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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.

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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