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date: 25 August 2019

Urwin, William [Will]locked

(d. 1695)
  • Brian Cowan


Urwin, William [Will] (d. 1695), coffee-house keeper, is of unknown parentage, and nothing is known of his early life or education. At an unknown date he opened a coffee house which subsequently became the most famous in London of its time. It was well established as early as February 1664, when ...

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S. Pepys, ed. R. Latham & W. Matthews, 11 vols. (1970–83); repr. (1995); repr. (2000)