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Sampson and Lion, Butcher Row, East Smithfield

The Ship from 1733, and the renamed Sampson and Lion would have been demolished around 1828 for the St Katherine Dock Improvement

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Strong Man Lodge meets at the Ship Coffee house, near the Hermitage Bridge, London in 1733

Record 68, Sampson and the Lion, East Smithfield, late the Ship at ye Hermitage Feb 17 1734/../List Of Masonic Lodges 1756- 69.

Strong Man Lodge meets at the Samson and Lion, East Smithfield, London in 1751

1805/William Harram, Sampson and Lion, Butcher row, East Smithfield/../../Holdens Directory

1809/Thomas Castle, victualler, Sampson & Lion, Butcher row, East Smithfield/../../Holdens Directory

25 November 1813/Insured: Joseph Francis of Sampson and Lion, Butcher Row, East Smithfield, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

Morning Advertiser 24 October 1823 - Lambeth street.
Yesterday an information was heard before Sir Daniel Williams, charging John Bates, landlord of the Sampson and Lion, Butcher Row, East Smithfield, with selling ale and beer without a licence, contrary to the Act of the 35th of George III cap 113. It appeared that the licence for this house was granted to a person named Newton, and he could not be found. A Mr Collins stated that he was one of the sureties for the fulfilment of the conditions of the licence for Newton, but he knew nothing of Bates, who himself acknowledged that he was the landlord.
The service of the summons was proved. Forster (of this office) stated, that about eleven o'clock on he night of the 11th, he went to the Sampson and Lion with two other officers, and they all had some liquor, for which they paid Mrs Bates, the landlady.
William Hurn stated, that he owed Bates 2 pounds 11 shilling and 4 pence for liquors, for which Bates sued him; he always understood Bates to be the landlord during the three years he has known him; he never saw a person named Newton as landlord there, nor any other person.
Sir Daniel Williams said the defendant did not choose to attend, however the case was proved, and convicted him in the full penalty of 20 shillings.

Morning Advertiser 02 August 1825 - Auction, this day, August 2, on the Premises, No 30 Butcher row, East Smithfield, next door to the Sampson and Lion.

London Courier and Evening Gazette 20 January 1827
Bates v St Katharine Dock Company.
The claimant was the leaseholder and occupier of the Sampson and Lion public house, in Butcher row, East Smithfield, which premises are required for the purposes of the St Katharine Dock Act, and had demanded from the Dock Company, 1542 pounds for goodwill, 494 pounds for leasehold interest and 200 pounds for furniture and fixtures, altogether 2236 pounds.
Evidence was produced to establish the claim, and it was endeavoured to be shewn that the profits derived by Mr Bates, during one year amounted to 858 pounds, which, at two years purchase, amounted to 1716 pounds.
A Mr Kelly was called to prove the value of the leasehold interest to be 252 pounds, and the value of the fixtures at 200 pounds, together 452 pounds, making in the whole a sum of 2168 pounds.
On the part of the Dock company it was proved, that the house was deprived of its licencse for irregularity of conduct, and that Mr Bates circumstances were such, as to negative the profitable trade alleged to be carried on.
Verdict 440 pounds, being 1796 pounds less than demanded.

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