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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Swan, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire

London Colney pub history index

The White Swan in 1861 and 1871 census

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

Swan, London Colney - licensee T Wright

Swan, London Colney - licensee T Wright

Kindly provided by Peter Wonnacott


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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.

1861/John Dickenson/Publican & Shoemaker/80/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census ****
1861/Jane Dickenson/Wife/68/New Haven, Sussex/Census
1861/Jenet Feast/Daughter/30/Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Edward Feast/Visitor, Retied Dyer/60/New Haven, Sussex/Census
1861/William Costin/Boarder, Cattle Dealer/34/Colney, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Thomas Timberlake/Boarder, Servant/20/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census

1871/Alexander Roxbrough/Publican/54/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Elizabeth Roxbrough/Wife/52/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah A Roxbrough/Daughter, Housemaid/15/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Roxbrough/Son/10/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Collins/Boarder, Retired Grocer/49/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Richard Freeman/Lodger, Ag Labourer/40/Hertfordshire/Census

1881/George Maynard/Publican/38/Theydon Bois, Essex/Census ****
1881/Esther Maynard/Wife/36/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Edith J Maynard/Daughter/11/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Maynard/Daughter/10/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Charles F Maynard/Son/7/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/George E Maynard/Son/4/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Annie L Maynard/Daughter/2/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Henry S Maynard/Son/1/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Isaac Hughes/Boarder, Farm Servant, widow/71/Charnden, Buckingham/Census
1881/Henry Ford/Boarder, Groom, widow/49/Wareham, Dorset/Census
1881/Arthur Field/Boarder, Groom, widow/47/St Albans, Hertford/Census

1882/George Maynard/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Benjamin Looker/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1890/Benjamin Looker/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Benjamin Looker/Licensed Victualler/60/Islington, London/Census ****
1891/Elizabeth Looker/Wife/47/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1891/Elizabeth M A Looker/Daughter/13/City, London/Census
1891/Florence Looker/Daughter/12/City, London/Census
1891/Annie Looker/Daughter/10/City, London/Census
1891/Rhoda Atkins/General Servant/14/Shenley, Herts/Census
1891/William Winch/Ostler/17/St Albans, Herts/Census

1912/Robert Abbey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Mrs G Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1926/Mrs G Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1929/Reginald Hy Blissett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1933/Reginald Hy Blissett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1937/Hugh Edward Sanders/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


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