Source 2b

Signature on 2nd codicil of Samuel Pepys, dated 13 May 1703 (catalogue ref: PROB 1/9) 

A codicil is an extra signed document added to a will. It is used to make changes to the willsuch as adding the names of other people whom you want to include in your will. 


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Look at Sources 2a and 2b.

  • What is the difference between these two signatures? 
  • Can you explain why they are different? [Look at the dates of the signaturesalso note Pepys died on 26 May 1703.] 
  • How and why do you think the red wax was stuck next to each signature?