Elisabeth Pepys

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Elisabeth Pepys (née de St Michel; 23 October 1640 – 10 November 1669) was the wife of Samuel Pepys, whom she married in 1655, shortly before her fifteenth birthday.

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Elisabeth Pepys
Elisabeth Pepys in a stipple engraving by John Thomson, after a painting of 1666 (now destroyed) by John Hayls[1]
Elisabeth de St Michel

(1640-10-23)23 October 1640
Bideford, Devon, England
Died10 November 1669(1669-11-10) (aged 29)
Resting placeSt Olave's, London, England
Known forHusband's diary
(m. 1655)

Her father, Alexandre Marchant de St Michel, was born a French Roman Catholic but later converted to the Church of England. He married Dorothea, a daughter of Sir Francis Kingsmill, in Ireland. Elizabeth was born at or around Bideford in Devon on 23 October 1640. She died of typhoid on 10 November 1669.

Elisabeth was a second cousin once removed of the writer Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea.

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