Friday, February 26, 2010

Rosetta Stabler and her Eating House

Rosetta Stabler arrived on the Glatton as a free person - her husband was a convict on the same ship.

SG Sunday 26 June 1803
At the House formerly occupied by Michael Knowland, near the New Windmill, on the Rocks.
ROSETTA STABLER respectfully acquaints the Public that she prepares Boiled Mutton and Broths every day at 1 o'clock, and a Joint of Meat Roasted always ready at One, which, from its quality and mode of serving, she flatters herself will attract the Norice of the Public. Visitors from remote Settlements, Mariners, &c. will find a convenient Accommodation at a moderate expence, and every exertion will be made to render satisfaction.

SG 24 July 1803
New Eating and Chop House.
BEGS leave to acquaint the Public that she has Removed in to PITT's ROW, next door to Yorkshire Grey ; where she continues to Sell Dressed Victuals at the same reasonable prices as usual ; and respectfully solicits the Notice of the Public. Tea and Coffee made.

SG Sunday 25 December 1803
Eating House in Pitts-Row, BEGS Leave to acquaint the Public, that he has ??? in a Stock of ??? Strong BEER, which has had news of superior strength and quality, for the supply of his customers. NB And ORDINARY THIS DAY at One o'Clock, 18 d. per head. Plates or Dishes sent out on the most reasonable terms.

SG Sunday  8 April 1804
ROSETTA STABLER respectfully begs leave to acquaint the PUBLIC that she has REMOVED to Mr. MOORE's HOUSE nearly opposite the Hospital Wharf, where she intends to dress Victuals as usual. An Ordinary on Sundays, and every day in the Week during the Winter Season. Mutton and Pork Pies at 18d. and 2s. each. Tea and Breakfast at any hour, and Draft and Bottled Beer sold as usual.

This is the last advertisement I could find for her Eating house - three moves in just under a year.

1806 General Muster
Rosetta Stabler, Ship: Glatton, How employed: wife, CF (Came Free), living with W Stabler.

Her husband William was in trouble in 1806:

SG Sunday 22 June 1806
William Stabler was yesterday brought before a Bench of Magistrates and ordered to Castle Hill, for harbouring two seamen, deserters from the Aurora south whaler, in disobedience of a General Order issued the 22d of September 1804 ; the penalties attached to which offence are described in the Abridgment of General Orders lately published, under the head " Apprentices and "Deserters."    

Rosetta died in 1810, buried at St. Matthew's Church of England at Windsor. Her husband must have re-married as he advertised that he and his wife were sailing for England in 1823.

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