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RAMPANT HORSE STREET St STEPHEN FULL LICENCE CLOSED
STEWARD & Co    Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co
Licensees :
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THOMAS SAPEY
age 48 in 1851
1836 - 1859
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MARIA PIKE 1870


At a meeting of the Corporation held Friday 9th April 1847 it was ordered that the Wine Licence of Mr. Sapey be transferred to Mr. Henry Whaites at the Castle Hill. ( House yet to be identified. 6 possible locations. )

At the Annual Licensing Session held Tuesday 28th August 1855 the business was referenced as SAPEY'S COFFEE HOUSE.
It was heard that the house was one of the best conducted in the city. Inspector Steward had often seen gentlemen go in, have a glass of ale and then leave. He had never seen any disturbance or quarrelling there. There was however, no denying that prostitutes used the house.
The licence was renewed.

On the 20th April 1870 Reuben Marshall, a fish hawker from Yarmouth, went with a young woman to the LONDON TAVERN where he met Maria Pike at one o'clock in the morning.
They were invited to her house, the LONDON COFFEE HOUSE, where the following morning,  he found himself in bed with the young woman who turned out to be a servant at the house. Maria Pike came into the room and asked for money for some drink for which he paid a shilling another shilling was requested soon after. He went downstairs and had food and drink and soon fell asleep. He was awakened by his wife and a lad he employed. His purse had held £3 10s, but it was then found to only contain 11s 3d.
Maria Pike was found guilty of theft and of making a living out of her servant, the young woman who also operated as a prostitute.