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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Prince Albert, 5 Upper St Martins Lane, St Annes, Soho

This address is the Grapes in 1839

Soho index

Demolished by 1955, the site is now occupied by Thorn (now Orion) House, 1957-1959, by Basil Spence. **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Soho - in London. The Soho,  London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.


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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.

1839/David Steers/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Dent & Langridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****

December 1848/George John Graham, official assignee of William Wilson, the younger/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

December 1848/Thomas Peacock/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1851/Thomas Peacock/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1856/Wm Fielder/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Wm West/../../../Post Office Directory ****

I was doing some searching for some of my ancestors on The Old Bailey site and I found that my great great grandfather James Henry Carthew had the Prince Albert pub in the years 1868-1872.
By 1881 he had moved to The Old Parr's Head at Hammersmith. *

23/11/1868/James Henry Carthew/../../../Old Bailey Online case *

1871/James Henry Carthew/Victualler/28/Knightsbridge/Census
1871/Harriett Carthew/Wife/23/Margate, Kent/Census
1871/Matilda Elizabeth Woodrow/Barmaid/21/Davenham, Norfolk/Census
1871/Eleanor Moore/Servant/32/City London/Census
1871/Hanry Hart/Servant/39/Kent/Census

08/1/1872/James Henry Carthew/../../../Old Bailey Online case *

1881/Stephen Dutnull/Licensed Victualler/46/Kent/Census ****
1881/Eliza Dutnull/Wife/42/Aberdeen/Census
1881/Clara Dutnull/Daughter/14/Marylebone/Census
1881/Flora Dutnull/Daughter/12/Lancashire/Census
1881/Margaret Dutnull/Daughter/10/Lancashire/Census
1881/Ada Dutnull/Daughter/8/Lancashire/Census
1881/Elizabeth Dutnull/Daughter/19 months/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Mcpherson/General Servant/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Foreman/Lodger, Groom/45/Hynham/Census

1882/Stephen Dutneall/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/S Dutneall/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Barrow & Grimes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

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

1899/Isaac Solomon Parker/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Solomon Parker/Licensed Victualler/44/Spitalfields, London/Census ****
1901/Miriam Parker/Wife/43/Russia, British subject/Census
1901/Rebecca Parker/Daughter/17/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Hannah Parker/Daughter/16/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Emanuel Parker/Son/14/Bow, London/Census
1901/Moses Parker/Son/7/Bow, London/Census
1901/Annie Guy/Cook/30/London/Census
1901/Louisa Anger/General Servant/21/London/Census
1901/W Brandt/Potman Barman/25/London/Census
1901/J Gilbert/Masons Labourer/50/London/Census
1901/J Beattie/Boarder, Horse Dealer/37/Scotland/Census
1901/R Malcom/Boarder, Horse Dealer/37/Scotland/Census
1901/R Stenhouse/Boarder, Horse Dealer/30/Scotland/Census

1910/Richard Bainbridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Chas Cullinane/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Mrs K O Alcock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Mrs Eliz Defries/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Mrs Eliz Defries/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Provided by  Dave Whitmore

** Provided By Tris

**** Provided by Kevan


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And Last updated on: Saturday, 04-Apr-2015 13:58:12 BST