UK pub history and historical Street directory

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Royal Oak, 22 Longport Street, Canterbury

Canterbury pub index

St Paul, Canterbury

Directory of Pubs in the UK,  historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Canterbury, Kent . The Canterbury,  Kent 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.

1828-9/John Ottaway/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1832-4/John Ottaway/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1840/John Ottaway/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1858/Joseph Guest/../../../Melvilles Directory ****

1862/J Filmer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1867/J May/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Henry Attwood/Publican/43/Bridge, Kent/Census ****
1871/Sarah Attwood/Wife/38/Littlebourne, Kent/Census
1871/Sarah West/Mother in Law, Monthly Nurse, widow/59/Kingstone, Kent/Census
1871/James Brown/Boarder, Labourer/52/Chatham, Kent/Census

1874/Henry Attwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Robert Butcher/Licensed Victualler/45/Sutton, Wiltshire/Census ****
1881/Annie S Butcher/Wife/44/Fordington, Dorset/Census
1881/Annie B Butcher/Daughter/16/Sundridge, Kent/Census
1881/Selina K Butcher/Daughter/13/Sundridge, Kent/Census
1881/Robert H Butcher/Son/10/Sundridge, Kent/Census
1881/Florence E Butcher/Daughter/8/Sundridge, Kent/Census
1881/Ada L Butcher/Daughter/5/Southboro, Kent/Census
1881/Frederick W Drury/Boarder, Land Agents Clerk/24/Dunkirk, Kent/Census

1882/Osborne John Masters/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William John Newport/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1903/William Jn Newport/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1913/Stephen Belsey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Stephen Belsey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Ebenezer Wm Mann/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Albert Allder/../../../Post Office Directory ****


**** Provided By Kevan


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