Samuel Pepys's diary tells of his wife walking in on him and their maid, Deb Willet.
“(Elizabeth) coming up suddenly did find me imbracing the girl con my hand sub su coats,” he wrote, adding details of their embrace that cannot be repeated in a family newspaper. “I was at a wonderful loss upon it and the girl also.”Dr. Kate Loveman has discovered through some genealogical research at the Bodleian Library that the affair might have survived Willet's discharge and subsequent marriage.
Willet married Jeremiah Wells, a theology graduate, in January 1670. Wells soon wrote to Pepys to ask if the writer could use his contacts in the Royal Navy to get him a job. Pepys obliged, securing Wells a job as a ship’s chaplain. The diarist therefore knew not only where his old flame lived, but also that her husband was away at sea. [Link]