of the physicians of the Middlesex Hospital. In 
1770 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. On the 
30th October, 1772, Sir Lucas married Jane Elizabeth, Countess of 
Rothes. In 1779 he was appointed Physician to King George III., and 
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, November 9th, 1780. In 1781 he 
was appointed one of the Commissioners for visiting Madhouses. By 
patent dated January 22nd, 1784, in which he was styled as of Boxhill 
in Surrey, he was created a Baronet with remainder, on failure of his own 
male issue, to his elder brother, William Weller, who was, however, raised 
to the same dignity in 1801. 

Sir Lucas was appointed Physician General to the Army in 1794. In 
1799 he resigned the office of Treasurer to the College of Physicians, 
which he had held for some years. The Countess of Rothes, having 
died June 2nd, 1810, Sir Lucas married, secondly, June 29th, 1813, 
Deborah, daughter of Anthony Askew, M.D. He died in Park Street, 
Grosvenor Square, 17th June, 1830, aged eighty-eight, leaving two sons 
and one daughter, married to WiUiam Courtenay, eleventh Earl of Devon. 



Distingtdshed Members of the Family . 41 

WILLIAM HASLEDINE PEPYS, F.R.S. 
From Knighfs Biography^ London^ 1862. 

"William Hasledine Pepys, F.R.S., was born in the year 1775 in the 
City of London, where his father conducted in the Poultry a superior 
business as a cutler and maker of surgical instruments. [This esta- 
blishment was continued by Mr. Pepys' son Robert until 1863, when the 
Poultry was pulled down to make way for city improvements.] His 
early history is connected in a remarkable manner with that of the pro- 
gress of chemistry, and of some other branches of science in this 
country, as well as with that of various institutions formed for their 
advancement. In March, 1796, the Askesian Society was established 
by the association of a number of young men for their mutual improve- 
ment by the discussion of philosophical subjects. Of these Mr. W. H. 
Pepys was one. He became a member of the committee for apparatus 
appointed by the Society, and took an active part in the experimental 
elucidation to the members of facts generally understood and in the 
repetition and examination of new discoveries. 

" Mr. W. H. Pepys also contributed papers to the same body, which, 
from the residence or occupation of its members in the City of London, 
eventually led to the foundation of the London Institution, and through 
the British Mineralogical Society in part also to the establishment of the 
Geological Society of London, of all which Mr. Pepys was an early 
member and office-bearer. His skill and ingenuity in the construction 
of apparatus proved most important auxiliaries in the progress of 
chemical and electro-chemical science in England for a period exceed- 
ing thirty years. His researches on respiration, prosecuted in conjunc- 
tion with Mr. William Allen, and published in the " Philosophical Tran- 
sactions," may be said to have established the foundation of our exact 
knowledge of the chemical changes produced in the air by that process, 
while their preliminary experiments on carbon and carbonic acid, re- 



42 The Pepys Family. 

corded in papers contained in the same collection, confirmed^" several 
points in the chemical history of those bodies which had remained in 
doubt or been insufficiently examined. In 1808 Mr. W. H. Pepys was 
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, in the proceedings of which he 
took an active part for many years. As just intimated, he was named 
as one of the managers of the London Institution, and for many years 
continued an active member. The arrangement for the laboratory, the 
collection of chemical and philosophical apparatus, and subsequently 
the Lectures, were mainly carried out by him, and from 1821-24 he was 
Honorary Secretary. After an interval of some years he was again 
elected a Manager, and afterwards a Vice-President. Under his direction 
a voltaic battery of 2000 double plates of zinc and copper was con- 
structed for the laboratory, with which many of Sir Humphrey Davy's 
experiments on the magnetic phenomena produced by electricity were 
made, with the personal assistance of Mr. W. H. Pepys. In the " Phi- 
losophical Transactions for 1823 " is described another voltaic battery, 
devised by Mr. W. H. Pepys for the performance of electro-magnetic 
experiments, and constructed for the London Institution, consisting of 
two plates only, one of copper, the other of zinc, but these each fifty 
feet in length and two in width, coiled round each other. A remark- 
able experiment repeated by Sir H. Davy with this apparatus is de- 
scribed in a paper by him in the same volume. A similar apparatus 
was produced about the same time, but quite independently, by Dr. 
Seebech of Berlin. 

"Mr. W. H. Pepys retained to the last his interest in the progress of 
science, together with a vivid recollection of the part which he and his 
friends had taken in the production of the English School of Chemistry 
among the contemporaries of Davy and Wollaston. 

*' Mr. W. H. Pepys died at his house, Earl's Terrace, Kensington, on 
August 17th, 1856, aged eighty-one." 



Distinguished Members of the Family. 43 

LORD CHANCELLOR COTTENHAM. 

Frotn Fosses ^'•Judges of England ^^ vol. ix.^p. 239, London, 1857. 

"Charles Christopher Pepys, Earl of Cottenham, was directly de- 
scended from the above-mentioned Richard Pepys (p. 34), being the 
second son of Sir William Weller Pepys, who held the office of Master 
in Chancery from 1775 to 1807, and obtained a baronetcy in 1801, by his 
wife, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. William Dowdes- 
well. Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1765. He was nephew of Sir 
Lucas Pepys, Bart., physician to George HL Both these baronetcies 
centred in him by the death of his brother in 1845, and of his cousin, 
the Hon. Sir Henry Leslie in 1849, and are now merged in the peerage 
he attained. His younger brother, Henry, held the Bishopric of 
Worcester, 1841-60. 

" Lord Cottenham was born on April 30th, 1781, in Wimpole Street, 
LondoB, and was educated at Harrow, from whence he proceeded at 
the age of sixteen to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took 
his degree of Bachelor of Law in 1803. Having previously entered 
himself as a member of Lincoln's Inn, he availed himself of the instruc- 
tion of the two most eminent men in Common Law and Equity, Mr. 
Tidd and Sir Samuel Romilly, till he was called to the Bar in November, 
1804. He attached himself to the Court of Chancery, but though 
esteemed a skilful draughtsman, his progress was not rapid ; he did not 
obtain a silk gown until 1826, but after this he had no reason to 
complain. 

" Soon after the accession of WiUiam IV. he was appointed in No- 
vember, 1830, Solicitor General to the Queen, and in July, 1836, he 
entered Parliament, first for the borough of Malton, and afterwards for 
Higham Ferrars. In the Senate he supported the Liberal party, to 
which he was always attached, and was raised by that party to the post 
of Solicitor General to the king, on which occasion he was knighted. 



44 1^^^ Pepys Fa7nily. 

He had filled that office for little more than six months when the 
Mastership of the Rolls became vacant, to which post, passing over the 
Attorney General, Sir J. Campbell, Sir C. C. Pepys was appointed Sep- 
tember 29th, 1834.^ In the interval between that month and April, 1835, 
there had been two changes of ministry, and on the second change, when 
the Liberal party resumed power, the Great Seal was put into commis- 
sion, at the head of which the new Master of the Rolls was placed. 

"At the end of nine months, on January i6th, 1836, the Great Seal 
was delivered to Sir C. C. Pepys as Lord Chancellor, and four days 
afterwards he was created Baron Cottenham. For nearly the six 
following years he performed the functions of his high office in a most 
satisfactory manner, and on September 3rd, 1 841, on the restoration of the 
Conservative party, he retired and remained out of office while that 
party remained in power, but assisted in hearing appeals to the House 
of Lords and Privy Council. 

"When the Conservatives were in turn obhged to quit office, he 
resumed his seat on the woolsack on July 4th, 1846. Towards the end 
of four years Lord Cottenham's health began to succumb un^ier the 
labours of his position, and his sufferings at last interfered much with his 
duties. In the prospect of his retirement, her Majesty, or rather 
perhaps his party, showed the value placed upon his services by raising 
him two steps in the peerage. He was on June ist, 1850, created 
Viscount Crowhurst and Earl of Cottenham, and on the 4th of the same 
month, under pressure of severe illness, he resigned the Great Seal, 
having held it as Chancellor nearly ten years. 

" With the hope of restoring his health he travelled on the Continent, 
but his relaxation came too late. Within ten months of his resignation 
he died at Pietra Santa, in the Duchy of Lucca, on his seventieth birth- 
day, April 29th, 185 1. 

^ It was on this occasion that Lord Brougham wrote : " Pepys, next to Sugden, 
being by far the best man of the Chancery Bar." "I had never for one moment 
doubted that Pepys was the right man." — Life of Lord Brougham, luritten by himself, 
London, 1872, vol. iii., pp. 342, 434, 



Distinguished Members of the Family. 45 

" Lord Cottenham proved himself a most excellent judge ; as an 
advocate he was a sound and practical adviser, and an accurate and 
logical reasoner, but without that ready eloquence which is often the 
principal attraction. But these very qualities rendered his decisions in 
the character of judge of the greater value, enabling him at once to see 
the real merits of the point in dispute, and to discard from his conside- 
ration useless technicalities and irrelevant arguments. 

"As a Senator, both in and out of office, he originated and supported 
several amendments of the Law, and in his own Court he introduced 
some regulations for the simplification and more satisfactory conduct of 
its proceedings. It speaks most highly in his favour that his judicial 
merits were not praised by his own friends only, but fully acknowledged 
by the opposite party also (see below). 

" He was peculiarly cold and sedate in his manner, and extremely 
tenacious of his opinions, and though he was a staunch adherent to the 
Whig party, he never took much interest in politics. 

*'In 1821 Lord Cottenham married Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of 
William Wingfield, Esq., Master in Chancery, by Lady Charlotte Maria, 
daughter of the first Earl Digby; by her he had fifteen children, 
twelve of whom survived him." 



Fro7n the first leading article, " The Times ^^ Sept. yd, 1841. 

''It was impossible for us to publish, as. we did yesterday, the 
orders just issued by Lord Cottenham for the better regulation of the 
business of the Court of Chancery, and which may be regarded as his 
parting legacy to the profession over which he has so usefully presided, 
without feeling that some public expression of the sense universally 
entertained of his services was due to the noble and learned lord. It 
has been the particular good fortune, or rather merit, of Lord Cottenham 
to have sustained with universal applause an elevation for which his 
qualifications were not at the beginning appreciated by the public. To 
a perfect familiarity with the practice, and acquaintance with the 



46 The Pepys Family. 

recorded decisions of these courts, he brought an enlarged common 
sense and a mind disposed to recur to fundamental principles of equitable 
jurisdiction. Few judges have approached more closely to the true 
medium between a slavish adherence to forms and precedents and a 
carelessness about tampering with established principles of action. 
There has been nothing technical in Lord Cottenham's judgments, and 
yet he has never departed from the settled artificial system of his Court, 
but has left it developed in clearer, more consistent, and more legitimate 
proportions than when it began to receive modifications under his 
hands. He has always appeared to feel the importance of checking 
undue legislation, not by delays and harassing costs, which render 
justice inaccessible, but by throwing a steady hght upon the principles 
of the law and marking out as clearly as possible the rules which ought 
to govern the practical intercourse of mankind. 

" Great industry and an intellect apprehensive of principles and 
quick to detect and discard secondary and irrelevant matter have 
enabled him to despatch the business of the Court with comparative 
speed, without withholding from the most trifling case that full atten- 
tion and consideration which was its due. His decisions have given an 
unusual degree of general satisfaction, and it has been a remarkable 
merit, that instead of shrinking from making precedents and endeavour- 
ing (as Lord Eldon was apt to do) to confine the principle^ and there- 
fore the public utility, as well as the personal responsibility of his judg- 
ments within the narrowest possible limits, he has always manifested a 
desire to exhaust as far as possible the question at issue between parties 
and to take every fair opportunity of settling the future law of the 
Court. 

" Lord Cottenham's demeanour towards counsel and all parties con- 
cerned before him has been uniformly and without exception, and in 
equal degree to all, courteous and attentive. No judge was ever more 
free from the weakness of lending his ear with an undue bias to parti- 
cular individuals ; the youngest member of the Bar when arguing before 
him was under no apprehension that the effect of his case or of his 



Distinguished Members of the Family, 47 

arguments would suffer on account of his personal obscurity, or the 
eminence of those who might be retained on the other side. Lord 
Cottenham was in every respect master of his own Court. 

" The services of Lord Cottenham to the country have not been con- 
fined to his excellent administration of justice ; he has introduced several 
useful measures into Parliament for the purpose of facihtating justice, 
and had he met with the support which was due both to his character 
and to the measures themselves from his colleagues in the late Govern- 
ment [Lord Melbourne's], the public would ere this have had the benefit 
of the chief of those improvements ; as it is, he has succeeded in pro- 
curing the enactment of a statute by which new powers have been con- 
ferred on the Lord Chancellor, with a view to changes in the Courts of 
Equity ; the first points of that enactment are an exceedingly valuable 
step in the work of simplification in the Procedure of the Courts of 
Equity. 

" As a politician we have differed from Lord Cottenham. We believe 
him to be a very decided Whig partisan and to have exhibited that 
partisanship in the use of the influence and patronage of his office. It 
may fairly, however, be inferred from the circumstance that his official 
conduct has never been impeached with success in any point of detail, 
that it has not been possible to lay to his charge, as a minister of the 
Crown, any action unworthy of his high character as a judge and private 
gentleman. 

" If there is any mark of Royal favour and distinction which Lord 
Cottenham on leaving office would be willing to accept, it would be 
universally felt to be a tribute to his services, and we are sure that it 
would be an equal satisfaction to Sir Robert Peel to advise, to her 
Majesty to bestow, and to the nation to witness it." 



48 The Pepys Fa77iily. 



HENRY PEPYS. 

Henry Pepys, the third son of the before-mentioned Sir William 
Weller Pepys, was born in London, i8th April, 1783. His elder brother 
was Lord Chancellor Cottenham. Henry Pepys was educated at Harrow 
School, and at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he took his B.A. 
degree in 1804, and was elected Fellow of his College the year following. 
In 1807 he was ordained in holy orders, and in 1822, after many years' 
work as Tutor of his College, he took the College living of Moreton, 
Chipping Ongar. In 1826 he was appointed Prebendary of Wells. 

In 1840 he was elevated to the Bishopric of Sodor and Man, and in 
1841 translated to the See of Worcester. 

Bishop Pepys was a Liberal in poHtics, and voted for the Endowment 
of Maynooth, the Repeal of the Corn Laws and Navigation Laws, in 
favour of the Jews' Disabihties Bill, and for the Divorce Bill. 

He married, at St. Marylebone Church, January 27th, 1824, Maria, 
daughter of the Right Hon. John Sulivan — the eldest son of which 
marriage, Philip Henry, born 1824, became Registrar in the Court of 
Bankruptcy, and died 1886. 

Bishop Pepys died at Hartlebury Castle, near Worcester, 13th No- 
vember, i860, leaving his widow, two sons, and two daughters. 




ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA. 

Note. — // is suggested that this sheet be inserted at page 48. 

Page 19, line 11. Amongst the MSS. of Samuel Pepys the Diarist in the Bod- 
leian Library, Oxford, is a pedigree (Rawl. MS. A. 185, folio 444) which is alluded 
to in the Catalogue of S. Pepys' MS., British Museum (Add. MS. Lansdowne, No. 
30,220). I find it is merely a copy of that taken at the Visitation of Cambridge, 16 19, 
by Henry St. George Clarencieux, which is printed at the end of this volume. In the 
British Museum Catalogue it is described, " Pedigree from his grandfather's great- 
grandfather William Pepys of Cottenham." In one respect that is correct, for it is the 
pedigree from William Pepys of Cottenham, 1541, but the name of the Diarist's 
grandfather, Thomas of Eaton, does not appear in it. 

Page 20, line 9. In the Record Office, London, amongst the Inquisitiones Post 
Mortem 33-4 Henry VIII., is an inquiry into the Estate of JohnPepes of Southcreke, 
which was held by Thomas Halse, Eschaetor, at Norwich Castle, 26th Oct., 1542. 
The death of John Pepesonthe 1 6th Jan., 1542, is therein mentioned ; also his marriage 
to Elizabeth Sturges, widow, and the names of his son Thomas, his brother William, 
and nephew William the younger ; also Thomas Jenyson and Richard Bolter, hus- 
bands of his sisters Margaret and Joan, and John Norton, husband of his daughter 
Clemence. His will, dated loth May, 1541, proved nth Feb., 1541-2 (Somerset 
House), is also set out. 

Page 25, line 6. Under the Act of 19th August, 1643, **for the Sequestration of 
Papists' and Delinquents' Estates," Talbot Pepys was appointed Chairman of the Com- 
mittee for the County of Cambridge. (Add. MS. Brit. Mus., No. 5494, fol. 67.) 

Page 31, line 7. Mrs. Hannah More thus describes Sir William Pepys' character : 
" Our acquaintance of between forty and fifty years, which ripened into a firm and 
lasting friendship, has proved one of the most pleasant events of my life. He was a 
shining ornament of that select society in which, for a long series of years, we passed 
so many agreeable evenings together. His fine taste, his various literature which he had 
always at command, his polished manners, the happy union of the gentleman and the 
scholar which rendered him so interesting a companion, are still fresh in my mind and 
heart. I believe he was the last of that society, as he was perhaps the most accom- 
plished." — "Memoirs of Hannah More," by William Roberts, London, 1835, vol. 
iv., p. 260. 

The following letter from Sir W. W. Pepys to Mrs. Hannah More refers to his 
portrait by F. Thomson, R.A., now in the possession of Lord Cottenham, and of 
which many members of the family possess engravings : — 

"WiMPOLE Street, 

''May 12, 1808. 

** Shall I tell you that at the age of sixty-eight I am sitting for my picture at the 
earnest request of my dear children. Could I but show you the letter in which my 



son conveyed his own and his sister's request you would say that you never saw a 
picture of filial attachment which gave you more pleasure. "—//^zV. , vol. iii., p. 265. 

Page 31, line 27. For 30th April, 1781, read ^^ih April, 1781. 

Page 43, line 14. For 30th April, 1781, read 2^\h April, 1781. 

Page 50, line 20. For Leslie John Pepys, read Charles John Leslie Pepys. 

Page 50, line 21. For Guy Leslie Pepys, read Arthur Guy Leslie Pepys. 

Page 51, line 9. For Canada, read California. 

Page 51, after line 15. Add— 

29. Constance Charlotte Pepys. 1877. Worcestershire. 

30. Bertha Geraldine Pepys. 1879. Ditto. 

31. Reginald Whitmore Pepys. 1883. Ditto. 

Page 51, line 27. For Descendants of Sir W. W. Pepys, died 1825, 28. 

Read ,, ,, ,, ,, 31- 

Page 51, line 29. /^3r Total, 42. 

Read Total, 45. 

"PEPYS ISLAND." 

The family name for eighty-four years (1684- 1768) appeared upon navigation charts 
to designate a small island supposed to form one of the Falkland group in the South 
Atlantic Ocean. 

This circumstance is narrated in " History of Voyages in the South Sea and Pacific," 
by Jas. Burney, F.R.S., London, 1816, vol. iv.,p. 137 : — 

"William Dampier and Ambrose Cowley set out from Cape Charles, Virginia, on 
the 23rd Aug., 1683, bound for the South Seas, avowedly on a voyage of discovery, but 
truly on a buccaneering expedition. On the 28th Jan., 1684, they sighted the northern- 
most of the islands discovered by Captain John Davis in 1592 (called the Sebald de 
Weert Islands). From the circumstance of their falling in with this land originated the 
extraordinary report of an island being discovered in the South Atlantic Ocean in lat. 
47° S., and by Cowley named "Pepys Island," after the Secretary to the Admiralty. 
It was long supposed to exist, and was much sought after by navigators of different 
European nations within our own time. " 

There is a full description of the island in Cowley's MS. Journal, Sloane MS., Brit. 
Museum, No. 54, in which it is stated to be well covered with wood, " with innumer- 
able fowls," and a good harbour for 500 sail. The editor of Cowley's "Journal," 
William Hack, embellished this account with a drawing of the island, in which is in- 
troduced an Admiralty Bay and Secretary's Point. 

Captain Cook in his first voyage, 1768, after leaving Rio de Janeiro, "sailed over 
the position which had been assigned by Cowley to Pepys Island, and finally dispelled 
all belief in its existence." — "English Circumnavigators," Nimmo, Edinburgh, 1874, 
P- 479- 



PRESENT MEMBERS Of THE FAMILY. 




ONSIDERING the number of years — more than six hun- 
dred — for which there is positive proof that the name has 
existed in England, the number of persons bearing it is 
curiously small. I have for many years taken great 
interest in this particular question, and have invariably 
searched every directory I have come across, the result being that I 
have always identified any of the names entered ; nor have I ever 
heard of the name occurring among those classes not generally included 
in directories, and one good reason for thinking that the name does 
not exist among those classes is, that if it is mentioned to them in any 
part of the country, they invariably seem quite at a loss, and never 
recognize it as one they have heard before. 

From personal inquiry in America and Australasia I have every reason 
for stating that the name is not known on either continent, except in 
one instance in Canada, which I have taken into account. 

Therefore I have good grounds for asserting that there is but one 
family of the name, in three branches, and that the number of all 
persons bearing it (excluding married women) is in this year, 1887, but ^ 
forty-two, as follows : — 

D 



50 



The Pepys Family. 



Se?iior Branch. 
Descendants oe Edmund Pepys, died 1817. 

Name. 

1. Edmund Pepys 

2. John Alfred Pepys 

3. Henry Pepys 

4. Violet Pepys 

5. Dora Melanie Pepys 

6. Arthur Pepys 

7. Caroline Pepys 

8. Sarah Emma Pepys 

Second Brajich. 
Descendants of Sir William Weller 

Name. 

1. Kenelm Charles Edward Pepys, 

fourth Earl of Cottenham 

2. Everard Digby Pepys 

3. Mary Pepys . 

4. Henry Leslie Pepys 

5. Leslie John Pepys 

6. Guy Leslie Pepys . 

7. Gerald Leslie Pepys 

8. Evelyn Pepys 

9. George Pepys 

10. George Digby Pepys 

11. Charles Sidney Pepys 

12. Alice Evelyn Pepys 

13. Walter Courtenay Pepys 

14. Walter Evelyn Pepys . 



Born. 


Residence. 




1834 


London. 




1838 


Ditto. 




1840 


Ditto. 




1880 


Ditto. 




1882 


Ditto. 




1846 


Ditto. 




1836 


Ditto. 




1844 


Ditto. 




Pepys, 


Bart., died 


1825 


Born. 


Residence. 




1874 


London. 




1876 


Ditto. 




1878 


Ditto. 




1830 


France. 




1874 


Ditto. 




1875 


Ditto. 




1879 


Ditto. 




1872 


Ditto. 




1832 


London. 




1868 


Ditto. 




1875 


Ditto. 




1871 


Ditto. 




1840 


Ditto. 




1885 


Ditto. 





Present Members of the Family, 



51 



Name. 

15. Helen Emily Pepys 

16. Amy Theresa Pepys 

17. Dorothy Caroline Pepys 

18. Charlotte Maria Pepys 

19. Frances Mary Pepys 

20. Emily Harriet Pepys 

21. Herbert George Pepys 

22. Herbert Frederick Pepy 

23. Charles Henry Pepys 

24. Evelyn Pepys 

25. Marian Emily Pepys 

26. Florence Pepys 

27. Helen Beatrice Pepys 

28. Gertrude Amy Pepys 



Third Branch. 
Descendants of William Hasledine Pepys, F.R.S., died 1856. 



Born. 


Residence. 


1876 


London. 


1878 


Ditto. 


1879 


Ditto. 


1822 


Russia. 


1823 


London. 


1829 


Ditto. 


1830 


Worcestershire 


1865 


Canada. 


1871 


Worcestershire 


1864 


Ditto. 


1866 


Ditto. 


1868 


Ditto. 


1870 


Ditto. 


1875 


Ditto. 



I. 

2. 

3- 

4. 

5- 
6. 


Name. Born. 
William Hasledine Pepys . . 1848 
William Price Pepys . . . 1853 
Frederick Pepys . . . . 1858 
Lydiana Pepys . . . . 1820 

Eliza Pepys 1825 

Emily Pepys 1884 

Totals. 


Residence. 
Germany. 
London. 

Ditto. 

Ditto. 

Ditto. 
Germany. 




Descendants of Edmund Pepys, died 18 17 
„ Sir W. W. Pepys, died 1825 
„ W. H. Pepys, died 1856 . 


8 

28 
6 



Total, 42. 




EXTRACTS FROM A PRIVATE 
CHARTULARY. 



■—-''" — -B 



HIS MS. book was discovered in 1852 in a chest in the 
parish church of Bolney, Sussex, by the vicar, the Rev. 
Joseph Dale, and by him dehvered to Henry Pepys, 
Bishop of Worcester. The entries are chiefly in the 
handwriting of Talbot Pepys of Impington, Recorder of 
Cambridge (p. 23) ; he was great-uncle to Samuel the Diarist. 

This curious book, bound in vellum, is still in the possession of the 
family. 

The title-page is thus inscribed : — 

" Jesu filii Dei miserere mei 
Liber Talboti Pepys de instrumentis ad feoda pertinentibus 

exemplificatis 

Aliena non concupisco 

Hereditas mihi potius caelestis." 

Folio I. — Mr. Thomas Thursbie feoffment to John Pepys my father 
of Impington Manor 22 Eliz. 1579, 10 Dec. In the deed he is styled 
" Thomas Thoresby of Ashwicken com Norif ar." 

Folio II. — His release to John Pepys, dated two days after. 

Folio VII. — Indenture of bargain and sale of Spicer's Close in Ches- 



Extracts from a Private Chartulary , 53 

terton, from William Spicer to John Pepys, dated 4 July, 15 Eliz. 

(1573)- 

Folio XII. — An Indenture dated 22 May, 3 Jacobi, 1606, in which 

Robert Pepys the younger was of Cottenham, Thomas Pepys of 

Impington, Apollo Pepys of Gray's Inn, and Talbot Pepys of Trinity 

Hall, Cambridge. 

Folio XV. — Indenture quadro partite, made 28 May, 7 Jacobi (1610), 
between i. John Pepys of Middle Temple, 2. Thomas Pepys of 
Sutton, Isle of Ely, 3. Apollo Pepys of Gray's Inn, 4. Talbot Pepys 
of Middle Temple, relative to lands bequeathed to the three latter in 
their father John's will. 

Beginning at the other end of the book are a variety of memoranda 
made by Talbot Pepys of his legal transactions, and of his expenses in 
various suits of law, interspersed with genealogical entries, which are 
here copied : — 

" In the Court Roll of the Manor of Pelhams in Cottenham 1 2 
Hen. VI. (1434) Thomas Pepys bayliffe of the Abbot of Crowland." 

"A noate written out of an oulde bcoke by my Uncle William 
Pepys." 

"William Pepys who died at Cottenham 10 Hen. VIII. (15 19) was 
brought up by the Abbot of Crowland in Huntingdon, and he was born 
in Dunbar in Scotland, a gentleman whom the said Abbot did make his 
bayliffe of all his lands in Cambridgeshire, and placed him in Cottenham 
in Cambridgeshire, the which William aforesaid had 3 sons, i Thomas, 
2 John, 3 William, to whom Margarett was mother naturallie. [This 
expression in those days conveyed exactly the opposite meaning to 
what it does now.] 

*'i. And this Thomas Pepys had in Cottenham — Richard and 
Nicholas, who died a student at London young. 

" Richard had issue — Richard (who had issue at Burnham), Nicholas, 
William (who had issue), all born at Burnham Westgate in Northfolke. 

" 2. John had issue Thomas Pepys in Southcreake in Northfolke, 
who had issue Fermer and John. 



54 The Pepys Family. 

" Fermer had issue. 
"John had issue. 

" 3. William had issue in Cottenham (me) i William, 2 John, 3 Robert, 
4 George. 

"All which have issue 17 Febr. 1613." 

"15 Julii 1° Ed. VI. (1547). A patent of a grant of ;^86 annuitie to 
John Pepys during his life in lieu of his surrender of other pattents of 
K. Henry 8 of the auditorship of the lands, revenues, etc. of the Abbeyes 
of Glassenbury and Redding, w'^ came to K. H. 8 by attainder. 

" My brother Thomas, junior, dep'ted out of this Hfe upon Tuesday, 
the second day of May, 161 5. 

" 3*0 Augusti a° dm 1 61 5. I tooke to wife Beatrice Castle, daughter 
to John Castle Raveningham, in the Countie of Norfolke, Esquier, 
sister to M"" Roger Castle, and daughter of Frances Playters, aunt to the 
now Sir Tho. Playters of Soterley in the Countie of Suffolk, Kn^ Deo 
gra's Benedicto D'ni super nos. 

" Hugh Dorrell maried Eliz. dau. & sole hre of John Ristoft, who 
had issue Eliz. dau. & sole heir, mar. to John Talbot, heire of Sir Gilbert 
Talbot, and had issue John Talbot, maried to Edith Balaam, who had 
issue Edmund Talbot, maried to AHce Rewse, who had issue Edith 
Talbot, dau. & sole heiress, maried to John Pepys, father to Talbot 
Pepys, mar. ut supra. 

"3'*' Maij 16 1 7 Att Hey don between 9 & 10 of the clocke in the 
morne was John Pepys my second son borne [LL.D., bur. at Cottenham 
19 Aug. 1692, marr. Katherine, widow of Thos. Hobson of Cottenham] 
and was christened on the Tuesday 8 Dec. his godfathers Edmond 
Bedingfeild & Apollo Pepys the Lady Anne Townshend godmother. 
God blesse him ! 

"At Norw'^h on Tuesday being the fift day of June 162 1 between the 
howers of eleven & twelve in the night Thomas my third sonne was 
borne [M.D., d. unmarr. 1664] and baptised the (blank) day of the 
month. His godfathers my brother S'' Sydney Montagu K''* and S"" 



Extracts from a Private Chartulary. 55 

Tho. Bendish Barronet. His godmother my cozen Mary Plaiters. God 
blesse him ! 

"At Norw'^h on Tuesday being the 30^^ day of Januarie 1622 within a 
quart^ of an hower of one of the clocke in the morning of the same day 
my daughter Paulyna [after wife of Hammond Claxton of Boughton, co. 
Norfolk] was borne. Godfather M"" Rob* Varney. My sister the Lady 
Mountagu & my sister Bedingfeild godmothers. God blesse her ! 

" At Norw*^h my sonne Henry was borne & died at nurse & was buried 
at Lakenham neare Nonvich." 





CORRESPONDENCE. 



MUfc i gAW r ^ffSmS g 



HE following correspondence of Chief Justice Pepys with 
his sons, and a letter from his cousin, Edward Mountagu, 
&c., will I think be of interest. 

I am enabled to give them through the kindness of 
Mr. Edmund Pepys, of 20, Portland Place, in whose 
possession are the originals. 

The care of seventeenth century college tutors for the pockets of 
undergraduates' parents, illustrated in the last letter, is astonishing in 
these days. 

LETTER L 

Richard ^ Pepys to his sons Richard ^ and George.^ 

(Addressed) 

" To his louving sonnes Richard and George Pepys att Boston in New 

England. 
" Sonnes, 

" I have sent you Each of you a suite of apparell, 3 shirts, and 

3 payre of stokkings, and I have sent also £^0 2s. in gold to you. All 

' Afterwards (1655) Lord Chief Justice of Ireland ; died in Dublin, Jan. i65f. 

^ Eldest son of Chief Justice R. Pepys ; afterwards of Ashen, co. Essex ; living 
1678. 

^ Second son of the Chief Justice ; went about 1642 to Surat, East Indies ; died 
there before 1655. 



Correspondence. 57 

carryage is payd for. If you have a mynd to come home then (when 
you have certaine notice that all is settled in peace heare) come 
and I shalbee gladd to see you. Wee are now in a dangerous & sadd 
condicion. Every day in feare of Cyvell Warr. I pray God settle our 
country and state in peace. 

*' If George be willing to goe into Spayne & be a prentice to a Factor 
there, I have sent a letter to one there to that purpose and will duly 
forward such condicions as shalbee agreed uppon for him. I have 

sent you another letter to M"* Francis Rowton of towne, least this 

should miscarry. 

" I thank God wee are all in health, and I pray God gyve us grace 
humbly and patiently to submitt our plans to his holy wyll. 

" I pray God blesse you, 
" I rest 

" Y'' louving father, 

"R. Pepys. 

" Middle Temple, 

4 Feb. 1 641." 



LETTER II. 

Chief Justice Richard Pepys to his son Richard. 

(Addressed) 
" To his louving sonne M'' Richard Pepys att Ashen in Essex. 

" Sonne Rich, 
> *' You doe or may know that I have to lyve & mayneteine you all as 
well as myselfe from the Mill, Rayments, Blands, and the fee farm 
rents, which all makes but ;£i55 and out of which taxes must be paid. 

" If then you have yearely out of it ;£6o paid, what is leaft to me & 
my wyfe to lyve uppon, taxes deducted, notneare ;£^ioo paid, &for the 
place I am now in it is not save for my lyfe, nor is my lyfe sure in this 
world, but God be thanked for all & many a good cause. 



58 The Pepys Family, 

" Be careful of whatt we have & be contented. I pray God make us 

so & truly thankfuU to God for what we have. Remember me to your 

wyfe. 

" I pray God blesse you & yours, 

" y louving father, 

"R. Pepys. 

"Dublyn, 15 Aug. 1655." 



LETTER III. 

Chief Justice Pepys to his son Richard. 

{Addressed) 

" To his louving sonne M*" Richard Pepys att Ashen in Essex, near to 

Clare. 
" Sonne Rich, 

" I would not have you want, and I know you would not haveing 

;^6o per annum allowed. I assure you I hadd not soe much when I 

had 2 children. Goe on cairefully & husbandly. I hope I maybe 

able to allow you more afterwards, but as yett if I should dye, your 

mother ^ must have Rayments & Blands farmes and then you have but 

your mill & your fee farme rents, & whiles I lyve I hope you will not 

quitte the mill. Your mothers joynture for my mayntenance for my 

lyfe. 

*' The place I now hold being not inherritance, and if out of it I cann 

provyde for y"" brother Sam ^ I think it well. 

" Comend me & my wyfe to y"" wyfe. Our louve to you. 

" I pray God blesse you. 

" y louving father, 

"R. Pepys. 
**28 Aug. 1655." 

^ His son's stepmother; died in Dublin, 1660; will proved 10 Oct., 1660 
(Principal Registry, Somerset House). 

^ Remained in Dublin after his father's death; living there unmarried 11 Sept., 
1660. 



Correspondence. 59 

LETTER IV. 
Chief Justice Pepys to his son Richard. 

" Sonne Richard, 

"I have received my brother's inclosed and have returned an 
answer which is inclosed. 

*' I am glad you have soe good and true a frynd soe neare & I pray 
have a care to avoyd flattering companions & such as will if they can 
insinuate into you, pretending much love & intending theire owne 
advantage, 

" Comend me to Thos. Wade & hys wyfe, James & hys wyfe 

& Pegg Argent and all my frynds in Stoake. I pray God blesse you & 

y^' wyfe, to whome remember my true love. 

" I rest 

"YMo. fa. 

"R. Pepys. 

" V mother remembers her love to you & y"* wyfe. Remember us 
both to our frynds att Clare. 

"Dublyn, 20 Oct. 1655." 

LETTER V. 

Chief Justice Pepys to his son Richard. 

" Sonne Richard, 

" I hope my brother Sam ^ Pepys did not take it that I was angry 
with him for y"* folly, but I was angry with you, & did write ernestly to 
him to advyse you in it & for your being a Justice I wish you were fitt 
for it, but as yett I think you nott fitt. 

^ Samuel Pepys of Steeple Bumstead, co. Essex, younger brother of the Chief 
Justice; will proved 8 Feb., 1665 (Essex Wills — Principal Registry, Somerset 
House). 



6o The Pepys Family. 

" Remember me kindly to my brother Sam, & because the ways are 
badd for him to travell desyre him to write to my Unkle Talbott ^ about 
M'" Gardeners land in Wisbeach — for my Unkle being neare may know 
more hys mynd. 

" I have noe more but my love to you & your wyfe, my brother Sam 
& sister, & to Thomas Wayde & his wyfe. Praying God to blesse you 
& yours 

" I rest 

" Your lo. fa. 



"R. Pepys. 



"Dublyn, 14 Jan. 1656." 



LETTER VI. 

Chief Justice Pepys to his son Richard. 

" Sonne Richard, 

*' I have noe greate busines to write of but to put you in mynde to 
serve God in truth & synceritye in hart & that as your children grow in 
years able to take it you seisen them with instructions to love & feare 
God. I have now bought the houses in Cottenham, but if you should 
lyke to goe thether I would not have you goe yett but I entend if God 
gyves lyfe to buy a better for you eare long. Truly I lyke not for you 
to take y^ office of a constable. I think it a place of creddit in its 
degree, but I think never before put uppon a judge's sonne. I have 
not more but my love to y' wyfe & I pray God blesse you & y'"^ & rest 

" Y^ louving Father 

" R. Pepys. 
"Dublyn, 8 Oct. 1656." 

^ Talbot Pepys of Impington, Recorder of Cambridge, died March, 1665. 



Correspondence. 6 1 

LETTER VII. 

Chief Justice Pepys to his brother Samuel. 

" Good Brother 

" Itt hath pleased God to encrease my estate in a good portion. 
As also to increase my yeares and thereby admonish me to looke to my 
end, which when it shall come I must leave all or most of my estate to 
my Sonne Richard. My desire is that you be pleased to take him to 
you att some convenient tyme and in his presence together with him to 
deliver my good friends Thomas Wade & John Barker together to 
desire my good friends give you & my sonn Richard a full & true 
account of all my estate in theire or either of theire hands or in the 
hands of any other by theire or either of theire disposinge, & from halfe 
yeare to halfe yeare as you tow shall think fitt, and to call in the ^looo 
left at Bury & lett them with your advises dispose of itt for me. I wish 
all my mony well layd out in the Isle of Ely or in Cambridgeshire or as 
neare itt as may be. 

*' R. Pepys. 

"Dublyn, 8 of Dec. 1658." 

LETTER VIIL 

Chief Justice Pepys to his son Richard. 

"Son Rich 

"Goe on for Thetford or any good thinge there abouts. My 
cosen Roger ^ writes of ^400 a yeare neare the Isle of Ely. My sonne 
Strudwicke " writes it for him, you may lett that be enquired after. He 
writes that I may have what I will of it & truly I would have what I buy 
lay all together as neare as I could & if Ashen and Smithfeild were sold I 

* Roger Pepys of Impington died 4 Oct., 1688. 

^ Thomas Strudwicke married the Chief Justice's daughter Elizabeth. 



62 The Pepys Family. 

myght lay out ;£'6ooo, itt may be more. Lett my brother Sam know that 
I have his Httle noate & shall let his sonn ^ have ;£"ioo when he needeth 
itt & I desire him to goe on with my accompt as I formerly writt, & you 
to joyne in takinge of it. For building att Ashen or any where else I am 
against itt, but rather desire to sell all in Essex or Suffolke, and to lay 
alltogether if itt may be or at least in Cambridgeshire. I have now 
received word from my sonne Strudwicke that my brother Sam hath 
gyven security for ;;^2oo & accordinge to his noate upon my paying him 
;^ioo he is to gyve his bond for ;£"ioo more. Myne & my wyfe's loves 
to you & your wyfe & brother Sam & his & all our freinds. 
" I pray God blesse you & yours. 

" Y^ louvinge father, 

"R. Pepys. 

"Dublyn, 22 Dec. 1658." 

Note. — The Chief Justice never lived to carry out these intending 
purchases, as on the 19th January, 165I-, "R. Santhey" was appointed 
Chief Justice pro tem., in place of "Pepys deceased." — ''^ Liber 
HibermcBf^ Lincoln^ s Inn Library ; Lodgers '''■Patentee Officer s^^ p. 31. 



LETTER IX. 

E. MOUNTAGU TO ChIEF JUSTICE PePYS. 

{Addressed) 
" Ffor the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Peypes." 

" My Lord 

"The occasion of this trouble to you is the necessitye of my 
makinge provision for my younger children out of my lands, which 
being most of them in Trustees names (whereof y'" selfe is one) are out 

^ John Pepys of Great Bardfield, co. Essex; proof of will, 22 May, 1665 (Essex 
Wills — Principal Registry, Somerset House). 



Correspondence. 63 

of my reach untill you have executed y"" Trust declared upon my 
marriage. 

" I presume you will agre in opinion with mee that it is best to make 
provision in time for younger children & not leave them wholly to the 
mercye of an elder brother. 

" The number of children I have will show you the necessitye of this 
course, for that you may have all clearnesse in grantinge my desire I 
send you here enclosed a letter from Sir Gilbert Pykeringe ^ declaringe 
his owne (Sz: my sisters consent herewith, who have a remainder (though 
I think it bee not in it such very considerable after for many children 
as I have 7 livinge & my wife neare her tyme of another)." 
[Here follow particulars of intended deeds.] 

" I have also sent you y® counterpart granted by my father Crewe,^ 
before my marriage, be pleased to return it when you have perused it 
for y^ satisfaction. 

" I have nothinge in coinand to you from my Lord Protector, but I 
presume he considers your desire. You heare I suppose of y^ committ- 
ment of M"* Maynard, Twisden & Wyndham Fox for urginge y^ in- 
sufficiencye of y® instrument by w*^^ his Highness governs, on their 
Clients behalfe. If y^ foundation wee act upon be not admitted surely 
wee are all offenders. That Act by its authoritye & y^ publique affaire 
must needes in tyme synk under our hands. 

" My Lord Henry Cromwell is hastinge over to you. Thus with my 
humble dutye & service to my Lord Deputye & y^ rest of my good 
ffriends with you 

" I remain y"" most humble servant & affectionate cousin, 

"E. MOUNTAGU. 
"May 29, 1655. 

Whitehall." 

^ Son of Sir George Pickering, Bart., by Elizabeth, daughter of John Pepys of 
Cottenham, the writer's aunt. 
^ John, first Lord Crewe, father of the writer's wife. 



64 ^/^^ Pepys Family, 



LETTER X. 

Richard Pepys' son Richard^ to his Father, from 
Cambridge University. 

" Deare Father 
" Sir, Since I came up my tutor hath given me a mourning gowne & 
cap new to cost near 3 pounds. He hath bought me an old gowne & 
cap to were to chappel in mornings & in wet weather, for he would have 
me spare my new one which I wear till I have taken my degree, y^ price 
of y*" old one is but 11' 6^ 

" You may understand by this my tutor will expect more money over 
a month, by which time or before he minds to se you in y^ country. V 
3 next quarters & this which is passing will stand you in JP^\o a quarter 
with m} degree. I thought good to give you notice that you might 
the better provide. 

" Sir when I came up I left a booke of M"" Mays called * Don Carlos ' 
upon Y ^^1 table which I would have carried downe if he had been at 
home, pray present my service to him & give it him with many thanks. 
Our news is very bad at present. M"* Burback, a fellow of our Colledge 
& my next neibour is soe mad that he hath run about y^ Court with a 
naked sword & hath run all about y^ towne naked, he brake his glass 
windows & doors & disturbs all with knocking & calling before 3 
o'clock in the morning, but they have sent him away to be tamed. 

" Thus returning you many thanks for your fatherly care of me, 

" I rest y*" dutiful son, 

"R. Pepys. 

"Aug. lo, 1675." 

^ Richard Pepys of Warfield, co. Berks, and Hackney, died unmarried ; proof of 
will, 14 May, 1722 (Principal Registry, Somerset House). 




WILLS. 

HE following wills of William and Margaret Pepys of 
Cottenham, dated 15 19 and 1529, are given in extenso 
because they are the earliest of the family from whom 
direct descent can be traced, although earlier wills of the 
name exist — the earliest dated 1434, that of Henry Peppys 
of Depedale, co. Norfolk (Norwich Consistory Court). 

The will of John Pepys, date 1589, is given because it is very full of 
genealogical details. 



W3^gg^^^MtJ^ 



The Will of William Pepis of Cottenham. 

" In the name of God amen, the xx^^ day of the month of Marche in 
the x'^ yere of the Reyne of King Henry the VHI. I William Pepis the 
elder of Cottenham, in the diocese of Ely, in the countie of Cambrygg, 
yoman, beyng of hoole mynde & good remembrance thanked be 
Almyghty God, make my testament & last will in this maner of wise. 
Ffirst I bequeth my soule to Almighty God to our blessed lady Saint 
Mary and to all the holy Company of hevyn. And my body to be 
buried within the parisshe Church of Cottenham aforsaid in the highe 
Aley against my sete there. I bequeth to the highe Altar of the said 
Churche xx^ To the Churche Wardens of the same Churche towards 

E 



66 The Pepys Family. 

the reparacons of the body of the said Churche xx'. I will have xx 
tapers burning about my herse at my buriall day & 7*^ and 30*'' days & 
I gyve & bequeth for the wast of the same tapers viii*^." 
[Many legacies to priests follow.] 

" To the reparacion of the causeway w^ithin the said towne of Cot. 
tenham, xil To the reparacion of the highe way bitweene Histon and 
Cottenham, xx^" 

[Bequests to brothers and nuns to sing masses for his soul and to the 
churches of Waterbeth, Landebeth, Milton, Girton and Hokynton.] 

[Bequest to the Abbot and Convent of Crowland of 2 15-. to have masses 
sung for his soul.] 

[Bequest to poor of Cottenham] 

*' I will that Margarett my wyf shall have the estate of all myn 
Implements and stuff of household together with all myn silver plate and 
also my horses, five mares, cartes with all my ploughes, with all the 
carte gere & ploughe gere belonging to the same. And also all my 
bullocks greate & smalle, and also all my shepe, ewes & lambs of myne 
owne brede. And also all the croppes of greyne of this yere growyne. 
And also my garners and houses unto such tyme as Will™ Pepis my 
Sonne cometh unto hys age of xxi yeres. So that my said wyf shall 
honestly fynde the said William in all thynge to him necessarie unto he 
come unto his said age of xxi yeres. And at the same age I will that 
my said wyf shall delyvyr unto the said William the one half of all my 
said implements and stuff of household & silver plate. And also the 
one half of all the said bullocks «S: shepe & the hoole number of cartes, 
ploughes, horsses, and mares aforesaid at his said age of xxi yeres. Then 
I will that she shall dispose the one half of the premisses to here afore 
assigned & given at her fre wyll and pleasure. 

" And if it happen the said William to decease before that he comethe 
unto his said age of xxi yeres then I will that the parte of the pre- 
misses shall remayne to myne Executors to dispose of after their 
discrecion. 

"I g)'ve and bequeth to Alice my daughter xK whyche I have 



Wills. 67 

gyven & delyvered unto my wyf with myn owne hande to the use of the 
said Alice so that she be ruled and guyded by her said moder and myn 
Executors. And if it happe the said AUce to decease before that she be 
married then I will that my said wyf shall delyver the said xl^ to myn 
Executors they to dispose it for the welfare of my soule after their 
discrecion. 

'* I gyve and bequeth to any of the children of my sonne Thomas 
Pepys John Pepis and Richard Bolter to any of them xx^ To Clemence 
Cicely and Margarett wife of the said Thomas John & Richard and to 
Johane Jenyson to any of them xxl 

" I will that my feoffees of trust of and in my free charter lande and 
medowes and pastures which thereto appertain in Cottenham which are 
of the yerely value of x^ or thereabouts over all charges shall suffer 
Margarett my wif to have the hoole profytt and issues of the same 
landes Unto such tyme as William Pepis my sonne shall come to his age 
of xxi yeres. And then he to have all the same fre Charter landes to 
hym and his heires male. 

" And if it happe the said William to decease before that he come 
unto his said age of xxi yeres or withoute issue male then I will that 
after his decease and of the said Margarett my wyf that my sonne 
Thomas Pepys shall have all the fre charter landes etc. 

[Same entail to John Pepys, his son, with remainder to church- 
wardens of Cottenham for benefit of church and poor of town.] 

" I gyve and bequethe to Margarett my wif my tenement and curtilege 
with all the landes thereunto belongyng called Whistons with the appur- 
tenances for the terme of her lyf. And also all myn other landes and 
tenements to them appertaining to the same Margarett to suche tyme 
as William Pepis my sonne come to his age of 21 yeres. And then he 
the said William to have all my said copyhold except Whistons to hym 
& to his heires for ever. 

" And after the decease of the said Margarett the said William also 
to have the farm tenement called ' Whistons ' with the appurtenances to 
hym & to his heires for ever. 



68 The Pepys Family. 

[Entail to Thomas and John Pepys.] 

" The residue of all my said goods and catelle above not bequethed 
nor assigned first and principally my dettes to be paid I gyve and 
bequethe to myn executors to dispose of any residue after payment of 
my said dettes for the welfare of my soule after their discrecion. 

" And I make and ordayne Thomas Pepys and John Pepys my sonnes 
and Richard Bolter my sonne in law my faithfull and true Executors of 
this my last Will and Testament. 

"Witness: William Whiston [brother-in-law]. 

"Proved at Ely 20 May, 15 19, by Thomas & John Pepys Richard 
Bolter." 

The Will of Margaret Pepis. 
Fro77i Wills in Diocese of Ely ^ Colis MS., vol. lx.,p. 216. 

"Margaret Pepis de Cotenham 4 Jan. 1529 21 Hen. 8 Widow. My 
body to be buried in the high Alley of the Church of Cotenham next 
the grave of W" Pepis my husband. 

"To the high Altar 4 combs of barley. To the repair of the Church 
6/8. For my burial in the Church, 6/8. I will that 6 tapers be burning 
about my herse at my burial day and "j^^ & 30^^ days, and for the waste 
of them, 20^^. To every Gylde within the Towne keeping a light within 
the Church, 8*^. So that they come with their banners to bring my body 
to burial, and to each Banner bearer a penny. 

" To each of the 4 Orders of Freres in Cambridge, Sjdf. To the 
Abbot and Convent of Croyland, 2o^ To every unmarried godchild, 
4**. To Master Richard Wellowe to sing & celebrate Masses for my 
soul for a year, 8 marks. 

"To every man, woman, & child of Cotenham that comes to the 
Church at my burial & ^^^ & 30^^ days to pray for my soul, one penny. 
To Sir Edward Brigham to pray for my soul, 6/8. To Sir John Roger, 
the Chauntry priest, to pray for me, 3/4. To the Town Causway, 3/4. 



Wills, 69 

To the Smythe Fen Causway, 20*^. To Cambridge way, 40*. To the 
Grehulfen banke, 20*^. To dear Alyce Pepys, jun"", 13/4, a feather bed, 
bolster, 3 pewter platters, 3 pewter dishes. Residue of my goods one 
half to my son Will"" Pepys, & the other half to be disposed of by my 
Executors, John and William Pepys, my sons. 

" Witnesses : Richard Welldon, Clerk. 

"Sir Edward Brigham, Parish Priest. 
"Proved at Ely, 1529." 



The Will of John Pepys of Cottenham. 

" In the name of God, Amen. The second dale of July in the yeare 
of our Lord God one thousand five hundred fourescore and nyne, I, 
John Pepys of Cottenham, in the county of Cambridge, beinge sick of 
bodye but of good and perfect remembrance, I thanke God therefore, 
make my last Will and Testament as followeth : — 

" First I doe bequeath and comend my soule into the hands of 
Almighty God, trusting assuredlie thorough his great mercie to be saved 
by the passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer. 

" Item I will that my body be entombed in the Church of Cottenham. 

" Item I will that my debts be paid by myne Executors. 

*' Item I will and bequeath to all my foure daughters, Elizabeth, 
Edith, Susan, & Paulina,^ to everie of them two hundred poundes to be 
paid in convenient time after my debts be paid. 

" Item I doe give unto my sonne, Thomas Pepys the elder,^ and to 
his heires, my house in Cottenham, wherein Chillde now dwelleth [and 
lands]. 

" Item I doe give and bequeath unto my sonne, Thomas Pepys ^ the 

* Elizabeth married Sir George Pickering, Bart. Edith died unmarried. Susannah 
married, in 1602, Robert Beale of Whittlesea, Isle of Ely. Paulina married Sir 
Sidney Montagu, and was mother of Edward, first Earl of Sandwich. 

^ John Pepys had two sons named Thomas. From the Visitations it appears that 
the elder was for distinction called " the Black ;" he died unmarried. The younger, 
called "the Red," was grandfather to Samuel the Diarist, and died 1615. 



70 The Pepys Family. 

younger, and to his heires, my tenement in Cottenham wherein Thomas 
Croppwell now dwelleth [and lands]. 

" Item I doe give & bequeath unto Robert ^ Pepys, my sonne, & his 
heires, my tenement in Impington now in the occupation of Mother 
Pocock [and lands]. 

" Item I doe give & bequeath unto Apollo,^ my sonne, & to his heires, 
my house in Impington wherein Robert Wade now dwelleth [and lands], 

'' Item I doe give &^ bequeath to Talbote,^ my sonne, & his heires, 
the scite of my mannour in Impington [and the bulk of his landed 
property]. 

" Item I make Robert Pepys and George Pepys, my brethren, and 
my brother in law, M"* John Brockett, my Executors. 

*' Item I will that they, notwithstanding any bequest or gift in this my 
last Will mencioned, shall holde & enjoye my mannor in Impington, & 
all my said land & tenements lying in Cambridgeshire, as well in re- 
version as in possession, untill such time as my debts and legacies be 
paid, and my house in Impington be builded & finished, paying yearely 
to every one of my three elder sons, viz., John, Robert, and Thomas, 
five pounds at the feast of S^ Michael the Archangel and the feast of 
the Annunciation of Our Lady, by even porcions. 

" Item to everie of my two eldest daughters yerely sixe pounds 
thirteen shillings and fourpence at the said feasts by even porcions as 
before, untill such time as my debts and bequests before bequeathed 
be paid. 

" For my two youngest sons I will that my executors shall fynde them 
in learninge, allowing them sufficient exhibicion and maintenance to 
their discrecion. 

" Item I doe give & bequeath unto Anne, my wief, fortie pounds, to 
be paid with as much speed as can be at the discrecion of my Executors. 

^ Robert Pepys of Wisbeach died without issue 1630, leaving a will. 
^ Apollo Pepys of Gray's Inn died unmarried 1644, leaving a will. 
^ Talbot Pepys of Middle Temple and of Impington, Recorder of Cambridge, 
died 1665. 



Wills. 71 

" Item I doe give unto John Pepys/ my sonne, xx/. 

" Item I doe give unto John^ & Richard Pepys,^ the sonnes of my 
Sonne John Pepys, to either of them xx/. 

" Item I doe give unto John Pepys, the sonne of my brother Robert 
Pepys, six pounds thirteen shilHngs & four pence. 

" Item I doe give unto my brother Robert Pepys, my brother George 
Pepys, & my brother in law John Brockett, yf they prove my Will & be 
my executors, in recompense of their travill to every one of them xx/. 

" Item I doe give to William Pepys, the sonne of my brother William 
Pepys, twenty pounds. 

" Item I do give unto George Pepys, the sonne of my brother George 
Pepys, 61. 12,5. ^d. 

" Item I doe give unto my cozen John Pepys, my godson, dwelling 
in Northolke, six pounds thirteen shillings & fourpence. 

"Item I doe give unto my son, Thomas Pepys the younger, one 
hundred pounds. 

" Item I will that all my household stuff, as plate, Jewells, & beddinge, 
and all such other my implements of household as my first wief did not 
give with my consent, to be equally divided amongst my children ex- 
ceptinge my sonne John. 

" Item I revoke all other Wills before this my last. 

"In Witness whereof: 
" By me, Richard Bolter. By me, John Pepys. 
" By me, Thomas Watts. By me, John Blithe, 



Viccar of Impington. 



"Proved at Ely, 26 Nov. 1589." 



^ The eldest son, disinherited by this will. He married Elizabeth Bendish, and 
from him descend all present representatives. 

^ John Pepys of Stoke next Clare, Suffolk, died unmarried 1642, leaving a will. 
^ Afterwards Chief Justice of Ireland ; died in Dublin, 1658. 



PEDIGREES. 




EREAFTER follow seven pedigrees, the first three copies 
from those to be found in the Visitations of the Counties 
of Cambridge and Norfolk by the Heralds of the College 
of Arms, which in many respects do not correspond with 
contemporary family history to be obtained from wills and 
parish registers. The last four pedigrees were compiled by myself at an 
expenditure of considerable time, labour, and coin. They are derived 
from many sources, all detailed below. About 115 wills and administra- 
tions, dating from 1439 to 1805, have been taken out for their construc- 
tion — ninety by myself — besides industrious searching in very many 
other quarters. The result, I believe I may fairly claim, is the fullest 
and most reliable set of pedigrees of the Pepys family ever published. 
The following are the sources from which they have been compiled : — 



Sloane MS. 
Harleian MS, 
Cole's MS. 



British Museum. 



Parish Registers. — Cottenham, Impington, Mileham, Ashen, Burnhams, 
and London parishes. 

Wills and Administrations. Registries. — Somerset House, Norwich, 
Peterborough. 



Pedigrees. 73 

Official Records. — Clockmakers', Cutlers', Grocers', Upholders', and 
Clothworkers' Companies. 

County Histories^ ^^c. — Blomefield's " Norfolk," edit. 18 10; Manning's 
"Surrey;" Lipscombe's "Bucks;" Cooper's "Annals 
of Cambridge." 

Diary of Samuel Pepys. — Minors Bright edition, 1878. 

Private Correspondence. 



I beg to acknowledge the great assistance I have received from 
Thomas Tallack, Esq., of Norwich, who generously threw his rich store 
of genealogical notes open to me. 



Note. 

The letters S. N. P. before the date and proof of wills refer to the 
registries — Somerset House, Norwich, or Peterborough — in which they 
are to be found. 

The words "living 1589," &c., after a name, denote mention in a 
relative's will of administration of that date. 








CHISWICK PRESS : 



:. VVHITTINGHAM AND CO., TOOKS COURT, 
CHANCERY LANE. 



/ 



Margarett, dau. to Richard 
Boston, Burnham Markett, 
in Com. Norffolke. 



1 1 1 

Clemence, marr. Margarett, marr. William Pepes of=T=LucYE, dau. to 



to Adam Rowston to John Harte of Burnham Depe, in 
of Barcham, Clarke. Sou thcreke, Clarke. Com. Norffolke, 

Gent., 4^^" sonne to 
Richard. 



I 

William, 

Sonne and 

heire. 



Richard, 
2 Sonne. 



Nicholas, 
3 Sonne. 



Margarett, 
eldest dau. 



Robart Thurlow 
of Sutton, in Com. 
Norffolke, Gent. 



1 

Mary, 

2*^^ dau. 



1 

Alice, 

3 dau. 



2o of December and in y^ 28 
of Q. Eliz. A° 1585. 

Rob"^ Cooke, 

Clarencieux. 




I. 

PEDIGREE FROM VISITATION OF NORFOLK, 1585. 

Taien by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux. — Harleian MS., No. 4756, Brit. Mus. 

Robert Pepys of Quotenham, in Com. Cambridge, 
Gent., mar. and had issue as fowloweth. 



Thomas, John Pepes o^pCecylye, dau. and 
sonne Southcreke, in 

andhr. Com. Norffollce, 
Sonne and heire. 



William Pepys of ()uottenham, in Com.=i=MARGARETT, daught. to 
Cambridge, Gent., sonne and heire. I Robert Wiston of Cam- 

I bridgeshire. 
^^ , 1 1 



Richard Pepes of Cot- ^Margarett, dau. to Richard 



nam, in Com. Cam., Gent., 
4"" sonne of Robert. 



heire to James Steele 
of Wyveston, in Com. 
Norffolke, Gent. 



William, 
3'''' sonne. 
Richard, 
4"' sonne. 



Margarett, mar. 
to Rich. Bolter of 
Southcreke, in Nor- 
ffolke, Gent. 



Jane, mar. to 
Thomas Jeni- 
son of Burn- 
ham, in Nor- 
ffolke, Gent. 



Boston, Burnham Markett, 
in Com. Norffolke. 



Thomas Pepes of: 
Southcreke, in Com. 
Norffolke, Gent., 
sonne and heire. 



:Alice, dau. to 
Giles Sefoule 
of Waterden, 
in Com. Norff., 
Esq'. 



Clemence, mar. to 
John Norton of 
Southcreke, in 
Com. Norff., Gent. ; 
m. 2-""' to Wiir 
Whetley of South- 
creke, Esq. 



1 

Margarett, marr. 
to Roger Grome of 
Suffolk and of La- 
venham, Gent. 



Agnes, mar. to 
John Playford of 
Brunton,in Com. 
Norffolke. 



Richard Pepes, 
Gent., sonne and 
heire. 



rn 

John, 
Nicholas, 
ob sine pie. 



— r~r~T — 
Thomas, 

3 sonne. 

ROBART, 

4 sonne. 
William, 
4 sonne. 



Joanne, marr, 

to William 

Peacocke of Southcreke 

Walsingham. 



r 1 1 1 

Alice, marr. to Clemence, marr. Margarett, marr. William Pepes of=pLucYE, dau. to 

John Erie of to Adam Rowston to John Harte of Burnham Depe, in Robart Thurlow 

of Barcham, Clarke. Southcreke, Clarke. Com. Norffolke, ofSutton, inCom. 

Gent., 4"" sonne to Norffolke, Gent. 

Richard. 



Fermor Pepes of=pFRANN., dau. to 



Southcreke, in Com. 
Norffolke, Gentleman, 
sonne and heire. 



John Drury 
Rougham, in 
Com. Norff., 
Esq'. 



of 



1 — I — T" 

Richard, 
John, 
Robert, 
obijerant. 



Susan, marr. to Elizabeth, marr. Catherine, 

Roger Manser of to Robert Reade of obijt sine 

Northcreke, in London. pie. 
Com. Norff. 



I 

William, 

sonne and 

heire. 



1 

Richard, 



Nicholas, 
3 sonne. 



Margarett, 
eldest dau. 



Mary, 
z""* dau. 



Alice, 
3 dau. 



Thomas Pepes, sonne 
and heire, mar. Jayne, 
dau. to S' John Dow- 
dalle of Ireland, Knight. 



John, 2°" sonne, marr. 
Ann, dau. to Terall 
Wapell of Holton, in 
Com. Norff., Gent., and 
had issue Elizabeth. 



Edmond, 3"* sonne, 
marr. Katherine, dau. 
to Warner, Wydowe 
to Goldesmithe, and 
had 3 daus. 



Richard, 
obijt s. pie. 



1 

Fermor. 



Francis Knyvett, 
ob sine pie. 



1 

Barbara, marr. 
to Rich. Norton 
of Southcreke, 
Gent. 



1 

Ellenor, marr. 
to Thomas Jenner 
of Binham, sonne 
to Thomas. 



20 of December and in y'' 28 
of Q. Eliz. A" 1585. 

RoB^ Cooke, 

Clarencieux. 







II. 



PEDIGREE FROM VISITATION OF CAMBRIDGE, 

1619. 

Taken by Henry St. George^ Richmond^ for William Camden^ 
Clarencieux. — Harleian MS.^ No. 1043, Brit. Mus. 




Will. Pepis of=pALiCE, da. of 
Cotenam, in co 

Camb. 

, i 

I 

John Pepis of=pEDiTH, da. and sole heire 



Cotenam. 



of Edmund Talbot of 
Cotenam, in co. Cambr. 



John Pepis of=i=ELiZAB., da. of John 
Cotenam. Bendish of Romford, 

in com. Essex. 



Samuel 4. Jo. Pepis of=ELizAB., da. Edith, mar. 

Thomas 3. Cotenam, of Jo. Jo. Wil- 

RiCHARD 2. living 1619. Wicksted, liams of 

de com. Cottenh™, in 

Cambr. co. Cambr. 



Ellen, mar. 
Geo. Bette of 
Colworthy, in 
CO. Cambr. 



1684- 



= Sir Gilbert 
Pickering of 
Tichmarsh. 



1 

Faith =Rob. Beale 
of Whittlesea, 
CO. Cam. 



=KATHERlNE,daU. 

of ■ 

and widow of 
Thos. Hobson 
of Cottenham. 



Thomas, 
M.D., 
ob. cael. 



Paulina =Hamond Clax- 
TON of Bough- 
ton, CO. Norfolk. 



John of =Eliz^", dau. of 
Impington, Rich. Pepys of 
aged 29 in London, widow 
1684. of Geo. Snow- 

don of Cleve- 
land, 



1 

Eliza 



=Chas. Longe, 
Rector of 
Risby, CO. Suf- 
folk. 



III. 



PEDIGREE FROM VISITATION OF COUNTY CAMBRIDGE, 1684. 

Taken by Henry St. George, K/it., Claraicieux. — Col(?s MS., Brit. Mus., vol. xxi.,p. 28. 
John Pepys of=T=EDiTH, dau. and heiress 



Cottenham. 



of Sir Edmund Talbot, 
son of Sir Gilbert Talbot 
of Isle of Ely, descended 
out of Wilts. 



John of=pELiZABETH, dau. Robert, 
Cotten- of John Bendish ob. cael. 
ham. of Steeple Bum- 

sted. 



1 

Thomas 
the black, 
ob. cael. 



Thomas 
the red, 
ob. csel. 



Apollo, 
ob. cael. 



Talbot of =^=1. Beatrix, dau. of=2. 



Impington, 
ob. cir. 
1665, set. 
cir. 84. 



John Castle of 
Raveningham, co. 
Norfolk. 



= SiR Sidney 
Montagu. 



= SiR Gilbert 
Pickering of 
Tichmarsh. 



1 

Faith =Rob. Beale 
of Whittlesea, 
CO. Cam. 



John of =Eliza, dau. 
Cottenham, of John 
living 16 1 9, Wicksted. 
ob. s. p. 



Richard, =f= 
Serg' at law, 
& L" Ch. 
Jus. 



Thomas, 
ob. s. p. 



Samuel of^ 
Steeple 
Bumsted, 
ob. 1665, 
aet. 66. 



Ric. 



Geo. John. Sam. 



^Margaret, dau. 
& sole heiress of 
Rich. Rooks of 
Swaveney, co. 
Cam. 



Roger of =pBarbara, dau. John, LL.D.,=:KATHERiNE,dau. 



Impington, 
aged 67 in 
1684. 



of Franc. Bacon, s. p. in 1684. 
Serg' at law, Jus- 
tice of King's 
Bench. 



of 

and widow of 
Thos. Hobson 
of Cottenham. 



Thomas, Paulina =;Hamond Clax- 
M.D., TON of Bough- 

ob. cael. ton, co. Norfolk. 



I 

John of Bard-^ 
field Magna, ob. 
1665, aet. 32. 



=THOMASiNE,dau. Sam., R.ob. 

of JohnSymonds cselebs Rich. 

ofYeldham, co. 1684. Will. 

Essex. ob.cael. 



1 — 

Eliza 



=Jerome Lacey Edith :=Thos. Wight 
of Saffron Wal- of Denston, 

den. CO. Suffolk. 



Talbot 
ob. vita 
patris. 



( • 1 

^Hannah, dau. John of =Eliz™, dau. of Eliza =Chas. Longe, 
of John Mann Impington, Rich. Pepys of Rector of 

of Norwich. aged 29 in London, widow Risby, co. Suf- 

1684. of Geo. Snow- folk, 

don of Cleve- 
land. 



John of Cam- Thomas, 
bridge, aged aged 22 
27 in 1684. in 1684. 



Ann 
Eliz, 



^' ^3 I in 1684. 
., 21 j ^ 



RoG^R, aged 
7 in 1684. 



rn 

Hannah. 
Hester. 



y 



IV. 



EARLY ESSEX BRANCH. 

John Peppes of Branktre,=pMARCARET 



A. 



CO. Essex. Date of will 
S. 31 Dec, 1518; proof 
15 July, 1519. 



Date of will 8 
May, I s 1 9 ; proof 
15 July, 1519. 



FIRST NORFOLK BRANCH. 
William Pepis of CDttenham,=f=MAROARET, dau. of Robert 



Richard, of London, scri- ^ane 
vener. Date of will 25 . 

S. June, 1523; proof 17 
July, 1524; ob. s. p. 



-B. W. = Bumham Westgate, 
CO. Norfolk. 



William, =JOAN , 

d. before after wife of 
— Bray, of 
London. 



1550,5. p. 



John, of Debden, co.=Johanna Bvrd, widow, d. Thomas, of 

Essex. Date of will and bur. at Debden, University of 

S. 3 Mar., 1550; proof Co. Essex, July, Cambridge, d. 

30 Jan., 1551; ob. S. 1577. Date of will 10 before 1523. 
s. p. Feb., 1577; proof 10 
Oct., 1577. 



Cambridge, yeon 
Date of will 20 Mar., 15 
proof 20 May, 1519; ] 
at Cottenham. 



Margaret, 

m. before 1 5 1 8 ; 

living 1550. 



=JOHN Frevke. 



Elizabeth, = 
m. before 
1523 ;d. be- 
fore 1550. 



:Wm, John 

GOODWYN. 



Whiston, of CO. Cam- 
bridge. Date of will 4 
Jan., 1529; proof, no 
date, 1529. 



Thomas, of Cottenham,: 
yeoman. Date of will 

S. 8 Apr., 1521 ; proof 4 
4 May, 1521. 



Clemence, dau. of John, of South- 



Nicholas Thurlowe, 
living 



creeke, co. Nor- 
folk, merchant. 

B. 



William, of Margaret, 
Cottenham, living 1518. 
yeoman. 

C-D. 



Joan, 
living 1 5 18. 



Alice, 
living 1529, 



Nicholas, living 152 1 ; 
d. a student in London 
(Talbot Pepys' MS.). 



Richard, of Cottenham,; 
b. before 30 Mar., 1578; 
marr. at Bumhara West- 
gate II June, 1543. 



^Margaret, dau. and heiress Agnes, 
of Richard Boston of Burn- Margaret, 
ham Market ; living as widow Clemence, 
8 Aug., 10 Jac. Dorothy, 

all unmarr. and 
under age 8 Apr. 152 



Richard, of B. W., son and=pAMY, dau. of John Joan, bapt at B. W. Robert, bapt. at B. W. Nicholas, bapt. at Alice, bapt. at Margaret, bapt. at B. W. Thomas, bapt. at Clemence, bapt. at Elizabeth, bapt. John, 



ir, bapt. at B. W. 4 Aug., 
1544; bur. there 4 Oct., 
1596. Proof of will 6 Oct., 
1596 ; had property at Ful- 
boume, co. Cambridge. 



Shreeve, mar. at 11 July, 1546, = at 16 June, 1548, = Bar- B.W. 8 Mar., 1551 ; B. W. 6 Aug., 26 Dec, 1558, =: after s 

B.W. 12 Jan.,1571; Little Walsingham, bara, dau. of Thomas living 6 Oct., 1596; 1553, = John Aug., 1574, John Harte 

bur. there 1593. Wm. Peakoke of that Pepys of S. Creeke, co. 4756 Harl.MS.says Erle of South- of Southcreeke, Clerk, 

place, 23 JaD., 1574. Norfolk. he died s. p. creeke. Rector there 1563-71. 



B. W. 27 Apr., B. W. 18 Oct., 1563, at B. VV. 3 June, 

1556; living 22 = Adam Raws- 1566; living 22 (HarL MS. 

Aug., 1574. thorn. Rector of Aug., 1574. 4756). 

Bircham Newton. 



(Harl. MS. 
4756-) 



William, of Bumham Ulfe,^ 
bapt. at B. W. 1 1 May, 
1561 ; had five children 

S. living II Feb., 1609. Date 
of will 18 Apr., 1639; 
proof 27 Feb., 1675. 



-Lucy, dau. of Rob. Thurlow 
of Bumham Sutton; under 
age on 25 May, 1590; living 
II Feb., 1609. Not named 
in husband's will. 



Richard, bapt. John, bapt. at B.W.- 
at B. W. 20 Feb., 29 Sept., 1577 ; 

1572; bur. there bur. there 6 

7 Apr., 1578. Aug., 1612. 

N. Date of will 8 

Aug., 161 2; 

proof 7 Oct., 



Margaret, Nicholas, bapt. at Anne, bapt. at Jane, bapt. at Alice, bapt. 

living 8 B. W. 2 Apr., 1580. B. W. 5 Apr., B. W. 21 Jan., at B. W. 13 

Aug„i6i2. Devisee of Ful- 1575, = 31 1581, = i Nov., 1582. 

bourne property, Jan., 1592, Nov., 1600, 

and was to go to John Thur- Wm. Browne. 

Cambr. University, low. 



Richard, A. B. Ch. Coll. .^Frances 

Camb. ; 1605, A. M.; 

Rector of Brisley, 
N. 1615-61. Date of 

will 12 July, 1659; 

proof 10 Mar., 1661 



William, ^Peace 

bur. at B.W. I , 

16 Sept., living r8 

^(^i^- I Apr., 1639. 

William, living 18 

Apr., 1639, then 

under 24 years. 



Richard, of Great St. Bar-^ 
tholomew, London, 
Citizen and Upholder, 
Governor of Christ's 
Hospital. Devisee of 
father'spropertyat B.W. 

S. Date of will 6 July, 
1677 J proof 23 May, 
1679. 



Nicholas, 
living 1677, 



both died 

before 

1677, 



Robert, =f . 

living 1677, I 
Daughter, living 1667. 



Margaret, = 
John Steventon 
of London, exor. 
of brother-in-law's 
will. 



Nicholas, of B. \W. Date Marv, Sarah, 

o of will 17 Oct., 1677; =; Thomas = William 
proof 9 Feb., 1678. Foulcal Burton. 



Samuel, had the MS. mentioned in his father's Daniel, living 12 

will, which he, the Testator, had of his nephew July, 1659; had 

Rich. Pepys, late of King's -Lynn. Adm. Ch. most of his father's 

Coll., Camb., £t. 16, 1640; A. B., 1643; M.A., library. 
1645 ; Rector of Clifton Reynes, Bucks ; d. there 
II Apr., 1703, set 79. (Lipscombe's " Bucks.") 



living 1 
1659. 



<E 


Amy, living 


Robert, 


ivinR - 


pGRACE, 


July. 


July, 1659. 


1677 and 


7°5- 


living 
.677. 



Anne, living 

1677, = Chris- 
topher Egleton. 



Upholder. Date of 
will 23 June, 1705 ; 
proof I Aug., 1705. 
Wife sole legatee. 



of St Sepulchre's, 
Holborn. Date of 
will I Apr., 1723; 
proof i80cti723. 



John, 
Benjamin, 



all living 1677. 



Alice, living 1639, 

Athowe, Rector of 
Beachamwell, co. 
Norfolk, 1623-55. 



=1. Geo. Snowdon of 
Cleveland, co. York. 
2. John, 2nd son of 
Roger Pepys of Im- 
pington, who d. 1709. 



. .n — r 
Richard, 
Robert, 
Jane, 

Elizabeth, 
all minors in 
1677. 



hving 1705. 



William.^fBertha 



William, of H.M.S. 

" Cumberland." 
S. Admon. tomother, 

March, 1741. 



Charles, of H.M.S. 

q " Gosport." Ad- 
mon. to sister 
Anne, 23 June, 
1705- 



Robert, Rachel, living Elizabeth, Mary, 

living 1723; 1723, =Thos. living 1723, living 1723, 

e.\or. of Lane ; extrix. of = Willi ui = Edward 

mother's her mother's Elliott. Baker. 

will. will. 



Steventon, Citizen and= 
Grocer of London, 

S. b. before 1677. Date 
of will 27 Sept, 
1723 ; proof I Sept, 
1727. 



Bethiah, of St. An- 
drew's, Holbom. 

S. Admon. to son 
Steventon 3 Oct,, 
1769. 



Nicholas, bapt. at - 
B. W. 12 Sept., 1600; 
mar. before 1629; Clerk 
in Guildhall, London, 
before 1645 (will of 
Apollo Pepys, 1645). 



:Jane, dau. of 
Thos. Utherof 
Hoe, living 19 
Mar., 1641. 



Richard, bapt. at B. W. 28 Jan. 1603; John, bapt. at 

A. B., Ch. Coll., Cambr., 1624 ; Clerk B. W. 20 Apr., 

of King's Lynn; d. there; bur. at St i6c6, d. an in- 

S. Nicholas, 12 Jan., 1652. Date of will fant. 
11 Jan., 1652; proof 20 July, 1653. 
Great-nephew Thomas sole legatee. 



Elizabeth, Paulina, bapt.* 

bapt. at B. W. at B. W. 13 
31 July, 1602. Dec, 1607. 



Frances, bapt. at B. W. 
23 Dec, 1609 ; legatee 
in will of Eliz. Bunting, 
widow, 9 Nov., 1637 ; 
Hving unman. 11 Jan., 
1652. 



Margaret, bapt. 
at B. W. II Aug., 



Steventon, of St Andrew's,=pALiCE , 

c Holborn. Date of will d. 1802 ; extri.\. 

7 Jan., 1773; proof 29 of husband's will, 

Jan., 1773- 



William, 
living 1723. 



Thomas, of King's Lynn, d. 16= 
Apr., 1692, set 63 ; b. at St 

S. Margaret's, Lynn. Date of 
will 13 Mar., 1688; proof 
3 Nov., 1692. Had land, 
&c., in Tilney St. Lawrence. 
Called cousin by Samuel 
the Diarist in letter, i Feb., 
1678. 



:Grace, dau. of Francis 
Hughes, M.A., Bedell of 
Camb. University ; d. 20 
Mar., 1696, aet. 59 ; bur. 
at St. Margaret's, Lynn 
(monument). Date of 
will 2 Mar., 1696 ; proof 
6 Apr., 1697. 



Nicholas, ^Ja 
living 1688. 



Jane, bapt at 
Hoe 18 Sept, 



Mar., 1696. 



Anne, 
Mary, 
Ellen, 
living 13 
Mar., 16 



Steventon, of St. Andrew's, 
Holborn, living 1773. 

S. Admon. of father's estate 
21 Dec, 1802. 



Bethiah, = — Phipps. 
living 1802 ; 
mar. before 



Thomas, 
living in 
Jan.,i6s2 



Thomas, of London and Jane, unmarr. in Mar.,^REv. Thos. Hazlewood, Grace, marr. 

Wyndham.co. Norfolk. 1696. Devisee of lands D.D., Fellow of Corpus before 1688; 

S. Date of will 1706; under mother's and bro- Christi College, Camb. ; d. living 1720. 

proof 1 7 1 2 1 d. unmarr. ther's wills; living 17 14. before 20 Apr., 1714. 



=Samuei. Foster 
of London ; living 



John, of Great Yar- = 
mouth ; marr. there 

S. 6 Mar., 1 694. Admon. 
t6 widow 31 Oct., 
1708. 



Elizabeth, dau. of Geo. Spilman 
of Great Yarmouth, Date of 

N. will 26 Dec, 171s; proof 31 
Jan., 1716 ; bur. at Great Yar- 
mouth 21 Jan., 1715. 



Samuel, bapt. at Great 
Yarmouth 26 Jan., 

S. 1695. Admon. to 
father's estate 6 Aug., 
>7»3- 



Granger, bapt. at 
Great Yarmouth 16 
Mar., 1700. 



B. 



SECOND NORFOLK BRANCH. 
William Pepis of Cottenhaiii,=pMAKGARET, dau. of Robert 



CO. Cambridge, yeoman. 
S. Date of will 20 Mar., 1519J 
proof 20 May, 1519; bui. 
at Cotlenham. 



Whiston, of co. Cam- 
P. bridge. Date of will 4 
Jan. 1529; proof, no date, 
■529. 



Thomas, of Cotten- 
ham, yeoman. 

A. 



John, of Southcreeke, co. Nor-=pi. Cicely, dau. and heims of William, of Cotten- Margaret, 



folk, merchant {by bond 
dated 15 Apr., 1535). Date 
of will 10 May, 1541 ; proof 
II Feb., 1541-2; bur. at 
S. Creeke. 



James Style of Wyv-erton, co. 
Norfolk, living 1518 ; d. before 
1541 ; bur. at S. Creeke. 
2. Elizabeth, widow of R. 
Sturges, living 1541. 



ham, yeoman. 

C-D. 



living 1 5 18. 



Joan, 
living 15 18 



Alice, 
living 1529. 



Thomas, of S. Creeke, a minor=f=ALicE, dau, of Giles Clemence, Agnes, 

in 1541 ; of age in 1546 ; I Sefoule of Waterden, = John Norton = John Plavford 

N. d. 20 Oct., 1569. Date of co. Norfolk, heiress of of S. Creeke ;d. of Brinton, co. Nor- 

will I Oct., 1569; proof II her brother John Se- 1565. folk; livingi54i. 

Apr., 1582; bur. at S. foule; d. 1596. 

Creeke. 



1 1 I I I 

Margaret, Amy, 

= Roger Grome Cecily, 
of Lenham, co. Suf- Audrey, 



folk; living 1541. 



Joan, 

living 1541. 
then under : 



jEROME(FERMOR),of S. Creeke,- 
bapt. there 12 June, 1548. 

N. Date of will 25 Sept., 1633 ; 
proof II Feb., 1633-4. 
" Writ his name * Fermor ' 
by deed of 31 Eliz." (Le 
Neve). 



^Frances, dau. of John John, 
Drury of Rougham, co. Roger, 
Suffolk, and Godwick, living 1569. 
CO. Norfolk ; d. in child- 
bed 19 July, 1585. 



Susan, Elizabeth, Anne, Barbara, 

= Roger Mansure = Robert Reade = Wm. Sherman = Robert Pepvs 

of N. Creeke ; living of London, living of Littlington, co. of Burnham, co. 

1569. ,569. Cambridge; living Norfolk; living 

1569. 1569- 



bapt. at S.=jANE, dau. of John, baj)!. at S. Creeke^ Anne, dau. of Teny 



Creeke 29 Aug., 1574 ; Sir John Dow-^ 
d. s. p. at Ballinhowe, dall, Knt., 
Ireland, 1623. Ireland. 



8 Nov., 1576 
London and 
lead, Surrey, 
mon. to son 1 7 Sept. 
1652. 



Ad- 



Walpole of Hough- 
ton, CO. Norfolk, 
marr. at S. Creeke 
7 Aug., 1610; living 
1632. 



Richard, bapt. at 


Edmund, 


=Catherine, dau. 


S. Creeke 20 Feb., 


b. 23 Apr. 


of W. Warner, and 


'577; d. 4 May, 


■579- 


widow of J. Gold- 


i58o;bur.atHolk- 




smith. 


ham, CO. Norfolk. 







Fermor, bapt. at S.CreekeT=jANE, ividow of Fmncis, bapt. at KS^'Err,b.at Barbar 
.^,'_. .-o. ./.iii;!. T T .,„..,,f„ K„ « rr^flfp. 2 Dec. Godwick, CO. at b. C: 



Edward, of Broomsthorpe, 
CO. Norfolk, b. 161 7, and 
of Middle Temple ; d. 

S. 22 Dec, 1663. Admon. 
to widow 6 Feb., 1663-4 ; 
bur. at Tatterset, co. Nor- 
folk. 



Anne, d. an infant 
8 Sept., 1665 ; bur. 
at Tatterset. 



Elizabeth, dau. and Elizabeth, living=TH0MAS Dyke. Jane, living=pJoHN Turner, Ser- 

co-heiress of John Mar., 1668 (S. Mar., 1668 I geant-at-law, Recorder 

WalpoleofBrooro.s- Pepys'Diary), /g Pepys' of York ; of Kirk- 

N. thorpe. Date of d. before.\ug. Diary). lealham, co. York, 

will 31 Aug., 1668; 1668. ' 

proof 18 June, ^ I 

1669; bur. at Tat- 
terset. 



25 June, 1581, of Mile- 
ham and Toftes, co. 
Norfolk; d. 12 Sept., 
1660. Date of will 2 
Sept., 1659; proof 26 
Mar., 1667 ; bur. at 
Mileham. 



Theophila, marr.=SiR Arthur Harris 
after 1668 (had all of Stowford, co. Devon, 
estates of Norfolk created Bart. 1673 
Pepys'— Le Neve) ; (Burke's Extinct 
^- '686. Baronetage). 



J. Lancaster, by S.Creeke,2Dec., God"":k 

whom a son and .582 ; d. at Bal- Norfolk Nov., 

daughter, men- linhowe, Ireland, 1583, d. s. p. 

tioned in will of s. p., 1620. Jan., i5ii. 
Fermor Pepys. 



bapt. 
at S. Creeke 24 
Aug., 1575, = 
before 1633 
Rich. Norton 
of S. Creeke. 



Eleanor, bapt. at S. 
Creeke 20 July. 1585, 
= Thos. Jenner of 
Binham, co. Norfolk, 
son and heir of Thos. 
Jenner of same place 
and Walsingham. 



JoHN,lMpt.atMile. 
ham 12 Jan., 1635 ; 
bur. there 21 Jan., 
1658 (monument). 



William, bapt. at 
Mileham 18 Apr., 
1637; living 1659. 



Fermor, bapt. at Mile- 
ham 7 Apr., 1638 ; A.M. 
and Fellow of Cams 
College, Cambridge. 



Thomas, bapt. at Mileham i6=Ursula, dau. of Bryan Stapyl 



Jan., 1640 ; of Hatcham, 
Barnes, and Merton Abbey, 
CO. Surrey ; Master of Jewel 
Office to Charles II. and 
James II. 



ton of Myton, co. York. 
Admon. to dau. Olivia, wife 
of Sir Edw. Smith of Ed- 
mondthorp, co. Leicester, 
21 Apr., 1693. 



Anne, bapt. at 
Mileham 2 1 Jan., 
1635- 



Jane, bapt at Mile 
ham II July, 1644 ; 
living 1659. 



VI. 

IMPINGTON BRANCH. 



William Pepis of Cottenham, 
CO. Cambridge, yeoman. 

S. Date of will 20 Mar., 1519; 
proof 20 May, 1519; bur. 
at Cottenham. 



^Margaret, dau. of Robert 
Whiston, of co. Cam- 

P. bridge. Date of will 4 
Jan., 1329; proof, 00 
date, 1529. 



Thomas, of Cotten- 
ham, yeoman. 

A. 



John, of Southcreeke, William, of Cot-=pALicE, dau. of Margaret, Joam, 



CO. Norfolk, merchant. 

B. 



tenham, yeoman, a 
minor in 1518 
living 1541. 



John Smith of living 15 18. living 15; 

Wighton, CO. 

Norfolk. 



Alice, 
8. living 1529. 



William, 


John, of Cottenham and=pi. Edith, dau. and heiress of 


Robert, 


George, 


Catherine, 


Margaret, 


living 1589. 


Impington, yeoman. 
P. Date of will 2 July, 
1589; proof 26 Nov., 
1589; bur. at Cotten- 
ham 15 July, 1589. 


Edmund Talbot of Cottenham 
and St. Clement, Cambridge, a 
minor in 1 546 and unraarr. ; bur. 
at Cottenham 25 Sept., 1583. 

2. Ann, dau. of Jenyson, 

marr. at Cottenham, 11 Oct, 
1587; living 1589. 


living 1589. 


living 1589. 


living 1589. 


living 1589. 



John, of Cotten- 
ham, yeoman. 

c. 



Robert, of 

Wisbeach. 



Thomas the 
black. 



Thomas the red Apollo, of 
(grandfather of Gray's Inn. 
Samuel the 
Diarist). 



Talbot, of Middle Temple^ 
and Impington, co. Cambridge, 
bapt. at Impington 2 Apr. 
1583. Adm. scholar of Trinity 
Hall, Cambridge, 22 July, 1601; 
Recorder of Cambridge 1624- 
60; d. March, 1665-6; bur. at 
Impington. 



=1. Beatrice, dau. of John 
Castell of Raveningham, 
CO. Norfolk, man. 3 Aug., 
1615. 

2. Paulina , bur. 

July, 1626, at St. Peter 
Apostle, Cambridge. 



rZABETH, 


Edith, 


Susan, b. 1580, 


Paulina, b. 1581, 


Edw. Bedingfeild. 


b. 1573, 
d. 1601. 


= Robert Beale. 


= Sir S. Montagu 



Roger, of Impington and^ 
Middle Temple, bapt. at 
Heydon, co. Norfolk 13 
May, 161 7 ; Recorder of 
Cambridge 1660-88; M.P. 
for Cambridge 1661-78. 

P. Date of will 31 Aug., 1688; 
proof 13 Oct., 1688. 



= 1. Anne, dau. of Luke Banks,=3- Parnell, dau. and heiress 

of Beck Hall, Giggleswick, co. of John Duke of Worlingham, 

York, d. s. p. before 1641. co. Suffolk, and Lord of Diss 

2. Barbara, dau. of Francis Manor, co. Norfolk. Settlement 

Bacon, Serjeant-at-Law and dated 21 Mar., 1659; d. before 

Justice of King's Bench; bur. 27 May, 1663. 

at St. Gregory's, Norwich, 2 4- Mrs. Dickenson, widow. 

Mar., 1657. marr. i668. 



John, of Cottenham, LL.D.,=KATHERiKE,widowofThomas Thomas, M.D., bi 

bapt. at Heydon 14 Dec, Hobson of Cottenham. 

1618; Fellow of Trio. Hall, P. Date of will 31 May, 

S. Cambridge. Date of will 1703; proof 24 June, 

2 Sept., 1690 ; proof 3 Nov., 1703 ; bur. at Cottenham 

1692; bur. at Cottenham 19 22 June, 1703. 

Aug., 1692, ob. s. p. 



at Nor- Henry, born at Paulina, bom at Nor- 
wich 5 June, 1621; Fellow Norwich; bur. wich 30 Jan., 1622,= 
Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; at Lakenham, an Hamond Claxton of 



d. unmarr. at Impington. 
Date of will 20 Aug., 
1664; proof 4 Feb., 1665. 



Booton, 
living 1664. 



Norfolk; 



Talbot, of Impington and- 
Diss, b. in Chancery 
Lane. London, 20 Mar., 

S. i646;d. 1681. Admon. 
to widow Dec. 15, 1681. 



-Hannah, dau. of John Mann John, of Impington, 
of Norwich, Alderman, b. theie 1655 ; bur. 

S. Date of will 3 Dec, 1690; there 1^09. 
proof 3 Nov., 1692 ; bur. at 
St. Andrew's, Norwich. 



-Elizabeth, dau. of Richard 
Pepys of London, widow of 
George Snowdon of Cleve- 
land, CO. York. 



Francis, b. at Roger, b. at 
Impington, Impington, 

1648. 1653. 



Barbara, b. at^THOs. Gale, D.D., Elizabeth, 
Impington, 1649; Dean of York, d. Impington, 
d. 1689. 1702. d. at Risby 2 

1716. 



b. at 
1651; 
Feb., 



=Chas. Longe, B.D., 
Rector of Risby, co. 
Suffolk, d. 1719. 



Talbot, b. 1686, 
d. an infant. 



^OGER, of Impington and^ANNE, dau. of Wm. Turner 


Barbara, bapt. at Imping- 


Hannah, b. at Imping-=SAMUEL Knight, D.D., 


Diss, b. 1677; Sheriff of N. Elmham, co. 


ton 1681, of city of 


ton 1682. Admon. Rector of Chippenham, 


for Huntingdon 1712. 


Norfolk, marr. 31 Mar., 


S. Norwich. Date of will 


S. to husband 2 1 May, co. Suffolk, and Preben- 


. Date of will 6 Dec, 


S. 1703. Date of will 17 


2 Apr., 1733; proof 6 


1719; bur. at Chip- daryofElyjd. 1746. 


■73°; proof 23 Mar., 


June, 1751; proof 10 


Oct, 1733. 


penham, co. Suffolk. 


■732- 

, . 


Mar., 1753. 







Talbot, bapt. 
pington 6 Feb. 
d. 24 July, 171 
at St Nicholas, 
Lynn. 



at Im- 
, 17031 
7 ; bur. 

King's 



Roger, 
William, 
d. infants. 



Charles, of Impington and=.'VNNE, dau. of John Spelman of Roger, a student of Hannah Anne, bapt af=rJoHN Pine Barbara, extrix. 



bapt. at Impington 
22 Oct., 1710; d. at Bath, 
Jan., 1778; bur. at Imping- 
ton. Date of will 1 1 Aug., 
1773; proofs Feb., 1778. 



Narborough, co. Norfolk 
marr. 26 May, 1747, at St. 
John's, Bedford Row. Date 
of will 2 Feb., 1778; proof 
22 Apr., 1805 ; bur. at Im- 
pington. 



Clare Hall, Cambridge; Impington 30 Oct, 
It Impington 9 marr. there 9 Ja 
1728. d. before 1778. 



May, 



708 ; of East 
731 ; Down, CO. 
Devon. 



of her mother's 

will, 

'753- 



John, Clerk in Orders, of Exeter ; 
succeeded to life interest in uncle's 
est;jtes under aunt's will, 1805 ; 
remainder to his second son 
Charles. 



Elizabeth Sophia, of 
Impington, d. un- 

S. marr. Date of will 
Dec. 16, 1736; proof 
Nov. 30, 1737. 



Henrietta, 
d. young. 



tzi:^'^ 



VII. 
SURVIVING BRANCHES. 

Pepis of ColtCIlhnm,^^f ABGARET. daw. 
br, ycomnn. Date of Whiston.ofco.C 

Mar., 1518; proof jo P. of will 4 Jan,, 1 



THOMA^ ofCoHen- John, of Somhcrcke, J. William, 

ham, yeoman, co. Norfollc, mer* yeoman, a r 

chanl. Uving 1541. 



Smiih of Wi 
CO. Norfolk. 



»Thomas Jenvson Alice, called " Alyce 
of Bumham West- Pepis, jun.," in her 
8«ie, CO. Norfolk. mother's will. 



of Cottenham and=ri- Ediih, d 




gton, yeontan. Dale | Edmunt Ta 




1 > July. is89;Ur>(lStClem 


ent, Cambridge, a 



P. proof a6Nov., 1589, Bur. 
al Cottennam 15 July, | 



of Cotien- =x=Eli 
Dale of will »t 



sirj 



all. Steeple Bumsted, 
, Euex. d. 164* ; bur. 
Cotienliam ; reman- 
1608, R. Cracroft 



of Wis- =Marv- 
. Duluofwill 



red, of Eaton, 



brook e ; b: 





EolTH. b. .S7J A 


Susannah, bap 




■■• bro, John, 9 Stjit, 






9 Jmc, isSo, = 








Noifolk. 


h.m. 


of Whitllesea. 
hleolEI,. 



bapt Pauuna, bapt^iR Sidniv Mon- 
581 1 d. EarlofM 



I, of Sioke. next 
:bre, CO. Suffolk, bapt. 
t Coiicnham 3 Ma^, 



. RiciiARD, b. before J=ft Jf 

July. 1589, of Middle i Wn 

Temple, Scrgeant-al- De! 

Law, MP. for Sudbury ; co. 

1640, Ld. Ch. Justice dai: 

of Ireland 1655-8; d. d. 

1 Dublin J Jan,, 1658. S D: 



Dale 
1656. 



, Feb., 



Capl. Gosnold, 

Dublin 1659. 

" win 13 Aug., 

659; Proof 10 Oct., 



Norfolk, bapl. 



R. Rooks of Swa' living 



Williams of 



Lolworlh, CO. Camb. 



will 



lached, jMay, 1659, of 
Personalty ia Inland 1 
(Dublin Registry). 



CHARD, went in=pMAiiy. dau. of John 


George, w 


ent to Boston. 


John, 


Samuel, 


Eliza 


ETH. living 


JurliTH 


vine 


14 to Boston, in Scolt of Waller Bel- 








living in 


1678, 








w England ; re- champ, co. Essex ; d. 




there before 




Dublin 










-ncd about 1649; 1664; bur. at Ashen, 






|an., 


unmAirr. 


1678. 








n of Ashen, co. co. Essex. 


















ex ; living 1678. 




















Charles, of Chatham 

c Dockyard. Admon. bcfori 



sElizabeth, dau. of Bal- Thoh*^ Jacoii, 

(hazar St. Michel, mar. b. 1634 Marv, of the itimiy 0. 1040. 

Hunts, Feb. 13, 163J ; d. at 1655 ; d. 10 Nov., 1669 ; d, 166^ Paulina, House, b. 1641. d. 1680. 
Clapham j6Msy. i7oj;bur. bur. at Sl OJaveX H"« Esthkk. d. 1677. 

t St. Olave'i, Hut Street, Street, London. Sarah, 



S. London. Date of will May, 



of Great 


Bard-=i 


pThomasine, dau. of 


Samuel, of Steeple 


RlC 


<ARD, 


Elizabeth, 


EiHTH, living 


1664. 






John Symonds of 


Bumsted. co. 




J1664. 


living 1664, 






rill 9 Sept., 


1663; 


Yeldham Magna, co. 


S. Essex. Daieofwill 








of Dension, 




of >j May, 


66s- 


Essex, hving 1693. 
Mentioned in her 
brother John's will 


28 Sept.. .70s; 
proof iS Jan., 
i70S;d.unmarT. 






Lacev of 
Walden. 







I Archdeacon. 
Represented by bmily of 



at Hackney 
Date of will Jul] 
proof 14 May, 



Clockmaker^ 1 707-8 ; 



1 of St.=fMARy, dau. of Alice Gil 
son, widow, of parish of S 
Sepulchre, Holborn. Ma 
licence 14 April. 168 
(Faculty Office). 



' Trinity Hal!,T=SuSANNAH, 
r, and St. An- I ter. Ma 
,, Holborn. Ad- S. 1681 (Fa 
to widow Oct, of will 



Bax- Thomas, of Feist 



Shasplfs, d. 

fore 1718. 



of Spencer Pigott. 
Daieofwill 13 Aug., 
1741 iproof 19N0V,, 



8. John, of Si. Duh-^Jai 
S. Admon. to w 



Cheshire. Dale 



Marv=:John Lucas, 
of Inner 
Temple. 



. Herts. 



CHARD, bapt. 


prenliced 


, 








V 






freedom, 


11 


. Master, 




1769 (d. 







Oct., 1760; proof 
Jan.. >76> (mentioned 
uncle Richard's will). 



N(axv, bapt. 

CO. Eosex, 
S Nov, 1683. 



830. = Wm 
KS, of Pcrc 



HASLEDINE.T=LETmA, d 



. William MASLEDiNE,-T-i.e 
of Poultry, London, of 
Master of CuUers'Ca, W. 
i79);b. 1748, d. 1805. I 



Date of d, before 



Thomas, ELiZABtiH, Sarah, living 1 
George, living 1760, =Wm. Sharp. 
living =J. Steri- 



10. Jo„». of Lowen 
Berkeley St, Lon- 
don, b. 1770. d. 
t86o. 


fSarah. dau. of 
John Bond, of 
Lombard St., 
Banker.andMit- 
cham, CO. Surrey. 


Emily, b. .771, 
d. i860, = 
Josias Not- 
TirxjE, of Rose 
Hill, CO. Essex. 


11. Edmund, of jo,=t=Louisa Jane, dau. 
Portbnd Place, of Col. Davis, of 
London, b. 1806, HarleySt, London, 
d, 1878. 


b. .8o!i, 
d. 1814. 


iSji.'d, land Pbce, London, b. 
young. late isl Royal Dra- 


HN ALFRED. 12- 
1838. 


goons, 


X .834. 





WeLLER. of=pELTZABETH. dau, of I 



Elizabeth, 
George, 
d. young. 



I, d. 1846. Capt 60th 



1, late Louisa, b. Ma: 



. i8io,bur.atTotte- 
dge, CO. Hens. 
. Deborah, dau. of 



10. William Hashdinv 
of Poultry, London, 
F.R.S, &a, &C, 
Master of Cutlers' Ca 
iSai and 1818 i b. 
I77S. d- 'M- 



T=K 



oIt=Amalia, dau. 



l>.Tof Hi 



LvniA,b.i849,= 
HiBR A. WAfn- 

THAtISEN,OfWt* 



Elizabeth, IQ. Henbv, Bishop 




= Rev. Tho- 



=LouiiA Eleanor, 



Court of H.inkruptcy, b. Jai 





ENRV LeSLI 


,=fADA, dau. 


LiNA. only dau. b 


1830. 














C. Dallas, Bart. 








12. 








John 
8, Leslie, 


Guv 


Gerald Eve 


b, 1874. 









Frederick, b. Walter CouRTfiNAY,T=AMv Harriet, only C 




Lt-CoL NALD, Insiwcloc 
ieade, eldest Loc Gov. Board. 
Hon. John eldest son of Hon. 
and Rev. Henry 



GsoROB Charles Anni 



b. 1875. 1). 1865, b. 1871. 



b. 1885. b. 1876. 



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