Source 4

Extract from the will of Samuel Pepys, catalogue ref: PROB 1/9 


[I]…Resigne my Soule into the Hands of its blessed Creatour, and my Body to be decently (but privately) Buried…. 

Simplified transcript

I leave my soul to God and my body to be privately buried 


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Look at Source 4.

  • What do these words suggest about the beliefs of Samuel Pepys in this part of his will? 
  • How do you think a private burial would differ from a public one?