Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
From Henry Shelley's Inns and Taverns of Old London (1908):
The host, Dan Rawlinson, was so staunch a royalist that when Charles I was executed he hung his sign in mourning, an action which naturally caused him to be regarded with suspicion by the Cromwell party, but "endeared him so much to the churchmen that he throve again and got a good estate." Something of that prosperity was due no doubt to the excellent "venison-pasty" of which Pepys was so fond.
More on Daniel Rawlinson here: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/987/
The following information was found at:
Mitre Court.-South out of Fenchurch Street at No. 20, east of Philpot Lane.
In Langbourn Ward (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831).
Named after the Miter Tavern, which stood on the opposite side of the street in 1677.
Site now occupied by offices and business houses.
The Rocque map reference is:
Mitre Court is on the south side of Fenchurch. The tavern was opposite on the north side.
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