About Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys was born on 23 Feb 1632/1633 in St. Brides Fleet Street, London, England. He was christened on 3 Mar 1632/1633 in St. Brides Fleet Street, London, England. He died 26 on 26 May 1703 in Clapham, London, England. He was buried on 4 Jun 1703 in St. Olaves, Hart St., London, England. Samuel was about 1640 in Bideford, Devon, England. He was Educated at Brampton, Huntingdon and St. Pauls School London before 1650. He was admitted to Trinity Hall on 5 Mar 1650/1651 in Cambridge, England. He was admitted to Magdalene College on 1 Oct 1650 in Cambridge, England. He graduated B.A. in Mar 1653/1654. He was employed as Secretary to Sir. Edward Montagu about 1656. He was made Clerk of the Acts of the Navy 32 in 1660. He graduated M.A. on 26 Jun 1660. He was mentioned in and joint executor of will of his uncle Robert Pepys of Brampton on 23 Aug 1661. He was employed as Secretary of the Admiralty 1672 - 1679. He was Elected M.P. in 1673 in Castlerising, Norfolk, England. He was Master of the Clothworkers Company in 1677. He was commited to the Tower for alleged complicity in the popish plot in 1679. He was elected M.P. in 1679 in Harwich. He was employed as Secretary of the Admiralty (reinstated) in 1684. He was named President of the Royal Society in 1684. He retired (forced into retirement) on ascension of William III in 1689. He was mentioned in the will of his cousin Charles Pepys on 6 Feb 1700. He signed a will on 2 Aug 1701. He signed a will on 12 May 1703. He signed a will on 13 May 1703. He had a will probated on 25 Jun 1703.
Arms: - Sa. on a bend, between two horses' heads erased ar. 3 fleurs de lis of the field. Crest: - A camel head erased or, bridled, lined, ringed, and gorged with a ducal coronet, sa. Motto: 'Mens cujusque is est quisque'. 'Mind makes the man.'
Relative: Abraham Robert MARCHANT. Relative: Charles J. THOMAS. Relative: Priscilla P. Jennings
Marriage: according to the Diary Samuel and Elizabeth celebrated 10th October as their real marriage it is beleived they probably had a secret religous ceremony before the civil wedding.
Samuel married Elizabeth de St. Michel, daughter of Alexandre le Marchant de St. Michel and Dorothea Kingsmill on 1 Dec 1655 in St. Margarets, Westminster, London, England. Elizabeth was born on 23 Oct 1640 in Bideford, Devon, England. She died on 10 Nov 1669. She was buried on 13 Nov 1669 in St. Olaves Hart St., London, England.
At 23 he (Samuel Pepys) married Elizabeth St. Michel, daughter of an Huguenot gentleman (Alexander Le Marchant De Saint Michel) who had come over to seek (without success) renewed fortune in England. Elizabeth was 15 beautiful and penniless. Her mother claimed to be descended from the Cliffords, Dukes of Cumberland. Her maternal Grandmother was Dorothea Clifford daughter of Sir. Conyers Clifford Governor of Connaught. whose family had been settled in Kent since the reign of Richard II. AB.