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Duke of Clarence, 186 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe SE16

At 302 Rotherhithe Street in 1869 & earlier

Rotherhithe index

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Rotherhithe, Surrey, London. The Rotherhithe, Surrey , London 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.

1841/Joseph Towers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/James Pilon/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1856/Jeremiah Pilon/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/George Butcher/Licensed Victualler/38/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth Butcher/Wife/35/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/George Butcher/Daughter/1/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Phoebe Pilon/Step Daughter/14/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Harriet Donaghue/Barmaid/25/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizh Macklesham/General Servant/21/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Banks/General Servant/22/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Dysten/General Servant/17/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census

In the 1871 census at the Pelham Arms, the publican was Charles William Grattan Bill. He was the brother of Elizabeth Butcher who inherited the Duke of Clarence, 186 Rotherhithe Street, from her first husband Jeremiah Pilon. She is my Great Great Grandmother, and married George Butcher in 1859, after the death of Jeremiah. ***

As far as I can see most of my ancestors were licensed victuallers in London from 1841 ( census ). Mary Bill was publican at the Prince of Wales in Birton Street, Lambeth. ***

1869/George Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/George Butcher/Licensed Victualler/46/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census ***
1871/Elizabeth Butcher/Wife/45/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/George F Butcher/Son/11/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Lucy Butcher/Daughter/8/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Fredk Butcher/Son/6/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Emma Timothy/Barmaid/25/Westminster/Census
1871/Elizth M?/General Servant/20/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Sarah Devoas/../19/../Census

1881/George Butcher/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census ****
1881/Geo F Butcher/Son, Clerk/21/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Lucy Butcher/Daughter/18/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Fredk Butcher/Son/16/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Sarah L Watts/Barmaid/34/Shoreditch/Census
1881/Jane Jones/Cook/20/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census

1882/Geo Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/George Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/George Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/George Butcher/Victualler, Widow/68/Rotherhithe, London/Census ****
1891/Frederick Butcher/Son/26Rotherhithe, London//Census
1891/Sarah Ellen Butcher/Daughter/24/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1891/Ada Bennett/Visitor/14/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1891/Cicley Butcher/Daughter/10 months/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1891/Matilda Annie Thompson/Barmaid/22/Cambridge Heath, Middlesex/Census

1895/George Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/George Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/George Butcher/Licensed Victualler, Widow/78/Rotherhithe, London/Census ****
1901/Frederick Butcher/Son, Licensed Victualler/36/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1901/Sarah Butcher/Daughter in Law/34/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1901/Ciccly Butcher/Grand Daughter/10/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1901/Alice Butcher/General Servant/32/Bow, London/Census
1901/Alice Gertrude Butcher/Barmaid/21/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1910/Albert Harrison/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Charles Gould/Licensed Victualler/48/Bromley, Kent/Census ****
1911/Alice Amelia Gould/Wife, Assistant/37/Selchester near Croydon, Surrey/Census
1911/Irene Vera Gould/Daughter/3 years 6 months/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1911/Harold Charles Gould/Son/14 months/Rotherhithe/Census
1911/Albert Edward Smith/Assistant/24/Forest Hill/Census

1915/George Frederick Lewin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Arthur Wm Lambert/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Edward W Morgan/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Geo Jas & Mrs Florence Harvey/../../../Post Office Directory ****


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**** Provided By Kevan


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