The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!


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Royal Arms, 37 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire

Gosport pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampshire . The Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.


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The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1859/Thomas Willis/../../../Hampshire Directory ****

1861/Mary Ann Wills/Brewers Wife/44/Harberton, Devon/Census ****
1861/Mary Ann J Wills/Daughter, Barmaid/17/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1861/Thomas D Wills/Son/15/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1861/James A Wills/Son/12/Portsea, Hampshire/Census
1861/William J E Wills/Son/10/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1861/Joshua E Wills/Son/7/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1861/Ralph R B R Wills/Son/2/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1861/Elizabeth Dadds/Visitor, Milliner/48/Harberton, Devon/Census
1861/Mary Ann Dadds/Visitor, Milliners Assistant/25/St Peters Port, Guernesy/Census

1865/George Tribe/wine and spirit merchant and brewer, Royal Arms Tavern, Stoke road/../../Harrods Directory ****

1875/George Tribe/Royal Arms, & brewer & wine & spirit merchant, Stoke road/../../Post Office Directory ****

1885/John Halcombe Cooper/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1889/John Halcombe Cooper/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1891/John Halcombe Cooper/Licensed Victualler/62/Hartley Row, Hampshire/Census ****
1891/Lavinia Cooper/Wife/62/Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire/Census
1891/Clara E Alderton/Niece/25/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Harry A Alderton/Nephew, Drapes Assistant/29//Census
1891/May Alderton/Grand Niece/11 months/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1891/Katherine W Rollston/General Servant/15/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census

1895/John Halcombe Cooper/& pottery merchant/../../Kellys Directory ****

1898/John Halcombe Cooper/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/James Edmund Smith/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/Jas Edmund Smith/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/Walt E Bracey/../../../Kellys Directory ****



**** Provided By Kevan


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