Portrait of Pepys by John Hayls
23 February 1633|
|Died||26 May 1703
Clapham, Surrey, England
|Resting place||St Olave’s, London, England
|Education||Huntingdon Grammar School, St Paul’s School and Cambridge University|
Chief Secretary to the Admiralty
Tory Member of Parliament for Castle Rising and Harwich
|Board member of||President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity House, Freeman of the City of London, Freeman of Portsmouth, Treasurer of the Tangier Committee|
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth Pepys (nÃ©e de St Michel)|
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.