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Portsmouth pubs history index
Originally the North Country Tavern later the Jolly Sailor and renamed the Coal Exchange by 1857. Now merged with the Union Tavern. **
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.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Jolly Sailor :
1852/Sarah Sargeant/../../../Slaterís Directory **
1855/Miss Mary Ann Blechyenden/../../../Post Office Directory ****
Coal Exchange :
1865/Miss Bench/../../../Harrods Directory ****
1872/John Hill/../../../London Gazette, 18 June 1872 **
1874/John Hill/../../../London Gazette, 5 May 1874 **
1875/Mrs Sarah Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1878/Mrs Sarah Richardson/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1881/Sarah Richardson/Licensed Victualler, Widow/65/Gosport, Hampshire/Census ****
1881/Henry E Richardson/Son, Royal Naval Pensioner/40/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Eliza Brewster/Sister/63/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1881/George Camp/Lodger, Working On Floating Bridge (Labourer Dock)/41/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1885/Mrs Sarah Richardson/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1889/Mrs Harriett Richards/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1898/Reuben Parker/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1911/Henry Fain/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1920/Henry Fain/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1927/Chas W Tarrant/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1931/Charles William Tarrant / Licensed Victualler & Caterer /../../London Gazette, 26 May 1931 **
** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** Provided By Kevan