Daniel Rawlinson

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Daniel Rawlinson (died 1679), of Graythwaite and London, was a vintner in London, where he kept the Mitre Tavern on Fenchurch Street.[1][2]

He was educated at Hawkshead Grammar School.[citation needed]

He was a friend of Samuel Pepys and is mentioned a number of times in Pepys' famous diary.[1] According to a letter from Dr. Richard Rawlinson to Tom Herne, an antiquary at Oxford, he seems to have been a staunch royalist: "The Whiggs [sic] tell this, that upon the king's [Charles I] murder, January 30th, 1649, he hung his signe [sic] in mourning".[2] His wife Margaret died in 1666 of plague and his business burned down in the Great Fire of that year.[1][2] He later rebuilt the Mitre.[2] His son Thomas Rawlinson became Lord Mayor of London in 1705, and his grandsons include Thomas Rawlinson and Richard Rawlinson,[2] the latter a great benefactor to the Bodleian Library.


  1. ^ a b c "Daniel Rawlinson (Biographical details)". British Museum.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pepys, Samuel (1896). The Diary of Samuel Pepys ... G. Bell and sons. p. 174. Retrieved 24 February 2018.