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From: "Keira Lockyer" <>
Subject: Re: [BRITISH-JEWRY] Sams Coffee House
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:35:36 +1000
The 2.8.1838 death certificate for my ggg grandfather Benjamin Joseph says
Lewis Raphael was present at the death and lived at No. 1 Stone Cutter
Court, St Martin Lane. I think he was the son or brother of Moses Raphael.
In the 1841 Census Moses Raphael, a clothes salesman, his wife Sarah and
children Phoebe, Jane, Michael, Clara, Elizabeth and Esther were at 1 Stone
Cutter's Court. Lewis Raphael was elsewhere but am not sure where.
The Certificate says Benjamin Joseph was a Coffee House Keeper and died at
Charles Street, Covent Garden, but his will written a couple of days before
says he was a watchmaker and his children said he was a Furniture broker.
We wondered if Lewis was the Coffee House Keeper and someone got the facts
wrong, or if Benjamin was looking after a Coffee House for someone when he
A Joseph Raphael had Howards Coffee House and Hotel at 3 St. James Place in
1866. This Joseph, who may have been the same one listed as a Diamond
Merchant in the same year, could have been a relative of the Lewis Raphael
who reported Benjamin's death and said Benjamin was a Coffee House Keeper.
Isaac Joseph and his son Solomon Joseph were both Coffee House Proprietors
in Duke's-place St James' Place. They may have been distantly related to my
Hope this helps