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Dr Butlers Head Tavern, 5 Masons Avenue, St Michael Bassishaw

Address sometimes formerly given as Butlers Head, Great Bell Alley, Moorgate, as in 1841 & 1851. A pub was first established here in 1610, with Dr Butler acquiring the site in 1616.  **

St Michael Bassishaw index

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Michael Bassishaw parish, City of London. The St Michael Bassishaw, City of London Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Ye Olde Dr Butlers Head, Masons Avenue - in January 2007

Ye Olde Dr Butlers Head, Masons Avenue - in January 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1616/Dr William Butler/../../../.. **

1839/Samuel Rutter/../../../Pigots Directory **

1841/S Rutter/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Fred Divers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Chas Cowney/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Charles Cowney/Licensed Victualler, Widow/68/Hampton, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Eliza F Cowney/Daughter/40/East Sheen, Surrey/Census
1881/Elizabeth Cowney/Sister/65/Hampton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Carter/Friend/74/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane M Byrne/Housekeeper, Widow/40/Cheltenham, Gloucester/Census

1882/Chas Cowney/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Charles Cowney/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


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