Friday, 13 February 2009

30 July 1741 Spent Mr Lowery Rain Bow Coffee House 8d

This Coffee House, renowned for Huguenot connections, was in Lancaster Court (now vanished), off St Martin's Lane (very much in existence!). Here is a picture of the Royal Academy building in St Martin's Lane at about that time (well, it's dated 1740).

6 August 1741
Spent Mr Scott Blossom's Inn Supt 18d

Blossom's Inn was in Lawrence Lane. "Supt" must surely be an abbreviation for "Supped" - as in "had supper" rather than "went boozing"! When Thomas has been drinking he says what he drank and what it cost!

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