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From: "Lou Dias" <>
Subject: Re: [BRITISH-JEWRY] Sams Coffee House
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:12:33 +0100
Are these the Coffee houses, the fore runners of Banks where such as
Martins's Bank started.. If so I,m sure they made big bucks out of
other things than coffee. Louis dias.
On 9/26/07, Keira Lockyer <> wrote:
> Hi David
> 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
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All the best Lou Dias 87 Grange Crescent, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5JD