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Page, Samuel (1574–1630), poet and naval chaplain, was the son of a Bedfordshire clergy family. He matriculated as a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 July 1587, aged thirteen; he graduated BA on 5 February 1591 and became a fellow on 16 April. He proceeded MA on 15 March 1594. Before 1595 he took holy orders and became chaplain to the ...


Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703), naval official and diarist, was born at the family home, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, on 23 February 1633, the second son of John Pepys (1601–1680), tailor, and his wife, Margaret, née Kite (d. 1667), daughter of a Whitechapel...


Samuel Pepys (1633–1703) by John Hayls, 1666 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet, was born on 15 October 1751 at Nantglyn, Denbighshire, the second son of William Samuel (1713–1765), vicar of the parish, and his wife, Margaret (1708?–1780). He was the grandson of ...