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2 Annotations

First Reading

Glyn  •  Link

The Castle was owned in 1667 by a John Cooke.

Source: “Taverns and Tokens of Pepys London” (1976) by George Berry, page 101.

Second Reading

Antiquarian  •  Link

At the time of Pepys' visits to the Castle tavern in 1667 I belive the landlord was Thomas Springall (or Springell). For more details of this landlord and tavern see the following link;


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