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18 October 2009

Find Pepys' birthplace

It perhaps isn't the most amazing spot to visit in London, but it is Sunday and he was an interesting man, so it's worth noting that celebrated diarist and politician Samuel Pepys was born in a tailor's shop on Salisbury Court, just of Fleet Street, on 23 February 1633 (despite what the plaque says).

The tailor in question was John Pepys, Samuel's father, and Samuel was later baptised at neighbouring St Bride's Church. His mother was Margaret Pepys, the daughter of a Whitechapel butcher, and he was the fifth in a line of eleven children, but due to extremely high infant mortality, he soon became the eldest.

Read more about Pepys at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepys


  1. I really enjoy reading your entries. I wish I knew about this when I was living in London.

  2. I've just found you. This is great