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4 Annotations

First Reading

Terry F  •  Link

Ship, Fenchurch St., north side, one house west of where Billeter Lane goes N, east beyond Ironmongers Hall, toward the right side of this segment of the 1746 map.…

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"I find that the very pretty daughter at the Ship tavern, at the end of Billiter Lane, is there still, and in the bar: and, I believe, is married to him that is new come, and hath new trimmed the house."
"Mercer tells me that the pretty maid of the Ship tavern I spoke of yesterday is married there, which I am glad of."
July 19 and 20, 1667

So it is with surprise that I see we don't know the name of the proprietor, or of his pretty wife, since Pepys was certainly on her trail.

It was a large establishment and must have paid Chimney taxes.

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