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Alma, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe

Built in 1860. At Church Road in 1881 census, then by the 1901 census the entry is listed at Alma cottages, and subsequent census entries mention being at the back of the Alma. By 1911, the address is at 26 High Street.

Swanscombe pub history index

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

Alma, Galley Hill, Swanscombe - in May 2013

Alma, Galley Hill, Swanscombe - in May 2013

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris


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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.

1881/William Ludlow/Publican/48/Darenth, Kent/Census ****
1881/Ellen Ludlow/Wife/44/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1881/Walter Ludlow/Son/12/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1881/Ethel Ludlow/Daughter/8/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1881/Horace Ludlow/Son/7/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1881/William Ludlow/Son/4/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1881/Mary Pinson/Mother, Widow/77/Southfleet, Kent/Census
1881/Arthur Byhurst/Boarder, Cooper/20/Dartford, Kent/Census
1881/Clara Byhurst/General Servant/15/Stone, Kent/Census

1891/Chas Addison/Beer House Keeper/32/Southampton, Hants/Census ****
1891/Emma Addison/Wife/20/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Edith Addison/Daughter/6/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Bertha Addison/Daughter/4/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/George Addison/Son/5 months/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Annie Buxton/General Servant/16/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Frank Roe/Lodger, Clerk/23/Wells, Somerset/Census

My grandmother, Maude Brooker, was born Jan 28, 1899 at The Alma, Galley Hill, Swanscombe. Her fathers name was "Walter Charles Brooker", and her Mother's name was Mary Ann Brooker - the certificate lists father's occupation as Beerhouse Keeper.  By 1901, the family is now running the Plough, Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, rather than his father in 1891. ***

Charles Brooker, the father of Walter Charles is at the Plough in 1891, the Hope, Creek in 1881, and at the Rose, Wood Street in 1871 ***

1899/Walter Charles Brooker/Beerhouse Keeper/../../Birth Certificate ***

1901/Nathan Bobby/Beerhouse Keeper/49/Suffolk/Census ****
1901/Jane Bobby/Wife/42/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/John Bobby/Son, Bricklayers Labourer/20/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Frederick Bobby/Son, Cement Labourer/17/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Nathan G Bobby/Son, Cement Labourer/15/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Alice Bobby/Daughter/14/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Ellen J Bobby/Daughter/13/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/William Bobby/Son/11/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Leonard Bobby/Son/9/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Herbert C Bobby/Son/8/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Harry Bobby/Son/7/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Arthur J Bobby/Son/4/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1901/Clara Bobby/Daughter/1/Swanscombe, Kent/Census

1903/Nathan Bobby/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Jane Bobby/Beer House, Widow/52/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth Bobby/Daughyter, Assistant/28/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Frederick Bobby/Son, Labourer/27/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Nathan George Bobby/Son, Assistant/25/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/William Bobby/Son, Labourer/21/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Leonard James Bobby/Son, Labourer/20/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Herbert Charles Bobby/Son, Labourer/18/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Harry Bobby/Son, Labourer/17/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Arthur James Bobby/Son/14/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Clara Bobby/Daughyter/11/Swanscombe, Kent/Census
1911/Florence May Bobby/Grand Daughyter/8/Swanscombe, Kent/Census

1913/Mrs Jane Bobby/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****



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